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Can you love too much? Am I loving too much?

A few weeks ago, I had coffee with a friend and as we sat in our favorite quaint NYC coffee shop, our hearts began to pour. (well more my heart...typical)!! I said - 'You know, I think I love too hard...or too much....' and she responded pretty strongly saying..... 'Woah.... love too much? too hard? no......'

Even after we chatted, and we'd solved the world three times over.... I STILL questioned my questioning heart about loving. Because thats what I do, I pour until I'm empty - if you're my friend, you know I love you....

I think and think annnnnnd over-think, always! Living in one of the busiest cities in the world, you've gotta travel to get anywhere.... and I find myself being still in the car, on the train or subway just watching (that sounds creepy!). But I find myself watching others pass by, I often think what their stories are - and very often pray right there where I am for these strangers - that I don't know! I can almost hear God speak to me in these moments saying - ' stop thinking and being nosey, and just pray for them...'

Anyhow tonight.... doing my devotions it all slapped me up the face! This happens me over and over - I'll wrestle for weeks and then in a devotion - a quiet time - where its just me and God - he'll answer what I've been wrecking my brain about! Tonight my text was this from 1 Corinthians:

'If I speak Gods word and power - revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain - ' JUMP' and it jumps, but I don't love - I am nothing.'

*Trust Steadily *Hope unswervingly *Love extravangantly The best of these is love......

Amen!!! God clearly said 'Lily, calm down.... pour your love, show MY extravagantly!!'

PLEASE.......Love extravagantly - because without love - we are nothing - You are nothing! So tonight - I echo my buddy in the coffee shop - "!!" Don't ever apologize for loving too much that its annoying, love like there's no tomorrow- be extravagant in your love to others - if you know them or not!!

The Nook


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