I have never had trouble saying "I love You, Lord". But then, He started convicting me that to love Him was to obey Him, and was I really obeying? Hmmmm, that took alot of soul searching and found for some parts yes, some parts no. So I started working harder to turn my no's into yes's! ha!
Hmm... who's the 'lucky duck' then! You must have known a pile more than I did by the sounds of it, hon!
I love how He started convicting you about OBEYING Him - and also love that you were LISTENING enough that you recognised the conviction. That's a definite WOW!
Cos I know from my long experience of living in a whole great pile of ignorance about how the Christian life really worked, that much of the time His convictions would probably have gone unrecognised and unnoticed. And if I'm right on that, then adding to what I said above to Mark, that's gotta be pretty sad too, I reckon!...