If you’re new around here, you’ll notice that my husband and I are in the process of building our house. I wanted to share this step in the journey for us, because afterwards we realized how important it was to us. Choosing bible verses for our home meant SO much more than we could have ever imagined.
I don’t normally like to talk about religion on my blog. I want everyone to feel like they’re welcome regardless of their beliefs. However, you can consider this post a special occasion.
Taylor and I are Christians who want to raise our kids in the same manner. We’re naturally both very open minded people, but still strong in our faith. Neither of us underestimate the power of what God and his army can provide.
We also want our home to be a safe haven for our kids. We want it to be a place where they can come reset, feel safe, and learn to be their best.
And to answer your question.. No, we don’t have kids yet. However, we still chose these bible verses for our home based on a family. The plan is to have our own in the future, and this is the chance to prep our home likewise.
Therefore we’ve done two things in our home we’re building –
how we’re building a christian home:
- We put a bible in the ground before the foundation was poured. We figured if we wanted to build a foundation built on Christian values, we should do that both figuratively and literally. So that’s what we did. Not everything at home will always be perfect – or anywhere near it for that matter. We’re all human. But this bible in the ground will always be our reminder that this is how our house will be run – according to God’s word.
- Once the framing went up, we wrote bible verses in the rooms. We chose specific verses for each room and wrote them in Sharpie on the framing. We literally did this as we were on our way moving out of town (click here to see the post about why we moved even before our house was done). There were our “goals” and intentions we wanted to set for how we’ll use each room, and how we can strive to live out God’s word.
BIBLE VERSES ROOM BY ROOM:
FOR THE HOME Entryway:
“You will be blessed when you go in and blessed when you go out” – Deuteronomy 28:6.
This is a simple one. However, we want anyone that comes into our home to feel welcome and safe. We want it to be a place where people do not feel tense, nor out of place.
Better yet, have you ever walked into a home and gotten a strange “feeling”? For example, in a vacation home that hasn’t been occupied in six months, the room can feel “stale”. On the contrary, maybe you’ve walked into a home that has been freshly cleaned with the aromatherapy candle burning. In that case, you’re probably going to feel good about what you’re walking into.
In that same type of way, we want anyone that walks in the door to feel welcome and safe.
Hallway bible verse FOR THE HOME:
“For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope”. – Jeremiah 29:11
Simply put – it’s our prayer and reminder that God has everything under control. We can cast away our anxieties because God has got this. No matter what problems we have, we can turn to him and he will guide us. This bible verse for our home was a basic one, but one that was extremely important for s to have.
It’s a bible verse that we’ll pass by daily heading to our master bedroom. As we remember this verse, we can cast away our anxieties and renew our trust in God.
The Stair room bible verse for our home:
First off, If you’re wondering what the stair room is, click here to read my entire blog post about it.
“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
To us, this room is a special one. It’s one that will have many different uses. It’ll be the place our family opens up Christmas gifts, the place where we will spend time with guests, and the place where we’ll be able to play games with our kids.
The Bible Verse’s Meaning Broken Down:
Here’s the meaning behind it as described by Chuck Swindoll, a pastor in Dallas-Fort Worth:
“Through wisdom a house is built” – “Wisdom” meaning seeing with discernment (or the ability to judge well). So it means when you choose to ignore the small petty details, and focus instead on the bigger picture. This way, you will build a stronger foundation.
“By understanding it is established” is referring to how you respond with insight (in which you should respond with understanding).
“By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches” – Knowledge in this context is referring to perception, and even sympathy that comes with learning and understanding people.
When it’s talking about “precious and pleasant riches“, it isn’t referring to actual physical things of the world. Instead it’s referring to a referring to the ability of a relationship (or family) to strengthen, grow in their love for one another, and weather any storm.
So what this entire verse is really saying is that as you continue to get to know your spouse (or family members) better, learn not to nitpick, keep your eye on the bigger picture, and lean in with perception and sympathy… your understanding of one another will lead you to having an even stronger family bond that is unbreakable.
We thought this verse was perfect for us. This room is the center of the house, it’s open, and will have a lot of uses for us. We knew it’d be a room to make memories, and to grow our relationships within our family.
Likewise, Taylor and I have worked to build a strong marital foundation – and we know that whatever storm is thrown our way, we are strong enough to withstand it. So it’s okay if people judge us for this house – we still know that this house is right for us. This is still going to be a space for us in which our family bond will grow stronger every day.
