Your Warning: What Will You Do With Yours?

“Suddenly, they saw the fingers of a human hand writing on the plaster wall of the king’s palace, near the lampstand. The king himself saw the hand as it wrote, and his face turned pale with fright…

(Daniel 5:5-6)

These Aramaic units of measure mean “numbered,” “weighed,” and “divided.” But King Belshazzar needed Daniel, who was known throughout the kingdom as a man of “exceptional ability and is filled with divine knowledge and understanding” (Daniel 5:12), to interpret the writing on the wall. Belshazzar knew the words, but Daniel interpreted the context.

His days were numbered, he has been weighed on the balances and did not measure up, his kingdom would be divided and given away. This was God’s message of warning for Belshazzar. We all receive God’s warnings throughout our lives. Warnings to stop what we are doing, to turn away from sin, to guard our heart…

We all have to make a choice. You can choose right or wrong. Even your choice to ignore the warning is a type of choosing. Belshazzar did not respond to the message. He chose to ignore it. He felt that his agenda was more important, but God’s warnings have a time limit on them and, unfortunately, Belshazzar put his warning at the bottom of his To Do List to address when he felt it was the right time. So-

What will you choose to do with your warning?

Will you give it the highest priority in your day and action it accordingly? Or will you side-step the issue, and allow your pride to dictate your response?

“Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust in the Lord will be joyful.”(Proverbs 16:20) 

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But My Work Seems So Useless

Good morning, Mommies!

I’ve been thinking of you and praying for you this morning. I wanted to share this verse from Isaiah that I came across today while doing my morning reading.

“I replied, ‘But my work seems so useless!
I have spent my strength for nothing and to no purpose.
Yet I leave it all in the Lord’s hand;
I will trust God for my reward.'”
(Isaiah 49:4)

This particular section of the chapter is focused on the servant’s commission to deliver God’s message, and the suffering and discouragement he often faced. In our roles as Mommies, there are days, even seasons, where we may feel this way, too. After all, we are serving our families and have a lot on our plates. We encourage and cheer-lead. We correct and discipline. We nurture and bring peace.

It can be very overwhelming at times. And when we don’t see the results we think we should be seeing, it can feel discouraging. But we need to trust that God will take our sacrifice of time and effort, and mold and shape it into something selfless and beautiful for our families. We need to continue on faithfully in what we are called to do and remember to trust in God for the outcome.

Have a wonderful day!

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