Love God

Ever since I was a child, I knew that I needed to obey God. But I also thought that if I obeyed His commands, He would love me. Then I learned that God already loves me! I also learned that the most important thing I can do is love God.
If I love God, I will want to learn His commands and obey them. If I love God, I will love other people. Verse 21 of our Bible Reading says, ?And he (God) gave us this command: The person who loves God must also love his brothers and sisters in Christ.?
If I love God, I will learn about His mercy and forgiveness. Then I will be able to show mercy and forgiveness to other people. If I love God, I will be like Him. Verse 17 says, ?If God?s love is made perfect in us, then we can be without fear on the day when God judges us. We will be without fear, because in this world we are like him (Christ or God).?
I hope that you love God. He loves you and wants you to be His child.