Morning Coffee 11/10/10

Verse of the Day

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? Luke 6:46-55

From my research I find that most people, when it comes to your faith, want to be challenged. Most of the time they prefer the challenge come from the pulpit and not so much on a one on one basis. A challenge is easier to except from the pulpit because no one can really hold you accountable for what you know you should do. As oppose to a direct challenge from an individual will cause you to have to be accountable to someone who will be in your face on a regular basis. This thought process refers to the Christian and the Non-Christians alike.

Most people want true leadership especially when a lot of growth is taking place because it really benefits them. However when they are leaned on some people tends to shy away because it is no longer convenient or wanted. This even happens with most friendships, you expect that the person you consider to be your friend will be true to you no matter what. The basis that they will be real with you is the foundation that helped you choose to be best friends with the individual in the first place. However, the minute that a person begins to do some things out of order they tend to create distance between themselves and their true friends and start hanging with people who are willing to compromise their life just to hang out and have fun for the moment.

Foundations are important. When you build a house if the foundation is shaky then the house is guaranteed to fall when the smallest storm comes. However if you have a solid foundation then you stand a better chance to weather the storm and see another day. The text today is talking about the integrity of your spiritual foundation. Jesus is talking about the wise and the foolish builder but it is a metaphor compared to how we apply His word in our lives and allow it to be our foundation. He says that if we take His word and apply it in our lives then we are like a builder who digs deep to create a solid foundation. When the storms come it will not shake you because you are well built as a result of a solid foundation. The one who hears God’s word and don’t apply it is like a person who builds a house on the ground with no foundation, the first storm that comes will destroy the house.

The relationships that God allows us to create with others are very important because those relationships are like pillars to help hold us up when the storms of life comes. If we remove those pillars and replace them with something like plywood then we won’t last at all. There is no other relationship more important than the one we create with Jesus Christ. He is the rock of our salvation, the one who empowers us to be steadfast and unmovable. The Bible says unless the Lord builds the house, the builder’s labor in vain. Why create an awesome relationship with the Lord and then when it is convenient you compromise your foundation for something that won’t last.

The relationship with our friends often reflects the relationship we have with the Lord. When we find ourselves out of His will we sometimes tend to shy away from God, we stop going to church like we used to and our friends who are like minded all of a sudden get on your nerves because they are giving you the truth and you don’t want to hear it. Back in the day we called you two faced and didn’t want to be around you. Why do we treat God that way? That is the question that He is asking today. You can’t hide from God when you are out of His will. He will create an opportunity for you to get back on track and it is up to you to choose and He does it because He loves you not because He is obligated to do it. Your friends know when you are out of line too. Allow the words that come out of your mouth to be reflected in your heart and in your actions. Don’t stray from your solid foundation because it is what got you to where you are today and it will allow you to withstand many more storms that are sure to come.

God Bless
Jesse R. Watson Jr.

Morning Coffee 11/9/10

Verse of the day

 ““Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”- Isaiah 1:18

I have heard the phrase before that history repeats itself and I have lived long enough to witness it as well. I was born in the 70’s when folks were still wearing bellbottom jeans and rocking afros. We get into the late 90’s even after 2000 and people are throwing 70’s parties and the afro has come back in style. I can’t say if that is a good thing or a bad thing but it is back. The world is constantly revolving so change is evident however there is one pattern that exists that you would think we would have the upper hand on by now.

In this text we have the Prophet Isaiah expressing words from the Lord concerning the vision of Judah and Jerusalem. He discussed how children were given to corruption and so many people had turned their backs on the Lord. He talked about how the city was once full of righteousness but now it is full of murderers and how the leaders were rebels and they loved bribes and chased gifts. During that time they didn’t defend the case of the fatherless nor the widow as well.

When I read the 1st chapter it sounded a lot like the world today. There is so much corruption and hypocrisy it is almost like those same things that Isaiah were addressing some of that is happening right now. The warning that the Lord gave them was if they were willing and obedient then they would eat the good things of the land; but if they resist and rebel, they would be devoured by the sword.

