I just recently finished reading God Speaks Your Love Language: How to Experience and Express God’s Love. And it was awesome. Then again I’ve always loved The 5 Love Languages book which is also by Gary Chapman.
Parental Love Is A Reflection Of Divine Love
It’s definitely enjoyable how he wrote this book. He mentions how some people feel loved by God and how others feel completely alone and like God doesn’t hear them or love them.
But this all goes back to the 5 Love Languages though, doesn’t it? Because we don’t all show or feel loved the same way. We are all unique human beings that were created with unique personalities. One person might feel loved when they are given love notes, like me… and some may feel loved when they get and give gifts. Which is great too. They are both different, yet they are a huge way of showing love.
The 5 Love Languages
If you aren’t familiar with the 5 love languages, I’ll write a full-length post about it soon, but I want to share what all 5 are, in case you are like “What are these love languages? What is this sorcery, I’ve never heard of a love language?”
Here are the 5 love languages:
- Words of Affirmation: You feel loved and give love through words. (As a writer, you can guess which one I am?) 😛
- Gifts: You feel loved and give love through quality, heartfelt gifts.
- Quality Time: You feel loved and give love through spending time with those you love.
- Physical Touch: You feel loved and give love through touch, like hugs and kisses.
- Acts of Service: You feel loved and give love through doing things for those you love. Yes, like those dishes in the sink or mopping the floor just because.
Now, you can have 1 or 2 of the love languages that rank the highest. Those are usually your love languages. If you don’t know what your love language is, here’s the quiz! I’ve found it super helpful to also find out what the love languages are of the people who mean the most to you. I also have anyone I hire or work with take the love languages quiz, so I best know how to show appreciation to them. Because the last thing you want to do is show love in a way that doesn’t show you appreciate them.
God Speaks Your Love Language
I definitely recommend that anyone who wants to have a better relationship with our Creator, to read this book. Some of my favorite lines from the book are:
- “The tragedy is that people who choose not to love are never happy people. Their lack of love not only hurts the other person but also atrophies their own souls. People who refuse to love live on the edge of desperation.” – p.13.
- “I believe that human love relationships reflect the nature of God, who is love. If we can understand the dynamics of human love, it will help us better comprehend the expressions of divine love.” – p. 17
- “When a husband and wife discover each other’s primary love language and choose to speak it on a regular basis, emotional love will be reborn.” – p.21
- “Parents also must learn the primary love languages of their individual children if the children are to feel loved.” – p23
Another thing, I absolutely loved is this:
“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” – Luke 10:38-42
One line in the book, that stopped me and forced me to read it again a few times was this “Jesus KNEW the heart of both sisters.” What better example of two different people having two different personalities? These sisters were completely different with their personalities. Martha was definitely an acts of service girl and Mary on the other hand was a quality time person.
I loved this book. You definitely need to check it out! 🙂
Have you read it?