Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Unhindered Impression

Today in the mail I received a warmly written card from a dear sister very far away.

Inside on a slip of delicate paper I found this penned gracefully in purple:

"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 Him. 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."

~ Oswald Chambers
My Utmost for His Highest - January 7

Deeply, I am challenged by reading this. For more often than not I am all hindrance instead. . .

To have every crumb and corner of myself filled with His presence.
For transparency. For Him to have unhindered way.

For these things I pray.

2 comments:

Jason V said...

you are an inspiration. thank you for sharing.

Ann Allen said...

Hi Caitlin! I first met you and Jen at Memorial Hospital after your first scope when you were diagnosed with cancer, and then again, when you came back for your EBUS. I was your pre-op nurse for that. Your sweet and bubbly personality, your age, and being a SDA, all made you and Jen stick out to us all. Jen gave me your blog spot and email address, and I've had it posted by my computer ever since. I've thought about both of you frequently, and have prayed for both of you many times. Your commitment to God and His will is inspiring to me and to everyone who reads your blog. You and Jen are God's special children, and He is with both of you every step. I will continue to keep you and Jen in prayer.