Soaking in the Bible
• Psalms 23: 1-3- “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me besides the still waters. He restores my soul…”
• Psalms 37:7- “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.”
• Psalms 27:14- “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord!”
Other passages: 4:4; 131:2, Matthew 11:28-30, Hebrews 4:19-11; Isaiah 40:29-31; Proverbs 1:33; Luke 10:39: Hosea 2:14.
What is soaking?
To “soak” in God’s presence is to rest in His love rather than to “strive” in prayer… As the believer soaks in God’s presence, the Lord takes control and begins to draw his attention to God‘s word either in the scriptures or through internal audible impressions or pictures the believer sees in his mind’s eye.
Why do I need to soak?
There is a deep need in every one of us to be close to God. Experiencing God is something to be sought after and not avoided. While we base our theology on God’s word, our experience with God make it all come alive. The Bible is a book of experiences of men and women of God throughout history, whose lives were changed through divine encounter. Your life will be changed as well as you encounter Him.
Where can I soak?
At the local church in Toronto, they conclude every meeting with a time of soaking prayer. Soaking prayer is something you can also do in your own home. You can be alone or just with your spouse or children, or you can invite several friends over, who can take turns praying for one another.