God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
Matthew 5:3 NLT
Realizing our deep need for God is the first step in the right direction. It's the first step in salvation (recognizing and confessing we are sinners and need a Savior), but doesn't end there. Everyday of our lives should be filled with the awareness that we need God more than even the air we breathe. John 15 tells us that we are like a branch connected to Jesus, the Vine. Another image would be a baby attached to his mother by an umbilical cord. All life comes from there. And all Life comes from Jesus.
Never stop recognizing your need for God. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those that know how much they really need God. It's in that humble attitude that we can fully grab hold of the Kingdom of God!