How’s Your Measurements?

How’s Your Measurements?

What do you use to measure your weight? Do you prefer your scales or the doctors? Do you refer to your height in inches, feet or centimeters? If your height has a fractional number, do you tend to go up or down to the closest whole number? When you speak of your age, do you use the age closest to your past decade or the decade yet to come? When you speak of how fast you can walk a mile or how much weight you can press, do you refer to your high school stats or those of the present? When counting your calorie intake, do you lean to the conservative or liberal side of the calorie count?

Interestingly enough, oftentimes when we refer to our data, we may tend to refer to the data that makes us feel better about ourselves. We may even refer to the data that we hope to one day attain, rather than where we presently find ourselves. Could it be that we know where we want to be but we haven’t arrived yet? Could it be that we are unable to do certain acts that we once were able to do?

Have you ever thought that the measuring stick that tends to favor our desires may not be accurate? I would like to think that I am a good person—but the question would be “compared to who?” I would like to think that I am a good friend—but the question is “compared to who? “I would like to think that I am a good driver—compared to who? I would like to think that I eat healthy—but the question is, “compared to who?” The list can go on and on.

What about the measurement that really matters—your relationship with Jesus Christ? What are you using for your measuring stick in your relationship with Jesus Christ? I would encourage you to NOT use others, your works, your things, your money, your ability—anything or anybody on this earth.

Our relationship with Jesus Christ is the ONE thing in our life that needs to be measured with accuracy. We cannot afford to be wrong in this area of our life. The measuring stick is the Bible and the Bible is always accurate! 12 For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires (Hebrews 4:12).

 

How’s Your Measurements?

Woody

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2 thoughts on “How’s Your Measurements?

  1. Great blog post; thanks for sharing these thoughts. Just like we read in Isaiah 6:6, “Then said I, Woe [is] me! for I am undone; because I [am] a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.” When we are confronted with God’s holiness, we realize that we are undone. The worldly approach to this dilemma is to turn and look at those around us, to compare ourselves to them, and try to justify ourselves relative to them. In doing that, we have to nit-pick them and point out their faults so we can feel self-righteous and feel good again for awhile until the next time we are again confronted with God’s Word directing us to live holy lives. If we don’t adopt the blessing of having a poor spirit and admit it to God while asking for Him to change us, then we will all tear each other apart with trying to justify ourselves in keeping evil and unholy things, habits, or desires. May God help us to see ourselves in the mirror of His Word as the undone people we are, because then we can be cleansed as we read in verse 7, “And he laid [it] upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.” Only after that has occurred can we do as in verse 8, to hear God’s voice and then to respond to His call to go forth and serve.

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