Use the '5 Love Languages' for God

5 ways to show God that you love Him.

I don’t know when I’ve laughed as hard as I did last night at our family get-together. I love times like that!

My husband and I had joined our in-town kids and grandchildren at our son’s house to celebrate his birthday. We enjoyed a delicious meal on Jason and Kella’s deck, soaking in the stunning view of the mountains behind their house.

We listened to sweet giggles and squeals as the children played in the yard. Nobody was in a rush and we just sat and talked—a wonderful treat since all of our lives are so busy.

We cleared the table and everyone moved indoors as drops of rain began falling in earnest. While the little ones played, the adults gathered in the great room, just hanging out and enjoying being together.

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And then somehow as we discussed our son’s new gift (the drill he’d requested), the topic came up about our love languages. My daughter-in-law walked over to their bookshelves and found their copy of The 5 Love Languages–The Secret to Love That Lasts by Dr. Gary Chapman. She read a little to us about those love languages. (I think all of them are my love language!)

That’s when the laughter began, as we tried to guess each other’s love language. When Kella read the part about husbands cutting out hearts and leaving messages around the house for their wives, one daughter-in-law said the only way that would happen would be if her husband had their daughter cut the hearts out.

But the truth is that all of us in that house last night have been loved way beyond what we deserve. We are so blessed by our happy homes and marriages.

We laughed as we discussed our shortcomings, but we also had some great conversation. I was thinking about that this morning when I woke up, and the thought hit me, What’s God’s love language? That’s a lot to ponder, but I think we should just go ahead and give Him all the love languages today:

1)  Affirmation
What do you want or need to say to God today? Take time to praise Him. Express your love and your thankfulness. 

2)  Time
How can you carve time out of your busy schedule so you can spend more time with Him? Times of sweet fellowship where you can listen to what He wants to say to you.

3)  Gifts
Everything belongs to Him—so the only thing you have to give God is YOU. 

4)  Service
Think of how you can be of service to the people around you.

5) Touch

Let God know you love Him by becoming extensions of His hands to others who need help and kindness.

Bible Verses About Helping Others

What does the Bible say about helping others?  Turn to these uplifting verses for encouragement and inspiration to extend your blessings by serving others.

  • Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:4

    Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:4

  • We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Romans 15:1

    We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Romans 15:1

  • For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9

    For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9

  •  Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

    Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

  • There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land. Deuteronomy 15:11

    There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land. Deuteronomy 15:11

  • You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Acts 20:35

    You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Acts 20:35

  • If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Romans 12:8

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