Week 5 • Day 3 • Challenge

“I am the 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.
John 15:1-2 (NIV)

Jesus says he’s the vine and God’s the gardener. We’re a branch, intended to bear fruit.

It’s also clear that good fruit, the really juicy kind that’s even worth our time? Is the result of intentional pruning.

Have you resisted a good pruning in one or various areas of your life? My challenge for you today is to connect to the vine. Get into good, soulful prayer. And let the gardener do what he does best.

About the Author


Anna Lind Thomas is a writer, humorist and host of the hilarious and inspiring cooking series, Jenny and Anna Bake. Anna currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband Rob and their two little girls. Her first book is set for release with HarperCollins/Nelson Books in September 2021.