The Real Art of Communication

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It has been said that the man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.

Today presents itself with incredible opportunities.

Let your words and actions reveal your relationship with Jesus. Let what you say be true, and let your words be motivated by love. If a stressful situation presents itself, remember you do not have to say everything you think, and you do not have to have the last word in every conversation. Harsh words stir up anger, so whatever stays unexpressed in your mind is a victory. Dorothy Nevill has said, “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

Challenge yourself today to live by the Spirit: Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear, Ephesians 4.25-29.

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