Faithful One – We’re Blessed!

ChristianBlessings exists because our God is the Faithful One.
Our prayer is that every visitor here will find our God as your Faithful One too.

This Page is a testimony of God’s faithfulness to ChristianBlessings through the years since 23 July, 2010.

Bless This Seed

Bless this seed
As we sow.
Father, only You can make it grow.
Bless this seed,
Sown in faith.
Lord, complete Your work as we obey.
In Your love,
By Your Word,
For Your purpose and Your glory, Lord.
Grow this seed
Day by day.

Bless its fruit in human lives, we pray.
In Your love,
By Your Word,
For Your purpose and Your glory, Lord.
You create.
You command.
Bless this seed. We leave it in Your hand.
Words by Ken Bible
Music by Ken Bible, based on George Frederick Handel
© 2009 by CCLI Song #5610071.

Lord lead us on to Higher Ground

29 Responses to Faithful One – We’re Blessed!

  1. Bro Stef says:

    Love this song! Haven’t heard it in a while.

  2. ptl2010 says:

    Faith Child – My Determination is not enough

    Posted on July 23, 2012by ptl2010

    Only determination with a purpose to achieve God’s purpose and glory will have eternal value.

    The world says where there is a will there is a way.

    The Lord says His will is the Way.

    It is in natural man to achieve personal glory so the great runners of our time have run with great determination to set personal and human best through hard work and determination and the next best breaks the record.

    The achievement of medical discoveries and their applications bless many, yet they have not achieved perfection for man in body, soul and mind.

    The sooner man knows that he is not and can never be the Creator, the stronger the pull to how can I work with the Creator. It is only when we become determined to work with the Creator that the greatest achievement is accomplished – lives will be changed and perfected to His glory for eternity. At the end of the determined life in Christ we will hear the eternal welcome of “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

    Determination is an expression of free will – the God-given ability to choose between right and wrong choices. Determination could lead us astray, far from God when we pursue dreams which mean greatness for one self and realize at the end of the day it was just for a moment.

    Determination could pull us towards God and His eternal purposes.

    We see that in the life of Daniel.

    The kings he served were men whose dynasties died with them. Today they are history and point us to the way not to go which ends in destruction.

    Daniel however in his determination to serve the living God points us to God’s way. The Lord himself rewarded him in the midst of a wicked and perverse generation. It was the Lord who rescued him and it was spectacular beyond measure. As he persisted we see him finally in the lions’ den, a trap even his enemies thought would be the end of him,. However, he brought life to the king who was touched by his life that a whole nation of people were caused to turn towards the true and living God.

    Faith Child, let us not be determined for the wrong reasons and towards personal or self-seeking glory. Let us be determined looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith, that for the joy that is set before us of meeting Him face to face and eternal hope in glory, we will finish with patience that work which He has begun in us. Do not get side-tracked with people popularity, or be wearied by imperfect, unwholesome targets of private achievement of assets which corrupt and will rust and fade away. Let us be determined to win the prize that He has set for us. He says he that winneth souls is wise.

    In striving to achieve his own potential for his own glory, man has striven in his own way against competition and perhaps against his own self-worth.

    However, in the will of the Father, if he achieves with the fruit of the Holy Spirit, there is more roundedness to his impact with a better result. God’s plan leads to healing, to wholeness. Where there is spiritual wholeness there is eternal impact – to be like Jesus driven by a purpose true – He accomplished His Father’s will and His impact has changed man through the centuries.

    For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10

    Two years ago I set out on a journey to build a blog site. At first the attraction of building a website and to be known personally internationally was very attractive for one who was retiring and looking for something worthwhile to achieve.

    However, the Lord impressed on my heart that it would be a fatal attraction as it would make me proud like the enemy of our souls.

    Instead He has put within me a determination for a blog site which will achieve His purpose.
    – It will be not by my effort but with the co-operation and in alliance with others of like purpose.
    – It will not be my achievement but His achievement in bringing people from all over the world to join forces to help save the world from sin through Jesus Christ, and help them turn to the Lord and to encourage us to be more like Him.

    I know my determination is not misplaced.
    I know there will be difficulties to work with people from different nationalities and culture, who also may have different priorities.

