Selah Moments – Beloved Women – October 12, 2022
“Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have gone astray.” (Job 6:24 ESV)
Tucked within the Psalms, you will find the word “Selah.” For years, I ignored the phrase, thinking it was unimportant. Yet, this word is not accidentally placed, it’s an intentional action. Selah means “pause and reflect.” Even more so, it means to look at what’s occurred directly before, remember, and reflect. Today, I feel the Lord is calling us to create selah moments.
Depending on your situation, calming down the noise may mean a social media break or a hiking trip. For others, a selah moment can mean strategically planning to spend time with the Lord. Selah moments allow us to hear from God clearly. They give the Lord the opportunity to speak to us without distraction. It’s possible that just like the sounds in our current background, God is present and speaking; we are just too busy to hear it. If you’ve been struggling to hear His voice, make a choice to seek moments of quiet and reflection.
Lord, teach me to take a moment to breathe, reflect, and appreciate You and all that You have done. Highlight the areas where I’ve allowed busyness and distraction to rob me of hearing Your voice. Thank You Lord for times of relaxation and refreshing. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I pray. Amen.
What would it look like for me to pause for a moment?”
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Originally published Wednesday, 12 October 2022.