oaking' seems like a crazy word in an intimacy book. Yet that is exactly what you want to do in your relational time with Him, you want to 'soak in and soak up' His presence, 'soak in and soak up' His love. Soaking is positioning yourself before God for the sole purpose of experiencing His presence and His love for you.
When I came to again-parched, pain rampaging through my intestines-I was in my bed. The little bedside lamp illuminated two anxious faces, my sister's and Mrs. P.'s (the latter looking a shade guilty, I noted, no doubt realizing that it was effectively through her negligence that I had been forced to poison myself) [... ] 'I think he has eaten many kidney beans.' Mrs. P. shuddered. 'Many kidney beans not cooked.' 'Beans!' I cried again deliriously. 'Oh for heaven's sake, ' Bel said. 'Charles, listen carefully, did you soak the beans before you cooked them?' 'Of course I didn't soak them, ' I said. 'What are you talking about?