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Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ

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The Latin root of communion is communionem, meaning “fellowship, mutual participation, or sharing.” -www.vocabulary.com

There is a vast difference between praying to God and experiencing God through prayer. Praying to God is an exercise of our mind and our mind is a part of our soul. However, experiencing God through prayer is fellowship, or better yet, communion, and that happens in our spirit.

When we believe into Jesus Christ, His Spirit mingles with our spirit. He becomes one with us and we become one with Him. We experience, or commune with, God within our spirit, where His Spirit dwells.

As we commune with Jesus Christ in our spirit (something that is RARELY taught among believers) we are transformed into his image. His Spirit, mingled with ours, takes its rightful place as the dominant force in our being. Our mind, our will, and our emotions become led by and one with the mind, will, and emotions of our Lord.

I have recently read a book that has shed even more light on experiencing God through prayer. It is Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ by Madam Guyon.

depthsofJesusI highly recommend this book for all who seriously want to know and commune with Jesus Christ. I also highly recommend that no matter where you are on your journey in our Lord, that you humble yourself, and become once again like a child, and receive this book from the beginning as though you are just starting out. Because truly, who can, after a lifetime of searching out God Himself, say he was but more than ankle deep in the ocean of a fullness so vast it is unimaginable? Our God is truly an awesome God.

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    Marc
    August 11, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I ended up with this book somehow (someone else probably borrowed it from someone else and I got it somehow). I am going to have to read this soon.

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      R.C. Babione
      August 11, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Yes, you are. 😉

      Thanks for commenting, bro!

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    kenneth dawson
    August 11, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    yes I have read that book several times and it is deep but oh so good

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    James
    October 27, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks for the book suggestion, Bridget. I also appreciated your exhortation to remain as children before the Lord, eager to learn with eyes wide open. I noticed this one is on Frank Viola’s top 100. Apparently, it’s original title was “A Short and Easy Method of Prayer.”

    From Chapter 3: “It is incumbent on the clergy to instruct their parishioners in prayer, as in their catechism. It is true they tell them the end of their creation; but they do not give them sufficient instructions how they may attain it.”

    While I would respectfully disagree with Madam Guyan’s clergy/parishioner praxis, she makes a powerful observation. What if every sent worker in the body of Christ considered it part of their job description to preach a praying Christ? What would happen if we not only exhorted Christ’s bride to love and enjoy her groom, but also equipped her to pray so that she could love and enjoy Him incessantly? What might local churches become, in Christ, if we learned Christ in the area of prayer, as Guyan did? What impact might such reformation have on our surrounding neighborhoods, businesses and culture?

    Your readers can pick up a Kindle addition for $2.99 – which includes your recommendation as well as 6 other titles by Jeanne Guyan at the following link: http://goo.gl/i2UKWn

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      Bridget Babione
      October 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks, James. Yes, I first read it as “A Short and Easy Method of Prayer”, it is just much easier to understand in the translated “Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ”. Also, thanks for the link. I have that on our kindle and also highly recommend her autobiography. It is a beautiful story of a life lived in constant communion with the Lord and completely abandoned to Him.
      Yes, what a difference it would make for the church to experience her oneness with the Lord more fully. It would, without a doubt, cause quite an impact.

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