As a boy, I was always thrilled to discover a newly constructed robin’s nest. It was fascinating to watch for the eggs and then to wait for those featherless little creatures with bulging eyes and gaping mouths to break out of their shells. Standing at a distance, I could see their heads bobbing unsteadily and their mouths wide open, inviting mother robin to give them their dinner.
As I recall those childhood scenes, I think of God’s promise: “I am the Lord your God . . . ; open your mouth wide, and I will fill it” (Ps. 81:10). In spite of this gracious offer to Israel, the people ignored God, and He “gave them over to their own stubborn heart, to walk in their own counsels” (v.12). If they had accepted God’s offer, “He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat; and with honey from the rock” (v.16).
God longs to give us spiritual food. And He will satisfy our spiritual hunger as we study His Word, worship with others, listen to faithful Bible teachers, read literature with good spiritual content, and daily depend on Him.
If we refuse God’s provisions, we will suffer spiritual malnutrition and fail to grow. But if we open our mouth wide, be assured, God will fill it.
The Savior can satisfy fully
The heart that the world cannot fill;
His presence will sanctify wholly
The soul that is yielded and still. —Anon.
To have a fulfilled life, let God fill you.