    However, the Lord will give the strength to overcome,
    and as my determination is committed to Him and His way,
    it shall be accomplished in His own way and time.
    My determination is His call.
    That is the only Way all who will be related to ChristianBlessings and are determined, will achieve best effort, delivery, purpose and fulfilment
    with strength and grace from above.

    “Love always protects, always hopes, always trusts, always perseveres.”
    I Corinthians 13:7

    “We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love.” Mother Theresa

    “We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.” Sonia Johnson.

    Will we as His children, through ChristianBlessings, His blessing, change the course of history for many who come our way for God’s glory?
    Let’s move on in the coming year with the joy of the Lord as our strength.
    Praise the Lord!

    We are One
    by Carol Banawa

    I want to sing a song of love
    And with one voice, with one song
    We can sing together.
    Lord make us strong, make us belong
    And if we fall, help us build,
    Always undivided
    Love is the key in unity
    Let’s share his love with another
    We are one, we are
    One Bread, one body , one people
    United we stand divided we fall
    If we put our trust in the Lord
    Building melody, love and harmony
    In every heart.

    Teach us to pray, Lord every day
    Show us the way
    Help us feel your loving kindness
    Love is the key in unity
    Let’s share this love with another
    We are one, we are
    One Bread, one body , one people
    United we stand divided we fall
    If we put our trust in the Lord
    Building melody, love and harmony
    In every heart.


    About ptl2010
    Serving the Lord with gladness. as my Saviour lovingly leads each step, to higher ground. I shall sing of HIs mercies every morning with the reminder that He must increase and I decrease. May ChristianBlessings impact a minimum of one soul for eternity every day from 22 July 2010, with 100% increase each passing year. Glory be to Jesus!
    View all posts by ptl2010 →

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    4 Responses to Faith Child – My Determination is not enough

    Rob Barkman says:

    July 23, 2012 at 9:35 pm (Edit)

    Thank you for taking the step of faith to begin this ministry for His glory. Time has shown that your one step of faith has reaped blessings for many many people. It is only through a miracle of God that such faithfulness can be multiplied many times over. To God be the Glory for the ministry here at CB,


    ptl2010 says:

    July 23, 2012 at 11:14 pm (Edit)

    Pastor Rob, your faithful contributions and comments have been most encouraging and I pray that as you have blessed our ministry in ChristianBlessings that Settled in Heaven ministeries and your church are blessed.with His favour too. Mattew6:33.Praise the Lord.


    ptl2010 says:

    July 23, 2012 at 4:52 pm (Edit)

    Meetingintheclouds, when He calls, it is best we follow. It is not out of compunction but of love for He first loved us. May we join our hands in praise to our God Almighty and in witness to His wonderful love, grace and mercy to all who will hear and obey today and the tomorrows to come.
    May all glory redound to His Holy Name. We bound to make Him proud of us for He is our loving Father, Loving Saviour and Comforter.


    meetingintheclouds says:

    July 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm (Edit)

    >> “My determination is His call”
    Thank you for answering that call and building this ministry to His glory.
    It is a privilege to be called to join in that ministry and to work together with brothers and sisters in the Lord. We serve an amazing God who watches over His Word to perform it.

  3. ptl2010 says:

    “Mercies Anew” by Sovereign Grace Music reflects what we have experienced at ChristianBlessings in our second year, praise the Lord.

    Every morning that breaks there are mercies anew.
    Every breath that I take is Your faithfulness proved,
    And at the end of each day, when my labors are through,
    I will sing of Your mercies anew

    When I’ve fallen and strayed, there were mercies anew.

    For you sought me in love and my heart you pursued.

    In the face of my sin, Lord, You never withdrew.
    So I sing of Your mercies anew.

    And Your mercies they will never end;
    For ten thousand years they remain.
    And when this world’s beauty has passed away,
    Your mercies will be unchanged.

    And when the storms swirl and rage, there are mercies anew.
    In affliction and pain, You will carry me through.
    And at the end of my days, when your throne fills my view,
    I will sing of Your mercies anew. I will sing of Your mercies anew.

