Daniel Fast Day 31
Reading: Daniel 5:1-12
“Call for Daniel, and he will tell you what the writing means.” (v 12)
There’s a new king, Belshazzar, and he doesn’t know Daniel. But when he sees handwriting on the wall, he is terrified.
He calls for the wise ones to interpret the meaning of a language and words he does not understand. But they too are baffled. They can’t explain the meaning of the handwriting on the wall.
Fortunately the queen remembers Daniel.
Sometimes we find ourselves unable to interpret the meaning of the words people share with us. We hear what they are saying, but we aren’t sure of the deeper meanings behind the words. We’re puzzled, confused. Sometimes we’re alarmed. We try to read their body language. Still we are unable to read between the lines.
We need to hear from God.
God, I hear words but sometimes am unable to understand the meaning behind the words. Give me ears to listen deeply and a heart to understand the deeper meanings of the words people share with me. Help me read between the lines and to understand the handwriting on the wall.
© 2014 Nate Showalter