Know this day that I love you and that my heart delights in you. Do not be discouraged today because of the pressures and the tensions that you face. Continually check your heart’s alignment with my heart and with my will, because a season of great fruitfulness is coming for you and a season of great growth.
But for now – and even today – what you are experiencing is the Vine Dressers’ pruning (John 15:1). This is my great love for you; I am and I will remove from you that which entangles your heart and hinders your growth. For I have made you to be like a tree that grows straight and upright towards the Son. Know my love for you today.
Psalm 1:1-3 (NASB)
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.