Hi, welcome to Redeem the Commute. I’m Ryan, your host for the daily challenges. This week’s topic is part of our series called God Is… where we’re trying to learn about God’s character and nature through some key stories in the Bible.
Our daily challenges are meant to help you explore what it means to follow Jesus, even if you don’t have a lot of time. We have a rhythm that keeps us in sync, even if we’re not a community that meets together in person regularly. Every Monday we introduce the week’s idea. Every Tuesday we study it in the Bible. Every Wednesday we see how that challenges and transforms our thinking on the topic. Thursdays we try to apply and live it out. Friday is a day for prayer and reflection before we take a rest on Saturday, and Sundays we meet together with others in community.
There’s a well known relationship concept called the Love Languages. They figure pretty large in our marriage and parenting courses. The idea is that everyone has particularly languages they use to express love for others, and certain ways they understand love expressed by others.
The five love languages are time, touch, gifts, acts of service and words of affection. These are the main ways that people show and hear love, or in other words, how they show someone they’re worthy. Each of these is a sacrifice – of time, personal space, materials, talent or even just swallowing one’s pride to say something kind. When you show love ion this way, it tells the person they’re worthwhile to you.
But what about God? How can we show God he’s worthwhile?
Question: Go through the five languages – time, touch, gifts, acts of service and words of affection. How can you show your love and devotion to God through each of those? Do any of them not apply? What other ways can people show God he’s worthy of our love?
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