The love of God toward man is awesome to consider. We speak of it often and we thank, praise and worship God for His love. We love to revel in His many benefits and we are "wowed" because He loves us just as we are, despite ourselves. God loves us more than we love ourselves. We love God for His unmerited love towards us; because he first loved us.
We love him, because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19
The difference, though, in His love towards us and our love towards Him is our actions. Love is an action word and even though God looks at the heart or the intent of our actions, there is still a lifestyle that must be maintained in order for God to name us heirs to His kingdom. At some point, one must come to the conclusion that if we love God the way we say we do, it becomes easy to do what He tells us.
If ye love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15)
Our love for God should easily triumph our desire to sin or go against the will of God. Just like any other relationship, in order for it to flourish, it has to be built on love, trust and a mutual respect for each other. We are instructed to fear [reverence] our God.
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. I Peter 2:7
To be pleasing in God’s sight is to obey His will. We honor Him through our obedience to Him. Our ‘good works’ are meaningless without obedience. Apostle Paul, in his exhortation to the church in Ephesus, said that certain things should not be named among us:
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; (Ephesians 5:3)
Apostle Paul tells of those things that we should put aside (works of the flesh)
Jude describes Him this way,
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen. (Jude 1:24-25)
Worship Him, Praise Him, Honor Him, but, above all, demonstrate your love for Him through your thoughts, actions and deeds!