Is it possible to be in Jesus’ presence all the time? “Keeping your eyes on Him” . . . what does that mean to you?
When Jesus was talking to Nicodemus, He was on earth talking to him and in the Heavenly spirit realm at the same time (John 3:13). Jesus was, and is, always teaching us how to do everything He did—teaching us how to be on earth, doing what we do in everyday life, and yet dwelling in the Heavenly realm at the same time. Then, Jesus teaches us how to renew our thoughts and change the way we think, so that we can know the Father’s will for our lives (Romans 1:12).
So, to answer the first question, in Hebrews 13:5, Jesus tells us that He will never leave us, nor forsake us. This means He will never abandon or give up on us; He is ever present! To answer the second question, keeping our eyes on Him takes discipline and lots of practice. I would like to share some of my journey. I know Father created me/us with imagination and desires for me/us to use it. For years I used my imagination alright, but not in the Heavenly realm! I worried (imagined) about a lot of things which caused fear and anxiety. My imagination went wild at times.
I began practicing using my imagination in the Heavenly realm by just being with Jesus. What does that look like, you may ask? No matter where I am, I may see us walking, running, playing, riding bikes, four wheelers, or me just sitting with Him. I let my imagination take me into the presence of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, talking and listening (mostly listening) to Them. It began as a process and a discipline in my life.
When a circumstance or situation comes, in that moment, I start to imagine Jesus right next to me, and then I go somewhere with Him. As I get into that place, I begin to feel His peace and joy, knowing I can trust Him and it will all work out. I talk to the Godhead (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) just like I would talk to you. That, to me, is intimacy. All of us can have that intimacy with Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit. All we have to do is, in the moment, anywhere, anytime, just imagine with Him and start having fun with Jesus, especially in the hardest and most difficult times. I do have moments of trying to reason and imagine on my own. I am still practicing. It does come quicker now, but I have the confidence that I can immediately get back into His Presence! Jesus died on that cross so that we may now have total access to the Heavenly realm! So, in this moment, have fun and go imagine with Jesus!!