Recent Posts
Much to do about stuff
The Reality of Answered Prayer
A Surprise Answer to a Secret Prayer
Remembering Sue
Greatest Joy
He didn't forget
How does your Pineapple grow?
Curiosity or Compassion?
I Much Prefer Pleasant


August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
March 2007
May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007
September 2007
October 2007
December 2007
April 2008
April 2009
May 2009
September 2010

Favorite Blog Links
Musings From the Manse
Side Family Blog
Stories of Sue
Amy's Rally Blog

Blog Design by:

Image from:

Powered by:


Christian Women Online
Blog Ring

Join | List | Random

Friday, August 03, 2007
Too Many to Count
“And Solomon left all of the vessels unweighed because they were exceeding many, neither was the weight of the brass found out.” 1 Kings 7:47

Reading through the account of King Solomon directing the building and furnishing of the temple for God, I couldn’t help but marvel at the sheer volume of work and materials involved in the project. Obviously, Solomon was overwhelmed by it too and dispensed with trying to keep count of it all. When the work was finished and the people assembled to worship, it is recorded that they sacrificed sheep and oxen that could not be numbered for multitude! (8:5)

Such an account prompts the question: Is there anything in my life in such abundance that it cannot be weighed or measured? Oh yes! I am blessed beyond measure from above as God pours out innumerable blessings on me. I am recipient of His great and precious promises that are mine without end. His mercies are new every day. His love and forgiveness knows no boundaries. I cannot count the times I have cried out to Him and He has heard me. This one may sound silly, but having just returned safely to Taiwan, I am reminded that in 27 years of air travel back and forth to the mission field and others places in between, I cannot count the times I have arrived safely without so much as a piece of lost luggage!

A second question is more sobering: What have I done for the Lord in such abundance that it cannot be weighed or measured? I want to live my life in such a way that if I were to begin to count my service, my worship, my sacrifice, it could not be numbered for multitude. Perhaps one day this temple of the Holy Spirit will be furnished with innumerable gifts in response to the extravagant love of God. The debt I owe cannot be counted!

posted at 4:44 PM  

At 10:54 AM, Blogger Jerry Burton said...

My dearest Carol,
God is indeed honored by the abundance of your service for Him. While neither you nor I are even worthy to attempt to count the acts of service, He is keeping record of every deed done ... and He will be the one to say, "Well done ..."

At 12:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Friend,
I am reminded of a song I used to hear on Back to the Bible....."Nothing but leaves for the Master....." It frightens me to think I would stand before Him with no fruit, with nothing but leaves.


Post a Comment

<< Home