Door Scriptures | Health, healing, and comfort


We've been dealing with some sickness in our household over the past couple of weeks and it has taken its toll on all of us. Thankfully, it looks like we're all in the "clear" now. However, my sisters family has now come down with the flu -- how horrific and trying!! So, please keep them in your prayers this week. 

I wanted to take the time to talk to you about one of the things we do in our household -- it is comforting and encouraging, especially during these hard sick times. They are also encouraging during the good times as well! So today, I'm going to talk a little about "door scriptures".
"Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates, " [Deuteronomy 11:18-20 NIV]
In 2010 our little one was diagnosed with asthma. He was only 13 months old at the time. My husband had severe asthma at a young age, but praise God he grew out of it. We are praying the same for our son. In 2011 he had a horrible extended asthma attack that was brought on by us having a real Christmas tree in our home. We were still so new at this, that it took us a few days to realize what was causing these attacks. When we finally figured it out, we instantly threw the tree out of the house and bought a fake one. Even though we had thrown the real tree out, this extended asthma attack lasted for days. He had his nebulizer every 3 hours and nights were just extremely scary for us -- it's one of the worst feelings, staying up at night to make sure your child can breathe.
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My husband and I were concerned, especially through out the remainder of the year when Jr would fall ill with a cold -- even a small cold can flare up an asthma attack. One evening, he was sick and miserable. I gave him his regular bath and got ready to put him into his bed. When I walked into his bedroom, I saw this on the door....




My heart sank, the doubt set in. Not the reaction you would think when seeing scriptures posted on your sons bedroom door, huh? It had finally set it, it was finally real. Our child had asthma and this was something we would just have to live with. Granted, it's not a severe 'disability', but it is never something you want to see your child go through. I had lost hope, and seeing scriptures on his door didn't do anything for me at all -- if anything, it made me even less hopeful. My mindset was completely wrong, and I needed to change it.

You see, I'm the mom who tries everything naturally first -- who doesn't "need" help, nor wants to ask for it. Not that I think I'm better than anyone, but I've never been one to "ask". And unfortunately, this made me realize that I never "asked" for God's help, because I felt like if I did, it showed weakness.

The following morning when I awoke, I saw the scriptures on the door. I read them, and re-read them, and went about my day. I read them that evening, and re-read them. I read them the following morning. And by the end of the second day....I had hope. My joy had been renewed, seeing and reading those scriptures of healing and health -- scriptures of promise, hope, joy. I read them to Jr, I prayed them over him every evening. I eventually found myself walking by and slapping the door as if I were a football player getting ready for a game. I giggled, and my heart smiled. If God is for us, who can be against us....

Those scriptures are still on his door, and I'm thinking about updating them with other scriptures. I'm also thinking about posting other scriptures throughout the house, on other doors, window sills. They don't have to be loud and eye catching, but I know they are there, and it is a pleasant reminder of who we are in Christ, and it's also asked of us to do these things. God is the head of our household, why not display His promises for us to see? Be it about health, finances, relationships (your husband/wife, would fit nicely in the bedroom!).

Deuteronomy tells us to "Write them [scriptures] on the door frames of your houses and on your gates". It's amazing that even in the beginning of time, the word of God was steadfast, always full of truth and power. The word of God is powerful, therefore we will write them on our doors, windows, and throughout our home! 

There is a flu epidemic sweeping across this nation (the US), and while there is much fear and anxiety in many hearts (many children have already died from it), I will not fear. Because I know the word of God is like a two edged sword, and He will be our provider, our hope, our comforter, and our defender. We do not believe in the flu shot for many reasons, and some have tried to guilt us about it. But I say my God is bigger, and I, we, will get through this with His strength and grace. And even if we do get the flu (which I am praying against very hard!), I know that I can rest in HIM and find comfort in His strength and love.

So, a challenge to you today. Dive into the word of God, pray, seek His face, and then write His word on your heart, and on your door frames. They are a pleasant reminder of who our King is, and what His promises are to us. We forget that we are children of the most high God, the mighty King, the everlasting Father. Don't be afraid to lean on Him and ask for His strength and help. Even if life doesn't go the way you planned, or your child is sick or dealing with a health condition. Above all of this worlds troubles and disappointments, He is still King, and we are still blessed and highly favored! 

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