I think I was raised with a pretty normal mental picture of God. As a matter of fact, I think I got it from Chick Tracts (anyone remember those?) and I think he got it from all the normal places.
God is really, really big and sitting on an even bigger throne. He is bright beyond compare, and surrounded by billions and billions of angelic servants. And in heaven, the saints surround the throne too. For all eternity we praise, admire, and serve the Living God there on that throne, immovable forever.
It occured to me last night that nothing could be further from the character of God. The first thing God will do in heaven is pop up out of that throne and look for ways to serve us.
I was thinking about the character of God as manifest in Christ, and obviously God is a servant through and through. Service was not just some anomoly paradoxically grafted onto Christ with His human body, it was the well-spring of His being. It still IS the well-spring of His being, or His Name would cease to be I AM.
So, when we get to heaven I'd bet a dollar we'll see God serving in love.
And if we're to be changed into His likeness here on Earth ....