With such thoughts in your mind now that you have resolved to love Him and please Him with all your strength your only fear should be to fear God too much and to place too little confidence in Him.
Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him familiarly and with confidence and love as to the dearest and most loving of friends.
Who is there that ever receives a gift and tries to make bargains about it? Let us then return thanks for what He has bestowed on us. Who can tell whether if we had had a larger share of ability or stronger health we should not have possessed them to our destruction.
Assuredly Loving Souls you should go to God with all humility and respect humbling yourselves in His presence especially when you remember your past ingratitude and sins.
Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap there to feed and caress him in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness.
Your God is ever beside you – indeed He is even within you.
Ask those who love Him with a sincere love and they will tell you that they find no greater or prompter relief amid the troubles of their life than in loving conversation with their Divine Friend.