“King Belshazzar gave a great banquet. . . . Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall” (Daniel 5:1,5). This was disturbing and put a damper on the celebration. The king wanted to know what it meant. He sent for Daniel who had a “keen mind and knowledge and understanding, and also the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles and solve difficult problems” (verse 12). Daniel interpreted the writing on the wall because the Spirit of God was on him and Daniel had a very good sense of history. He recognized a God thing when he saw it.
We may never achieve Daniel’s level of clairvoyance. But we can develop spiritual insight and discern the hand of God in our lives. God wants us to see him at work, even in the most troubling times. And he wants us to credit him for getting us through them. “Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength! Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name” (1 Chronicles 16:28,29 ESV).
Next time you think you see a God thing, make a note of it on your calendar. Document what occurred. Do a little cause/effect analysis. Predict how you think it will all play out. If you make this a spiritual habit, you will see the hand of the Lord. The days of your life are filled with God things.