Open Your Mouth Wide, and I Will Fill It!

Have you been discouraged and stopped believing God? If so, the Lord has an on-time word for you today: “Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it!”

Yesterday, while I was feeding my one-month-old baby, I was pondering the mechanics of nursing. The lactation consultant at our local hospital gave me literature recently about how to get the baby to nurse well. One of the things that paperwork says is that Baby has to open his mouth to 140 degrees in order to transfer milk well. That’s about as far as a human mouth will open.

And then I heard the Lord say, “Open your mouth WIDE, and I will fill it!”

This is a quote from Psalm 81:10. The whole verse says:

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide, and I will fill it” (Psalm 81:10).

I was floored when I heard Holy Spirit say this. Why?

Because just like my baby has to open his mouth ALL THE WAY in order to transfer milk, the Lord showed me that WE must open OUR mouths all the way also in order to receive from HIM.

Our Papa is El Shaddai, the Many-Breasted One. In order to receive, we have to nurse at His breast. But we cannot do it if our mouths are not open ALL THE WAY.

What does “opening your mouth all the way” look like?

For me, it looks like believing God when certain things happen, and kicking fear, doubt, and unbelief to the curb.

For example, it looks like believing God to pay this ministry’s expenses every month, as well as enough wage for me for my family to meet our budget. (He has always provided, by the way.)

Actually, even as I write this, I’m challenging my own faith–because “opening my mouth wide” HAS to mean believing God not just for enough, but actually believing for plenty. Plenty and enough to spare, so this ministry can expand and do more work for the Gospel, as it has continued to do. Enough for EVERY good work.

#PreachingToMyself

It also looks like continuing to believe God for things I’ve asked for, even when my body and soul get tired of contending.

Example: Last year, I asked God for a financial miracle. My husband and I agreed in prayer, wrote the vision, and sowed into it. Papa even gave me a strategy to see it happen. But this year, I have been so tired and stressed out by caring for our baby that I haven’t bothered to pray for that miracle. “Opening my mouth wide” means I need to go back to believing for what I asked for.

Opening your mouth wide could also mean:

  • That we believe God for maximum favor, everywhere we go.
  • That we expect Him to fulfill our dreams completely, and more. (After all, He’s the God who does exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think, right? Ephesians 3:20.)
  • It means we expect all our needs to be provided for with generous, overflowing provision (Philippians 4:19).
  • It means we expect our houses to be paid off (Deuteronomy 28:12).
  • It means we expect to be blessed in our ministries, our jobs, our relationships, and more.

“Open your mouth wide” means we believe God for the absolute maximum blessing we can imagine, plus more that we can’t imagine.

It means we put a demand on God for everything we need and want, just like a baby puts a demand on the mother’s breast for everything he wants and needs. (Sometimes he doesn’t stop with what he needs. Sometimes he keeps nursing just because he wants.) ?

What are you putting a demand on God for? And are you believing Him for little or much?

Related: What Does It Mean to Put a Demand on God?

If you’re going to have faith, you might as well exercise it BIG. Why bother having faith for little? The same faith that believes God to give you a pittance could be used to believe God for abundance. It’s an insult to God for us to think He’s little. It’s an insult for us to think He’s poor, cheap, stingy, or short-handed.

Our God is an abundant God.

He’s the Creator of Heaven and earth. And that God wants you to open your mouth wide–140 degrees, just as wide as you can get it–and expect Him to feed you.

After all, as I was meditating on this, I looked at my baby and realized that I would never refuse to feed him. He’ll always have milk he wants—the milk that he’s believing me for, every time he approaches me. And I’m just a human, a created being formed of dust. But if I’m willing to give my baby all the milk he wants, is not our God willing to do far above even that? Far more for you and for me than even I am willing to do for my baby, the flesh of my flesh?

Of course He is. After all, Jesus said:

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” (Matthew 7:7-11).

Related: The 2018 Abundance Challenge–a new way to study the Bible regarding your finances!

Our Father longs for us to approach Him like a baby approaches the breast.

He longs for us to acknowledge Him as our source and provider. He longs for us to nurse at His breast. (Did you know that He revealed Himself to Abraham not as Commander in Chief, but as El Shaddai–the Many-Breasted One?) He longs for us to refuse to go away …

… and refuse to stop crying out …

… until we’ve nursed all the milk that we need.

