Theology is not just about God. It is also about us. We live out of our understanding of who we are in relationship to God, to one another and to the world. The Christian faith is grounded in the love and grace of God, experienced through Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. The Christian life is our response to God's love and grace.
Discipleship is about loving God...It is more than an acknowledgment of God's existence or a statement of belief regarding God. It is total devotion, head-over-heels-in-love-with adoration. It is the deep desire to know God, to be one with God and to worship God.
There are a variety of ways that we can develop our knowledge and love of God: prayer, Bible study, worship, fasting and conversation with other Christians.
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, called these practices means of grace. They are means for developing our relationship with God and for experiencing God's presence in our lives. These practices help us spend time with God, a significant factor in loving God.