I can honestly say that there is nothing that I can do to get closer to God. Absolutely nothing. No amount of books, sermons, intelligence, determination, will power, tim keller, ravi zacharias, deepak chopra, oprah, dr. phil… absolutely nothing, that can bring me an inch nearer.
It is only when God allows you to come closer that you do. Only when He shows you grace at the time you know you least deserve it that something clicks. And just like that, your long-learned understanding of fairness/give-and-take mentality starts to unravel.
Still many things to process having had came back from a recent conference. Will update as I find time to recollect my thoughts.