In the same way, God is pleased with our desire to know Him. Some people approach this in a backwards manner. They try to develop an image of God that pleases them. I have heard of a church a number of years ago that had a notice on the bulletin board for a workshop called “Do It Yourself Theology.” The poster said the workshop would help “develop a concept of God you can live with.”
This is not the way to approach God. We cannot say, “This is the kind of God that pleases me, so this is how I want you to be.” Instead, our attitude must be, “God, reveal yourself to me. Show me the way you are.”
Do you want to please God? Then, get to know Him. You do that by spending time with Him. God wants us to know Him, and he will make Himself known if we will make the effort to know Him. The more time we spend in God’s presence, in His word, the more we will know what God is really like.