I was reading in John C. Maxwell's book, Everyone Communicates Few Connect, and he cited a study done over verbal and nonverbal communication by UCLA psychology professor, Albert Mehrabian. Upon completion of the study Mehrabian discovered:
What we say accounts for 7% of what is believed.
The way we say it accounts for 38%.
What others see accounts for 55%.
Wow! It really is not just what we say, but how we say it that makes a difference. Truth, is truth, is truth. Jesus said "I am the way and the truth and the life," in John 14:6, and there is no other source of truth but Him. However, communicating truth is not end of the matter. Communicating God's truth with God's love will allow you to connect your message to the heart and mind of the hearer.
Words are important; let your words be Jesus' words. Actions are important; let your actions be Jesus' actions. Allow your message of God's love and salvation connect to anyone willing to listen. hat we say only matters if how we say it is wrapped in God's perfect love. Does your message connect?