Yes, you do want to be closer to God. You want the love of God and you want to show God that you love him. And, praise God, you can be as close to him as you want to be, for James 4:8 says, Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. The Word of God, the Bible, shows you exactly how to do this. This book, Imperativity, simply condenses the verses that pertain to this subject and brings them to lignt. A Bible verse that expecially brings this to light is Revelation 22:14, which says, Blessed are they that do his commandments The definition for New Testament Biblical Imperativity is found in the following verses: I John 2:3-6 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.