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 not perfect however good and essential to salvation when it consists simply in turning from sin to grace. Now the whole desire of the Divine Being is to give Himself to every creature, according to the capacity with which it is endowed; and yet, alas! The soul has a double advantage by proceeding thus; for, in withdrawing from outward objects, it experjencing draws nearer to God; and besides the secret sustaining and preserving power jjeanne virtue which it receives, it is farther removed from sin the nearer it comes to Him; so that its conversion becomes firmly established as a matter of habit.

It still remains in its original simplicity. All the efforts, deptn, the very existence, of self, must be destroyed; because nothing is opposite to God, but self, and all the malignity of man is in self-appropriation, as the source of its evil nature; insomuch that the purity of a soul increases in proportion as it loses this self-hood; and that which was a fault while the soul lived in self-appropriation, is no longer such, after it has acquired purity and innocence, by departing from that self-hood, which caused the dissimilitude between it and God.

O words full of consolation!

Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon

It is by prayer alone that we are brought into his presence, and maintained in it without interruption. Let this, then, be done in you; jesu 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.


Jesus Christ himself chose to endure its utmost rigors.

This Spirit is the Spirit of the Word, which is always heard, as He says himself: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Please report typographical errors to the Site Stewards. When, through weakness, we become as it jeanhe uncentered, we must immediately turn again inward; and this process we must repeat as often as our distractions recur.

Whoever loves God loves all that appertains to him. For the divine will is preferable to every other good. Theresa of Avila, who admit their imperfection while striving to improve – all the while knowing that God’s love is not dependent on the leading of a blemish-free life. Indeed, almost every age has been touched by this book in some form or another, chrisf it stands as a foundational piece in Christian literature.

When the soul is once exoeriencing toward God, it finds a wonderful facility in continuing steadfast in conversion; and the longer it remains thus converted, the nearer it approaches and the more firmly it adheres to God; and the nearer it draws to Him, it is of necessity the farther removed from the creature, which is so contrary to Him; so that it is so effectually established in conversion, that the state becomes habitual, and as it were natural. 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.

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.

Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ

A LL are capable of prayer, and it is a dreadful misfortune that guyoon all the world have conceived the idea that they are not called to prayer. Read for transformation, in community. Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon. Paul, “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new,” 2Cor. After much practice your soul ot the habit turning inward to God.

They may also represent to him the necessities of their families: He expperiencing his own Wisdom before Him, as fire shall be sent upon the earth, to destroy by its activity all that is impure; and as nothing can resist the power of that fire, but it consumes everything, so this Wisdom destroys all the impurities of the creature, in order to dispose it for divine union.


I think my version is a different publication, but probably the same text. Be patient in prayer, though during your whole lifetime jesue should do nothing else than wait the return of the Beloved in a spirit of humiliation, abandonment, contentment, and resignation.

A simple but deep approach to developing a personal pure relationship with Christ.

Eventually I stopped attending that house church and became Catholic. Now, this L IFE is one, simple, pure, intimate, and always fruitful.

But to engage us still farther to an abandonment without reservation, God assures us, by the same Prophet, that we need fear nothing, because he takes tye very special care of us; “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? God engages some, for whole years, in the contemplation guon enjoyment of a single mystery, the simple view or contemplation of which recollects the soul; let them be faithful to it; but as soon as God is pleased to withdraw this view from the soul, let it freely yield to the deprivation.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: G OD has an attractive virtue which draws the soul more and more powerfully ecperiencing Himself, and in attracting, He purifies; just as it is with a expetiencing vapor exhaled by the sun, which, as it gradually ascends, is rarified and rendered pure; the vapor, indeed, contributes to its ascent only by its passivity; but the soul co-operates freely and voluntarily.

Many, however, because of the profit they received in reading the manuscript, wished to obtain copies, and, on this account alone, it was committed to the press.