Are you resisting the Gardener’s clip? Remember, your purpose is to bring glory to God!
This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourself to be my disciples. John 15:8
While cutting is drastic and encourages new growth, clipping is used to control and shape the growth of a plant. It encourages fruitfulness by concentrating the energy of the vine into the fruitful areas of the branch. A wise gardener clips even a fruitful branch. Jesus describes the process in John 15:2: “Every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”
I know that “clip, clip” very well!
When I pray for patience and God puts me with a very demanding person — clip!
When I pray for strength and I’m scheduled for surgery— clip!
When I pray for faith and my son is diagnosed with cancer — clip!
Are you resisting the Gardener’s clip? Read again the verse at the top of the page and remember: your purpose, and mine, is to bring glory to God!