Greetings! This is one of the most beautiful and blessed truths that a believer possesses. Literally, God and Christ Jesus are within us every second of our lives and They NEVER, EVER leave us! And the best part, They are always there to help, comfort and do ALL They can for our highest good! WOW!!!
Let’s look at a few Scriptures concerning this.
Jesus is within us: 2 Corinthians 13:5;Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:27
God is within us: Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16: Ephesians 2:22
The Holy Spirit is within us: 2 Timothy 1:14; 1Thessalonians 4:7
Now, it is true that They have Their “Headquarters”, so to speak, in the ‘3rd heaven’ where Paul visited….2 Corinthians 12:2. However, God and Jesus not only defy the concept of time as we humans know it (2 Peter 3:8) but space and distance as well: They are EVERYWHERE at one time….Acts 17:27,28.
The joyous and most valuable lesson we must come to realize is that we have to GET PASS the FALSE CONCEPT that God and Christ Jesus are “up there somewhere in heaven” while we are down here on earth, separated from Them. NOTHING can be further from the truth: They are ALWAYS as close to us as our breathing. And, we need to learn to look to Them as being EVEN CLOSER than that….and be going to Them continually, as well as ‘chatting’ with Them, aside from any formal prayer.
This is truly ‘Practicing The Presence Of God’! (Please reference the Post on this subject.)