Our evolution into God consciousness and awareness of His presence grows up as we grow up. We become, through our spiritual maturity, acquainted with the presence of God within us, which must deepen in experience consistently. We may find ourselves dropping off false idols (gods) that seemed to be mere obstacles to truth. This is truly a vital spiritual experience that happens in us, but not by us. It is the act of deep surrender and abandonment to let go of childhood ideas and notions about God. God reveals Him Self to us when we truly desire to remain willing to empty out of old concepts and negative images. The Masters touch will do the works.
7 Therefore, you are no longer a slave (bond servant) but a son; and if a son, then [it follows that you are] an heir by the aid of God, through Christ.
8 But at that previous time, when you had not come to be acquainted with and understand and know the true God, you [Gentiles] were in bondage to gods who by their very nature could not be gods at all [gods that really did not exist].