"Soaking"-Spiritual Soaking-What is it?

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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.

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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.

The Prayer

"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.

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Hannah David Cini 21 months ago from Nottingham

I found this interesting. I think quiet time with God makes such a difference though it's easy to either forget or spend the whole time talking to God and forget to listen.


Shaunabeloved 4 years ago

Really helpful article - thanks!

I'm quite new to soaking but when I can turn aside from the business of life (a struggle sometimes..!) it's an amazing thing.

I've been loving an album by a guy in the UK called Rob Stroh.

Found this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjpoFlLBBgY

Bless you!


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

wilmiers77, Glad you liked the Hub. Thanks for commenting.


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wilmiers77 5 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK

Becky,awesome! Your hub gave me a spiritual lift.


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

marellen, Thanks for your thoughtful comments.


marellen 5 years ago

Becky...you certainly gave me something to think about. I love the music and soaking the Lord in sure wouldn't hurt. My Mother soaks the Lord in everyday by saying the rosary....this gives her peace and joy throughout the day too. Thanks for sharing this info.


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Pamela, for me soaking is one of the most important aspects of my relationship with the Lord. It's renewing and healing. I hope you will try it sometime. Thanks for commenting and rating my Hub.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Becky, I found this on Red Gauge and I love this hub. The music is splendid and soaking sounds like a wonderful way to be closer to the Lord. Thank you for such a beautiful hub. Rated up!


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Sister revmjm, I'm so glad that you're in agreement with me and have enjoyed the pleasure and experience of soaking in the presence of our Lord for many years as I have. It is so wonderful to find sisters and brothers here at HubPages whose strong faith and belief systems are similar to my own. God bless you and keep you safe and strong in your missions during these last days.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

Thank you for writing this and explaining it to people who didn't know about Spiritual Soaking. I have been involved with soaking sessions for many years and enjoy the presence of the Lord through them. Even though I have already have soaking music, I am gong to use the music you provided for my next soaking session.


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

kashmir, I'm glad you liked the hub and enjoyed the music. Thanks so much for voting and rating my hub.


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Becky, Great information on soaking and so well explained,love the music has well . Being brought closer to our Lord is a wonderful thing !

Awesome and vote up !!!


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Hi Healing Touch, I know what you mean, I've done this for a number of years and only recently found that others also share this same wonderful experience with the Lord. Thank you for voting me up and awesome.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

I really enjoyed this hub. Great job. I loved the music and the explanation of soaking. I guess I did this without knowing it had a name. Vote up and awesome.


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Fluffy77, Thank you for your kind comments.


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Absolutely a great topic, and I agree whole heartedly to most all of it. Very useful and informative good page layout too.

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