A Continual Feast

“The cheerful heart has a continual feast” (Proverbs 15:15, NIV).

Joy is strength (Nehemiah 8:10) and joy is like a good medicine (Proverbs 17:22). Now we read that a joyful, cheerful heart is like enjoying a continual feast. It sure sounds like joy is a prescription for good health.

I think the picture here is when the heart is overflowing with joy, everything in life is a cause for celebration-like having a great feast.

Often in Scripture, the picture of a feast is a picture of celebration. In the passage in Nehemiah, the writer talked about joy being strength, he also told the people to “go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. Then all the people went away to eat and drink” (Nehemiah 8:10, 12). David wrote in his well-loved psalm, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows” (Psalm 23:5). Jesus compared the call of salvation in Him to being invited to a great banquet (Matthew 22:1-14).

The picture of such celebration means the ability to look at a rainy day and a sunny day and find the celebration in both. It’s taking the difficult times and being willing to continually inwardly smile at what God is doing, the feast He is preparing.

A continual feast means there’s always a party going on in the heart. It’s knowing that at the end of a tough time, a celebration is brewing-anticipating it almost as if it is already there. A continual feast-always overflowing with good things and living life with not just a glass half full attitude but with an attitude overflowing with joy.

So I think it’s time to party! Praise the Lord!

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I admit that I need joy today. I feel a little overwhelmed. Give me a sense of Your perspective. As I walk through what I am facing today, give me the ability to look forward to the coming celebration! Help me overflow with joy. Help me overflow with You! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

14 thoughts on “A Continual Feast”

  1. Glory to God hallelujah hallelujah Amen Amen and Amen again Thank you Father God give me the joy that I need in the name of Jesus Christ peace you give me 🙏🏽❤

    Help me to learn to Enjoy Life EVERYDAY, In the good and the bad times.
    Help me Lord to have a Continuous Feast in my Heart and learn to Live Life the way that it is meant to be lived❣️

  3. Beautiful devotional! Thank you so much! All praise to the King! Hallelujah Anyhow🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  4. Thank you so much for this devotion and all of the devotions always seem to be exactly what I need! I thank God each day for people like you who share what God has asked you to share 🙏🏻❤️🙌🏻

  5. YES YES YESSSSS!! My heart overflows with JOY! His joy is my strength! In the good times and the bad times, I’m celebrating with a continual feast. He prepares a feast before me, in the presence of my enemies…. Hallelujah!!! 🔥👏💥💯

  6. Thank you Holy Spirit for using my sister!

    Today is my birthday and I found myself crying so many tears of morning for my mother whom I lost June 2020 feeling sad and depressed but I think God for this word to help me to step out on faith today with my emotions and shifted to celebrate despite of that difficult time for this difficult season of grief thank you for allowing the Lord to use you God bless

    1. Happy Birthday Shana! I hope you enjoyed your special day yesterday. I just want to encourage you to be ok with what you’re feeling. There is no timetable on healing from pain.

      As you ask God to heal and strengthen your heart, mind and spirit, you will suddenly realize one day that you’re doing much better. You will realize that your days are filled with more joy than grief. God has your feast of joy, peace and comfort already prepared. Enjoy it day by day. I pray blessings and healing to you.

    2. Hi my Sister in Christ. I am praying for you for the loss of your dear Mom. I lost mine in 2019. I understand the loss and pain of them not bring with us on our Birthdays and Holidays. Happy Birthday 🎉. Have a blessed joyful day. 🙏🙏🙏

  7. Yes the joy of the Lord is my strength. I believe and receive it. In Jesus’ name, Amen. Blessings, Shalom and Agape

  8. YES,‼️ help me to overflow with JOY GOD, HELP ME TO OVERFLOW in JESUS NAME AMEN ✨♥️🙋🏾‍♀️🙏🏾

  9. This explains why even in the most difficult times, I have raised my hands in a sincere praise to the Lord. Hallelujah!!!
    Thank you my sista for sharing God’s heart letters with us. God bless you.💜🙌🏼🙏‼️

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