Impossible to Measure

Don't ask me why I have 4 sets of measuring spoons!
 Our spiritual life cannot be measured by success as the world measures it, but only by what God pours through us--and we cannot measure that at all. (O. Chambers)

This phrase from yesterday's devotional keeps going through my head.  So many times in the past, I've spent unprofitable time trying to measure whether or not I'm "doing enough for God."  I may not say it in those words, but that's generally the gist of my self-evaluation.  

It's freeing to let the highlighted words above sink in!  "We CANNOT measure that at all."  What God pours through a surrendered and selfless life is impossible to measure!  It's not what I produce that matters, but what He produces in me and releases through me.

Another form of five pounds...
In this world, I'm dependent on measurements of all kinds. For instance, my scale shows that I've lost five pounds in the last two weeks. Five pounds looks ONE way on the scale and another way sitting on my kitchen table.  (And I have NO idea what it looks like on my actual body.  I can't "see" anything yet,,,)

I think it's the same way with my spiritual life.  How differently my efforts must "weigh" with God who measures with an entirely other-worldly set of measures!  After all, how do you measure "Living Water"???   I can't see anything yet...but one day I WILL see as He sees.  Till then my prayer is:
Jesus, fill now with Thy Spirit
Hearts that full surrender know;
That the streams of living water
From our inner self may flow.

Channels only, blessed Master,
But with all Thy wondrous power
Flowing through us, Thou canst use us
Every day and every hour.
("Channels Only", Gospel Song) 
Kind of curious here.  What kitchen gadgets do YOU have duplicates of? 


  1. I haven't heard Channels Only in years!

    This was very good Rebecca - thank you for sharing it....


  2. A wonderful reminder! You always deliver friend. And congrats on the 5 lbs. That is great! I am avoiding the scale b/c I get too hung up on it. I am waiting for a pants change. They are feeling better :) Have a great day!! xo

  3. It really is impossible to measure the depth
    of the impact our surrender will have on
    us and others. Lots to think about...
    Enjoyed this, Rebecca.
    I don't think I know the song but the
    lyrics are great.

  4. What a wonderful post, Rebecca! Your "word pictures" will last long in my mind. I love your photos ~ they really fit the message!
    Thank you so much for your prayers and well wishes for our work today in the hurricane recovery effort. It was a long day ~ and it is so nice to feel clean again... but my heart is still with the unfortunate people of Prattsville, NY. What a scene it is!
    Keeping them in prayer ~
    Thank you, Rebecca!
    *enjoy a new week and a new month*

  5. If only we could see as He sees NOW! But that's not the way it is... so we rest in His grace, listen to His voice, and do what we KNOW to be His Will. Sometimes we are unsure so we do what we BELIEVE to be His Will... then rest in His Grace... :)

    Yes, one day we'll see as He sees. I always love reading your posts Rebekah... they help me to THINK.

    *The pine boughs are actually fake. They just looked so real. They were free and I knew that they would be fun for Christmas. So to the Christmas box they go!

    Blessings, Debbie

  6. I've never heard this song before. I love the words.

    Congrats on the 5 pounds measured on the scales!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)