Loving Allah is the ultimate aim. Having attained the state of true love for Allah, each stage that follows it is one of its fruits and a branch from its roots such as longing, intimacy and contentment. Each stage that precedes it such as repentance, perseverance and doing without.
Here is the story about a girl had an inspiration to LOVE ALLAH after tragedy. Read it and make it as a lesson to all of us. Insyaallah..
"And whatever good you have - it is from Allah; and then, when misfortune comes to you, you cry to Him for help."
(Qur'an, An-Nahl 16:53)
Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak recited:
You disobey Allah,
and yet you still claim to love Him.
By Allah, such behaviour is disgusting,
by any standard!
You would have obeyed Him had your love been true.
For the lover is always obedient to the Beloved!