Devotions from Judy’s heart

Have you noticed how there is “in language” for various groups. In nursing we had our medical terms and language that we all understood. The Lawyers have their legal language too etc. One pastor was saying how we need to learn the language of another when we want to share Christ with them. Sometimes the words we use scares people away, even other pastors. I think in many senses, everyone has their own individual language .  It takes some time to learn their language to see where they are coming from before we can speak into their lives. It says in I Cor. 14:11, “If I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner to the speaker “. We must be patient as we listen to another and “learn their  language”, and wait for an opening to share with them. Let us not short circuit the process and rush in and turn people off. Love is willing to be patient.