Our Relationship with God
Anyone can have the experience that as they advance in their personal relationship with the Lord, God feels closer and more alive.
It is not that God changes. He is immutable in Himself and is unilaterally present within us. What really changes are our relationships with Him, depending upon our degree of faith and love. Faith, hope, and love make God more alive and present to me.
When we establish a deep, frequent relationship with Him, His presence becomes denser within me, for me. It is not that this presence is more concrete, but Someone is more alive and present; Someone with whom difficulties are overcome with ease, sacrifices are undertaken with joy, hardships hurt less, aversion no longer destroys us; where there was violence there is now tenderness, and joy and love blossom everywhere.
From the book Journey Towards God by Fr. Ignacio Larrañaga