Religion and performance-based Christianity complicate what it means to love God.  They add rules and commandments that need to be obeyed to love God.  This is why so many people are confused and even lack assurance of their own salvation.  They struggle with having confidence in God because that confidence comes from their own efforts and self-righteousness.  
When we understand our confidence in God comes from what He did for us and not what we do, our hearts will be at peace.
Loving God is so easy when you realize how much God loves you!  Our lives are a reflection and response to the love He has for us.  Stop trusting in your performance and start trusting in the love God has for you.
“We love God because He loved us first 
(I John 4:19).                    
“Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love” (I John 4:7-8).
The only way we can walk with God is to walk in the love He has for us.                         Ed Elliot

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