Towards Tender Heart
September 2, 2013 Christian living

Towards Tender Heart
At the end of life your heart will be either hard or tender. You can be either bitter or better, despite what has happened to you. Really.

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. (Proverbs 4:23, AMP)

We are called to guard our heart. We are called to ooze love and grace. But how can we if our hearts have been walked on? How can we keep our heart tender? Or how can we work towards tender hearts?

These are essential questions. Even if we have gone through some extremely hard things in life, we are not doomed to have hard hearts. There is a way to keep our heart tender. The way is Jesus.

But how does it work in real life?

How can I deal with all this heart-ache you ask. Mary DeMuth has written a new book as an answer for your questions. The Wall Around Your Heart will show you how to pray your heart tender despite painful relationships and strong walls you’ve built around your heart. Mary writes “walls are not pretty. But they are real”. But by God’s grace we can work towards tender hearts.

Because I am part of  The Wall Around Your Heart‘s launch team I have an access to the book before it hits the shelves of book stores. That’s why I can provide you an insider route to the book this fall. I will be blogging through the book chapter by chapter on Open Heart Mondays. If you want to journey towards tender hearts, join me on Open Heart Mondays.

With the words of Mary: “The Lord’s Prayer is our treasure map. The obstacles are our hearts and the pain inflicted by others. But the outcome will be freedom, joy, peace, healing, hope, and our fortress wall broken down.”

By God’s grace we can all have tender hearts by Thanksgiving. Join us!


Gracious God,
We need you.
We can’t love with you.
We can’t have tender hearts without you.
Show us how to tear down the walls we’ve build around our hearts.
Pour out grace upon grace!
Bless our journey towards tender hearts.
In Jesus’ name,

Q4U: How do you guard your heart? Have you built walls around your heart?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you follow Jesus’ example to keep your heart tender!

Image courtesy of Sandara Lee, design Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Sharing His Beauty, Hear it on Sunday, use it on Monday, Playdates with God, and counting blessings with Ann Voskamp:  #1044 Jesus is the way to keep our hearts tender.

Flowing Faith

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