So verse 18 finds the Lord saying lets sit down and see if we can settle this issue. He says that even though they are filthy with sin He can cleans them and make them as white as snow, he can give them all a fresh start. He was saying that they had so much blood on their hands that they needed to be cleansed. This is so on time for all of us because we are seeing some of the same things that they saw and we are dealing with the same sin.  It had gotten so bad for them that God said that their sacrifices were a burden to him and when they opened their hands to pray He hid His eyes and when they actually prayed He said that He wasn’t listening.

God is not interested in our sacrifice or our religious routines; He wants us broken and contrite trusting only in Jesus Christ. The word says that He wants us to clean ourselves up, do right and seek justice. If we are obedient then we will bless ourselves and others if not then we will be devoured. It sounds to me that our future is in our hands. Every decision that we make counts; every consideration that goes against God’s plan for our lives is a set back that can be avoided by us choosing to simply say yes, Yes to His will and His way. God is bottom line when it comes to negotiating and He doesn’t bend at all, don’t count on Him changing His mind or compromising. He says that it is going to be His way or your way, just be prepared to deal with the consequences if you choose your way. His way is not always easy but we can bear it with the Lord. I would much rather have the Lord with me rather than not have Him and cry out to Him and he is not  listening.

It is time to stop playing church and be the Church.

God Bless,

Jesse R. Watson Jr.

Morning Coffee 11/8/10

Verse of the Day

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

   And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”  Isaiah 6:8

Isaiah opens this text by saying that he has seen the Lord yet he felt inadequate because he said that he had unclean lips and live among people with unclean lips. He felt like he couldn’t be used by God because of his past sins and the guilt. As a result of what Isaiah expressed the text says that his lips were touched with coal and he was told that his guilt was taken away and his sins were forgiven. Then he heard the Lord say, “Whom shall I send?” and Isaiah said here I am, send me.

There are times in our lives when the Lord has called us to do something yet we feel insecure about it because of our past. Many times people look at the things that they have done and allow those things to hang over their heads. So when the call comes they don’t feel like they are the right one to go and deliver the message that God has laid on their heart. The thing that we don’t’ realize is that God has already forgiven you; you just have to forgive yourself and turn to God.

You may find yourself feeling like you haven’t heard the voice of God calling you to do something and the misconception could be because of your past He hasn’t called. Perhaps He is waiting on you to volunteer before He tells you what He wants you to do. The one thing that we didn’t read in the text but has to be true is that Isaiah was at least willing to be used by God. The minute that he felt confident that his past wasn’t hanging over his head he immediately said that he was ready without knowing what he was going to do.

Jesus was willing to give His life for us before we were ever born into the world. The point was it didn’t matter to Him what our lives would be like because he was serving God. Isaiah didn’t know he had such a difficult task in front of him; he just wanted to serve the Lord. We were called to be servants by the example set by Jesus Christ. Part of our job is to carry the torch that Jesus handed to us and complete the race. Everyone has a past so don’t allow that to be a road block for your service to the Lord. Just because Jesus was so willing we to should be willing to serve even if we don’t know what the Lord has in store. That is where trust in the Lord comes in knowing that He will not harm us but prosper us.

Think back to the last conversation that you had with the Lord, I’m sure that He put something on your heart to do. Have you done it yet? Better yet the Bible says that the work if plentiful but the laborers are few. There is plenty of work to do so maybe it is time to pray about your unknown assignment and answer God by saying “Here I am, send me.”

God Bless,

Jesse R. Watson Jr.

Morning Coffee 11/5/10

Verse of the Day

A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2: 1-5

Jesus went back to Capernaum and the word got out that He was coming.
Because this was a once in a lifetime opportunity every body wanted to see Him. The Bible never mentioned these men names but there were four men carrying a friend on a stretcher who really needed to see Jesus badly.

They recognized that the crowd was too big and if they got in line they would be waiting forever. So instead of waiting for the opportunity to go in they decided to create one instead. They went to the top of the house and lowered the man through the roof with Jesus and when He saw this act of faith Jesus said that the man’s sins were forgiven. In other words his past was now erased. So He dealt with the man’s Spirit first then he dealt with him physically.

