Monday, May 21, 2007

Soaking

I’ve been longing for the presence of the Lord all day. My heart has felt home sick for his thick over whelming presence.
I’ve had a great and productive day full of love and service to my family, but I’ve longed for heaven on earth.
I’ve snuck off all day to quiet places to be with the Lord. I’ve told him my longings to be with him.
I called Ginny to get the info about those soaking CD’s. I talked to her for awhile and she has had the same longings as me. She said that we need to get our girlfriends together and have a “drinking party”. She said that she’s heard of some people who do that all the time. Their friends get together and get drunk with the Holy Spirit parties. I WANT TO DO THIS SOON! It sounds so fun. I totally think I want to do this for my birthday in September. Obviously I want to do this sooner then September, but…What a way to turn 30!

Anyway, this is the story for the day:
Like I said, I called Ginny about the soaking CD’s. To my disappointment I have to wait on shipping. iTunes have spoiled me and I’m used to being able to download them immediately. So, I remembered that Pam mentioned someone that I could get from iTunes so I called her. Well, she gave me a site that I could listen to steaming soaking songs. I picked a few and added them to my iTunes. I guess I got about 6 songs and set it up where they would play one after the other. I got a pillow on the floor and just rested in the Lord. After just a little while I decided to get Miles and let him lay on the floor with me and listen to the music with me.
When the girls saw me do this they wanted to be with Miles. I told them that they could get a pillow also and lay down on the floor with me. They got a pillow and we all lay on my office floor. I told them that we were going to lie down and think about Jesus. It was so neat. We had the music playing. We had our pillows. We had Jesus. You should have seen us. I got the idea that she should do this every day of the summer. It will be great. Anyway, we were laying there for about 1 long song, then a funny thing happened. The next song that came on was from the soundtrack of Annie. It was “It’s a Hard Knock Life”. We all started laughing. I got up quickly to change the song, but the moment was over. Melody ran off, and since I moved Miles started fussing.
I carried him to the living room and let him fall asleep on me. He was so tired. He was on my chest asleep when Jocie came over to me to get me to fasten her bracelet. She stretched out her hand close to me so I could put it back on and she said, “Hey, it looks like I’m praying for Miles. I should pray for Miles.” After I did her bracelet she laid her hands on Miles and began to pray over him. She prayed things that I haven’t heard her pray before. She prayed that he would walk. She prayed that he would run. She prayed that he would get older, and that he wouldn’t have to have any more surgeries. She prayed that he wouldn’t have any pain. It was so powerful. She prayed with boldness and wisdom about things that I think is beyond her years and understanding. THEN, something else happened! Melody told us that it was her turn to pray. Randy and I have never heard her pray before today. She came over to Miles, laid her hand on his back, and started to pray. She also prayed bold things. I loved it! It was awesome! It was powerful to watch them desire to pray after the soaking time together.
I really think this summer that we will take some time out each day and be in the presence of the Lord together. It sounds so fun. I can’t wait to see what happens during that time! WOW! WOW!

11 comments:

Kevin said...

What website did you use for some soaking music?

I have a couple of CDs that are great! But always interested in more!

High in Demand said...

soaking.net

Go to where it says Free Downloads.

Francesca said...

Brandi, I, too, have longed for that overwhelming glory. So much so that I called Cyndi Garcia and told her I had to have that soaking CD TODAY. Billy went to pick it up for me and I immediatly put it in and begin to soak. I just wanted to breath deep the breath of heaven. I want to make that a priority for me and the girls this summer. I think we should schedule a drinking party soon. Once a week would be great. Whoever could come should and we should go to heaven together, pray and impart to each other. I am so in.

High in Demand said...

It sounds so fun, important and powerful!

Tangerinetinselbreeze said...

I need some soaking music too! I have watched the video about twentyfive times wishing I could capture some of the depth and wer of the weekend. Please include me in the New "Coffee" Club. Does anybody have DJ's number, I have been feeling like I need to call her.

Tangerinetinselbreeze said...

Oops I meant TJ.

ericaprosser said...

Count me in- I have been looking for something else to drink!

Ashlee said...

I was thinking we should make a list of great soaking music.

I'll write down a couple on my blog and then if you know of some good stuff please add your recommendations.

Start World Hunger said...

me too...me too! i've wanted to drink ever since i turned 21! now i can!

God's Warrior Bride said...

I have spent the past 5 days replaying the soaking music in my head. What a "BELIEVABLE" experience. I long for the end of the workday so that I can get home and once again soak in God's overwhelming glory. I too need soaking music, because the music in my head just isn't enough.

Bloomin' Cactus said...

I have TJ's number, Trish, if you still don't have it. . give me a call.