There is nothing you can do to make God love you. Not before you are a Christian and not after you are a Christian. God’s love for you has nothing to do with what you do. Not your successes or failures, your knowledge of the bible, or your church attendance. It is not grounded in marital fidelity (see King David) or never getting drunk (see Noah) or in always faithfully doing what God has called you to do (see Jonah) or whether you have ever assaulted someone with a deadly weapon (see Peter) or even in keeping the commandment “thou shall not murder” (see Moses, David and Paul). God’s love for you is not at all based in you. It is all grace through Jesus Christ, who He is and what He did. It is not based in whether you win or lose in your battle with sin, it is solely based in that Jesus won. God’s love is one way love. The word for “one way love” is grace.