Eminem said,” If you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted- one moment. Would you capture it or just let it slip?”

The most valuable part of this story is how they took the initiative to make something happen. There were too many people waiting so they had to exert more of an effort to get in. Either way it was a sense of urgency for them. Now because they took the initiative to do what no one else did their outcome was favorable. They even recognized that it had to be a team effort in order to accomplish the goal that at one point seemed impossible.

You only get one shot, don’t miss your chance. Everyday we get the opportunity to experience life with new challenges. The fact of the matter is we only get one chance each day to get it as right as we possibly can. What ever your goals are, whatever you are trying to accomplish you should approach it with a sense of urgency and put your best effort forward.

On another note we should be pressing in to get closer to the Lord just like these men were. They took the initiative to make it happen and they did it together. There are too many of us running the same race but we are not doing it together. There really is strength in numbers. How hard is it to run a relay by yourself? Let us work on pulling together to press in and get closer to Jesus. If someone falls then there will be someone there to help carry you to the finish line. We have moments in our lives when we know for sure that Jesus is present take advantage of that moment to really draw closer to Him. We don’t know what tomorrow may bring all we have is right now. The Bible says in Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Focus on today, use your time wisely and know that you can get more accomplished if it is a team effort.

God Bless,

Jesse R. Watson Jr.

Morning Coffee 11/4/10

Verse of the day

“He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”- 2 Corinthians 3:6

In my college days I had a relationship with the Lord mostly because my parents and grandparents kept me in church. I gave my life to the Lord, in my mind back then that meant to be baptized and confess with my mouth and believe in my heart that Jesus Christ lived, died and rose again for me. I knew that I had to go to church and read the bible enough to qualify myself as a Christian. I did my best to abide by my general understanding of what I had read and heard from the preacher and felt like I was really strong in the environment that I was in.

I used my inner strength to avoid drinking and drugs even in a college atmosphere and to this day I still have never experimented with drugs nor have I had a drink of alcohol; not even beer or a wine cooler. Even though I was truly convicted I still missed the mark on fornication but in my mind I was an all around good person so I knew that I could make up for what I had done. It wasn’t until I had the incident with the truck falling on my chest, the narcolepsy and being homeless living with friends that I realized that I was just going through the motions with God. I was leaning on my own strength trying to make it into Heaven not realizing that God having total control was the key for me to truly get it. I wasn’t living a totally surrendered lifestyle; I had half way committed because part of me still wanted to be in control. As a result I found myself falling out of His will constantly.

Here Paul is comparing two covenants or two agreements. We have a choice to have life in the new covenant or we will end up breathing to death under the old covenant. Paul says that with the new covenant is life-giving, but the old covenant kills. A new covenant lifestyle is lived by the power of the Holy Spirit, who is the life-giver. This covenant gives life because it starts on the inside and work its way out. It works internally to produce change in our hearts and minds causing us to respond to life in a Godly manner. Paul describes this change in Ephesians 4:24 as “…the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.” God gives us righteousness, and he promises to make us holy men and women. It is his doing, not ours and this is what I was lacking in my college days and many people lack even today.

The old covenant is life lived in the power of self to be everything that we think that God wants us to be by our own power. The results here referred to as the letter kills because it forces us to be obedient, but doesn’t give us the internal power to obey. The nature of this covenant is trusting in self to please God by doing His will and we set ourselves up for failure taking this route. Sadly enough this is the place where many people are because they don’t want to release total control to the Spirit. Paul’s life was devoted to keeping every aspect of the written law of the Old Testament until his encounter with Jesus on the Damascus road. At that point he spent years trying to line himself up with God to really learn what it means to live out of God’s grace rather than his own self-effort. I went through a few life changing situations that opened my eyes and turn me to being sold out for God. Sadly many people have to go through something life changing to make up their mind to release all control to God.

