magaretnahmias

God The Great Surgeon of Souls.

[I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 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. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. (John 15:1-3 NIV ) ]I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 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. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. (John 15:1-3 NIV ) 

In medicine, there is a procedure called debridement in which the surgeon strips dead tissue to allow the healthy tissue to heal. In selective debridement, only the dead tissue is removed. In non-selective debridement, the dead tissue and some of the living tissue are removed.

Similarly, God strips the dead tissue off of our soul's such pride, selfishness, and past hurt so his new life can grow. He may even take away something living such because it hinders our growth, such as a ministry you to which one may have become too devoted. The process can be painful because it can be difficult to confront our most profound flaws or attachments. There is no such thing as spiritual anesthesia. The things we think will block us from pain can cause us more pain. Therefore, we must endure this stripping process understanding the pain of the process is less than the pain we would experience if we did not go through this.


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