I have been praying to God throughout our building process for guidance with the many decisions we have had to make. I have also prayed that my family and I will put God first in our new home. So when I recently read in “Atlanta Homes Magazine” about what Monica Pearson had done when she was building her home, I knew I wanted to do the same thing. Monica Pearson and her builder, John Ruben Caillero, wrote little Bible verses on the wood beams in the house. So behind every wall in the house is a Bible verse. She said she felt like “from the beginning her house was built on sacred, blessed ground”.
After reading this, I rushed over to the house to incorporate this into our new home before we were too far along in the building process. I wrote on the walls, floor, and wood countertops (before the installation of the actual countertops, of course).
Here are some of the short Bible verses/prayers that I have written into the “hidden spaces” of our new home.
God of mercy,God of graceBe pleased to bless This dwelling place.May peace and kindly deedsBe found;May gratitude & loveAbound.
With God all things are possible. – Matthew 19:26
Lord, we thank you for blessings and abundance.
For health and food,For love and friends,For everythingThy goodness sends,Father in Heaven,We thank thee.
The Lord is goodto those who wait for Him,to the person who seeks Him. – Lamentations 3:25
Seek the Lord and His strength:Seek His face continually. Psalm 105:4
A good name is to be more desired than great wealth. – Proverbs 22:1
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. – James 4:8
I am hoping that we too will be surrounded by God’s blessings and love when we move into our new home.