I came across this verse in one of my quiet times with the Lord. The verses before were talking about teaching His commands…
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.Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:7-9.
It’s one of my favorite illustrations of teaching “the way of the Lord” to my kids. But it was this bit of the verse: write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, that got me inspired to make some scripture art.
I choose Deuteronomy 6:5, Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength, and then I combined it with the old adage: “Lord Bless our home.” I love the idea of having scripture on my walls to “impress it on our heart and the heart of our children.”
I do believe in the power of God’s word, and having it on our walls is cool way to bring some light into the home…plus it’s so fun to get creative!
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and
marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
I also believe in being intentional about what we have in our home, and protecting it from the unnecessary and harmful. What better way to practice this than by putting God’s word that is active and alive on our walls that’s for the benefit for our family?
Here’s what I came up with.
(It’s inspired from the ever popular chalkboard art.)
For the canvases that read:”Lord Bless Our Home” I free-handed the phrase with chalk, then I went over it with craft white paint and with the smallest paint brush I had.
For the scripture canvas: I used grey carbon paper (I found mine at Michael’s by Martha Stewart), and copied the font onto the canvas with the scripture on it. I filled in the lines very carefully with white craft paint using a fine paint brush.
Before all of this, I painted the three canvases with chalkboard paint. I later added “banners” and “lights” using chalk. Or, in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, I drew the patterned background with chalk after I finished painting the letters.
Super easy, and super fun!