You Must be Open to be Filled

Psalm 81:10 says, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.”  God has the ability and desire to fill us with His Spirit, but we must receive.

Have you ever been the unlucky beneficiary of a water leak? How about the kind of leak that goes from dripping to spraying?  It is amazing on how quickly you can start grabbing containers, in hopes of containing the overflow.  The urgency of this situation might have you grabbing for anything available.  If something has a closed lid, then you will try to remove it; if it is filled with something, then you will need to empty it.  Here is the thing about filling; you cannot fill something that is already full and you cannot fill something that is closed.  If you would like to be filled, then you will need to be open, receptive and not full of something else.  You must be open to be filled.