October 18, 2011

My Reflection on the battle for communication

I wrote this about 2 weeks ago for my school assignment and I thought it would be nice to share with the rest of you. Be Blessed. Tee =)

Reflection from SMC –Tee Suwit L.
26 Sep 2011

Usually Monday morning isn’t my favorite time of the week especially when I had such a full-on weekend, it makes me feel like sleeping in; but as the saying goes “the show must go on” so here we go. Let’s get the class going.

To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect for this week’s lecture. Though it was stated on the weekly schedule that the topic of this week would be “Writing, story telling and interview”. I personally love to tell story, but at times, my memory seem to fail me whenever I want to recall some of the good stories which I have heard before. I am also in total awareness that my discipline of writing is pretty bad. My favorite excuse is that English isn’t my first language.

Patrick Butler is the name of the speaker this week. It’s kind of interesting how he started off our class this morning. It was totally unexpected. To me, his appearance was like a gentle giant, as he was quite tall, but he had a soft-spoken voice and a radiant smile. It shocked me when he began in a rather loud note like clapping of hands and cheering us on with a loud voice like the way a sport coach would cheer his team on.

I think it’s probably one of those God-moments, which in my experience is very common to us as YWAMers. When we plan to do something, the Lord would show up and turn our world upside down in the end.

Next thing I know, we were moving under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, in praying and supporting one another, upholding each other in prayer as well as affirming each other’s calling. I was so eager to hear about how to write a good piece of article or how to craft the best creative writing. But Patrick gave us even more than that. It’s the big picture of why we do what we do and how important it is to be a Communication warrior for God.

Word has an extraordinary power. It either speaks life or death. The great battle we are in today is really about fighting to communicate the truth in the world that seem to think there is no absolute truth but rather relative as individual would define.

What Patrick did to us was simply to affirm us of the vital role we play in this warfare, as Christian-truth seeking communicator. What a powerful tool we have in our hands to communicate the truth of God to the world as in the way he puts it “Pen and sword in our hands”

God has given each one of us a true privilege of the ability to communicate. I’m personally intended to be a good steward of this privilege and communicate truthfully for the Kingdom of our Lord.

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