1 John 4:16 ... We have known and believed the Love that God has to us. God IS LOVE. And he who dwells in LOVE dwells in God and God in him.
You can't take one verse out of context to make it say what you want it to say. You have to look at the setting ... you have to look at the whole thing.
God is LOVE. LOVE is one of His attributes (characteristics), Who He is. The person who dwells in LOVE dwells in God. This is your intimacy with the Godhead. Jesus and the Holy Spirit are also part of the LOVE deal.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler