It's interesting, I don't even think that way about him now--that is, in residence inside me. I see him very clearly as a person with whom I have a relationship.
To invite him in means just to turn to him, talk to him, commune with him, break bread with him.
To the extent that I have changed, one could describe this as becoming more like him--so,in residence in that sense, maybe.
I heard a rabbi talk about an I-thou relationship once, and that is pretty much how I see it.
Yes, I agree he was there all along. I just couldn't see him.
The word 'accompany' is used in the greek to describe our relationship with him--there are two of us in this--I don't lose myself in him, I find myself, become more of myself.
Anyway, it's personal, and there is only one whom I can trust and rely on. But, that's my experience of it.
I think he presents to each of us exactly what we need to grow into what we are to become.
I studied other religions for a while, but never found a God in any of them as personal as Jesus.