• “But God is the God of the waves and the billows, and they are still His when they come over us; and again and again we have proved that the overwhelming thing does not overwhelm. Once more by His interposition deliverance came. We were cast down, but not destroyed.” – Amy Carmichael

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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  • “My soul remained in a kind of heavenly elysium. So far as I am capable of making a comparison, I think that what I felt each minute, during the continuance of the whole time, was worth more than all the outward comfort and pleasure, which I had enjoyed in my whole life put together. It was a pure delight, which fed and satisfied the soul. It was peasure, without the least sting, or any interruption. It was a sweetness, which my soul was lost in. It seemed to be all that my feeble frame could sustain, of that fulness of joy, which is felt by those, who behold the face of Christ, and share his love in the heavenly world.” – Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards

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