Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Calmly Press Pause

I know there are some of you out there that know how much
I love the word "Selah".

I have been studying and pondering this word for some time now.
The more I read it, the more I love it.

Such a sweet little word.

My Amplified Bible explains it as "pause and calmly think about that".

It is a word that is used a lot in the Psalms.
It seems fitting to pause and think about what has just been read
instead of plowing through.

I have decided to incorporate this word in other parts of my life.
It is a busy life with many ups and downs right now.
I could choose to "power through" but instead I am going to Selah,
pause and calmly think about what just happened or what I am experiencing.

I think the pausing is the easiest part of Selah.
Calmly thinking about it can be a little harder.
Okay, honestly it is the calmly part.
I can pause,
I can think about it.
But calmly is the piece that I must focus on.   

Figuring out how to calmly think about troubled times, crazy times,
anytime is an exercise of faith.

When I think about things without adding some calm to the equation
I can spiral into negative thoughts pretty fast.

But, adding calmness to my thought life
is what helps to bring clarity to the reality of my life.

It also allowes me to ponder things like....
What is God trying to show me here?
Looking at what God has done!
How does this fit into the bigger picture?

I can not think about these things if my mind is racing.

So, I am going to keep working on sprinkling a little Selah through out my day.
 
 

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