Refrigerator Verse? Part Two
Salisbury Post- December 3, 2016
Out of 100 people surveyed, what is the top answer to this question, “What is your
favorite Refrigerator Verse?” And the survey says:
#5 - Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything. Pray about everything.
#4 - Joshua 24:15 As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
#3 - Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own
understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.
#2 - Romans 8:28 All things work together for good to them that love God, and are the
called according to His purpose.
Drum roll, please…
#1 - Jeremiah 29:11 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.
The survey respondents included mothers, dads, grandparents, teenagers, teachers,
professors, retail workers, office workers, construction workers, business owners, health
care providers, the sick, the healthy, the hurting - people from many ‘walks of life’ who
can find peace through God’s Word in the midst of what may often be difficult
circumstances in their lives. But… all shared a ‘hunger’ for the Word of God.
Some other top choices that would be great Refrigerator Verses include: *1 Peter 5:7
*Matthew 7:7 *Psalm 46:10 *Colossians 4:2 *John 3:16 *1 Corinthians 13:13 *James
4:7-8 *2 Corinthians 5:7 *Matthew 6:33 *Isaiah 40:31 *Philippians 4:13 *Ephesians
Yes, there is homework to do - looking these verses up! However, it will score a
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 says that God’s Word should be in our hearts. We should teach
them to our children, we should talk of them when we are sitting at home, when we walk
by the way, when we lie down, and when we get up. We should write them on the posts
of our house.
Having a Refrigerator Verse in our homes is an effective and wonderful way to hide
God’s Word in our hearts. Just like we have to open up our refrigerator in order to get to
the food, we need to open up God’s Word in order to get spiritual nourishment, because
Jesus is the bread of life (John 6:35) and the hungry soul will be filled with what is good.
Join me in this challenge: Write down a verse each week and post it on your
refrigerator - or anywhere in your home. Talk about the verse - while sitting, walking,
lying down, and getting up. Encourage each other to memorize the verse. By the end of a year, your family will have memorized 52 verses. This time of focusing on Bible verses
as a family will provide easy education, encouraging encounters, excellent examples,
and everlasting effects. It can be a life changer.
A few years ago, I recommended Friend #1 to clean Friend #2’s house once a week.
Friend #1 began telling me what a great inspiration Friend #2 was to her. I became
curious, thinking that my Friend #2 had never met my Friend #1, but always just left the
key for her to get inside to clean her house. When I asked Friend #1, she said, “Oh, no,
I haven’t met her, but I read the Bible verses, prayer list, and encouraging words on her
refrigerator every week! She is such a blessing to me!”
So, who benefits from the Refrigerator Verse? Us? Our children? Visitors to our
home? The answer is YES.
Ready? Set? Go… Let me know how your ‘Refrigerator Verse’ challenge goes…