“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.”
We all have a choice; we can either stay connected to God or disconnect from Him. Staying connected isn’t always easy. We have to be willing to let Him prune us, pointing out areas in our life that need to be cut off or changed, but pruning is where we grow, mature, and produce fruit.
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”
I don’t know about you, but I could definitely use more of the fruit of the spirit in my life. Who wouldn’t want love? Joy? Peace?!?! How can you experience more of this in my life? You have to remain connected to God and allow Him to prune you. If you’re willing He will convict you, and yes, it will hurt and require sacrifice, but the benefits out way the cost.
We can experience the abundant life He promised, but it requires us to stay connected to Him even when we go through a season of pruning. If you feel like you are going through a challenging season be grateful because He has something wonderful in store for your future; open your hearts to what He is trying to tell you. Hearing from God is the best way to get to where you are supposed to go and become who you are supposed to be.
Be intentional about your relationship with God. Remain in Him, and He will produce more fruit in you and through you than you could imagine.