Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. …(Ps 81:10).
When my nephew was just a baby meal times were quite the event. Sometimes he’d open his mouth up wide and wait for you to spoon in food but other times he wouldn’t cooperate as well and we’d have a mess on our hands. Sometimes we’d play a game, “here comes the airplane.” He’d laugh and giggle and then I’d fill his mouth with pureed peas and sweet potatoes, yum…
The Father wants to fill up our lives with His provision too. He’s asking us to join Him at the table of His daily grace. The place where He provides manna for our hearts. The place where truly, He is enough.
Each day is a chance to have our lives filled with the Father’s daily grace. No Christian can make it long without the Father’s provision. We’ll be sure to fill our mouths with gossip, pride and boasting to make us feel better about ourselves. Yet, the thing I want most is for my mouth to speak blessing and joy into the lives of others. I long for them to sense His love in my heart and out of my mouth.
Some food gives you bad breath. Before you can become a pleasant presence for someone you’ve got to purify your mouth. The same goes for our daily interactions with people and the words we speak to them. Some attitudes give us bad breath and the way to purify my mouth is to first purify my heart.
This is why David says, “give us clean hands and a pure heart.” Truly, what comes out of the mouth is what is in your heart. Open your mouth wide and allow the Father to fill your life with His endless love, so that you may be as the sweet aroma of Christ to everyone you meet.
Lord, I want to be your sweet aroma today. I want my life to be a testimony of your love to everyone I meet. May my heart be happy in you so that whatever comes out of my mouth might be for the purpose of your praise, in Jesus name, Amen!