Amen! to the above!
I think we all go through and have had times where we feel we are "following from a distance".. Or so it seems, or we think, but then His Spirit draws us along and brings us closer.. Like desert days when it helps to simply trust in Him.. Looking to Him, knowing that He will do it, and "He is faithful and will bring it to completion" as the scripture says, end of Jude i believe.
Also too, I think, when we first become a christian, we feel we should grow to become a great speaker or something like that.. or able to heal the sick.. and then as we progress, i think we realize we perceive the love of the Lord flowing.. and we find ourselves really really loving others. And I think that's the whole thing right there.. and what simplicity.. (And ultimately love heals?)
I also think Jesus' instructions on the eve of His crucifixion are meant for spiritual instruction.. our daily bread and (new) wine, daily word and spirit.. Even when it's little sips here and there in our days..
But you know what I think a lot of believers miss? "His yoke is easy, His burden light".. I think we have one commandment. To love God. If we have affection for Him, we will also have affection for our fellow person.. Drawing close to Him.. He rubs off on us..
"if you mix law w/ grace you are fallen from grace" We're not going to be perfect. Might as well keep our eye single upon Him..
"Rest in Him" .."Be still and know I am God.."
..besides.. I think the "lukewarm" likely don't have much thought about the Lord really.. more like a social club or something..