He says his "attention is being drawn to John 15:1-8 these days by the Lord" and continues:
"One of the things that I am meditating on these days is God's work of pruning..."Here are the ministry leader's questions:
- What is it you think God needs to prune in our lives? What kinds of things?
- What God's work of pruning looks like for you? How do you experience God's work of pruning?
- What is, has been, the fruit of the Lord's work of pruning?
After having served as a pastor for many years in more-or-less traditional church local church bodies, even serving in a church where about 350 people would gather on a typical Sunday morning, I'm now coming, today, to my "last Sunday" at Crossroads -- a church group where about 10% of that number have typically gathered in 2015.
I ask myself today, and wonder if this is the Lord's act of pruning or something else. I will continue to pray over this today -- and ask the Lord about other pruning work he desires to do -- and consider the question of fruit.
In the meantime - how have you, dear reader, experienced the Lord's pruning? If you'd like to share a response, you can comment below or go to my website where you can find my contact information.