Open Your Mouth Wide

November 29, 2019

Dear Friend, 

 

There is a scripture that I have had posted on my mirror for months, I had been quoting it faithfully but it was not until one morning, did it "catch me". I was standing brushing my teeth and its as if the scripture was staring at me. Perhaps it was only illuminated because my heart has been so centered on gratitude and praise. Perhaps it, was illuminated because I've come to the realization, that all that I am and have, is because of Christ Jesus in my life. However, I have realized that it was more than just a confession, it's a life style. 

 

Psalm 81:10 (NLT) For it was I, the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things.

 

At the point I was celebrating, I saw the truth. This scripture gave me new meaning to being dependent on God. This scripture is about faith, trust, dependency, gratefulness, remembering, humility and complete obedience, this scripture wasn't about me getting what I wanted or I needed, this was about my relationship with God. In fact, God was trying to establish that He had(has) all I need. Now let's read this in it's entirety with a few more verses attached to it. 

 

I 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

 

This scripture reveals God's desire to bless me, take care of me, protect me and provide for me, but it also shows me the reasons that I may not be blessed or have what I need. It ask for me to act on something, it told me to open my mouth wide. Am I obeying God in every area of my life? Have I sought God about my relationships, am I listening to God, for the daily instructions for my life, or am I still in my own will? Open my mouth wide is an instruction, and if my mouth is open wide in the things of God, then it can't be open to the things of satan. What does a mouth look like open wide to the things of God; it is full of praise, faith, and the Word of God. It is not selfish or self centered, it is focused in Hope, it is gentle. It's also operating in His wisdom, and instructions and Kingdom Principles operating in my life. Remind yourself,  Proverbs 14:12, "There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death."

 

Philippians 4:4-5, "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be apparent to all. The Lord is near. 6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

 

Opening My Mouth Wide, 

 

LMJ 

 

 

 

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