Deeper Day 241: Psalm 23:5

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Psalm 23:5

So many times, I have seen this table. So often, I have seen myself sitting to feast with God while those bent on my destruction stand at a distance watching and loathing it.

I have seen God pour oil over my head. I have felt it running down my face. I have felt the oil coming out of me from the inside and making my hands greasy.

I have held the overflowing cup. I have walked in the great abundance of an encounter with His Presence.

Surely, God has prepared a table for His people during this season. You would have to be blind and deaf not to see that His church is under attack right now. The enemy of our souls has incited those He has influence over, to begin to openly attack the church in ways that we’ve never seen in America before. Such blatant and vicious attacks that we should all be startled into the awake state of being.

You can rest assured that if you are His, you can feast at this table now. Do you know where it is?

Every day I wake up and begin to feast. I look all day for the places where He has provided for me. Whether it’s a gift or just a peaceful day. Whether it’s that I don’t have to wear a mask anywhere that I go or that I get to simply feel like the world is normal for an hour or two. God places blessings (feasts) before me every single day.

So instead of walking through life and searching out the disruptions and disappointments, why not feast on the blessings?! That’s where you’ll find me.

He anoints my head with oil and my cup overflows…

He has anointed us. Every day I ask for Him to anoint me in the things I’m doing. Then I ask Him to increase my anointing. Doing so helps me to walk in confidence. It gives me purpose. You can have this too. You can ask for what I’ve asked.

Prayer Moment: God, thank You for anointing my head with oil. Thank You for celebrating me in front of my enemies. I give all of my grievances to You because You care for me. Help me to never feel guilty during the times You celebrate me. Help me to simply receive. Help me to learn to willingly accept Your love. The vastness of Your grace is all-consuming. The hope of my salvation is complete. Lord, as I sit at the table You’ve prepared before me, may Your banner of love be above my head. You are worthy of it all. You are the One true thing. If my heart was laid open, it would show the mark of Your Presence. You have marked me for eternity, and I trust in You. Your fingerprint is upon my soul and Your mark is upon my heart. I have nothing to fear. Let the smoke screen of fear evaporate with one breath from Your mouth, Abba. Let every enemy set on my destruction be laid to waste by one glance from Your eyes. I have placed my very life in Your hands. I release it to Your hand. In Jesus’ name, Amen.