And when I say “all the milk,” I mean all the:

  • love,
  • healing,
  • provision,
  • comfort,
  • transformation,
  • wisdom,
  • strength,
  • encouragement,
  • guidance,
  • companionship,
  • instruction, and more …

… that we need.

So is your mouth open wide? Or not?

Again, are you believing God for much or for little? Do you expect much from Him, or little? Do you have your mouth open to the full 140 degrees, so you can transfer the milk you need into your stomach? Or do you have your mouth only open a little–or even completely shut?

What’s your level of expectation?

If you will open your mouth wide–all the way–and believe God and nurse at His proverbial breast, He will meet your expectations. Open your mouth wide, and He will fill it.

Will you believe God for the max, starting today?

Does this word encourage your heart? If so, please leave a comment below! I love hearing what Holy Spirit is saying to you!

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35 Comments

  1. I love it. I read it. So many thanks for writing this encouragble words. Amen.

    1. Thank you for this word. I definitely needed it today! Praise God for His unfailing love and constant faithfulness.

      1. My natural tendency is quietness and I need to challenge myself to open my mouth.

  2. Penny-Rachel says:

    Jamie, thank you….God has you share an on time word.
    Thank you for being faithful during this challenging time.
    Blessings to you and your family.

    1. Jones john says:

      Thanks you sir for this powerful word of God, am happy.

    2. Thank you so much. God has been showing me this verse. And your question “what is the level of your expectation” and “are you believing for the “max” speaks right to my heart!

      God will fulfill His promises to me!! When I trust in Him I will not be put to shame. But I will overflow with His provision. Thank you for sharing!! I also have a little one at home.

  3. Anastasia says:

    Thank you. I’m still learning how to do this. Don’t know where to start! This is encouraging though, still feel like it takes effort to believe but I want to be more freely receiving than I am now. Hoping for this in days to come!

  4. Erica Guerin says:

    Thank you very much for this Word. It is confirmation of all that I have been believing God for, praying about, and marveling at how generous God is…Our heavenly Father just wants to give, and give, and give…He is so full of love that He can’t Himself but want to give to us. As you note in this post, we just need to want to receive and take the necessary posture to do so–we do it by faith.

    1. Gayle Lewis says:

      Jamie, a year later, and I am being blessed by this message. Last week, as I was praying for my husband and me, two times I found myself praying, “Open your mouths and I will fill it.” I looked it up on-line and found your prophetic message. It has encouraged me. My husband and I are, I believe, coming into a season of fresh teaching and fellowship and the Lord I believe, is encouraging us to embrace it full force. “Open your mouths wide and I will fill it!” Love the imagery of the breastfeeding baby! I did not know that El Shaddai meant Many Breasted. Wow. Thank you for sharing and encouraging us, Jamie!

  5. Oh thank you thank for this wonderful word. I am in a place of seeking God more than anything else. I hv bn hesitant to place demands on God I don’t want him think I am seeking him for things. I want his perfect will for my me n my family.

  6. Mrs. Millie Williams says:

    Jamie, This is the word I needed to today. You are truly my Angel. Please keep me and my family in your prayers. I love you and bless you and your family.
    God is so good. I really Believe this year 2018 is my year. I just need to keep my faith up. Be bless.
    Love Mrs. Millie

  7. Patricia A. Moore says:

    ???????Blessings Ms. Jamie!! Thank You!! I pray that the Lord continues to bless the works of thy hands. Thank You for your obedience through the Holy Spirit!! I pray that I will be blessed to be able to sow good seed upon fruitful ground. For I am blessed greatly by your post through my emails. This message was just what I needed for such as a time as this!!
    But4GOD, GloryB2GOD.???????BLESSINGS to you and family on your beautiful bundle of joy from heaven?

  8. Catherine Thomas says:

    Yes just what I needed to encourage me. Thank Father . I hope baby is well now xxx

  9. Derek Williams says:

    Oh my goodness!!! This is an on time word for me and my family!!! Wow as I am believing God for Showers of Blessings, this is just the proper word for my season. So on point, with the spirit!!! I know it was for everyone else, however, El Shaddai really showed himself to me in this post!!! Thank you, also in must add, in believing for all that I am believing for God told me to call Him El Shaddai!!!

  10. Rebecca Jones says:

    I know exactly what it means. Pray and confess that Word out loud, sing and praise.You can learn a lot from children. Michael Card has a song about it, Nathan’s Lullaby or something to that effect, we used to play it at family daycare.

