Richard and his guys have been working feverishly to prepare his dad’s home because we are moving in! In the Old Testament, a portion says God will not leave an area vacant for too long because the wild animals will overtake it. Well, his dad’s home has become overgrown because he never liked to cut back his plants, so they are clearing the brush away from the house. Yesterday, I went by to see the progress and noticed a huge limb had fallen. I asked Richard if it was there when they left, and he was shocked when he saw it. It reminded him that he was doing the right thing by getting in there and hacking away at the overgrowth. It also shows why it’s essential to maintain your trees and plants.
Have the weeds in your life begun to take over? Have your pruning sheers become rusty and dusty? We must stay well-groomed, cutting away the dead branches and trimming back the ones that don’t produce. One small sin, comparable to a small weed, can easily become a tree quickly if you are not diligent in removing it before it gets too big. The tools you need to remove them are your Bible, prayer, and Jesus! Don’t let them become rusty, or you could end up having a dead limb fall on you!
“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 does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. John 15:1-2