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Why are you loving God?

  1. jacobkuttyta profile image47
    jacobkuttytaposted 7 years ago

    What are the reason behind your love of God?

    1. sofs profile image86
      sofsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You love God because he chose you, he loved you first, he has done all he needs to do for you. Wouldn't you love a person if they did all this for you?
      I love Him for who he is, for all that he has done for me, His mercy is new towards me every morning and his Grace is sufficient for me!

    2. LeslieAdrienne profile image81
      LeslieAdrienneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Because He first loved me.....

    3. profile image69
      paarsurreyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The Creator -God Allah YHWH has given me life with everything needed by me i.e. hands, to do things, feet to travel, mind to think, eyes to see, ears to hear; and so on and so forth; this is in me.

      Outside a beautiful, natural, picturesque world or Universe.

      The life is so beautiful that nobody wants to lose it.

      I therefore thank the Creator-God Allah YHWH who provides me and sustains me; of course I have to do my job and earn everything; that is the proper use of the things provided by Him.

      I therefore thank Him and love Him.

      When I die; i will be even more thankful to him when he provides a better life than this one.

      Thanks

      I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

    4. IntimatEvolution profile image80
      IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't know.

    5. TamCor profile image78
      TamCorposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      I'm sorry that you can't post a sincere question about God without being ridiculed.

      I have no reason--I just love Him, period. smile

    6. pjk_artist profile image61
      pjk_artistposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I love God because naught loves another more than itself.

    7. chadeddy profile image58
      chadeddyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What IS love? Is it emotions and feelings, or just based on those?  Or maybe it's absent of all emotion?  Just a stoic decision?
      Why do I love God? I certainly don't FEEL 'love' for Him all the time, though that comes and goes.  Sometimes I'm angry at Him, as if I have the right and the insight to be.  Maybe a better question is "how do you love God?"
      But why do I keep coming back to Him, back to WANTING to love Him, back to actually, yes, LOVING Him?
      Because of Who He is. That includes His Character AND (yes) His promises, AND (yes) the fact that He loved me first, even when I was His enemy by my own choosing.  When love reaches out to you, you can have two responses - one is to turn away and deny the love, the other is to turn toward and embrace the love and to love in return.
      I love God because He loved me first, because He hasn't turned His back on me or humanity but still rises the sun (yes I know the earth orbits the sun but allow me to wax poetic will you?), refreshes with His rain, maintains and sustains life and seasons and beauty and colour, sound and rhythm.  In Him all things are held together.  All love I've ever experienced has originated in Him.  All good things I've ever been blessed with are from His hand. It's hard not to love the One who has given Everything to me.

      1. Woman Of Courage profile image60
        Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's wonderful chadeddy, I will continue to love God no matter how many people laugh and ridicule me. It doesn't hurt me. It causes me to love God even more. Praise God!!

    8. kmacox profile image56
      kmacoxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I love God because He is mySelf, He is my whole being, the I that I am, He is my life, my familly my finances, my Good, my house the whole of it, how could i not love Him.
      K

    9. profile image52
      ChristianSoldierposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I love God because God gives me chances in life. God helps me to deal with the cruelties of men. Life is tough, and that is why I need God. Jesus and I walk together til death.

    10. lcg4jc profile image78
      lcg4jcposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Dearest I am so glad that you have asked a question revolving ones love for God. As I read the answers on this forum, I see the same old naysayers trying to spoil what would be a very pleasant, uplifting, exhortful devotional sharing one's personal experience of God's love.
      I have said this before, I will say it again, too bad there are so my immature people claiming to be intelligent adults that simply spend their time ranting and raging over things they can't grasp or understand.
      For once, I would like there to be civility amongst adults and their point of view. We can agree to disagree; place your view on the topic and leave it at that.

      The questions asks Why are you loving God? Lets stay with the program and answer that specific question.

      Before I give my response I would like to point out that the question is not whether or not you love God or if God is a fantasy of one's own imagination. The question takes into account that there are people who believe in God's existence and love God.

      This initial forum is meant to answer this question alone: "Why are you loving God?"

      Now with that said, I love God because God is love. God has poured out His love into our hearts through His Spirit that lives and abides within every believer.

      Love is not conditional. The love of God is given freely without merit or warrant. His love for His creation is eternal. There is nothing or no one that can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. His love is everlasting.

      When I think about mankind and the fickleness of their state, I often find myself thanking God for revealing Himself to me and for letting me know that LOVE in its purest form only comes from Him.

      Love for God is not passive, it is active, the word describes His love "while we were yet sinners (enemies of God) Christ died for us (to reconcile us back to the Father).

      God's character is love, without God love would not exist. God is love. In order for one to reciprocate this love toward God one must believe that God exists and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him diligently.

