Irenaeus once said, “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.” And Christ said, “I came so that you might have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). The abundant life is the one captivated by the holy, inclined toward God, and spent in the service of people. This abundant life looks ingloriously mundane most of the time, but do not despise the day of small beginnings (Zechariah 4:10).
Life will ebb and flow, sometimes desire for God will be strong and even satisfied to a degree, but sometimes our desire for God will be nothing more than a whispered “Yes,” even barely an exhale. This, too, is desire and should be counted as faith, however small, and this exhale of breath that signifies the spark of a soul is capable of lighting the world on fire. Faith like a mustard seed can still move mountains (Matthew 17:20), even that mountain called the human heart.
[Sculpture of Irenaeus of Lyon]