This concept is so Biblical, so foundational and yet so foreign to so many people, Believers included. Many have the idea that God is some kind of a “Wizard of Oz” kind of being, hiding behind a veil of spirituality that prevents man from even finding Him, much less knowing Him.
This could not be further from the truth; God is the one who originally initiated the relationship with man. Even after Adam and Eve sinned, God went out to look for them with a plan that was premade to redeem them and all mankind and bring us all back into relationship and fellowship with Himself. Therefore, it is God Himself who says, “I want to know you and I want you to know me.
Man was created with the ability and the need to worship. We all worship something or someone. Worship in its purest sense is the giving of praise, adoration, and thanksgiving to something or someone that we deem and esteem worthy.
God is worthy of all praise and all worship. He is the Great Creator, the Self Existent One who is before and above all else. He alone is worthy of praise. The one who discovers the act of worshiping God finds that it is both Self Gratifying and God Honoring. The Bible states that we enter His gates with Thanksgiving, that gets us in His yard, and we enter His Courts with Praise/Worship, that takes us into His private and personal chambers.
This is another concept that is so alien to most people, even many believers. Because of the wrong concept of God our impression of Him is flawed. We do not see Him as a Loving Father who is ready and willing to bestow Love, Kindness and the best of all things to us, His Children.
Once we know Him, who He is and how He is, we will naturally worship Him. As we do that, we will be drawn into His presence, to enjoy relationship and fellowship like non-other can give. He encourages us to come boldly unto His Throne of Grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in our time of need. He wants to enjoy our presence and He wants us to enjoy His presence.