What is Soaking?

Soaking is an expressive term used to describe a spiritual, emotional and physical position that we place ourselves in to receive from the Lord by spending time in His Presence. It is a way that we can calm our souls from the business of life and allow the Lord to soften our hearts with His Love. When we put ourselves in a place of rest and relaxation, we are entering into the rest of faith that God has for us as His children. There is a work that only the Lord can do. Soaking in God’s Presence is like putting ourselves on His divine operating table so He can put us under an anethsethtic, so to speak, and perform operations that only He can perform.

One of the hardest things for us to do in our human nature is to just stop what we are doing to allow God to produce in us what only He can produce. We typically equate productivity with our own work and effort. But God has a completely different viewpoint. When we spend time with Him it is never wasted time. We are devoting and consecrating our hearts to Him without reservation. It is truly a “trust” relationship when we let Him take control as we enter into His rest. The “rest” of faith is accomplished when we cease from our own labors and enter into His.

Much of the anxiousness of life is disposed of when we enter into a lifestyle of soaking. It is the anxious heart that is plagued with voices and never can find true peace. It is a HUGE accomplishment when we finally find that place of peace and rest. He is the Prince of Peace. Peace is to be a distinguishing mark of the believer’s life.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27

Take some time today to receive His righteousness, peace and joy by His Holy Spirit. He promised that He would also pour out His Love into our hearts.

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