2.01.2018

thoughts: change and two years

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US 

 uncertain // unsteady // alternating // changeable // wavering// inconsistent // irresolute // unstable // fluctuating // erratic // variable // changing 





GOD



enduring // eternal // immutable // changelesss // consistent // continuing // fixed // imperishable // invariable // lasting // perpetual   // unfading // unfailing // unfluctuating // unvarying // constant // unchanging 



Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. // Hebrews 13:8 



Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation of shadow due to change. // James 1:17






I really don't know where this is going. And I definitely don't want to be depressing, but somehow, contrasting God with us little tiny humans makes me amazed all over again. 
The fact that we, as humans, change is not always a bad thing. However, it's a relief to know that something -Someone- out there does not, will not, and will never change. Change isn't always bad, but sometimes (okay, make that usually) it's hard. And having something solid to cling to, to trust to, to run to, makes all the difference. 

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The two years part of the title? Yes, this little corner of the internet has been around for two years already, and I can't believe it. Blogging started out as something to do "because it was cool". Now, blogging is something to do because it's just a tiny little way that I can share with others about the amazing God who loves me. 

In just two years, A Purpose and A Promise has undergone quite a few changes (speaking of that subject). I hope, though, that the basic message has not: living for God is our ultimate purpose in life, because He's the One who's given us our ultimate promise. My life is not perfect, nor is this blog perfect, but we have a perfect God who sticks with us no matter what, and I hope that's what you've glimpsed through this blog!

Anyway, I want to say a huge thank-you to every one of you who have read, followed, commented, or in any other way supported and encouraged this little blog. You are such a blessing! Getting followers is no longer why I blog, but the fact that 64 people would take the time to click follow is  humbling, inspiring, and encouraging. Seriously- thank you. xx

16 comments:

  1. Thank YOU for the encouraging, Christ-centered posts, Emily! I can't believe it has already been 2 years. It's been an amazing journey getting to know you as we both set out on our blogging adventures. God is so unfailing and beautiful and wonderful. ♥ I'm thankful for you, sweet friend! =)

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    1. I could say the exact same thing about you and your blog, Hosanna! Thank you so much- you have been such an example and encouragement to me about how to blog for God's glory. Thank you, friend! xx

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  2. Thank you Emily, for sharing your heart for Jesus through your posts! Your love and heart for Him are reflected through your posts... keep living for Him! God never changes and remains steadfast in His endless love, thanks for sharing this reminder. I’m thankful to have you as my sister in Christ and blessed to be able to read your blog :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! I so appreciate your faithful and encouraging comments.. they make my day. I'm glad to be able to read your blog and see your heart for Jesus! xx

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  3. I love the way you share, Emily! Keeping up with you is keeping up with someone whose thoughts encouragement toward godly thinking. It's a pleasure. Thanks for sharing these thoughts on change.

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    1. Wow, thank you so much Jordy! That is a very high compliment, coming from someone who posts such deep and godly things as you do. Thank you for your encouragment! xx

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    2. Well, then I guess we mutually spur each other on towards the goal to win the prize. That's a lovely thing; praise God for it!

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    3. What a great statement; I would agree wholeheartedly!

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  4. The fact that God never changes is so amazing, and so comforting.
    Congratulations on two years of blogging!! Thank you so much for being a bright spot on the internet. Your posts constantly serve to encourage and bless me. I can't wait to see what God has in store for your blog next!
    -M-

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    1. Yes, it certainly is!
      Thank you, Mikayla! I always enjoy getting comments from you, and I'm so glad God is using my blog to bless others, which is my ultimate goal. Thanks for being such a encouragement to so many! xx

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  5. Congratulations!!! Wow! 2 years is so crazy...I can hardly believe it! And one year since I stopped. It hardly seems possible. :)

    Your posts are beautiful Emily and so are you! Keep up the amazing work! I love thinking on the unchanging nature of God too...it's so comforting when life feels so...unstable. :)

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    1. I know! The time goes by so quickly...
      Thank you so much, sweet friend! I really appreciate your faithful support and friendship. You are a beautiful example to me and so many others. *hugs*
      You're right- it is so comforting, considering the uncertainty of life.
      Thanks again, Hannah! xx

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  6. That's such a powerful comparison!

    Congratulations on two years, Emily. Your posts are always deep and thoughtful. I appreciate your heart for Him! Stay strong, and I'm looking forward to many more years. :) xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Jessica! I really appreciate your sweet and thoughtful comments so much! xx

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  7. Wow. Wow. It overwhelms me to think that we have a God who is never changing, constant and unfailing. We are so used to people that fail and change, and so I don't think we can ever have an accurate view of who God truly is.

    Looking forward to keep reading your blog in the years to come!

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    1. You are so right, Lauren! What a great point- all we know is things and people who change, so we can't really understand God's unchanging nature to the fullest right now. What a day that will be when we do!

      Thank you for following and commenting, Lauren! xx

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