New Year's Post and Post-Its!

When I went to pick up my daughter (and the tons of stuff from her dorm) for semester break, I noticed a wall of post-it notes beside the sink of the tiny wash area near the bathroom.

Lauren (left) & Cassie

Lauren and her roommate, Cassie, love quotes. They wisely decided to use this space that they see every morning to provide a positive start and end to their day.

It reminded me of my friend, Cathy, who had written the following words above her closet:
"Put on the full armor of God: the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, feet fitted with the readiness that comes from with the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God". (Eph. 6)
Every day as she donned her clothes, she simulated putting on the armor of God, spiritually preparing herself for the day ahead.

Following her example, on my closet, I had posted:
"Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." Col. 3:12

These reminders each morning set the tone for the day.

So I thought, if they can set the tone for the day, maybe they can set the tone for the year as well. As we begin 2009, consider a Scripture verse or quote that would be appropriate for you for the year to come. Then post it as a reminder. Perhaps in your closet, in your Bible, by your kitchen sink or in your car. Commit it to memory.

In the books of Psalms, Nehemiah and Isaiah, we see that the nation of Israel posted watchmen as guards protecting them from their enemies. When we post Scripture verses, they will serve as guards to our minds protecting us from our enemy and the temptations he sends our way.

May your new year be filled with God's grace and blessings.
May you begin each day thinking of God and end each day thanking Him.



Lauren said...

The more post-its the better... Since we have so many, it doesn't get boring reading the same one over and over again. I like to change it up and dwell on a different one each day. Enjoy everyone!

Maria said...

Thank You Susan,
A very Happy and healthy New Year to you and family. I liked your friend Cathy's quote.

Fran said...

Postits are great. They are a good learning tool. I have a Bible box that works for me. I don't always remember the verse but it serves as another place for me to begin a little study for myself. Sometimes I have postit notes all over my computer or on my phone. I love Lauren's idea but I would have to find an empty wall.
Happy New Year.