Ezekiel 31:3-7 reads as follows:
Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent her little rivers unto all the trees of the field. Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth. All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations. Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters.
Additionally, Ezekiel 31:8-11 reads as follows:
The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty. I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him. Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart is lifted up in his height; I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.
We’ve all had days and times where we’re doing so well. During those periods it seems as though no one could bring us down. In those moments, if we forget Who has been our great provider, we can be reminded fast. If we forget who has given us everything we have, our circumstances can quickly change. Never take for granted the blessings of God. Always be quick to hit your knees to praise Him for the many blessings He’s provided.
In a moment it can seem as though life is crumbling around you, but Faith will see you through. I would never want to lead anyone personally unless I am first being led by Him. That way any leading I do is truly God doing the leading. The water and the soil and the sunlight and everything that keeps the trees alive and thriving is from above. To God be the glory! Let’s be sure to remember Him today.