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Love - Words Of Affirmation

  Affirmations
Pastor Burkey
 delivered this week's message based on Ephesians 4:29 (NIV) and expanding on the "5 Love Languages / 5 Love Tanks":

  1. Words of Affirmation
  2. Quality Time
  3. Receiving Gifts
  4. Physical Touch
  5. Acts of Service

Related to Words of Affirmation, the goal is to T.H.I.N.K. when sharing:

  • Is it True?
  • Is it Helpful?
  • Is it Inspiring?
  • Is it Necessary?
  • Is it Kind?

Monday: Read Proverbs 10:31-32 (NIV). When have you felt the power of words that people treasure? What leads you to use words that condemn? Words that affirm?

Tuesday: Read Proverbs 25:11-12 (NIV). When has a word been “aptly spoken” into your life? What was your response? Think of a specific person in your life; what are 5 aspects of their life where you can speak affirming words…

1. __________________

2. __________________

3. __________________

4. __________________

5. __________________

Wednesday: Read Proverbs 15:23 (NIV). Take a look at your list yesterday. How can you use a note / email / conversation / Facebook post to provide a timely word of affirmation?

Thursday: Read Proverbs 27:5-6 (NIV). Who has permission to speak truth into your life? Who speaks words of correction that affirm their love for you and get your life back on track? Thank God for them today. Make sure you thank them as well! (If you do not have such a person, pray God opens you to receive such a loving friend.)

Friday: Read Proverbs 15:30-31 (NIV). These verses remind me that tone (cheerful) and words (good news) are a tremendous combination in words of affirmation. This week’s message challenged each of us to make one compliment a day. How are you doing with that challenge? What have you noticed? What did you expect to happen? What has surprised you?”

Saturday: Read Ephesians 4:29 (NIV). Think of the people closest to you. What do you love most about each of them? How can you sincerely affirm them with words of affirmation? When you think of each person, which ones do you think have words of affirmation as their primary love language?

You can go deeper this week by:

  • Read the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.
  • Download the app at iTunes or go to 5lovelanguages.com
  • Compliment a Day tracker: Who did you compliment? What did you say? How did they react?
    • Monday: _______________________
    • Tuesday: _______________________
    • Wednesday: _______________________
    • Thursday: _______________________
    • Friday: _______________________
    • Saturday: _______________________

You can also listen to this week's message or read the full PDF of the message & GPS.

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