Ever have days where it seems that miscommunications abound? Someone says something and you take it totally wrong. Or you say something and you can tell the person doesn’t understand what you mean. Communication is important–especially communication to our children. And we often forget communication is more than words. Each day is an opportunity to minute by minute communicate God’s love to those around you, and problems can really mount if we have “dry” perspective–a perspective not watered by God’s Word.
Today alone I could have miscommunicated to at least three people I know and would have mistaken their words/actions if I had not taken each circumstance to the Lord.
With a dry perspective, it is easy to take offense, become gripped with fear, allow guilt to drive you, and be unable to see a situation clearly. When you read God’s Word and abide in Him, things won’t always be perfect, but you’ll be able to think on the things of God more clearly–and evaluate your circumstances and your dealings with your children from a godly perspective.
Don’t settle for a dry perspective. Seek God for ways to keep His Word in the forefront of your mind. Ask God to make His Word come alive to you–He will. Be willing to be challenged by it and to change. Through His Word and by seeking Him in prayer, let God give you His perspective on yourself, your children, and the situations that arise, then act on what He shows you. May the Lord bless you as you seek Him!
“I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you .” Psalm 119:11 (NIV)