The experience of God’s presence changes us like nothing else in this world because He is greater than anything or anyone in the world. Because He does not force Himself upon us, WE must ALLOW Him to come into our lives and CHANGE us. The change He works is not the sort of change which comes from disciplining ourselves to do certain things like have healthy habits or maintain an exercise routine. The change His Presence makes within us is in our soul and spirit which is the core of who we are and everything we think and do. He changes our perspective and our motivations. He teaches us to be like Himself. His love frees us from fear. When we are born again, we are given a heart which can KNOW God and we have the ability to FOLLOW Him with our WHOLE heart. God transforms the path of those who follow Him with their whole heart: “I will set my eyes on them for good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up, and not tear them down; I will plant them, and not pluck them up. I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.” (Jeremiah 24:6-7) When God “sets His eyes on us for good” we are NEVER the same!!! His “good” is better than ANYTHING the world can offer us; and when we experience Him, we are transformed! The transformation which God works in us is not like a simple physical transformation—i.e., dropping three pants sizes—it is a spiritual transformation which gives us the power and influence to change people’s hearts because OUR heart has been changed by God. When we are filled with God’s presence, people SEE Him and then what we SAY about Him is more persuasive. After we are born again, if we wish to experience God’s transforming presence we must continually surrender our heart to His will. As we surrender to Him, He transforms us and there is no doubt about Who lives in us!