Communication is a wonderful thing

Communication is a wonderful thing. Texting, e-mailing, calling on the phone, or simply just talking to someone brings us closer together. There is a complication that can creep in though, when our attitude turns negative as opposed to being positive. One way builds up and the other way tears down. One way glorifies God and the other way wields its ugly fingers of dissension into the fabric of the Christian family.
It has been said when speaking, ask yourself these questions: 1) Is it true, 2) Is it kind, and 3) Is it necessary. There is a scripture, Philippians 4:8, that talks about what our thoughts should be like. What fills our hearts will fill our minds and what is in our minds will spill out of our mouth (Luke 6:45).
We are encouraged to build up the church, that is, the people of God (Ephesians 4:29). A healthy church is going to have irritations, challenges, messes to clean up and other things that may rub us the wrong way. God calls us to love one another anyway. We are called to be examples of Christ. We need to remember that we are influencing those around us to either be drawn to Christ and His church or discourage them from wanting to be a part of the family. So let’s be aware of the way we speak to each other and the motive behind our speech. Let it be love for Christ and love for others, whom Christ has also sacrificed Himself for, that guide us to be a church worth being a part of.

Updated: May 22, 2015 — 10:06 pm

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