"Every branch of mine that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit...Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me." John 15:2,4
Father, thank you for this encouragement today. Because you know what it tells me? That I bear fruit for you, and so am worth pruning. Thank you for pruning me and shaping me in to the topiary of everything you mean me to be.
Today I can pull weeds, and bake bread, and do more laundry, and play with my boys, and call for appointments, and write thank you notes, and organize a library binder, and go to church early this evening to share that beautiful library, and even share a meal with my church family. Thank you, Father, for all the good things I can put my hands to today. Amen.