Effort to uphold our part of the relationship with G-d is proof of our idolatry of Him.
Effort implies we expect response. Relationship with G-d is a turning of the heart. An awareness of Him. NOT the payment of a toll, or Quid Pro Quo.
If our hearts are conditioned to need to ”pay the toll” to feel right with G-d we must seek healing. Making a payment to G-d is offensive, like a baby seeking to pay their parent.
Be His. Be with Him.