On Saturday when I was getting ready for a birthday party as well as overnight company coming I was beginning to feel a bit stressed and cranky. I was working at getting the bedroom ready for the company and in came Mara whom I was about to be short with and send her off to get busy when she looked over at my desk and read aloud the above verse that I had hanging there. It really made me stop and think, is the attitude that I am having giving glory to God? I was so thankful that she came in and read it at that moment. It helped me to get my attitude adjusted.
I have enjoyed hanging verses up about the house so that we can be reminded of them day by day. It is fun to find ones that go along with the location in the house or just ones that inspire you. When I was a teenager I had a blast going through the book of Proverbs and finding verses that went with various places like by the phone having Proverbs 10:19 "When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise." and one about a dry crust by the toaster, etc. It was fun and also reminded all of us more of scripture. This could a good homeschool activity for using handwriting skills as well as other arts and crafts.
Beyond just having scripture in our homes we need to have it in our lives and in our hearts. We need to spend time reading it every day and spend time memorizing. We do try to work on memory work often but last night at the Singspiration at church I was inspired to memorize more when two of the men quoted the first chapter of James. The Bible is full of useful and life giving words, let's put them to use in our life!!