Come to the Gardener
John 15:1-4 (NLT) ‘“I am the true grapevine, and my father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and He prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in Me”’.
God wants to pluck away at the unfruitful areas of your life. He will prune off those unfruitful relationships, time wasting procedures and areas where He is not the centre.
The essence here is to remain in the Lord. All your nutrients and nourishment will come through the vine, which represents Jesus. As you seek to ‘remain in Him’ you will be transformed more and more into His likeness.
This requires constant communion with Him through prayer, worship, fellowship and meditation in His Word. All of these actions draws you closer to God.
Let’s identify unfruitful areas in our lives and allow Him access to prune and refine us.