We are 10 days from closing on our Little House in the Hill. I am so excited, and I wanted to share with you all a little bit more about our journey with this house.
I’ll be sure to post more detailed pics when everything is done and we close. I already have ideas for fun little parties and seasonal decorations. ❤️ September through December is my absolute favorite time of year!! (If we lived in a haunted house. 😳)
For now I wanted to tell you about our house blessing. Apparently, a lot of people have their versions of this, but I had never heard of anyone doing a house blessing until a few years ago.
I like to follow a blog called Addison’s Wonderland. She does incredible things with color in her interior decorating which is amazing to me since I’m more of a white on white on white decorator. Addisonswonderland.com(This is her foyer. 😍 Her daughters’ rooms are unbelievable too.)
Anyway, I first got the idea from her. They completely gutted this home to remodel, and before hanging the drywall they wrote some scripture on the studs and had some close friends over to pray.
The minute we made the decision to build our Little House in the Hill I knew it was something we would do.
With new construction I had more time to think about it and my intent. Why did I want to bless this house?
I began to think about each room. What would we need from each room? What would be happening in that space? What kind of ammunition and power was I going to give it?
I believe in the power of scripture, so I began to plan it out.
(Yes, Afton has her shirt pulled up & is patting her belly.💜)Family Room: I wanted there to be fellowship and love in this room. I wanted people to feel welcomed here. I hoped our family would feel content in this space.
Entrance doors: For each door leading into the home from the outside, we placed a verse above the door referencing God’s protection.
Kitchen: I wanted this to be a room of thankfulness as well as fellowship. I also wanted to speak about the obvious- food! I found a great verse about God blessing our food and water and taking away our sickness. So…you will never get food poisoning from my kitchen! 😂 I also added one about love unifying us.
Master bedroom: Love and strength of marriage.
The Master bath was a continuation of the master bedroom: the true meaning of love. Wisdom. Forgiveness. Basically, everything you need in a marriage.
Afton: faith in God’s plan, unfailing love, reliance on the Holy Spirit.
Alexa: living without fear, a commitment to God and not the world. I knew she would be growing into a teenager in this room. Terrifying…😱
The girls’ bathroom: sing for joy! You are beautiful and perfect just the way God made you! Do not be anxious! Show people love! I think I ran through every scenario that a girl could have playing in her head as she got ready in her bathroom. Think about it!! A lot goes on in front of that mirror.
Playroom: Joy, fun, possibilities! I have already imagined all the laughs, imagination, and practice that this room will see. Even now when we check on the progress of the house, Alexa starts doing cartwheels in this room and Afton runs and jumps around saying “jump, jump, jump!”
I even put a couple in the laundry room. One about working for the Lord and the other about God’s word never fails. Trust me…I needed that encouragement to work with my heart in the laundry room!
I will include the verses for each room at the end of this post!
Each room had 4 verses (except the laundry room) and so we were able to write a verse on every wall of each room. With Chad, Alexa, and I all writing, we were able to finish pretty quickly!
I love that we all participated and especially for Alexa to have the experience of writing scripture into her own walls. I hope when she is older and tough times come, she will remember she is literally surrounded by God’s word in this house.
I felt like this post was perfect for this week because when we decided to do this months ago we were so short sighted. I hoped that the scripture in the walls would give us a feeling of security and hopefully a good vibe.
It is so much more!
It is powerful.
We unintentionally laid the foundation for our family to have a place of high ground in this spiritual battle that’s going on in the world. Believe me, I have felt the attack this last week.
Let’s be intentional!
Let us continue to find ways to weave the scripture into our life and our space.
“The valley of the shadow of death holds no darkness for the child of God. There must be light, else there could be no shadow. Jesus is the light. He has overcome death.” – Dwight L Moody
Scripture Room by Room:
- “Now there is great gain in godliness with no contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.” 1 Timothy 6:6-8
- “Be imitators of me, as I am Christ.” 1 Cor.11:1
- “Don’t act out of selfish ambition or be conceited. Instead, humbly think of others as being better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3
- “We Love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
- “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” Thess. 3:3
- “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.” Psalm 5:11
- “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;” Psalm 34:19
- “Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:9
- “The Lord will work out his plans for my life – for your faithful Love, O Lord, endures forever.” Psalm 138:8
- “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30
- “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
- “Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this.” 1Thessalonians 5:18
- “Give thanks to the Lord because he is good, because his mercy endures forever. Give thanks to the God of God’s because his mercy endures forever.” Psalm 136:1&2
- “Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you…” Exodus 23:25
- “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Col. 3:14
- “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Col. 3:23
- “For no word from God will ever fail.” Luke 1:37
- “He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need & prayed to God regularly.” Acts 10:2
- “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Col. 3:13
- “Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Cor. 13:4-7
- “Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things out of your law.” Psalm 119:18
- “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust, I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” Psalm 56:3&4
- “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.” Psalm 37:5
- “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” 1 John 2:15
- “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.” Psalm 139:1
- “The spirit also comes to help us, weak as we are. For we do not know how we ought to pray; the spirit Himself pleads with God for us in groans that cannot express.” Romans 8:26
- “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5&6
- “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
- “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” Psalm 143:8
- “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 149:14
- “Do everything in love.” 1 Cor. 16:14
- “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought Joy to my soul.” Psalm 94:19
- “Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.” Isaiah 12:6
- “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Phil. 4:13
- “Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.” Psalm 47:1
- “The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.” Prov. 10:28
- “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13