A scrawl on the wall

When God wanted to get the attention of king Belshazzar, He made the fingers of a human hand write on the wall while Belshazzar was partying (Daniel 5:5-6). With His own people God prefers for them to write His words on their own walls (or doorposts, see  Deuteronomy 6:9). In both cases the reason for the writing is to remind people of the LORD, particularly when things are going well and folks become prone to forget God and gloat about their own achievements.

This is a timely reminder to me also, in a season when things are turning out well, to build into my life means to stay mindful of God from whom all blessings come (Deuteronomy 8:17-18).  One way we do this at home is by writing scripture verses on a blackboard in our kitchen where we see it many times each day. Another way to remember God’s blessings is to purposefully write them down.

Gifts I have noticed this week (#50 -# 60):
  • A Mum and daughter eating icecream while watching Miss Potter.

  • Kids enjoying rainbow lollipops.

  • Our entire family of five piled onto the couch for a cuddle.

  • A father-in-law who loves his daughter mightily.

  • People who can express things I didn’t understand about myself until I read their words.

  • A new vegetable garden all ready to plant out.

  • A simple dinner with friends and happy children.

  • A career dream come true.

  • Reminders from Your word of how transient my contentment can be (Job 29-30).

  • The cumulative wisdom You give humankind (Isaiah 28:24-29).

  • See my entire list

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