We all begin a relationship with God on a subjective level through our own personal salvation. But our growth (or sanctification) is the process of discovering that God does not exist for us; we exist for him. “True worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth (John 4:23)”— speaking not of my truth, but of his truth to which I adjust myself and my thought processes. New believers have come to God because he has met their need; mature believers come to God regardless of their need. They come because he is God and he is worthy of their worship and allegiance.
— John Fischer, from “The God Who Is… Where”, www.rationalpi.com/theshelter/tgwiw.html