• “We say, then, to anyone who is under trial, give Him time to steep the soul in His eternal truth. Go into the open air, look up into the depths of the sky, or out upon the wideness of the sea, or on the strength of the hills that is His also; or, if bound in the body, go forth in the spirit; spirit is not bound. Give Him time and, as surely as dawn follows night, there will break upon the heart a sense of certainty that cannot be shaken.” – 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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