I was waiting for the train back to Paris from the suburbs yesterday when I started thinking about saturation. The Lord put that word in my heart and a message began to unfold. Saturation is what happens when an object is holding as much water or moisture as can be absorbed. It’s the concept of being soaking wet or dripping with moisture. Saturation also describes a state of being full or filled to the brim. It’s a state that we experience when we can’t take anymore and we are holding a lot of pressure inside and we can’t absorb anymore. Why was I thinking about saturation so much? I wasn’t feeling saturated but the Lord took me on a journey of exploration of what saturates can do in our lives. All this happened when I was on the platform waiting for my train at 10 pm in this small French town. Saturation can be against us or it can be for us. Let me explain.
When we are saturated by something, there is no room for anything else to come in. If fear and anxiety is all we know and we are saturated with them, it is difficult to let hope and faith come in. If we are saturated with negativity, positivity will not find its way in. Saturation can be harmful when we are filled to the brim with negative moisture that doesn’t allow anything from the Lord to get in. By negative moisture here I mean all the negative factors and agents that are not conducive to getting us closer to God. I mentioned fear and anxiety as two examples but think of anything negative agent that could keep you away from praying, from praising, from worshiping, from loving, from giving, from soaking in the Lord’s presence. Anything that represents a hurdle between you and the Lord is negative moisture that needs to be dried up so the Lord’s water of life can be absorbed.
It is important to analyze and see what we are made of. How much negative moisture are we holding? How much room are we giving to the Lord? God wants us to be positively saturated and He wants to be part of the saturation process. He wants to empty us of the negative water and replace it with His blessed water. This can take a while but the good news is that the Lord is bigger and stronger than any negative agent. His loving power can infiltrate us and dilute the negative water by tainting it with His mercy and grace. If you feel like you are saturated by agents that are keeping you away from God, invite the Lord into your life. Invite Him back. Call upon Him. Ask for His rain of blessings to drench you. Let Him dry up the negative and get you all soaked up with His goodness.
Don’t get discouraged if you feel saturated by negativity. The Lord is the way out of that mess. He will set you free and He will give you a new lease on life. If you are going through a mixed saturation phase where you are not all the way where you think you should be but you have a foot in and a foot out, there is hope for total God saturation. The Lord will take care of your situation no matter what it is. All you have to do is turn to Him wholeheartedly and desire to be filled up with what He has to offer. Be ready to be saturated with love, peace, joy and an abundant life that will make you forget the old life. Get saturated by the Spirit of God today!
Suggested reading: Colossians 2:9; Ephesians 3:19; Philippians 1:11