DO YOU WANT to know a fun and creative way to learn scripture? Try writing mirror messages. Yes, that’s right. Mirror messages.
At a recent women’s retreat, our group discussed the importance of learning scripture. One lady in our group said she reads personalized scripture cards. Another lady did morning devotions. But the most creative response was from a lady who said she writes scriptures on her bathroom mirror and memorizes them as she gets ready for work in the morning. I loved that idea!
Immediately, my mind drifted to not only writing scriptures for memory, but leaving notes for my husband to let him know how special he is. How exciting for him to get up in the morning and find a love note scribbled on the mirror he stands in front of to brush his teeth. Having scriptures on the mirror not only benefits me, but helps him as well. (I write them on his side of the mirror.)
Along with writing scriptures to memorize and love notes to hubby (or wifey), you can also leave messages to God, to yourself, or prayers to start your day. You can write notes to help you remember to do something. The other day, I wrote a message to give my day to God. I asked Him to guide my steps, and I then thanked Him for where He was going to take me. Every time I stepped into the bathroom, I was reminded that God’s hand was directing my day.
If this sounds like something you might enjoy doing, it doesn’t take much to get started. All you need to begin this fun venture is a set of window markers or crayons. You can find these at your local store. They come in different colors and sizes. Once home, pick your favorite color and Bible verse and off you go.
On a side note, the whole writing scripture on the mirror thing reminded me of King Belshazzar in Daniel chapter 5. While King Belshazzar was dining, he called for the gold and silver goblets that his father had taken from the temple in Jerusalem. He wanted to drink wine from them.
As he and his people started to drink wine from the goblets and praise the gods of gold and silver, fingers from a human hand appeared and started writing on the wall. Eventually Daniel was called in to translate the meaning of the words that were written. Before Daniel read what the words said, he told King Belshazzar “…But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways. Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription.”
The words ended up being a prophesy that took place that night. King Belshazzar was killed and the Babylonians were taken over by the Medes.
As you begin to learn scripture, remember that God holds your life in His hands. Honor Him with your words, your thoughts and your actions. When you memorize His words, you tuck them deep inside and keep God close to your heart. Happy message writing!
“Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote.” (Daniel 5:5, NIV)
Prayer: Thank you God for stories like this that help us remember we need to honor You and live according to Your ways. Thanks also for the reminder that learning scripture does not have to be boring. When we make it fun, we learn quicker and can bless others along the way. I love You, God. In Jesus holy name I pray, Amen.