Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Building a Doll House: Rooms of the House – Chapter 4

NOTE: If you missed Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of Building a Doll House, you can find it in the column under "blog archive" to the right.

The doll house plans were coming along splendidly! The pieces were organized, the work station was set up in the loft, and all the tools were gathered together. The foundation had been put together and ready for the load it was to take on.

The first step for me was to make choices for each room. I spent hours looking for the perfect verses of Scripture to write on the walls and floors of this house. Finally, they were chosen and ready to start writing. These are the verses chosen for the specific locations.

“She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.” (Proverbs 31:15)

Dining Room
“Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’” (John 21:12a)

Living Room
“Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.” (Titus 2:4-5)

Little Girl’s Room
“…for He grants sleep to those He loves.” (Psalm 127:2b)

Little Boy’s Room
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”(Psalm 4:8)

Parent’s Room
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.” (Psalm 62:5)

“I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean…” (Ezekiel 36:25a )

Main Floor
“’For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you, declares the Lord, and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.’" (Jeremiah 29:11-14)

Bottom of House
“Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.” (Psalm 127:1a)

“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 6:7)

“They are led in with joy and gladness; they enter the palace of the queen (king).” (Psalm 45:15)
During this time, God taught me that His Word is still relevant in our world today. There are so many things to learn each day by getting into the Bible. I also feel like I missed the opportunity to write these same verses on the walls of my current home. That makes me a little sad. But I also believe God would rather I live His Words, not just write them.

Someday, my great-grandchildren will see the words I chose for this precious house. My prayer is that they will know how essential this step was. That God’s Words will be as important to them as they are to me. May my future generations know they are thought of today, not just by Baba, but also by their heavenly Father.

Grace and peace be yours in abundance,


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