      Yes, the reward is the assurance of His love. It is not the giving of His love, because love was already afforded toward all creation.

      However, when one acknowledges His love, His person, His character, one then is open to receive the reward that comes from this knowledge. This reward is simply the assurance and peace of mind of being loved by God.

  2. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    His non-existence ? Fun in debate ?

    1. sofs profile image86
      sofsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good for you if you don't believe!  lol  lol  lol
      That's your lot in life!!

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, a real lot!

        With no invisible god and no dead guy hangin around life takes on a good look. smile

      2. skyfire profile image74
        skyfireposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I prefer empirical evidence to my beliefs. And i prefer not to live in boxed thinking which Christians do. So yes, that is more than a lot.

  3. pisean282311 profile image51
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    simple because HE punishes for not loving HIM..It is conditional love from god's side..worship me or else...little choice left than loving HIM...

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well said! There are a few things love is not.
      Two examples:
      It is not talking down to others by elevating yourself with religion .
      It is not conditional.

      I wrote a hub about what love is and is not.

  4. stilljustwonderin profile image60
    stilljustwonderinposted 7 years ago

    Because he first loved us.  When I think of the pain and humiliation that Jesus went thru for us, there is no greater love than this.  I have felt his love pour over me.  Such an intense, beautiful love.

  5. Jerami profile image73
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    It is always easy to see what we consider the flaws in a plan.

       And unless everyone involved cooperates, any plan is doomed for failure.

       It would seem that everyone can come up with a better system.

       Yet no one ever does. 
     

    I seem to have gotten of topic. 
       He Loved me first. And he reached out to me as he does to every one that is his.

  6. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Why he died or took pain for us ? That is lame, considering he's son of creator. Pains on cross are less painful in comparison to participating in supernova or meteor showers party. Creator's son who we can assume knows about supernova or meteor showers died on cross ? or felt any pain ?

    *beats me*

  7. Woman Of Courage profile image60
    Woman Of Courageposted 7 years ago

    I love God because he first love me. I love him just for who he is, and I can put all my trust in him.

  8. Rishy Rich profile image75
    Rishy Richposted 7 years ago

    I love God because he first love me...Bullsh*t! People love him because he promises plenty of pleasures to his loved ones. The day God announces "Whether u love me or not, Im going to burn all ur asses in hell", people will stop loving him instantly. Its all conditional & selfish love. Nothing real.

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There is no love in religion as it is conditional.

      You can be loved if .................. is not love, it is dependence.
      The religious tomes all have conditions, psychotic conditions come before the "love"

      Love doesn't come with conditions or threats.

  9. alternate poet profile image62
    alternate poetposted 7 years ago

    People love god because it is a personification of the ego, and so it is a way for unloved people to get a fix.

  10. jacobkuttyta profile image47
    jacobkuttytaposted 7 years ago

    Thanks all for your posts

    1. profile image60
      exorterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I was believer that was in the world, was not going to church. one winter while taking out the trash I slipped and fell slid down some steps on my back, I would wake up in the mornings feeling ok, but as the day progressed pain would start, and keep getting worse, could not get into the Dr.'s office for several days. but one morning the Lord healed my back, after that I figured I owed it to Him to start going to church, I was filled with the Holy Spirit, baptized, and He changed me, Just knowing that He Loved me, made me a different person, and I was filled with His Love. somewhere in there I Loved Him back. It is a wonderful feeling, I would not trade that for any thing in the world

      1. Woman Of Courage profile image60
        Woman Of Courageposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Wow, that's awesome! God has a way of showing us that he is God, and he allowed you to see that your back didn't just heal on it's own, but by the power of God 's love and healing.

        1. earnestshub profile image89
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          C'mon guys! This is a Monty Python skit isn't it! lol lol lol

          1. alternate poet profile image62
            alternate poetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            There must be some level of regression where such childish drivelling as in this thread becomes certifiable.  But then I suppose when kids have learning difficulties we call them 'special' - maybe these apparent adults are also 'special' ?

            1. earnestshub profile image89
              earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yep! Special people alright. smile

              goddunnit again! lol

              Wouldn't it be nice if there was a real god?

              Cancer? "Here, let me get that! I'm omnipotent ya know!"

              Starvation?

              "Piece of cake! I mean loaves of bread"

              "Children suffering? How did I miss that? I am omnipresent ya know!"

              But nooooooooooooo too busy fixing a middle class religionist with a backache!

              1. alternate poet profile image62
                alternate poetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                big_smile

                No - really !!  you shouldn't laugh, I mean god probably put the lid back on his trash can for him while he was laying there getting confused !

