Scripture Reading: Psalm 81:10
“I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.”
Father God, we owe you so much more than we can ever repay. Thank you for our Lord Jesus Christ and for the priviledge of life today. Thank you because you are a faithful God and having loved your own, you love them to the end. Lord, thank you for your Book of blessings and inspirations, your Book of direction and counsel, your Book that is all encompassing, the Holy Bible.
Have you ever tried to feed a baby whose teeth are clenched? We are like babies in the hands of God. There is so much He wants to give us spiritually, physically, financially, psychologically, and socially, yet our mouths are closed.
God’s Word in Psalm 81:10 is a deep and awesome promise for those He has redeemed, for those He has brought out of the land of Egypt, for those whose souls He has saved. In effect He is saying, “I am the Lord your God. You did not come out of the world by your power. You did not come out of the world by your self-discipline. You came out of the world because I brought you out. I brought you out of the land of Egypt into this promised land of salvation. I am instructing you now to open your mouth wide and I will fill it.” When God says open your mouth wide, it implies that some of His children do not open their mouths wide enough to receive the blessings that God has purposed for them.
How do you open your mouth wide? Open your mouth wide in prayer. You are praying to the King so bring before Him large petitions. Describe your best-case scenario and lift it up before God. If your prayer does not sound ridiculous to you then you have not opened your mouth wide. If what you are praying for is what your mind can accommodate, just imagine how much you are restraining God.
Open your mouth wide in praise. Many Christians can only praise God from a hymn, but have difficulty communicating praise to God from their own heart. Beloved, begin to tell God how you appreciate Him. Declare His majesty. Do not be afraid to do spontaneous things in praise to God. I encourage you today to open your mouth wide to God and freely praise Him so that He can fill you with His blessings.
Open your mouth wide in prophecies. What does it mean to prophesy? Declare to yourself the promises of God found in the Bible. There are so many promises in the Bible that we need to prophesy to ourselves. Start today.
I pray that God will give you the grace to open your mouth wide in prayer, praise, and in prophecies. Father God, thank you for you are a gracious Father who wants to bless us, your children. Give us the grace to open our mouths wide in prayer, praise, and prophecy so that you can fill them to the glory of your name in this generation.