OPEN YOUR MOUTH WIDE AND I WILL FILL IT
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
am the Lord your God, Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open
your mouth wide and I will fill it. 11 But My people would not hearken
to My voice, and Israel would have none of Me. 12 So I gave them up to
their own hearts' lust and let them go after their own stubborn will,
that they might follow their own counsels. 13 Oh, that My people would
listen to Me, that Israel would walk in My ways! 14 Speedily then I
would subdue their enemies and turn My hand against their adversaries.
15 [Had Israel listened to Me in Egypt, then] those who hated the Lord
would have come cringing before Him, and their defeat would have lasted
forever. 16 [God] would feed [Israel now] also with the finest of the
wheat; and with honey out of the rock would I satisfy you. Psalms 81:10-16 AMP
says to His people, "Open your mouth and I will fill it!" This
statement implies several things—dependency, faith, trust, and an act
of obedience on our part. On God's part, it implies commitment,
faithfulness and provision.
Think of a nest of hungry baby
birds. They are completely dependant on their mother and father. They
expect Mom and Dad to provide food for them on a regular basis. When
they see Mom and Dad, they immediately open their mouths wide—they
usually have really big mouths for the size of their little,
featherless bodies—and wait expectantly for their needs to be met. They
have faith in their parents to regularly and promptly fill their mouths
with everything they need.
In this passage of scripture you see
Father God's promise to you and His desire for you. He wants to fill
you; He wants to satisfy you. He is not holding back from you,
depriving you, nor taking away from you. His desire is to do nothing
but bless you! You also see why you may not be blessed as much as God
wants to bless you.
A major hindrance to breaking free,
mentally and materially, out of poverty and into prosperity and
experiencing the mouth full of blessings God has for you, is fear and
disobedience. God would be able to do so much more for His people if
they would just commit completely to Him in every area of their lives.
You have to humble yourself before the Father, yield to Him, and obey
Him in every aspect of your life.
In order to have your mouth
filled by the Lord, you need to do something. If you hear the Word, but
do not do the Word, you hinder the blessing of God from being poured
out on you. You need to read God's Word and take it seriously. You need
to realize that obeying God's Word is not optional for you, but it is
You need to believe and obey God's Word and act on
it. You need to take a step of faith and obedience and be a giver.
"Open your mouth" implies that you have to do something to make a way
for God to bless you and the way you open yourself up for a blessing is
by being a blessing.
Become a giver as a lifestyle. Give
regularly; give consistently, give God what He asks for in the
tithe—commit and be faithful with your tithe; be open to hear the Holy
Spirit and give what He tells you to give in your offering; progress in
your giving—as God increases you, increase your giving; use your faith
as you stretch yourself to do more than you did previously.
up your eyes and see what the Lord wants you to see and expect more to
come in than ever before; don't limit yourself to your current sources
of revenue—expect God to increase your resources for receiving and
Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O
my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name! 5
Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal
age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the
eagle's [strong, overcoming, soaring]! Psalms 103:1&5 AMP
a decision to receive God's Word for yourself personally, and open your
mouth wide and let Him fill it, because God will satisfy your mouth
with good, feed you with the finest of the wheat, and satisfy you with
honey out of the rock!