Question: What is your love language?
Answer: What is God’s love language?
As a Christian Life Coach, I have often used Gary Chapman’s resources from his books based off of the concept that everyone has Five Love Languages. This concept has helped individuals (including myself) understand a better way to communicate love whether with a spouse, child (teens), neighbors, and co-workers. Even though Chapman has two books that I have not yet read entitled: God Speaks Your love Language and The Love Languages of God, it had already occurred to me how this can work with our relationship with God. God is our Creator, and He expresses all five love languages to us and our purpose on earth is to express them back to Him (Love the Lord God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind -Luke 10:27).
First, to list them: Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Gifts, Quality Time, and Acts of Service. Everyone has all five, although each one is placed in order of personal importance of how a person feels when he receives them and how he feels when conveyed back to others. For example, mine are (in order) 1. Quality Time, 2. Acts of Service, 3. Words of Affirmation, 4. Gifts, 5. Physical Touch. Since Quality Time is my top love language when I am with family or friends, my love bucket is over-flowing. However, this does not mean that my last love language of Physical Touch is not important. If no one ever hugged me or put a comforting hand over mine, I would definitely begin to feel unloved.
Now, let us break each one down from a spiritual view establishing how we as the creations can connect with their Creator to show Him love. First, God wants our Quality Time. Scripture states to seek Him and His kingdom first (Matthew 6:33). Seek means to spend time with Him by studying scripture, reading books like Gary Chapman’s, praying, listening to sermons, and praising and worshipping through song and dance.
Next, Acts of Service. God wants us to walk the talk. We do this by serving Him with our actions. Specifically, when we volunteer our time, we express our love for God because we are helping those He loves (1 John1:5-7 & Matthew 25:40).
**To Be Cont: See next post - Speak It part 2