• “We need Jesus!…He is our joy…without Him, the world and all it calls good, is poverty, wretchedness and woe! With Him, a wilderness is a paradise, a cottage a palace and the lowliest spot of earth a little heaven below” – Mary Winslow

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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Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NKJV)

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