  11. Sara Carolina says:

    Thank you dear Jamie for help me to keep my faith up, God bless you! May your baby be healed in Jesus’Name!!

  12. Thank you Jamie, this definitely encourages my heart. Very rich to meditate on. Praying for you and the challenges you face as a new mom.
    Esteeming you highly.

  13. Terri Day says:

    Jamie,
    I was wondering if your baby could have a lip tie, which can prevent them from nursing well. My grandson was not nursing fully, and was frustrated and could not latch on. After clipping this, he immediately started nursing normally. Most doctors will not tell you about this and may not even
    believe this is a problem. I hope and pray for you that you are able to solve your baby’s feeding problem soon. I appreciate you so much. You have been such a blessing to me, and always seem
    to be so timely as to my heart issues.
    Thank you for the blessing you have been to me.
    Terri Day

  14. Thank you for this word. Praying for you and your family .

  15. Wow, what an amazing word! I am receiving this and opening my mouth really W-I-D-E!! And I feel like I too am just coming out of Egypt (Psalm 81:10). But I am learning to press into our Heavenly Father. I appreciate you taking the time to explain this issue of placing a demand on Papa God and expecting above and beyond what we could think or imagine to ask! Thanks so much for sharing this, Jamie ?. And I pray that your little guy will continue to open his little mouth really wide so HE too can continue to receive nourishment ?. May Father God continue to bless you and your family with an overflow of His goodness,love,peace, and joy ❤️???

  16. Hie Jamie,

    I opem my mouth wide open. I am believing Jehovah Elshaddai for plenty and enough to keep. I am also believing Him for my friend’s fruitfullness.

  17. Angela Collins-Jenkins says:

    Jamie, thank you very much for the encouraging word it was just what I needed I thank God for pouring into you such a rich word. Angela Jenkins

  18. Carolyn McKinnon says:

    Thank you Jamie. This is what I needed. I have lost the passion, the hunger and thirst for God’s Word. I have noticed this for quite some time. I read the Word, but have trouble studying it. I need prayer. I have trouble concentrating.

  19. Jamie thanks so much for this on time Word. I believe it and receive it and choose to put it to work. I’m excited as I watch to see how He’s going to bless! I’m expecting great blessings! God bless you and your family!

  20. Powerful Word!!! Thank you for sharing. My mouth is open. Ready to receive. Kingdom Blessings to you and your family.

  21. Thank you for this message. It came in a time for me where I have been struggling mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, and in my marriage. And yesterday was a really hard time for me. I’m fighting hard to believe God. But it’s been years. These words gave me hope again. Thank you

  22. Mark Mooers says:

    Thank you. Jamie. Awesome word. I need more faith in believing God wants to bless me. Pray for me. Thank you and God richly bless you your family and your ministry. ??????

  23. Jamie thank you for the encouraging word. First I pray that you and your family receive the abundance. Secondly This is truly definitely for me and my family. We are opening our mouths for the abundance that are father has for us. We serve a God of abundance.

  24. Rachael A Keith says:

    Oh my Jamie!! I so needed this today!! We are struggling, and have leaned towards giving up. I thank you so much for all your encouraging words and answering God’s calling for your Ministry.
    God Bless you and your family.

  25. Thank you Jaime❤️Please know how much you have encouraged me??I’m interested in knowing more about planting seeds? Bit confused about some stuff regarding breakthroughs.How do you plant seeds about things that are not money or item related?

  26. Anonymous says:

    Good word! Thank you!!

  27. Bernadette Hicks says:

    Thank you Jamie!
    I found your blog while I was seeking more understanding about the scripture: in Psalm 81:10
    How illuminating your response to me….. What I got out of it was that if we would seek God’s promises whole heartedly for each of our needs of him as they arise, and mediate upon his word day and night
    about what he has promised, our hearts will be so full of his word, and understanding will come, so that we are able to recall his word, because of our understanding, then when we open our mouths, we are confident that
    he will fill it with his word only , this is the word of God we will profess, and surely, we can expect it to come to pass, this is our faith. Thank – you so much, Bernadette!

  28. Hilda Geweldt says:

    Thank you daughter of Zion, we sometimes forget that you cannot receive with a clutched fist or a closed mouth. What a teaching. God bless

  29. Christiana says:

    It’s awesome how much God loves us. My mouth is open 140 degrees and I nurse at the breast of Jehovah Elshaddai my Heavenly Father. Hallelujah!!! God bless you for this words. Amen.

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