A.W. Tozer wrote “God made us for Himself—that is the only explanation that satisfies the heart of a thinking man, whatever his wild reason may say.”
Hannah Whitall Smith wrote, “If a child cries, its father does not always go himself at first, but waits to see if it will quiet down without him. If it continues to cry, he may send someone else in the family to comfort it, or give it something to cheer it up, and if it is satisfied with this, he himself may not have to take care of it himself. But if it still continues to cry for its father and will not be satisfied with anything else, then the father himself goes and takes care of the child and lets it know his love.
And so it is with God. If His children will be satisfied with the company of His children or with having His gifts, He often leaves them to these and keeps His manifested presence for those souls which cry out for Him continually and will not be satisfied without Him. And I thank Him that He has given me this feeling of longing for Himself that nothing but His presence continually with me can possibly satisfy. I must have a Bible experience!”