Like a tea bag steeps in water, soaking to extract and release flavors and nutrients.
When we soak in seeking God first, above all else, we extract that which God wants to provide for us. Without the steeping of tea, we don’t get the flavors and nutrients, just hot water.
Likewise, without the steeping in God, we don’t get wisdom, discernment, direction, nearness, peace of God, just exhaustion and emptiness.
And directions for steeping tea will tell you to steep for a shorter time for a milder flavor and a longer time for a stronger flavor.
We want the strong, intense, full power of God working in our lives. Like the tea bag, it requires us to soak longer in His Word, in His presence, and in communication with Him.