Here we want to answer the question of “how to soak in the Presence of God”. More important than being able to spout information, we need to be people who can absorb His Presence along with the things of God that come through impartation, the varieties of gifts and anointings. The Holy Spirit transfers by revelation and impartation. It is a heart to heart connection that enables us to absorb His life, truth and glory into our lives. When God speaks it is so from His heart that it can cause our heart to burn.
“And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”
I. The New Creation
It is not about how much information we can cram in our head. The head can only accomplish so much. It is only a file cabinet. The intellect ever strives to figure things out never coming to the ultimate conclusion. Useful, yes. But it is not to be the source of our wisdom. The heart in the new creation, finds the conclusion from the beginning because this is where true relationship with God is formed.
The more time we take to receive the wisdom and revelation that God desires to pour in us the more we will walk in His ways, be in touch with His reality and find the waters of life within. There is no reason why anyone in Christ should live in a dry place. God did not give us a half-baked promise of the Holy Spirit. Jesus told us that “rivers” would spring out of our innermost being. This issue is never on God’s end. The question is who is willing to hang out with God. The is the first step in learning how to soak in the Presence of God.
II. Hunger for God
Is what God speaks that valuable to you, that you will actually stop for one word that the Lord speaks? This is the measure of our hunger. People heave and hoe about how they want revival but will they stop and drink of the Holy Spirit on their own? We need to begin with our own heart getting revived in God then we spend more time being filled, releasing the life of God to people. We are the habitations of God, people who carry His glory. Soaking music can be a tool to help us live in this reality.
In looking at “how to soak in the Presence of God”, when we are saturated with His Presence we find a place of grace, contentment and overflow. Things come much easier when His life is present with us. There is nothing that compares with His tangible Presence in our lives. A sponge is a wonderful picture of how things work in the Spirit. A sponge will suck up all the water and hold it! A sponge can then release that water as the hand squeezes it out. Has God ever squeezed you?
III. Filled with His Presence
When we are filled with His Presence, God can squeeze us so that His presence will spill out on people. If we do not take time to absorb His presence then there is nothing for Him to squeeze out of us. A dry sponge is only good for absorbing. If you are dry it is time to soak in God’s Presence. Simple. Check your tank, you might be empty. Get filled, go pour out. Let God squeeze you… Be a holy sponge for God! Use soaking music to help you connect with God!
“And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ… “
Take several times throughout the day to soak in His Presence, to really absorb the Holy Spirit in Your life. Slow down, turn on some soaking music and let God wash you. Get the fresh water of heaven in your life so that you can be a blessing to others. The best way I find to soak in God’s presence is with intimate worship or soaking instrumental music that has the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon it.
Heavenly sound has a way to connecting our hearts to the water source. It is not hard. It just takes a little effort on our part to commit the time to Him. Get comfortable, relax, turn on the soaking music, pray in the spirit, give thanks to God and just spend time with Him. Don’t worry about anything. That will kill the anointing quicker than just about anything. Allow your heart to be free in His Presence, coming with an offering of thanks in faith believing for Him to touch you in a fresh way.
You may have heard of atmospheric rivers hitting the California area. There is ONE river that I’m most fond of and that is God’s river that flows from His throne! He has His own atmospheric river that He is pouring out in the earth today – even His glory bringing the refreshing that only He can give! With that I was inspired to create this “Atmospheric River Instrumental’. Enjoy!
Learning to live in the Presence of God is essential to our lives. “The Secret to Experience God’s Presence” is a new book by John Belt to help you do just that – There is no place like His place!
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