The Gift of A Tender Heart


I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you;  I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.  I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My ordinances… (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

To be honest I was just walking out the door to go Target.  But I sensed Him.  This uneasiness in my spirit, conveying Don’t go, sit down and write.  But I don’t feel like writing, my soul whimpered.  I pushed the button to the garage door and proceeded to walk out to my car.  The anxiousness worsened within, as if it were rising up and filling me.  I’ve felt this before, I recognized.  All the times this tender feeling has warned me and every bad outcome that I could have escaped but chose not to listen came rushing back to memory.  It’s almost comical how quickly I turned around and shut the garage door.

So here I am.  Giving God my time. Writing.  Hello.

God knows us ya know.  You and me.  He knows where our hearts and thoughts wander when we daydream.  He knows where we want to be.  He’s trying to deliver us there.  Listen.  Follow.

When we allow The Holy Spirit to guide and steer our everyday lives He produces fruit.  More love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness and self control for our lives. (Galatians 5:22)  As we are faithful to listen, He begins to work out those daydreams.  Taking them from the inside of our hearts and working them to the outside of our lives, where we are actually living out the dream.  Truth is, it’s probably safe to say, it will be far greater than our dream, seeming as we serve a limitless, awesome God!

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20)

Where do your daydreams take you?  Is it owning your own business?  Starting a ministry?  Traveling the world?  Adopting a child?  Living a healthy, fit, free lifestyle?  Getting out of debt?  Owning your own home?  Having you’re own show?  Writing a book?  Flying a plane?  Curing a disease? Maybe today friend, it’s simply getting out of bed.  Getting one foot in front of the other, taking that next step, that next breath.  Resisting, something.  Maybe it’s cleaning your house, or your car or folding that mountain of laundry.  Or it’s finally stopping life for a moment to truly live it. Taking time to just be.  Perhaps today, it’s being the greatest Mom, Husband or friend to someone you can possibly be. What ever it is, stop striving so hard for it, that you become frustrated trying to achieve it.  That’s you, operating in the flesh, trying to run the show.  Let your best striving be to seek His face.  To know and hear and understand His voice.

When you accept Christ into your heart and life as Lord, you are given the gift of a tender heart, responsive to His touch.  I don’t know about you, but with Valentines Day swiftly approaching, I realize it’s not the chocolates, flowers, dinner or surprises that I will be most thankful for or even that matter.  It’s this beautiful gift of a heart from the Lover of my heart and soul.   It’s this extraordinary, sensitive heart that can feel that it indeed, is a heart that is held by God Himself.

May you feel overwhelmed by His overwhelming LOVE for you.  And may you allow that Love to guide you always.

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