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. ~Psalm 81:10
It’s patio season in the MidWest which happens to be my favorite time of year!
When you live in the MidWest, and have the pleasure of experiencing four full seasons, you learn quickly the late Spring and early Fall weather is typically just right for eating outdoors on the patio! And I plan to enjoy every second during these last days of summer outside, soaking up the vitamin D and fresh air.
So, my biggest question for you today is, do you have your mouth open wide? Of course, when it’s time to eat something delicious I’m always going to have my mouth ready for a bite, but in the spirit rhelm are you expecting God to fill you? Are you ready for God to increase you beyond what you can imagine?
In today’s scripture, God begins with a reminder of who he is and what he has done in the past, “the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt.” God wants us to remember His power and provision.
Have you ever been rescued by God in the past? Is there a time He answered that impossible prayer or bestowed you with a great blessing?
The God I serve is a God of miracles; He doesn’t act once and then walk out on you. He wants to continue to satisfy all your needs and desires.
This morning I was watching a mother sparrow feed her baby birds. When the baby birds were ready to eat they screeched and opened their little beaks wide, expecting to be fed.
We should look to God the same way a baby bird is looking to get fed. We should keep our hearts and minds open wide to the great things he is planning to give us.
We just need to trust Him as the scripture instructs in Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” We need to continue to expect good things from Him. We need to keep our eyes open for the way He works. His plans are often different then our own plans. But they are Always, Always, Always for our good!
Open you mouth wide to God and He will feed you with His goodness.
Praying the Word:
Dear Lord my God,
Today, I am opening my heart to You. I am ready to receive the good things You have stored up for me. Keep my eyes open to the mysterious ways in which You work all things for my good. May I trust in You always and lean not on my limited understanding. Amen!