Hungering for God and His presence is the key to living in the presence of God.

Some of my favorite scriptures are on this subject;

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for thee, O God, for the living God. (Psalm 42:1-2)

My soul thirsts for Thee, my flesh yearns for Thee, in a dry and weary land where there is not water.  (Psalm 63:1)

How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house: you give drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. (Psalm 36:7-9)

O taste and see that the Lord is good.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled.  (Matthew 5:6)