Happy Selah Day!
The word selah, used repeatedly in the book of Psalms, is a Hebrew word and has a few different meanings. Among them, it is a musical reference meaning to pause, think, stop & listen.
I like to think of Sunday, the Sabbath, as my selah day. My peeps and I try to keep Sundays as a day of rest. It’s hard to resist the urge to be productive as a homeowner, mother, etc.; and as someone who has a difficult time sitting still in the first place because there is always a million things to do. But, it is one of the 10 Commandments, so we try, though not always successful, to pause and have a day of rest. It is a time to listen to what God is saying to us without the noise of everyday work drowning out His voice. A time for contemplation.
As a result, on Sundays, my blog will also take a day of rest. Writing, to me, is like an itch that never feels fully scratched. I love to write and communiate with the world. But, for Sundays, I will rest and rejuvenate.
Today, join me in simply being. Not doing. Going to church helps set us in the frame of mind for resting in Him. Take a nap, walk the dog, play with your kids, enjoy a hobby, get crazy and take two naps! – whatever is truly restful to you. We all know that our work isn’t going anywhere, so mind as well make it wait, if at all possible, on us for a change. 🙂
I’ll be back on Monday and hope you will be, too!
Have a great selah day,