This week I hosted a live Facebook event, and the idea really scared me at first, but I’m trying to face my fears.
If you tuned in, thanks. I’m making these chats a weekly thing because I need community, and I know so many people in my life who need it too.
I’ve prayed for community. For years and I’ve been scared of letting myself be known. I think as women, we can intimidate each other and for years I battled an inferiority complex.
Growing up, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t insecure.
The devil wants to keep us insecure. He wants to keep us intimidated of each other, and He wants to keep us isolated.
The enemy has a target on your back. You’re so much easier to take down when you’re not encouraged and built up in community.
I want you to know that there’s a seat for you here. Each Friday we’ll gather at noon on Facebook Live.
God has answered my prayer for community in all of you! If you’re also looking for a place to connect, join me every Friday at noon for Faith Fridays to encourage and enrich one another.
We’ll talk about identity in Christ, faith, overcoming insecurity, joy. We’ll talk about grace and more grace and how to stop living a defeated life. You probably have topics you want to tackle, so bring them.
Back to today’s topic. What is God’s love language? Is it quality time or words of affirmation?
We can be really good at spending time with Jesus and not be following Him. It’s possible to spend our days singing praise affirmations to God, but not obey Him.
You can know everything there is to know about the Bible, but not do what it says. I’ve been there. I’ve been caught in this knowing/doing gap.
Several years ago God asked me to start encouraging people on social media, but I totally shunned that call. Instead of taking step one, I wanted to skip to step ten. Have you ever wanted to skip the steps God has asked you to take?
When we obey God it makes Him so happy, and I’m convinced that obedience is God’s primary love language.
In John 14, Jesus tells His disciples that if they love Him, they’ll keep his commands. In other words, we prove our love to God by obeying Him.
What are ways you can speak God’s love language by this week? It might not be a big gesture, but know that every act of obedience is large to God.
Your obedience sings a beautiful love song to God, a sweet melody of worship to your Father.
When you feed your kids and tackle the laundry, know you’re pleasing God. He sees you at your work. He sees you making dinner and doing those dishes.
Keep being faithful. Keep pouring out your worship to Him.
Next week on the blog and on my Facebook author page, we’re going to talk about celebrating! Have you thought about celebration as a spiritual discipline lately?
Are there ways you can incorporate more celebrating into your lives? How would this benefit you? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
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