Yielding to Pruning and the GraceLaced Mondays Link Up

Welcome to GraceLaced Mondays, a link up dedicated to sharing any and all blog posts by like-minded lovers of grace--God's grace! Grace is found in the everyday when you are intentional about taking note of it...and I invite you to share your story, great or small, of how everyday moments are full of Grace.

It is found in the sink full of dishes awaiting you after a family meal, it shines in the faces of your imperfect children, it soothes from the pages of God's Word, and it is tucked into the enjoyment of a fresh batch of cookies. Grace is in a beautiful moment and a heartbreaking one alike. Grace is blessing beyond what you and I deserve.

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Yielding is an act of trust and surrender. Perhaps there is nothing more difficult, yet freeing to do, in our walk with Jesus. Danielle Ayers Jones shared in last week's link-up about yielding to the Lord's pruning in her life:

My ability to be a healthy and fruitful child of God is not due to my striving and straining. It’s instead a “direct result of my union with God” writes Spurgeon. And so it is. ”From me [God] comes your fruit” says Hosea 14:8.

It’s God who gives the fruitfulness and growth.

But the pruning in my life is a direct result of my union with God too. Just as I trim the dead branches off of my rose bush, God prunes sin and unfruitfulness out of my life.

It’s God who selects what needs to be pruned. 

I like the sound of fruitfulness and growth. I don’t like the sound of pruning. But pruning is necessary in order to flourish.

And so I yield.

We couldn't agree more, Danielle. Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up!

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