Noah Webster 1828 Definition: 1. “The act of imparting, conferring, or delivering, from one to another; as the communication of knowledge, opinions or facts.” 2. “Intercourse by words, letters or messages; interchange of thoughts or opinions, by conference or other means.”
This is supposed to be a two-way street, but for the most part in my experience what dictates the communication process is mostly I, me, and my. Am I communicating effectively? Are people listening to me? Is my point getting across? I was taught a long time ago that I should take full responsibility for the communication process. While this is probably a worthy goal and a good thing to do, I could spend an inordinate amount of time crafting my communication process in such a way that if each person is not comprehending what I am saying, I am at fault. That leaves no room for the other person’s paradigm. What if I simply communicate the way God’s Word suggests? What if I took to heart and applied all my thought processes to Psalm 19:14? “Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” And if I truly lived out Ephesians 4:29 “Let no unwholesome word proceed from my mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.” Wouldn’t that be pleasing to God and allow peace in the communication process?
I love You God. I trust You God. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank You God.