“He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit” –Jesus
We are either being removed or pruned in that analogy of the vineyard that Jesus uses in John 15. Either way it’s not always comfortable being a follower of Jesus. The goal is bear fruit. So I’m wondering this week which kind of branch I am? Am I bearing the kind of fruit that Jesus expects? If so what does the pruning look like? I think a major part of the pruning is just reminding us that we exist for others not for our own sake. This Christian faith isn’t meant to be something for our individual gain, but meant to shape us to give something of worth to the world. That thing we give is the good news of life in Christ. May the Lord work on us to be more effective in sharing Christ with the world!