Luke 17:21 - "Behold, the kingdom of God is within you."
Striving to obtain love, peace and joy can be wasted in religious energy. The perception exists that God needs to be talked into doing things for us.
It is the realization of His presence and provision within us that sets us free to be who we are. The more aware we become of God in us, the more overwhelmed we are with a sense of total fulfillment and completeness.
Our needs and desires become insignificant as He increasingly becomes the significant center of our being. He is not a God who is a far off, He is God in us, with us, and for us in every moment.
Colossians 1:27 - "To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory."