I've discovered the same concept works in our home as well. No, I'm not suggesting your plaster your home or work space with motivational posters. Let me share what works for me, if I may.
When we moved into our current home, I was deliberating about which pictures should be in the dining room. James came in after work one day and said, "Why don't you put all those church pictures in here?" "Church pictures". Hmmm. I knew I had several scattered about, but I'd never thought of arranging most of them in one space. In ten years, they've changed a little, but not much. And here's the totally cool thing. Whether it's only the immediate family, extended family or a gathering of friends, we seem to linger the longest in the dining room. In my brain, it seems to have become a sanctuary.
One year for Christmas he and Tom managed to build this corner cabinet in our garage without me knowing it. It's one of my prized possessions, having resided in a kitchen, then a dining room and now our living room. Recently, I decided to forgo "decorating" its shelves and grace them with what I enjoy most: my faith, my family and travel.
Obviously, a corner shelf sits in the corner, but nearly every person who visits our home com-ments on it, and hopefully sees Jesus at the top.
Our granddaughter, Annalyn, has always had her own room at our house. When she was beginning to talk, she insisted we cluster the little angels near her bed so she could see them at night.
The colonial looking couple is a gift from Tom, playing "our song", that we played to lull Annalyn to sleep as a baby. She still likes having it near, too. Maybe she understands earthly gifts are only reflections of divine ones.
Don't be fooled by the glow on the kids' picture. No, it's not a nimbus, just not very good photography skills. You may notice the circles around each dear face, and writing beside them. After reading Batterson's The Circle Maker, I literally circled my children's faces and wrote the scripture I claimed for each one. Then I placed the pictures where I could see them and claim what God has promised all of His children.
Dear Friends, thanks for visiting our home and letting me share what works for me. I'm definitely not holier than thou because I choose to place tokens of faith around our home. It's more like I need frequent reminders of how much our Savior loves me, and wants me to live a life in close fellowship with Him. I hope you'll stop by for another visit soon.
I'm linking this post to Giving Up on Perfect and Coffee for Your Heart.
Philippians 4:8 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
8 Brothers and sisters, continue to think about what is good and worthy of praise. Think about what is true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected.