We will never know abundant life until the unseen and eternal realm is home to us in our everyday experience. Until then, we will be living according to appearances, and appearances will never lead us deeper into the life of God. Only faith will. God wants to bring us to the point where we say, "I live by what God says about the things in my life--situations, people, and myself." Then we see as He does. We discern that situations are not as they appear to be, but that God's absolutes are operating in the realm of appearances. We are at rest in the unseen and eternal realm, and we experience His fullness within us.
So Paul took his stand in the open space at the Areopagus and laid it out for them: "I'm here to introduce you to this God.... He doesn't play hide-and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's near. We live and move in him, can't get away from him!" ~Acts 17