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Um, I kinda think this woman is in some kind of self-absorbed spiral and needs someone to be with her. It's nice to be "spiritual" and all, but there's denial here.
Everybody has this experience including the Psalmists (42 for one)
Check out Brother Lawrence's book, but I think God actually withdraws our sense of His presence. It's too much a part of Christian Biography.
Maybe, but I whine about the same thing.
Just thought I'd add a couple more Q's:
Is there such a thing as 'feeling' God's presence? Or is it just that, a feeling? A workup of the psyche of the mind?
Is it a real presence? Is it mere emotion?
Is 'cultivat(ing) a felt sense' just that? Us working ourselves into a place of spiritual comfort with where we are theologically and mentally?
I have always liked Michael Card's song that touches a bit on the subject.