God: planted it within us….
1 Peter 3:15 (KJV) “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”
The intimacy we have with our Lord cannot be explained even to those who are apart from the faith; it must be experienced to be understood. That intimacy comes with a lot of other menu options that just about blooms within us after a while.
There is love, joy, peace, happiness, mercy and temperance just to name a few in our walk with God; these are some of the gifts planted within us and it ought to be a shining light and demonstration of who we are in Christ.
When someone looks at us, they can see these attributes as a light shining from within us. We can then explain that it is God who is shining throughout our inner being.