Sometimes God increases, not by adding, but removing. One of the greatest challenges in life is going through the pruning process. We may feel that we shouldn’t be pruned because we can point to fruit in our lives. Yet, John 15:1-8 teaches that God doesn’t prune us to go from fruitlessness to bearing fruit. As a matter of fact, branches that bore no fruit were tossed out. Rather, God prunes us to go from bearing fruit to bearing more fruit.