My prayer is that the light turns on for all of us and we stay committed to a new covenant lifestyle. There is no way that by our own strength we can stay on track with God’s plans for our lives. The Bible says that our lives were predestined by God so if He has the plans let Him lead. God doesn’t need our help just our willingness to surrender totally to Him. Think about it when an event is sold out that means there is no more room for anyone else to enter, so we should all be sold out for God. Let us put our life on autopilot and allow the Lord to take the wheel. Now is the time to sit back and enjoy the ride knowing that the one in control has a direct route to your set destination.

God Bless,

Jesse R. Watson Jr.

Morning Coffee 11/3/10

Verse of the day

“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”- Romans 13:1

I found this interpretation on the internet quoted by Barclay, “Let everyone render due obedience to those who occupy positions of outstanding authority, for there is no authority which is not allotted its place by God.” Let every person place themselves habitually in subjection to the persons placed in control is the central theme here and the bottom line is leadership.

When looking at this text parenting comes to mind, marriages and even roles in the workplace. Children are to submit to their parent’s authority mostly because the Bible says so. They may not always like it but at the end of the day the parents have the responsibility to lead their children. However they train them up will be the foundation on which they stand when they grow older. Will parents always be right? In their eyes most of the time yes, however that is not always true but the children still have to submit regardless.

In marriages the men are called to lead. It doesn’t mean that the wife don’t have a say because she does marriage is a team effort. Women are called to follow their husbands lead because God placed the responsibility on the man. So for those women who have husbands that are leading God’s way to the best of their ability, trust their leadership. If a man makes a decision that is not favorable for your family he gets the heavy on that in God’s eyes. In other words he was called to lead and he will have to take the heat for it.

I had a situation at work last week where I was 10 minutes late and my new manager walked in and said, “The work day starts at 6:30 around here is there a reason that you can’t make it on time?” I have to be honest the God in me kept me from making matters worse. I did ask him why is it that no one has anything to say about all of the overtime I give and time on the weekends when I should be with my family. There is often a double standard in the work place because so many people where I work abuse their time like lunch for example. This same guy who asked me about being on time was late to work and a meeting called by upper management the next day and no one said a word. I realized that it is not my place to find weakness in the authority over me to justify my position. My job, even though I think it is not right, is to do my best to abide by the rule of those who have been placed in authority over me. If I do my part and we still have some problems then the responsibility goes to the person in charge. We have to submit because God says so and we want to please Him. Once it is all said and done the bottom line is pleasing God and doing everything we can to accomplish that goal. We are called to submit to the authority in place and if they don’t do their part you still have to do your part because God established this order.

If you are in leadership make it a point to lead with integrity and with excellence. Most importantly our goal hopefully is to be a servant leader, one who works hard to not be self serving but to think harder on how to respect, value and motivate those you lead. In Jesus Name.

God Bless,

Jesse R. Watson Jr.

Morning Coffee 11/2/10

Verse of the Day

During the time Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, became angry and conspired to assassinate King Xerxes. But Mordecai found out about the plot and told Queen Esther, who in turn reported it to the king, giving credit to Mordecai. Esther 2:21-22

Mordecai, who resided in Susa, the metropolis of Persia which is now Iran, adopted his orphan cousin Esther and raised her as his own daughter. He was a part of the Tribe of Benjamin. Mordecai was apart of the Jewish people who were held captive and after 70 years were set free and allowed to go home. Mordecai and many other chose to stay in Persia. While God was never mentioned in the book of Esther by reading the story you know that He was present.

Mordecai in this particular text helps us to see how when you are in the will of God, favor happens. Since Mordecai was Esther’s cousin and adopted father, when he heard of the King’s plan to find a new queen, he gave wise counsel to Esther and that helped her become the Queen of Persia. Remember they were enslaved prior to this. Mordecai was promoted to the position of royal court advisor after deliberately trying to gain the favor of the king. His position was referred to as one of those who sat at the King’s gate which indicated his position of closeness to the king. While holding this position Mordecai overheard two of the king’s eunuchs plotting to kill the king. As a result of Mordecai’s faithfulness to the king the plan was foiled and Mordecai’s service was recorded in the royal chronicles.
This is kind of deep because the story is so rich with information, however I will get to the point that I want to make with this part of the story. The text starts out with “in those days while Mordecai sat within the king’s gate”. Now this indicates two things for me.

