Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 2, 2019

God’s Purpose – More Fruit

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit…” John 15:5 (NLT)

We will have trouble in this life even when we are in the will of God. Jesus was in the will of God when He went to the cross despite scorning its shame. Job was in the will of God when he lost it all…children, house and livestock. Joseph was in the will of God during his slavery and imprisonment.

During the process of pruning those unfruitful things are cut away that hinder growth. However, some good fruit has to be pruned as well to make room for greater fruit. Isn’t it ironic; God will reveal the plenty when barren. He’ll ask us to be joyful when full of sorrow. He says we’re overcomers when we feel defeated. These are all areas where pruning is painful, but necessary. God knows how to take us through the process to our purpose. However, it’s through the process of suffering, we become closer to God. Has God taken you through some “stuff?” He didn’t explain it, He made you bare it, endure it. God let you cry yourself to sleep and didn’t wipe your tears. However, even in your lack of understanding you kept on serving Him, worshiping Him, trusting Him and looking to Him.

The Lord wouldn’t allow you to go through difficulties if He didn’t have a purpose for your pain. The journey is to make you better. Better wisdom, knowledge, insight and self-control. Make you stronger and wiser. Also, to see and experience the power and love of God.

Think about Jesus! His suffering to purpose only lasted three days. Remember Job? He was rewarded double for his trouble. Let’s not forget Joseph; he went from the pit to the palace. The blessing after their journeys…the Bible never mentions these men ever going through pain, loss, suffering and heartache ever again. Surely! God will deliver you too for it brings great glory to the Father. Stay joined to Him. Remain in His love by obeying Him. Your joy will overflow! (John 15:7-11)

“Father, after the pruning process You will allow us to be fruitful bringing forth fruit and our fruit shall remain.”

For His Glory

Kim Schock (
TRBC Women’s Life

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