When we stand before the Lord, we should be meditating on how we can develop the qualities and the characteristics by which he will really be pleased to see us. Then, when we have such a consciousness, he actually reveals himself to us.
God is the center of everything. When we truly, honestly strive to make him the goal of our life, God will be pleased with our endeavor even if we fail. He will give us all help, and even in the difficulties we endure in the process, he will bring us closer and closer to him.
The greatest power of God is grace. The grace of God could lift one up even from a very fallen, miserable situation and give one entrance into the realm of eternity.