How To: Saturate Your Day With the Word of God

"I need more JESUS!"  a friend wrote on her blog the other day.
I understand.
I always want more Jesus. Come to think of it... is it even possible to ever get SO much of Him that you feel full?


To ever say, "I've had enough." and push back from His table?


I don't get to sit for hours and cross reference scriptures like I used to. To dig deep, to sit still and soak it up and rest in it. I am always interrupted - it's the stage of life that I am in.

If you are like me - feeling that you don't get all of the quiet time that you wanted. Thirsting for more...
Here are some ways to add HIM into your whole day.

  • Get dishes with scripture painted on them (or make some yourself with glass dishes and special paint that adheres to the dishes when placed in the oven). I was thrilled to find coffee cups with scripture on them to give as gifts at Christmas time. They were well received. What a practical, simple way to start the day off right!

  • When I was in high school we visited my Aunt and Uncle in Colorado and I learned that my Aunt gets her quiet time in while she is getting ready for work. She told me that she figured out that she remembered the scripture so much better if she heard it rather than reading it – so she bought "Books on tape" of scripture being read out loud and would listen to them while applying makeup and getting dressed each morning.

  • My mother in law keeps scripture out all day in the form of an inspirational flip calendar. She keeps it in the bathroom where everyone will see the verse or passage. On occasion, she will ask if you read the verse. (Yes! Yes I have!)

  • I love to listen to worship music throughout the day as I do my work. I feel that my life is characterized by re-work - - chores that must be done over and over again ad nauseum. I have found that it is hard to feel sorry for oneself, or even to get bogged down in the tedium of it all when you are feeling inspired by wonderful worshipful music. Get passages of scripture set to music, hymns, or modern worship music. My favorites include Micheal Card and  the Brooklyn Tabernacle choir for good doctrinally-sound, worshipful music. Exercise is not even terrible with Hymns in the House!

  • For as long as I can remember, my mom has had 3x5 cards with scripture hand-written on them taped above the kitchen sink. What better way to absorb it than when you are chained to the kitchen sink? I had a conversation with her years ago after she read,
"These commandments that I give you today are to be upon 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. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates. When the LORD your God brings you into... a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant--then when you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the LORD..." from Deuteronomy 6:6-13

She realized that we did not have much scripture on the walls in our house and she began to make an intentional effort to put it there. This can be done very simply by getting framed scripture verses at a local Christian bookstore or ordering them online. If you don't have much money to spend on it, you can pick up inexpensive frames at a dollar store and print out verses from your computer (use a nice font!) - - or you can always do it my mother's way!

  • My next door neighbor was in a Bible study and read that same passage of scripture. She took it literally and painted scripture on her walls! Of course, she is a professional artist so it was lovely. I don't know that I could do so well, so I was excited to discover Quote the Walls where you can find wall decals like these.

  • If you have a large family like I do, you may find that your husband or children (or you!) disappear into the bathroom for a few moments (or an hour) of peace and quiet. What better way to sneak in some Bible time? It beats reading the labels on the shampoo bottles! Stock the bathroom with paperback devotionals, an inexpensive Bible, even Christian magazines.

 "The word of God is living and powerful…"
Hebrews 4:12

...And WAY too important to leave out of our daily lives! What do you do, to infuse it into yours?


Sunshine for your Soul said...

Great ideas.
I feel like I want my house to be covered with His word, because when the kids and my husband and I walk out the door there is not enough of it.
One of my favorite things to do is, put a weekly prayer on our fridge. So that the kids read it when they fill up their glasses. :)

Grisel said...

Great post. I've trying to incorporate more of Jesus in my home as well. I want there to be reminders all over the place...and for my home to reflect who we love most above all else.
thanks for

Gail Purath said...

I love this post, Latisha! It's so practical. So often we encourage people to do something but fail to give them practical ways to do it. There are so many possibilities here that surely everyone will find one that they can incorporate into their daily routine.
I opened Bless a Blogger Friday a day early and I wanted you to know since you had left a comment.
I'm praying for your blog.
Bless you,
Gail (Bible Love Notes)

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