Today I want to talk to you about God’s love. God’s love is when we lay down our own lives to raise up others. It starts in our home, loving our spouse, our children, at our church, at our job. We find ourselves not chasing what we want, but helping others get what they want. We pursue God’s love, while He pursues our desires for us. We pursue the Kingdom, and He adds everything else. Jesus said, “A new command I give to you, love others as I have loved you.” I John 3:16 says, “By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us.” Jesus laid down His life to raise us up, and then God raised Him up.
You see, when you lay down your life, God raises you up. Jesus said in John 12 if we love our life, we lose it. And the problem is, everyone is busy loving their own life, or chasing their own wants, medicating their emotions… me, me, me, and this gets on us. But the more you chase after fulfilling yourself, the emptier you are. Why? Because Jesus is in you, and He wants to abide in you. He wants to love. And when you align with the Christ in you, life works. I John 4:11 (NKJV) says, “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.”