It occurs to me that although a child can learn to play the piano because a parent insists that they practice, they will do far better if they love it. They will learn to play better faster if they enjoy playing. In a similar way, only those who enjoy God will reach the heights of worship, of obedience, of Christian living.
People who enjoy God do not struggle with obedience as they did when they merely respected God.
People who enjoy God do not struggle with obedience as they did when they merely respected God. They know God to be a benevolent God who can be trusted. This has affected them emotionally, which affects their response to God.
They love people because they see in them the image of God, all-be-it marred. They are fascinated by the remnant of the image of God—the sense of justice, a tinge of mercy, a bit of compassion. This fascination with the image of God in others overcomes some of the common irritations we find in human relationships.