Nothing Noble Enough

This morning I read a quote from George MacDonald as quoted by Elisabeth Elliot in Keep a Quiet Heart. In discussing God’s work in a person’s heart and how every painful thing God uses for a divine purpose, she writes that “. . . nothing will ease his pain, nothing make life a thing worth having, but the presence of the living God within him; that nothing is good but the will of God; nothing noble enough for the desire of the heart of man but oneness with the eternal. For this God must make him yield his very being, that He himself may enter in and dwell with him.” 

I love thinking how there’s nothing noble enough to fill our desire for purpose or meaning apart from Christ. And I love remembering that, if it’s the will of God in my life, it’s always good. This shapes my prayers for us all: that we would seek oneness with God as our highest, most noble and beautiful goal.

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