When God created the world, He set certain “rhythms” in motion; such as day/night, wake/sleep and growth/dormancy. He even modeled it for us by creating six days, then resting one. If you’ve ever spent extended time in the woods, you’ve probably sensed nature’s “rhythm”. There’s activity, there’s silence, and there’s newness each morning.
In the Psalms, the word “Selah” is placed at strategic points to direct the reader (originally singers) to pause and reflect on the potency of the words. It’s a pattern worth noting and incorporating into daily life…a pause to reflect on the potency of God’s provision, protection, and presence. Consider this question for today:
“Will I incorporate a natural rhythm of work/rest, or will I continue to be “On” 24/7?”
Finding a way to pause and reflect is incredibly valuable. Of course it looks different with everyone, but maybe silencing your phone on occasion, turning off the radio while driving, or cramming less into Sunday afternoon would reveal a “pause button” previously hidden. Unfortunately, the problem of “busyness” is here to stay, but the Lord will provide guidance when asked.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
– Matthew 11:28 NKJV