God's Love

"Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away:
and every branch that beareth fruit,
he purgeth it,
that it may bring forth more fruit."
John 15:2
The Pruning Process
There is a time for planting and a time for pruning.
Perhaps God is at work in your life today taking away
branches that do not belong, and pruning ones that do.
What kind of things does God take away?
Things that have served their purpose.
Things that refuse to change.
Things that will give you trouble later on.
Things that are standing in the way of greater fruitfulness.
Things that are holding you back.
Things He has not chosen for you.

Have you ever seen a newly pruned tree?
Doesn't look too good, does it?
And when God starts to cut back certain things in your life in order to re-direct your energies,
you will not look too good either.

Sometimes this means:
having fewer things for a while;
 letting go of things you thought would always be there;
 being unable to explain to others why you are even going through the pruning process.

God knows what needs to be cut back in your life;
He also knows what needs to be cut off.
Trust Him.
Even though you cannot understand what He's doing,
just pray,
 'Lord, if I needed it You would let me keep it,
so I open my hand to You today.
Send whoever You will and take away what ever you will.
I'll praise You when they come
and I'll praise You when they go,
because Your approval is my reward,
and Your purpose is my reason to live.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.'
Jesus says:
"Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine;
no more can ye, except ye abide in me."

"Lord Dictated Them"




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