Selah is a musical instruction that is meant to be a meaningful pause, to allow the music to have its effect on the listener before continuing once again.
I am taking a selah today in order to take in the meditations of my heart and determine if it is personal for me or meaningful for my readers.
Take this time to reflect on what is on our hearts this day.
John 3:16 English Standard Version (ESV) “For God so loved the world,[For this is how God loved the world] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 is the most quoted scripture in history. It is easily quoted even by non-believers. Yesterday we ended the simple truth with a wish to not make things complicated.
Over the decades it has been observed that when a lost soul comes to terms with what Christ’s death on the Cross has done for them they often ask why.
“Why would He do that for me?”
God is love is the simple answer and yet that does not satisfy some new believers. There is a real and bitter emotion that cannot be denied. We are all unworthy. None of us deserve that much love and yet God loves us anyway. Insecurity seems to be our fallback position when we are faced with the awareness that our love for Him pales in comparison to His love for us.
This is where it gets complicated. Removing insecurities is an emotional battle and the Spirit is given to help us overcome our insecurities with truth. It is a spiritual battle that has been waged over and over again for thousands of years.
The truth is that we cannot love God as much as He loves us. So what are we to do about that?
The simple truth is this. His abiding presence is able to love others when we cannot.
That sounds extremely complex.
Here is an answer. Let go and let God.
Let go of judgment. Let go of hate. Let go of bitterness. Let go of resentment. Let go of revenge. Let go of insecurity. Let go of pride.
These and many other things are love blockers. They do not stop God from loving through us, they stop us from experiencing that love as it flows from us.