|Prune away till all that's left is what is good for service|
After my crisises have past, I can look back and clearly see God was right with me, carrying me the entire time, working and pruning me. God gives me insight, wisdom and develops me and allows me to grow and mature from those 'down times' of life. Pruning me makes me able to produce spiritual fruit and be effective for service to the people God brings into my life. I can be of service to them from the lessons I'd personally learned from my pruning.
If I hadn't been lead through the 'down times' in life, I couldn't offer wisdom from first hand knowledge nor help anyone.
So God, prune me until I am become more and more in the image you need me to be for service for you. When I'm being pruned, I'm being molded, sharpened and shaped more in the likeness of Jesus. And that I can count all joy that I'm being made perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. And, that's for you as well.
Scripture references: Philippians 2:13; Nehemiah 9: 6-31; James 1:2
Question- What is God pruning in your life for you to accomplish?
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BONUS: Who likes to experience pain or have irritation in their life? But, just like a bead nucleus causes irritation inside an oyster, which causes it to develop a sack around it, a beautiful pearl results. So, maybe that irritation and pruning is God's way to develop something worthwhile inside you. Think about it.
|Pearls are made from an irritation inside oysters|
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