I just love giving the Word as a gift to my friends or someone who is hurting and in need of some encouragement. It is so powerful to place our own name (or the name of a friend) in the scriptures and read the promises directly to them! I got this gift idea from Lysa Terkeurst from Proverbs 31 Ministry but I have added my own touch.
When a friend or family member needs encouragement I will make some scripture cards with their name inserted in the scriptures. I love to make them with decorative paper and a special note to lift them up. These have been birthday gifts, encouragement for someone ill or going through change, and for some who have literally needed to do spiritual battle by calling their name through the scriptures. Every time the Word is a beautiful reminder of God's love for them and how much they mean to me too!
I have attached the scriptures for your use. Once you save the document, hit "replace" and replace the "friend" with your friend's name and hit "replace all." Now, print, cut out the scriptures and glue them onto small decorative pieces of paper. I have delivered these in a variety of ways - some in baskets with chocolates, some in envelopes with a card, and some in small Ball jars with a ribbon around the top (see picture).
This doesn't just have to be just for others - print them out with your name on them, and with your children and spouse's name and post them in places they will read them regularly. The varieties are endless and the effect is Powerful as they begin to let the Holy Spirit infuse the Word into their Spirit as their very own.
Please see the link below for the scriptures.
Let us know how you blessed someone with these Words of life!