Cutting + Pruning

Over the past six months, almost every facet of my life has changed. Change is really fun at times, like when you take a new job and move across the country. Other times, like when God is trying to mold you and change you into the person He wants you to be, it can be painfully necessary.

I feel like that’s been a huge part of my story for the past few weeks — God shaping, changing, molding, cutting away, piecing back together, healing, mending.

Jesus said it Himself:

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.” John 15:1-2 NLT

While you’re in that season of cutting and pruning, it kind of sucks. Especially on the days when there is definitely more cutting than pruning.

Thankfully, God always has a purpose in seasons. The purpose? “…so they will produce even more.”

On the other side, you will produce even more. Lasting, God-honoring, Kingdom fruit. But you have to see it through. If you do, God will never let you down.

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