God loves you.  Really, He does. 
Faith is a response to God’s love. 
When our response attempts to earn or achieve God’s love it stand at
risk to become distorted.  As
Claypot reconsiders membership for 2010 we are starting the year by memorizing 1
John 4.19,

We love (God), because He first loved us.

We are asking whether our disciplines are
done in order to earn God’s love or to put ourselves in a place to receive God’s
love.  So, when I read Bible, pray,
fast, do solitude is it a way of earning or yearning?