Genesis 39:3 (NIV) When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did.

God must be the strength you connect with to have the edge you need.

Looking for an edge in life? Consider this: God is the key to any success you may have in learning to control your desires. It begins with the Lord being your strength, your counselor, and your sure foundation. Yes, today’s message is for you sisters and brothers.

We have the edge in our life when we understand God is our source.

Why is God so important? Because the Lord is the source and fulfillment of all human life, including yours. In other words, you were created by God as well as for God. We often forget the latter, or maybe I am the only who forgets this poignant spiritual reality. Please hear my heart today family of God. The Lord is not a resource, but the Lord is our source.


St. Augustine made this beautiful confession nearly seventeen centuries ago: “Our hearts are restless until they find rest in You, O Lord.” It was true for him then, and it’s true for us now. Our success is predicated on having God in our lives as the edge factor.

“My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.” (Psalm 84:2) “Whoever drinks the water I give Him,” said Jesus, “will never thirst…[it] will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 14:4) “I am the bread of life,” said Jesus, “He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35)

Point to ponder

Behind all your cravings, and Lord knows we have some undeniable cravings. Imbedded in each of us is a craving for God may you find Him now. And this craving can only be filled through a relationship with the Lord. May you have the day you need in your life, which will move you to the next place in your
spiritual journey!

Our Leadership team is especially thankful for those of you who provided financial donations and support in the month of May 2018 by partnering with us in efforts to advance the kingdom of God in this 21st century season: Special thanks to Mr. William Wilson, Ms. Annette Straker, Mr. David Straker, Mr. Kenneth Washington, Mrs. Shakeema Fraser-Lowe, Mrs. Cynthia Waiters-Artis, Ms. Monique Williams, and Ms. Gertrude Scott. Why don’t you take the opportunity to write us on our blog and let us know how we are doing in serving you Great people,

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.


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