Morning Coffee 4/24/12 Throwback

Verse of the day

“For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the
ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your
freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.”- 1 Peter
2:15-16

Most of my life, I have lived following Christ. Again as I stated
before, I have never had anything to drink or smoke ever. So there
were times especially during my college years where I was considered
by friends as “Mr. Goody” or something because I wouldn’t walk on the
edge like some of them did. Some of them would always say to me that
God wouldn’t punish me for do something wrong. I even had a
girlfriend at that time who would always say to me that she was going
to slip some alcohol in something that I had because I didn’t want to
drink. I never liked getting in trouble or having to deal with the
consequences because I saw others go through it and I was always
scared of the Lord.

Living as a servant is a lifestyle, and something that you can turn
on and off. It is also a decision that you have to be committed to
and trust me if you are committed to God then He is truly going to be
Faithful to you. As a result of my decision God has come through in
some of the most frustrated times of my life. He has made me an
overcomer so many times that I am convinced, truly that nothing can
separate me from the love of God.

I can truly say that living as a servant of God, while it may not
always be easy, is well worth it. Through Christ I have experienced
many ups and downs, however I can say that it is only through Christ
that I went through those times and truly experienced Victory.

There are a lot wolves in sheep’s clothing in the world and we have
to be careful with whom we allow to be in our space. As believers you
have to make sure that you are not one of those people. Live life to
the fullest and live free, the only condition is that the only way to
do that is through Christ.

God Bless
Jesse Watson Jr.

Morning Coffee 4/18/12

“[For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A song.] God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”- Psalm 46:1
The Amplified version says, “GOD IS our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.”
The New Living Translation says, “God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.”

We are all familiar with superheroes. As children we either were just fascinated by them or wanted to be them. How exciting to have someone to swoop through in your time of need and take away whatever posed itself as a threat to you. That just all make believe right?

That statement is not true to a certain degree. No matter how you read this we can trust God. The text is saying that God is a mighty shelter and He is impenetrable meaning He can withstand anything. Just think if you had on a bullet proof vest, they are designed so that no bullet can penetrate them. You will still be able to feel the effects of the attack but it won’t harm you. Isn’t that true to our lives now? There are some things that we go through that we can feel the affects of but it causes us no harm. That’s Jesus Christ, our hero, the one who lightens the blow for us daily. We wear His imputed righteousness and that protects us.

In the stories of the superheroes, victims often call on their names and then out of the blue the hero appears to save the day. Well all we have to do is call on the name of Jesus Christ and He is a very present help in our time of need. His word says that He will never leave us nor forsake and it says that He who watches over Israel neither slumber nor sleep, so why wouldn’t He do the same for us. He is on watch 24/7. There are many differences between the superheroes we grew up watching and Jesus Christ.

They are human.

He is the son of God.

They have special powers.

He has all power.

They would want you to keep their secret to yourself.

He wants you to tell the world about Him.

They have a weakness

He personifies strength.

They come when you call.

He is always present with you and everyone else at all times.

They have to live to protect.

He unselfishly died to be our savior, so that we could live.

The awesome part is knowing that IF you are in God, in Christ you are fully protected and He is always ready to help. There is a song that says,” Trust in God, Never doubt. Just Believe, He’ll work it out.” Jesus Christ died to prove how much He loves us and He came to serve. We don’t need another hero when we have Jesus Christ.

He was sent to serve and you are His priority.

God Bless,
Jesse R. Watson Jr.

Morning Coffee (Throwback) 4/16/12

Verse of the day

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their
work: If one falls down,
his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has
no one to help him up!”- Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

There is a saying that states two heads are better than one. At that
point at least there is someone to bounce your information off of and
confirm where you are or give some insight on a better way.

I know for me there have been many times that I would not have made
it if I were by myself. I have a very select group of people that I
call friend, my best friend being my wife. These people have given me
life when I was down, a smile if I was sad, a good laugh just
because, an awesome return on my investment in them you name it. I
thank God for them because there was a time when I thought I could do
everything myself.

I remember when I had Narcolepsy, lost my job, car being repossessed,
roommate bailed out on me with six months left on the lease, evicted
and homeless. That was a really rough time in my life and to make
matters worse I didn’t want to let anyone in my private space. As a
result I had a life threatening sickness; where I was labeled as
totally disabled and there is no cure for it, jobless and about to be
homeless and I had no one to really lean on.

I had no one because I didn’t allow anyone to know everything. God
and I had a very long conversation one day and the light came on. I
had three people at the time that I allowed access to everything and
things began to change. Through them I met my wife, I had a roof over
my head rent free until my situation changed, they helped me start my
own business and really got me back on my feet. Most importantly they
got me back in tune with God for real which leads to me being HEALED
BY GOD form narcolepsy.

