This may seem a rather cliche and obvious question, but if we really think about it, how DO we see Him?
The way we view God determines the way we view and live our everyday lives.
Let's take a look at the Israelites.
In Micah 6:6-7, the Israelites had a warped view of what God required of them. In verses one through five, the Lord offered a fragile rebuke asking, “What have I done to you?” He reminds them of how He delivered them out of the hand of Egypt and other righteous acts He'd done on their behalf.
Their response in verses 6–7 is painfully familiar:
"With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?"
They had simply shifted the way they viewed God after suffering trials that weren't pleasing to the flesh.
Instead of responding in thankfulness and obedience, they exposed themselves by trying to appease God with sacrifices, hoping that He would be satisfied with that.
Whether they intended to or not, they painted this picture of God as though He were demanding, cruel and impossible to satisfy. The exact tone is unclear, however the point is that their view of God didn't line up with the reality of who He really is and we're all too familiar with their view of God. Even to this day, we find it easier to view Him the way we'd prefer to.
It is easier and more suitable for us to change our view of Him so that we can continue to justify our needy fleshly selves, rather than have the rightful mindset that we ought to have, of being an obedient servant. We often would rather believe that we can offer Him sacrifices in one area, while continuing to sin in others, which would require us to admit that we are being selfish, repent and do a complete 180.
In essence, we need to be continually lining up and measuring the way we see God and His will with the Bible in order to ensure OUR image of Him is the RIGHT view.