but you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven; . . . and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand. But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and all your ways, you have not glorified. Daniel 5:23 NASB
King Belshazzar saw the writing on the wall and that night his life was taken. He had gone too far defaming the name of God.
He trusted in his own ability and ways. He was secure in his own fun and games with absolutely no regard to the things of God.
🌹Is God glorified in your life? Are you aware that He is your very life-breath and all your ways?
🌹Don’t wait until you see the writing on your wall. Turn to God (repent) and seek His forgiveness, truth and way. Let Him breathe new life into you for His glory.
Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the ninth hour, the hour of prayer.And a man who had been lame from his mother’s womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple.When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he began asking to receive alms.But Peter, along with John, fixed his gaze on him and said, “Look at us!”And he began to give them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!”And seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened.With a leap he stood upright and began to walk; and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.And all the people saw him walking and praising God;and they were taking note of him as being the one who used to sit at the Beautiful Gate of the temple to beg alms, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. — Acts 3:1-10
But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!” We, who have Jesus as our Savior and Lord, have something to give the world more precious than silver and gold. Hope, power of the Holy Spirit and Jesus Himself. When we live under the authority and power of God people will be amazed. Lives will experience transformation that will bring about praise to God. The evidence of the work of God is recognizable because the result is glory and praise to God.
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.