"Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever."
~ II Samuel 7:29
Earlier in the week I showed you just a few of the scriptures that we wrote on the main floor of Jonathan's house that he's building. Today I'll show you the scriptures we wrote on the upstairs hallways and rooms.
Of course, here comes the tricky part...I had to climb a very steep ladder to get up there to write! I had never climbed that ladder during any of this construction progress, so I had no clue what the upstairs looked like.
Well...Saturday was the day to be courageous! I had a goal--I had to write those verses for Jonathan! So up I went...ackk!
I began writing in the nursery with a verse found in 1st Corinthians, and it's the same verse a friend cross-stitched on a diaper bag for my nursery long ago...perfect, don't you think?:And another one for the nursery:While I was writing, everyone else was working. Here are Tom and Hannah nailing top plates upstairs: And Jonathan working downstairs:Here I am writing verses for the children's bedrooms: Upstairs hallway: I was looking forward to writing verses in the master bedroom, and I started with these two at the doorway leading into the suite:And a verse for wives just opposite the door frame above:I Corinthians 13: 4 - 7 ..."love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things."
This verse above is written on a master bedroom post below...great verses for husbands and wives about love:Hannah took on the big task of writing verses 10 - 31 of Proverbs 31 inside the master bedroom walk-in closet. How appropriate! Here are a couple of examples: And another: And the last two verses in that Proverb: There are so many more verses that are wonderful in the guest room, bathrooms, and master bedroom, but if I included them all this post would go on forever!
So I will end with I Peter 2:9 written over a doorway upstairs which says:
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light."
So...I've made a Pinterest board titled Write Them on the Doorposts of Thy House which includes all the verses at the house--many more upstairs and downstairs.
I hope you've enjoyed reading these latest posts about bathing a new house in scripture as much as I've enjoyed writing the verses.
"Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches." ~ Proverbs 24:3-4