Words of Affirmation

I spoke previously about the 5 Love Languages, which you would have received on the 24th of March. In this note, I look at the first of the Love Languages - Words of Affirmation.

Does God speak to us with Words of Affirmation?

The answer is a clear and resounding YES, when we read His Word and come across passages such as John 3:16, which says:

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Don't you sense the love that God has for us, in this passage? It says God valued us so much that God didn't want to leave us in our separated state due to sin, but provide the means by which we could be made righteous, by believing in Jesus. To me, that is affirming. It says God loves me, and as a consequence, Jesus suffered, died and then rose victorious on that first Easter Sunday morning.

To further emphasise this, we also read in John's 1st Letter in 1 John 4:10:

"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."

That's how much God loves us and His Word affirms it.

What about us? Can we speak Words of Affirmation to Him?

That's exactly what Worship is. In music, in prayer and in quiet meditation, when we spend time telling God how great and marvellous He is, we are speaking Words of Affirmation to him.

Next Sunday, during music ministry, bear this in mind as you sing the songs that declare His goodness, His holiness, His grace and mercy. What a great God we serve.

My prayer is that your worship will grow as you soak in His love for you and tell Him how much you love Him.


Tim Connelly

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