Don’t let what you don’t understand stop you from enjoying what you do understand.
Do I have to be more holy to have God love me more? No.
God loves you in spite of who you are and not because of who you think you should be to deserve His love. But if you are not seeking God, and what you do is, do anything else apart from seeking him, it is going to harden your heart and make it hard for you to receive the love of God.
So you do need to seek the lord and be sensitive to God in order to have this love function in your life. But it’s not because you are living Holy.
God loves us.
Holiness does not make God Love us more and a lack of holiness does not make God love us less.
But holiness will make you more receptive to the love of God and you can receive it better. Holiness doesn’t change Gods heart towards you, it changes your heart towards God.
God loves every one of us intimately but not all of us receive it. Living Holy and seeking God makes you more sensitive to God, so you need to live as holy as you can and when you mess up, don’t come under condemnation.
God loves you and He loves you because He is Love. Period.
There is nothing you can do to make him love you more, there is nothing you can do to make him love you less, there is nothing you can do to make him un-love, but there are things you can do to make you receive the love of God better.
If I backslide would I lose the intimacy with God? Yes you would. Not because God quit loving you, he loves you exactly the same but your heart will condemn you.
Unless you know the word of God and how to purge your conscience and overcome this condemnation you would quit experiencing the love of God, not because God quit giving it but because you quit receiving it.
God loves you anyway, anyhow and regardless but you may not be experiencing that love because you are living under condemnation.