June 25, 2014

Just an Illusion

It is just an illusion.  All of what we see around us is temporary.
It truly is an illusion of permanence.  Nothing here will last forever.
Nothing, that is, except our never-dying souls.
That is something to take seriously.  Very seriously.

We so often seem to forget that the things of now

will not go on and on and on forever.

Some things change so quickly we cannot keep up.

But, other things ~ like the mountains, for example ~
have been there for years and years.  Millennia, actually.
Still, they are not permanent either.

Good food for thought.  Yes?

Very frequently I find myself getting caught up in the here and now.

Eternal things get overshadowed by whatever happens to be 
commandeering my attention at any particular moment.  
It ought not to be this way.  I know it.  Eternal perspective is what I seek.

It's where I want my focus to be.  Always.

It has been said that people can be so heavenly minded

that they are of no earthly good.  I heartily disagree.
To be truly heavenly minded is to be of the utmost earthly good.
Only then are we able to shake off the fetters of this world
and soar to the pinnacle of purpose.  Eternal purpose.

We will take none of our treasures with us.

We will leave everything behind.  Absolutely everything.
Let's store up our treasures there.  Only there.
Those are the only type that will last.  Forever.  For all eternity.

One of my treasures is already there.

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,

where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth 
nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."  Matt.6:19-21

All this is utterly impossible without the enabling of our Great God.

May the Lord give His daily grace and strength to follow Him
wherever He may lead.  He is faithful.  We can trust Him.
Always and forever.

Many Blessings,

**Image in this post courtesy of Calvin ~ 

Thank you my love.  XO


Becky L. said...

Good thoughts. And what did Jesus teach? He taught what we should do for others. This life we live as Christians is not about us. Jesus healed and loved while on earth. He taught his disciples that as well and gave us scriptures as a guideline. Hugs, my friend!

1HappyWife said...

Very good food for thought! Always blessed when I stop here because it is always a blessing to have our focus turned to what really matters ... the eternal! Thank you!!!

Beautiful picture, Calvin :).

Heather said...

Well written, Camille, and so very true. Thank you for always reminding your readers and friends what really matters. xo

Linda said...

Glad I dropped by-it has been so long since I blogged! As always sweet Camille you bless my heart. Loved your post and your words have encouraged and lifted me. What a privilege to know you.
God bless you always.

Farming On Faith said...

Yes ~Heaven becomes so real when our dearest treasures are there! HUGS!

Thank you for praying for me. I have been praying for you too!

Your testimony is a inspiration to us all!

Camille said...

Dear Becky ~ Yes, we should be busy for our Lord until He comes for us...what a thought! Hugs to you. :)

Dear Joleena ~ Thank you...you bless my heart! It's wonderful to know that you are encouraged. Hugs. :)

Dear Heather ~ Thank you for your sweet encouragement my friend. Hugs to you! :)

Dear Linda ~ I'm so glad you stopped by, too! Thank you for always being such a sweet friend. Hugs. :)

Dear Carrie ~ Thank you so much for praying for me...it's a blessing to my heart that you do! Hugs to you. :)

With Love,

Sun Valley Homestead said...

Love the post....so much to glean from. May I live my days like that.


Camille said...

Dear Connie ~ May we all live our days like this! How we need our Saviour each step of the way. How gracious and good and kind He is! Hugs to you. :) With Love, Camille