I always like to start with something personal, so please bear it with me!
I must say I’m blessed to have been born into a Christian home and raised up by Christian parents. They led me to Christ when I was really young and since then they have encouraged me in my faith. But, now that I think about it, during my growing years with Christ, even my house played an important role. In fact, I’d like to share a small story of how our house – constructed merely with materials like brick and stone – was built with faith in God.
To begin with, I’d like to say that not all private house builders are corrupt, but there are many in this profession who are ready to use any ploys to make more profit. I’m telling this from a past experience. Back then, my parents hired a builder who smiled sweetly and quietly lied to our faces. He was the worst nightmare. He refused our ideas and covered up his mistakes (the list of defects was a very long one). At one point, he finished only 30 % of the construction work when we gave him more than 70 % of the money.
Building a home became a reality for us – a horrible reality – but we didn’t give up. Through prayers and fasts, we trusted the house’s project into God’s hands. Finally, one day, my mother got a revelation. And, if you are going through that any difficulties while your home is still in the construction phase, I’m going to ask you to do the same thing God told my mother to.
I’m sure you’ve heard of people writing their names, names of celebrities, swear words or famous quotes on the walls during construction. I want you to take this action further and write Biblical scriptures on the walls and frames of your house.
For the Entry Way
“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”
– From John 10:9
“You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.”
– From Deuteronomy 28:6
“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
– From Joshua 1:5
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
– From Proverbs 3: 5-6
“The Lord will protect you from danger; He will keep you safe. He will protect you as you come and go, now and forever.”
– From Psalms 121: 8
The Living Space
Even if you have a vague idea of where your living room is going to be, try to write all the following scriptures on the walls nearby.
“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.”
– From Corinthians 13:4-7
“My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.”
– From Isaiah 32:18
“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing.”
– From 2 Corinthians 12:10-11