Here is the last of the quotes from France Ridley Havergal’s devotional My King: Daily Thoughts for the King’s Children which I typed up to share on my blog (thus, it is not necessarily the last quote I will ever share!). It speaks of being satisfied with Christ alone – something which ought to be the glorious reality of every believer, for in Christ we have all we need, for He is sufficient. But it is so easy to write that, so much harder to actually live it out, so that it shows throughout our life.
“It is when the King has really come in peace to His own home in the ‘contrite and humble spirit’ (not before),—when He has entered in to make His abode there (not before),—that the soul is satisfied with Him alone, . . . all else seems nothein at all in comparison to the conscious possession of the Treasure of treasures.
Sometimes this is reached at once. . . . Sometimes very gradually,—as year after year we realize His indwelling more and more, and find again and again that He is quite enough to satisfy us in all circumstances; that the empty corners of the ‘house’ are filled one after another; that the old longings have somehow gone away and the old ambitions vanished; that and ‘all the old tastes and interests in the things of the world are superseded by stronger tastes and interests in the things of Christ; that He is day by day more really filling our lives,—we count (because we really find) one thing after another ‘but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord,’ till He leads us on to the rapturous joy of the ‘Yea, doubtless,’ and ‘all things!’”
– Frances Ridley Havergal
My King: Daily Thoughts for the King’s Children
“How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.” (Psalm 36:7-8)