SELAH – Total Wellness

 

Selah seeks to affect six dimensions of our being. These all need to be addressed in order for us to feel good, be healthy and enjoy life.

SELAH addresses our Emotional, Spiritual, Physical, Relational, Intellectual and Transformational needs.

 

 

 

 

 

Emotional

 

Balancing hormones through exercise, calming the spirit, and finding peace through meditation on words of wisdom.

 

 

 

Spiritual

 

Enjoying God through worshipful music and meditating on His Word.

 

 

 

 

Physical

Addressing every aspect of fitness: Cardio, Strength, Flexibility, Breathing, Relaxation and Meditation.

 

 

 

Relational

 

Building community, improving commitment, and providing support.

 

 

 

Intellectual

 

Stimulating the mind through the physical benefits of movement, as well as focused Scripture meditation.

 

 

Transformational

 

”Being transformed by the renewing of your minds”  Romans 12:2

 

 

 

 

 

 

God equips us for the challenges that lie before us!

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:13-17

EMOTIONAL dimension
•   satisfying the deepest cravings of our souls as His word ministers to our longings for joy and peace

        •    –   Psalm 42:1
        •     “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.”
        •    –   Matthew 4:4
        •     “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

•   surrendering our worries to Him and finding rest for our souls

        •    –   1Peter 5:7
        •    “…casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you”
        •    –   Matthew 11:28-29
        •    “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
        •    –   Philippians 4:6
        •    “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
        •    –   Ephesians 4:23 “… to be renewed in the spirit of your minds”

•   breathing more deeply as we contemplate the wonder that is God’s “breath of life”, His Spirit

        •    –   Ezekiel 37:9-10
        •    “Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived”

•   releasing stress through the liberating joyful freeing movement of dance

        •    –   Psalm 149:3
        •     “Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!”
        •    –   Psalm 150:4
        •     “Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!”

•   relaxation and peace as we surrender all to our Creator

          •    –   Galatians 5:22–23
          •    ” … the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control”
          •    –   Colossians 1:13
          •    “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son”
          •    –   2 Thessalonians 3:16
          •    “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way”
SPIRITUAL dimension
• becoming equipped to face life’s challenges by storing up His word in our hearts

  •    –  Psalm 119:105
  •     “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”

making Him the center even as we exercise our bodies

worshipping in song and movement

  •    –  Psalm 149:3
  •     “Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!”

meditating on His word

  •    –  Psalm 119:97
  •    ” Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.”

connecting with Him in silent prayer.

  •    –  Psalm 119: 11-16
  •    ” I have stored up your word in my heart,
  • that I might not sin against you. Blessed are you, O Lord;
  • teach me your statutes! With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth.
  • In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.
  • I will meditate on your precepts
  • and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes;
  • I will not forget your word.”
PHYSICAL dimension
•   improving health through weight-bearing exercise which tones muscles, increases bone density, and improves brain function

•   binding our physical work with ongoing connection with the word

  •    –  Deuteronomy 6:7
  •    “…talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when
    you lie down, and when you rise”

•   incorporating every aspect of physical fitness(endurance, strength, flexibility, balance and
relaxation) in concordance with all the most current, sound and safe practices in the area
of physical wellbeing

RELATIONAL dimension
building relationships with others as we encourage each other to stay fit


• building friendships and bridges into people’s lives


• helping each other grow spiritually

• Heb 1:24 “let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works”
•Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all
wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to
God.”

INTELLECTUAL dimension
• movement in and of itself, engages the mind, challenging our coordination and agility as
demands are placed on our bodies.

 

• More importantly, encouraging the memorizing of scripture and sharpening of the mind.

• Romans 12:2 “…being transformed by the renewing of your mind

TRANSFORMATIONAL dimension
• focusing on God’s word throughout our session has transforming power


• God’s word having the power to transform us

        • – Hebrew 4:12 ” For the word of God is living and active…”
        • – Romans 12:2 “being transformed by the renewing of our minds”

• born again

        • -1 Peter 1:23
        • “…since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable,
          through the living and abiding word of God”

Christ living in me…I live by His power, His word, His Spirit

        • – Galatians 2:20
        • “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in
          me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me
          and gave himself for me.”
        • – Ephesians 3:16–19
        • “that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with
          power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your
          hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have
          strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height
          and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you
          may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

 as yeast and seed

        • – Luke 13:18-21
        • He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare
          it? It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and
          it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”
        • And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like
          leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all
          leavened.”

• new creation

          • – 2 Corinthians 5:17
          • “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away;
            behold, the new has come.”
BLESSING
“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul
and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful;
he will surely do it.”
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24