So I learned a new term from my mom this week called “Dead-Heading”, I believe that is the correct spelling. It is when the flowers are starting to die on a plant, and in order for all the nutrients to reach the rest of the plant and the ” soon to blossom ” flowers, the old ones are plucked away. I found that kinda ironic that God will do that in our lives. We think, well I am okay, I might be a little wilted, not as open as I once was but that’s okay, but in reality we need to allow God to prune back all the old thoughts and attitudes “old flowers” on a regular basis. He wants us as healthy as possible. You see when we fight with God on change, “Dead-Heading” we end up a wilted stinky mess. He knows what is best for us, and He has what is best in mind for us. Look at what John 15: 1-5 says…
The Vine and the Branches
1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
…..so Good is our God, so Great is His name