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.

The Wilderness

Tasmanian-Wilderness Guess Who’s back?! It has been a few weeks since I have blogged…(I guess we all need some time off every now and then.) I can’t believe its been just over a year since I started this blog! I took some time to go over some of the first posts and I am glad to see the progress I have made in my life and God’s blessings since I started this phase of my Journey.

For me. the purpose of this blog is to inspire, invoke thought, and encourage those on their Faith walk and Life’s Journey. I felt like I was getting into a rut and that I was not bringing the quality of writing I started with and needed to come back with a renewed focus.

I recently attended a Men’s Weekend Retreat sponsored by my Church’s regional conference we were on 650 acres of campground, forest, and wilderness and I must say – the renewing of the Holy Spirit within me was truly amazing.  The connections made with “Men of One Accord” are priceless!

That weekend one of the speakers spoke of Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness. Moses time in the wilderness,  John the Baptist’s life in the wilderness, Saul’s time on the road to Damascus,etc. and how, at some point, we all need to be in the wilderness in order to get that true one on one time and focus with God.  One speaker stated the “men are made in the wilderness.”

Looking deeper into those stories you can see where that time in the wilderness got them to where God wanted them to be, focused them and united them with the Father.

At my retreat I was able to leave the cares of daily life behind and commune with the Father and it was truly a blessing. Matthew 6:6 says But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. If you can’t get away from it all, fine your secret place, somewhere private and meditate on Jesus and get connected.  When our steps are ordered by Him and are in harmony with His will, then we will surely see our purpose and His prosperity.

2 Corinthians 5:7 says For we walk by faith, not by sight,  and Galatians 5:25 says If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

 My brothers and sisters let us strive to walk closer with Savior day by day for we know not the hour when He will come.  Get out in the wilderness if you can or find a secret place where you can reconnect with your God…you won’t regret it…

Until later, I’m just tryingtobeamanofgod…


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