To get us started, the following is a wonderful quote from Edward Miller. Here we can see how our relationship - our friendship - with God is the foundation of learning and becoming all He would want us to be. (I would like ...
"I WILL PRAY not that God will increase your faith, but that you may cultivate a more intimate friendship with the Lord, for then faith will become automatic.
I will pray not that you will be more fully surrendered, but you'll more clearly see your true Friend. Surrender is a by-product of a relationship with God. So I will pray not that you will obey Him more fully, but that you'll know Him more deeply. God's friends keep His commandments."
Oh, that we will become hungry for more and draw nearer to Him! Amen!