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What does it look like to "lay" down our lives? Is it physical death, like stop breathing, or a death to self?
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves (Philippians 2:3).
You sure, Lord?
That goes against my nature- everything I've ever heard.
What if it's not what I want, or it's hard, even messy? Then too?
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you (John 15:12).
He walked into my messy life and continuously walks in it. His love is perfect. There is no hour that is too late, nor is there any task that is inconvenient for Him.
Come, He says, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).
As our friend, He says, "come" (John 15:14).
And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart (Ecclesiastes 4:12).