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Give Your Heart an Easter Soak

Easter is a great time to pause and think deeply about what our Lord and Savior accomplished for us through His death and resurrection. Life gets busy, and our souls often get weighed down with the busyness of life. We all need daily times to let the truth of God’s Word wash over us. But sometimes it’s good to take some extended, focused time to soak in God’s Word.

What does soaking look like? Soaking involves taking time to listen to the Bible, pray over the Bible, and ask good questions of the Bible.

Step 1: Pick a passage you want to soak in. (See my recommendations at the bottom of this post.)

Step 2: Slowly read that passage out loud to yourself.

Step 3: Write down the truths you notice, words/concepts you don’t fully understand, and any questions you have.

Step 4: Pray through the passage, asking God to help you understand His Word. Pray through the truth you understand in the passage, thanking God for it and asking God for help to obey it fully. Pray over things you don’t fully understand, and pray for answers to the questions you wrote down.

Step 5: Repeat Steps 2-4 with the same passage.

I’d recommend repeating this process with the same passage five to 10 times. You’ll find that the longer you spend, the more you understand. Repeatedly thinking and praying through a passage is a great way to grow in your knowledge of the Bible.

Here are a few passages I recommend soaking your heart in this Easter:

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Andrew Hess

Andrew Hess is a Sr. Communications Specialist at Compassion International. He formally served as the director of content at the White Horse Inn and editor of His writing has also been featured on the Gospel Coalition. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife Jen and their young son. Andrew and Jen met at the very first Boundless Pursuit conference at Focus on the Family in 2014.

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