As I sit here at the salon and allow the hairstylist to get my long locks back into a healthy and more desirable state, it reminds me of my heavenly father and his process for us.
“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:2
As she cuts away the dead, the broken, the over-processed hair, so the Lord does with our character, our behaviors and our unbecoming habits. If it is not anything that reflects goodness or Christ, he trims it away. Most of the time he slowly trims away and few times it’s done in an instance, like the closing of a door. He says “I don’t think so”, and your situation comes to a dead stop.
The hair that is healthy remains and only becomes healthier by up keep. In the same sense, read the Word, seek fellowship with the brethren, pray fervently and love Jesus with all your heart, let your life be a healthy reflection of Christ and bare much fruit.