While we were away someone cut the grass and took care of the house. However, I didn't realize how quickly our flowers and bushes grow. During the seven weeks we were away they went crazy. In fact, we had trouble walking to the front door.
I armed myself with clippers and those lopper things or whatever you call them and headed out front. My husband yelled, "what are you doing? Those bushes are beautiful. You'll kill them."
I don't think so honey. I worked for about three hours chopping and pruning and clearing a path to the front door. When he came home from golf he was amazed.
During that time of pruning, I realized how much like the bushes my own life is. How many times the Lord has put His hands on His hips and said, "oh my, I need to prune you."
As I cleared the path I exposed a small flower which had become completely hidden. And also not able to grow because it no longer received any sun light.
Just like me, I'm not able to grow either if I don't receive any "Son" light.
Ahhhhh, keep pruning Lord, in spite of my protests.
I Corinthians 3:6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.