I also picked up another book today that I've been meaning to read for a while, Knowing God by J.I. Packer. It was funny how I was in the middle of praying that my heart would be focused on knowing God that I remembered the book. I bought it in October and just haven't had a moment to more than glance at it. Today is the day. I hope that it is a chance for me to adjust my vision of God to align more clearly with the truth and less with pictures I have seen in the past or what I wish God were like.
Above all, I am praying that I would approach knowing God as the priority in my life but not as another matter of study. I am so used to running after tangible goals that make me feel more valuable as a person for having achieved them. I don't want to "use" God that way. I just want to come to a place where I can know Him, not to improve my mental health or my reputation, but just for the sake of knowing Him.