God desires to have a personal relationship with us because He loves us and because it is the best thing for us. He created us, He loves us and He knows what we need and don’t need and the only way for Him to reveal that to us is through a right relationship with Him, through His Word, prayer, and praise!
Pope John Paul II beautifully expressed his insight in his apostolic letter on Preparation for the Jubilee Year 2000:
“Christianity has its starting-point in the Incarnation of the Word. Here, it is not simply a case of man seeking God, but of God who comes in Person to speak to man of himself and to show him the path by which he may be reached. . . . In Jesus Christ God not only speaks to man but also seeks Him out. The Incarnation of the Son of God attests that God goes in search of man. . . . It is a search which begins in the heart of God and culminates in the Incarnation of the Word. If God goes in search of man, created in His own image and likeness, He does so because He loves Him eternally in the Word, and wishes to raise Him in Christ to the dignity of an adopted Son.”
Your relationship with God in Christ is personal and intimate. Yes, God is impartial and He loves all the same, but He also loves us uniquely. He individually tailors His loves for us because we all have different needs. Hence, the reasons why our relationship with Him must be authentically personal. I love the way James 2:23 confirms of friendship with God. He said, “And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to Him as righteousness”—and He was called a friend of God.”