Moving into a new home is an exciting time because it brings new beginnings and hope for dreams fulfilled. Whether you are a newly married couple, a family starting a new journey in a new town or single and buying your first place, take time to breath in the excitement of renewed hope. Allow God’s blessings into your home as you put photos on the walls, remodel the kitchen, invite friends over for dinner parties and celebrate holidays. Seek His council in each decision, from adopting a dog to deciding whether an extended family member will live with you.
Here are the top seven Bible verses for blessing a new home.
7. Let Understanding and Wisdom be the Foundation
Proverbs 24:3-4 “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”
There is a lot of thought, energy and time into creating a home. Sometimes this means you feel like rushing into purchasing furniture, but remember that creating a home is more than what you put into it. Make decisions that are wise and help you sustain your home for years to come. Be understanding of each family member when a plate is dropped, window is broken and garage door is backed into. These things happen and the reactions and forgiveness are the glue that helps bring peace to your home.
6. May God Keep Your Home Safe
Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
The Lord can bless your new home in many ways. Many people dream about a safe haven that brings peace and happiness. Pray for this over your new home as you get settled in. Find ways to secure your home, such as changing the locks and installing a security system.
5. Welcome God Into Your Home
2 Chronicles 7:15-16 “Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.”
The Lord knows all about the new move into your new home and wants to bless it. He is pursuing a relationship with you and your entire family and will help you establish your home if you let Him. Create a sign with your favorite Bible verse and hang it in a place your family will see it each day.
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4. Let Your Home be Based on Hard Work
Proverbs 24:27 “Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.”
You worked hard to earn the money to purchase a home, so continue working hard as you create your home. Let your dreams come true, whether it’s to plant a garden or build an ice skating rink.
3. May Your Home Be Peaceful
1 Samuel 25:6 “And thus you shall greet him: ‘Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.”
A home is a wonderful thing – something that can be a peaceful haven, but it’s something you have to work to achieve. Allow God to guide you in how to establish and allow your home to become more peaceful each day.
2. May You Dwell In Your Home for Many Years
1 Kings 8:13 “I have indeed built you an exalted house, a place for you to dwell in forever.”
Do you see your home as a place to dwell in forever? God wants this for you, so look for ways that will help you maintain your home for years and years to come. Allow God to establish your home with love, memories, grace and peace.
1. Let Your Home Have Peace
Luke 10:5 “Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’”
Yes, this is another verse about peace! A new home is a chance to create a peaceful haven for you and your family. May God bless you with peace from the first day you move in until the last day your family lives in the home.
A new home can be exciting, but can also bring stresses, so remember these verses as you decide how your household will run. Find ways to make it peaceful and find ways to glorify God in your home. There is a greater reason for why God has blessed you and allow Him to carry out His work through establishing your home.
Article by Elise Cleary
I am a Christian writer and editor that lives in northern Michigan and thoroughly enjoy music, movies, TV shows, books and other entertainment with a Christian focus. My favorite song is “Oceans” by Hillsong United because it reminds me that has big plans for me and everyone else who puts their trust in Him. There are many movies that have impacted my life, but a few include God’s Not Dead, The Shunning and Letters to God. I also write for www.faithandentertainment.com and love connecting with readers, so please don’t hesitate to contact me! When I’m not writing I enjoy watching movies and laughing with my busy toddler and husband.