Three Ways to Get Inspired


Van and I spent four days in Arizona looking at our in-construction new home this week.  The daily pictures my sister-in-love faithfully sends show every detail of the work completed, and inspired us; we wanted to walk through the rooms and see for ourselves.

More importantly, a friend suggested we write a favorite Bible verse as a couple on the beam over the doorway to our new home. “You’ll know it’s always there,” she said. We loved the idea and chose several verses to write throughout the house, but didn’t make it in time. Instead, we decided to write our verses on the foundation. And we knew if we didn’t get there soon, our opportunity would vanish.

We spent an afternoon together, taking turns writing verses on the foundation of the house and praying each one together. Once we move in, we hope to regularly read the verses in each area and pray we faithfully live for God in this home He provided us.

Sometimes we all could stand a little help getting inspired instead of being stuck in a rut or feeling discouraged. But you don’t have to wait for inspiration to strike out of nowhere. Seek it in these three ways.

Ways to Get Inspired
  • Read and pray God’s Word. Nothing inspires like reading God’s Word. We can find direction, His promises, and evidence of how He faithfully works in our lives without fail. Ephesians 5:19 tells us to encourage one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making music in our hearts to the Lord.
  • Take good advice from friends. Van and I loved the idea of dedicating our home to God and His Kingdom. First, we spent time individually choosing verses we wanted to pray. Then we shared those verses and prayed together. While we may have put up a plaque somewhere in the house, we didn’t think of making the Scripture part of the its foundation. Thank you, Karen Lochte for your idea.

Get Inspired

  • Read books, articles, blog posts. As we get ready to move, we’re thinking ahead to a new community. I have a stack of books I’m reading to give me ideas about reaching out to the people in my new neighborhood. Because I want to glorify God, I’m finding inspiration in books like The Turquoise Table by Krisin Schell as well as her blog and Craving Connection from (in)courage. I look forward to meeting new friends on my front porch.

We all need to get inspired sometimes. What helps you be inspired? Leave a comment sharing how you get inspired.

Linking with Five Minute Friday, Grace and Truth, Faith on Fire, Dance with Jesus, Counting My Blessings

Author: Debbie Putman

I am a child of God, seeking to trust Him in every joy and sorrow. Sharing my walk is my husband, Van. God blessed me with two beautiful daughters and three delightful grandchildren. I teach seventh grade English and History, love to read and bake cookies, watch the birds in my backyard, and the ocean.

17 thoughts on “Three Ways to Get Inspired”

    1. Thank you, Paula. Living what we wrote will take remembering Who we serve. We hope to pray each verse regularly to keep our eyes fixed on our true foundation.

  1. I love the idea of writing scripture on the lintels and doorposts of your new home. It’s such a beautiful picture of a reality — God is there with you as you move. Blessings to you!

  2. I love how you are reading up on how to become an inspiration to your new neighbors! Such a great idea. You might have turquoise in your future!!! xo So exciting to be moving and beginning a whole new life. I’m a tad envious but that’s not very inspiring, is it? 😉

  3. I love that idea of writing Scripture on the foundation of your new home! Even though you won’t see it, I’m sure just knowing it’s there will be a great reminder that God is the foundation of everything.

  4. I love the idea to write scripture on the beam over the door of our homes. I am inspired to find a place to write scripture on our home. We pray over our home and property but I definitely need to write God’s word on our home! I also plan to check out the book, The Turquoise Table. I have it on my heart to start an impromptu meet up. I’m a bit hesitant but God has placed this on my heart so please be in prayer!

    1. Andrew, thank you for stopping by. I pray you find the time and strength to write Scripture wherever it will inspire you.

    1. I’m thankful my friend inspired me to write verses in our new home. I think it will become a habit to write verses on the underside of furniture, inside closets, filling the house with inspiration from His Word.

Thank you for joining me on my journey with God in uncharted water. Please let me know how He is working in your life.