When I talk about “the living God,” I am referring to a personal Deity—the Father in heaven .. the First Person of Deity.
The concept of the personality of Deity facilitates fellowship; it favors intelligent worship; it promotes refreshing trustfulness.
Interactions can be had between nonpersonal things, but not fellowship.
The fellowship relation of father and son, as between God and man, cannot be enjoyed unless both are persons. Only personalities can commune with each other, albeit this personal communion may be greatly facilitated by the presence of just such an impersonal entity as the Thought Adjuster.
1:7.2 (31.2) Man does not achieve union with God as a drop of water might find unity with the ocean.
Man attains divine union by progressive reciprocal spiritual communion, by personality intercourse with the personal God, by increasingly attaining the divine nature through wholehearted and intelligent conformity to the divine will.
Such a sublime relationship can exist only between personalities.
Michael Of Nebadon
The Planetary Urantia