"It may sound boring or out-of-date, but it just happens to be true: the way to grow in your relationship with Jesus is to pray, read your Bible, and go to a church where you'll get good preaching, good fellowship, and receive the sacraments. I'm not suggesting Christianity can be boiled down to a few external requirements. I'm not saying that at all. I'm arguing that if you want to be Christlike you need to have communion with Christ, and if you want communion with Christ you need to do it on his terms with the channels of grace he's provided. And that means the only way to extraordinary holiness is through ordinary means." - Kevin DeYoung, The Hole in Our Holiness
This is a simple truth of faith. Our goal is to be obedient to Jesus and the way to do that, to commune with him and know his will, is to get back to the basics. God reaches out to us in ordinary ways. The supernatural experiences, signs and wonders, and such things are the exception rather than the rule. Charismatic speakers, popular conferences, books, and retreats may give us a temporary spiritual boost but aren't what gets us through the daily grind of life. Sadly, we sometimes seek those things as a spiritual quick fix instead of the long-term discipline of daily devotions. The simple truth is, Jesus sits quietly right beside us all the time, waiting for us to acknowlege his presence and commune with him. He never makes it difficult, but we do when we think it can't be as simple as spending personal time in prayer, Bible study, and worship.