John 15:1-2 ~ “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 bears fruit He prunes away that it may bear more fruit.”
There is much we can take from this verse…
First – Jesus is the True Vine.
Just kidding! Ok, Jesus is the True Vine. This means He is the beginning and the end. All life comes from Him and life can only be attained by living in HIm. All the nutrients necessary for survival will be supplied by Him.
If we try to live without Him, we will perish.
This verse also shows God as the Ultimate Farmer. He is the One who planted the Vine and gave Him all He needs to gives us. He (God) also ‘prunes away the branches that bear fruit.’
This means that just because we are living a life for God doesn’t mean it will be easy.
God is going to continually allow circumstances into our lives that, when handled correctly will only make us stronger and better able to serve Him in eternity.
Instead of being discouraged, let us use these times to show God our strength and trust.
I know this is extremely difficult… especially when life throws an extremely difficult Chem. test at you! But a goal is still a goal…
John 10:10 ~ “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”