If it weren’t for that time in my life and the people that I had to
lean on I would not be here today. The most inspiring of those
friends is my wife who chose to believe in me even when I didn’t
believe in myself. I had nothing, no job, no house, no clear direction
on where I was going and none of that mattered to her. Her patience
with me and love for me gave me new life and here we are 14 years and
two children later. God is so faithful and true to His word.

Nothing good EVER comes out of doing anything by yourself. Appreciate
the friends that God has given you and especially your husband /wife
because they are like you lifeline when you can’t find your way.

Many of you have made a significant impact on my life and you may not
know it, so I give you your roses now. Thank you and I love you.

No one deserves to live life alone and the Bible is very clear when
it says two are better than one.

God Bless,

Jesse

Morning Coffee 4/10/12

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:42

This was a very trying time in the life of Jesus Christ. Here He was faced with being separated from His Father as a sacrifice for so many others who don’t know Him. He is expressing his distress and sorrows because He knew what was coming. Jesus Christ was faced with making a decision on life or death. We all know that He chose death out of obedience to God and to give us the opportunity to have life.

What I find that is so interesting is that Jesus Christ died to save lives long before many had been born so we had no way of knowing Him to even decide to accept Him as our personal Lord and Savior. Regardless to that fact we don’t deserve the sacrifice by Jesus Christ, He died so that we can live.

Sitting in church Sunday listening to the pastor, I begin to think about this. What if we had to make a decision like Jesus did? What if we had to choose between life and dying on the cross especially for people that we don’t know? Then it hit me. I am more than sure that if any of us had to make that choice more often than not the answer would be to live. I don’t know too many people who are willing to die, especially not for anyone else.

So then I pose this question to everyone. If life is our choice over death, then why do so many people choose death daily? There are so many things that we dilute ourselves with that is slowly killing us daily and we freely choose it. We are called to pick up our cross daily yet so many people refuse or the timing is not right for them, their lives have to be in a certain place first.

Jesus had a moment when He thought about all of the suffering that He had to endure for us. The interesting thing that made Him ask for the cup to pass Him was the thought of being separated from God not the pain. We live in a society where things that cause death, is the popular choice and I am not just talking about physical death, we are talking about spiritual death. This is why the Bible says for us to die to our flesh daily because it is in constant battle with the Spirit. You know in the end one of them have to win and the victor is the one that we give power to. Romans 8:6 says, “The mind of a sinful is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.”

Given the decision, what do you choose? Life or death? Jesus Christ chose life for you and I before we were ever thought of and if given the chance He would do it again. “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:6-8

The choice is yours. Choose wisely, daily.

God Bless,

Jesse Watson Jr.

Morning Coffee 4/4/12

“The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.” Ecclesiastes 7:8

Sprinters understand that when they are competing, how they start will dictate how they finish. An athlete who has to run the 40 yard dash knows all to well that if their start is horrible then their time will not be good. In most races it is important to those who participate to get off to a great start because their biggest concern is always about positioning themselves to win.

Life is in essence a race as well and marriage for some is a part of that race. How you start in a marriage is very important. The foundation in which it is built upon really determines if there is a chance for your marriage to survive. In most relationships the beginning normally is often the best memories. You laugh, and spend quality time together in such a way that nothing else really matters. As time progress, your marriage evolves and some often get lost in the hustle and bustle of the day and get away from those things that brought you together.

There is a great responsibility of husbands and wives to make it a point to still enjoy each other, leaning on the things that brought you together and create new landmarks in your relationship to build on. It is not always easy and the truth of the matter is that it takes two not one.

Marriage is a covenant not a contract. A covenant is an eternal agreement with God while a contract is temporary and has rule for you to break your agreement. So with that said how you finish is just as important as how you start. It is true that in some cases people lose interest in each other and their relationship fades, but you have to ask yourself what role did you play and can it be fixed.

God wants us to start strong and finish strong and we can’t allow things like pride to get in the way. The Bible says that pride comes before destruction so in a prideful situation you know what comes next. In God’s eyes how you finish is very important as a matter of fact here the text is saying that finishing is better than starting!

If your marriage is on life support, ask yourself have I done everything that I can to finish strong despite my husband/wife’s efforts. If your answer is no or you have doubt then you have work to do because at the end of the day God is more interested in how you finish. After all you made a vow to your spouse and a covenant with God. Even runners get tired but they don’t stop running, they have certain techniques that they apply to help them get their second wind to finish the race.

Don’t quit if you can stand it, just push. God is rooting for you and so am I.

God Bless,

Jesse Watson Jr.

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