Do you love God because of what He can do?
“God can help me, He can fix me, He can heal me, He can deliver me, He can save me, He can rescue me.” In a new relationship with God, he is a “CAN” God. Due to the fact, you haven’t had time to get to know him yet, so all you truly know is, He can. And in all truth, He is a “CAN” God. There is only one thing God cannot do and that is fail. We should appreciate everything that God does for us, because He can to do all things, but that should not be the reasoning behind our love for Him.
Do you love God because of who He is?
In the split second you accept God into your heart, you are not going to automatically know who He is. It isn’t going to automatically download into your brain because you’ve accepted Him into your life. When you make a new friend or enter into a relationship with someone, you don’t know their complete being in that one second. You have to get to know them by investing time and putting in effort with them. It is the same way with getting to know God. By investing time into God, you will learn He is an “I AM” God. Everything that is good, is who He is.
Why do you love God?
Often times we as Christians say we truly love God, but we can’t come up with an answer as to “why” we love Him. Thankfully, we serve a God who can move mountains, who can make that extra money come out of nowhere to get that bill paid, who can soften hearts of stone, who can provide food on the table when there wasn’t any in the cabinets, who can make the impossible, possible. We serve a God, who “CAN.” But He is so much more than what He can do for us. God is love, truth, unchanging, eternal, perfect, comforting, dependable, good, and all-knowing.
We should not love God with a measuring-stick mindset. “Okay God, I love you this much because you did this much for me.” No. We should love God if He never did anything for us, entirely because of who He is. Focus more on learning the “I AM” God, rather than the “CAN” God, so you can love God because of who He is, not because of what He can do for you. You don’t want someone loving you just because of what you can do for them, and God doesn’t either. Don’t abuse His love, embrace it.
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” John 6:25
“While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” John 9:5
“You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. John 13:13
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6