We have finally concluded Gary Chapman’s book and I’m so glad. I’m sure you learned one thing or the other about other people around you and of course you also got to decipher what your love language is. Somewhere in my head, I’m already declaring Thursdays to be for book reviews 😁. This was quite fun. Wouldn’t it be so weird to write a review on how we can better our relationship with people around us and not write about how we can also better our relationship with God?
What is God’s love language? Have you ever asked yourself this question? To the best of my knowledge, I feel God’s love language is all the love languages 😁. Each and every single one of them; be it Words of affirmation (God loves to be praised, honored and glorified. He even wants other people around us to give glory to Him when He brings us out of a challenge and this is because every situation we find ourselves in, we must give glory to God). He reciprocates this by telling us our identity in His son through His word (1st Peter 2:9) this verse of the Bible and many more.
Quality time- “may the grace of the Lord be with us, the love of God and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit.”
At some point, we all used and recited this and some of us still do. ‘The sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit’ connotes the quality time God will always love to have with us. It is during these periods of sweet fellowship with Him that we get to know who the Father is. He reciprocates this love language by honoring the time we have set aside for Him and coming to fellowship with us.
The act of services -(for a minute I paused here) Going all out to fulfill that which God has called you to do is an act of service. Let’s see the GREAT COMMISSION, He assigned the disciples to go into the nation to preach and baptize people in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost. The amazing thing about this is that God plays the biggest role in this love language but He plays it through us and so it is not like He deligated the whole work to us. He says we should open our mouths and He would fill them with words, preach to the lost souls and He would stir up a conviction within them and save them. He reciprocates this love language by working through us because we are vessels unto Him.
Receiving gifts – We can see all through the Old Testament of how God was pleased with the people whenever they offered sacrifices to Him, every single sacrifice would end with, “and the Lord was pleased with them” In a way, I am trying to relate those sacrifices we give to God to a gift. Although what is needed for the sacrifice came from Him but in a way we have learned to return part of it to Him with thanksgiving. He reciprocates this love language by supplying all our needs according to His riches in glory.
And lastly, physical touch, you know when you just want to love up on God and you want to hug Him and all? Learn to hug yourself because if indeed you can’t see God, you are an express image of Him. But asides this, there is the time you feel the warm embrace of the Holy Spirit, that chill, you just know He is around you!
Till next time.