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Today's reading: Psalm 81:1-16

Asaph begins with a call to praise, then takes an historical look back at what God had done. He then moves on to our responsibility to listen and submit to God, and finally concludes by showing us the blessing God wants to give us when we choose to be obedient in following Him. While there were several verses in this psalm that touched my heart, I found my eyes repeatedly going back to the words in verse 10.

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it."

So much is conveyed in these few words. The first half of the verse highlights the personal relationship God desires to have with us and how He is in control, and guides and protects us in and through our circumstances. But the final sentence was my favorite because of the way it so clearly communicates that if we simply surrender to God, He is there waiting to shower His love upon us and give us all we need. Thank you, God!

What does God being "the Lord your God" mean for you? Would you describe yourself as having your "mouth open wide" when it comes to receiving God's instruction? If not, what's hindering you, and what changes do you need to put in place to get to a point of full surrender? Tami

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The Lord your God means to me a personal one. I have a choice to have a personal commitment to the true God or strange/false god.
How foolish not to have the Lord as my God in my life!!
My mouth needs to be open wider to God as I give all my will and desire to listen all the time to Him He has been faithful to listen to me. The best way to live is in obedience to the Lord my God.

I read Psalms 81 several times, I was drawn to "listen". I need to listen more to the Lord God of my life.

Thank You,God!


After hearing a beautiful sermon,it brought to my mind,why should we want to go back and keep worshiping an
unknown god who can not hear,answer or even help us.
God is the true God and I have never been sorry that I have chosen to listen and obey Him with a mouth open wide(wider)!!


I used to have a friend (gone home now) who, when she talked about Jesus, she said, "MY Jesus." It was so loving, so personal. I found her way of saying this very comforting. It offend some people--maybe they were jealous that they did not have such a relationship with the savior.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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