When we’ve had a close relationship with God, we’ve had very BEST relationship of our life. We never want anything to compromise it! God is the Source of the richest experiences we enjoy in this world. We find that the same things we used to enjoy–without God–can’t even compare to enjoying them WITH Him! He changes us. He enhances every part of our life. When we are close to Him, we WANT to do what is right and good because He’s developed an appetite for His goodness inside of us. Jesus said: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” (Matthew 5:6) Knowing God re-trains our senses to hunger after what is right. Our senses recognize the fragrance of His righteousness and the stinkiness of the world loses it’s appeal. The experiences we enjoy like beautiful music, art, hiking in the woods, sexual intimacy, sports, our favorite food, etc., are enjoyments which He created for us to enjoy–WITH HIM! When we’ve experienced these pleasures with Him, it’s a disappointment to experience them without Him. It’s just not the same. Therefore, it becomes unappealing to enjoy those experiences outside HIS will. To have a relationship with the Creator of all the earth is a humbling privilege and the place from which all of our experiences are richly blessed. To be close to Him, we must peel away the layers that separate us from Him and seek to know Him–without any reservations. He poured out all He had for us. We don’t need to be afraid of the One Who loves us most! God IS the most important relationship of our lifetime; when we’re close to Him–we live like we’ve never lived before!