Monday, April 8, 2013
In this world, we often react too quickly to just about everything. Pause should be a common word to us, not a foreign word. What's the rush? Where's the fire? Taking a moment can prevent impulsive reactions that do more harm than good.
Even in the Psalms, the word 'Selah' means pause and praise. Selah occurs 71 times in the Psalms. It means take the time to consider what you just read. Pausing stresses the importance of the meaning of the words David wrote.
If we would stop our own line of thinking and pause to get God's direction, then we would lead more peaceful lives. I'm not saying it's easy not to be trigger happy with our words but it would be better.
You can't spell 'pause' without the 'use'... coincidence, I think not.