“I gave you this work: to go and produce fruit, fruit that will last.”
A good gardener will do what it takes to help a vine bear fruit.
What fruit does God want?
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
These are fruits of the Spirit.
And this is what God longs to see in us.
And like a careful gardener,
he will clip and cut away anything that interferes.
~ Max Lucado