Saturday, June 24, 2006

Father... Innocence...

Abba, please forgive me for my carelessness of speech last night. Spending an evening with guys, something I don't do very often, revealed an openness in me to a kind of joking I know dishonors You. "There must be no filthiness & silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks" (Eph 5:4). Coarse jesting... silly talk... yes, Lord, that is what it is.

Oh how I long to be free from these expressions of pride & self-will! Abba, please take it out of me! Prune me, Father, so I can bear much fruit!

I ...
... desire ...
to be
shrewd
as
a serpent
&
innocent
as
a dove
(Mt 10:16)
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