What is soaking?
Soaking is a time to quiet the soul, but to be awakened in the spirit to hear the heart of God in that moment, and to interact with Him in a personal way. Soaking time for me is always associated with music. It can be music that is sung, or music that is instrumental, but it is always music that comes to life because of what Holy Spirit is doing in that moment.
Music that is birthed in the Presence of God without having been previously composed is typically referred to as a “spontaneous song”. A spontaneous song is music that has never been heard before by anyone, including the one who sings or plays it.
Soaking music takes us outside the boundaries of traditional worship music. It helps create an atmosphere of total rest where we can receive from the Father and hear Him to speak to us.
My music to Him can encompass many things: praise, adoration, intimate worship, joy, celebration, thankfulness, composed songs, spontaneous songs, with words, without words…
Soaking is a time of connecting spirit to spirit and heart to heart with the one who loves us like no other, and who created us to have relationship with Him. It is an interactive experience with God that has no expectations or limitations.
In a time of soaking we might sing the same song for 20 minutes as we “soak” and receive new depths of revelation and love. It’s an expansion of expression that permeates the lines of traditional worship.
Soaking is a time of total freedom in the spirit… A time to make time to be saturated by the Presence of God… A time to breathe Him in and soak Him in to every cell of our being. It’s a time to be still and know that He is God. It’s a time to cease all striving and to lay our burdens at the feet of Jesus. It’s a time to receive fresh healing in our bodies and souls, and to fix our eyes on Jesus. It’s a time to rest in the shadow of His wings, and to know His peace that passes understanding. It’s a time to hear His whispers of love for us and to allow time for that love to completely saturate us.