We can misidentify our growing relationship with Christ as him loving us more because of our obedience. At the root of this misconception is the thought that we have to earn God’s love.

But his love for us isn’t performance based. His love for you was evident long before you could return the emotion/commitment/action. Before you were born into this world Jesus loved you. He gave his life for you before you were even formed in your mother’s womb.

Be careful not to adopt the mindset of “I have to do this so God will love me more”. Instead allow it to be “I am doing this to show my love for God because of the love he has shown me”.