Our Journey

SOAP-Pruning

S: Scripture-Write the ONE scripture that I feel God is using to speak to me in today’s reading

O: Observation-What might He be telling me with that scripture?

A: Application-How can I apply it to my life?

P: Prayer-What is my prayer to ask God in helping me to make that application?

Genesis 1:28

“And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.”

This reminds me that in order for my life to be fruitful, I need to be pruned. Ouch! We sometimes “fight” with God over what He wants in our lives. We need to remember that God wants us to grow in our faith every day, how else can we grow if we don’t allow some pruning. When we decide to keep things in our life that is not pleasing to the Lord, He will prune it. It is hard to follow the path that God has in store for us if we are allowing outside garbage to clutter our lives. To be fruitful is to pass along the Word, it is to be the light unto the path. How can I be a light, if I am not in the Word? How can I be fruitful if I am not following His plan?

I can be fruitful by reading scripture everyday. Also by listening the 1st time and stop fighting the changes, yes I might be put in an uncomfortable position but honestly God will equip me with the tools to do His work. I will strive to be more faithful, more understanding and more willing.

Lord, I just ask that you coming into my life and prune away. I just ask that you show me how I can be of service to you. I want to serve you and to be faithful. Help me to be more fruitful. Help me see all the resources that you are going to provide to me so that I can continue your work. I ask all this in your Son’s name. Amen.

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