Often, we are so busy showing our love for Allah through performing rituals that we forget to feel the love towards him.
We forget the depth of his love.
We are so afraid or ashamed or simply overwhelmed that we forget his highest gift and promise, his love. It's this love that purifies and intensifies our practices. It's this love that brings the tears to our eyes when we think of Allah.
Take a moment to evaluate how deep your practices are.
Are you doing it just to do it or are you allowing yourself to feel?
And if you are a beginner, than this is the place to start. But how?
By opening up the communication channels with Allah. Involve Him in big and small matters. Surrender to the fact that to Him all matters depend. With His will things turn up or turn down. Ask. Thank. Smile. Learn.