"I am the true vine, and my father is the farmer. All branch that beareth not fruit, in me removed it; and anyone who brings fruit, cleaned it, carry more fruit"(John 15:1 - 2)
COMPLEMENTARY passage: Luke 13:6-9
A father pruned a tree before the astonished eyes of his son. Small did not understand why his loving father, who insisted you about the special care it should be by nature, took a machete and cut branches of the beautiful Ceiba that Grandpa had planted years ago in the garden with violence. However, over time, the tree was more beautiful that ever, its buds were green, healthy and seemed much stronger than before.
Is amazing that situations that often we reject and do not want to live, it is precisely the most formative experiences for our life. Many times, for example, many have disparaged and have complained about his work or occupation for a long time, until at last they are delivered from that "torment" in a letter of dismissal; then, grieve deeply, and only at that time recognized the value and importance of the work, learn to not complain, do things with love and be thankful.
Definitely the love of God manifested in correction and discipline is as necessary as love of tenderness or love of the instruction. What would a plant if the farmer does not rid its branches, not robbed dry leaves, do not withdraw the brush of her around or not holding their twigs that grow right? It could not develop and grow. That is why the Lord we compared vine plants, perennials and climbers, with stems long, flexible and quite fruitful. But these continuously stems should be pruned and cleaned, in order to promote growth and produce much fruit. We recognize that some areas of our lives need to be cleaned, healed or restored. Let the Lord do this pruning in our life to see the fruit that God wants to produce in us.
How we react when we passed by those disciplines that Dios us applies, in order to strengthen our character and increase our faith?
WE TALK WITH GOD
"Lord, thank you for this new dawn at your side, we understand that we have been designed to bear fruit, to experience the blessing in all areas of our lives, but also to be factor of blessing to those who surround us, wherever we may be. We know that this is only possible when we are firmly bonded to Ti, and even in these circumstances, many times need to be cleaned to bear more fruit. Meet your perfect will in our lives and not let us away from Ti." Amen
Forward it to who you think you need this message, it will thank you.
Message based on the devotional "call to prayer Lolita Cruz de Chamorro".