"The Purpose of Pruning"
John 15 Notes
“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away (lifts up); and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”
Pruning is to cut or lop off superfluous (unnecessary or excessive) or undesired twigs, branches, or roots.
While a tree may not experience pain during the pruning process, a person certainly does.
At is lowest level, pruning is uncomfortable and at the opposite end of the spectrum, the pain is at a “10.”
- shapes the growth of a tree
- allows for more fruit to be produced
- takes care of the rogue branches that threaten the health, purpose and beauty of the tree
When He created us, He formed and He built us. And then He breathed life into us (Genesis 2:7)
As He continues to mold and form us into the image of His Son, we feel the pressure from without and within, yet still the breath of the Spirit revives and restores life.
Breathe in; Breath out and carry on!