Stressed?....Dry?....Obey Your Thirst!....and Soak, whenever you can!
Continued soaking causes us to become bendable, succulent, full of life giving water, receptacles for others to drink from and pliable in His arms! And 'corporate soaking' is like the cluster of grapes hanging out together on the vine; and when the wine is processed, it makes for the best wine tasting ever!
All plants need water! We are the planting of the Lord, trees planted by the river's edge.
When plants have not had water in a while, the soil is so dry, that water runs off; left without water, the plant will eventually wither and die. And He wills that none of us should perish!
The remedy most gardeners use to restore the plant is submersion! Our Father is 'the' Gardener; I believe He is the best gardener, even at times of pruning! We are pruned when we do and pruned when we don't!!! But back to soaking!
The plant is placed under water, by holding the plant down into a container of water. I don't know about you, but angels have been instructed to hold me down on a number of occasions! I have learned to yield, humbling myself for the Gardener's touch and allow Him to work His way in me. Personally and through much experience, I believe that the container He uses is a wine vat full of Glory! He knows what is best for us and moves us from glory to glory! Side Note: The substance of Glory is LOVE!
When under the water, the plant releases bubbles of air, that come to the surface. As the soil receives more and more of the water, it becomes weighty and heavy and eventually sinks; and any debris that remains and did not receive water, floats away! Interesting huh? When we yield, we receive His weightiness. Also, as people, we tend to get a bit puffed up too and need to release some of that hot air from time to time! (Knowledge puffs up and love builds up!)
The soaking displaces the dryness, thereby receiving the necessary nutrient of water for life!!! Our body is made up of 50% to over 90% of water, depending on our size and age. And different parts of our body have more than others; the brain has 85%. Water is required for life!
So soak Him up, like a sponge does to water, and when the shaking comes, you will shake love all over the place!
There are all kinds of life giving nutrients found in times of soaking....come sink deeper into Daddy's heart and allow Him to complete your sentences, show you a new way of looking at yourself and situations and the other people He loves, and allow Him to fill every empty and hurt place in you with Himself!
Allow Him to fulfill every love need! You will never be the same!