I had an encounter with our Heavenly Father when I was 16-- then right after with Jesus Christ- and they definitely are all LOVE! and totally not the way I was taught God was like by those who mean well, but don't really know Him to get it right.
To me God is inside all of us -- according to how much we have allowed His Light to fill us or not. Everyone in every religion has God inside of them- there are some Hindu, Some Bhuddist and some Native American with Christ's Light shining from their eyes because He is inside of them even though they are of various belief systems . God is love, so if you embrace Love, you end up embracing God :-)