I guess whether Christian or non-Christian – when it comes to writing articles, making comments, writing a post, or preaching a sermon, it is stating the obvious to say that we want to think, that what we have spoken or communicated in whatever form – is relevant.
Think of the thousands who put fingers to keys in blogging format to get heard/responded to.
We quite like the idea of others being affected by what we say, – do we not?
Eliciting either affirmation, wonder, admiration, pleasant surprise, thanks, agreement et al.
All responses we, (unconsciously perhaps?), seek for, when communicating.
You write a post on some pop star – and it adds another ten people to the ‘fan club’/followers, or they love the song you have posted, and look for more of same.
Political movements seek to harvest followers for their cause or politician.
And of course, those running a business are delighted when you respond by ordering their product.
Posting – speaking – communicating – blogging – vlogging – whatever involves visual or verbal communication has usually some goal in mind.
And we sit back in our chairs satisfied, when positive response is received.
It’s a basic human instinct or need to be appreciated.
When the negative response comes along, we of course don’t like it. And either ignore it – or enter into verbal fisticuffs with the perpetrator.
(Which usually is non-profitable and a waste of time. The exception proves the rule when both parties learn something)
Now normally this introduction of mine would have some such above mentioned goal in mind, i.e. eliciting response of some kind, as I lead us to some salient point.
That is – it would seek to get your affirmation or positive response, followed by actions you might take – as you – whatever…
Join the club or buy the product or change your life.
But guess what? – that’s it. I simply want to point out we are all looking for response.
So when I talk to God – I am looking for response. I send my words to Him in prayer, and at times am more conscious of His response than others.
I guess you didn’t expect this to end up on the subject of prayer?
Again – guess what? – neither did I…
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