Sunday, October 31, 2010


My sins are before me

The looseness of my mouth
The lust of my flesh
The pride of my heart

I am reminded of who you are
Of your holiness and of my haughty obstinance
And so your grace means much today
Saving a wretch like me

Make me a woman ready to encourage instead of criticize
Ready to listen rather than rambling hollow words
Soaked in insecurity and deceptive pride

That I might hear
Then filter
Then encourage

Becoming a glimmer of redemption
Instead of compounding brokenness
And adding to foolishness

Root my words in silence
In wisdom
In humble confidence

On earth as it is in heaven

I mean, what if?

"Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing."
Proverbs 12:18

"She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue."
Proverbs 31:26

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