"As you listen to what God is saying, you find yourself brought very low; for God talks to you about your sin, and guilt, and weakness, and blindness, and folly, and compels you to judge yourself hopeless and helpless, and to cry out for forgiveness.
But this is not all. You come to realize that God is opening His heart to you, making friends with you and enlisting you as a colleague...
It is a staggering thing, but it is true--the relationship in which sinful human beings know God, is one in which God, so to speak, takes them onto His staff, to be henceforth his fellow workers (see 1 Cor 3:9) and personal friends. The action of God in taking Joseph from prison to become Pharaoh's prime minister is a picture of what he does to every Christian: from being Satan's prisoner, you find yourself transferred to a position of trust in the service of God. At once life is transformed. "
excerpt from Knowing God, by J.I. Packer. Chapter 3, pg. 36.