255 – He Must Prune Me
January 24, 1987
By God’s wonderful and bountiful grace, I was 1 ½ hours in prayer from 5-6:30am.
This seems crystal clear:
John 15:2 Every branch that does not bear fruit He takes away – anger, selfishness, egocentricity – and every branch that bears fruit He prunes it that it may bear more fruit,
I see that my ministry with children (in public school) bore fruit—but all of these succeeding years have been a pruning process to get me out of me and into Him so that MORE fruit can come to His glory and honor and use.
Although today he prunes my twigs with pain,
Yet doth his blood nourish and warm my root:
Tomorrow I shall put forth buds again
and clothe myself with fruit. -Christina Rosetti