Verse of the Day – Psalms 85:2

“You forgave the iniquity of your people, you pardoned all their sin. Selah” Psalms 85:2 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: Oh, I am so very thankful for our Father’s forgiveness. I know that each of us can look back to the point in time when we handed over the reigns of our lives to God and let Him lead us. When I think back on that time, I had convinced myself that I wanted nothing to do with Him. I’m so incredibly thankful that He didn’t give up on me. That is one of the reasons that the term “prodigal” resonates with me so much. With our sins pardoned and iniquities forgiven, we can look at the last part of this verse. What does Selah mean, anyway? While there are differing thoughts on what the word means, the base translation of the word is “intermission”, which is a musical/theatrical term. Of course, an intermission is a break/pause in music/theatrical events. This may include music or it might just be a time of reflection. I know that I mention looking back to where God found us quite often. My intent is not to dwell on the past, but to see just how far God has and is bringing me. It reminds me that I handed over the control of my life to Him, who can do way better than I ever could imagine. 
Prayer for today: I pray that we would take an intermission. Reflect for a moment on the things that God has done in your life keeping in mind that He brings order and peace, not chaos and strife. I pray that we would rejoice in Him as He has forgiven us for all of our wrongs, and just wants to be closer to the creation He knit together in your mother’s womb. 
If you need prayer, please reply and I will pray for you. If you would like to talk about this verse or have questions, I’m always open for your feedback.
May God’s grace, hope, and love overwhelm you today…

Author: Michael C

Follower of Jesus Christ. Husband of one woman. Father of four. Worshipper. God has been continually molding me into a worship leader over the last 21 years. I am on a musical journey with my family to become more like Christ. Join in!

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