God is the Creator of the universe who carefully fashioned mankind in His own image.
If we are not careful, we can make God so big that He seems untouchable. We make Him so big that we take emotions, feelings, and desires away from Him. And we almost make Him like He’s something there that will never move. But God is so much more than that.
Psalms 50:9-16, 22-23. I want to focus on one particular phrase in verse 12. “If I were hungry, I would not tell thee:”
You can preach that in different ways. “You’re stingy, and you wouldn’t care.” or “You’re nasty, and I wouldn’t eat your cooking.” or “You don’t care for anyone, and you wouldn’t help if I asked.”
Has it ever crossed your mind that God gets hungry?
There was one particular morning I woke up and felt the presence of the Lord in my house. I started to jump up and go pray, but I realized that He didn’t come to hear my need. He came by because He was hungry. If God was hungry, would He come to your house? Would He pull on your heart?
What do you and I, as humans, have that God would desire? What would God come to someone’s house for?
1 Corinthians 16:2. Psalms 50:10. Would God come to someone’s house to pick up their tithes because He has a need? It’s more than that. It’s not that God comes to their house because He needs the money, but we are His children. The only way He can bless us is if we release what He’s given us. He’s held back car wrecks and heart attacks. He’s given us wisdom in making decisions and the strength to be able to work. It’s not just our money, it’s His too, and all He asks for is 10%. It’s not to rob us, but to open the window of Heaven to us and pour out blessings upon us. Malachi 3:8-12. Even after all God has done for them; some people will still cross their arms when it comes to giving back to Him. And then they wonder why God won’t move for them. If we are faithful to God, God will be faithful to us.
Exodus 19:5. Micah 6:8. 1 Samuel 15:22. God is hungry for someone who will not question Him but will obey Him. Have you ever heard a child ask “why” almost every time they are told to do something? God is looking for someone who will just go do what He asks with no questions. Do you want to know why the Lord went by and ate a meal with Abraham? One of the reasons is that even when God asked him to sacrifice his son, he didn’t ask “why.” When God tells us to do something, we don’t need to ask “why.” We just need to go do it. We don’t have to have the answer. We are his children, and He is our Father. We must submit and surrender to God. Why should God continue to ask someone to do something when they won’t obey?
If God comes to your house, will you worship Him?
The Lord is not just hungry to heal or save someone. He’s the Lord, and He’ll do that every time He shows up. But every once in a while, He’ll show up and say something like this, “Today, this service is not about the preacher or the needs of the sheep. I’m hungry. People have pushed me out of another courthouse and another law, and they’ve hurt me. They’ve cursed me and mocked me. I just want to be around someone that will tell me that I’m altogether lovely. I want someone to let me know that they haven’t forgotten me. I just want someone to worship me.”
When I woke up that morning and I was about to go pray, God checked me. I heard him whisper in my spirit, “I’m hungry. Would you spend a little time with me and not ask for anything?” We don’t need to spend all our prayer time asking. We need to stop sometimes and just worship and praise the Lord. Sometimes we just need to come to Him and say, “Lord, I haven’t come to ask for anything. I just wanted to tell you that I love you.”
Psalms 4:4. Psalms 63:6. Pain, pressure, and the enemy might have stolen your communication with God, but there can be restoration. Pray and get back that stillness in the midnight hour. You don’t have to wake up crying, or worried about things you can’t fix. You can wake up in God’s presence and praise Him and magnify Him. Your relationship with God can be renewed. Angels will stand in awe and demons will back up.
When the President comes, he doesn’t ride in one lone car by himself. He has a whole lot of people around him to protect him. God doesn’t come to your house by himself. “The angel of the Lord encampeth round them that fear him, and delivereth them.” He’s the Healer, so when He comes to your house, healing comes with Him. When He comes, blessings come with Him. When the Prince of Peace walks into your house, that means depression and discouragement have to leave, and peace will come into your house.
God is hungry to be loved.
We, as humans, desire to be loved, but where did that desire come from? The answer is that desire came from God. Mark 12:30. Deuteronomy 10:12. Romans 8:28.
God wants a friend. Would God come to your house if He was hungry for a friend?
— Pastor Anthony Wynn