// Read: John 15:1-7 //
1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Every fruit bearing tree requires purging. Purging is part of the conditions for bearing more fruits. The cutting of the excesses is what is referred to as purging. Purging will direct the nutrient to productive part of the tree.
a. Cutting of excesses
b. Removal of wasted channels in your life
c. Tailoring of resources for adequate production
d. Discipline to consolidate
e. Increase in concentration
PRAYER: Father, help me to yield myself to your purging for increase.