“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding.” Psalm 111:10.
My relationship with God starts with awe of Him. I am nothing. He is everything.
If I believe that He is in this room with me, and I do, my interactions are at a different level than with people.
I can’t reduce God to the “Santa Claus” level: “I want this. Give me that.”
In the presence of God, I may be unable to say anything! If He interacts with me, I treasure every word/thought.
I am so impressed with Him, that I search for the things He has said to others. I will look for guidance in His Word and seek diligently to understand them.
I love the promise that if I chase Him accurately, I will be rewarded with “good understanding.” Who doesn’t want such a thing?
Life is filled with choices. If I am in awe of God, and actively seek His Wisdom, I can learn what He wants me to do.
Conclusion: I must approach God in awe or I am minimizing Him. I need His guidance.