What does God want from us? Actually, it’s what He wants for us. It’s love. God loves us; He wants us to really know that love and respond in kind. His desire is for us to be in a love relationship with Him. But what does that look like?
Let’s start with this: He wants us to be with Him. Love works best when lovers are together. In the first few pages of the Bible, the humans doubted God’s love and broke the togetherness they had with God.
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” – (Genesis 3:8-9)
God loves us and wants to be with us, connected by love. When He announced the coming Messiah, He called Him Immanuel – God with us (Isaiah 7:14). Jesus came to seek us and make it possible for us to be reconciled to our Father.
Turn from the earliest pages of the Bible to the very end and see this goal of love fulfilled:
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. – (Revelation 21:3)
There’s more to this – lots more. But keep this thought and chew on it: God loves you and wants to be with you.