"Take time to be still in My Presence...you need this sacred space of communion with Me." (300)
Psalm 46:10 directs us to "be still and know that I am God." The Hebrew language uses the word "raphah" where we translate "be still." Throughout the Old Testament it has various meanings, but basically it means to "let it drop" or to "create slack." I find this especially meaningful as I am in the midst of recovering from foot surgery. I've had to let all kinds of things "drop." And I am far more inclined to pick up the "slack" not "create slack!" So, being "still" to repair and recover is WAY out of my norm!
The implications of spiritually being "still" are immeasurable! It truly creates a kind of "sacred space" to commune with our Creator! There's another Hebrew word that captures my attention in Psalm 46. At the end of verses 3, 7 & 11 it says "Selah."
This was a type of musical term meaning to "pause and calmly think about it." So, in the flow of this song from the Psalms, there are basically three stanzas. The people are encouraged to pause at the end of each stanza and consider the truths that were just presented.
Every Wednesday noon I meet with a group of ladies who "pause" in the flow of their week to discuss and "calmly think about" biblical truths. Our group is called "Truth and Dialog" and that is exactly what we do!
Learning to "be still" and to "selah" - or "pause and calmly think" about God's Truth can exponentially change a life...it has mine! It creates that "sacred space" in my schedule to commune with my Creator...to "be still and KNOW" God!