Open Your Mouth
“…Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it…”
I don’t know about you but I am hungry.
I am hungry, spiritually.
I want to feast in what the lord has to offer.
Are you hungry?
Open your mouth wide, and he will surely fill it.
He will fill your mouths the way a mother bird fills the mouths of a baby bird to nourish them. The little bird sees their momma bird and they open wide. They don’t know if momma bird had the time to get the food or not, but they trust, they trust with all their might, that when their little mouths open they will be fed.
Same like infants and a nursing mother.
As soon as we have our baby, they know they need to suckle on something for their mouths to be filled. What does an infant do? They open their little mouths, and mom provides. They latch, they suckle and then they are fed. They trust in their mom to be able to provide the nourishment they need. They don’t know the source of their nourishment yet they trust.
We know where the source to satisfy our desires are.
We already know that God provides for his children. We know we need to trust in him & that we can trust in him to provide.
We need to trust that God will provide our needs and fill our needs.
I crave Gods love.
I crave Gods mercy.
I crave Gods blessings.
I crave Gods embrace.
I want to be filled with God.
I will open my mouth.
I will praise his name.
I will give him glory.
I will exalt his name.
I will thank him for being merciful.
I will ask for atonement for my sins.
I will keep my mouth open, and let him fill me up.
This is exactly what we need to do open our mouths and he will begin filling it.
‘Ask and we shall receive’.
He will quench my thirst for he flows with living waters and my dears I guarantee he will quench your thirst.
Father God I thank you for your constant blessings in my life. The mere fact that I am here seeking your guidance, seeking you to satisfy my needs is a blessing in itself. Father God you are worthy of all praise and I lift your name on high. I thank your and praise you for you are worthy of all praise. Father God my need is simple. I want to be filled with you. I want to be filled in your presence. I want to be filled with your love and compassion. I want to be filled with your embrace. Lord you know my carnal needs in this world, you know my weaknesses and my strengths, lord I ask for you to fill me up so I can overcome my obstacles and my burdens. I know you have a plan for my future. . I ask you to fill me dear lord with your peace and patience while I wait on you to achieve the plans you have forth in me. I love you. in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24
I am wondering dear lord is It me? Am I the problem? Am I too defensive? Am I unknowingly offensive? Am I anxious and nervous for nothing?
I trust you lord, but is my trust in you reflected in my words, actions, reactions and ways?
Dear lord forgive me if I have offended others. Forgive me if I have overreacted. Forgive me for being over emotional.
Sometimes we are quick to blame others without looking at the man or woman in the mirror. We are quick to blame others without seeing the bigger picture.
We need to think, rationalize not jump the gun. We need to take it easy. (Actually to quote one of my professors "Cojelo con el take it easy okay mama".)
Proverbs 16:32 ESV /m
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
We can all heed this advice. Myself, you, even our President. We all have had moments of reacting…. and over reacting.
I'm wondering the cycle of behavior patterns if that's something one can truly change. I can lift my hands and ask you dear lord for guidance. Not everyone understands the power in reaching out to you can do.
I spent 14 years with my husband, 9 of those years married. I uprooted myself to be with him. Moved to his side of time which is about a half hour to forty five minute drive to my everything, my life line, my family, at the time my friends. Some of my anger which comes up during arguments is the notion of being uprooted.
Building a relationship with my husband I lost many. I always put him first. Yet I still tried my best to be there for my family, friends and loved over time, distances grew and I've had to make a choice. My house hold or yours?
How much sacrifice I have to make for those whom don't appreciate my efforts. How much more sacrifice do I need to make for those whom don't acknowledge what I've done in their lives. Why sacrifice for people whom don't even look for you?
Tensions buildup, external and internal reasons for them. Quick to explode, quick to snap, quick to anger.
Why though? Over the trivial things that we keep thinking of. Right now I'm only briefly mentioning things that bother me from time to time, but we all go through experiences like this. We bottle things up that bother us up and snap.
Think about this: for many years I've said I uprooted myself from my family and friends for you, dear husband…. for you. I've stopped going out, stopped seeing people since you had me move with you. Deflecting to the real problem. Deflecting from the truth. Deflecting from admitting I had a choice.
I chose not to go out when invited, because of my own fears and insecurities based off where I live. I never wanted to be caught walking out late alone.
I chose not to travel sometimes because my commute is longer using mass transit (before we had a car). Blaming my husband for my own inability to accept what was really going on.
God had pulled me away from toxic people. God was even pulling me away from toxic relatives…. you know the ones that milk you until you have no milk left. You know the toxic friends….the ones that want you to binge drink with them until you all pass out.
Relationships which did not honor gods will.
My husband was a pawn, by God to get me away from what distracted me from my reality. My husband was used by God to reopen my eyes and get me back on my feet. I was also a pawn used by God to get my husband to accept him as his lord and savior and serve him dutifully.
My lord has taught me time and time again how one can change. How one can be used for his greatness. How we need to open up and look at the bigger picture.
My dear lord thank you father for another day to write, worship, praise your name and analyze the great deeds you've done in my life. Without you lord I am nothing. You are the god of my fathers, the god of Abraham, the god our father, the king of all kings dear lord. I love you with all my might and my being. I thank you for the lessons of life you present me. I pray for forgiveness if I have offended anyone. I ask you for forgiveness dear lord for I am human and have sinned. I ask for forgiveness and redemption in your holy name. Amen
"Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you."
(Isaiah 60:1, NKJV)
The Glory of the Lord has risen within you. The glory of the lord gives us the strength to rise and shine the light the lords has given us.
We all have gifts/ talents that were given to us by his good grace. These gifts and talents were given to us for us to grow and use in his glory. They are provided to us so that we can rise up from our circumstance in the flesh. They were given to us so that we can shine in his holy light. It is when we put god first in all of our endeavors, it is when we properly glorify his name, it is when we give him due praise for our success and talents that we can shine like beacons of light in his name.
We shall and can rise up. We shall and can shine bright and let his glory manifest among us. His glory is already with us. All we have to do is wake up, look for it, rise up and we shall shine and be of blessings. We don't have to look far. We don't have to travel the world to find ourselves, we have to search within. We need to look in the depths of our soul, the depths of our hearts. We need to see from within to see what God wants from all of us.
Did you know that the word “glory” in the original language indicates that God’s favor, blessing and splendor is on you in a heavy way.
He has filled us with so much of his glory that it weighs us, its there, in searching for it you shouldn't have to search far, it's there.
Please know that your time is now. It is time to shine bright. It's time to rise. Let that sink in. Let this marinate in your spirit. His glory is with you. It's time to ride and shine because of his glory.
Thank you father for your glory. Thank you for letting your glorify marinate and manifest within me. Thank you for allowing me to rise, so that I may shine. Lord I know I shine because your glory is within me, you placed it there. Many may not realize this my lord. Many may not realize that your glory is with them. I pray for them dear lord, I pray for them dear lord that they may see your glory within them so they too can rise and shine. Amen.