Body Language Matters!

Body Language Matters!

1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

There's a lot to preach out of 1 Corinthians 6:20. However, have you ever considered the application of glorifying God with your body language?

The use of body language, is an unspoken language that experts say make up 90% of our communication. With that said, I hope what you're communicating to others is God honoring.

We all use body language as a way to add our true feelings & emotions to situations. For example: If someone wants to communicate defensiveness, they may cross their arms. Happiness is communicated through a smile, and sadness with a frown. If someone's confused, you can usually tell by the look on their face.

This is also why the use of emojis in text messages have grown in popularity. It adds more feelings to the text message, because most of what we want to communicate cannot be said in words only.

Body language can also be used to mock, scorn or make fun of someone else. It would not be acceptable for a Christian to use this type of body language. Hurting someone through non-verbal communication is just as sinful as using verbal communication.

Let us be mindful to use our body language to build others up, not tear them down.

The Bible says in Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.