Mordecai was in a position that we all find ourselves in sometimes and that position is trapped feeling like there is no way out. First in those days and the word sat means that Mordecai didn’t stay in that position forever. Surrendering to God will put you in line for an automatic promotion. With God you can’t do anything but excel, be delivered; be set aside for His glory. We just have to be willing to surrender to God.

Not only that, it also indicates that Mordecai, a former prisoner, had to have a position of importance if he is trusted to watch the king’s gate. We are all important to God and we are right where He can use us most.
All of us are keepers of the gate and don’t even realize it. We have the favor of the king and deny ourselves the right to enjoy it. God trust us all to be good stewards, managers of everything He has given us and it is our job to honor Him.

What if Mordecai was out of position he wouldn’t have heard their plan and would not have been able to be used by God? How many times has God caught you out of position but He spared you anyway? Stop taking God for granted and don’t move until God gives the green light. Even though Mordecai didn’t have a high ranking position with the king, he was still grateful until his change. The promise here is that his change is coming but he is not trying to rush it and by the end of the story he was exalted by God. Many of us are not in a high position in our jobs or wherever but that doesn’t mean that God can’t use us. When God places you somewhere even if there is some discomfort we have to learn to be still because God is up to something. I’m sure sitting at the gate wasn’t comfortable but Mordecai was pleased to do it and the Lord showed him favor as a result. So consider it pure joy my brothers and sister the position that you are in because God is trying to make you complete where you won’t lack anything.

God Bless
Jesse R. Watson Jr.

Morning Coffee 11/1/10

Verse of the day

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,”- Ephesians 1:18

There are times when my wife and I are talking and she is trying to get me to understand where she is coming from. She tends to get very descriptive hoping that it would trigger my memory. Instead of saying forget it she may go a little deeper in her attempt to turn on the light for me until I say ooh yeah I remember. She really wanted me to have that “Ah Ha” moment expressing that I finally understood what she was telling me; she wanted me to see it for myself.

Here Paul is doing the same thing with the Church in Ephesus. He reminded them in a later chapter that they used to be in darkness but now they are in the light. What Paul was praying for was for them to have an “AH Ha” moment. He wanted them to say ok I see what you are telling me Lord. Paul knows that as a man thinks in his heart it will determine how he walks. So his prayer is that they really get a complete understanding of God’s grace and His love for them that they will order their steps in such a way that is pleasing to God.

Paul’s prayer is not only for the Church at Ephesus; it is also for all who have been brought into the light. As a minister my sincere hope for everyone that I encounter is that you have a relationship with the Lord. Even more I want you to love the Lord more than anything and fear Him like I do. I really want people to let the mind that is in Christ Jesus be also in them and everyday they strive to please the Lord in all that they do and to be more like Him. Just like the deer that pants for streams of water so should our souls pant for the Lord.

At the end of the day Paul is saying that his prayer is that the same passion and desire that he has to please and serve God he hopes that it is contagious. He hopes that being exposed to the light is a small flame that causes us all to be on fire for the Lord. If more people who claim to be in Christ were more Christ-like the world really would be a better place. Being naughty by nature or just the fact that we are human is not an excuse because we all have a choice and we are all accountable for our decisions. God has great plans for us all and it all comes down to us watching our walk. Let us choose to line up with God more often than we have so that we may completely know the hope to which He has called each us.

God bless,

Jesse R. Watson Jr.

Morning Coffee 10/29/10

Verse of the Day

For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them Proverbs 1:32

It is already clear that we live in a microwave thinking society where many people want what they want quickly. The media is desensitizing us if we let it to the point where many people don’t fear God anymore. So many of our youth and young adults alike believe that God exist however He doesn’t have any real power at least not in their lives. So what do they do? They depend on themselves for strength, on themselves to make it through or they just sit and wait it out claiming that it was bound to pass sooner or later. All the while they are just allowing a wedge to come between them and the only one who saves.

