If you really want to attract somebody, if you want to get somebody's love, you must serve that person.  You must do all that you can to attract that person so he or she will love you.  You give everything even you life, to that person.  It's also like that with God.  God is here in the form of humanity, in the form of nature. So you say, "I am ready to give anything and everything in the name of God."  Serve, serve, serve.  Serving God is loving God.  By serving and loving, you get his Grace. You make him love you. 

A devotee servers everybody, everything in the name of God.  Serving and loving are the ways to attain God.  What is God? What is that?  Peace of mind is God.  So you are ready to renounce anything and everything to retain your peace, and that is God.  You can never maintain that peace if you are running after things, if you are looking for that peace outside.  God is in you in the form of peace and joy.

Originally Published in:
The Golden Present – Daily Inspirational Readings
By Sri Swami Satchidananda