Selah, by Senior Pastor Fred Garcia
We often see the word “Selah” throughout the Psalms. While it’s generally accepted meaning is to “pause; or to take time to reflect”, Pastor Fred points out that in it’s fullest sense the word Selah means to lift up, exalt or to cast up. The word is often translated to build. In other words, there is a purpose in the pause. Taking time to reflect or consider is intended to build us up as we lift things up to Papa. It is in the pause that the word, situation or circumstance has the opportunity to impact us for the greatest good. When we push past the enemy and step into new areas of freedom in our lives, the enemy will often try to push us forward to get us out of God’s timing. While new found freedom often propels us forward, sometimes we need the Selah in order to keep in step with what Papa is trying to do in our lives.