Deuteronomy 5:22
“These are the commandments the Lord proclaimed in a loud voice to your whole assembly there on the mountain, from out of the fire, the cloud and the deep darkness; He added nothing more. Then He wrote them out on two stone tablets, and gave them to me.” 
God values clear communication. He spoke on the mountain “in a loud voice”, then said “nothing more”…but then he went ahead and gave them not just one written copy of his expectations, but two copies–written on stone, unchangeable, and permanent.
God wanted to leave no room for anyone to miss what He had said. If it was important enough to say, then it was important enough to say clearly
Communication is important! I know the thoughts running through my head…but no one around me does, unless I clearly communicate it to them.
I need to be deliberate and intentional with my words, instead of spouting poorly-communicated and half-formed ideas. If it is important enough for me to say it, it is important enough for me to say it clearly.
Clear communication and expectations pave the way for positive outcomes.
This week, I need to listen carefully to the things that God has taken such care to speak to me…and then I need to speak with that same intentionality as I interact with others. 
God, thank you for taking such deliberate care to speak clearly to me! Help me to hear and understand your voice. Teach me to communicate well with others, so that your plans would be fulfilled through my life. 

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