Does God Love Himself or You?

A very good question to ask yourself and think about today. Is God all about Himself or all about you? If God is just into Himself you and I simply don’t exist. Why would God care anything about us measly creatures? Fortunately, God is all about us. He not only loves all of us, He loves each one of us individually, completely, and equally. He pours His love into us but he expects that love not to stay bottled up but to flow out of us to others—just like love flows out of God to us. The question is: Does God’s love flow from you to others? 

In case you don’t know it, love is just like electricity. Love needs to flow like a current; it can’t be static. God flows His love into each of us expecting it to flow from us to others. Sadly, in more cases than not, God’s love stops in us where it just dissipates. It becomes nothing. That’s why so many people can’t even feel God’s enormous love for them. It just stops and becomes nothing.

We can only feel God’s love when we let it flow. That means God’s love has to flow from us to others. The flow starts with a smile, a pleasant demeanor, and really picks up steam when we start doing for others. Putting others—not just those close to us who we love—before us is the key to keeping the love flowing. And it’s an amazing feeling when you feel that flow of God’s love!

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

1 John 4:7-12

The fact that we are here, especially in a world out of control in its selfishness, is proof that God loves us and keeps his love flowing. If I was in God’s shoes, I would have given up long ago on humans. But that’s because I would be focusing on myself, my own feelings and frustrations. Thankfully, God focuses everything on us and keeps His love flowing—no matter what we do!

Let God’s love flow from you to feel it in the first place. LOVE is the foundational Secret to Life. Let it flow!