There are a LOT of people who have a LOT to say, nowadays it seems as though the most words are said by our televisions and not by people. I myself am guilty of liking peace and quiet, and go some days all day long without saying very many words at all. But what happened to conversation? Most people walk around (or even drive) with a phone in their hands without saying one word out loud to an individual on the other end of the line. Nope, we Text, we Snap, we Instant Message, Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, each other. There are words, but they are not expressed. Emoji's have evolved to try to help deliver our true angst, delight, sadness, disgust, happiness, or how hard we laugh. And I have to wonder what our future is going to be like for our children.
You can order everything you need online. You never have to walk outside your door. You can work from home. You can bank from home. You can pay your bills online. You can go to school online. So outside of your home, there is very little you would HAVE to do, if you'd rather set your life up to be at home.
Yet, the Word says, "love your neighbor" Mark 12:31
and, "let him speak as the oracles of God" 1 Peter 4:11
and "let your speech be always with grace.." Colossians 4:6
So how many words do you speak that show love? Do you know your neighbors? Do you speak to them or visit them or do you even speak to or visit your friends?
How about speaking as the oracles of God? Do you share the Word with others? Do you talk to people about Christ? Do you read your Bible so you can share it?
Speaking with grace is tough sometimes, especially when people are hateful, or rude, or don't understand. Yet, can you speak with grace to others? Do you even spend any part of your day showing your appreciation for God and his grace to those around you? Did you say ANYTHING to anyone today?
Sometimes I wonder what Emoji God would like to text us sometimes. One thing is for sure, there is no excuse not to speak and engage and invest time in others. Lots of times in our lives, family or friends consume and demand our time and attention. That's understandable, I've been in that spot for a long time. But when we have the opportunity to talk to others, show our love for others, share the Word with others and show God's grace through our actions and our words and we embrace that opportunity- think of what an IMPACT that can have on others.
People of the world these days are wrapped up in technology, tv, work, success, entertainment, etc.
THINK of how shocked and grateful, and impressed they could be if we just reached out and used the right WORDS.