"O Jesus, I know that I want You above everything else. Put power within me to run after You. Take away from my heart all idolatry--all desire for things, for people, for places; but, Son of God, I pray that I may learn to love You and run after You, and like Paul to do this one thing: "Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
There is no greater call than this, and this call has certainly and definitely come to our hearts. What are we doing with it? God and the devil are watching to see what you are doing with this one call—to have Jesus, to know Him. The enemy is working overtime to keep people from knowing Jesus. If we grow careless over this one thing—knowing Jesus—darkness and confusion will enter our souls, and we will become enamored of other things.
God has called upon us to deny self, to hate self, to love Jesus, to want Him, and to seek for Him with the whole heart. If God has put that cry into our souls, we ought to nurse it and make sure that it increases in us. As we seek Him He draws nigh to us; that seeking spirit becomes our portion, and we become desperately hungry for the Lord. Oh, there's the voice of the bride, "Where is He whom my soul loveth?" Your whole attention is riveted on Him. There is nothing else that satisfies you.
There must come a time in my soul and in your soul when Jesus Christ becomes our all; every other interest and affection has been wiped out, and there is only one interest—Jesus. No matter what He does with me, whether He raises me into a place of power with himself or not, the important thing is that I have Him for myself, and that He satisfies the depths of my spirit. "This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent" (John 17:3)."
- Hans Waldvogel