“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.” (John 15:1-2)
When Joyce Meyer taught on this passage she pointed to the fact that we all will get pruned whether we bear fruit or not. The Lord is in the shaping business. Like a great gardener He knows what needs to be cut off to stop dead, diseased, unhealthy, or out-of-control growth. He also knows how to prune back a healthy, fruitful branch and make it more productive in the following season.
I had a real life example of this when I looked out my upstairs window to notice for the third year two trees in our yard that looked like they might be dying. Since they were on the property line I was afraid Continue reading