The Last Abyss of Our Nature

I read something astonishing in an old devotional from Oswald Chambers. He writes this:

“The saint who is intimate with Jesus will never leave impressions of himself, but only the impression that Jesus is having unhindered way, because the last abyss of his nature has been satisfied by Jesus. The only impression left by such a life is that of the strong calm sanity that our Lord gives to those who are intimate with him.”

Two things: I want to live a life where I leave the impression of “strong calm sanity” from God. Secondly, how beautiful to consider that Jesus satisfies the “last abyss of [our] nature.” What a great God, especially for those of us for whom the need for strong calm sanity matters acutely because we know the dark abyss of our nature. We live more in weakness, upheaval, instability. We wade through a quagmire of our minds. But God goes deeper into the last abyss!

The saint who is intimate with Jesus will never leave impressions of himself, but only the impression that Jesus is having unhindered way, because the last abyss of his nature has been satisfied by Jesus. – Oswald Chambers Click To Tweet

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