John 15:1-2 ” I am the true vine, and My Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”

If our lives are in Christ it will be evidenced by the fruit we produce. This fruit being all the positive attributes described in Galatians 5:22…love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. But even when our lives are yielding good fruit, God may prune us…removing unwanted parts to insure greater productivity in the future. Now this type of pruning can be confusing and even painful during the process. For all we see is a ministry, service, or work that we really love and may have been doing for years…but God sees it as a obstacle to His greater plan and purpose. So by pruning that area of “small” fruit from our life, God makes way for a much larger crop in the future.

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