“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18
It's easy to underestimate the implications of the final word in this verse. God's promise to hear us & be near is clear but the manner in which we are called to approach is key.
This goes beyond the eternal truth of God's Word.
1) It is also being truthful about me.
Who I am.
Where I am. (spiritually)
What God says I am.
2) The the truth of who He is…
Righteous, just, merciful, forgiving….
3) And who He is to me…
Is he my Lord? My Master?
The requirement is to approach God honestly & transparently. Not deceiving ourselves & not playing games with Him.
After all he already knows the truth about us & still loves us. The truth about Him should lead us to love Him more.