A Kingdom Leader has a heart that is tender. It has the qualities of a fresh green sprout. That tenderness is the result of paying close attention to the heart. Guarding the heart from unseen dangers and naive mistakes. A little child doesn’t understand the danger of the street. Our heart is like that little child!
Above everything we should guard our heart. The tenderness can be cut, scarred and made crusty by the events of life. We need to remove the barnacles of daily life by soaking in the fresh water of God’s Word. Why? Because our heart is the entry point where God breathes life into us.
Have you become a hard-hearted person from the difficulties of life? Do you remember the tenderness of your childhood heart? Can God breath freshness into your heart? Take steps today to tenderize your heart.
Proverbs says, Above all else, guard your hearts, for everything you do flows from it. (1)
Thank you Lord for your touch that makes us tender.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
(1) The Holy Bible: New International Version. Electronic ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984, S Prov. 4:23
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.