Touched By God...Never The Same

The right touch can change everything. It's those final touches that makes something extraordinary, and sets it apart from what's common. There's never been a masterpiece that didn't have a masters touch that crafted it. This is a timeless principle that is founded in creation and confirmed in mans struggle to overcome. The desire we have to count for something - to conquer common - is a worthy aspiration and birthed in us by the master himself. But there is something to be learned from the mantra of the true masterpieces. Those who are mature, possess a secret and they hold it with great care. It's a truth that's available to all but cherished by few. Those who are wise and see what is unseen can be heard to repeat something like this: "We are shaped, changed and refined ONLY by the touch of God." When God touches our lives and we allow him to sustain his hold on us, it will change everything.

Changing ourselves is as futile as trying to keep the Law of God. All of our effort can only increase our frustration and peak our awareness of our impotence to truly change. Trying to shape our own life must be exchanged for the touch of God. God calls his touch, "The law of the Spirit". It's his touch of the Spirit that sets us free from, "The law of sin and death". And when the Spirit gets its hands on our life, a masterpiece begins to unfold. What was once a lump of lostness, is now taking shape into something that will steal a breath from us. But the rarity of this experience is not a reflection of its lack of accessibility. This is available to anyone who would dare to humble themselves and stay under the hand of God. What God's Spirit touches, is a masterpiece in the making.

The right touch can change everything. Here's several great evidences of how God's Spirit shapes us, from Romans 8:

  • We are freed from soul-scarring condemnation. 
  • Our minds are filled with deep and refreshing thoughts that brings peace.
  • There will be a sense of being fully alive, even in bodies that are deteriorating.
  • We see God differently and recognize him as our "dad".
  • The touch of God strengths us in our weakness.
  • When we just can't put words to a prayer, the Spirit jumps in and prays for us.

This can begin to happen now. Don't grieve too long over wasted years. Ignore the noise of resistance. Bow low and watch what God's touch can do to you! 

Romans 8