Lately I have been thinking of what it means to have a close, loving relationship with the Lord. How can a girl attain a daughter to father attachment to her Creator? What does it look like—to love the Lord? If a child truly loves their parents, then the child would listen to and obey them. So if a girl genuinely loves her Heavenly Father, she would be happy and willing to listen to Him and obey His commandments, would she not?
But there must be more to it than just this! For even a servant can happily and willingly obey their master. But we want more than a master-servant relationship! We want a father-daughter relationship.
A father-daughter relationship encompasses many things. Trust, respect, a willingness to hear and obey, and love are among them. "But the greatest of these is love" (1 Corinthians 13:13). Because if a girl truly has love for her father (both Heavenly and earthly) she will want (or should want) to trust, respect, and obey him.
So what does it mean to have a close, loving relationship with the Lord? How can a girl attain a daughter to father attachment to her Creator? I'm not sure that there are any set answers to those questions. God did not give us a "ten easy steps to having a righteous heart" list because He wants us to come to Him asking, "How am I doing, Lord?" Just as there is no checklist on how to be a lady or how to have a modest attitude, so also there is no checklist on how to have a close, loving relationship with the Lord. It is something, I think, that we must search for inside of ourselves.
It is something that we must appeal to God to find.