Happy First Birthday, Real Christianity

         It’s been one year since I started this site.

         And what a year it has been. I somehow came up with 110 posts, almost all of them 2 to 3 page articles. You can access the full list through the Article Archives Tab in the header if interested in hopes that a title might stand out to meet a need.

         I began with Fight the Good Fight of Faith on May 10 of last year. Thanks to my friend Jo Rae who made the first comment and often shared my posts on FaceBook. You can access her site here.

         A few of you have added this site to your blog roll and I greatly appreciate it.

         Thanks to everyone who has contributed, especially Don and Susan who have been here since early on, Don in May and Susan last July, and have supplied me with consistent support in the form of faithfully reading and commenting. I wondered if this deal was ever going anywhere since hits were so low for so long, but these two have been especially encouraging. You can go to Don’s site here, and find Susan’s site, Manoah’s Wifehere.

         My friend Tom has been a great friend and support. He is a wonderful teacher and story teller. I encourage everyone to check out his site, Tom Graves Bookbites.

         I want to thank my friend Ann who said my book was Francis Chan’s Crazy Love on steroids!         

         Thanks to Patricia and Anthony for all their support.

         Please forgive me for not being able to mention everyone. I try my best to connect with all your sites. Some of you probably wish I didn’t connect and comment so much! Many thanks also to all my friends and new acquaintances who have subscribed. Please note the “Likes” and comments and check out all the cool people associated with this blog. There are some incredible people out there doing great things.

         You can also check out the long list on the lower right hand column filled with comments and their authors, and gain access to their sites (keep scrolling down), along with the most popular posts.

         Thanks also to my email subscribers, some of whom are long time friends.

         Regarding traffic, things have picked up, starting primarily with the post on April 13, The Miraculous Red Sea Crossing. I prayed a special prayer on that day of blessing and the Lord answered it.

         As a minister of the Gospel, my desire is to get the word out regarding that which the Lord puts on my heart. I am largely self-taught, but that obviously includes all the Lord has taught me and what I have learned through many decades of Christian experience. Those who know me know I have a wealth of knowledge and, like so many of us, can hold my own with degreed seminarians, college graduates, and seasoned ministers of the Gospel. The nature of this ministry is such that I get few opportunities to write or speak, though the message the Lord has given me is vital and very necessary. I must use alternative means to earn a living, but my real work has always been ministry.

         I recently added an excerpt from my book on the ABOUT THE BOOK/AUTHOR tab. Read it when you get the chance. I was told and felt in my heart that Real Christianity, The Nature of the Church was ahead of its time when I wrote it. If you are interested in a book written in the 1990s that is more topical than most Christian books written today, I encourage you to purchase a copy. If anyone out there wants to add a review, please let me know.

         Thanks to everyone associated with this blog who have purchased books. Believe it or not, all of them are still my friends (I think). Special thanks to my good friends Terry and Linda, and Forrest and Katy, for buying several of my books and distributing them to their friends.

         I appreciate all of you—readers, subscribers, those who click the little “Like” button to express appreciation for a particlar post, all who have made comments, the many of you who have reblogged this site, and those who shared it on other sites.  

         Most of all, I want to officially thank the Man upstairs who has supplied all the ability, anointing, and inspiration. I hope above all things that this effort has brought glory and honor to my Lord Jesus, our great conquering King and Hero, loving Savior, and Everlasting Father. He’s the greatest.

 

         The immediate and not too distant future will continue to usher in the early stages of our national Great Awakening currently taking place. Let’s all do our part and remain faithful, upbeat, and optimistic. Regardless of the challenges before you, I leave you with these words:

         “For truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” [Matthew 17:20]

         Later,

         RJ

        

         © 2012 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.

Posted on May 10, 2012, in Current Events. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Happy Birthday Real Christianity! 110 posts! That is awesome. May God give you the Spirit of revelation in the knowledge of Him and His Word as you continue to write. May Holy Spirit be your helper, your teacher, and guide you into His truth in the coming year.

