“Soak”

“Soak”
“Soak” time-lapse video

No money was made in the making of this video using Holy Water song by We The Kingdom & Tasha Cobbs Leonard. I do not own the rights.

Check out the music video for “Holy Water” Amazing!!

I could not find a song for this video. After a couple days of looking my husband leaned over and said I’ll pray for you. He doesn’t pay out loud too often so it was really special. Minutes later this song popped up on YouTube. Amazing!

This song is all about forgiveness and grace. Both have really transformed my life in the last few years. Forgiving myself and others quickly and often is the key to the door that leads to freedom. Freedom from resentment, anger, bitterness and ego. Forgiveness brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life. Jesus taught Peter to forgive others 7×70 times in a day.

In the song Holy Water they sing “I don’t want to abuse your grace.”

“Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭6:1-4, 7‬ ‭NLT‬‬
https://www.bible.com/116/rom.6.1-4,7.nlt

Because we have been forgiven for our sins does not mean we can freely sin over and over again knowing God will forgive us. God’s grace is not an open invitation to keep on sinning.

I titled it “Soak” because when we immerse ourselves in the Word of God it strengthens us. Soaking our minds in scripture everyday til it’s overflowing into every area of our life. When tempted with something wrong or evil we will have a Spirit influenced response.

“That He might sanctify and cleanse [you] with the washing of water by the word” (Eph 5:26 NKJV).

“Going under the water was a burial of your old life; coming up out of it was a resurrection, God raising you from the dead as he did Christ. When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive – right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven, the slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant canceled and nailed to Christ’s cross.” Colossians 2:12-14 MSG

“He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.”
‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭22:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

This is my experience. I felt like I was drowning in alcohol and both of my feet were stuck in concrete blocks of shame. I painted this screaming face to express the frustration and desperation I felt in my darkness. God called me by name and pulled me from deep waters. God rescued me and washed away my sins so that I could live again. God uses everything especially our brokenness for His good. He can turn our tears, pain and shame into gardens bursting with life, love and color! Experiencing Gods love and healing has made me want to live my life honoring Him. I am trying to be more disciplined and spend more time reading the Bible and sharing what I’ve learned.

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭28:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I pray for everyone who is struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits. There is hope and there is a better life. If you need help or need prayed for please visit my churches website down below.

Lutheran Church of Hope . The Care Ministry has several outreach programs and prayer partners available.

Soak in Gods word everyday. Much love!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Connie would be so proud of you, Renae. You are creating peace in the world that needs peace so badly. I am looking forward to being with tomorrow at Hope+Elim to watch you paint live at the first combined worship service of Lutheran Church of Hope and Elim Christian Fellowship as the two congregations join togethe. Looks like the service will be live streamed on Facebook Hope+Elim page.

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