March 25, 2014


Filed under: Uncategorized — andykiff @ 7:07 pm

John 15:2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

Pruning isn’t much fun for the thing being pruned.  It involves apparently integral parts being cut away, leaving a reduced and rather sorry-looking remnant.  In the hands of a skilful gardener it’s the key to a healthy, growing, fruitful plant.  The parts that were cut away were drawing nutrients away from the rest without delivering any benefits.  What remains has a chance to really flourish when the season for growth and fruit comes around again.  No plant is fruitful all the time but if well-tended it will continue bearing fruit, year in and year out.

You are portrayed here as the ‘vinedresser’ or gardener.  You know exactly what needs trimming out of my life to make me more productive for You.  It won’t often be enjoyable or yield immediate results but You know what You’re doing.  You know how to get the most fruit from me.

Lord, cut away anything that is drawing energy away from Your purpose.  I trust You to know what is best for me.


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  1. Reblogged this on Black Sheep Bass-ic Training and commented:
    Hat tip to a fellow bassist doing life God’s way. Wise words, sir.

    Comment by shanfield94 — April 14, 2014 @ 2:20 am

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