This quote from President Uchtdorf's talk in October General Conference make me think:
God does not need us to love Him. But oh, how we need to love God!
For what we love determines what we seek.
What we seek determines what we think and do.
What we think and do determines who we are--and who we will become.
I recommend his entire talk, which can be found here. It is titled, "The Love of God," and I found the entire article to be thought-provoking.
I appreciate his counsel not to get trapped into expectations, but to "stay aligned with [the] weightier matters." Of keeping the commandments, he warns that, "there are so many 'shoulds' and 'should nots' that merely keeping track of them can be a challenge...gradually, eternal principles can get lost within the labyrinth of 'good ideas.'"