It’s obvious that a diseased plant needs to be pruned to allow it to grow strong. Even a healthy plant needs to be pruned so channel the growth into flowers and fruit. So we should also expect the same.
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. (Jhn 15:2) We all have areas of our life that need to be pruned. Not necessarily because of sin, but because of direction and wastefulness. If we are to be as effective as possible for the kingdom, we need to know that we are spending our time and resources in the best possible way.
Jesus spoke of seed falling and sprouting. But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Mat 13:8) The same seed that yielded thirty-fold had the potential of yielding a hundredfold. Why didn’t it? The ground, the heart, was not yielded enough for maximum growth.
Ask God to show you where your life needs to be pruned. Are you wasting time in areas that are not proving fruitful for Him? When you spend your life in Him, He blesses all your concerns. Be pruned and fruitful and strong in the kingdom.
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