    It is wonderful to be the recipient of God’s blessings and mercies, and as we celebrate this second anniversary we pray that we will continue to pass on to whoever visits our site ChristianBlessings, His hope for a life of victory over sin, strife and self through

    Jesus Christ, our Lord.

    This is our second anniversary memorial to remember that He has been with us.

    We have been blessed with our faithful regular contributors –
    4hispraise (a.k.a Uncle Milt in weekly clockwork timing , shares his experiential observations of the Holy Spirit’s work in daily lives),
    aliveintheword (who brings a wide scope of interests in many blogs and the unseen drawing of followers like bees to honey),
    Pastor Rick Roehm( fundamental teaching and experience of the Word),
    Pastor Rob Barkman (for his classic teaching good for all times),
    meetinginginthe clouds(Angela) for her personal testimony and ever spontaneous encouragment reflecting the Lord’s deep working in her life,
    mybroom (graeme) who causes us to think in new ways of the old truths,
    faithful4him (who has shared how the L ord has been truly faithful in her life),
    and Pola Muzyka for sharing Stronghold Smashers.
    The Lord be their portion daily as they serve Him with all they are and have.

    As the following contributors visit as their other occupations allow, with sporadic blogs or comments, the Lord bless them :
    debradoo, writinggomer, mtsweat, granbee, cwkfys11, drusilla mott, stevensawyer, joyce de vivre, Job Robinson.

    We have three bloggers who have gone on to other interests and no longer are blog contributors : kainosktsis, gardner58 and wdedh.
    We thank them for their past contributions and wish them Godspeed.

    We bless the Lord for He has added Ula from South Africa to our team of Contributors.

    Special thanks to our 7 Prayer Warriors (who remain undisclosed in their prayer closets, except for one PatsyMomary who has been ChristianBlessings’ prayer partner since we started), who pray for ChristianBlessings and intercede for special prayer requests. We know prayer has changed people and circumstances and protected this Site from evil as they covered us with prayer. We thank them for their faithfulness and pray the Lord’s continued empowerment on them.

    This year, the Lord led us to introduce blogs in Urdu (with Majida) and Tagalog (with Filipinos Joyce de vivre and Job Robinson) also for Teens(with faithful4him), Sharing Struggles, Shaping Spiritual Solutions (with writinggomer) and very recently Bible Lands (from Wayne Stiles Blogsite) These categories are barely off the marks on the word Go and we know more is yet to be as we pray and pursue our burden of ministering to Christian minorities in third world countries, to those who are alone and isolated, and pilgrims and exptriates in foreign lands or on ships far from home, and to teens who will be the future church.

    Just as a second anniversary milestone record, we have breached the 245,810 clicks mark and 517 followers . It has been His draw as He has been lifted up among us. Praise the Lord. He is helping us to reach more countries as we focus on increasing penetration of readers, than we have had before.

    Thank you every Contributor and Commenter, Prayer Supporter and Reader. You have each been an encouragement in your own special way

    The Lord has impressed me that for the coming year, determination be renewed to focus in fulfilling His Mission and purpose, in the power of His Spirit. We must not pursue popularity or just work, but pursue effectiveness in introducing souls to the love of God, reaping as He allows us, encouraging brothers and sisters to stronger faith and commitment, and if necessary warning against the enemy’s attacks, even as (in borrowed words of meetingintheclouds) we are one day closer to His coming. We will rely on His Holy Spirit, His strength and power as the Word is sent to many hearts and lands by many or few among us, as the Lord calls and inspires.

    May we have His approval always for every blog, comment, prayer and desire and courage to follow where He leads.

