September 6 – No Pride
Are you ready for training and discipline? Like my winter-trees, seemingly useless and impotent to those who do not understand the enrooting in Me which keeps you steadfast amid storms and winter cold.
All through the dark months when your beauty (your power to help and shield) has been sacrificed, you are yet drawing in strength and sustenance.
The time to help will come again, and you will have learned to have no personal pride in the beauty of your foliage and the restfulness of your shade.
You will use them for those who need them, but will give the glory to Me, your Lord.