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Prune

on April 13, 2014

Hat tip to a fellow bassist doing life God’s way. Wise words, sir.

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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. …

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