Perhaps you say, ‘I know rationally that the Spirit is within me, but I so infrequently experience His power, guidance, and comfort. Why?’
It is because your life is so hurried. You do not take time enough for meditation and prayer.
The Spirit of God cannot be discerned while the heart is occupied with anxieties, the pulse beats quickly, or the brain is filled with troubling thoughts. It is when water stands still that it becomes translucent and reveals the pebbly beach below. Be still, and know that God is within you and around you. In the hush of the soul, the unseen becomes visible and the eternal real. Let no day pass without silently waiting before God and allowing His Spirit to reveal Himself to you.”
The Best of F. B. Meyer, 62-63