Our respectful obeisance for lord Shiva
How do devotees of Krishna take Shiva?Lord Shiva is not ordinary soul. No Jiva can become Shiva . Sometimes ordinary soul can become Brahma by his hard penance but can never be lord Shiva. It is special remarkation of lord Shiva as defined by Vedic scriptures. He is always the person for our respectful obeisance.
Shiva is always attracted toward Krishna. He always want to serve Krishna . In fact he is serving Krishna everytime. Shiva wants to enter in the Krishna leela ( pastime of Krishna) . It is also said that Shiva always meditates upon the lotus feet of lord Krishna. He is carrying out his duty . It is the Vaishnava understanding for Shiva. We respect Shiva in these ways. Shiva is so merciful so is called Ashutosh. Due to this nature of Shiva , demons are also benefitted sometimes. They can get rare boons easily and finally misuse that boon. Shiva is also called Mahadev meaning the great among all the demigods (devas).
Thus , we have to respect lord Shiva. He can give us mercy to be the devotee of Krishna. Devotees of Krishna are very dear to Shiva. We have to continue our devotional life by giving full respect to Shiva. But we should not imitate him. He is too much powerful . He can easily swallow most dangerous poison easily but if we imitate him and try to swallow less dangerous poison we die in the spot. Thus we have to follow what he has instructed us but not what he does. In this way we have to worship Shiva and respect from the core of our heart. It is Vaishava understanding for lord Shiva.