Do not pay attention to the lie built upon appearances, for Christ is not the end of life but the beginning of it. Just because we can’t see God with our fleshly eyes or touch him with our fleshly hands does not mean that he is absent in what we see or feel, for he is indeed expressed through bodies that are ever moving toward the grave. But herein is the mystery of God in the flesh! Do not despair, for we do touch and hear and see God. It’s just not where our senses tell us it has to be.
there is no advice in this world – even if it comes from a Bible verse or a preacher’s sermon – that can produce God’s work within you. Oh, it might make you appear more spiritually productive, but the working of God doesn’t come from the practical side of the grave … but from the living side that has risen past it. When I tell you that Christ is your life, I’m telling you about the one and only present-tense reality that causes you to live as one who is truly alive in this world. source