Do you need a fresh touch from God in your life right now? If you are struggling or if you are going through a hard place, I’m telling you, if you will practice and literally DO what I’m going to share with you, you WILL receive a fresh touch from Him!
Are you ready?
Do you want a fresh touch? Listen, I understand what might be going through your mind: “Yeah… but… I’m so focused on this and that; I’m so beaten down and depressed. There doesn’t seem to be any way out of my problem. Not sure anyone can help.”
If that is you, there’s a simple cure IF you will do it: That’s the key by the way; you have to do your part. Right now, lift your hands up to the Lord and say, “God, I cast ALL my cares; ALL my hurt and pain; and every struggle I have onto You. I receive Your grace; I receive Your mercy that’s new every morning; and I receive a fresh touch from You God.”
Can it be that easy? Yes!
The hard part is for you to get out of the way and actually DO what you need to do to get your fresh touch! Quit fretting and worrying! Quit allowing yourself to be stirred up and full of anxiety and anger. Stop allowing all the things and pressures of life to pull you down! Instead, CAST IT OFF in Jesus Name! The Bible tells us to “cast all our cares onto Him…” (1 peter 5:7) Another version says, “cast all your anxiety on Him…” Give that stuff to Him! He’s much better at handling it than you are anyway! Now… RECEIVE the absolute grace; the unmerited favor of God! RECEIVE His mercy that washes you clean and brand new. RECEIVE right now that fresh touch of His anointing.
RECEIVE by Faith!
It’s all done by faith. Worshiping Him when you least feel like it is done by faith! Everything you receive from God is done by faith! Get used to receiving by faith! Listen friend… I get that you don’t feel like it; but that’s when you need to do it most. It’s easy to worship God when you are feeling great. It’s harder when you are not. It’s when you do it anyway that you begin to receive the very refreshing from God that you need and are crying out for.
If you are ready for that refreshing touch from Him, close your eyes and lift your hands to Heaven. Let this be your prayer: “Lord, I receive. I receive from Heaven. I receive a fresh touch of Your anointing; a fresh touch of Your presence. Lord, I declare in the Name of Jesus, EVERYTHING is going to be alright. I’m going to trust You!”
Now… begin to worship Him. If you need to, put some worship music on that will help you even more. Remember, this will only work if you do your part. God WILL do His… but you have to do yours as well.
I think sometimes we struggle too much. We struggle to try to get the things of God to work in our life. All we need to do is yield.
I looked up the definition of “yield,” and understanding what a yield sign is, I heard in my heart, “we yield the right of way… somebody is coming, so you yield to them.” We need to do the same thing with the Lord. We need to yield the right to have God have His way in our life. Just yield and say, “God, Your way, not mine. God, I want Your will, not my will.”
It’s simple… don’t complicate it.
Don’t get works in it. Just simply, by grace, receive a fresh touch of His anointing. His grace will empower you! Knowing everything is OK between you and the Father will empower you! Who doesn’t want that? We all do!
1 Corinthians 15:34 says,
“Awake to righteousness, and sin not…”
Wake up to all the things that God has for you. Lift your hands and just say, “Lord, I yield to You. I yield to what You want to do in me. I yield to the love of God!”
Let His love fill you right now. It’s up to you! YIELD to His love.
Now… I’ve said this many times over the last few years:
You’ve already repented. You don’t have to keep repenting over the same issues… unless you keep on doing them. A lot of people are still repenting over something that happened months, even years ago. It happens even more when they get into the presence of God. It’s at that time the enemy tries to come and accuse them. He begins to slander them; and take aim at their character. He tries to erode that foundation of confidence.
He can only succeed if YOU let him! Just say, “No more devil! BACK OFF in Jesus Name!” (You have authority over Him.) Now, remind yourself that you are one who yields to the love of God. Let His love fill you full.
Romans 5:5 says,
“…because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”
Let this be your prayer: “Lord, I yield to Your love… the love of God. Thank You for loving me with an unconditional love. Fill me full with Your absolute love. I receive Your love for me! I give You all the praise! In Jesus Name!
Remember this: as you are yielding, you will find there is HEALING in His love!
God loves to heal. He loves to save. He loves to bring forth salvation. That’s why Jesus came; to bring forth salvation. In the Greek it’s, “Sozo;” which means “complete deliverance.” You are saved from your sins; saved from destruction; saved from poverty; sickness and disease. You are SAVED! He CAME to save YOU!
Now… receive what you have need of.
Receive your healing miracle. Receive the answer to your prayer. Receive direction. As a matter of fact, if you are struggling over an issue, lay it at the altar… lay it at the foot of the cross. As you do, thank Him and say, “Lord, I receive direction from Your presence.” Remember, it’s all by faith. So whether you understand it intellectually or not, just receive it.
This post can just be another “interesting read” for you… OR… it will change your life if you will follow through and do it. God hasn’t called you to carry stress, burdens, anxiety, care, anger, hurt or pain. He wants you free… so He provided a way for you to BE free. The next step is yours.
Step in to His presence. Step in to the anointing of God. Whatever you have need of is found in His presence. Fullness of joy is in His presence. A path of life is in His presence. Don’t miss this moment. Lift your hands and just begin to worship Him from the bottom of your heart. As you do, you WILL receive the refreshing your heart longs for.
~Pastor Doug Bird
Senior Pastor, Abundant Life Church