Fearing God is not a bad thing. It is respect and reverence for our creator and Father in Heaven. The fear of God is no different than the fear we had of our parents when we were little kids. While we did not always understand the rules, we followed them anyway because we knew they were meant to keep us safe. Proverbs 14:2 He whose walk is upright fears the Lord, but he whose ways are devious despises him. God wants obedience, but more importantly He wants us to be fulfilled in a way we can only find through walking with Him.