Experiencing the depth of jesus christ pdf. These excerpts from Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ by Jeanne Guyon will guide and inspire your meditation. Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ was written in by a French mystic Madame Guyon. She teaches how one can seek and. One of the most influential spiritual books ever penned, even secular historians acknowledge the great impact Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ has had.
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Jeanen this potent attraction, and dwelling in love and charity, the soul sinks continually deeper into that Love, maintaining an activity infinitely more powerful, vigorous, and effectual than that which served to accomplish its first return. The business of those that are advanced to the degree of which we now treat, is to lay their whole souls open before God, who will not fail to enlighten them, and enable them to see the jesjs nature of their faults.
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It is then fit for the most exquisite workmanship, and if, thereafter, this gold seem obscured or defiled, it is nothing more than an accidental impurity occasioned by the contact of some foreign body, and is only superficial; it is no hinderance to its employment, and is widely different from its former debasement, which was hidden in the ground of its nature, and, as it were, identified with it.
All Christians are exhorted to abandonment; for it is said to all; “Take no thought for the morrow; for your Heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. And how often are these apparent withdrawings of Himself succeeded by the caresses of love! Will it not then be highly sinful to neglect jeannw At other times, they may place themselves as sheep before their Shepherd, looking up to Him for their true food: Jun 15, Scott Ray rated og it was amazing.
But this is a process jeus lasts a long time.
Let this, then, be done in you; and suffer not yourself to be attached to anything, however good it may appear; it is no longer such to you, if it in any measure turns you aside from what God desires of you.
To be complete, it should take place from without inwardly. I highlighted passages and would repeatedly go back to review them. We should, therefore, in a repose of love, full dpth respect and confidence, swallow the blessed food we have received. This isn’t a book to read quickly. An unprejudiced reader will find, hidden under the most common expressions, a secret unction, which will excite him to seek after that happiness which all should wish to enjoy.
Divine union has its commencement, its progress, its achievement, and its consummation. To hate sin in this manner, is to hate it as God does.
No, dear souls, believe me, this is not the best way in this degree of prayer; with patient love, with self-abasement and humiliation, with the reiterated breathings of an ardent but peaceful affection, dxperiencing with silence full of veneration, you must await nesus return of the Beloved. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I shall here use this latter appellation, as being more just than that of contemplation, which implies a more advanced state than that I am now treating of.
But it belongeth unto thee, O child Almighty! According to Scripture, “no man shall see God and live. Jul 26, Voniece rated it it was amazing. After I finish it I will come back to actually review the book. Christ, the eternal Word, who must be communicated to the soul to give it new life, requires the most intense attention to his voice, when He would speak within us. We should simply turn away from the evil, and draw yet nearer to God.
It is at first an inclination towards God.
The case is similar here; for there is a strong and universal light which absorbs all the little distinct lights of the soul; they grow faint and disappear under its powerful tue, and self-activity is now no longer distinguishable. Read for transformation, in community. Love is the weight which sinks them. Jan 19, Summer added it.
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Oct 06, Rhonda marked it as to-read Shelves: The reason is obvious: How well did the spouse understand this, when she said, “Draw me, we will run after thee.
When the soul is in its central tendency, or in other words, is returned through recollection into itself, from that moment, the central attraction becomes a most potent activity, infinitely surpassing in energy every other species. It is by prayer alone that we are brought into his presence, and maintained in it without interruption.
Errors take possession of no soul, except such as are deficient in faith and prayer; and if, instead of engaging our wandering brethren in constant disputations, we would but teach them simply jeajne believeand diligently to PRAYwe should lead them sweetly to God. Let us learn from the same great Apostle, that skillful Mystic, and Master of the interior life, where he adds, “He that searcheth the heart, knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit; because he maketh intercession for the saints, according to the will of God” Rom.
If they feel an inclination to peace and silence, let them not continue the words of the prayer so long as this sensation holds; and when thw subsides, let them go on with the second petition, “thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven!
It is not so much a how-to or a guide, but a book about spending time with your Lord even in the mundane.
Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon
When he tried to have people meditate on Scripture Jeanne Guyon’s way I just didn’t relate. This is an Advanced Study on prayer. In like manner, while the soul remains in sin and the creature, many endeavors are requisite to effect its freedom; the cables which hold it must be loosed, and then by strong and vigorous efforts it gathers itself inward, pushes off gradually from the old teh of Self, and, leaving that behind, proceeds to the interior, the haven so much desired.