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I want to bless you with a wonderful Father’s Day experience today, that you will encounter our Father God in a profound way, and receive a deeper revelation of His love for you.

Thank you, Father God, for meeting our every needs, as every good gift comes from You!

I also want to thank my earthly father, for being the great dad that he is, encouraging me and supporting me through the years.  Dad, you are greatly loved and appreciated!

On the ski slopes

By Samuel Liu

In the secret place or in a corporate gathering, we can encounter God by engaging in different “positions” such as waiting, standing, watching, calling, listening, resting, and many more. Each of these “position” is biblical (with references in Scripture), and each requires the participants to align their spirit, soul, and body in a different manner to encounter God.

These positions are all “active” postures of engaging God, though resting is an active posture different from the others. To delve and explore each position would take many books and pages, and I would encourage you to study each one on your own in your personal Bible study time.

As you daily enter into the secret place, you can first ask the Holy Spirit what position He would like you to be in. And when you receive the answer, you can align your spirit, soul, and body in that position, and have great expectation of experiencing all that God has for you during that secret time!

Sometimes, the Lord will have us maintain a particular position in the secret place day after day, for weeks or months, for even entire seasons of our lives! The reason is so that we can receive all that God has for us, through us being obedient in that position. Each position is a channel that God uses to reveal a different aspect of Himself to us, to reveal a different aspect of the kingdom of God, and/or to lead us in different aspects of spiritual warfare.

Through waiting we can come to know the God of hope, the God who is faithful, and the God who is never late. Through watching we can see what God sees, gain eternal perspective, and understand the signs of the time (Matt 16:3). And through resting we can cast all our cares and burdens upon Him, experience the Father’s love, and receive healing and restoration for our souls (Ps 23:2-3). These are just some examples of what we can learn by being in these positions.

There is so much more that we can receive from God. Let us all learn to engage God in these different positions, and encounter Him like never before.

There is a Soaking in the Father’s Love weekend at my church, Word of His Grace (WOHG), in Bothell, WA, from Thurs 4/9 to Sat 4/11.  And it is free!  Below are the details (from the WOHG website).  For directions to the church, just click on the WOHG link above.  I’ll see you there!

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Soaking in the Father’ Love Weekend
April 9-11, 2009

This is a weekend for you to spend a lot of time with God, resting in His presence.

We will have brief sharing sessions on soaking, our intimacy journey and the Father’s love to bring you further in His presence and intimacy with Him. We will then allow plenty of time for soaking as a part of each session.

The goal of this weekend is to bring you into deeper intimacy with God, and to facilitate encounters with Him in His presence.

Schedule

Thursday, April 9th – 7 pm

Friday, April 10th – 10 am
Friday, April 10th – 2 pm
Friday, April 10th – 7 pm

Saturday, April 11th – 10 am
Saturday, April 11th – 2 pm
Saturday, April 11th – 7 pm

There is no registration or fee required, love offerings will be taken.

welcome home…

...to a place where you can relax and refresh your spirit.

Draw close to God.
Get intimate with Him.
Drink until you overflow
with His love.

Here are some spiritual nourishments for your soul. Read the devotionals, poems, and songs. Soak and be filled in His presence. Enjoy!

The famous soaking couch

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Come to me,
all you who labor
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

Matt 11:28


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