C.S. Lewis on approaching God:
He can’t be used as a road. If you’re approaching Him not as the goal, but as a road, not as the end but as a means, you’re not really approaching Him at all. That’s what was really wrong with all those popular pictures of happy reunions “on the further shore”; not the simple-minded and very earthly images, but the fact that they make an End of what we can get only as a by-product of the true End.
Father, will You help me to see my relationship with You as the goal, not only as a means to reach Heaven? Will You help me to have Your eyes and see that my relationship with You is Heaven?