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Watch What You Say

Have you ever just sat back and observed the things around you? the people? Have you ever noticed how we interact with one another and our environment? I am always amazed at how different we are and yet how similar we tend to be in our thoughts and actions.

Though we were raised in different homes and taught different values, we would still react the same way in a dilemma. Though we may have two different beliefs, we agree on what’s right and what’s wrong. Though we may look different, we still have one thing in common–our humanity, but most importantly, our Creator.

I was searching through the scriptures the other day when I stumbled onto a verse that stood out from all the rest on that particular page.

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” [Ephesians 4:29 KJV]

As I read the above verse, I fell back in awe. There I was working on a project and I stood at a standstill, because that verse spoke directly to me, to my calling as a communications professional. Then I quickly reminisced on how essential it is for Christians to reform the way we communicate God’s word to those of the world. As we witness the end of days, we have seen the morality of the world deteriorate. It’s practically non-existent. Now would be the most opportune time for Christians to minister and spread the gospel. Sadly, we are nowhere to be found.

Is it because we’re still trying to get through our study guide, “The Bible for Dummies?” Or maybe it’s because we’re still doing damage control from the last time we did outreach? How did you approach your neighbor, with judgmental eyes or an open heart?

There are so many ways to communicate with one another, aside from the words that come out of our lips. Our eyes and body language also express our thoughts. What signals are you giving to those who don’t know Him? Aside from your knowledge of the bible, what are you telling non-believers about Christ?

I remember a few months ago when God inspired me with a shocking thought. Have you ever found yourself caught up in the headlines? Have you ever watched entertainment news, trying to figure out who’s who in Hollywood? Who broke up? Who’s hiding secrets? Ever wondered who was doing their pr, because they weren’t doing such a great job to save their client’s public image or reputation?

Now imagine if we were publicists and your client was Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Would they say the same about you? Would non-Christians boldly state that there was no comment from Christ’s publicist? If you were under pressure, would you be ready to speak out for Him? Would you stutter? or cower? Or would you stand firm and proclaim that God is an everlasting god who is the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega, the Lord of everything and everyone?

Time is running out. We will all be faced with a life-changing decision. Whose side will you be on, Christ or Satan?

Watch what you say, because the world is watching and so is He. We have a job to do and we owe it to Him to do it well.

Kristia M. Beaubrun

http://www.kristiabeaubrun.wordpress.com

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What makes me better than you?

What makes me better than you?
“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. “Hebrews 8:12

What makes me better than you?
Is it because I’d rather listen to gospel than any other genre of music?
Or because I avoid going to the movies and tempting parties?
Is it because I go to church every 7th day of the week?
Or because I sing in the choir and with the praise team?
Hmm what makes me better than you?
Does the way that I dress say that I don’t need to wear less in order to impress?
Because I quote from the bible and engulf most of my conversation around the life of Christ?
What makes me better than you?
Does it look like I’ve never made a mistake or even gone astray?
Never used profanity or gotten angry?
What makes me better than you?
It is because I choose to be surrounded with friends and people who
will build me up instead of bring me down?
Because I’ve never smoked, over-drank, and choose not to give my virginity away?
And I’ll ask you again, what makes me better than you?
…My friend…NOTHING makes me better than you because God looks at us the same.
He looks at us as sinners who acknowledge they need a spiritual change to take place in their lives.
God has given us the most precious gift there could ever be!
His love, His grace, and His Son who grants us life eternally!
I found out that in Jesus, all things are made new, and that He loves me even when I don’t seem or do things that are so lovable.
He doesn’t judge me for what I’ve done in my past, but He encourages me not to repeat those things and to move forward in His grace.
He has given us a gift and I have accepted it by choosing to serve Him with my life.
Like David, I’ve asked God to help me with my walk in Him by saying, “Teach me, O Lord, the way of they statues; and I shall keep it unto the end” (Psalm 119:33).
and from Job I’ve learned, “If justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: If I say I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse” (Job 9:20).
So if you notice something different about me its not because I’ve done anything, but Jesus continues to make daily alternations in order to mold and shape my character into His own.
So just because I’m striving to be more like Him by trying no to do that which displeases Him, it doesn’t make me better than anyone, especially not you; because he looks at us the same, as sinners who acknowledge they need a spiritual change.
So nothing makes me better than anyone, especially not you.
Because what He’s doing for me, if you only let Him, He can do it for you too.

~Rebecca Cenatus~ Just a nobody telling somebody about Him!

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The Art of Communication

In today’s world, we have been blessed with several means of communication. We have online chat, video conference, email, texts, BBM, and cell phones. Letters and telegraphs are a thing of the past. Sadly, with all of this modern technology, most of us have yet to master the art of communication.

Communication is the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs. Despite our society’s technological advancements, messages are often misinterpreted or misunderstood.

Have you ever wondered why you no longer speak to Sister Williams or Brother Johnson? Have you ever tried to figure out why she or he became antisocial or very moody?

It’s amazing that the majority of us–not the minority don’t know how to approach one another. It’s amazing that we’re unsure of the right words to say.  It’s amazing that it’s easier to speak about the person behind their back rather than to the person directly. Yet we wonder why our church is in so much disarray.

Communication is not limited to how we speak to one another; it also incorporates how we interact with each other. When you keep your silence, it speaks wonders. When you exchange looks, it speaks wonders. When you speak unintelligibly or without compassion, it speaks wonders.

If we do not know how to communicate amongst ourselves, how on Earth can we communicate the gospel to those of the world? The second coming of Jesus Christ is dependent on how quickly we can spread the good news. Jesus will not return until every ear has heard of Him. It seems as if many of us have extended our stay on Earth indefinitely. I am not interested in seeing the sights on this planet. I’m more intrigued by the sights that exist beyond our world that we can only envision through the words found in the book of Revelation.

I leave you with this…have you mastered the art of communication?

Thanks for reading and remember God loves you.

Author: Kristia M. Beaubrun

http://www.kristiabeaubrun.wordpress.com

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