I just finished reading That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis and this quote is returning over and over to my mind:
“It is enough for the present,” said the Director. “This is the courtesy of Deep Heaven: that when you mean well, He always takes you to have meant better than you knew. It will not be enough for always. He is very jealous. He will have you for no one but Himself in the end. But for tonight, it is enough.”
How good the grace of God is that he sees our feeble attempts to follow him and credits them fuller than we can imagine. He looks at us and sees Christ’s righteousness rather than our own. He is a jealous God and will not be content to let us stay where we are forever, but for now it is enough. Amen.