• “O beloved friends, there is a life on wings. I feel the streams of His life fill me and permeate my mortal frame from my head to my feet, until no words are adequate to describe it. I can only make a few bungling attempts to tell you what it is like and ask the Lord to reveal to you the rest. May He reveal to you your inheritance in Christ Jesus so that you will press on and get all that He has for you.” – Carrie Judd Montgomery

No Fruit on a Dead Tree by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 04/17/12

“I’m generally a good person. I make it to church when I can.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Christ calls us to something deeper and more fulfilling than just being a pretty good person. He invites us to be transformed into His image.

“I might cheat on my taxes once in a while, but I never cheat on my wife. So I look at it that it cancels each other.”

Nancy: Trying to do good things apart from Christ is like gluing oranges onto a dead tree. We can try to attach all the fruit we want, but it doesn’t change the tree.

In the same way, God isn’t impressed by some good works tacked on to a dead person. He wants to make us alive, like a growing tree that produces real fruit.

The apostle Paul says that as we contemplate the Lord’s glory, we will be transformed “into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord.”

Are you spending time with God in prayer and the Word, letting Him transform you into His image?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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1 Responses to No Fruit on a Dead Tree by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 04/17/12

  • Cindy says:

    Excellent! This is so right. He tranforms us when we take the time he makes the time and tranforms us!

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