For a few days now I’ve been marveling how God breathed life into us, how we became living beings. Isn’t it incredible God gave us his very own breath? That was the first time we were touched by the Living God.
Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:9, NIV)
But God was not finished with us even when we chose to disobey. He wanted us to be truly alive. That’s why he also gave his very own son so we could become spiritually alive.
And you [He made alive when you] were [spiritually] dead and separated from Him because of your transgressions and sins, in which you once walked. (Eph. 2:1-2a, AMP)
When we come, one by one, to Christ, we are touched by the Living God again. This time we are born of the Spirit and then we will finally know what it is to be truly alive.
Once we are touched by the Living God, nothing is the same again. No more walking like a dead man. Instead, fully alive in Christ. Fully aware of God’s holiness and his tender but powerful touch.
When we have surrendered to God, we are not in charge of our lives anymore. Instead, the Holy Spirit calls the shots. But, hey, would you prefer to be lead by a dead man walking and not by the living God?
The Living God gives us his breath, his only son, and his spirit. He gives us everything we ever need. God loves, he supports, he equips, he takes care of us. He touches our hearts and remakes us according to his good plan for us.
Being touched by the Living God is the best there is. I desire to be touched by God every day. This way I am empowered to live fully. Why don’t you want that too?
Thank you for giving us life upon life,
grace upon grace, love upon love.
Touch our hearts, Lord, also today.
Make us fully alive.
Bless us as you see fit.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Have you been touched by the Living God?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you seek God and his will for your life!
*[As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]