I spoke in Middle School Chapel yesterday about the importance of knowing God. That being said, we're studying the life of Christ who explains God to us (John 1:18).
Here's what D. A. Carson says in "A Call to Spiritual Reformation":
"There is a sense in which these urgent needs [such as purity, evangelism, biblical scholarship] are merely symptomatic of a far more serious lack. The one thing we most urgently need in Western Christendom is a deeper knowledge of God. We need to know God better" (p. 15).
The way to know God better is to "Turn your eyes upon Jesus, and look full in His wonderful face!" (from the hymn Turn your eyes upon Jesus")