I find that being present to God is one of the most life-altering things I can do, because God is always working, always moving, always breathing. The life changing power of His presence in my life is not dependent upon whether or not He shows up. It’s about whether or not I do.
I’m sure you have experienced this at some point. You’re having coffee with a friend and you are talking about something that is very important to you. But then you notice something: your friend’s eyes are wondering somewhere else, taking note of every distraction in the coffeehouse, seemingly disinterested or detached from you and the conversation.