William Law (1686 – 1761) was a Church of England Priest. I found this quote in my daily devotional, Joy and Strength by Mary Wilder Tileston.
“When therefore the first spark of a desire after God arises in the soul, cherish it with all they care, give all thy heart into it. It is nothing less than a touch of the divine loadstone, that is to draw thee out of the vanity of time into the riches of eternity. Get up, therefore, and follow it as gladly as the wise men of the East followed the star from heaven that appeared to them. It will lead thee to the birth of Jesus, not in a stable at Bethlehem in Judea, but to the birth of Jesus in the dark centre of thine own soul.