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Molly’s Minute: Pruning Leads To Better Things

January 31, 2023

My husband, Vaughn and I recently had to prune back one of our houseplants. And it was a sad experience, cutting back so much of the growth the plant had done.

But already, we’re seeing new life come into that plant—new leaves springing forth and branches growing back stronger than ever. Turns out, the pain of the pruning process was worth it.

And it’s worth it in our lives, too.

In John 15:1-2, Jesus says, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”

Sometimes, God chooses to prune us—to remove things in our lives. And sometimes, they’re even good things. But it’s always for a good purpose: to make room for better things and help us live even more fruitful lives.

So, if you’ve had to close a door, say goodbye, or end a chapter recently, know that it wasn’t for no reason.

The good vinedresser has better things ahead for you.

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