pcburns: Despite God being able, if he wished, to do anything we can do (and do it better), he chose to first create us and then send his Son to redeem us.
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. - 1 John 4:9
It is his love for me that motivates me to act in service to him. God chose to give me a purpose in life, even though he was under no obligation to (and from a human perspective, he has no reason to).