    In His wonderful love and joyful service


    Let your glory fill this place
    Let your all consuming fire fill this tabernacle and purify hearts
    Surround us in this place
    Want you to breathe new life within us
    Send a refreshing Lord purify our hearts

    Let your glory fill this place
    Let your all consuming fire fill this tabernacle purify hearts
    Surround us in this place
    and breathe new life within us
    Send a refreshing Lord saturate our hearts

    Rain on us
    Breathe on us
    Shower down
    Shower down
    Send your spirit Lord

    Our Prayer
    It was/is Lord use ChristianBlessings just to touch
    One soul a day in our first year = 365 souls a year
    Two souls a day in our second year = 730 souls a year
    Four souls a day in our third year = 1460 this year
    May we be instruments of His peace to multiply those numbers in Jesus
    with the Holy Spirit’s call


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    About ptl2010
    Serving the Lord with gladness. as my Saviour lovingly leads each step, to higher ground. I shall sing of HIs mercies every morning with the reminder that He must increase and I decrease. May ChristianBlessings impact a minimum of one soul for eternity every day from 22 July 2010, with 100% increase each passing year. Glory be to Jesus!
    View all posts by ptl2010 →

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    4 Responses to ChristianBlessings – His mercies anew this Second anniversary

    Rob Barkman says:

    July 23, 2012 at 9:39 pm (Edit)

    May the Lord continue to show His grace to CB and all those who read and share their ministries via the CB website.


    ptl2010 says:

    July 23, 2012 at 10:59 pm (Edit)

    Amen. Thank you Pastor Rob.


    ptl2010 says:

    July 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm (Edit)

    Amen and Amen! O it willl be glory for us when we see Him face to face! We must get used to His glory down here to feel comfortable up there.. what a thought.. just walking into heaven feeling comfortable with His glory. .


    meetingintheclouds says:

    July 23, 2012 at 11:39 am (Edit)

    >> “Let Your glory fill this place” . . . . . AMEN!

    I believe we have seen evidence of His glory in this place (Christian Blessings). We have exalted the Name of Jesus. We have published the truths of God’s Word, giving Him honour. We have praised God for His abundant blessings on our daily lives. We have praised the Lord with fellow contributors, we have prayed for one another and encouraged one another as members of a family of believers. Above all, we express a desire for others to come to know, love and serve our amazing Father God through the Lord Jesus.

    To God be the glory. May His glory continue to fill this place and have an effect on all readers.

  4. ptl2010 says:
    ChristianBlessings – Praise the Lord for 200,000 clicks

    Posted on April 20, 2012by ptl2010

    Today 20th April, 2012 we thank the Lord for 200,000 clicks on ChristianBlessings.

    Surely what the Lord has done in our midst is beyond our expectations and only He

    – could have drawn the readers
    – could have inspired our Contributors to continue writing what we all should hear to grow in faith and to spread the Word.
    – will draw more Contributors and commenters and followers.

    We thank everyone who has had a part in ChristianBlessings – Contributors, Commenters, followers and readers and pray that you will be blessed as you Click a Blessing everyday.

    We had to change our ranking monitor to Christian Top 1000 recently, as the previous monitor had been compromised by a break-in. Today we rank 87 out of the Top 100. We are not in a competition with the other websites and any improvement in ranking is just a proof that the Lord is continuing His marvelous work among us with more readers whom we hope have been and are being blessed.

    May all as a team continue to shine for Jesus via ChristianBlessings in the days ahead, with all glory to the Lord.

    Hitherto has the Lord helped us.
    Being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you (ChristianBlessings) will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ – Philippians 1:6
    So let us be encouraged to work while it is day as the night cometh when no man can work. (John 9:4)

    What a glorious day that will be


    • ptl2010 says:

      Click a Blessing Today – Prevention better than Cure for us

      Posted on January 2, 2012by ptl2010

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      As we have just stepped into the threshhold of a new year 2012, let us here at ChristianBlessings and in the Christian community at large, pause to take a rein-check of where we are headed spiritually in the year(s) to come. It may be more difficult as a global community but there are certain preventive/offensive measures we can take as a community to avert the slide away from our fundamentals of faith and to encourage us to be fighting fit till Jesus comes.

      1. We can communicate our faith with one another through cyber space which knows no national boundaries. The more we do this the quicker the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the more we encourage one another to know that there are others in the same boat, and that our struggles are common.

