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.

Looking the part…

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I was driving to church this past Sabbath and I looked down at myself and noticed the wood grain of the car I’m driving, the suit I’m wearing, the watch I have on and I laughed, because I didn’t have a dollar in my pocket.  But I said to myself, “I sure look the part!”

Often times the phrase comes to my head that 20% of the people in church do 80% of the work.  That means that 80% are just “looking the part”.  I am definitely in that 20% but I do not say that to boast.   The Bible makes it clear:

Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:9 NLT

You see friends we are here on this earth to do God’s work and to do what Jesus commissioned His disciples to do:

And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Mark 16:15 

I believe that our life on this earth is our proving ground to prepare us for the life in Heaven.  I believe that we are here to learn how to live in Heaven.   Loving our neighbor as yourself,  worshiping God, studying His word.   We will be transformed when we are caught up in the air at Jesus’ Second coming, but the true transformation begins right here and right now.

One of my favorite stories is in Matthew 25 : 34-40

34“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’

Friends let us live the part and not look the part.  Let us strive every day to prepare ourselves for God’s kingdom and strive to be in that 20%.

May the Holy Spirit help you as you seek to “Live the part and not look the part”.

Until later, I’m just tryingtobeamanofgod!

Blessings!

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6 Comments»

  Men of One Accord wrote @

Your post brings a smile to my face! I too look forward to that day when He calls out, “COME UP HERE!” Amen!

  Dwayne “tryingtobeamanofgod” Peterkin wrote @

Amen Brother!

  Rachel wrote @

Amen!! Waiting on that glorious day!!!

  Prodigal Daughter wrote @

my friend, as a token of appreciation and support for your awesome contribution, I wanted to let you know that you were awarded your star for the Blog of the Year 2012 award. 🙂
http://iprodigaldaughter.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/blog-of-the-year-2012/

  Dwayne “tryingtobeamanofgod” Peterkin wrote @

Thank you! You are too kind!

  Prodigal Daughter wrote @

anytime, and you’re very welcome.


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