How much is a picture worth? Say What? We’ve all heard the cliché… “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Um… well for a blind person, a picture is not worth very much. And, for a person who cannot read, then… a picture is surely worth ‘1000 words.’ For the sighted person, then, a picture is worth whatever value he places on the picture. And, of course, it would depend on the story that probably accompanies the story, or certainly… the quality of the picture, etc.
With all that said… In today’s “internet world,” a typical picture takes 3000 times more space as just one word. So, one could say… from a computer perspective… a picture is worth, at least… 3000 words. I know… a bunch of silly talk.
Here’s my point: Determine the exact best way to formulate… and present your statement, including any accompanying pictures….and, tell your story in as few as words as possible. This will save everyone time, and your statement will be easier to read, easier to understand, and easier to remember. My cliché is….think more and talk less.
How does God communicate with us? Well, for Moses, God spoke to him through the ‘burning bush.’ God spoke to both the Pharaoh and Joseph through dreams. He spoke to Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, through the appearance of an angel, as well as Mary, the Mother of Jesus. God spoke to Adam with His own voice. And, Paul heard His voice on the way to Damascus. And for the Disciples, God spoke to them through Jesus.
Does God still speak to us today? Or conversely, in what manner do we speak with Him… God the Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ? Well, for most of us… God speaks to us through the Holy Spirt, through Prayer, and the “word”…meaning, the Bible. Also, God speaks to us… through others. Since God created us in His own Image, certainly then, He can speak to us in ‘any manner’ He chooses.
From my own experience… I have found God speaking to me through an ‘inner voice.’ Is it my imagination talking to me? Or WHAT? Is it God’s voice… or satan’s? I choose to believe it is God; because I choose ‘good over evil.’ I believe that God speaks to me through others…in the way they react, interact, and commensurate with me. I also… believe He uses my Dear Wife, my Bible study friends, and others whom I know He has put in my path.
He also speaks to me in the form of the ‘gift of WISDOM’, and those ‘other gifts’ that He has given me (and YOU, as well). 1 Corinthians 12:9-13 – to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.