      2. We can share the blessings of the Lord to us-ward – from His Word, from the resources He has given us stewardship over, using the many new global IT modes as well as through the financial channels which are fast developing e.g Paypal etc. We need to be constantly upgrading our modes as appropriate and our message to our “publics” while retaining our fundamentals of faith, to stay relevant to the community and generation we live in. When we do this, let us be careful that each of us is at a different level on the learning curves. We need to remember that we need the Holy Spirit to help, strengthen and pour forth the fruit of the Spirit in love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Let us learn to submit to each other in love of God, in the process and grow in faith and works from strength to strength for His glory not our own. May all redound to His glory. Let us have the mind of Christ in everything we do and not enforce the world in the work of the Lord no matter how tempting. We need wisdom and discernment from the Holy Spirit. No one is more important than another in the service of the Lord for we are one body with many parts in Christ each unique, made in His image and He knows our intents and purposes and is the Judge and Controller of all things.

      3. We can bond as a family of God and enter into alliances not competition. We need to identify our enemy and work against our enemy and not against one another to His glory to fulfil His commission. Know that the enemy has commonly used differences in opinion to divide the church. Being conscious of this is to be forewarned and we need to be forearmed. We need to build and not tear down and we need to complement instead of duplicate the use of the resources the Lord has provided us. We need to expand, maximise the benefits across the globe of the limited resources, manpower and infrastructures of missionary and church activities. Let us send and speed the Light of Jesus Christ.

      4. We need to love, pray, care, and support/encourage one another more, even as we see the evil day approaching when persecutions will be rampant as the enemy knows his days are numbered. I am promoting the networking of Christians even in business alliances, support and growth as we safeguard the territories financial, markets, customers, family, logistics of the Lord’s business which the Lord has given us as a family and among His family for His glory. The household of faith must be faithful, consistent and generous to one another, not seeking only the bottom line but showing charity and grace with His enablement. United we stand against the common enemy, and divided we fall into his trap of distraction from the Great Commission and his most effective bait for Christians wanting to work with each other is to take “offense” and be hurt and unforgiving. Being forewarned is to be forearmed.

      5. We need to lift up the fallen, strengthen the arms that have grown weary and we need to remain in touch and let not those isolated turn back to the world. We need the mercy and grace of the Lord more than ever to forgive, to restore among the faithful. We need to Click a Blessing every day from the Word to be motivated to keep our faith, and minister to those in need with wisdom and discernment from the Holy Spirit. We cannot do it on our own for it is not by might, nor by power but by the Holy Spirit only. Remember and remind each other of Immanuel, God with us – what and whom have we to fear?

      6. Let us be trusting the Word of the Lord and obeying His commands to go and send forth the Word. Let us not hinder if we decide not to go. Let us know – for God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and a sound mind. He will make a way for us through the wilderness, and give us the springs of living water as He will supply our every need as we go forth, courageously to be Daniels, Davids and Elijahs, Esthers, Timothys, in His Name.

      7. Let us take the offensive rather than the defensive. Heal not hurt. Spread the good news with positive life experiences and mitigate the impacts of negatives. We must run and not grow weary. We must wait on the Lord and renew our strength. We must grow and not remain as babes. We must find our grounding on the Rock to stay. Amen. Let the storm clouds come, His rain will be blessings and His seed will grow unto harvest on good ground. We must take our place in His plans and be responsible, watchful and charge! Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus going on before.

      8. Let us not be divided by the limited understanding of our faith and bicker on details which have not been revealed fully to us by the Lord Jesus until we see Him face to face. Let us agree to disagree on these secret things that belong to the Lord and not to a few, and build on the fundamentals of faith for which we know where everyone needs a Saviour to be reconciled with God, for which we would die for and propagate effectively to expand the family of believers in Jesus Christ.

      Where are we (and you) in God’s scheme of things and in His Master Plan of the Great Commission?

      Are we(you) where we should be?

      Have we forgiven those who have wronged us and settled all accounts of the past so we may begin a new clean slate in service to our Saviour and Lord and ensure that our iniquities do not separate us from Him?

      Let us be sure to pray for the Lord to go before us and ensure we do not take the lead.

      We are followers in His work, let us never forget that. When we go ahead of Him, we are in tenuous territory as we go in our flesh and to bolster our ego. We become exposed to the enemy’s attack.

      When we forget that He is our God and is to be given the glory, we will be in hot soup because the Lord will not share His glory with any other.

      Let us respect Him in ALL we do – in the meditations of our heart, in our intents, in our words, actions and relationships.

