Keep me tender …
The prayer of my heart.
May I tenderly and devotedly love You Lord. May I give you the praise and affection You deserve. May this kind of love be the overflow of a surrendered and secure heart.
Heaven is attracted to vulnerability and humility. While the world boasts confidence in “toughening up”, Heaven looks upon the meek and lowly. Meekness and humility does not equate weakness, though rather speaks to the posture of one’s heart – a heart that is sensitive to the hand of the Lord, moved by the touch of the Holy Spirit, and who hears and responds to the Father’s voice. The tender of heart are the friends of Heaven, they are the lovers of God, they are the committed followers of Christ.
“I LOVE You fervently and devotedly, O Lord, my Strength.” Psalm 18:1 AMPC
“Be devoted to tenderly loving your fellow believers as members of one family. Try to outdo yourselves in respect and honor of one another.” Romans 12:10 TPT
“And out of your reverence for Christ be supportive of each other in love. For wives, this means being devoted to your husbands like you are tenderly devoted to our Lord, for the husband provides leadership for the wife, just as Christ provides leadership for his church, as the Savior and Reviver of the body. In the same way the church is devoted to Christ, let the wives be devoted to their husbands in everything. And to the husbands, you are to demonstrate love for your wives with the same tender devotion that Christ demonstrated to us, his bride. For he died for us, sacrificing himself to make us holy and pure, cleansing us through the showering of the pure water of the Word of God. All that he does in us is designed to make us a mature church for his pleasure, until we become a source of praise to him—glorious and radiant, beautiful and holy, without fault or flaw.” Ephesians 5:21-27 TPT
“But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].” Galatians 5:22-23 AMPC
“But the humble of heart will inherit every promise and enjoy abundant peace.” Psalms 37:11 TPT
“But the meek [in the end] shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. [Ps. 37:29; Matt. 5:5.]” Psalm 37:11 AMPC
““What bliss you experience when your heart is pure! For then your eyes will open to see more and more of God.” Matthew 5:8 TPT