Devotional Times with God
Soaking Music can be so useful in your devotional times with God. Each of us need to find a way to silence the noise and get refreshed, rested and made alive to God’s Presence. Soaking music is just a tool that can be used just for this. There is such power in melodies. When God anoints music it has a powerful impact on us helping us to enter into His Presence. One of the most important things about soaking music is the spirit of worship. You want to find music that has a genuine heart of worship behind it. This is the kind of soaking music that helps you enter into the Presence of the Lord. There have been innumerable times where I’ve needed to slow down and receive God’s love to put my soul at rest. Holy Spirit anointed music helps us sensitize our hearts and minds to His Presence.
God Pours Into Us
God has so much to pour into us. The Holy Spirit pours out the love of God into our hearts. The more we engage the Holy Spirit in this way, the easier it becomes to connected with God in a more continual fashion. If you have difficulties connecting with God or would want to experience God in a more tangible way, soaking music can be a big help.
Whether it is instrumental music or worship, both can help you come into the Presence of God. For prayer times, instrumental music works really well because you are not distracted by the words of song. When you are just hanging out worship music helps to keep your thoughts focused upon the Lord. There is nothing more important than to experience the reality of God’s Presence. Make every effort to live out of a lifestyle of worship and intimacy with God. His reward is with those who seek Him continually.
Getting Away From It All
What is soaking music? It is the sound of heaven that connects us to the very person of God. Heaven is filled with worship, sound and amazement. The goal of soaking music is to help us come into a greater encounter with God. Maybe it is only 5 or 10 minutes, but take some time to get away from it all today and rest in His Presence. Your day will be better having been with Him. If you want to really get at the roots of where it came from you need to go all the way back to King David when he was worshipping God in the field with his harp.
Can you imagine? The world at that time was inconceivably simple compared to the time that we live in now. No skyscrapers, cars, not much noise to be heard, no cells phones, no internet, none of the things that we value as being so important in our modern day. It was in this paradise of scenic proportions that David found the Lord and the Lord found David. David learned the quiet and stillness that only getting alone with God could provide. He learned how to enjoy just being in the Presence of God. That is why he wrote, “Better in one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere…” (Psalms 84:9-10)
How Far Back?
Who really knows when it started. Maybe with David, maybe with Abraham. Who knows, maybe it even started with Adam. He definitely was covered with God’s glory and Presence before the fall. Scripture says when Seth was born men started calling on the name of the Lord. That is a good thing. One thing we do know is that soaking in God’s Presence is very important to the life of anyone who names the name of Christ. Why? It is all about intimacy with God, spending time with Him.
It is about learning to be still in His Presence to absorb the love of His Spirit into our hearts. As we know soaking music today it is a way of using music to ride into God’s Presence more easily. The music is a tool to help our hearts get on God’s wavelength. It is not that we have to have the music, but it does aid us at times as a spring board helping us connect to the reality of His Presence.
Soaking Music is For Everyone
Soaking music really helps us to have a tangible experience with God. Below we look at the purpose of soaking music, dwelling places, keys to soaking in God’s Presence and the types of soaking music. God not only want us to know “about Him”, but more importantly wants us to “know Him”. You will find that soaking music is something that can be used to spend quality time with the Lord.
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Additional Resources to Help You Understand
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