      May the Lord be praised and glorified in 2012.

      We live for Him. We live in Him. We live unto Him.

      Amen? Amen.

      Let us rededicate ourselves afresh to His service with a true heart.

      And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

      Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Romans 8:37

      We are one in the bond of His love.

      • Lyn Leahz says:

        Have you ever seen the video I posted on my stie by Eric Ludy? It’s about half way down in the sidebar on the right. You would really like it. It goes well with some of the things you’ve written here.

      • ptl2010 says:

        Thanks for you comments. Yes I have seen it and you may post here if you like.

  5. 2livewithjoy says:

    Hi, I found you through Rob Barkman’s blog. What a fantastic goldmine to find such a wealth of great blog posts from so many guest bloggers all in one place. I’ve just subscribed and look forward to following your blog.

    • ptl2010 says:

      2livewithjoy, welcome to ChristianBlessings. We trust every visit will be a blessing or encouragement. Thank for your comments and feel at home to do so. Hope to see or hear from you soon. Blessings ptl2010.0

  6. Caddo Veil says:

    This is very very lovely–a wonderful welcome for my first visit here (by way of Debbie at 2 min of Grace). God bless you richly today!

    • ptl2010 says:

      You are most welcomne Caddo Veil. I apologise for this delayed response., We pray that you will receive a blessing every time you click a blessing……. God bless you richly too.
      Thank you for your encouragement today.

  7. ptl2010 says:

    ChristianBlessings’ First 100,000th clicks – Glory to God
    Posted on September 20, 2011 by ptl2010

    ChristianBlessings had its first 100,000th click on 20 September 2011
    Other achievements within the week were first views from Cambodia and New Mexico and a second viewer from France.
    Also our first blog translation into Urdu in Pakistan.
    We praise the Lord for great things He has done as His Spirit moves around the world. Let us move in tandem with Him .

    He saved us and has brought us together for His purpose that we may speed the Light of His love and kingdom to all who would hear. We give Him praise for worthy is the Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world.
    We thank God for faithful Contributors and readers from the U.S.A and Singapore, two countries where the children of God can be found with fervour to love and serve Him. Let us rejoice for the opportunity of being in His service. Amen.

  8. ptl2010 says:

    ChristianBlessings is One Today -You are Faithful
    Posted on July 23, 2011 by ptl2010
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    You are faithful

    Lord of all the earth
    How You care for me
    You have made me
    You will save and carry me always

    You are faithful
    You are faithful
    You are faithful
    Your joy is my strength

    Lord you are my God
    I rely on You
    I put my hope in things not seen
    Your promises all true
    Always you’re with me
    Your hand will lift me
    My trust is in your hands
    Always you’re with me
    Your hand will lift me
    My trust is in your hands

    [ Lyrics from: ]

    The Lord is faithful is the testimony of ChristianBlessings and everyone of its Contributors, and it is His joy that will sustain this Blogsite and each one involved.

    In the beginning

    It was July 4, 2010 – I was perusing the internet in Singapore, curious how the Americans were celebrating their July 4 celebrations when up popped a WordPress July 4 hard-to-resist offer for starting a Blog on their site. Curious I looked and thought it seemed quite easy. I never thought then that I would be committed to writing a blog every day after the blogsite was set up. I was surprised with the help I received from WordPress when as a non-IT savvy person I started on the blog trail. I thank God that although there can be many more improvements, His hand has been upon ChristianBlessings right from the start. It was no accident I came across the advertisement it was no accident I signed up with WordPress – it was a divine appointment!

    First Blog – Hello world!
    Posted on July 23, 2010 by ptl2010

    Hello world… here’s introducing ChristianBlessings for a blessed experience of sharing and blessing what the Lord has done, is doing and will do in our Christian lives for His glory.

    One year on..23 July 2011…………
    ChristianBlessings today.

