It was given to me (Elise) at my Confirmation when I was 12 years old. A plaque with the words of Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths”.
Those words hung on my wall at a time when I sought to understand what it meant to trust in the Lord; what it meant to answer His call with “here I am Lord”. Then life happened and I became a teenager, and felt I didn’t need God in my life, but those words on the pink plaque hung there anyway. They followed me to my University residence, adorning a space on my wall, and somehow I began to hear that whispered call again. As a young married woman at 23, I hammered a nail carefully into the wall of our new home and again hung those words up in what was now “our” bedroom. They hang there still, only they are no longer just on my wall for they have written themselves into my heart.
That is how God’s Word works! Isaiah 55:11 tells us, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
That plaque with a Scripture verse that you’ve thought about giving to someone is more than just a plaque – it has a message that will speak to someone’s heart.
A Bible that you’ve wanted to give as a gift, but hesitate in case it’s “too much”? Well it may just sit on a bookshelf unopened for years collecting dust. But it will be on that shelf, ready for that person when they are ready to open it.
Special occasions are great opportunities to speak God’s word into someone’s life. So are ordinary days. We have created this store to “help you share the gift of God’s Word one gift at a time”! We pray that your prayers will be answered for those whom you love. We pray that with every gift sent, that a heart would be ready and willing to respond to God’s love expressed through it. We join with you in prayer each time we receive an order, and a gift is sent out. We pray that this on-line store will make it easy for you to find beautiful gifts of encouragement for you to share, and that God’s Word will accomplish all that it is sent forth to do. God’s word has a way of settling deep into our hearts, so don’t be afraid to share it when you feel led to, and trust that He will use it.
Blessings, Elise & Trish