The idea of Romantic Christianity includes that each individual is the true and proper unit of Christian faith (all else - churches, scripture, traditions, theology - is secondary, ancillary) and our faith should derive from individual and direct knowledge.
Knowledge of what? Of Jesus Christ, for a start - whom we used to know personally in our pre-mortal lives, and whom we can know at any moment as the Holy Ghost. For another, we can know the reality of God - can know God is the creator - and that God is a person who loves us as children.
Direct knowing means that we simply-know such things, without mediation, for our-selves - by 'intuition' if you like. 'Without mediation' means without being told, or reading; without seeing visions or hearing voices - since all such perceptions require to be interpreted and may be misunderstood, and all perception is inevitablyambiguous, incomplete and biased.
But direct knowing is simply there in our minds, in our thinking - limited by our capacity, but nothing else. We are then free to decide what to do about it.
What is required for this to happen? Well, knowledge that this is so.
Then the insight that for what is so to become real to and for each of us requires conscious motivation - necessary because only conscious intent is free.
By contrast, if we were made to know against our will, and/or unconsciously; if we were acted-upon by influences - then we would be mere automata.
God wants his children to love, and love is ultimately chosen. If we want love, we must be prepared consciously to choose love. We must participate in love.