God comes to us sometimes when we least expect Him. He is ever the Seeker. He is anxious to display Himself into our ‘now’ world with His ‘now’ personality. The presence of God is simply to give constant cognizance of an eternity. Those without the abiding presence of God have only themselves and their little world as ways of perceiving eternity.
Eternity can become very small and insignificant when judged by our presence instead of the presence of God. It, conversely, can become very large by the presence of God.
We do not need to ‘do something’ to know God in this deeper way. The issue is not doing; because we are already doing so many things that doing another would not help. Instead of being active, hurrying, anxious careful planners, we need to become more pliant, less brittle, less possessed by shrewd moves to produce the ‘good life,’ even less rational in the sense that we are being guided along by a Power that is dynamically beyond our personal ability. All we need to do is be still and listen. Without His quiet bending of our time and will, God will become more and more exterior to us. The interior God of the Spirit is only met by the Spirit. Self-religion and self-perception of God will always be a fevered effort to please an external deity. The internal deity is here to please us and an external deity is someone we perhaps are trying to please and never will.
“God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” Jesus