In my next three posts I am sharing this writing space with three amazing women, fellow sisters in Christ. These women, all uniquely gifted, share the role of leading my bible study small group each week.
For our first meeting in February, I had the privilege of welcoming them into our home along with the rest of my small group. A beautiful mix of women who take me as I am and speak truth and grace into this messy, joy-filled season of mothering.
We came together to fellowship and to share a special time of praying blessing over our home and family as well as my neighbor Maria’s home. Maria is a part of my small group and recently moved in next door with her husband and young son. Her family moving next door yet another way we have experienced God’s provisions for our family. We are very fortunate to have such amazing neighbors and friends.
All three small group leaders wrote uniquely beautiful, heartfelt blessings for our homes. I am devoting a full post for each blessing because I believe that each one stands alone and deserves it’s own space and time, to pause and reflect.
My prayer is that these life-giving words hold the potential to reach into the heart and home. Bringing forth hope and healing. Painting a clear vision for a home where Jesus is the center, His light illuminating bright for all to see.
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” Matthew 5:14-15 NIV
Written by Nancy Williams. Always ready with encouragement. A gifted small group leader.
The Lord blesses the home of the righteous.” Proverbs 3:33b
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7
May God cover this home with His Divine Care.
May depression and illness be kept away and laughter be brought in daily.
That evil thoughts or ideas be turned away at the door,
and only creative, loving thoughts and ideas remain.
Christian growth would be a daily activity for mom, dad and each child.
May each person calling this house home grow to his and her fullest potential,
serving God always.
May this place be safe at all times; safe for tears and fears to be expressed;
safe for new ideas; safe for friends to gather.
May this home be a beacon to the neighborhood, drawing the neighbors to see God at work.
May this home be a testimony to how beautiful and real a family can be with God at the center.
All in Jesus Name, Amen.
A blessing is a thing conducive to happiness. A blessing can ask for divine care over something; a wish for prosperity and success; anything that creates happiness.”
“A home is one’s residence, the social unity created by a family living together; a congenial environment; a place of origin; the seat of domestic life and interest.”
Home is the sacred refuge of our life.”, Dryden