                1. earnestshub profile image89
                  earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  So he is one of the elite ones? The type that god follows around all day caring for his every whim. .................
                  While letting the lesser people starve to death!

                  Good work if you can get it! lol lol lol

          2. lambservant profile image92
            lambservantposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Truth makes some people very angry. Why is it so offensive to you that someone loves God? If you don't love him, that's your right. I don't mock you and hate you for not loving God. Nor does woman of courage, exhorter, sofs, Leslie Adrienne, or Tam Kor. If anger and hostility make you happy, then let me know at the end of your life how that has worked for you.  You are welcome and have the right to think, believe, and feel as you want, and to respond to these posts, but I wish you would believe in respect and show it by stating your views without hostility and sarcasm. God bless you earnestshub.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image93
              Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You do know, of course, your last line to Earnest could be construed as an insult!  Suppose he had said "Satan blesses you, Lambservant!"  Would that be something you might not care for?  Think about it!

            2. alternate poet profile image62
              alternate poetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I think you misunderstand - those of us who oppose the continual posting of religious drivel do so because we know it for what it is - and the self-indulgent 'god loves me - I love god' comments are just the smarmy face of an ideology that underlies the deepest divisions and hatreds in society.  The sooner people stop mouthing meaningless platitudes and start thinking of their fellow man the sooner we can get around to discussing reality.  It is essential to oppose your stone age ideology that would condemn humanity to nothing more than a thin layer in the fossil record.

            3. earnestshub profile image89
              earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I assume you know where to shove your worthless blessing?

              I checked yet again. No. Still not angry smile

      2. jacobkuttyta profile image47
        jacobkuttytaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That is wonderful!!

  11. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I can relate to that. I fell and hurt my back once. rested and hey presto my back repaired itself. So naturally I called it a miracle and based the rest of my life beliefs on it!

    This was very very funny! lol lol lol

  12. lambservant profile image92
    lambservantposted 7 years ago

    I love God because as the Bible says and as some of you have said, He first love me. I don't believe it just because I read it, although the Bible is truth to me and it is God's way of communicating who He is, but I believe it because He has shown me love in a thousand ways. But if the only thing that God ever did to show that He loved me was to send Jesus to take my punishment on the cross, than that would be enough. I know this offends some of you, but I am not here to tickle your ears. I am hear to say, God I love you. And I hope someday you will love Him too.

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No trouble with any of the starving then? smile

    2. stilljustwonderin profile image60
      stilljustwonderinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There is no greater love than the love that Jesus has for us.  It was the same for me.  I don't love him because of the Bible.  I was just reading the Bible in search of an answer for a decision I had to make.  I would pray.  Then one day as I prayed the most intense, marvelous love fell over me.  That convinced me.  How can ya not love some one who loves you the way he does?

      1. Beelzedad profile image57
        Beelzedadposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It looks pretty obvious that you just made the decision to believe and your "marvelous love" was just your own feelings of that decision. You convinced yourself, nothing more.  smile

  13. libby101a profile image59
    libby101aposted 6 years ago

    I love God because I can! He gave me that choice and I chose to! I love God no matter what others have to say!

    I look around me and see the beautiful creation of God and realize he loved me first! None of this could be possible without him!

  14. BobbiRant profile image60
    BobbiRantposted 6 years ago

    Because when I look at the earth I can see His love for mankind.  We could see in just black and white and would never know the difference, instead He gave us the ability to see His creation in all it's glory and color.  This 'world' is a beautiful place, it is the human governments and rule that makes it a bad place right now.  The 'system' we humans choose does not work.  Man does lead man to his own injury, it is true.  He (God) promises to rescue us from Satan's grip on this system in due time.  So how could I not love a generous God who holds out the promise of the paradise earth He once intended.  God has not changed his mind, but humans just think He has. Not so. He could have obliterated Adam and Eve when they fell short and started again, instead, out of love, He sent Jesus to give us All (future generations) the chance to live in paradise earth.  That's a lot of love for us.

  15. inspiredbydg profile image59
    inspiredbydgposted 6 years ago

    LOVE GOD BECAUSE
    LOVE IS GOD and I GOT LOVE
    LOVE IS GOD and I GOT GOD
    LOVE IS WHO I AM
    LOVE IS WHO GOD IS
    We are One in Love and in who I am, we are part of each other.
    I have GOD's essence and so it's easy to be part of who I am.
    An Extension of GOD
    An Extension of GOD's Love

  16. lostdogrwd profile image60
    lostdogrwdposted 6 years ago

    we here because of God. God breath is in all life. man can not AND NEVER WILL MAKE LIFE. man will kill for with out God in you life , how can one know good. and when God life breath leave the flesh its dead and just not good.

 
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