I am going to ask you to do something that blesses me when I read scripture. Here we go……..First please read the following Psalm:
“Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer. O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach? How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah. But know that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself; The Lord hears when I call to Him. Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be till. Selah.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the Lord. Many are saying, “Who will show us any good?” Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord!
You have put gladness in my heart, More than when their grain and new wine abound.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety.” (NASB)
Now, I am going to ask you to read this Psalm again, but first I want to share a few things with you. This is a Psalm that David wrote. He is singing a song of trust and he is seeking God’s help. The word “Selah” means to pause and consider what you have read.
So now invite Holy Spirit to speak to you as you read the Psalm again. If you sense the Spirit of God stopping you, stop. Be still and listen. You will likely not hear the audible voice of the Lord but He will speak to your heart. Consider what He is saying to you. It may be one word, it may be one verse. It is between you and Holy Spirit. Write down what you believe the Spirit of God has spoken to your heart and receive the blessing.