The Choice For Fruit That Will Last

Neil Vermillion —  May 4, 2020 —  Comments

As you continue to know me more and more I will continue to grow you past your limits and comfort zones of yesterday. My will for you is to grow and flourish and to continue to do so, not to remain in what is familiar and comfortable to you. I will guide you and I will point you in the right direction, but it will be up to you to cooperate with me, and follow that guidance. Even though I have plans for your life, though I have purpose and destiny for your life, I am not going to force you to cooperate or to follow. You always have had the freedom to choose, just as you do now, just as you always will. (1)

Understand as you make your choices I will honor those choices and you will receive what is due you accordingly, for surely you will reap what you sow. With this in mind I want to encourage you to choose life. I want to encourage you to choose the path I have laid before for you, for my path will lead to your fulfillment. It will lead to your destiny in me and will give way to immeasurable joy and lasting satisfaction. It will lead you to the place close to me and close to my heart, and in this place you will find, but also experience, peace and contentment forever more. (2)

As you follow the path I have presented to you, understand part of this path will be to push and stretch your limits, mindsets, and realms of what you know. Do not be confused when you are presented with challenges. Do not be confused when I uproot your theology. Do not be confused when I upset your calm, safe, stable and predictable routines and lifestyle. I will prune you and purge you so you will truly grow and flourish to produce even more fruit. I am your Vinedresser willing to tend to your growth and health with a long term perspective. (3)

As you see the tables in your life being overturned, understand this process will liberate you and set you free. It is for freedom I died for you, my Dearly Beloved. It is for freedom I reconciled the created order to myself. It is for freedom I have given you the option to choose life, or to choose death. So choose wisely, but know I am committed to growing you and liberating you from the bondage, limits, hurts, and heartaches that are holding you back. I will prune these things from you so you will truly grow and flourish and be able to produce even more good fruit, fruit that will last. (4)

(1) 2 Peter 3:18, Proverbs 14:11, Psalm 5:8, John 16:13, Deuteronomy 30:19
(2) Galatians 6:7, Psalm 31:3, Romans 8:29, Psalm 16:11
(3) Philippians 4:6, James 1:2-4, John 15:1-2
(4) Galatians 3:28, Galatians 5:1, 2 Corinthians 5:19, John 15:16

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