The commandment to love our God, as Torah specifies in Deuteronomy 6:5 "And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might," is easier said than done. Even though it's the core of the Shema, the foundational declaration of a Jew, it's always been controversial.
Most of us don't want to be commanded to love anybody, including God. We want the precious, deep feeling we call love to arise naturally within us. We want to love with genuine, spontaneous emotion or not have the obligation to love at all. This goes for loving other humans, too. We want the opportunity to choose to love them or not.
Religious leaders and teachers tell us to love God anyway, to love other humans anyway, no matter how we may feel in a particular moment or as a lifestyle. Since I'm not a religious leader or teacher, I don't offer the same advice.
I ask God for the ability to love instead. If I don't feel love naturally, I pray for it, including the ability to love God. It might seem strange to ask God for the ability to love God, but it's been effective for me. And, as a surprising bonus, praying for the ability to love God has given me a bit more patience and capacity to love other human beings. That's truly a blessing I didn't anticipate. Shabbat Shalom!