Life with God
God does not change. He is definitively complete and, therefore, immutable. He is unalterably present in us and does not admit various degrees of presence. What does change is our relationship with Him, according to the degree of our faith and love. Prayer makes this relationship more intimate, an endearing understanding of the I-Thou is produced through affective experience and joyful knowledge, and resemblance and union with Him becomes more profound day after day.
We all experience the feeling that when our prayer is more profound, God is closer to us, more present, evident, and alive. And the more the glory of the face of God shines upon us, the more events have new meaning and history is filled with Him. In a word, the Lord becomes vividly present in everything. There is no game of risk or chance; there is a pilot who directs events with a steady hand.
When we have “been” with God, He becomes more “Someone” through whom and with whom we overcome difficulties and defeat repulsions; we face hard times with joy, and love blossoms everywhere.
The more we “breathe” God, the more we want to be with Him; and the more we “are” with God, the more God becomes “Someone”. As the contemplative advances in the mysteries of God, God stops being an idea that needs clarifying and begins to be freedom, humility, joy, and love.
Extracted from the book Sensing your Hidden Presence by Fr. Ignacio Larrañaga