“The writing is on the wall.” What does that mean to you? Doom? That is EXACTLY what it meant for King Belshazzar.
During a banquet he held for his nobles, his wives and concubines, they drank from goblets of silver and gold that had been taken from the Temple in Jerusalem, all the while praising the gods of gold, silver, bronze, iron and wood. Imagine his surprise as he watched a disembodied hand write words on a wall!
He called for Daniel, who interpreted the mysterious writing for Belshazzar, declaring God’s message that Belshazzar’s pride had brought his downfall and that his days as king were numbered. That very night the king was assassinated, and Darius the Mede took his place. You can read the passage here, in Daniel 5.
What does the writing on your wall say about your walk with God? Your marriage?
Ask God to reveal to you what you have been sowing and building with your words and actions into your life and marriage. Wives, have you been encouraging your husband with your words? Have you been his #1 cheerleader? Husbands, have you been nurturing your wives, enabling them to be all God created them to be? Have you been protecting your wife? Have you been leading her in the way God intended?
The writing on the wall doesn’t have to mean doom for your marriage. Our God is the god of second chances! Thank God for the hope and power of the resurrection! Take what God reveals to you. Give all you've been carrying to Him. Seek His forgiveness. Choose to walk away from the wall changed, empowered by His truth, and walk out His Word in your marriage. God is the god of hope- as long as you are breathing and willing to let the Holy Spirit work in you, He will change you. Let Him change the writing on your wall to a message of HOPE!
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