The One Who Never Changes

I took one week away from blogging and every time I do this it always seems funny to me on where to pick back up…but a few things come to mind…

First of all WordPress notified me that I’ve been blogging for four years now! Time goes so quickly!!

Along with that the blog has over 700 followers, there’s been 10,000 plus visitors, and I’ve written over 173 posts—so crazy to me! Praying hearts would continue to be reached For His Purpose and I’m also incredibly thankful for the fellowship happening through the blog! Thank you all for being a reason to share my thoughts and share Jesus.

Moving on…

The past few weeks have brought some changes and if I’m honest I’m not a huge fan of change.

Change.

My grandma has been in the nursing home for months now and unfortunately her home must be sold to offset the necessary fees there.

I was offered the chance to choose some of my grandmas things from her home of over fifty years and it was such an uncanny experience rummaging through the house as many things are being sorted and boxed up. Her house was always so cozy and very orderly and now it is anything but.

The turntable pantry that was notorious for its strong scents of ginger and cinnamon and all things baking has now faded to nothing more than an abandoned stale cupboard—not even appealing to a mouse.

The entire house is just so different, it feels so empty and sad.

Here are the few things I chose that are packed with personal sentimental value.

My grandma had a large chicken collection and this is Big Al, one of her favorites. ❤️

I’m gonna miss making memories in my grandma’s house but will hold dearly to the ones I’ve been blessed with over the years.

More change.

Here at my own home, our remodel is nearly complete and while I’m loving how it’s all coming together I’m still trying to bring in that old homey feeling we had before we started. I miss seeing some of the old base colors we had. It just seems so foreign to me right now.

Funny how we get so familiar and comfortable with things…but it’s a reminder to hold earthly things loosely—especially keeping in mind that a house and it’s features is just simply a temporary dwelling until the good Lord calls us to our permanent heavenly home. That’s where our excitement for character and charm should truly fall into place (not in decor and comfort of earthly homes) but instead with a focus upward and becoming more like Christ!

I’ll share photos of our remodel when it’s complete. I know some of you enjoy seeing those before and after house projects.

Changes.

Some recent test results with the doctor show that my health has changed and things will be a bit different for an unknown period. Although I wish it could be avoided, I have such a sweet peace from the Lord in this. I trust so big that He will heal and that I can look at this as an opportunity to grow even closer to Him.

I’ve never been great with patience but I’m praying to be teachable and maybe now my desire (and neglect) to becoming more patient won’t go unchecked, maybe God is using this very obstacle for such a time as this.

In this various season of change I’m holding on to the truth of Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Things change, it’s inevitable but God remains the same loyal steadfast God He always was and ever will be—no matter what.

In the areas I’m noticing change I remember that as Christians this earth is not our permanent home and these bodies that are wasting away will one day be restored in the most perfect of ways.

The assurance of God’s unchanging dedication and love for us is what can bring peace to unexpected and inevitable changes in our lives. He is solid and stable. He is wonderfully unchanging.

Weekend blessings to you all!!❤️

Author: alimw2013

About For His Purpose~ My name is Alicia and I'm a thirty-something year old who loves Jesus. Only through God’s amazing grace and mercy I have been redeemed from past regret and shame. Reading His word has allowed me to look past Satan’s forceful lies, to see myself for who Christ says I am in Him. Through writing I have learned why I made the choices I made in my younger years and I now have a better understanding of why I desire to love God like crazy these days. Despite my daily failures, God remains faithful always. I am reassured of His unconditional love for me by every ink-drop spilled out on paper, each committed prayer as I cry out to Him, and deep understanding reflected through reading His word as truth. Yes keeping a blog will make me vulnerable to others’ opinions- there will be some who don’t understand, some who may criticize or judge, but on the other hand if just one piece expressed through my writing grabs someone’s attention and directs them to God, then pouring out my heart in a blog for the world to read is worth it. I choose to glorify Him alone through words streaming across a glowing screen. And it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t reveal the fact that I’m incredibly quirky; I’m my loving husband’s best friend, my vivacious kids’ craziest cheerleader and spiritual trainer (3 John 1:4). I love anything farmhouse and rustic style. I think cupping a warm coffee mug in the palm of my hands is more satisfying than the contents within. I share a common obsession with my husband for the mountains, but I would (without a doubt) settle for waves crashing against my legs at the Atlantic Ocean just as well, and I almost always have a Yorkie curled up on my lap while writing. *All photos are photographed by forhispurpose.blog and therefore may not be stored or photocopied in any manner.

21 thoughts on “The One Who Never Changes”

  1. I think the older I get the less I like change – and this is the time when more change happens! I really love how you pulled all this together to remind us that God never changes, and that someday we’ll be in our heavenly home…the only home that really matters. As soon as I send this comment, I’m stopping to pray for you. Blessings and peace from our Father, Alicia.

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  2. Alicia, I’m so sorry for all that you are going through. It sounds like a heavy burden, no matter which way you turn. I can relate to some of what you said because we recently moved to a new house and the past few months have been challenging. And now that we are
    In our new house, it doesn’t feel like “home” yet. I am reminded that we are at home in Jesus, no matter what our house looks like. And as you said, we can look forward to our permanent home in heaven. I am thankful that we can trust an unchanging God in the midst of ever changing circumstances on this earth. What comfort that brings! Praying for you, my friend! ♥️

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words of truth, so comforting to know we’re not alone and can encourage one another through Him. What a way to bring glory to God.

      Praying you soon get settled in your new home. ❤️
      A huge thank you for your prayers also!!

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  3. Congratulations, Alicia!
    Yes, God is unchanging, and yet He is infinite and we are finite, so there is always something new and wonderful f or us to discover about Him. (As my favorite t-shirt says, “If being a Christian is boring, you’re doing it wrong.” 😉 – Clean Apparel )

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  4. I’m so glad you were able to get some of your grandma’s things. (I love Big Al!) When my dad’s mom passed away, most of her kids went crazy getting rid of stuff. My dad was so hurt and so were the grandkids. And now that my papa (her husband) has passed, they’re even worse.

    Girl, I felt like you were speaking right to me about the house! You have no idea how much I needed that reminder!

    I’m sending you big hugs and prayers!!! ❤️🤗

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    1. Ya it’s so tough when loved ones pass or the nursing homes happens, it seems like family communication gets lost or messy!

      Crazy you say that about the house, I wandered how you were feeling about your ‘new house’ adjustment and then also working in your old house. It’s been overwhelming for me with our house project. Praying for you!!!

      Thank you for your prayers!!!!❤️

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  5. Over the years I have developed a methodology for handling change…I still do not handle change well. I have noticed that the more I trust the Lord in it (by being close) the better I do. Most people paint over their changes and hardships in life (me: I’m a painter by default) but when the paint is gone we find out how much the Lord has meant to us through it all.

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  6. There are certainly a lot of changes going on. My aunt will have to sell her house soon to go into a nursing home and it is hard for her. She’s already sending things home with my dad to keep.

    I will pray for you on your health situation. That can always be overwhelming and scary!

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