One Year Blogging For Jesus!

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Map of the world in my office showing where all of you live

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!

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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!

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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.”

Romans 10:9

“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.”

Romans 10:13

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.”

Romans 6:23

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:6

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.”

Romans 8:1-2

“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.”

Ephesians 1:13-14

“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.”

Romans 3:22-24

“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.”

Ephesians 2:8-9

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.”

Acts 4:12

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.

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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:

Remember that time when…

My Lazarus Moment

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!

P.S.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Author Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an Independent Christian Author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and every day minister to whomever God sends my way. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2019 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

111 thoughts on “One Year Blogging For Jesus!”

  1. CONGRATULATIONS RYAN! I’m so happy for this huge blogging milestone. Your perseverance in suffering has strengthened my faith and given me hope. God continue to richly bless you as you write for Him.
    🌄😄😃🙏✍

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  2. So awesome, Ryan, 113 countries and your 386th post, such a huge blessing. “CONGRATULATIONS on your one year anniversary, son”! I am very grateful for all your posts and spreading the Gospel like you do, your messages and scriptures fill my spirit and lift me up every time I read them. Thank you, Ryan. I thank and give Praise to God for using you to spread His Glory! Love you, Ry.

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  3. I rember Grandma singing that, such a precious memory…”Who has more fun tyan us”?!
    Philippians 1:3-4
    I thank God every time I remember you.
    In all my prayers for all of you,
    I always pray with joy.

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  4. Happy blog anniversary Ryan! God is surely on the move with how far He had sent your words. I am thankful to write alongside of you, brother. I blog the life story He is writing. I blog to give Him glory. I blog to introduce Jesus and draw readers closer to His hem. I would not be writing anything if it weren’t for Him. My name is Julie. You can find Jesus at both places: https://faithhopeandpoetry.blog and https://juliedibblewrites.wordpress.com

    Thank you, Ryan, and may God bless you this next hour.

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      1. Well it looks like my first post was Sept 21 2016. Gotta mark it down. What’s weird is I can’t find any of my past anniversary posts. Oh well. Thank you again for your enthusiastic Jesus post. I am thankful very much His truth is going far and wide from your blog, brother.

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  5. This is awesome I love your blogs and I love what God is continuing to do through your blog. Happy anniversary. You inspire me to continue to blog. I love it but took a couple months rest. Now I’m back again and watch out blogging world.

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  6. Praise and Glory to our God, who took you and gave you the Gift of the Spirit; You plant the seed and God does the growing. Love in Christ.:)

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  7. Congratulations Ryan. May the Lord continue to bless abundantly all you do for His Glory. I pray with the help of the Holy Spirit you will reach twice as many countries in the next 12 months with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    Time is short.
    Blessings

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  8. Ryan, what a joy to read all these conversations congratulating you on your one year anniversary, and with such love for Jesus, which is being spread all over the world! Thanks to you and your caring blogging friends…all this love and Praise for God is heard by thousands… a job well done! God bless you!

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  9. “I would like to give back and use what God has given me to help you!” ~Brother Callahan

    Brother Callahan, now that’s what it is all about, isn’t it? Glorrry be to God.

    When the Glory of Almighty God rains down all over us, we want to dance in the HOLY GHOST rain showers.. and it feels so good we want others to dance, even if they are already dancing.. we want them to dance more so… That’s what the glorious spirit of God does, because His Almighty Spirit is filled, overfilled, overflowing with LOVE, an when you feel and experience that LOVE- you cant help but share it.. Glorrrrrrrrryyyyy to Jesus. Amen.

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  10. Congratulations! Keep shining the Light of the world.

    ““You are light for the world. A city cannot be hidden when it is located on a hill. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket. Instead, everyone who lights a lamp puts it on a lamp stand. Then its light shines on everyone in the house. In the same way let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see the good that you do and praise your Father in heaven.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:14-16‬ ‭GW‬‬

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  11. Please forgive me for this late message. I had surgery earlier this week, and have been behind on all of my work, preparing for the surgery, and ever since then. I truly wish you rich blessings from God, as you bless others.

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  12. Congratulations!!
    For anyone else who may read this who doesn’t know who I am, my name is Rue (after sweet Rue in The Hunger Games, BTW) and I run two blogs. The first is called Racheal’s Novels where I publish my stories online and you can check out the site in general here:
    http://rachealnovel.wordpress.com/
    I have recently published some of my stories in book form on Kindle. The first is called Zion and is the first book in my dystopian sci-fi trilogy dubbed the Zion trilogy and see this post for details of what stores you can buy both the ebook or paperback copy:
    https://rachealnovel.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/im-published/
    https://rachealnovel.wordpress.com/2019/08/11/zion-as-paperback-mein-buch-ist-in-taschenbuch-estoy-publicado-sono-pubblicato-%E7%A7%81%E3%81%AF%E5%85%AC%E9%96%8B%E3%81%95%E3%82%8C%E3%81%A6%E3%81%84%E3%81%BE%E3%81%99/
    The other two are both short story collections and can be found here:
    https://rachealnovel.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/published-another-one/
    My other blog is called miscellaneousoddity and on there I publish non-fiction stuff such as movie/book/TV series reviews, politics (though I don’t do that anymore, but I used to), about evolution and creation and other Biblical topics as well as random thoughts that pop into my head that I’m rather passionate about and humour stuff. If you are interested, here’s the link:
    http://idoalotofreading.wordpress.com/

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  13. Ryan,
    Thank you so much for your testimony! I have just started blogging myself about my love for God’s Word! I have a passion to share it with people from all over and just started my blog two days ago. Your testimony is such a wonderful picture of God’s amazing grace, and I am so happy to see you sharing it with people around the world! Your post is also a great encouragement as I’m just getting started. I pray that the Lord will be able to use it to HIS honor and glory. Praise Jesus! God bless you Ryan!
    By the way, my blog is https://peopleofhisword.home.blog. It’s a little rough maybe, I’m still figuring out how to theme it and all. There is one post so far though! Feel free to come by and check it out.

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  14. Congrats a few weeks late Ryan!!! Love all the detail here and the fact your blog has been read in so many of these other countries!! What a great way to fulfill the Great Commission!!🙏🙏🙏

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  15. Thanks for sharing so much about your personal journey through blogging and your faith! I think that we come from very similar backgrounds, where knowing Jesus helped us to overcome a tougher past and enter into a remarkable present and future. I write about the scientific field of positive psychology because it strongly ties into my own christian faith. My faith and this field perfectly complement each other to understand what it means to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. Feel free to check it out and I welcome any contributions that you may have to the content. Great post, and God bless you!

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  16. What a tremendous discovery I have made finding your blog, Ryan Callahan. Right on, brother! Right on!! You are writing as an “ambassador” for Christ. That is beautiful. You afford readers great “peace and comfort”. I hope to a little bit achieve (as the Lord allows) what you are trying to do on your blog. You are a blessing and an inspiration! God bless you, brother. Please pray for my (somewhat off-the-wall) blog. Thank you,
    Love you, man.

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