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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sacred Space

"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 found this especially meaningful when I was in the midst of recovering from two back-to-back foot surgeries. I had to let all kinds of things "drop." Since I am far more inclined to pick up the "slack" not "create slack," being "still" to repair and recover was 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 week 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!
Scheduling Selah...dmc


  1. Wow! I didn't know that Selah meant that (or it just didn't sink in until now). They are also one of my favorite musical groups and that makes me like them even more! The songs they sing are so worshipful for me and once the song is done, the presence of God is powerful. I love those moments!

    What an awesome God we serve!

  2. Amen, Melissa! We all need a little more Selah!

  3. I really like ur blog. In fact, I am creating my blog cristianosenecuador.blogspot.com where I publish many short articles in Spanish and English about GOD. I am a latin girl my native language is Spanish but I try to do something different and make this challenge to write in English for my sisters and brothers in Jesus, and for me too, cus I can practice my writing. W ur blog I can learn more about our Holy GOD, its a pleasure for me read your posts..!
    God bless us and thx for ur beauty blog, its a sample for me, now I am sure that I am not alone in this difficult path, I have sis and bro who write beauty and paceful things about God

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  5. I really needed this today. I just got married and have been getting lost in the day to day activities of life and have not been stopping to take time for me and my wife to selah together.

  6. Please continue the blog.. wonderful thoughts .. I love to see it every day