I Chronicles 28:20 (NKJV) And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.  

Be careful to not be incarcerated in your past losses and disappointments. 

Your past sometimes gets in the way of your vision for the future, if so let’s continue!

If you allow yourself to be incarcerated in the areas where you’ve failed or on losses and disappointments that hurt you, you might find it difficult to look forward to the future God has for you.

The greatest King in the history of the Bible King David was a man who dreamed of building an amazing temple.

When he commissioned his son Solomon to do the work he said, “Be strong and courageous and do the work.

Don’t be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God is with you.” (I Chronicles 28:20). I felt compelled today to inform you, my sisters and brothers, the Lord is with you as well.

And, we all have stories. We’ve done things we’re not proud of, we’ve overcome insane adversities, we are each a testament to the power of the human spirit in our own ways and lives.

We must have the fortitude to go forward in our lives, no matter how difficult it may be. 

Just as David dreamed of building an amazing temple for the Lord, you can have the fortitude to dream of building a new life.

God has a divine plan already awaiting.

You may be apprehensive because of your past or lack of follow through, but in the words of David, “be strong and courageous, and do the work that needs to be done.

With that said, the best stories are always the ones of the underdog rising to the top, making it against all odds, and putting in the necessary faith and hard work to overcome their experiences and past encounters.

I am of the profound belief, if it whatever it was that came my way didn’t break me, it must have come into to my life to make me.

What dreams have you been quietly suppressing? Perhaps you have dreamed of becoming a leader? Maybe you have dreams of spiritual prosperity.

Or dreams of igniting your old career and making a better career. Maybe you’ve been dreaming about making your marriage work.

Whatever you do, don’t stop dreaming because when God begins a good work, He is faithful to complete it.

Point to ponder

 We all appreciate our successes much more when we really value the transformation of them.

There are a few key things to remember when moving forward and feeling held back by something in your past.

od is with you always, you can always leverage your negative encounter to an amazing outcome.

And lastly, if you don’t believe in yourself, what chance do you really have.

Special thanks!

Our Leadership team is especially thankful for those of you who provided financial donations and support in the month of August 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. Angela Harrison, Barbara Mason and Ms. Gertrude Scott.

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Kingdom Blessings,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.


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