Conversation – You are being heard.
We were born for conversation.It is our two-way interactive audio-manual for life.When something is worth talking about it remains an essential ingredient in our lives. We seek out like-minded people who love what we love. But if something is not worth talking about, it is probably not worth much to us at all.Friendships are forged in conversations. It’s the meeting place of the heart and mind. Christians pray constantly for up-skilling in the art of effective communication. We want God’s cause to be furthered every time we speak. Dazzling people with our personal wit and wisdom is novel, but the Light we wish for the world is that which shines forth from our Christ-filled lives. Our words are an essential part of ‘the good deeds’ we do, that when heard, cause others to ‘glorify the Father in heaven’ (Mt.5:16).The success and ruination of every congregation sits within the sphere of conversation.Good conversation…?*Welcomes the stranger*Makes a friend*Heals a hurt*Lifts the spirits*Enlightens the mind*Convicts the sinnerAnd reflects the Saviour’s love in every word spoken.Bad conversation…?*Brings the devil—that’s it!The good news is that you don’t have to run out and sign up to a “How to win friends and influence people” course (though some do highly recommend them). The best way to improve the quality of those conversational skills for the Lord, is to improve the quality of the contents of your heart. Words reveal the heart!John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends. (307)