This is my favorite time of year. The fall in New England is truly a reminder to me that God likes good things. The vibrant colors, the crisp air, a hot cup of coffee, a warm sweater and football. The leaves go from green to a fiery orange before turning brown and falling to the ground. It’s a time of change as we say goodbye to summer and hello to the prospect of winter. It’s a new season.
This reminds me of John 15:2 NLT “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.
Sometimes we as followers of Jesus we are think we are losing or giving up things in our lives by being obedient to God. When in fact the opposite is happening. We are gaining freedom to overcome any obstacle we might face. We have the power of Jesus, who not only died for our sins, but He overcame death and conquered the grave when he rose 3 days later. So when we feel convicted by God to give up something in our lives. Something that keeps us chained to our old lives. We aren’t losing. We are winning. God is getting rid of things in our lives that will not bear fruit, but the things in our lives that will, he prunes. The pruning makes for healthier fruit and a stronger walk with Jesus.