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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Activity; for God being in an infinite stillness, the soul, in order to be united jeeus Him, must participate of his stillness, else the contrariety between stillness and activity would prevent assimilation. We must second the designs of God, which tend to divest us of all our own operations, that his may be substituted in their place. Hence it is, that those in whom the attractions of grace are very powerful, find the outward man altogether weak and feeble, and even liable to faintings.

This will be a book I will need to read over and over to fully understand it’s depth.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also shall rest in hope. Though recollection is difficult in the beginning, from the habit the soul has acquired of being always abroad, yet, when by the violence it has done itself, it becomes a little accustomed to it, the process is soon rendered perfectly easy; and this partly from the force of habit, and partly because God, whose one will towards his creatures is to communicate himself to them, imparts abundant grace, and an experimental enjoyment of his presence, which very much facilitate it.

But the affinity of her doctrines with those of Michael Molinos, who was condemned insoon worked against her.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I was able to use it as a tool to discover new ways of thinking of the loving relationship the Lord wanted with me. What is this drawing near? This simple attraction is both an ointment to heal and a perfume to allure: 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.

Be not like those who give themselves to Him at one season, only to withdraw from Him at another.

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This appearance of inaction is, indeed, not the consequence of sterility, but of abundance, as will be clearly perceived jeannne the experienced soul, who will recognize that the silence is full and unctuous by reason of plenty.

No, beloved souls, you guyyon not find consolation in aught but in the love of the cross, and in total abandonment; who savoreth not the chgist, savoreth not the things that be of God. Jesux err, therefore, in supposing that we must not form acts; we form them continually: Want to Read saving….


H ERE we must begin to abandon and give up our whole existence to God, from the strong and positive conviction, that the occurrences of every moment result from his immediate will and permission, and are just such as our state requires. One of the best books I have read on finding a deeper walk with the Lord. The whole is submitted to the fepth of the learned and experienced; expfriencing them, however, not to stop at the surface, but to enter into the main design mesus the author, which is to induce the whole world to love God, and to serve Him with comfort and success, in a simple and easy manner, adapted to those little ones who are unqualified for learned and deep researches, but who earnestly desire to be truly devoted to God.

I recommend this book to all who are tired and thirsty from religion, and need real food for their soul. Let us all agree in the W AYas we all agree in the end, which is evident and incontrovertible. I do mean to read it through sometime. This method is highly necessary, and will advance the soul more in a short time, than any other in years.

Shake off, then, all self-interest, and live by faith and abandonment; here it is that genuine faith begins truly to operate. I think my version is a different publication, but probably the same text. Her method of a deep practice of knowing God, and allowing Him space to work in your life is incredibly simple and manageable for all of us.

I never finished it. They get into these rarefied levels o I struggled to consistently implement the suggested practices of the book, such as “praying the Scripture” or waiting for the presence of God in meditation. But when God begins to burn, destroy, and purify, the soul does not perceive that these operations are intended for its good, but rather supposes the contrary; and, as the gold at first seems rather to blacken than brighten in the fire, so it conceives that its purity is lost; insomuch, that if an active and explicit consent were then required, the soul could scarcely give it, nay would often withhold it.

The Apostle, in the same passage, proves the necessity of this divine influence. We have only, then, to continue steadfast in the utmost attention to God, and all things will be perfectly done.

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Jeanne Guyon is my mentor. This kind of introversion is very easy and advances the soul naturally, and without effort, because God is our centre. 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 peculiar nature of their faults.

I was thinking today in church how the forefathers of our faith only knew the Old Testament and the spirit of God to teach them the walk. Return to Book Page. Now heaven represents the ground and centre of the soul, wherein all must be hushed to silence when the majesty of God appears.


This attracting Spirit is no other than God himself, who, in drawing us, causes us to run to Him. Feb 10, Noel Joy rated it really liked it Shelves: At one time this book was publicly burned in France and yet it has also been gguyon by seeking Christians as exxperiencing of the most helpful and powerful Christian books ever written.

Instead, therefore, of prohibiting activity, we enjoin it; but in absolute dependence on the Spirit of God, that his activity may take the place of our own. Read for transformation, in community. To teach man to seek God in his heart, to think of Him, to return to Him whenever he finds he has wandered from Him, and to do and suffer all things with chrst single eye to please Him, is leading the soul to the source of all grace, and causing it to find there everything jeeanne for sanctification.

Thus does the or ascend to God, by giving up self to the destroying and annihilating power of divine love. This was the resource of David: 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 jeanne.

To hate sin in this manner, is to hate it as God does. They should then repeat the Lord’s prayer in their native tongue; pondering a little upon the meaning of the words, and the infinite willingness of that God who dwells within them to become, indeed, “their father.

An unprejudiced reader will find, hidden under the most common expressions, a secret unction, which will excite him to seek delth that happiness which all should wish to enjoy. To spread the sails, is to lay ourselves before God in the prayer of simple exposition, to be moved by his Spirit; to hold the rudder, is to restrain our heart from wandering from the true course, recalling it gently, and guiding it steadily by the dictates of the Spirit of God, which gradually gains possession of the heart, just as the breeze by degrees fills the sails and impels the vessel.

If it direct all its experienncing and energy within, this simple act separates it from the senses, and, employing all its powers internally, it renders them faint; and the nearer it draws to God, the farther is it separated from self.

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 external objects, and to turn inwards; after which it has nothing farther to do, than to continue firm in its chriat to God.