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Have you ever tried to talk to someone and for some reason or another they just didn’t get it? No matter how you tried to explain things or ‘break it down’ to their level it would not sink in. Then you decided to actually show them instead, thinking maybe if they see it they will finally understand and they do. What I am getting at here is that people are more likely to do something if you show them instead of tell them. There comes a time when your actions have to be about business so much so that you won’t have to ever say a word.

April 20, 2014 people all over the world celebrated something that embodies just that, Resurrection Sunday. Also known as Easter. We celebrated the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus walked among many people on this earth and told great stories and examples of how we are to live. In fact, the oracles of God are depicted throughout several books of the bible. And if His words weren’t powerful enough, He took it to the next step by putting those words into action by dying on the cross. When Jesus died on the cross every situation, every infirmity, every financial burden, every sickness, every disease or anything else you could possibly think of died with Him. Beautiful thing is however, is that’s not how His story ends. He died but three days later rose with ALL power.

Even more important is why He did it, simply put…because He loves you. He loves you so much that He knew simply telling you would not be enough. He had to show you by sacrificing himself. Can you say you’d be willing to do the same thing? I know I wouldn’t and I consider myself to be a pretty loving person.

In spite of what they have heard or even see for themselves, there are many people who rejected Jesus back then and still do today. If you are one of those people, I challenge you to make a decision today to take action and change. Change your perception and your mindset of the one who died to set you free. And who did so knowing that you would one day reject Him. Take action and decide to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Decide to live for Him, if for no other reason than because He died for you.


Thought Check:

“But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.” Matthew 28:5-7 NKJV

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Let’s Talk Life: A New Perspective by Nicole Ross

Are You A Good Communicator???


Have you ever been talking to someone and after the conversation is over realized that they could have totally taken what you just said the wrong way? Or even had them respond to you in such a way that let you know they took what you said the wrong way?  This has happened to me a few times and I do not like it one bit.  I’ve come to learn that sometimes it’s not so much what you say to people, but how you say it.  This is where personalities come into play.  Some people have a very straightforward personality, others are more quiet and shy.  Whichever personality fits you, it is imperative that you be mindful of how you communicate.

Communication with others consists of more than just talking, it also requires listening.  Listening is important because it will show you the heart of the other person.  The bible declares that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.  When you are a good listener, you are able to pin point areas you know are important, just based on their conversation.  Sometimes it’s best to be quiet and listen.  Not everyone who talks to you in looking for feedback. Some just want a person who will be kind enough to lend an ear and hear what is on their heart.

Our communication style should fit our personality, yet still do so in a way that is loving and kind to others.  It is one thing to have a strong personality, but if you are too strong you will never be able to have a healthy relationship with others.  Reason being is because of your inability to set your ways to the side for just a moment for the sake of someone else.  We have to get to the point where we can express ourselves in a nonabrasive, yet affirming manner regardless of who we are talking to.  Remembering that whatever we do or say should always be in love.  Words can really hurt and tear someone down.  Sometimes the enemy will try to take your words and use them that very way, when you never intended it to be that way.  I’ve learned to pray prior to, after and sometimes during my conversations with others to cancel the assignment of the enemy to try mix up my words.  I also pray that God will speak through me, so that when I do open my mouth, I am not saying anything to hurt someone or cause them to take my words out of context.  I realize that miscommunication happens, but as with all things, we have to ask God to help us.  Communication is a way of life.  It is the key to any successful relationship, so we have to do our part to make sure we are communicating properly and effectively.  The next time you are in the middle of a conversation and you don’t like how things are going, stop and think for a moment.  Are you a good communicator? #iDeclare #AreYouAGoodCommunicator



Father God, Please help me to be a good communicator.  My desire is that you will use me and I know that in order to do so, I have to work on my communication skills.  I decree and declare that I will say what I mean and mean what I say. I will be lead by the Holy Spirit in my conversations, and I will not allow the enemy to contort my words to be taken the wrong way.  Thank you Jesus, for teaching me how to be an effective communicator.  In Jesus name, Amen.



Scripture Reference:

Proverbs 15:1 NLT “A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.”

Psalms 141:3 NLT “Take control of what I say, O LORD, and guard my lips.”

1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”