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Mar
28

SPIRITUAL LETTERS - FENELON Letter 1   

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March 28th, 2014

Intro: I was given a book (thanks Laura! who is one of our lead team) called Let Go which featured 40 prayers written by Fenelon back in the late 1600's.  I found the first few prayers / devotions very impactful and wanted to share them with you all.  Every couple days I will post a new one.  If you would like to read these prayers on your own click here.


SPIRITUAL LETTERS.

FENELON

"And I have declared unto them thy name and will declare it; that the love wherewith thou hast loved me, may be in them and I in them."--John 17:26.

LETTER I. The advantage of humiliation.

   I pray often to God that He would keep you in the hollow of his hand. The most essential point is lowliness. It is profitable for all things, for it produces a teachable spirit which makes everything easy. You would be more guilty than many others if you made any resistance to God on this point. On the one hand, you have received abundant light and grace on the necessity of becoming like a little child; and on the other, no one has had an experience fitter to humiliate the heart and destroy self-confidence. The great profit to be derived from an experience of our weakness, is to render us lowly and obedient. May the Lord keep you!



 
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