Scripture:   2Chronicles (NIV) 26:5   …As long as he (King Uzziah) sought the Lord, God gave him success.  

2Chronicles (NIV) 27:6   Jothan (Uzziah’s son) grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the LORD his God. 

Observation:   The success of this father/son duo is credited not to their great leadership, but rather to their relationship with God.  Their success as kings was given to them from God because they honored God as God. 

Application:  Seeking God to know His will AND walking steadfastly before God is my formula for success in any endeavor of life.  To know God, to hear God, and to obey God brings me purpose, confidence and success. 

NOTE:  Feelings of success are often wrapped up in others.  I feel successful when the significant people around me think I am successful.  As a Christian, my most significant other is God.  When God thinks I am successful, it does not matter what anyone else says!   I take my greatest joy from His joy in me.  I am like the little boy playing soccer who is always looking to see if his father is watching. 

Prayer:   Lord, life is really all about you! I am successful when I make you smile!  Amen 

Pastor Leon
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