    It never occurred to me that the Lord’s plans could be so wonderful. It is with deep gratefulness and joy that I record to the glory of God the following plans and provision of the Lord:

    – Just one week shy of one year in service on ChristianBlessings, the Lord surprised me with a spiritual refreshing cruise to Alaska (16-23 July 2011)with a group of God’s children led by Max Lucado and Don Moen (two anointed servants of the Lord who have blessed us with their writings and songs and music ). The Lord knew I needed fresh inspiration to be a blessing – just in time – so praise the Lord for refreshing inspiration from Him and His willing servants, for more years of service on ChristianBlessings and wherever He leads.

    – Today I will celebrate the first anniversary of ChristianBlessings with another surprise from the Lord, a most memorable, ChristianBlessings historical first time meeting, between ChristianBlessings’ Administrator and its first Contributor (since 5 August 2010), 4hispraise (Uncle Milt) and his wife in Portland, Oregon. Praise the Lord it will be a time of fellowship and exhorting one another to greater heights in the Lord. Thank God for UM’s wise counsel here. We pray that he will be with us for many more years.

    ChristianBlessings Contributors

    – The Lord has blessed us with a wonderful mix of Contributors (and their pastors – such faithful men of God whose influence are indirectly reflected here – Pastors Mehl, Michael, Hubert, Matt, and John, my pastor and others whose names I do not know but He knows) on ChristianBlessings, of widespread interest, knowledge and experience creatively and painstakingly reflected here

    * Uncle Milt ( 4hispraise) is known here and elsewhere, writes blogs with an artistic flair and when read, they seem like spice to my curry and tom yam soup, delectable toppings on my ice-cream – enjoyable for thought in snippets, about God, His world and how wonderful He is and about life applications and experience from the Christian artist’s viewpoint.

    * Ron ( kainosktsis) a dear American Vietnam veteran friend (on Chat and prayer intercessor) who joined us on 7 August 2010 to blog in his inimitable style on subjects which prick our conscience if we have not seen the light of God’s pragmatism – short and sharp!

    * Rick (RickRoehm) a pastor, opens up the Word from the years he has spent on the Word, in helping us understand some Biblical mysteries from the Word. He is our Lord’s fisherman and fisher of men too. He has shared how God revolutionized his life to His praise.

    * Debra (Debradoo) a wonderful American sister-in-Christ joined us on 17 August, 2010 – she dishes out in palatable way practical applications of fundamental principles in God’s Word – a delightful chef for the Lord in blogs and comments.

    * Chris (Arisensleeper), once fellow-Singaporean from Canada, a pastor/college professor joined us on 21 August 2010 and contributed several awakening blogs. Although he is too busy in the church awakening business and his new brood, and pastoring, we thank God for the time he was lent to us.

    * Billy (Billybtenessee) joined us on 31 August, 2010 , a staunch, conservative brother in the Word and the Lord, shares pointedly to remind us to keep to the simple Truth in a compromising world. Now too busy otherwise to contribute here.

    * Joo Ching (Gardener58) my friend and Singaporean missionary, training church planters to Aeta and other tribes in the Philippines, joined us on 3 September, 2010. Intermittently with internet access, He gives us a flavour of missions and simple tribal Christian living.

    * Art (Aliveintheword), is our top and most prolific Contributor, joined us on 30 September 2010 (so glad he joined us by the Lord’s appointment) and took our viewership a notch higher with the very interesting and wide range of topics he shares and his social networking contacts. Bible archaelogy, history, Revelation, being a grandpa are his forte He is truly an example of a responsible, willing, faithful Christian brother who is busy, yet being loaded, with more assignments in church. at work, on this blog and elsewhere, by the Lord. A truisim, if you want to get work done, ask someone who is already busy. (Yes, The Lord uses balding heads too – Praise the Lord – a head that is dedicated to His service and the anointed head of his tribe!) May the Lord strengthen our brother spiritually and physically, and sustain this brother in His service.

    * I thank God for four new Contributors in Deeplyrootedinhim who joined us on 8 March 2011 and faithful4him – who joined us on 12 March 2011, and recently for wdednh and loopyloo who joined in early July 2011. Thank God for bringing them to us. We trust it will be fellowship deep and true in the love of the Lord as we get to know them in the year ahead and they share of their experiences with the Lord.

    * And there is Joanna my niece, who has been my personal Contributor in the background, keeping me IT coached and tuned to ChristianBlessings wherever I be in the world. What a blessing the young ones are to me in the ministry.

