So, I am a tad bit late with my post and it’s mostly because things just keep coming up. Classes are in full swing again and this semester will prove to be one of the more challenging ones, but I don’t want to dwell on that. I want to talk about being under construction. In the city of Montgomery, there are several areas that are being remodeled. BUT while the areas are remodeled it looks like a mess, ground must be cleared, trees cut down, what is left is a muddy red earthen mess. But then something beautiful happens, things start to fall into place a foundation is laid, bricks and mortar are put together and after some time..even years you have a magnificent facilty or church or school. It all started with clearing away debris. I equate this too one of my favorite Scriptures: John 15
“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. 3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
Without Jesus we can do nothing, but there are times when He needs to prune away things in our lives. At first it may feel uncomfortable. To those on the outside you might look like a mess, but be patient God is making you into His image. One day, one brick at a time you will eventually begin to look more and more like Him. This is the entirety of our lives to empty of self and to fill us up with Who He is. I am under construction so please excuse my mess 🙂