By: Donna Edward
SELAH is one of my favorite words. A Hebrew word that is not easy to translate but can be used to indicate several things; a musical interlude as it is in the Psalms, or as a form of underlining in preparation for the next paragraph in writing. Both definitions point to a need for a harmonious next step. We all need a Selah time, a time to pause in preparation for what life brings next or for what we have planned next. I have taken a page out of my untitled book to share with you on how to make your interlude or next paragraph in life harmonious. May you receive the Blessings in this message.
These are simple steps to take in your SELAH:
- Start the day with prayer, meditation and reading the word: Rather jumping out of bed as soon as you wake up, spend at least fifteen minutes meditating, writing in your journal, doing gentle stretches, or reading God’s word with an affirming scripture. Mine is Acts 17:28 “For in him we live and move and have our being” or Psalm 23 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” But I it make personal.
- Exercise, Improve eating and sleeping habits: When you eat right, engage in regular physical activity, and get plenty of rest, you have the energy and resilience to deal with life’s hassles and demands.
- Laugh: Never under-estimate the power of laughter; Psalm 17:22 – Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
- Avoid technology and Set boundaries: Set a time each day when you completely disconnect from the matrix. Put away your laptop, turn off your phone, and stop checking email. (this hard but necessary)
- Honor your creative side: Creativity is a powerful antidote to burnout. Try something new, start a fun project, or resume a favorite hobby. Choose activities that have nothing to do with work.
“When the work that God is doing THROUGH You exceeds the work He is doing in you, you will eventually experience burnout, breakdown or shipwreck!” ~Bishop Dale Bronner
The Goal is to maintain balance…. So that you can be fit for use in the kingdom!!!!!