Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It is an invitation to spend time with God. One of the books that has impacted my life is The Five Love Languages by Gary Smalley. These are languages through which we can demonstrate love to our spouse, our children and others. Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Physical Touch and Closeness, and Gift Giving all communicate love. They make sure the one we love, really feels loved. It’s how we demonstrate it, not just say it. One in particular, our primary love language - the one we most easily communicate, and feel loved by, comes naturally. But showing love in our spouse’s primary love language is even more meaningful to them. And we should really pursue demonstrating all five to those we love. Have you ever thought of what God’s Primary love language is? Is it Giving? He loved you so much that He gave His Son to suffer for your sins, and to die in your place. Is it Acts of Service, He got up from the table as the guest of honor, and took a towel and washed His disciples feet – and said that’s what we should do for others, not expect them to do for us. Is it Words of Affirmation – as He has given us His Word – the very heart and wisdom and praise of God so that we can know Him, know how much He loves us, and have the mind of Christ (the mind of His Affirming and Encouraging Words). Is God’s primary love language Acts of Service? as He forgives all our sins, and heals all our diseases. Is it Quality Time? When He is never too busy to hear you, or answer your prayer. Never once have you ever gotten a busy signal when you desperately needed to talk to Him. Is it Physical Touch and Closeness – where you can physically feel His presence descend upon you in those times of worship, where His Spirit rests on you, that sweet heaviness of the Holy Spirit that lifts your burdens, and seats you in heavenly places with Him? There is only One whose primary love language is all five. God is love. He made the language. Praying that you will know the love of God. The love that He has for you that will never end. And praying that God will show you how to love Him. Today, God reminded me, of the beginning of the month. And He invited me to not forget Insert #2 This Month. Those simple tools that I was not used to doing at first… He simply said, “PiVAT Monthly Tools are Quality Time with Me.” I had never thought that before. And I know that was His gentle reminder and invitation – to know His love. To spend that quality time with Him so I know His heart, and know His plans. Seeking Him for PiVAT for the Month – and PiVAT for this first week of the month. Asking Him what projects He has for me – specifically, and the milestones and dates that will help me walk in His Grace to complete them. The habits that He has for me daily that will form the character that He is trying to grow in me. The PiVAT Decision Tool, through which I can seek Him about the decisions He knows I will face this month, so I receive the revelation that He gives, and His perfect will. His best way for me instead of me stressing out and trying to make the best decision that I know… when He knows better. PiVAT Monthly Tools take some time… that we normally, and naturally wouldn’t think to spend with Him. Quality Time always takes time. It’s what makes it love – because time is the most valuable thing you have. But as God was revealing to me this morning. That PiVAT Monthly Tools are Quality Time with Me. He reminded me that they are really - Proverbs 16:3 - Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. That Word commit – galal <gaw-lal’> means to roll down together with – to wallow… like a pig wallows in the mud, until you can’t tell what is pig, and what is mud. This ‘commit your way’ (your plans) to the LORD - means to seek occasion with Him, to constantly be in conversation with Him – until your plans become His plans, because His plan becomes yours. And His plans will always succeed. Praying that you will print out PiVAT Monthly Tools (Insert #2) for this month. You don't have to use every single one, but every one that He leads you in - will be Quality Time with Him. Praying your Quality Time with God this month will increase - always in conversation, just asking for His advice, and rolling down together with Him, so His plans are fully what you do this month. So He can do through you – things you couldn’t even imagine.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!