I do not understand any other kind of following God than actually engaging a real Divine being through His Spirit. I remember when I was little, nothing was more important to me than truly hearing the voice of God. That is still true in my life.
Theorems and Theological abstractions about the existence of God will not do for me. A real life confrontation with the true and living God is all I have ever sought!
When Jesus stilled the storm & walked on the water to reach His disciples in the scripture. The message was plain-He will come to us even in our most difficult storm of crisis, if we seek Him! He knows how to come thru the storm to reach reach us & how to take us through the storms.
When I was a Quaker pastor, someone under my care told me that it was plain that God was very real to me. He is. I want to help others to see Him that way.
So many times when I see people struggling in their faith. I want to tell them to quit trying to figure God out and just seek Him earnestly, as you would a long lost friend. If you do this, You will not have to find Him. He will very literally find you!