Here are some interesting thoughts from Psalm 81:10-16 (NLT).
"Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things. But no, my people wouldn’t listen. Israel did not want me around. So I let them follow their own stubborn desires, living according to their own ideas. Oh, that my people would listen to me! Oh, that Israel would follow me, walking in my paths! How quickly I would then subdue their enemies! How soon my hands would be upon their foes! Those who hate the LORD would cringe before him; they would be doomed forever. But I would feed you with the finest wheat. I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock.”
1. God wants to fill us with good things (described as 'the finest wheat' and 'wild honey') BUT we have to open our mouth wide. We have to prepare and expect good from Him.
2. Do we take time to listen to God? If not, we give the message to Him that we don’t want Him around.
3. God responds to our disinterest by leaving us to our own desires and ideas. He never forces himself on us.
4. IF only we would listen to God and follow His paths, we would feel His support and favor tangibly on all we do. Progress would be made much more quickly. He will jump to our assistance.
God longs for us to walk each day in close relationship with Him, sharing our life journey with Him as a partnership. What a offer!