Good morning everyone,
This is a great time of the year! I always love to see the trees that are bare that have tiny little buds on the end of each limb that are starting to appear. Those little buds represent new growth and a new season. Those little buds represent God giving us new hope and new direction in our lives. You and I both can be assured that He wants to prune us and to develop us into the men and women that He can use for the Kingdom. Growth sometimes hurts but it is vital whether it be a tree or it be your walk with the Lord! The dead in us has to be done away with before the growth can flourish. If you hold onto the dead, there is no room for the growth to take place! All of us have to allow God to work in and through us for the wheat to be separated from the chaff! Psalm 1:4 tells us that the wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. If you allow Him to, He will separate you from the things that are not good for you. There will have to be adjustments in your life but by leaning on His ever lasting arms, He will help you get rid of the chaff in your life. Matthew 3:12 tells us that His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the barn, but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire. When you throw a hand full of wheat into the air that has been freshly picked, the unwanted husk or chaff will separate or blow away and the good part will fall down and be gathered! Change is good when we allow Him to separate us from the things that drag us down.
Your brother in Christ,