Psalm 81:10: “I am the LORD your God, / Who brought you out of the land of Egypt; / Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”

December 24th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional

This is a promise from the Lord designed to encourage us to pray and ask Him to fulfill our needs. It is almost as if He is giving us His resume, as if He is trying to be hired for the job of answering our prayers. He reminds us that He was the one who did all the miracles for the children of Abraham, when they were brought out of Egypt. God is saying that He is still the same; He hasn’t changed one bit. Which means that He is just as willing to fill our needs now, as He was when this psalm was first written. Our heavenly Father has not only the power to answer His children’s prayers but also the desire to answer them.

This was George Muller’s favorite verse. He said:

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible . . . Faith begins where man’s power ends.

Muller has been called the modern apostle of prayer. He received and dispersed millions of dollars for the Lord’s work, without ever asking a single person for one penny. One by one, he prayed into existence orphanages in England to care for more than 2,000 orphaned children. And then, day by day, he prayed for their food, clothes, and teaching. Less known is the fact that he also prayed in the finances for hundreds of missionaries. He printed millions of tracts and circulated tens of thousands of copies of the Bible. George Muller opened his mouth wide, and God filled it.

“LORD, we open our mouth wide and ask for You to use us to reach this generation for You. We ask You to reach our city, our state, our country, and the world through us.”