    Blessings, Tom

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  2. Thank you, brother. I appreciate it. To God be the glory.

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  3. Happy Birthday Real Christianity and God bless you RJ. I am sure that you will find that the subscriptions will pick up even more because you are enlightening the blogosphere as well as the rest of the world and you are putting His message where it needs to be and saying what needs to be said!

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  4. Danke Schoen, Patricia-Loo! I will take that as a word of faith. May the Lord bless the socks right off your little feet.

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  5. joraejohnson

    I’m so proud of you! What an accomplishment to have posted so many posts covering so many topics. I know God will continue to bless your efforts and you will continue to touch many lives through your writing. Keep up it up, Bob. You’re a man after God’s own heart and it is an honor to call you friend.

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  6. Thank you, Jo Rae, and likewise. I do appreciate your support over the last year, and that very first comment. Thank you for the encouragement. You are a blessing to the kingdom.

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  7. Happy Birthday, Real Christianity… Bob, you continue to challenge our thoughts as you share His Word at the Spirit’s prompting. Thank you Jesus for building and nurturing our relationships through the unifying connection with your Word through Bob’s blog.
    Keep on Bob’in and Blog’in.

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  8. Thanks, brother man. You’ve been a blessing from the start. You’ve got the heart of a true shepherd, watching over God’s flock, supporting so many, making connections, and always showing the joy of the Lord. I appreciate all you’ve done over the last year.

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  9. Congratulations from London, R. J.! What an amazing year it has been. I have so appreciated your direct, no-nonsense approach to the message of the gospel. What a blessing your blog has been to me. I am looking forward to hearing what God will be saying through you this next year!

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    • Thank you, Susan! And all the way from Merry Olde Angle land!

      You have been a giant blessing over this last year, and a great encouragement. One of the challenges of this kind of ministry is staying on point though most people don’t get it. When you found my site and started reading all my articles, it was as if the Lord let me know I was right on course. It is high praise indeed to say someone actually hears from God, but this should obviously be the case for all believers. All I know is that I receive very clear messages and simply want to share the information.

      The no-nonsense approach probably stems from a very early reaction to so many ministers dancing all around the truth in fear of bringing offense. When the Lord Jesus said the truth will MAKE us free, He meant that literally, so I just try to relay the message. It makes more sense to cut to the chase and tell it like it is, especially if it hits the enemy between the eyes. What’s more fun than that?

      Your site has been a blessing to me also, as many, many people have discovered. Keep up the great work. And when it comes to telling it like it is, you’re a velvet hammer. Ya!

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  10. Congratulations on year one. Looking forward to more this year. Never forget that many will enjoy and get a lot out of what you post, but most of the time will not comment. I am also grateful for Susan and her encouragement. Thanks R.J.

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  11. Hey, thanks, Paul. We have to keep remembering that being a witness is a forced option in that we are all witnesses in some form whether we realize it or not. Your namesake said this:

    “You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men; being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” [2 Corinthians 3:2-3]

    I am thankful you have pointed out that some read our postings but choose to remain unknown, and that’s cool. You’ve been a blessing, and Susan is certainly one to encourage.

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  12. Birthday Wishes (belated of course) to RC and RJ (thought we’d give the author a nod)! It’s taken a while, but we’re really glad we found your place. I’ve enjoyed and have found profitable the time I’ve spent here… but look forward to many more years (Lord willing of course) of RC! Thanks for being true to the Word and to our Lord’s faith… God bless, good friend.

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  13. Thank you mucho, Mike. The Lord is good. In the brief time since I discovered your site, I have found it to be very informative and a blessing. You have a wonderful balance and an apparent desire to make connections. Keep it up.

    Real believers are unified by our mutual love of our Lord Jesus and our eternal covenant with Him, regardless of what may appear as differences among us. It is actually our individual God-made diversity that makes unity strong, and many more of us are appreciating that fact, and allowing the Lord to be the boss and the only One controlling everything.

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