Are You Hungry Like Pacman?
By: Katie Rogers
How many of you have played the classic old style game Pacman? When I was younger I would play Pacman for hours at a time.
Pacman is completely and constantly hungry- He’ll keep going until he has completed every level ate every pellet. We need to be like Pacman spiritually. We need to be constantly hungry for God’s Word and His presence.
Prayer and Food are Intertwined.
Real Food Vs. God’s Word
How many of you have walked into a restaurant saw a very long line or been told the wait is 30+ minutes and left?
Spiritual Side- how many of you hear God say wait for me or keep studying my word-but you get bored and decide to do it your own way?
1st Samuel 13:1-4, 7-14
1 Saul was thirty[a] years old when he became king, and he reigned over Israel forty-[b]two years. 2 Saul [c] chose three thousand men from Israel; two thousand were with him at Micmash and in the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan at Gibeah in Benjamin. The rest of the men he sent back to their homes. 3 Jonathan attacked the Philistine outpost at Geba, and the Philistines heard about it. Then Saul had the trumpet blown throughout the land and said, "Let the Hebrews hear!" 4 So all Israel heard the news: "Saul has attacked the Philistine outpost, and now Israel has become a stench to the Philistines." And the people were summoned to join Saul at Gilgal
7 Some Hebrews even crossed the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead.
Saul remained at Gilgal, and all the troops with him were quaking with fear. 8 He waited seven days, the time set by Samuel; but Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and Saul's men began to scatter. 9 So he said, "Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings. [a] " And Saul offered up the burnt offering. 10 Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to greet him. 11 "What have you done?" asked Samuel. Saul replied, "When I saw that the men were scattering, and that you did not come at the set time, and that the Philistines were assembling at Micmash, 12 I thought, 'Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the LORD's favor.' So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering." 13 "You acted foolishly," Samuel said. "You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. 14 But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him leader of his people, because you have not kept the LORD's command."
Pacman never stops eating, he can eat and eat and eat and never be full.
We need to be like Pacman.
Psalm 46:10- 10 "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."
Psalm 48:14-14 For this God is our God for ever and ever;
he will be our guide even to the end.
Isaiah 58:11- 11 The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
-Constantly seeking God’s presence, Reading His Word
- Waiting Upon Him to fill us, to stir us, to guide us.
What are some things you’re willing to wait for?
A new car, a new home, a TV, a vacation?
We invest, we wait for worldly things but do we put that much effort and time into waiting for God?
When we are hungry for the spiritual and we wait upon God he renews, refreshes, provides and gives us more than we could ask or dream of. So often we lack because we haven’t waited on God, church let’s wait on God. Let’s take time to seek his face, to read His Word and to be hungry like Pacman.