Touching God

Many people desire to be touched by God in some way when they attend a worship service or gathering. The Church is recognized to be a place people can be touched by God and therefore be changed by God. We are to be a people that introduce other people to the reality of God’s love and power. We are to be a people that love Him, intimately know Him and ACCURATELY represent Him so that others can anxiously desire the relationship we have with Him. Evidence of touching God is change. When you touch water, you get wet. When you touch fire, you get burned. When you touch God, you change. An encounter with God, one that is sincere and not synthetic leaves a mark on a person’s soul that impacts forever the way a person thinks and therefore the way a person lives. God is love and the primary change within a person is a greater desire to love people, even those who were once classified as enemies. I feel many people are yearning and longing for a touch from God. But I also believe God is longing for us to reach for Him and touch HIM. Is it possible to touch God?

Jesus Mind Principle #20: People are God’s new address

We touch God by ministering to Him and worshiping Him. Singing songs to God, reading and meditating in His Word, dancing unto Him and praying are all ways we minister to Him and enter into His presence. But one of the most tangible ways we can serve/minister to God is by serving/ministering to His people. Remember Jesus said in Matthew 25:40 “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Jesus also shared that the greatest commandments were to “love God with all of your heart, all of your soul, all of your mind, and all of your strength…and love your neighbor as you love yourself.” (Luke 10:27) By loving people, we are loving God. God pours His Spirit in us so that we can learn to love His people through His love. (see Romans 5:5) It’s almost as if our vertical devotion to God is transferred into a horizontal devotion to people because that’s where His focus is…PEOPLE. The scriptures record that God’s desire was not to dwell in temples built with human hands (see Acts 17:24) but in the temples made by His OWN hands. So Jesus made a way for His Father to live within the hearts of His people through the work of the cross. Now we ourselves are God’s temple and God’s Spirit lives in us! (1 Corinthians 3:16) When we see believers (people who have put their faith in Jesus the messiah, the Son of God and the atoner of our sins) we should see them as the PEOPLE of GOD. That means seeing them as the people GOD dwells in. This mentality brings spiritual maturity. It becomes an honor to bless people because we accurately see them in light of the truth…they are God’s residence. People are God’s NEW address. He desires to live in ALL flesh, therefore even if a person is an unbeliever, we should see them as a potential residence for God’s presence to abide  in and therefore care for them. We need to EVEN see ourselves as the temple of God and remain conscious of that fact. If God lives in me, how should I treat me? How should I live, because I’m now a mobile Home for God. The Jesus Mind is a yielded mind to this reality. Touch God’s heart by being touched by Him in the revelation of His presence and by touching others around you. “Let this mind be in you which also was in Christ Jesus.”

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