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Trimming Back Bushes
July 29, 2011, 6:25 pm
Filed under: 1A - Spiritual Notes

while trimming back the bushes this morning, seeing the smaller branches with no growth and the longer branches because of the sun has a lot of growth, the thought came to mind as I cutting them back, and cutting them back a lot: God desires the same thing in His body.

In order for the younger followers of Christ, the younger persons, to really see the Son, the life of Christ in His body, they need to see how the older followers of Christ, the older persons, when pruned, express Christ as they are pruned. In the pruning process there is a loss of growth and leaves, mainly for those who had longer branches. How well the older persons accept the loss of fruit, the dry seasons can also be an example to the younger persons in the body. As a result the branches, both older and younger, will better grow together and bear much fruit, having grown in faith, learning Christ better through the pruning and dry seasons together, to the unity of the Spirit and the expression of the fullness of Christ.

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Boy did this minister to me and our Body a few weeks back. Thank you for posting this! May I quote you on my blog?

Comment by kaleymayer

Kayley, thanks sis for the comments, glad to hear! Yes, you can quote me on your blog, :).

Comment by John Wilson




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