Love not the world neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him-1st John 2:15. So many times people think because they attend the church that they love God, they don’t take the time to find out what is required of them as professing Christians what is true love towards Him. In order for one to truly God, He must give you His love to love Him, we can’t love Him if He doesn’t give it to us.
When salvation has really being received the individual has a life-changing experience. No way the Spirit of God can be indwelling an individual and they still live as they did before they received salvation. When we live according to God’s Word that’s when we really love Him (But whoso keepeth his word in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him-1st John 2:5). To love Him is to deny our desires and want His desire to be manifested in our lives. To love Him is to spend time with Him in prayer, reading and studying His Word.
To love Him is to abstain from hatred, unforgiveness, lying, fornication, adultery, loving people more than loving God. Some professing Christians can tell you more about secular entertainers, their songs, and can’t give one Scripture or its meaning. They can spend hours conversing on movies and actors and entertainers but have nothing to say about the Father or the Son. Something is spiritually wrong when a professing Christians never have God in their conversation.
When one really receives salvation there is no longer a desire for the things of the world. The heart has been changed to desire the things of God; they willingly submit themselves to the Word of God (Whosoever transgresseth and abide not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son-2nd John Verse 9).