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What does it all mean?


Have you been pondering the meaning of life? I have. With more and more crisis happening all around the world and the travesties that are occurring, diseases, disasters… it all leaves me feeling that so much of what we treasure might just actually be meaningless.

The more I hear of the world news, the less I want to eat lavishly, shop extravagantly, buy unnecessarily, spend time frivolously, have more material possessions, the latest this and the latest that… We take none of these things with us.  I find that ‘things’ are losing their meaning to me. I want to use my time so much more wisely, give where the needs are, pray for those suffering, use my influence for good in every way I can.

The things that used to hold some attraction have seriously become tarnished and the amount of waste in our lives is beginning to stick out like a sore thumb to me.

I am loving reading Ecclesiastes. I haven’t really read that book properly for a long time but its a perfect book of the bible to be going through at this time. Really its well worth a read just to hear King Solomon’s thought processes.

It’s about the meaning of life. Solomon, the wisest man, gives himself to the study of the meaning of life. The verse that kept coming to my mind, the verse which prompted me to read it was Ecclesiastes 1:2 “Vanity of vanities, says the preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” One version of the bible puts it like this… vs 1 “Meaningless, meaningless, all is meaningless.”

I have found myself aligning with King Solomon in Ecclesiastes 1. I relate to his findings…He then proceeds to look at and try all kinds of things in life that he might find hope and meaning in…. but it all culminates in Chapter 12:13 as listed below…

All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [ revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [ the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God’s providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [ duty] for every man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or evil. [Matt. 12:36; Acts 17:30, 31; Rom. 2:16; I Cor. 4:5. ]
For me the meaning of it all, the meaning of life, is eternal life.
The eternal not the temporal is what it’s all about.
The light being shone on all that is happening around us is really showing things up for what they are.

Ephesians 5:13-15

 

But when anything is exposed and reproved by the light, it is made visible and clear; and where everything is visible and clear there is light.

Therefore He says, Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine (make day dawn) upon you and give you light. 

Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people),

Considering this topic is a great opportunity to share with people about the real meaning, the hope we have in the one who is eternal.
I think its very timely as we all need to consider what is the meaning of life?
What is really important?
What should we be doing?
What is eternal?
Think about it… what is meaningful to you?

~Cam Richmond~

To everything there is a season…


To everything there is a season…
✽¸.•♥♥•. Ecclesiastes 3:1 .•♥♥•.¸✽
To every thing there is a season,
and a time for every purpose
under the heavens:

 

***To everything there is a season….

God created earthly seasons…
He also created other seasons that we find ourselves in.
A season is a season..
A season doesn’t last forever.
It is a season!

 

***A time for every purpose under heaven…

There is a purpose that He has for us right now.
This is the time for it.
Do you know what the purpose is?
If you do then listen out and follow His lead
If you don’t know then look around you, it’s probably right under your nose!

 

***Under the heavens…

We are under the heavens no matter where we are.
We are under the covering of God.
We need to stay under His cover

When we stay under His cover then His seasons flow & His purposes come about just as they should. God has a plan and purpose for all of us.

 

One purpose that He has for all of us is to ‘go into all the world and preach the gospel’. I hope you don’t think I am becoming a broken record but its a most beautiful purpose. He has a plan for every soul to hear the gospel.
He has a plan to bring salvation into every house.

My purpose at the moment is to bring this to the fore of our minds.
He is the Gift send from God. An eternal Gift. A Gift that keeps on giving.

My purpose it to remind us that He is near and to really consider what we believe in this hour.

My purpose is to stir us up, to wake up and purposefully go through each day with our eyes open to where and how He wants to use us.

 

In this season….
Plant seeds of hope
Plant seeds of eternal life through the Son
Plant seeds of His amazing all-encompassing love
Plant seeds of being a giver of the gift of eternal life through the Gift we have been given.

 

~Cam Richmond~
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MyPsalms 28-30 ~ Letters to God


MYPSALMS   28-30.

I’m reading through the Psalms and I’m writing my own MyPsalms… They are a wonderful way to connect God and I in real conversation. I hope you are enjoying them. Maybe you will feel inspired to write your own Psalms!

My desire is to find this place of intimacy, this place of desire and knowing, this place of dependence on Him in all things. My days are so full that I just blow through them with working full-time and all the requirements of a family and then I wonder did I talk to God at all during the day?”

MyPsalms 28*30 are below and the links to the album that will contain all of them =)

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MyPsalm 28

Day 28
Read Psalm 28 in your own bible or here: Psalm 28

Dear Lord,

There is so much that I am taking in from around me, from things You are showing me, things in the news and media, things that I read people sharing, so many messages.

They constantly evoke responses in me but Lord let my response be guided by You. You have created me for a purpose and so some things are going to speak louder to me than others but help me to always have your take on it and not my own.

I commit my plans and thoughts to you Lord. You know where my heart is. You known the I intentions I have and my motivations.

Right now I surrender all of this to you. I lay everything down. Lord please make it abundantly clear, let me know your words, your directions, your plans and your guidance for all that rises up with me.

Give me the words, your words, show me the pathway you would have me take. Give me courage and boldness to speak your truth without fear or intimidation and help the hearers hear your words of life, hope, and peace for this is what leads to salvation.

Amen

 

MyPsalm 29

Day 29
Read Psalm 29 in your own bible or here: Psalm 29

Dear Lord,

I am so grateful for you Lord thank you for being in my life. Your presence is the ballast in my boat, you watch over me and you make my life complete.

As I head out each day I go knowing that you are with me and that your sweet presence is covering me.

Thank you for leading me through my life and directing my paths into the plans that you have for me.

Even when the path is a little skewed I know that if I’m following your lead I will come out into a wide open space.

The paths that you are leading me on are bringing increased freedom into my life. I am able to release things that not so long ago meant so much.

Your words ring so very true to me…

Philippians 3:8
Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him [of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly]. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ (the Anointed One),

Amen

MyPsalm 30

Day 30

Read Psalm 30 in your own bible or here: Psalm 30

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Dear Lord,

You have ignited a flame of passion in my heart. It’s growing stronger each day.

You are allowing me to sense your love for individuals and your individual desire for their salvation including your plan and purpose to come about in their lives.

Continue to soften my heart and lead me closer and closer to you so that I can hear and listen to what you have to say to me and then Lord send me on my way with courage and wisdom.

Prepare the ground of hearts and minds to receive the incredible knowledge of your love for them and how you rush to save them.

The time is now Lord!

 

Amen

 

 

Hope you enjoy the journey!

~Cam Richmond~

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