Our desires and longings...

by Jonathan Edwards--

The more a true saint loves God with a truly gracious love,
the more he desires to love Him, and the more miserable
he is at his lack of love to Him.

The more he hates sin, the more he desires to hate it.

The more he mourns for sin, the more he longs to mourn for it.

The more his heart is broken for sin,
the more he prays that it may be far more broken.

The more he hungers and thirsts after God,
the more he faints and fails in seeking after God.

Forgetting those things that are behind,
he reaches forth to those things that are before.
He ever presses toward the far-off mark.