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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~

Once again encouraged…


Once again encouraged…

 

“When we hear each others stories, then we see the love of God in action and we are once again encouraged that He will continue to work His miracles in our lives”
~Cam Richmond~

Tell your story
Share the miracles
If you do even more miracles will happen!
Have you ever considered that this is one way to ‘pay it forward’?
Sharing the right words at just the right time can change someones day… it can change your day!

The fires that we want to fuel are fires of hope, peace, faith, love, joy….

One way to fuel these fires is by piling our testimony on the fire, sharing the breakthrough, the miracle, the small mercies and the answers that we found, the ways that God came through for us, the way He cared about all the little details of our lives and that he worked in our situation like only He could!

When we remind ourselves of the breakthroughs and miracles in our own stories we put fuel on our very own fire.

And boy, do we ever need to keep our home fires burning.
Don’t let the fire go out.

Fuel the fire with God’s word, with great music, with inspiring messages, with good company!
In doing all these things we are building our own faith and paving the pathway to our own destiny!

Romans 1:12

That is, that we may be mutually strengthened and encouraged and comforted by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.
When we hear each others stories, then we see the love of God in action and we are once again encouraged that He will continue to work His miracles in our lives!
~Cam Richmond~

Finding rest….


 

“If you look at the world you’ll be distressed. 

If you look within

you’ll be depressed.

I

f you look at God you’ll be at rest”

~Corrie ten Boom~
I am learning to keep in mind that God is at work in my life and also in my family’s life.
Sometimes this is easier said than done.
There are moments where I am anxious and so worried about how things might turn out.
I used to try to control them, try to have some influence in how things played out!
I am learning to be at rest, look at God and let go of having that control over situations.
It doesn’t mean that I can’t say what I think.
It doesn’t mean I can think about it.
But it does mean that I commit it to God.
I bring God into each story and I thank Him that every one of our stories is written in His book.
I remind myself before Him that He is watching over all my loved ones and the plan for their life.
I am finding some freedom in this, in letting go, and letting God.
I am excited to see what He is going to do!
His plans are for good and not for harm!
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for
welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
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