When the pastor yells, “Once you know God loves you, you naturally respond to Him with love!” — well, that doesn’t feel natural. If even an attractive lady ran up to me on the street and said, “I love you!” — I’m going to throw my ninja smoke-bomb and run the other way.
Falling in love actually begins with knowing someone. The more you know someone, the more you want to get to know them. I believe that anyone who obtains an increasingly accurate picture of God cannot help but be completely overwhelmed by His awesomeness. He is really that good.
I can’t really make “Loving God” into a program or Ten-Step Plan, but since this is a question I get often, here’s an outline to get us started.
Former atheist/agnostic, now a pastor and professional rambler. Have a B.A. in Psychology and M.Div from SEBTS. Both degrees negate each other, i.e. I'm still a dummy. Have a fifth degree black belt and I can eat five lbs. of steak in one sitting. A recovered porn addict, skeptical Christian, loves Jesus. I gave away half my salary in 2012 to fight human trafficking, and you can help. Have a mixed German shepherd named Rosco, have two toenails growing out of one toe, and I'm addicted to coffee, ginger ale, and tomato juice.
Christ Is King.