Do You Bring God Glory With Your Words- Communication

Sticks and stones may break my bones…‏ But words always affect me emotionally.

Complex verbal communication is one of the many ways humans are unique to all other creatures on earth. In one instant we can be telling a joke causing great laughter and hysteria with anyone within ear shot. The next minute we can say something to someone and have them so mad steam is rolling out from our ears. Words allow us to love and hate all within the same sentence. Which in turns mean they can build up and tear down.

Words are an extremely powerful tool at our disposal. In today’s technologically advanced society it has never been truer. Every word we post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram is instantly scrutinized, criticized, and judged to no end.

Words and emotions have always had a love/hate relationship. Saying the right words at the right time can save someone’s life or if not used properly can cut extremely deep. The simple phrase, “You are highly respected,” or “You are such a blessing to us” can turn a crummy day into the best day ever. Not only can it help the person receiving the words of encouragement but the person giving them is blessed as well. When’s the last time you deliberately said something to encourage your pastor, husband, kids, wife, parents, homeless guy on the street, etc…?

However, the sad truth is that some of us have a problem holding our tongues and don’t think before we speak. Others don’t have such a hard time with that concept. It’s a matter of personality and how God created you. Those of you that are reading this thinking you are off the hook because you are an introvert and never talk to anyone are wrong. Generally introverts have a problem with being bold. There are times when not saying anything is more damaging than speaking without thinking.

I understand that I am painting with a broad brush today but the point remains the same. Extroverts tend to speak without thinking, which is never a good idea when they are upset. And on the other hand you have introverts who don’t speak up at all because they are scared of offending someone or having people think they are stupid, rude, etc… This fear leads them to missing an opportunity given to them by God to change someone’s life with a simple “Hello, how are you?”

Words are so powerful that God used words to create everything we see and feel around us.

Genesis 1:3 – Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”

Genesis 1:6 – Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters,”

Genesis 1:9 – Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.”

Genesis 1:14 – Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night.”

Genesis 1:20 – Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.”

Genesis 1:24 – Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal,”

Genesis 1:26 – Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.”

Take time this week to pray to God and ask if there are areas in your communication skills that need adjusted to bring him glory. Don’t let emotions or lack thereof keep you from saying what God needs you to say (or not say). After all, God’s opinion of you is the only one that matters!

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Prayer Is The Lifeline That Brings Divine Oxygen To The Lungs

Begin each day by saying the Lord’s prayer. When you come to the words, “Give us this day our daily bread”, remember that Jesus told us to ask only for the needs of one day. Most of our worries come from being too concerned about the future.

Praying to God and Thanking Yahweh for His Goodness, Kindness, and Protection.

When Christ was in Galilee He gave himself entirely to the work there. He didn’t wear himself out by worrying about what would happen to Him in Jerusalem when it was time for Him to go there. He knew that when future trials came, He could meet them with the Father’s help.

In the life of Christ we find our example. Trust in God. Each morning ask Him to guide you in the decisions you must make that day. Every hour take time to send a minute prayer to Heaven. You may have fell like a deep sea diver who is suffocating for want of air.

The Bible tells us that e were made for God, and when we refuse to give Him his rightful place in our lives then things go wrong and our lives become distorted. I have discovered that often people who seemingly have everything in terms of fame and fortune believe that they will eventually find happiness by pursuing those things even more. But its a dead end road, for lasting happiness and peace can only come from God.

King Solomon discovered. During his reign, Israel had peace and was very wealthy. Solomon could have anything and can buy, and in search for happiness he tried everything imaginable- wealth, sex, power, pleasure, alcohol, even religion.

I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; i refused my heart no pleasure (ECC 2:10) But what was the result of Solomon’s search? Yet when i surveyed all that my hand had done and i had failed to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

In verse 11, Solomon finally realized that lasting happiness and meaning in life could only be found in God.

These things should be warnings to us, to be sure that we do not seek to fill the emptiness in our lives through things that can never satisfy our hearts. Only God can do that an He will if we will open our hearts to Jesus.

NB: Why spend your labour on what does not satisfy

– Prophet Isaiah