This morning, while watching Hope Sabbath School, Pastor Derek Morris mentioned the book by Gary Chapman, "The 5 Love Languages," and it got me thinking: What is God's love language? For those who have not heard the term, a love language is the way a person feels loved and appreciated.
So, what is God's love language? What can I do for Him that shows Him I am in love with Him?; I want my love to be visible, and not mere words, especially since He does many things to show His love to me. There are many texts in the Bible that tell of His great love for me, there are loads and loads of promises and assurances God gives us that let us know His love for, and what He will do for, us (like Ephesians 2:18 & 19: "Through Him, we both [the new AND old man of people] have access by one Spirit, to the Father. Now therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God"), but I haven't really noticed ones that told me how best to show my love to Him (although I'm sure ones exist).
So, before looking in my Bible, I took the "quick and easy task" and did a search on the internet: "what is God's love language? Amazingly enough, there were a number of sites, and each one gave a different answer, each one made a little sense, even though each gave different answers! Among the search results was one from notashamedofthegospel.com. In it's article, "Great Insight: God Has a Love Language and It’s Probably Not What You Think," the answer was as clear as the ring of a bell. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6"
I never realized how important it was to God that I had FAITH in Him. In Matthew 17, Jesus told His disciples when they tried unsuccessfully to cast out the demon from the boy who had seizures, "For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
As small as a mustard seed? That is super small! But Christ said this: "With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”
While many who speak about this parable emphasize the size of the seed, I don't believe that is the point. I think the point is that when you sow your tiny little mustard seed of faith, "it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches." So, please remember the importance of faith in God's worlds, and plant that little seed of faith! Show your God how much you love Him.