The Pursuit in Pruning

Lately I have been learning about pursuit, specifically God’s pursuit of me. In a culture that encourages us to look at pursuit with the world’s standard instead of God’s, it is so easy to miss the small and grand ways that Jesus pursues us over and over again. But the fact that He wants to teach me about the word pursuit shows how much He is in pursuit of me. He longs for me to know about this love in a Heavenly way. And He longs for you to know it too.

John 15:1-2 says, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”

Pursuit in the form of pruning. This is the way the Lord grabbed my attention to transform how I would come to understand this word. Sometimes the best way the Lord can pursue our hearts is by pruning a branch in order for us to be more fruitful and beautiful in the way He intended for us to be. A few months ago, this was the case for me. Continue reading “The Pursuit in Pruning”