Recently in conversation with my friends, we were talking about how often times we exalt the things of this world and how we could use our time exalting God more. We tend to place God to the side or put him last in a lot of things. We get caught up in everything that's going on in our lives that we sometimes forget God in the mix. We don't always do it on purpose but it happens to the best of us. It's a tough concept to grasp because we never want to feel the realization that we put God in the backseat instead of having him in the front seat by our side. Our minds can't grasp and fathom that God loves us unconditionally but knowing that he does comes with the revelation that we can fall short in expressing our love to him. Now we can't love like God because we are not God but our love for him can be expressed in a greater manner than we show at times. Loving God with our own personal love language can change the cadence of our relationship with God forever.
Love languages consist of the following; words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, physical touch, and receiving gifts. Identifying and being loved through our love language has been a very popular thing lately. It allows us to be loved in the extent that makes us feel loved to the maximum level. It's also the way that we communicate our love to others and how we receive love from others too. We hold these actions on a high pedestal for those closest to us in our lives. Many people would say if you asked them that they are close to God so the question remaining is are you loving God with your love language?
I personally believe that if you begin to show God your love for him through your own love languages the revelation and growth of your relationship will excel. I believe that you will begin to see God in a greater manner. He is already great but imagine the experiences you will begin having with him when you are utilizing your love languages within your relationship with God.
What does that look like? It simply looks like this, if your top love language is words of affirmation which that happens to be mine then I would spend a great portion of my quiet/alone time with God telling him how much he means to me and how thankful and grateful I am for him and our relationship. If your love language happens to be acts of service then the you may find yourself serving your community or doing community service. If your love language is quality time then that means you're setting aside one on one quality time with God outside of your quiet time with him. If your love language is physical touch that may look like giving hugs, or comforting those who are in need of affection. If your love language is receiving gifts then you may find yourself in the blessing business and blessing others by giving.
By taking time to act upon your love language in your relationship with God I believe you will begin to grow closer to him and he will begin to reveal himself more to you. God is a God who won't withhold any good thing from us. If we seek for it we will receive it. All we have to do is ask and act. Today I challenge you to begin loving God with your love languages and see how your relationship with him flourishes.
My prayer today is that we repent for the times where we have placed God in the backseat and lacked in nurturing our relationship with him. I pray that we take time to learn what our love languages are and begin to love God in the way that we long to be loved. I pray that we show him OUR love for him for a change and that we outwardly express it through our love languages.
-Yours Truly, Eb