The Holiness of God

What does it mean for God to be Holy?  And how does His holiness impact the way we approach Him?  One of the primary reasons we do not encounter God, is we come to God on our own terms.  We want to be in control.  We want to determine when, where and how.  We want to get close enough to have a glimpse but not so close to have to adjust our lives.  It is our desire for control that keeps us from truly encountering God. Understanding God’s holiness is key to encountering Him and experiencing wholenss in our lives.