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I can feel You
full of passion
Love, love, love
won’t You wrap your arms around me
wrap Your arms around me…
Love is here
You’re changing the atmosphere
Love is in the air
You wipe away my tears
is more than I can understand
is more than I can comprehend
Here is another amazing painting by my friend, Clara Liu. Read her description of this masterpiece:
Julie True is one of my favorite soaking worship leader. Read her description of soaking below. You can check out her music at her website.
Soaking can encompass many things. It’s 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 very 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 is a time of total freedom to express my love for my Father God, and for Him to express His love for me. My expressions to Him can encompass many things……………praise, adoration, intimate worship, joy, celebration, thankfulness, composed songs, spontaneous songs, with words, without words…..
Above all, 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. Soaking is an authentic interactive experience with God that has no expectations or limitations typically found in our modern worship meetings. What I mean by this is that most worship experiences in the modern church are made up of singing songs that have a couple of verses, then we sing the chorus a couple of times, end the song, and go to the next song.
In a time of soaking we might sing the same song for 20 minutes as we “soak in” and receive new depths of connection with the words we are singing. It’s an expansion of expression that permeates traditional lines that have been drawn in defining what worship is, or should be.
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 God is God……a time to cease striving in any way and to lay my burdens at the feet of Jesus. It’s a time to receive fresh healing in my body and soul, and to fix my eyes on Jesus…..a time to rest in the shadow of God’s wings, and to know His peace that passes understanding…..a time to hear His whispers of love for me and to allow time for that love to completely overtake me.
I have been listening to this beautiful worship/prayer CD by Laura Woodley. It draws the listener into a deeper love relationship with God. Here is Laura’s description of this intimate album:
Everyone is searching for love. This project outlines my journey in finding it. It begins with the need to forgive, which cleanses the heart and travels through my struggle to receive God’s love, ending with God’s beautiful gift of marriage.
In John 15:9, Jesus says “As the Father has loved Me, I also have loved you: abide in My love.” This CD has been designed for continious play featuring over an hour of prayer, worship & personal revelation. My prayer is that we will all find ourselves IN LOVE daily, connected to God and blessing each other.
To purchase the CD, just click on the album cover photo above.