“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. (John 15:1-8, NRSV)

Jesus is the vine and the Father is the vine grower…

That is all well and good, but all of us will face the sheers…

You see in order to grow grapes, or any fruit for that matter, you have to tend the vine or tree. And when you tend the tree, there is pruning. Even on branches that are producing. Even on fruitful branches there is cutting. This is to help them to keep growing fruit and producing a good crop.

So when you abide in Jesus and His word you will produce fruit, but He is going to cut off the parts that are getting in the way of you being as fruity as He can make you!

So allow Him the space in your life to prune away the stuff that is in the way and allow Him to make you a spiritual fruit that will go into the world and show them the love He has for all of us!

Published by asacredrebel

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