Psalm 103:1-5 King James Version (KJV)
103 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
My mouth was unsatisfied. I was unaware of this fact until I heard myself mumbling about it. I had just finished my lunch and I complained, (to myself but it still counts as complaining). “That was okay, but my mouth is just not satisfied.”
As soon as I said it I was reminded of the above scripture, which we had recently studied at church. I reread it and suddenly I saw verse 5 in an entirely new light. God wants my mouth satisfied both with what comes out of it and what goes into it.
A satisfied mouth is one that speaks good things. Good things like the Word of God, the promises of God, faith, hope and love. What comes out of my mouth determines my future and the course of my life. What I say matters.
I am also convinced that God wants my mouth to be satisfied with the food I eat. For me this includes the amount , as well as the type of food.
Let me give you a little history. I am what I like to call ‘fluffy’. (My doctor calls it morbidly obese…tomato, tomahto.) I have been known to over indulge, snack, binge, and generally put too much food in my mouth, hence the fluffiness. I have not had huge success with dieting. Okay, I have not had ANY success with dieting.
I like to eat. I call myself a grazer. I would snack on something nonstop; like nuts, candy, cookies, whatever. So to say that counting calories is a challenge is an understatement.
My husband and I recently decided enough is enough and we needed to loose weight; for our health, our joints, and our love life. We got an app on our phones to track calories and began to pay attention to what we were eating, and how much. In the past such an endeavor would not last longer than three days at which time I would announce that ‘dieting is too hard’ and since Eric (my husband) loves me just the way I am, why put myself through the hassle?
This time, before I could reach the point of surrender, I grumbled about my unsatisfied mouth and God gave me Psalm 103:5. Now, over a month after we started our diet, I have lost 11 pounds and I have not quit. Everyday I confess this scripture and I say, “My mouth is satisfied.”
Now I am expecting the rest of that verse to manifest. God satisfies my mouth with good things, so that my youth is renewed like the eagles! I expect a renewed youth, increased energy and a decreased waistline. Bless the Lord, O my soul!