God call us to be shrink wrapped to Him. Philippians 2:5-7 tells us that we should follow Jesus’ example; He “emptied himself” by completely conforming to the Father’s will (New Jerusalem Bible). There was a perfect vacuum between Jesus and the Father becuase Jesus did nothing apart from the Father. See John 5:19, 30, 8:28-29, 10:30. Indeed, Jesus was so closely conformed to the Father that he could truthfully say that we see the Father when we see Him. John 14:8-10.
Following that instruction is difficult but essential. Nature abhors a vacuum and human nature abhors giving up “rights” to conform to God’s general precepts and specific plans. And unlike Jesus, we will not be able to perfectly conform to those precepts and plans. But we will come closer to God if we ask for His help and that is always better than the alternative—being a thin membrane attached to nothing of consequence.