I think of God as Camouflaged. Someone is camouflaged so as not to draw attention directly to themselves when they are near to you. They want to be near, but somewhat
hidden. Why would God do that way to me? I think it is because God wants me to look with wonder at creation, to search the questions of my soul about things deeper than daily routine tasks and what I will buy next. God gave each of us an imagination. So I use it to try and open to possibilities rather than to be stuck in certainties, and intractable opinions so often based upon fear and ego. Prayer is to sharpen my inner eye so that I recognize the camouflaged God, hidden by the blindness of a more shallow life. A little meditation each day opens me up.