God has always desired to have a relationship with us. Before Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden (Genesis Chapter 3), they knew God intimately. They related with Him personally until sin disconnected them. Christians must realize our need for God, and seek him wholeheartedly. Faith in Jesus Christ will reconnect us with God.
The Bible reference
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
(Revelation 3:20 KJV)