Recently, I had noticed that the trees had changed shape. I was like, "I don't remember that limb hanging that low." Also, I used to be able to see through the trees to my neighbors yard and now I can't. Then it dawned on me that in a blink of an eye, the leaves had grown so fast on my oak tree that it literally changed the shape of the tree. I was thinking, isn't this true of us too?
As we mature, as we go through new seasons of life, as we allow the old to die off us while allowing the new to grow, we change. The more fruit we bear, the more we change. But just like with trees, there has to be balance. If one side of the tree only gets "sonlight" then it won't grow on the other side. If one side of the tree has more limbs due to not being pruned properly or due to other trees putting pressure, the fruit could weight it so down that it breaks or worse case, dies.
So bottom line, we need to balance in all parts of our lives. So that as we change to adjust to what God is doing, the fruit falls not only evenly but where God wants it to fall (and not before its ready).
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.
Kris Swiatocho, Director
2664 Timber Drive, Suite 307, Garner, NC 27529
The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy but I have come to give life to its fullest. John 10:10