30 March 2011

God's 5 Love Languages

Ok, so you all know about The 5 Love Languages written by Dr. Gary Chapman. For those that don’t know, you can check out his website to get more info. He lists the 5 love languages as:
1) Words of Affirmation
2) Quality Time
3) Receiving Gifts
4) Acts of Service
5) Physical Touch

Well, I like to learn people’s love languages. I just find it interesting how we all can be so similar and, yet, so different. Plus, the more I learn about God’s people, the more I learn about Him (this will make sense one day). I mean, He made us all in His image, right (Genesis 1:26)? Well, this is when it hit me. I started thinking about what order I could put God’s love languages in. I’ll explain the order as I go.
God’s 5 love languages in order of importance:

1) Words of Affirmation
I claim this to be the number one love language of God. He says all of us will praise His name (whether we want to or not) one day (Romans 14:11). Also, David was a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22) and he wrote like 48509 songs about how great God is. He would wake up every morning singing new praises to Him or even spend all night thinking about Him. I still try to sing a new song from the top of my head (or bottom of my heart) every once in awhile, but my attempts are like a 5 year old trying to do the same thing; not near as cute. Plus, my rapping is not so great either…haha! Another thing, we know so much about God’s character from David’s intimate relationship with the Father. Then, as I think about it more, what male doesn’t like to be praised?! We LOVE our egos to be stroked and praised for every cool thing we do. Some men claim that they don’t need this or even want it, but I don’t believe them. I think they’re fooling themselves. Lastly, what’s the first thing we do when we walk into church? That’s right. We sing praises and worship songs to our Creator. God even has full time creatures that fly around His thrown singing “Holy, Holy, Holy…” So, praise Him OFTEN!

01 March 2011

I Finally Have A Relationship With Jesus

I was walking back from the ATM (for some $$) to where I work (it's only a block away) and God starts reminding me of how He doesn't speak to us figuratively anymore (John 16:25-33 NLT). This kind of stopped me in my tracks. You see, I just mentioned this to my small group last night trying to get them to understand. Well, obviously I didn't get it either...until now. Forever, I thought He would sometimes talk to me with great deep spiritual verbage that took a miracle to even translate into my puny mind. I always see Him on a level that's way WAY WAY higher than I could ever know anyway. Plus, all these big time pastors, authors and artists like to show off their complexity and how well they know Jesus by taking simple things and turning it into stuff that nobody understands (Colossians 1:28 MSG). I usually walk away not remembering jack about what they told me anyway. Sure, I thought they were smart, had something I didn't, and obviously knew Jesus better. That's why they're in the spotlight anyway, right?