The other day I was coming to the end of my time of silent prayer when I became aware of innocence. I suddenly found myself in a state of innocence, child-like innocence. Innocence had been restored to me.

All the cares and concerns of this world were simply not on my radar.

Eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil took away our innocence. … but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. Genesis 2:17

Scripture says the Lord will remove our transgressions as far away as the east is from the west, ‘As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.’ Psalm 103:12

And that our sins will be dispelled as the morning mist. I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist.… Isaiah 44:22

These Scripture verses describe the restoration of innocence.

It is restored in that depth of intimacy you have with the Lord in Silent Prayer.

With this innocence of a little child you gain a depth of peace the like of which you probably have never encountered. The same is true for rest and joy. Innocence is like pure salt. It enhances every blessing we have.

When you return to the world from the secret place innocence lingers like a sweet fragrance.