Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church (the home of Celebrate Recovery) says :‘People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.’
I have been thinking about that a bit lately. I have a job in which I have to care for others. Note I said care for, not necessarily care about. With that in mind I find myself asking the question
What kind of caring does God expect from me?
What He expects I believe is for me to show love through expressing His love for them. To give thanks to Him for those He has placed in my sphere of influence and to pray honestly that His purpose will abound in and through them.
In order to influence others we first need to love them and believe in them. We need to thank God for them and let them know how deeply we care about them.
Then we can let them know how much we know through walking the recovery road together.