tryingtobeamanofgod

My name is Dwayne Peterkin. I was re-baptized April 2011 and since then I have been doing my best to obey the Lord Jesus Christ and do his will. In this sinful world IT IS NOT EASY to stand up for God. You'll be tested, friendships may fall by the wayside, old habits will fade away. I hope that as I share my Faith Walk, others are encouraged on theirs. I hope you join me on this journey.

Let’s get started…

Hello Friend,

Thank you in advance for reading…There are millions of pages of content on the internet and you are on MY page!!!  It’s an honor!…Let’s get started, I don’t want to waste your time.

If you read my introductory post you know a little about me and what I hope to accomplish on my blog.  I initially wanted to jump into my background and tell you more about me, but a quote came to me in a roundabout way today and it totally changed where I wanted to go in my second post.

But it’s a good thing – because deciding to blog was not of my own volition but inspired by the Holy Spirit. So its all good, he can change my subject, he can do that!

Psalm 139:16 says “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” (New Living Translation)

So based on that passage, God knows EVERYTHING we are going to do in our lives EVERYTHING that is going to happen to us before we were even born, so there is no such thing as luck or coincidence, it’s his plan. Being a Seventh Day Adventist, I don’t say “as luck would have it…”, “something told me…” or “what a coincidence…” etc.  I like call it what it is – when unexpected or unexplained things happen in life or a thought pops in your head, it’s the Holy Spirit.

Like I said before, I had what I had planned to write and God gave me what He wanted me to write about.

Here’s how it happened: Today I am telling one of my new best friends about what I think I’m going to write today and in our conversation he says, “let me show you what my Stepson posted on his Facebook page.”  Here’s what it said:

“On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him”  

I researched and found out that it is a quote from Buddha. I am a Seventh Day Adventist until the day I die, but don’t get me wrong I think God’s truth will always reach us no matter the vehicle.  So I was like “Wow that is an awesome quote, I need to use that.”  My friend also said…”it would be cool if you could link that back to the Bible!”

So then to myself I’m like “Okay…so you were thinking you were going to teach and it looks like you’re getting schooled!”

Friends, that is what this blog is about! This is my journey! This is my Faith Walk!  I am still learning,  I have found that every day, if you make yourself ready to receive the Lord Jesus Christ, there will always be an opportunity to learn about Him and to share Him.  It’s an awesome feeling to gather these gems everyday.

I’m sure this could be done many ways but to the best of my ability and by my inspiration this is how I broke down the Buddha quote and related it to Scripture:

On life’s journey, faith is nourishment

Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35 NLT

virtuous deeds are a shelter, 

Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. 1 Timothy 6:18 NLT

wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night.

But I saw that wisdom has an advantage over foolishness as light has an advantage over darkness. Ecclesiastes 2:13 God’s Word Translation

If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him”  

For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. Phillipians 1:10 NLT

Writing this blog today was a blessing for me today and I hope you are blessed or enlightened as you read this.  Thanks again for reading… we’ll chat again soon.

My disclaimer: I AM NOT a Theologian, I’m not Preaching, I’m Just tryingtobeamanofgod….

Blessings,

Dwayne

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2 Comments»

  Maureen wrote @

Wow…what an awesome break down! May God continue to inspire you to inspire others on thier faithwalk!

  Dwayne “tryingtobeamanofgod” Peterkin wrote @

Amen! Thank you!


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