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.

Archive for Inspiration

You’re Invited…

 

If you knew there was going to be a big party and EVERYONE was going to be there wouldn’t you want to go? Better yet if you knew there was going to be this huge party and you had VIP tickets and a few extras, what would you do?

You probably would go find your best friends, tell them all about the party, and let them know you have VIP tickets for them so that they could enjoy it with you.  The best of the best.  After all, you would want to be able to hang out with your friends at the party so that they didn’t miss a thing and you wouldn’t have to go back to tell them about what happened and everything they missed.

If I were to win the lottery today, I wouldn’t go out and find some strangers to come celebrate my winnings with.  I would probably go and find all my family and close friends and invite them to the celebration I would have.

It’s only natural to want to be surrounded by the ones you care about the most when it comes to good times.

The story was told of a man who was caught up in the air and went to Heaven.  On his way up in the sky, his friends who were not caught up to go to heaven and still on earth were looking at him and they were calling out to the man.  One cried “Why didn’t you tell me about Jesus? You knew about Him and you didn’t tell me!”  Another said “I worked with you everyday and you never told me about Jesus.”

Friends,  I don’t want to be at that that glorious celebration in Heaven and not see my friends, family, and coworkers.  Those of us who know Jesus need to tell others about Him.  Especially those who we come in contact with everyday.  We may be the only ones who come in their path to give them the Good News.

I want to tell all who read this blog post that Jesus is in Heaven right now preparing the greatest party of all time and you are invited.  All you have to do is accept the invitation of the Savior Jesus Christ and he will prepare you and your heart for the greatest Celebration the world has ever known …for the Bible says in John 14:2,3:

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Revelation 3:20 says: Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Friends, I know of the greatest party ever…Won’t you be there?  After all you are invited!

Until Later,

I am just tryingtobeamanofgod….

 

 

Advertisements

Be Still…

calm water

 

 

I have been blogging almost a year so I was looking at old posts and decided to repost this one…Blessings!

 

Hello Friends,

I will get back to Part 2 of my story next post –  I promise.

The past 3 mornings as I have gone out to my car to go to work, there has been a bird in my neighbors tree that  sings the most beautiful song.  (I think I’m going to try and record it).

The first day I noticed it and said “that’s a pretty sound”.  Other than the bird it was quiet that morning.  I thought it was a one time thing and then I heard it again on the second morning. I thought “wow that’s that bird again”. This morning as I heard the bird I said “Good Morning Bird”

This morning when I woke up for some reason two words came to me..”Be Still”  (Now if you read my other posts you’ll know that I will say that was the Holy Spirit speaking…)

1 Kings 19:11 NLT says “Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the LORD told him. And as Elijah stood there, the LORD passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.”

1 Kings 19:12 KJV says “And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.”

Can you hear that Still Small Voice? Do you hear that bird in the mornings? Many times we may say that the Lord doesn’t speak to us.  I believe when we are listening for him we can hear him.

I have not had cable TV in my house for about 4 weeks now. Originally it was off for a day because I was going to pay the bill on Payday.  Then the car broke down, etc.  so paying the cable bill kept getting put off. It has been a great blessing, because the time I would have spent watching TV, I spend studying the Word.  Now don’t get me wrong I am not saying “Cut off the Cable!”  what I am saying is sometimes we need to MAKE TIME for God.  Some times we need to be still!

Psalm 37:7 says “Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.”

Many of us are going through hard times and its easy to look at someone else and wonder why they have life so good and we are struggling, unemployed, in debt, going through a divorce, foreclosure,etc.  Before you work yourself up I am here to tell you – “Be Still!”

Matthew 6:6 NLT  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.”

Phillipians 4:7 NLT says “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Be encouraged friends…God loves you and will take care of you.  Trust in the Lord Always.  Don’t worry about ANYTHING in your life. Pray to your Father.

I leave you with this:

“Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.”

Psalm 55:22 New Living Translation

Until the next time…I’m just tryingtobeamanofgod.

Blessings,

Dwayne

 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 KJV

Random Musings

Thoughts from a 27 year old.

GameTime Logic

Excellence

True and faithful servant

A spiritual journey of truth and discovery.

Merciful Perspective

determined to love Jesus everyday

disciplegideon

spiritual truth through one man's eyes

Not Happenin' On My Watch | Blog

Some things just shouldn't be...

Settled In Heaven Blog

A text & video blog striving to honor Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through Bible lessons, devotionals, Sunday School studies and small group studies.

Living the Kingdom

Surrender, Simplify and Serve

A DEVOTED LIFE

Practical Daily Devotions for the Real World

Wake Up My Faith

My journey in daring to live by "faith alone". Come along and see what happens...

In Light of The Cross

William Earnhardt's Blog

One Day At A Time

A Devotional

mybroom

My Year - (asking 365 questions) - 'Bout Renewing Of Our Minds

Kat's in the Kitchen

Kat, Kitchen and Beyond

Men of One Accord

Just another WordPress.com site

%d bloggers like this: