And the lord said to the bondman, Go out into the ways and fences and compel to come in, that my house may be filled. Luke 14:23 The Darby Translation
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Word-Filled Wednesday - Prunning
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 15:2
Pruning of this tree became necessary for safety reasons. The experts say there are three reasons to prune a tree; safety, health and aesthetics.
In John, Jesus himself tells us of God’s pruning of the branches (you and I – those in Him). Perhaps this morning you would join me in saying I am being pruned. Could it be our actions and words have become unsafe for those around us? Could it be that diseased, sin-infested branch must be removed or maybe it just for aesthetics? Perhaps God simply is giving us a more pleasing appearance or effect.
Lord, as you prune today I trust in you. Take away all the unsafe, diseased, sin-infested branches of my life. Prune me that I may be pleasing in your sight first and foremost but that I may also have a pleasing effect in the lives of others along the way.
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Who am I? I am a princess. For my Father is the King of kings and Lord of lords. This statement is of great importance because I was not always a princess. Once I was simply a lost soul dwelling in a pit. Then one day all things in my life changed. My Father, God reached down and lifted me from the pit giving me new life. In Him, I have found peace, love and hope. This is my greatest role by far for in it I find joy to be all the titles that follow me. Finish reading about me in my pages listed above.