Written by: Michael Shmidt
Words. They are so incredibly powerful. They can bring life and they can take it. They can stop wars or they can make them. Words even have the power to control our very tears. Speech is probably the first thing that comes to mind when the word communication comes to mind. However, there is much more to the act of that interactive word. According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, the Definition of communication for English Language Learners. : the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else. Communication can give, receive and reveal information that is both good or evil. Can you think of the very first communication given in scripture? I’ll give you a hint, it wasn't Gen 2:16. Yes, that was the first record of GOD speaking to Adam, but remember communication is more than just words. It can also be an act of showing or expression of feelings. The first example of communication was Gen 1:1. Now, how so? You may ask. Well, creation was an expression of love toward man. It was FOR man. Now, how can it be a form of communication if man was yet to be created? This is where we can use Gen. 2:16. GOD speaks to Adam..”And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:” Here we see the reason for creation. We see GOD himself handing man his gift that He had been working on since before man was even created. Truly this is a prime example of the verse that says that “Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him in love.” Eph. 1:4 GOD displayed love first, then presented His gift and freely gave it away. We could us that example in our walk in life, work, marriage, family, socially… it all fits. It seems that regardless of how long we have been married, communication is usually an issue. During the hardest time of my wife and I’s marriage, we were talking the least and the opposite is also true. The best time in our marriage is when we communicate with walls down. Our marriage has never been better than it is now and neither has our communication. It comes hand in hand. Once one stops talking, a drifting apart happens.
Thankfully, the LORD gave us both a solution and an example to cure that communication gap. GOD, not once talked without backing it up. If you’re in need of a tune up in your relationship with you husband, wife or even the LORD, let me encourage you to prove it before you promise it. It’s easier to talk than to walk. So, let the other person see your actions for a while and then let him or her know what you’re doing and why. Let them know that they are #1. GOD has proved over and over that we are #1 on his priority list. Let’s follow that example. Be the one to prove your love.
In fact, proof of GOD’s love was already there. The world was waiting for Adam before he even woke up.