THE STORY OF JESUS: Psalm 81
“Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.” (Psalm 81:10)
“If only” they would do this or that, their life would be so much better.
We can all think of someone to whom this would apply.
All of us make choices that hinder our experience of love, joy and peace.
It saddens God’s heart, because He made us to be full of life!
This psalm reminds us that we are the cause of our lack of fullness.
We readily see how foolish it is to fill ourselves with drugs to find joy.
But what do I open my mouth to, what do I seek to satisfy my heart?
Be honest, your ‘pleasure’ may not be illegal, but it is not good for you.
Buying, thrill seeking, exercise, a sinful indulgence, a lustful look?
People all around us have deep spiritual voids within, hungry for life.
People are making foolish choices – including christians – ruining their lives.
God allows us to seek our foolish pleasures (v.12), to see how empty they are.
Only God can satisy the void within, and He is eager to do it!
He continues to plead with us, ‘open your heart to Me, I will fill it’
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I know what it is to seek empty pleasures. Show me how to seek God first, how to ‘open my mouth’ so that You can fill my heart!