God's purpose for us in loving Him is so that we can effectively and powerfully represent Him on the earth with His spiritual authority. From the beginning of time God has passionately pursued man, that man may know God intimately; and from the place of intimacy walk in the authority of God so man can manifest his delegated authority in all the earth. In order to have and manifest true authority it must come from the place of knowing God intimately. Adam was given authority over all the earth as a result of God making him in His own image.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” John 14:12
“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.” John 15:16
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8