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.

Praising Him in the midst of the Storm

Storm And Blue Lightining At Sea

Hi Friends! It’s been a little while since I’ve posted. I’ve wanted to post so many times and I may have let some good stuff get away.  I’ve always said that this life is a journey, a faith walk, a spiritual walk, and that I have to go back and read my own words sometimes.

That being said I’ve been (and I am being) tested everyday.  The good thing is that I have the victory, because I know who goes before me everyday.  I  was laid off from my job unexpectedly about 3 weeks ago, (does anyone really expect it?) and as it came, rather than be mad at the world, I gained so much peace from it.

You see, because of my connection with God, and through the time I spend with Him, I realized that he was preparing me for such a time as this.  With all that I have been asked to do for His work, I am so comfortable with Him closing doors for me and taking me out of situations he doesn’t want me in.  I know that when your desires are in tune with God’s will, He will take care of all your needs.

The peace that passes all understanding is an amazing thing when you truly experience it.  The world expects you to act and react in a certain way, yet when you have a true relationship with your Heavenly Father, you have a confidence that cannot be tested. For some it is beyond comprehension.

I wanted to put this out there in the Blogosphere and have it on record right now that I am praising Him in the storm.  I know he won’t take me halfway through the storm and  let me drown or be defeated.  I know that he will see me through it and that I will make it to the other shore and be on solid ground.  I’m putting this out there from now so when my trials are over and my prayers are answered, my family and friends will have living proof that God will not leave us or forsake us.

Many of us will praise God and thank Him after our trials are over but how many of us praise Him in the midst of the storm? When the bills are due? When the money is low? When the employers aren’t calling?

Just because we don’t see God’s handy work does not mean He is not working for us.  He will ALWAYS do His part, but we have to do OUR part.  We need to give Him His time, His praise, His honor, as He so rightfully deserves at ALL times.   God is not a big ATM or Genie that we can just go to for withdrawals (we need to be making deposits!) and just ask what for we want.  He is our Heavenly Father that wants a relationship with us and wants to take of His children. He knows the desires of our hearts.

I’ll be posting again soon, because I know the Lord is going to do a great thing through me and for me to bring glory to His name.  For my prayer warriors that read this, pray for me as I pray for you.  Know that God hears us when we pray and He will answer.

I can go on and on, but I will save that for future posts… I will close with Jeremiah 29:11 – 13:

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Until later, I’m just tryingtobeamanofgod!

Blessings!

Dwayne

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7 Comments»

  Men of One Accord wrote @

Missed You, Missed You, Missed You!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 I know that I know there are blessings on their way for You, Amen

  Dwayne “tryingtobeamanofgod” Peterkin wrote @

Thank you brother!

  Joe Smith wrote @

Hello Dwayne, Joe Smith from the Florida Conference men’s convention. Thanks for your encouraginging words brother. Anybody can praise God when everything is going good but it takes a Godly man to praise him in the midst of a tumultous storm. Know that in the midst of your storm he is right there with you and he will speak these words, ” PEACE BE STILL!”

  Dwayne “tryingtobeamanofgod” Peterkin wrote @

Thanks Joe…. thinking of you and the Forest Lake crew. Blessings to you and thanks for the encouragement. Looking to get with you all for something in August, but may worship with you before then.

  sm00th1 wrote @

Dwayne,
I know we don’t know each other but it is refreshing to see someone calm in one of life’s temporal storms and seeing faith in action! I hope that in the future when I have completed my Army service I will as easily and readily as Thessalonians says “in everything give thanks” even when things may not be as secure as they used to be.

-Josh

  Dwayne “tryingtobeamanofgod” Peterkin wrote @

Josh,

Thanks for your comment. It’s nice to know that I may be able to encourage someone through my experience. I pray for your protection as you serve and pray for God’s blessings on you now and when you have completed your service. Thanks for reaching out and blessing me today with your words. I truly needed a pick me up today and you have accomplished that so thank you friend and brother in Christ!

Dwayne

  Prodigal Daughter wrote @

God honors us when we obey. He said give thanks and praise under any circumstance. 🙂


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