John 15:1-2 tells us: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.”

I’ve found these two verses very thought provoking. Some time ago I was prompted in the spirit to devote a whole month to His Word and prayer. I needed to revaluate my time and priorities and I could only do this with His help. These words from John’s gospel often came up, even when I wasn’t actually meditating on them.

Pruning is often the hardest thing to deal with in the Christian walk; I know it is for me. It’s amazing though how at times it seems like a continual trimming, and sometimes it hurts. When areas of our lives no longer produce fruit, when a daily task no longer seems meaningful or a love for a mere diversion becomes a total time waster, we need to evaluate.

And evaluate I did. With God’s guidance, pruning and direction, my love for writing became prioritised and finally found direction. A renewed love for an old hobby replaced a diversion that now compliments my writing. There wasn’t anything wrong with my diversion, I just needed to prioritise with God’s guidance.

Father, when you take me through times of pruning away the dead areas of my life, give me the strength to accept your changes. I know your changes in my life are always because you love me and because you have plans for my life that can only be fulfilled when I trust you and allow your pruning to take place. Amen.

© Chrissy Siggee First Published 2009

Scripture Verses used are from the King James Version of the Bible

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21 thoughts on “Fruitfulness

  1. This made my day! I was blessed with inspiration as I read this. Amazing how God draws us closer to Him by slowly discarding things in our life that are no longer useful. Your blog is beautiful, and I can’t wait to read more of your writing! 😀

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  2. I absolutely agree with this, and it was my experience too. In my case the oruning was forced upon me, but it was GOOD. Snd for me too, it led to writing. Though I had always written, it now has become my life. There is little else that I can do because of bodily restrictions, but I thank God for this. My lufe is far richer now than it was when I was healthy. Or should I say I am far healthier now than I was when I had my bodily facukties. Great pist. So much truth in it.

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