All of this talk about love languages has reminded me of this, I once valued another love language far more than the one I do now. My primary language used to be quality time, now it is acts of service. When God made me aware of this, I asked Him why it had changed and He showed me this…..
For a long season I spent most of my time alone with God. We spent very large amounts of quality time together. This was a filling season. It was also a time when He was healing me so much. I had a lot of broken places, and I needed a certain kind of tender loving care. Now that so much of that healing has occurred and I have invested so much time and energy into knowing Him and letting Him know me, there came a day when He told me it was time for me to go out of our secret place and share with the world. He told me to take what I’ve learned about Him and myself and let the world see Him through that lens. It was a scary time for me, but He made it so clear. Just as an adult eagle begins to rip apart the nest when it’s time for the eaglets to fly out into the world and build their own nests.
He told me before He would fill me anymore, I would have to pour myself out on others. He told me that what He had given me, was meant to be shared. So, in order to receive more from Him, I began to pour out into others. Now, all week long I pour out, but never forsake the secret place.
My relationship with God has changed as well and we’ve gone from Him carrying me through life, to Him wanting to partner with me in life. Isn’t it amazing how He’s done that?!
He changed the primary way I receive love because He wanted to move into a new phase of my life and growth with Him! He always wants me to be fulfilled in love, so He transformed me internally because He knew our next phase of life together would require something different. He is such an attentive and loving Father. He is a God Who loves relationship.
I know we’ve been talking a lot about love languages, but today I encourage you to examine your current love language. Has it changed from what it once was? Is God beginning to transform it into another one? Stay present with God. Let Him be in the day to day with you. He is just as much the God of today as He is the God of yesterday and tomorrow. He never changes, but we do. He is always relevant. He is always nearer than our breath. Will you take time to breathe Him in today? Let Him speak love to you. Your Lover awaits.
For the Lord says, “Because he loves Me, I will rescue him; I will make him great because he trusts in my name. When he calls on me, I will answer; I will be with him in trouble and rescue him and honor him. I will satisfy him with a full life and give him My salvation. Psalm 91:14-16
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
But the news about Jesus spread all the more, and great crowds came to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. Yet He frequently withdrew to the wilderness to pray. Luke 5:15-16