God's Measure

God's measure of my devotion
Is not in what I say,
Nor if I show emotion,
Or just how long I pray.

Nor is it every hour
I spend upon His Word;
Nor is it with what power
I utter "Praise the Lord"!

It is not how much money
That to the Lord I give,
Nor is it all the good deeds
I do each day I live.

It's not how much this puny soul
Possesses, Lord, of Thee,
But whether You possess the whole
Of what there is of me!

Honoria A. Groves