“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” It’s pruning time. After a long season of “sprinter,” spring has finally come to the Midwest. Signs of life and new growth are everywhere. Trees that were once barren have seemingly burst into leaves overnight. The spring rains and warm sunshine have transformed the grays to a beautiful fresh green. Early spring growth also reveals what needs to be pruned; dead gray branches must be removed to make way for new growth.
Our lives need a little pruning too.
If we are honest with ourselves, we may realize we need to prune a few branches of our lives. Some of these branches may have been very good things that served us well for a season, but now God is asking us to take the next step.
Pruning time clears the way for new life.
Pruning can be can be unsettling, but God promises to use all things for our good. He prunes away the unfruitful parts so something new and healthy can prosper. When you are in a pruning season remember what God says:
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”
Remember pruning time means growth and fruit. You can trust the Master Gardner. Do you want to learn more about pruning? Please click on the links below.
The Process of Pruning: Joyce Meyer
Stressed Vines: Beth Moore
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