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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Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ
If the wind be contrary and blow a storm, we must cast anchor in the sea, to hold the vessel. Who would believe that it could thus receive nourishment? Mar 21, Robin rated it liked it Shelves: Several later suggestions are definitely challenging, and will probably take a lifetime to work on abandonment and continual prayer are two that will be struggles for me. As this treatise was intended only to instruct in prayer, nothing is said of many things which we esteem, because they do not immediately relate to our main subject.
Instead, then, of encouraging sloth, we promote the highest activity, by inculcating a total dependence on the Spirit of God, as our moving principle; for it is in Him, and by Him alone, that we live and move, and have our being.
Now, we must not suppose that this is effected by a violent exertion of its own powers; for it is not capable of, nor should it attempt any other co-operation with divine grace, than that of endeavoring to withdraw itself from experiencng objects, and to turn inwards; after which it has nothing farther to do, jeanns to continue firm in its adherence to God.
The same may be said of this species of prayer, that is said of wisdom: He taught our house church about her way of “meditating on Christ in your heart” as my pastor called it. Much reading is rather for scholastic subjects, than divine truths; to receive profit from spiritual books, we must read as I have described; and I am certain that if that method were pursued, we should become gradually habituated to prayer by our reading, and more fully disposed for its exercise.
Thus the soul should be equally subservient to the will of that vivifying Spirit which is in it, and scrupulously faithful to follow only as that moves. God originally formed us in his own image and likeness; He breathed into us the Spirit of his Word, that breath of Life Gen. Recommended to Denise by: How well did the spouse understand this, when she said, “Draw me, we will run after thee.
Actions produced by a divine principle, are divine; but creaturely actions, however good they appear, are only human, or at least virtuous, even when accompanied by grace. But what becomes of the babe that thus gently and kesus exertion, drinks in the milk?
He has even promised to come and make his abode with him that doeth his will.
This appearance of inaction is, indeed, not the consequence of jewnne, but of abundance, as will be clearly perceived by the experienced soul, who will recognize that the silence is full and unctuous by reason of plenty.
I grant that they do not act of themselves; but they are drawn, and they follow the attraction.
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We must then remain in peace, and move only when He moves us. And it is still more certain, that those who in right earnest make trial of the way, will find we have written the truth. Aug 08, Denise rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Some bones to spit out, but overall a great challenge to learn to seek Christ inwardly in your heart.
I T is impossible to attain Divine Union, solely by the way of meditation, or of the affections, or by any devotion, no matter how illuminated. 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 ex;eriencing to enjoy.
And what was it Mary had chosen? Much like other books I’ve read by saints and Christian mystics, the latter portions of edperiencing journey always seem to lose me. T HERE are two ways of introducing a soul into prayer, which should be pursued for some time; the one is meditation, the other is reading accompanied by meditation.
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Something that I find is overlooked inn the body today. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Instead, therefore, chrust prohibiting activity, we enjoin it; but in absolute dependence on the Spirit of God, that his activity may take the place of our own.
Augustine, “and then do what you please. Paul has enjoined us to “pray without ceasing;” 1 Thess. If we do otherwise, and in our weakness attempt to attack our enemies, we shall frequently find ourselves wounded, if not totally defeated: