We are welcoming thoughts and reflections on what the words Selah and Rise mean to you when you consider these words! Here we can hear from Hannah Poland. Hannah is a treasure, she's loyal and giving and compassionate and steady..what a gem. Here are her thoughts:
Is there a time in life you can recall where God has called you to rise? What does this experience feel like to you? -The first thing that comes to mind is when God asks me to do something that I do not want to do. I really have to put my selfishness and pride aside and step out in faith, boldness and obedience which is usually not always easy.
Is there a time in your life you can recall where you have been able to pause or rest; a spiritual season that you feel like God allowed to work on you or to reset? - I really feel like 2015 was a season when God really brought spiritual rest to my life. I had just gone through two back to back miscarriages and I felt so broken-hearted and hopeless. God really met me in my brokenness. I felt his presence just working in my life through specific scriptures. When I would read his word I could feel him speaking to me and filling me with promises and hope. When I would worship I felt his presence so strongly bringing rest to my life. I had to make a decision to pause in his presence and let him fill my life rather than wallowing in sadness and bitterness.
When you think on the word Selah, what comes to mind? - When I think of the word Selah, I am reminded to breathe...stand still....relax...and give God time to speak into my life. I feel like my every day is so packed with things to do that I rarely pause and allow God to speak. I have to be reminded to stop and focus on him.