I'm Just Saying

Dr. Paul Perkins

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For an author writing is as necessary as breathing. They don't write for money or to court literary fame, but because they believe they have something to say. It matters not that anyone will read or listen, the words must be written, and if in the process someone is blessed -- all the more wonderful

Dr. Perkins has written for a long time, but only recently has sought to publish his work and venture into new genres. He believes in education, finally earning his doctorate at the age of 55. He believes that learning never ends, giving fodder to the imagination and breathing life into the characters on his page. His hope is to continue telling stories for a new generation of readers and aspiring authors.

Dr. Perkins' first novel is "Centurion: From glory to glory", but is not his first book. He has written "Legacy to my sons", "The Lost Shepherd", "The prayer of a transformed life", "The Cost", and a verity of Christian Youth Devotionals. 

What I Don't Deserve

Our inheritance is the riches of God, and what are His riches? Mercy.

Of all the monetary, physical possessions, and power the evil one offers, there is no more valuable inheritance then the mercy of God. Mercy is a reprieve from God's wrath, the pardon from His retribution.

We were once objects of this wrath, but his rich mercy has spared us. That is a coveted inheritance, that belongs to us.

It is born out of God's love. His mercy isn't pity, it's loving. It isn't capricious, it is deliberate. It isn't an afterthought, it is planned. 

Jesus said there is no greater love then for a man to lay his life down for a friend, but I am going to disagree with him. God has shown a much greater love, because while we were lost in our trespasses, while we wallowed in our sin, while we were servants of the evil one and enemies of God Christ died for us.

That is God's great love. He took us from death and made us alive. Alive to love. Alive to serve. Alive to worship. Alive to obey. Alive to follow. Alive to work hard. Alive to be content. Alive to wonder in the marvels of God. Alive to appreciate the beauty of God's creation. Alive to be grateful. Alive to show dead men the author of life.

It is easy to get wrapped up in the activities of dead men, the darkness of sin, the pursuit of the world, and the hatred that separates us. It is easy to follow the lust of the eyes, the pride of life, and the passions of the flesh. It is easy to look for the worst because it is all around us.

Buried beneath the rubble is the cross. Hidden, and now revealed, is the mystery of God's love. Tarnished and now gleaming for all to see is the beauty of his riches, the mercy we don't deserve, the love that is unfathomable, the life that is ours in Christ. I'm just saying...