If you cannot get pass this question with a straight unhesitating affirmative answer without any qualification, there is no need for you to go further on this journey to see God.
God is God. He is not just anyone we can simply treat according to our mood or feeling or thought.
When you believe your God is real, you will need to ask the next question:
“How am I treating Him and His word?”
If your attitude is sometimes you believe He exists, but sometimes you do not, some words you believe as truth, while others you do not believe as truth, then your God is still not real to you.
Take one minute or five minutes (for those who cannot stop describing God) and do this test yourself:
The rules: without repetition or hesitation.
The act: describe Who God is to you.
First review: check the quantity (how much or how little) you have written down or spoken about the God you know.
Second review: see the description’s quality. Are you describing a lot of self-centered stuff or are you describing God-centered qualities?
After you have discovered how little and how poorly your God is to you, the next step: confess and repent and take actions to set aside more time to know God, through coming into His presence daily, reading His word, praying and talking to Him, listening to Him talking to you.
Psalm 42:2 (NKJV)2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? Psalm 63:1 (NKJV) Joy in the Fellowship of God （A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.) 63 O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. Psalm 143:6 (NKJV) 6 I spread out my hands to You;My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah
For those who have not run out words (in quantity and quality) to describe God, you would want to take a further step of faith, climbing up further on your God’s mountain. Moses was asked to climb higher and higher to meet with God Who was ready to reveal to him more and more of Himself!
Song of Solomon 4:8 (NKJV)8 Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse,
With me from Lebanon.
Look from the top of Amana,
From the top of Senir and Hermon,
From the lions’ dens,
From the mountains of the leopards.
Isaiah 55:1 (NKJV) An Invitation to Abundant Life55 “Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.John 7:37-38 (NKJV) The Promise of the Holy Spirit
37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
God wants us be real with His reality in our lives. There is no option.
A word of warning from Jesus to the worldly non-committed church:
Revelation 3:15-16 (NKJV)
15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,[a] I will vomit you out of My mouth.
Footnotes:Revelation 3:16 NU-Text and M-Text read hot nor cold.