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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Growing Pains

I had an epiphany yesterday.  
It happened right in the middle of writing an e-mail to my best friend!!!  I was sharing with her about the down mood I had been in....and it suddenly dawned on me.....that it was nothing more than "growing pains".  

You know how we have to prune our trees and bushes in our yards in order to make them grow better....to help them produce more flowers, or fruit?
We cut off the dead limbs....or cut the plant back so that it will come back even stronger and healthier.
Well....I think that was exactly what God was doing to me....he was 'pruning' me....getting rid of some dead weights....some things that were hindering my growth in Him!!!

I'll have to be honest with you....it hurt!!!

But....I know it's gonna be worth it!!!

John 15:1-4 (NIV)
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

Blessings to you!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

2 comments:

  1. Good Morning, Deb!
    What a wonderful post! God is constantly "pruning" us...and it does hurt sometimes! But oh...we grow so much fuller and richer.
    Have a wonderful day today!
    Blessings,
    Laura

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  2. Hey there...yes, I've been a blog slacker for a couple months...posting and reading. There just isn't enough time in the day for me lately. Hopefully I can keep it up now :) HUGS!

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