“All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances].”
Dan and I are doing a daily devotional together every morning, and I just love it! I briefly mentioned Joyce Meyer’s Battlefield of the Mind devotional in a prior post. It is awesome! I can’t emphasize that enough. Each day I feel like God is speaking directly to me and addressing the things I battle with daily. Today’s lesson was something new to me. Evil Foreboding. Not new in that I don’t experience them, but new regarding what victory over evil foreboding can be like.
Often we battle anxious thoughts and evil forebodings for absolutely no reason other than we’re listening to the deceiver and succumbing to his strongholds. I looked up foreboding in the dictionary. Webster defines it as, “a feeling that evil is impending.” Do you ever feel like that? Worry that something bad is going to happen? I had that feeling a lot when my kids first got their driver’s license. I still fight it with them both living so far away in big cities. Honestly, I battle evil forebodings a lot!
So, does the devil have stronghold over me in this area? Well, I don’t have to believe his lies. None of us have to succumb to his strongholds. We can CHOOSE to have a glad heart. We can take our thoughts captive. And in doing so, we can have a continual feast. Think about “a continual feast.” I find that absolutely fascinating! Do you think God’s referring to a food feast or a feast in one’s mind? In this context, a food feast doesn’t make sense, so I think God is referring to a feast of joy and peace, laughter and happiness in our mind. How cool is that!!!!!!! I don’t think I have ever studied about a feast of gladness in my mind before. Have you? Doesn’t it make you just love being a Christian? We serve such a good, good, good God! He’s just so amazingly good to us!
I love our new devotional. I highly recommend it!