I am reading a new book by the same Author Dr. James B Richards. He wrote “How to Stop the Pain” that I read back during the summer. This book is just as good. “We Still Kiss” is the name. I have been stuck on chapter five for three days now. It is titled “You can’t give away what you don’t have. I really don’t know where to start …. So I will just say this. When you wake up in the morning do you make it a point to show love to everyone you come in contact with? Even that person at work that you cannot stand. You know the one. He got the promotion that you didn’t think he deserved; you know what I am talking about. I could go on but you get the picture. Personally I have never actually thought about purposing in my heart to love someone that I didn’t like. Quote from book: If you are inwardly experiencing something that makes you critical and faultfinding, it is not God and it is not love. If you are experiencing God, you will experience emotions of being love and accepted. When you are experiencing love, it is easy to give it to others. You are sharing with them from the overflow of your personal experience. The way you relate to the people around you is simply a reflection of what you are currently experiencing in your own heart.
1 John 4.12 when we love each other God lives in us, and his love with in us grows ever stronger. LB
You have to make a decision to know God’s love, once you do that then you can give away what you have. Here is the truth …. You can’t give away what you don’t have. You don’t have the luxury when you are a follower of Jesus to pick and choose who you are going to love, that includes yourself.