Hello, I am Ryan Bruss with Revive International and welcome to God Today. A man by the name of Gypsy Smith, in the early 1900s said a quote (and I am paraphrasing), “If you want God in your life, if you want revival, here is what you have to do. Go to your prayer closet. Draw yourself a circle, get in that circle, and say, “God, touch everything within that circle.” 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.” Friends, that is 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 you have called me to be. I want to be the woman of God you have called me to be.” This is what you need to do. You remember the story of Jacob, in the book of Genesis. He wrestled with the angel and the Bible says that 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. Come out with that limp.
What does that limp mean? It means God touched me. You want your kids – dads I am talking to you 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. But, 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, draw the circle so to speak. 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 is 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.”
Right now I want to pray for you. Father, in Jesus’ name I pray that figuratively even people jump into their circle and say, “I want to be one of those on fire for God. I want to be one of those filled with the presence of God.” Father, in Jesus’ name, I pray you give them the passion, you give them the joy, you give them the hunger. I pray that today, wherever you are, you would begin to crave the very presence of God. Lord, I release that on them in Jesus’ name that they would have a hunger and thirst for righteousness. I know, Lord, you would fill them to overflowing today. I feel it, it is coming on you today. You are going to feel a fresh impartation on your life to run after God with all your heart.