Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no understanding of the Word of the Lord, the people do whatever they want to, but happy is he who keeps the law.”
There is no doubt about it – we mamas need God’s Word and we mamas need to know God’s Word and we mamas need to share God’s Word with our precious kiddos and build a foundation for our homes on His truth.
We have ‘Family Rules’ that are based on biblical principles, but I really wanted one specific verse, straight from Scripture, that I could use to continually remind my family about His heart for the four of us.
After some prayer, this verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 kept coming to my mind.
“Be joyful always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
No matter the situation, this verse is one that regularly comes up in conversation as our family learns to do life together.
When someone is whining or complaining about something, we say, “Be joyful always!”
When someone is anxious about something, we say, “Pray continually!”
And when someone is throwing a fit about a toy that broke or is sad about a bad day at school, we remember to, “Give thanks in ALL circumstances.”
I tell my kids that if they ever want to know what God wants them to do, then to remember our Family Verse.
Do you have a Family Verse? Something that you have found in God’s Word that expresses your heart for your family so clearly?
Maybe you are a family who is mission-minded. Your verse could be Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…”
Maybe you are a family who is committed to being kind and generous with your resources. Your verse could be Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Maybe your heart is that your kids would know the unshakeable power of His love. Your verse could be Romans 8:38, “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.“
Choosing a Family Verse casts vision for the ones you love. It teaches them how to filter life through the lens of the power of God’s Word – a gift we all need!
Several months ago, a little girl in our school was diagnosed with cancer. We were all devastated at the news and began begging God for creative ways to bless and serve her and her family.
My sweet friend, Katie, owner of The Makeshift Pearl (and a fellow teacher at the school where I work!), made Riley a gorgeous personalized Bible verse print. Katie had chosen a verse especially for Riley to encourage her through her season of cancer.
When I saw what Katie had made for Riley, I FLIPPED OUT. It was SO precious, so meaningful, and so stunning (you can see it HERE).
I guess I kind of made a BIG DEAL over Riley’s print and was not-so-subtle about how much I liked it, because the next thing I knew, Katie delivered a lovely brown-papered package into my hands and inside was a gorgeous print of my family’s verse.
I’m absolutely in LOVE with it. The colors, the simplicity, the beautiful details – it is truly perfection! I immediately placed it in a high-traffic spot in our living room so that there is no doubt what this family is all about!
Because Katie is SO amazing, she is offering not one, but TWO incredible opportunities for Happy Home Fairy readers!
The first is a 15% off coupon code for you to use at her shop, The Makeshift Pearl, to buy your own personalized Bible verse print for your family. You could even use it to buy a personalized Bible verse for your kids, too! Simply use the coupon code Fairy15 at checkout for your discount!
Second, Katie is offering to make a special, personalized Family Bible Verse print (like the one you see above) to giveaway to one of my readers!
I know, right?!!?!
Do you have a family Bible verse already picked out? Do you have a specific verse that you pray over your child? I want to hear about it!
Here is how to enter this AMAZING giveaway…
LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW SHARING WHAT VERSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO PICK AS YOUR FAMILY’S VERSE AND WHY.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (apologies to my sweet international readers). The giveaway will end at 11:59 pm on Friday, September 18 (EST). A winner will be selected shortly after (meaning the next day as I probably will be in bed at that time – ha!) and notified by e-mail.
I can’t wait to hear your verses!!
**And make sure to check out Katie’s shop, The Makeshift Pearl HERE and follow her on Instagram HERE.**
Happy Family Bible Verse-ing! 🙂