When God prunes away something in our lives, He causes us to experience or to receive something far more valuable or beneficial. Even more important, spiritual fruit is produced in us. We gain more of the nature of Christ, more of the power of the Holy Spirit, more of the qualities of character that are eternal. Nothing is more valuable to us than our obedience to God, and our trust in Him. When we yield ourselves fully to Him, He pours Himself fully into us.

(Discover Your Destiny by Charles Stanley, pg. 239)

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