The old saying is, "Go from nature up to nature's God;" but it is hard working up hill. The best thing is to go from nature's God down to nature; and if you once get to nature's God, and believe Him, and love Him, it is surprising how easy it is to hear music in the waves, and songs in the wild wisperings of the winds; to see God everywhere, in the stones, in the rocks, in the rippling brooks, and hear him everywhere in the lowing of cattle, in the rolling of thunders, and in the fury of tempests. Get Christ first, put him in the right place, and you will find him to be the wisdom of God in your own expereince.
If I could even begin to fathom returning to the retired and fruitless means of seeing God through my own understanding I would surely say that it would be better to not understand at all. But, to revel in the joy of knowing Him from what He has already said about what currently is; that's hope and that's foretaste of all of His glory that is yet to come!