The Language of Love

Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it—because it does. Give yourselves to the gifts God gives you. Most of all, try to proclaim His truth. If you praise Him in the private language of tongues, God understands you but no one else does, for you are sharing intimacies just between you and Him. But when you proclaim His truth in everyday speech, you’re letting others in on the truth so that they can grow and be strong and experience His presence with you. 1 Corinthians 14:1-3 Message

I don’t know where I would be today without my prayer language that only God can know and understand. There have been so many times in my life when I just couldn’t put into words the things I felt in the depths of my being. It was as though they were trapped, refusing to be released, bottlenecked in some unseen container. But when I was baptized in the Holy Spirit at the age of 15, I would sit alone for hours, using only my prayer language until slowly my own words would surface and I began to talk about my grief, fears, disappointments and the misery that held me in it’s grips.

God became my confidant. I could trust Him with my secrets, talk with Him about anything and everything without fear of being judged or condemned. I had lost my own father, only to gain my real Father. He understood when I just needed to vent and release steam, but when I became still in His presence, He would speak to me. Always understanding, always accepting, full of love and I would leave wrapped up in His embrace, knowing He’d be with me through anything I had to face. I was never alone.

Today, remember that whatever you face, you don’t face it alone. His gift to you is His presence and with it, His sweet embrace. You can share everything in your heart and anything on your mind and it’s ok. You can shout, scream, vent all your bottled up feelings and He won’t condemn you for it. When you’re done, sit in the silence and listen to Him love on you than come away with a sense of that gift tied up in a neat little bow around you.

Sandy G


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