Then it occurred to me, why do I tell people to read the bible or to pray? Not reading the bible or praying certainly does not make God love me any less. Even while I am committing a sin, it may make God upset, but the fact that He still loves me does not change.
There is absolutely nothing that I could do to make God love me more and there is nothing that I could do to make God love me less.
So then, why do I still tell people that it's important to read the bible or to pray? It suddenly hit me, as the song's lyric "I love you Lord" reached my ears. I read the bible and pray, because that is a way to have a relationship with a loving God. I am a human being who so easily forget about God's love that I have to be constantly reminded that He loves me no matter what! I also pray to God to hear His voice and to have a conversation with Him!
After this realization, I think that from now on I can genuinely tell others to read the bible and to pray if they yearned to have a relationship with God, and to experience Him. Now that you have read this too I can tell you to join me in reading His words and listening to His voice! :) I invite you now to read the words and listen to what He has to say and enjoy His presence.