    * And there is now added Jon, my nephew and Mich, his wife who are unobtrusively comforting when I am in the wilderness of IT, representatives of the now generation that lives and works for Jesus. Budding addition is my younger nephew Mark, just discovering his talents in IT and using it for the Lord. Praise God, we need the young and the old to form a formidable team against the enemy in today’s fast changing cyberworld.

    * And there is Patsy our prayer intercessor in California…….yes! a grandmother dedicated to the missions of the Lord in the Middle East.. we thank God for her sincere and persevering heart on our behalf before the throne of grace.

    In addition to those named aboved, thank God for their families and their pastors. May each one continue to grow in Him, be available for His use, be inspired as never before to spread His love through the blogs they write here on ChristianBlessings. Thank you very much Contributors and familiesfor your commitment and dedication.

    May the Lord send us in His time, added blessed Contributors, commentators and viewers who love to tell the story of Jesus and His works in their lives, is our prayer.

    Achieving for the Lord -we want to achieve more for Him

    Praise the Lord, ChristianBlessings viewership hit 50,000 on June 10,2011 and by today it should be over 60,000. Praise the Lord! Our viewers come from more than 12 nations (our Visitors listing set to max at 12 countries does not include those who come from many countries via WordPress e,g, from Mexico, Australia, South America, Facebook and other social networking sources). It is my prayer that we will double the number of people whose lives (seen or unseen in our statistics) are touched every day by CLICK A BLESSING TODAY, with each passing year.

    We joined Christian Blog Topsites on April 5, 2011 , not for competition, but to ensure that we are progressing and are constantly on our toes to fulfil His plan to His glory. May we always keep humble as He adds into our midst one by one by one. Quantcast Audience Profile through WordPress also provides more audience profile.

    May we always have fresh experience to share of today not just of yesterday. May His Word be living and real in our lives as the Holy Spirit gives wisdom and discernment. Not dependent on man but on God our ultimate source of inspiration and singspiration. No we do not want to be menpleasers but Godpleasers. So come join us if you believe as we do.This will be God’s, your blogsite too, if you choose.

    We thank God for His working in our personal lives – through the valleys, crises and mountain top experiences this year that we may share here. God is good.

    We are waiting on the Lord for more of His works among us at ChristianBlessings, with more spiritually fruitful alliances/partnerships in the next year, with no limitations in our faith in Him. We want to support more missions works in prayer (Seed Ministry and others like library on wheels and perhaps broadcasting on the airwaves in the Far East) so that the Great Commission is fulfilled around the world. What He has begun, He will continue to do and that it will be exceedingly, abundantly above all we can do or think to His glory. It will be HIS work among us, touching lives everyday. Not for filthy lucre or ordinary gain but for eternity and the glory of God. Amen.

    I have revised the Blessed Page here and renamed it Faithful One – We are Blessed, with inclusion of a constant reminder for anyone who is associated with ChristianBlessings – we exist because He is the Faithful One.. We know there is much to do, He has plans and we will by His grace and mercy walk through the doors He opens.

    “I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” Revelation 3:8

    Let us continously pray for one another.

    Help us be faithful Lord
    Lead us where you want us to go,
    Protect us into another year and in the years ahead,
    And touch lives through ChristianBlessings
    Inspire us with Your daily blessings to be shared
    And give us the gratefulness and courage to share.
    Thank You from us ALL at ChristianBlessings
    Thine be the glory, forevermore.

    Evelyn (ptl2010)
    23 July 2011

  9. ptl2010 says:

    I thank God that today we can so freely share the Word on ChristianBlessings to all who have access here, and that there are many who are reading the blogs here. I thank Him for His anointing on the blogs which He inspires. Thank God for faithful men and women who want to pass on the blessings of God’s inspirations to them to others. You have not received any blessing fully until you have passed it on in thanksgiving or appreciation.

  10. ptl2010 says:

    I thank God for every reader of ChristianBlessings who has dropped by to be blessed.
    Each one is an encourager to those who write blogs here and blog comments and to me. Praise the Lord. He will bring more from every nation into our midst to be blessed. Hallelujah!

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