Have you wondered how to hang a Mezuzah? Below you will find a few simple steps. But most of all, we want to help you connect the dots between the physical act and the spiritual significance.
Hanging a Mezuzah is about establishing a reminder. The reminder is to dedicate and surrender everything to the Lord—every day.
Understand a walk of dedication and surrendering takes time. The Lord is patient with you, and you need to be patient with yourself as well.
What is a Mezuzah?
The word Mezuzah means ‘doorpost.’ It is a wooden, metal, or stone container that holds scriptures from Deuteronomy written on parchment. Over time, this container, which was instructed to be hung on the doorposts of the home, became so closely identified with it, that it was called by the same name.
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How to Hang a Mezuzah? 3 Simple Steps
Traditionally, the Mezuzah is placed on the right side of the door on the frame. However, it is not about placing it in the perfect position on your door, but rather longing to have the perfect Word written on your heart.
Because the Mezuzah is about establishing a reminder. Here are three steps we recommend following to activate this reminder…
Step 1. “Stick” the mezuzah to your doorframe.
Our Mezuzahs have a sticky back. Simply peel and stick the Mezuzah to the doorframe of the door you use most often in your home.
Step 2. When you go out, bless the Lord.
This is a reminder to bless the Lord and ask for His blessing upon the works of your hands as you go out to do His will.
Step 3. When you come home, surrender to the Lord.
Whatever happened in your day, good or bad, surrender them to the Lord.
Use the Mezuzah as a Reminder to Decree and Pray
As you go out and come back into your home, take a moment to pause and decree God’s will over your activities and daily life.
These decrees and prayers below are meant to guide you. Ask the Spirit to give you Words of surrender to pray as you go out and come into your home.
Decrees and Prayers…
“Father God, when I go out and when I come home, I surrender to You. I will give You all the glory, in my successes and in my failures. My performance does not identify me. It is my identity in You where I find rest and confidence. Your Word says that I am loved and a treasured possession, in Yeshua’s name, amen.”
“Father God, I decree that my heart, mind, will, and emotions are surrendered to You today as I go out to accomplish what You have written for me in Your books. I will put You first. I love you with my whole heart, mind, and soul, in Yeshua’s name, amen.”
“Father God, Your mercies are new every morning. You are the Creator of all things and have established my steps for today. I surrender those steps to You. May Your favor shine upon me and my family, establishing the works of our hands, according to Your Word, in Yeshua’s name, amen.”
The Mezuzah | Dedication to the Lord
What does it mean to dedicate your heart, home, and day to the Lord?
Dedication means to set apart, consecrate, and devote. In essence, when you dedicate yourself to the Lord you are surrendering your will to His, your heart to His, and your day’s purpose to His.
You become His vessel, treasure, and temple.
Dedication comes from the Hebrew word kodesh, which means to cleanse, sanctify, and devote.
So then, when you dedicate your heart, your home, and your day to the Lord, you are setting apart and surrendering it to His will. The Mezuzah is simply a reminder to do so.
Self-Improvement or God-Improvement
In the last season, you may have worked on “self-improvement.” But in this season, we need to understand, this way of thinking won’t work. It has to be about God-improvement… improving, nurturing, and leaning into our relationship with Him.
And how do we do that?
We first must surrender to Him by…
- Dedicating our hearts
- Dedicating our homes
- Dedicating our days
Dedicate Your Heart to the Lord
Meditate on the scriptures below as you start and end your day. Write down others that the Spirit places on your heart.
The heart is the seat of your emotions, habits, values, and methods of operation. If you want to change the way you speak, act, operate, and think, the heart must seek the Father’s.
“Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my mind and my heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7
“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’”
“So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us,”
Dedicate Your Home to the Lord
Meditate on the scriptures below as you go to and from your home. Write down others that the Spirit places on your heart.
The home is the place where families and friends are encouraged. It is to be a place of peace, where every member of the family is responsible for nurturing the harmony that is to be grounded in the Lord.
“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
“Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”
2 Chronicles 7:15-16
“Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.”
Dedicate Your Day to the Lord
Meditate on the scriptures below as you come and go during the day. Write down others that the Spirit places on your heart.
Every day the Lord releases new mercies. As we draw near to the Lord throughout our days, He draws near to us. Draw near to Him today.
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.”
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand.”
“Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.”
Hanging a Mezuzah is not about perfection and precision, but rather the heart to seek God’s will throughout your day. Hang a Mezuzah as a reminder to surrender everything to the Lord… your heart, your home, and your day.
When you keep God’s Word at the center of all you do, you can be confident that the words of your mouth and the meditations of your heart will be pleasing to the Lord. He is your Rock and your Redeemer!
Psalm 118:24 says, “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Are you rejoicing in the Lord today? Seek His glory in all you do. You are a child of the King!