Living Room bible verse:
“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” – John 24:15
This one is pretty self explanatory. Seeing that the living room is typically one of the main places of living, we felt like it was an important verse to have and this was the right place for it. This is our declaration that we are a house that serves God, and it always will be.
Master Bedroom bible verse:
“Two people are better off than one. For they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back to back and conquer.” – Ecc 4: 9-12
This verse simply put means two are stronger than one.
Let me add – if you’re single, please don’t take this the wrong way. I believe God has a plan for each one of us, and there’s a right time for everything as well. However, I also think that a marriage is truly a gift from God. It’s something that everyone should experience.
No matter what storm comes along in our marriage, it’s a reminder that together we are stronger, and we’ll always have each other’s back.
Kitchen bible verse:
“They broke bread together and ate together with glad and sincere hearts” – Acts 2:46
Today we live such busy lives (well, not during the Corona times.. but in every other “normal” time). We want our kitchen to be a place not only where we pick up some food and continue on with our day, but a place where we can eat together and enjoy our each others company.
(Future) Baby Room bible verse:
Let me just go ahead and say it now – no, we are not expecting. However, we wanted to go ahead and set aside a room for when we’re ready and that time comes that we do need it.
“You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly” – Proverbs 3:24
This to us is a verse that is both for our future child as well as for us. It brings about a sense of peace to ease our anxieties and our reminder that “hey, God’s got this”. When we can’t be in this room 24/7, God will send his angels to watch over. I personally really do believe in angels and really find peace in this message.
(Future) kids room verse for our house:
Our future kids room is also the room I’ll be setting up my office in. It’ll be awhile before a child uses this bedroom. However, we wanted to gear the verse towards a child since that’s much more important to us.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you’re young, but instead, set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” – I Timothy 4:12
We’ve all experienced those times when you’re young, and people don’t always take you seriously. However, we never want that idea or kind of behavior to hold back our kids. Taylor and I don’t want them to feel like they have to wait until there eighteen to start doing great things in this world.
We want to teach our kids that the kind of example you set – whether young or old – says so much more about you as a person than your age. Most importantly, we want them to dream big and ignore the naysayers. Kids, too, can change the world.
Guest bedroom bible verse:
“Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it” – Hebrews 13:2
We live in a world where we’re always trying to achieve and “get more done”. However, don’t forget to be hospitable and enjoy time with guests. Entertaining guests is a chance to enjoy life with other people and create memorable moments. Even more so, we should give back to others without wanting anything out of it.
I also love this verse because it talks about angels. I think that angels are one of God’s greatest creations and I love that they are always watching over us.
BATHROOM bible verse:
“Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin” – Psalm 51:2
One time I heard a therapist tell her clients to “do things intentionally”. Acting intentionally is about setting your mindset to a clear goal.
The therapist even specifically talked about when you shower, you should mentally act as if you’re washing away your problems. When you step out, you can begin with a fresh start.
When I was choosing bible verses for the home, I thought this one was perfect. It’s our reminder and prayer that we can always cleanse ourselves of our sins and start fresh.
bible verse For the HOME Media Room:
“Love one another as I have loved you” John 13:34
We know that the media room will be a big hangout spot. Boys will play video games in here, girls will have sleepovers, and we’ll have our family movie nights in here. This will be a “fun” area of the house.
In being so, we also want it to be a place of love, kindness and respect. Of course, we’re realistic people – we know boys will fight, girls gossip, and siblings don’t always play nice. Things can’t always go to plan. However, if we make it our prayer for this room, our hope is that it will always lead us back to the life we should be leading – regardless of our mistakes and imperfections.
WRITING BIBLE VERSES OR NOT..
I realize not everyone is building and can physically put these bible verses on the walls of their home as they’re reading this.
However, there are many ways to incorporate these bible verses into the home -whether that be just through setting the intentions you want to set for your rooms or some family rules to live by. At the very least, I hope this allows you to think differently about your home.
In the end, this experience for us wasn’t so much as to “bless” our home as much as it was to set the goals and intentions for our home. So whether they’re written or not, these can still be applied in so many ways. If you have any other great bible verses for the home you’d love to share, make sure to drop them in the comments below. 🙂