The whole life of a Christian is a holy desire. It is a deep thirst and a hunger for God. One of the main reasons people do not understand or experience the sovereignty of grace
"If any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God on this behalf" (1 Peter 4:16).Often the lapidary will polish the jewel with its own dust.
"No chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them who are exercised by it" (Hebrews 12:11).