"Soaking"-Spiritual Soaking-What is it?
Soaking; What is it?
I have spent special private time with the Lord God for many years. I was delighted recently, when I found that others also share this same experience and that it has a specific name. It is called "soaking" which is appropriate, since we are actually soaking in His love, healing, and guidance just as a dry sponge absorbing moisture.
Soaking is for those of us who desire a closer relationship with God. A personal time of one on one fellowship with the Lord. A special time just for you and He. A time when you invite Him into your personal place and completely open your heart to receive and experience His unconditional love, healing and guidance. A time to draw nearer to Him, to express your deepest thoughts, feelings and concerns. It's personal interaction with God himself. It's also a special time of personal worship, praise and thankfulness. This is the time to let everything else go and spend uninterrupted time with our Father. We are like sponges, ready to soak in all the blessings that are waiting for us. When you spend this special time with the Lord, you will experience many things; the healing of body and spirit, renewed strength, joy, a feeling of being washed in love and so much more.
Soaking; My Personal Experience
In my opinion, it helps to enhance the experience by creating a welcoming atmosphere, much the same as you would in preparation for special visitors and guest. While this is not absolutely necessary because the Lord stands ready to meet you anywhere, at any time; I feel that creating a certain ambiance in anticipation of His arrival only serves to strengthen my desire and heighten my anticipation of this precious personal time we spend together.
Generally, I light candles and play my favorite soaking music. My favorite single song for soaking is "Meet Me Here" by Julie True which is a music track from the "Breathe You In" cd. Sometimes, I will perfume the air with a mild soft fragrance. Find a comfortable position, either in a cushioned chair, sofa or on a floor pillow. Sometimes, I may lay down. It really doesn't matter, just make sure your as comfortable as possible.
There have been times, when I've been upset or distraught over the death or illness of a family member or friend, ran to my secret place, fell to my knees and at times face down. Then I would be lifted up, out of despair by the hand of my Father himself. It's amazing, not only does He understand, it goes much deeper than that; He actually feels what you feel, He experiences it. He feels your grief and pain. He has the desire and is able to comfort you in his all surrounding love. Let Him comfort you, wipe away your tears, strengthen you and stand you steady on your feet again, with renewed peace and the determination to carry on.
I spend time soaking and absorbing in His presence everyday. I want to worship Him to the fullest and draw as close to the Lord as possible. I need this special time with Him. My close relationship with God is as much a part of my day to day living and survival as breathing air, hydrating my body and taking in nourishment.
Worship You by; Julie True
Bask in His Awesome Presence
Choose a place to spend private time with God. Make sure that it's a place where you won't be interrupted in any way. A secret place if you will, where no one will disturb you. This can be a room or an area of your home, even a garage or barn will work. Then, Invite the Lord into your secret place.
Become as a small child is with his or her father. Trust and believe as a small child does. Open yourself to His healing presence. Allow God to restore your joy, magnified many times over by His awesome presence. The warmth and restoring waters filter slowly through your body and soul. It feels as though a cleansing or delicate washing is filtering through you and is done in such a gentle, restoring manner. You will receive a peace that you have never before experienced. You will be comforted. You know the Lord has held you and He has restored your joy. Your personal relationship with the Lord God has grown even closer. You have no doubt that He loves and cares deeply about you. He is your Father and you are His child.
Julie sings her spontaneous songs
Are You Saved?
Have you accepted Jesus into your heart? Are you saved? If the answer to these questions is no or if you are not sure, pray this simple sinners prayer and accept Him as your Savior.
"Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that you took the pain of the cross to give me new life. I ask you to come into my life and to give me your peace and joy. I confess that I am a sinner -- that I have gone my own way and have done wrong. Please forgive me for my sins. I receive you now as my Lord and Savior. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. Help me to follow you and to serve you all my life. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Amen."
If you prayed this prayer, you are now a child of God. The things of your old life have passed away and He has made all things new.
You are now saved. It's that simple. You might be saying to yourself; I've done so many bad things, how can God ever forgive me? Just read John 3:16 and Luke 23:43. Salvation is a free gift for you, paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ. He purchased a full pardon for you, all you have to do is ask, believe and accept. Let Him rescue you out of the depths of your despair and hopelessness. He will give you a new beginning, a new life. This is being born again.
Invite Jesus Into Your Secret Place
God loves us. He is waiting for us to invite Him into our secret place. When we open the door to Him, He gladly enters. His love and understanding surpasses all human understanding. We experience a closeness like no other. Our God is actually spending personal time with us. There's no other experience that can compare.
Samples of Soaking Music by My Personal Favorite Julie True
The video above features Julie True. Her music is my favorite to listen to while soaking. There are many artist whose music would work just as well, it's just a matter of personal taste.
I would like to add that Julie True has a website, where you're able to purchase her music in several forms; compact disc sent through the mail, mp3, singles or complete album downloads, if you wish.
There is also a free online healing room that features an interactive healing experience and continuous soaking music. I will add a link to the healing room and her site at the bottom of this Hub.
The Healing Room-A Free Interactive Healing Experience
- Julie True
The official website of Julie True
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