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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It is Thou alone, O holy Jesus, who lovest simplicity and innocence, “and whose delight is to dwell with the children of men,” Prov.

Aug 17, Jessica Petree rated it it was amazing. In like manner, while the soul remains in sin and the creature, many endeavors are requisite to effect its freedom; the experienncing which hold it must be loosed, and then by strong and vigorous efforts it gathers itself inward, pushes off gradually from the old jeanme of Self, and, leaving that behind, proceeds to the interior, the haven so much desired.

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If we experiencibg otherwise, and in our weakness attempt to attack our enemies, we shall frequently find ourselves wounded, if not totally defeated: God demands nothing extraordinary nor too difficult; on the contrary, He is greatly pleased by a simple and child-like conduct.

The advantages and facility of this way are therefore set forth in the following treatise. But, then I got away from it and it feels like a long road back – I’m lucky to get 3 consecutive minutes nowadays.

Jeanne Guyon is my mentor. I think I will be coming back to this book a lot, as it is so deep, one cannot appreciate it all at once.

Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ

It’s call to slow down our lives – the way we read, the way we pray – and be present to God is something I will continue to try to practice. At one time this book was publicly burned in France and yet it has also been received by seeking Christians as exepriencing of the most helpful and powerful Christian books ever written.

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Aug 08, Denise rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. On other occasions, we may look to him as a physician, and present for his healing virtue all our maladies; but always without perturbation, and with pauses from time to time, that the silence, being mingled with action, may be gradually extended, and our own exertion lessened; till at length, by continually yielding to God’s operations, He gains the complete ascendancy, as shall be hereafter explained.

I grant it; but I say also, that no creature could ever do it; since it would not be possible for any, by all their own efforts, to unite themselves to God; it is He alone must do it. This method is highly necessary, and will advance the soul more in a short time, than any other in years.

Madame Guyon () A Short and Very Easy Method of Prayer – Authentic Version

We should, therefore, in a repose of love, full of respect and confidence, swallow the blessed food we have received. Email required Address never made public.

L OVE only is required: It is at first an inclination towards God. Come ye poor, stray, wandering sheep, return to your Shepherd! Now, some acts are transient and distinctothers are continuedand again, some are directand others reflective.

It is by prayer alone that we are brought into his presence, and maintained in it without interruption. It may, perhaps, be objected here, that as God never robs man of his free will, he can always resist the divine operations; and that I therefore err in saying God jrsus absolutely, and without the consent of man. Paul, and suffer themselves “to be led by the Spirit of God ,” Rom.


But this is a process which lasts a long time.

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The mistake arises from this, that all who know they should ejsus, are desirous of acting distinguishably and perceptibly; but this cannot be: On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labor which is confined to outward matters, such as burdening the disciple with jeanne thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leading the soul to Christ by the occupation of the heart in Experiening. The language is easy to read and comprehend.

But what danger can there be in walking in the only true way, which is Jesus Christ, giving ourselves up to Him, fixing our eye continually on Him, placing all our confidence in his grace, and tending with all the strength of our soul to his purest love?

It contains no censure on the various divine leadings of others; on the contrary, it enforces the received teachings.

Silence now constitutes its whole prayer; whilst God communicates an infused love, which is the beginning of ineffable blessedness. So the soul that is tranquil and peaceful in prayer, sinks frequently into a mystic slumber, wherein all its powers are at rest, till it is wholly fitted for that state, of which it enjoys these transient anticipations.

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. Oct 11, Roseann Smith rated it it was amazing.