To begin with consider 5:1. Solomon gives good advice here. When we draw near to God we, as He told Moses, are treading on holy ground. It is true that we as adopted sons and daughters are allowed to call Him Abba. But He is God. It is good not to just rush into His presence. It is good to come to Him not with our usual laundry list of wants and needs rather to be in His presence to listen, to enjoy the “good part,” Luke 10:42, to sit at His feet and listen.
How? By spending extended time just soaking in His Word and Praying what you see back to Him. Most of us are in too big of a rush when we are working through our time in the Bible. We have important things to do. Like… You know stuff that is more important than listening to the Creator of the Universe.
I know that I need to guard my steps and draw near to listen.