Hello, I’m Ryan Bruss with Revive International. Welcome to God Today. A man by the name of Gypsy Smith in the early 1900s said a quote, and I’m paraphrasing, “If you want God in your life, if you want revival, here’s what you gotta do. Go to your prayer closet, draw yourself a circle. Get in that circle and say, ‘God, touch everything within that circle.’” And this is how we encounter God in our lives.
People are always asking, how can I experience the power? How can I experience the presence? I want to be on fire for God. I want to be filled with God. I want to be filled with His presence. Well, friend, that’s what you have to do. There are no shortcuts to His presence. There are no shortcuts to the power of God. You have to literally or figuratively, draw yourself a circle and say, “Lord, touch me, fill me, change me. I want to be the man of God that You’ve called me to be. I want to be the woman of God that You’ve called me to be.”
Here’s what you have to do. Do you remember the story of Jacob in the book of Genesis, where he wrestled with the angel and the Bible says when he was done, he came out with a limp? Go to your prayer closet, mom, dad, son, daughter, teenager – go to your prayer closet and don’t come out until you come out with a limp. What does that mean? It means God touched me and you want your kids – dads, I’m talking to you right now – you want your kids to say, “What happened to dad?” And you want mom to turn around and say, “He got a touch from God. He got his limp.” Moms, wives, you need a touch from God. Go get that limp. Kids, I want you to seek the Lord with all your heart, no matter how old you are.
If you want to walk in His presence, if you want to walk in the fire of God, if you want to be filled with the joy of the Lord, if you want to see things happen in your life and be filled with the favor of God, you have to go into your prayer closet and draw that circle. Let God fill you. Let Him touch you. Let Him burn the junk out. Let Him make you clean. Let Him touch you and fill you. That’s where it all begins. If you want to reach the world, if you want to reach your family, you have to get in that circle. If you want revival, get in that circle and say, “God, touch everything within that circle.”
I want to pray for you. Father in Jesus’ name, I pray that figuratively people would jump into their circle and say, “I want to be one of those that are on fire for God. I want to be one of those that are filled with the presence of God.” I pray that You’d give them the passion, the joy, and the hunger. I pray that today, wherever you are, that you will begin to crave the very presence of God. Lord, I release that on them in Jesus’ name, that they would have such a hunger and thirst for righteousness. I know, Lord, that You will fill them to overflowing today. I feel it – it’s coming on you today. You’re going to feel a fresh impartation on your life to run after God with all your heart.