7 OCT

2012

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

GOOD COMMUNICATION

1 John 4:12

Relationships bring us joy, but they also require effort. Done properly, our ability to communicate is one of the ways God made us to reflect Him.
Heck, even if you believe God’s called you to be a recluse in the far reaches of the world, getting there will require interacting with at least one other human being. And for everyone else, being part of some sort of team is at the heart of most things we do, so good communication is an absolute must.
 
Some people are natural talkers, others make good listeners. But whatever category you’d put yourself in; make the effort to improve on what doesn’t come naturally to you. Communication breakdown often leads to relationship breakdown. A simple ‘How are you?’ followed by a period of genuine listening to the response is more than just proving to someone that you care; it could really contribute to a healthy friendship, in turn giving you both a better quality of life. Are you too wrapped up in your own world to give someone else the time of day? We were made for relationships, and relationships require communication.
 
What now?
 
Read the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30–35. List the qualities that made the Samaritan different to the other two men.

Eccl 11:7 - 12:1, Acts 9:1-25

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