Good morning everyone and God bless you all! Guess what? Today is my one year blogging anniversary! I am so excited and grateful I can hardly write! On August 10, 2018 I wrote my very first blog post ever and published it to the world. At that time I had just published my testimony on Amazon just five months earlier in March. I was coming out of years of terrible suffering and the Lord was lifting me up and calling me to preach the Gospel and testify to the amazing supernatural things He has done in my life. I love Jesus with all my heart and I am not ashamed of Him! This blog is all about Jesus and helping people come to know Him! It’s about hope and new beginnings in God’s grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love and sharing His love with the world! The salvation of your soul is the most important decision you will ever make and Jesus is the only One who can save you! I invite everyone to keep drawing close to Jesus and learning about Him. He loves you and He wants to give you eternal life!
First, I just want to say thank you to all of you around the world who have spent time reading my blog and communicating with me daily! Twelve months and you are still with me and I appreciate it! All of the conversations I have had with all of you are special to me! I have made so many good friends that I can’t imagine not having you in my life! I want you to know that I pray for all of you! I read through your blogs every day. I pray over your hurts and troubles and I pray over your hopes and dreams too! I pray blessing and protection over you and your families and lift you up to the Lord! I love you all in the love of Jesus and I am very thankful that you allow me to be a part of your lives!
After my very first blog post, there were three people who liked my post and one person who commented. A year later there are almost 8,000 approved comments from awesome conversations I have had with you all and there are 790 people reading about Jesus on my blog in 113 countries around the world! This will be my 386th post today! God is so good! Thank You Jesus!
If you are just starting out with your blog and it hasn’t taken off like you may have hoped, don’t get discouraged! Anything worth doing takes effort and dedication. It takes time for people to get to know you and to build trust. I always tell my kids, “Salvation is a free gift of God, but you have to earn respect.” I encourage everyone to build those positive relationships and help each other! There were many people who came alongside me to give me good advice and encourage me when I first started blogging and it was a huge blessing. Thank you all so much! If you ever need help, need prayer, have any questions, or just want to talk, please let me know! I am here to minister to folks as an Ambassador for Jesus!
The photo above shows the big map of the world in my office. The pins represent all of you from around the world! From poets, artists, lifestyle bloggers, and political commentators to chefs, cartoonists, preachers, and authors, I am so thankful to know you all! What an eclectic range of ideas, cultures, and beliefs! Your writing has challenged and inspired me this year and I respect all of you for having the courage to write your hearts and minds to the world!
We are living in dangerous times where people are being persecuted for speaking the truth. Do not be afraid to stand up! Keep writing and never give up! Do not be afraid to communicate with people who are different from you. This world desperately needs love and we need to be able to talk with each other openly and respectfully.
I want to thank all the people who are on my blog from nations that are hostile to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know you may have been reading my blog for a long time, but it is too dangerous for you to leave comments. I understand and I am praying for you all! It is a great honor and blessing to be sharing Christ in countries like China, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Libya, U.A.E., Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, and Pakistan! I understand that you read my blog and learn about Jesus at potentially great risk to yourself and I commend you for your bravery! I pray my site is a place of rest and comfort for you to learn about God’s Word and come to Jesus without fear. God loves us all and He does not want any of us to perish! God desires that all of us are reconciled to Him through faith in Jesus! God protect and bless all of you!
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
“For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
The Lord has not told me to stop the blog, so I am going to keep obeying the Lord and write for Him. There are still 82 countries that I have not shared the Gospel with and I am real serious about fulfilling the Great Commission that Jesus gave us in Matthew 28:18-20, so there is still much work to do. I have been praying that my blog goes into North Korea too! Just the other day I prayed for more people in Central and South America to find my blog and this morning I saw Nicaragua, Guatemala, Panama, and Paraguay listed! Praise God! It also went into Morocco, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Bhutan recently! God has been answering all my prayers regarding sharing the Gospel worldwide and it is awesome to see how He moves in power through the world!
Jesus died for all of us! We are all from different countries and come from different cultures, but salvation through faith in Jesus is for everyone regardless of race or culture. Jesus did not just die for one people group. He died to bring forgiveness and salvation to the whole world!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
Jesus speaking in John 3:16-17
From east to west and everywhere in-between, God loves us and He has made the way for us to be in Heaven with Him forever! That is the good news of the Gospel! God has shown us grace and mercy by offering salvation through faith in Jesus! He is reconciling the world to Himself through Jesus and offering eternal life!
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: be reconciled to God.”
2 Corinthians 5:18-20
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
God wants to forgive you, He wants to heal you, and He wants to save you! He does not want to condemn you in your sins. He wants to set you free! Come to Jesus today! He is our only hope of deliverance from sin and death!
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
2 Corinthians 5:17
When you put your faith in Jesus, He fills you with His Holy Spirit, which seals your salvation through Him and gives you power to live a holy life that pleases God! Right now, this very moment, no matter what country you are from, you can accept Jesus by faith and He will fill you with His Holy Spirit! You will be born again spiritually and reconciled with God! You will be made new and your old life of sin will be defeated! You will be empowered to die to sin and live for righteousness! You will no longer be a slave to sin, you will be free and forgiven in Christ!
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.”
“This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Gospel of your salvation! Jesus is the only One who ever died to forgive our sins and make us right with God! There is no other name that can save us!
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
If you do not know Jesus, I pray that you come to Him today! He loves you and He is waiting for you with open arms! There is no fear in His love and you can approach Him with confidence knowing He will receive you with His love and forgiveness!
Thank you all for sticking with me for a whole year! Many of you know my testimony now of the supernatural way I came to know Jesus and the supernatural life I have had following Jesus. Thank you to all of you who have left such great reviews of my book on Amazon! If you have not had the chance to read my book, please check it out. It’s called “One Man’s Very Strange Supernatural Life.” It is free on Kindle Unlimited and I can also give away free eBooks to people in the United States. If you would like a free book, please go to my contact page and send me an email. I will email you a free eBook directly from Amazon.
I also wrote about the supernatural experiences with the demon and angels, and the miracle God did to save me when I stopped breathing in these posts:
Jesus loves you, Jesus is alive, and Jesus is Lord, and I will continue to share that great truth until my very last breath!
Grace and peace to you all!
I would like to give back and use what God has given me to help you! Please help me celebrate by leaving a link to your blog in the comments section and telling everyone what you are all about! Whether you are brand new to blogging or have been doing it for years, please take this opportunity to introduce yourself to the world! The love of Jesus be with you all!