A soft heart = a heart that is still easily convicted by scriptures, accessible to the input of others, and has good, righteous boundaries in regards to sin. Of course, this is always (and always will be) a struggle for me, but so far, after 18 years as a disciple, I still feel like my heart is soft towards God and his standards. Why is this such a blessing? Probably because my heart is under constant assault by Satan and the world, hoping to harden it toward God. We’ve all seen it before – a heart that once belonged to God, turned hard by unrepentant sin, apathy, bitterness, disappointment, disillusionment or the allure of the world. I’ve also seen people come back from that condition, but’s it’s very difficult. One of my consistent prayers is that, despite anything that happens in my life, God will allow me to keep a soft heart towards Him. Proverbs 4:23 says “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” May we all, ABOVE ALL ELSE, fight for hearts that grow softer over the years.