Hey hey hey!
It’s already the 3rd day in February! Many people joked about how we used like 5 months in January. Lol.
I guess the month was slow to them. Well, it’s already February! Hope you’re living intentionally!
If you don’t plan your days, months will go by before you realize you haven’t done much.
Just let God lead and direct your days!
OK, so time for today’s post!
Do you know that I read old posts and it’s beautiful how they help me. I read ‘The Word – Strength’ few days ago and I was encouraged.
You see, many Christians have been sold the message that Christianity always has to be RosyCosy. Hmmm.
This reminds me of one of Frances’ post where she shared with us that she had hoped to come out of Law School with a certain grade, but didn’t. It encouraged so many people and showed the power of sharing your story.
Social media has also made the air so stuffy! People share their good days and show off prosperity and the likes; but they forget to share their ‘through the valley’ stories.
I know God has plans for me, but right now, I’m truly living on the strength of Christ, not mine. So that someday, I can share what’s happening today to encourage someone.
I normally never know where my fees for each semester come from, but I at least always leave home with something!
This time, I left home with nada! A friend told me I lied yesterday when he asked me if I’d paid my fees and I said yes (but explained that spiritually, I have). I was quick to explain this was not a lying matter. I’m SO careful with words, and I can’t be going about spreading negativity.
In fact, I normally will buy all the toiletries I need for the semester (mostly 2 of each sef), but it wasn’t so this time!
I took things my mum had in her shop. She even had to give me her perfume, and when I later thought of how I could instead keep the money for roll on and ‘smallsmall’ things, I ended up being content with what was in my hand.
Some days, I feel like I’ve suddenly become invincible to God. Then, I’m reminded that Paul was in Prison and was still sending out beautiful letters to make sure people didn’t desert Christ.
I got to the apartment I share with my roomie and the first thing she asked was “Is this all you brought to school?” That question was asked at least 3 more times before I slept that night.
I was tempted to cry, but I didn’t on this particular day. After a whole day of travelling, there was no strength for tears abeg.
Thankfully, I know how God speaks to me. Sometimes, I start seeing a verse or word numerous times until the message sinks.
My word for this time from Him?
1 Timothy 6:6
For godliness with contentment is great gain!
Charley(friend), I am CONTENT!
Another word for this season has been one of His names, ‘Alpha and Omega’; He never starts a thing and abandons it. LAYE! (Never!)
So, what happens when you’re going through tough times.
YOU KEEP THE FAITH
YOU KEEP BELIEVING
YOU KEEP TRUSTING
YOU KEEP HOPING
YOU KEEP GIVING
YOU KEEP LOVING
YOU KEEP THE WORD
We can’t run and serve other gods when Christianity isn’t paying us the RosyCosy cheque.
Isaiah 43:2 is real o.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you!
Also, surround yourself with the word! Don’t even joke with speaking out loud His promises for you.
I didn’t know how to testify during our first school fellowship on Monday. I took my phone, opened my eBible and started reading Psalm 103 out loud to the congregation. I almost let tears spoil what I was reading, because that Chapter just made see how good God has been to me.
Life really is more than money. Plus, I have scriptures and words of encouragement pasted all over room. It helps me never to forget to stay thankful and have hope.
Money will come. Righteousness first!!!
But, what if it never really comes?
Remember, godliness with CONTENTMENT is great gain.
He’d never leave nor forsake you.
I have so many promises that I always say I’m not going anywhere till they manifest. God will have to be a liar for His promises not to come to pass, and He is truth personified.
You don’t worry. Hold on to your maker.
Let your heart be content in Christ.
Be still and know that He is God!
All things are working for your good!
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