Have you ever really thought about the fact that God does not need anything beyond himself? This wowed me this week.
Not only is God completely self-sufficient, but He is completely happy in and of Himself.
He does not need our love
He does not need our approval
He does not need our company, or companionship or wealth or knowledge or advice or help.
He is the very definition of complete.
So why are we here? Why has He made Himself known to us? Why does He desire for us to know Him?
I think it is because creating and giving are completely within His nature. He created, because He is a creative God, and when He looked at His creation, He knew that knowing, loving and being in relationship with Him were the greatest and most fulfilling things that He could ever offer us.
So He wooed, He spoke, He gave and He loved, so that we could experience fullness of joy in Him.
God creates because He is a creator. He gives because He is a giver. He loves because He is a lover. We love because He first loved us.