One of the first Christian books that I read was Beyond Our Selves by Catherine Marshall. I found this book to be slow moving but I was greatly rewarded for pressing through the novel-like narratives to the tangible example how of God works intimately in our lives
One of the nuggets I found in this book is : If it is our heart’s desire to obey God then He will tend to our emotions. We only need to make the decision (in our mind and as an act of our will) to obey God.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.__Philipians 2:13 KJV
Because Jesus clothed Himself in human flesh and walked among us for 33 years, He knows our frailties. And He is willing to give us the “want to” or as Psalms 37:4 says, Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.