The RosyCosy Christian!

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'm still thankful!
I’m still thankful!

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.

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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!

Amen


 

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Have an amazing day ahead.

Love always,

B.

 

9 thoughts on “The RosyCosy Christian!

  1. Hey dear!
    I am going to read this post totally again…but as soon as I saw “content” I burst out laughing in tongues…
    Why?
    Because I sent a friend that same word on contentment today… I was praying when I suddenly stopped and typed same to him and it’s for me too because babes I told you nah, I don’t even know howfar this period In Lagos.
    I’m still “waiting” for lots of things.

    Let me copy and paste the message I sent to my friend here.
    He’s been off a job for months, got biz idea but no cash and the Word God gave me for him is…

    Sometimes, God works more with what lessons He is teaching us in a season, than with “time”
    I know it seems like nothing is happening and you are itching to go onto the next season…but could it be that you could do with more deeper contentment in whatever season that God has put you in?
    Just had that in mind to tell you. Paul was in prison, beat down tired, hungry most times, cold and without clothing, but look what he said…
    Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be CONTENT with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:11-13 NLT
    http://bible.com/116/php.4.11-13.NLT

    Have you learned to be content? In this season? Content with what God is doing and not itching to go unto the next?

    Sometimes the next won’t come without you learning what is here for you in the now.

    Can you give thanks instead for where God has placed you while you leave Him to work out the details of the next phase?
    It takes a lot to get to this place of contentment… but it is something that matters to God
    Is GOD enough for you job or no job? Business or no business?

    Can you say that you are satisfied in Him, in steeping yourself in His word..that as long as you have Him you are not worried but are okay?
    I believe that this is a lesson you have to learn and imbibe in this time…

    Not that worry won’t come… but being content and joyful with thanksgiving flowing from your heart to God despite circumstances never fails to be God’s raw material to catapult us to our next phase in Him..

    Sorry for the epistle dear.

    What shall I say?
    I love you… and we shall testify someday soon… we already are testifying!

    1. Thank Jesus!
      Frances, this is a HUGE blessing! Honestly, there’s this joy and connection in knowing that God is with all of us, at the different points of life we’re all in!

      Thank you o. This comment isn’t long enough sef. Lol. Seriously though, the Spirit is one. I remember few days ago, He said “You’re where I want you to be!” I had to quickly write that down, so that whenever I start to feel like He’s not seeing me, I can go back and remind myself that He sees!
      Imagine the beauty of reading these posts few years down the line, what tears of grace and joy will flow!
      We shall testify, just as you’ve said.
      We’re already testifying!

      I love you!

  2. Thank you so much B for this post. It’s spot on and tailored for me. The enemy’s tryna steal my joy by flashing some things that haven’t worked out yet in my life. But the scriptures you quoted have restored my joy in Him, Hallelujah!
    Godliness with contentment is indeed of Great gain.

    Thanks for sharing hun. @FrancesOkoro thanks too for commenting, it encouraged my Spirit to be content with the moment and not complain.

    We shall all testify in due season. It’s so good to have friends and sisters like you!
    Love you both

    1. My love, thank you too! It’s such a privilege to have sisters in Christ that support one another. God knows we can’t do it alone, and it encourages us more to see others unashamed of Him.

      DON’T LET THE DEVIL STEAL YOUR JOY O! Rejoice and fight from the stand of thanksgiving. Even your enemies will be confused.
      Draw on God’s strength and walk your walk of faith! Be encouraged sis!
      All things are working for our good.

      Stay blessed!

  3. Real word in season Bolaji. Sometimes I would just get rather worked up and relapse into self- pity. Thank God for his mercies that continually remind me to always be thankful and that everything resides in him.
    Plus, it looks like such an unrealistic and laughable feat to be rejoicing when things are contrariwise. But hey, that is God for us. I pray in my heart for you and I’m certain that God will be I daresay, moved greatly by this heart attitude and come through for you. Amen. Cheers. 😁

    1. Hello and welcome! (It’s your first time commenting and we’re glad!)

      My brother, don’t get worked up about anything at all! In fact, I have reasons to be worked up as I send this reply, but I will cast my cares and rest!
      If God says a few thing to you about a situation. Just believe the word and rest in Him.
      A friend shared with me that we should always find a word in the Bible that relates with every situation of our lives and keep declaring it! The word works wonders!

      The devil can only try, he can’t win.
      We’re always going to have our praise on!

      Thanks for sharing your email thoughts. Stay awesome!

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