Here is a great quote from Francis Frangipane in his book, Holiness, Truth and the Presence of God.
“Let us not forget that the “kingdom of God does not consist in words, but in power” (1 Corinthians 4:20). Words, by themselves, are an illusion. They are merely the labels we use to define reality; they are not the reality they represent. Remember, the major difference between the kingdom of God and traditional religion is that the kingdom possesses in substance what religion has only in words.
Our goal is to seek and find the holiness that leads us into the true presence of God. Let us also bear in mind that the Lord dwells in the secret place. No book, no teacher, no individual can discover for us what God’s love demands we find for ourselves. If we know that we should seek God, we are debtors to our knowledge until we find Him.
Finally, simply, do what you know to do. If you stumble, get up. If you sin, repent. Whatever you do, in spite of your feelings, do not lose your vision of Christlikeness. Your vision is your surest hope. Guard it. If you are faithful to your goal of Christlikeness, God will give you the grace to live in His presence. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed, you also will be revealed with Him in glory (Colossians 3:3-4).”