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Pruning is Necessary

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 NIV

Recently I learned that if the grape-vine is not pruned, after 7 years it will no longer produce fruit. Like the vine must be pruned to produce fruit, we also must be pruned. Though we have been saved our sanctification is on going. God in his perfect timing snips away the things that are not life-giving. It could be a certain kind of show or movies we have been watching. It may be a person or persons who are not healthy for us. God might even lead you to move to prune away many things.  Whatever it is that is removed…you can trust that there will be something better that will begin to grow .  Be patient new growth doesn’t happen over night. Trust God to be your master gardener. After all who wants to be like the vine that no longer produces fruit?