2 Corinthians 5:6; 2 Corinthians 5:8-9

6 Therefore we are always confident , knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
8 We are confident , I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9 Wherefore we labour , that, whether present or absent , we may be accepted of him.