Here when the Bible mentions waywardness it is talking about disobedience. You know when you knowingly go against the grain. I can tell my boys to stop running through the house and five minutes later they are right back at it again. After the third time three strikes you out and now I become the disciplinarian. After that my tolerance level has decreased so I react a lot sooner just so that they can get the picture of how serious I am with them. Don’t be fooled I learned that from somewhere and it wasn’t my earthly father but my Heavenly father showed me that. God hates disobedience and He has His own way of dealing with it. The text says that your disobedience will kill you and you being foolish enough to think that things are just suppose to go your way will destroy you.

There are some people who have allowed themselves to believe that they are so good at being them that everybody and everything is suppose to jump when they say jump. The Bible will forever proclaim that, “For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.” So on God’s worst day, if He ever had one, He is still wiser than all of us together on our best day. Moses found out the hard way.

God told Moses when the Israelites were in the desert complaining about water, to speak to the rock before the people and it will pour out water for the community and their livestock over in the book of Numbers. Instead Moses raised his hands and not once but twice struck the rock and it poured out water. Even in your disobedience God will still get His Glory so why not do the right thing and possibly be exalted. God told Moses and his brother Aaron that because of their disobedience they will not be able to take His people into the land that He promised them. They saw it but they never got to it all because of disobedience so death was their fate. I’m not saying that God will take us out immediately but He can if He chooses to and I am not willing to take that chance and try Him on that one.
I know and understand that nothing goes my way but His way. If what I wanted to happen happens then it had nothing to do with who I am but it has everything to do with how I am lined up with Him. We can’t afford to be complacent and just expect things to happen how we want it too. We have to operate in the Power of God doing our part however staying out of God’s way at the same time. He knows what’s best for us and has too much planned for us to be disobedient. Choose to follow the Lord’s command; don’t go against it because whoever is against God is an enemy of God. The bible said that keeping God’s commands are what counts and I don’t want to be overlooked.
God Bless,

Jesse R. Watson Jr.

Morning Coffee 10/28/10

Verse of the day

“For, “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you.”- 1 Peter 1:24-25

When I think about the analogy of men being like the grass and their glory like the flowers of the field, I think about what it takes to keep the grass green and the flowers alive. Lawn care is one of the biggest business’ around and there is so much work to be done that market will take a while before it is saturated. You have to water your grass on a regular basis. Some people take the time out to go and stand outside for at least an hour waving at the neighbors while they water. Some go to Home Depot and buy the little sprinklers that you connect to your water hose and they may go through two or three different kinds before they find the one that works. Then there are those who are like my neighbor, he spent the entire summer digging up his yard and running piping underground. I assisted him making sure that everything was measured out and lined up and it is a long process when you want it done right. He is just about finished putting the system in now even though it will do him no good soon with winter coming in.

Flowers are the same way they need special attention on a regular basis in order for them to survive. Either way both of them require so much and they never last the entire year; you always find yourself having to start over at some point. Depending on people is really the same way you can only count on them for so long, some longer than others. With the flowers and the grass seasons change and that bring new challenges and with people they may have a new season everyday it just depends on how life happens. You may have someone on your side one day and you may look at them funny and before you know it you are on your own. The bible says for us not to put our trust in man because he can’t save and it is so true.

Christians in the work place are so interesting to me. Some of them give you this great presentation to let you know that they are a believer too but once they get pressure from the powers that be their Christianity is out the door or maybe just hidden for a minute. I have run into a few who are very consistent but not many. Make it a point to be as consistent as you can be no matter where you are.

The main point here is that there is nothing or anyone that you can depend on from start to finish like the word of God. The Word has stood the test of time and it is still standing. If you want to measure the integrity of a man measure them against the word. If you need an answer to any issue that you may face, the only thing that is going to remain true is the word. You can depend on it when you are up or down or even sideways. The word won’t cut any corners for you, it will correct you and put you in your place in love and it will encourage you along your way even to the point of giving you a little praise for doing the right thing. Just like the text says and I know it is true because I have tried it; the word of the Lord stands forever.

Many people think that they need coffee to make it through the day just to find out that they will crash later if they stop drinking it. What you really need is the word of God to help you make it through the day and you will crash eventually if you don’t have a constant supply.

God Bless,

Jesse R. Watson Jr.