My name is Chizobam Idahosa.
Chizobam means ‘God saves me’ in present active participle tense. The LORD has saved me, He is saving me and He will continue to save me.
My maiden name is Unachukwu.
I am Nigerian. I was born and raised in Nigeria but I currently live on the East Coast of USA.
I speak English and Igbo.
I met my husband while in school in Nigeria. We dated for 7 years before getting married and we have been married for 12 years.
I’m the 6th of 7 girls and I have 3 beautiful girls of my own (GIRL POWER!!!).
I’ve been in school most of my life. Nursery school – elementary school – secondary school – college/graduate school – more graduate school – graduate training – more graduate training – even more graduate school (enough of that already!).
I enjoy reading, studying and teaching.
I’m passionate about social issues pertaining to injustice and inequality.
I have a fiery passion for the Word of God and I’m constantly in awe of the treasures I find daily in the Scriptures.
God has set a fire in my heart and I constantly want more of Him.
God is teaching me how to be beautiful on the inside and I’m excited to share my journey with you.
Why I write:
I chose the phrase ‘Inward Beauty through the Word’ as the tag line for this blog because it reflects the story of my life. It is my testimony of how The Word of God has transformed my life and how God has filled me with His love, joy and peace exceedingly, abundantly, above all I could have ever imagined.
I gave my life to Christ as a young adult after a tumultuous and chaotic teenage existence. For many years after receiving Christ, I didn’t bear much fruit. My spiritual growth was stunted, I was not maturing in Christ and I was definitely not beautiful on the inside. At a certain point, I felt like God tapped me on the shoulder and said ‘Chizobam wake up and grow up.’ That was when I really began to walk with Christ and obey him.
The truth is that by believing in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, we are made new creatures, holy in the sight of God and without spot or wrinkle (Colossians 1:22, 2 Corinthians 5:17). Our salvation is fully based on Christ, not us (2 Timothy 1:9). However, having been made new creatures in Christ Jesus, we need to grow up (Colossians 3:10, 1 Peter 2:2). Otherwise, we will not fulfill our call on earth.
Jesus is the Living Word of God (John 1:1, Revelation 19:13). I have been transformed by my relationship with Him and by studying, meditating and obeying the written Word through the power of the Holy Spirit. The more I fellowship with him through the Word, the more I get transformed into his image (2 Corinthians 3:18).
I have not yet been perfected and I’ve fallen and failed innumerable times, but this I do; I pick myself up, forget what is behind, and press on toward the goal (Philippians 3:14). So today, like Apostle Paul, I can say the words “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
So this is why I write.
My writing is a reflection of my journey to inward beauty and maturity in Christ. Some of my posts will be personal and some will be scholarly articles on Christian doctrine. The ‘schorlarly’ articles are based on what God is teaching me while the personal ones reflect my journey with the truth that has set me free.
I invite you to journey with me and my prayer is that through this blog you will be encouraged to grow up spiritually and become more and more beautiful on the inside through the Living Word Jesus Christ.
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