Psalm 118:23 (NKJV) This was the LORD’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.

Maybe you have been telling yourself you can figure things out on your own. But I don’t think so.

If you could do it alone, you’d have done so by now. Although you might see it as weakness, the greatest act of strength is admitting that you don’t have the answers, trusting that God does, then turning to God for help.

Can you see this significant point for your life in God?

Servant leaders rely on the influence of God for their success.

In today’s Christian culture and many circles, we hear and are taught often that all we need is within us.

And to some extent, this is true and, on another note, dangerous to embrace as sound doctrine.

There are aspects of what we need inside of us, and aspects of what we need only the Lord can provide.

In today’s reading, we see King David give the credit for his success to the Lord. Although it was David who fought, struggled, cried, and even was utterly disappointed with all he faced.

When the time of triumph and victory came, he gave the Lord all the glory and honor (v23).

“This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. Depending and relying on God is one of the greatest leadership decisions one can make.

Learn to embrace the multi-dimensional ways the Lord empowers your journey.

Turning to the Lord emerges in various forms; It might be as simple as a prayer, or it might be counseling, books, workshops, accountability groups and such.

Be open to many different ways and means for answers and for help from the Lord. I am learning more each day to not put the Lord in a box and to trust His influence in my life.

So, my questions in life, go from why is this happening to how is God going to work this situation out for my life and for His ultimate glory.

Maybe you have felt this way before. Maybe there are circumstances in your life that you don’t understand.

Maybe you have found yourself wondering how God could possibly let certain things happen to you.

Maybe you spend a lot of your time wondering “Why?” I suggest you embrace trusting God on the how part of your life.

Yes, the middle of our story can be very difficult and there may be a lot of things that we don’t know, but never forget that our God has told us how the story ends.

And it’s a good ending. It’s the kind of ending that makes the middle worth it, however difficult it might be, as King David shares in today’s reading it will be marvelous in our eyes.

Where are you in your Journey?

  • What are you struggling with right now in your life?
  • Do you trust the Lord with your life?
  • Have you experienced God work things out for you before?
  • Do you read the Psalms for life’s journey?
  • As a leader what’s your ultimate source for guidance?

Special thanks!

Our Leadership team is especially thankful for those of you who provided financial donations and support in the month of September 2019 by partnering with us in efforts to advance the kingdom of God in this 21st century season: Special thanks to Mrs. Angela Harrison, Ms. Annette Straker, Mr. David Straker, Ms. Chisa Tolliver, Mr. William Jones, Mr. Kenneth Washington, Ms. Darlene Simmons,  Mrs. Denise Johnson, Ms. Itholear Abbott, Ms. Quiana Volney, Mrs. Barbara Mason, Ms. Mable Bazemore, Ms. Theresa Lewis, Mr. Ron Clarke, Ms. Divinia Stewart, Ms. Lykeisha Thompson, and Ms. Gertrude Scott.

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Kingdom Blessings,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.


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