Thursday, May 17, 2012


Psalm 81:10...Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it.

I like to picture this verse as an illustration of baby birds with their mouths wide open just waiting for food.

My pastor preaches a sermon from this text and it is one of my favorites.  I remember the last time he preached that sermon thinking that I needed to pray big prayers.  Big, specific prayers.  Big, specific, bold prayers.

But now that I look back, I think maybe a simple believing that God's Word is true is opening your mouth wide. 

Maybe it's praying Psalm 84:11, "...No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly."  Along with that prayer is a determination to follow God and choose the right way no matter what. 

Maybe it's praying Psalm 143:8, "...Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk."  This takes faith to pray when there's no visible solution in sight.

Or maybe it's praying Psalm 138:8, "The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me..."  Knowing that though you cannot see God's hand, you trust He is leading you through the dark night.

Maybe for some it's the big, bold, specific prayers.

But maybe, just maybe, it's the simple trusting and willpower to hold on in the night season.



stacey said...

LOVE this! that's me right now - trusting, and holding on during what is definitely a night season. :)
thanks for sharing!!

Ellie said...

Thank you! That's my season right now. One of my prayers lately is that God will hold on to me and help me hold on. And trust.
Thank you.