Here in Idaho, the season has changed from summer, although yesterday was a beautiful warm sunny day. As I think back upon the summer and flowers on the patio, I think about going out to water them and trim off what was old dead growth in order to send forth new healthy blooms!!! Our Father brings this memory to mind as He speaks to me through His written Word how He as our Master Gardener does the same thing for us as He is the vine and we are the branches connected to Him as His beloved children of faith!!! He tells us that He lovingly trims back what is not fruitful in us to help us be the fruitiest!!! 🙂 When a plant is at its fullest blooming and producing, it is a beautiful divine sight!!! It is as though it is smiling at the world with all of our Father’s divinity springing forth!!! Our Father tells us all of this is also true for us as His kids as He who has began a good work in us continues it until the day of completion – the day He returns to earth to replant us into His eternal paradise Kingdom that is coming soon!!! His Word says it this way:
“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you and that your joy may be full.”
Truly when are Father is working with us, and pouring into us to bless others around us, our Father tells us:
“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched and one who waters will themselves be watered.”
Proverbs 11:25 ESV
Jesus calls Himself the true vine. If we stay connected to Him, we naturally bear fruit in our life here on earth by Him flowing through us.
Our lives make a divine difference where we are planted as our Father has designed us each one special and unique!!! Our Father is our Master Gardener; He bought us with His blood; He owns us and cares for us with His perfect unfailing, unconditional love through our faith in His completed work of the cross!!! How awesome is that to belong to perfect love!!! All we are and all we have and all we do is because of He who loves us!!! Oh as I think of a vine, I can just see the beauty of He with us growing beautifully supported by the framework of the cross where He purchased us as His blessed royal family forever!!!
As we abide in Him, letting His Spirit and His Word abide in us, He trims away that which hinders His purpose or fruitfulness for us in this life and as we stay connected to Him, He pushes fruit out – it is not something we artificially push forth as He says:
“For it is God who works in us to will and to act according to His good purpose.”
Philippians 2:13 NIV
Remaining in Jesus, receiving from Him and reproducing all that is of Him into the world around us – what a beautiful divine life He brings forth to us all…the beautiful Jesus life!!! To that I say may the whole world be divinely fruitful – “da vine ly” fruitful makes me smile!!! 🙂 Our great God Almighty – He knows how to change, change, change us in ever-increasing beautiful ways, but the good news is that through our faith in His work on the cross that covers the sins of all of us as His kids, He always sees us as holy, without blemish, without accusation and without condemnation!!! He loves having us in His forever Garden of Love where we will always be plump with joy!!! Are you planted in the forever Garden of Jesus through faith in His work on the cross for you??? If not, just tell Him like a friend you want to be there and that you look to Him as your Savior Gardener!!!
Speaking of joy, I love this song here that talks about how Jesus works in us!!! 🙂