He Prunes Us

The snow crunched beneath my feet with each step. The fresh snow from the two days before had frozen solid. The sun was just coming up over the mountain and glistened beautifully against the frozen white layer that was still covering everything. As I walked April my back was to the sun, but I felt it growing brighter and brighter until I turned around to see it’s shining glow spraying out over the mountain. It’s beautiful Poppa!

The storm had passed and it wouldn’t take long for the bright sun to melt away the pretty snow. I started thinking about my post yesterday. The snowy frozen grounds kill off the the harmful things. The storm passes, the grounds thaw and that snow turns to the water that is essential for life. The ground absorbs that water and makes it fertile for new life to spring up. It’s the same way for us! When that storm hits, the frozen ground that you think has you trapped, is killing off the toxic things in your life. When you give it to God, He’s with you through the storm and when the grounds thaw and melt, His water flows through you and around you. He’s making it fertile for your growth. You start to see new fruit sprout from within you.

When you draw close to Him through His Word and prayer, when you seek Him, He starts to prune and weed out the things that will hurt your growth. The process isn’t easy, but it’s done in love. Sometimes these storms purge and help that process. When you find yourself in them, seek God. He will not only help you through it, but you will be amazed at the changes in you once the storm passes. Then His beautiful sun will come out and you will be left with a testimony that draws others to Him. That is amazing process done out if love! John 15:1-2, “1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal

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