Who doesn’t like it when a friend or other loved one gives you a “heads up!”? A “heads up!” could be to warn you of a conflict coming your way or perhaps of an opportunity for you to seize. Virtually every time, a “heads up!” is welcome and sought after. God gives us a “heads up!” as we remain in touch with Him. The challenge with receiving a “heads up!” in a timely manner is that you have to be in tune with your surroundings. Mostly, we just need to be in tune with God’s voice- singing through life with His joy, His truth as our way of life, and His love as our impetus for our every action. The question now comes to bear: how close are you to God? Have you cultivated a spirituality that enables you to maintain maximum closeness to Jesus Christ?
Take a moment to read Psalm 3 below. Note the Hebrew word, “selah,” appears three times. “Selah” is generally accepted to mean to pause and reflect over what has just been said. As you read Psalm 3, pause whenever the word “selah” appears and re-read what came before it. “Selah” is almost functioning as a “heads up!” to what God is speaking to you. Ask God to “lift up your head” as stated in verse three, and to speak to you. He will.
Psalm 3 (NRSV)
1 O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; 2 many are saying to me, “There is no help for you in God.” (Selah) 3 But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head. 4 I cry aloud to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy hill. (Selah) 5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, for the Lord sustains me. 6 I am not afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around. 7 Rise up, O Lord! Deliver me, O my God! For you strike all my enemies on the cheek; you break the teeth of the wicked. 8 Deliverance belongs to the Lord; may your blessing be on your people! (Selah)
Now ponder these three questions:
- Are you allowing God to be your only help in the middle of a struggle you are having? (Selah)
- What could you see in your life if God lifted up your head? (Selah)
- Do you believe that God is always fighting for you? (Selah)
Heads up! God is speaking to you!