I have rose bushes in my garden. They are established and beautiful; but with each set of blooms comes the dead heads. The dead heads are what is felt over after the beautiful flower plays out. At this point, the plants will continue to grow but the blooms will be very few. To produce more flowers, the dead heads must be pruned away to allot the plant’s energy to focus on blooming again. I am always amazed at how quickly the plant fills with blooms after the pruning.
John 15:2 (KJV)
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
I am in awe at God and His creation. He shows us even in nature, that what is past must be laid aside. It must be pruned before more fruit can be produced. This simple example speaks to me that we must let go of unproductive things in our life. Past hurts, offenses, bad habits. All these things hinder our blooms and fruits. We are walking around full of dead heads, causing our energy to be spent on unfruitful things and hindering our relationship with God.
God Bless and have an awesome week in Christ!
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Study the scripture from this week and ask God to reveal what He would have you learn from His word. Find time each day to talk to God and give thanks for the fruit in your life. During your quiet time with God, ask Him what you need to lay down to establish a stronger relationship with Him.
What does this week’s scripture mean to you?
What are your deadheads?
What do you need to lay down?
What have you learned about God?
What have you learned about yourself?