Friday, June 5, 2020

HAVE YOU DECIDED

"And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest."

Matthew 8:19
King James Version

Sundar Singh wrote the hymn "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus". Do we mean the words we sing in this hymn? "I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, i have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, no turning back." There are people who will go to another country on a mission trip but these same people won't go across town to visit people who are lonely and discouraged. You may think you don't have any talents, that you can't do anything for Jesus but all of us can encourage people and tell them that Jesus loves them.

We are either following Jesus or we're following satan. Who are you following and who are you serving. There is no middle ground. Are you serving Jesus? If not, why aren't you serving Him? Jesus left His Father, His home and all that He had to come to earth and die for us on the cross. Edith Margaret Clarkson wrote one of my favorite hymns "So Send I You". The words in this beautiful hymn touch my heart.

"So send I you to bind the bruised and broken Over wandering souls to work, to weep, to wake To bear the burdens of a world a-weary So send I you to suffer for My sake." Do you love Jesus enough to shut off the television, get out of your comfort zone and tell everyone you see how much Jesus loves them? May God help us to spread the unconditional love of Jesus to everyone we see. It will make Jesus happy.

Making Jesus happy should be the heart's desire of every Christian. We have a tender compassionate Saviour Who loves us so much He died for us.


Joanne Lowe
June 5, 2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020

HOW MANY

"Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven."

Matthew 18:21, 22 
King James Version

A mother was yelling at her son and said "You said you weren't going to do this again. How many times do I have to forgive you?" Jesus said was are to forgive every time we are asked to forgive someone. Sometimes we act like we never do anything wrong or say anything to hurt people. I submit to you on the authority of the Word of God that there was only one perfect Person who ever lived or ever will live and His Name is Jesus.

How dare you and I go to a Holy God and ask Him to forgive us when we refuse to forgive those who have hurt us. One day we will stand before a Holy God and give an account of the way we treated Jesus and each other. How it must hurt our Heavenly Father and break His heart when He sees and hears some of the things we do and say.

Heavenly Father, please forgive me for the times when I have allowed unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment and anger to remain in my heart. I'm sorry that I hurt You. Thank You for the privilege You have given me to serve Your beloved Son. I pray for all who are hurting physically and emotionally. Please comfort and encourage them as You have done for me so many times. I love You, dear Father, and I appreciate all You do for me. In Jesus' Name, I pray. Amen.


Joanne Lowe
June 4, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

THE KING

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:"

1 Thessalonians 4:16
King James Version

AndraĆ© Crouch wrote one of my favorite hymns "Soon and Very Soon". I love the words in this beautiful hymn. "No more cryin' there we are goin' to see the King, No more cryin' there we are goin' to see the King, No more cryin' there we are goin' to see the King, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, we’re goin' to see the King!"

Yes, one happy joyful day Jesus is coming back for us and we will not only have the privilege of seeing Him face to face, we will be with Him for eternity. What a Saviour! What a Friend, this Jesus of Nazareth! All hail, King Jesus! Worthy is the Lamb of God"

Bill and Gloria Gaither wrote the beautiful hymn "Family of God" What a healing balm it is to our weary battle scarred heart to know that we are part of the family of God. "I'm so glad I'm part of the family of God. I've been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood! Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod, For I'm part of the family, The Family of God."

Heavenly Father, thank You for giving Jesus to die on the cross for our sins so we can be saved and be part of Your family. I pray for all who are discouraged and lonely. Please comfort and encourage them as you have done for me so many times. In Jesus' Name, I pray. Amen.


Joanne Lowe
June 3, 2020

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

EVERY DAY

"Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be."

Deuteronomy 33:25
King James Version

Lina Sandell wrote one of my favorite hymns "Day By Day". I love these words in this beautiful hymn. "Day by day, and with each passing moment, Strength I find, to meet my trials here; Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment, I’ve no cause for worry or for fear. He whose heart is kind beyond all measure Gives unto each day what He deems best— Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure, Mingling toil with peace and rest."

We can trust our Heavenly Father to take care of us. He loves us unconditionally and He will never yell at us, hit us or kick us out of Heaven as some dads kick their children out of their home. Our Heavenly Father is a tender compassionate Father Who loves us so much He gave His beloved Son to die on the cross for our sins so we can be saved.

Civilla D. Martin wrote the hymn "God Will Take of You" I'm so glad the words in this inspiring hymn are true. "Through days of toil when heart doth fail, God will take care of you; When dangers fierce your path assail, God will take care of you." Yes, every day our loving Heavenly Father takes care of us and He always will take care of us.

Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us unconditionally even when we sometimes fail You and hurt You. I pray for all who are discouraged, lonely, hurting and who feel like giving up. Please comfort and encourage them as You have done for me so many times. Thank You for all You do for us every day. I love You, Heavenly Father. I love You, Jesus. I love You, Holy Spirit. In Jesus' Name, I pray. Amen.


Joanne Lowe
June 2, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

STILL ABLE

"If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king."

Daniel 3:17
King James Version

God Who delivered them from the fiery furnace and also delivered us from satan through the cleansing atoning blood of Jesus is still able to deliver us today. William A. Ogden wrote the hymn "He Is Able to Deliver Thee". I love these words. "Tis the grandest theme, let the tidings roll, To the guilty heart, to the sinful soul; Look to God in faith, He will make thee whole, Our God is able to deliver thee."

One day God looked down from Heaven and saw the world was in desperate need of a Saviour so He gave His beloved Son to die for our sins on the cross so we can be saved. What an amazing unconditional love Jesus gave us when He allowed them to crucify Him on the cross for your sins and for my sins. O how Jesus loves you. Thank You, Jesus, for loving us unconditionally and dying for our sins so we can be saved and go to Heaven. I love You so much, dear Jesus, and one happy joyful day I will see You face to face.


Joanne Lowe
June 1, 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020

OUR SAVIOUR CARES

"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."

1 Peter 5:7
King James Version

Rev. Frank E. Graeff wrote one of my favorite hymns "Does Jesus Care?" I love the words in this inspiring hymn. "Oh yes, He cares, I know He cares, His heart is touched with my grief; When the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know my Savior cares." Yes, Jesus cares when we are discouraged and lonely and He has promised that He will never leave us.

Ludie D. Pickett wrote the inspiring hymn "Never Alone". I'm so glad the words in this heart touching hymn are true. "When in affliction’s valley I tread the road of care, My Savior helps me carry The cross so heavy to bear; Though all around me is darkness, Earthly joys all flown; My Savior whispers His promise, Never to leave me alone!"

Thank You, dear Jesus, for caring, for loving us unconditionally and for never leaving us. You are so precious to me and I love You and long for the day when I will see You face to face.


Joanne Lowe
May 31, 2020

Saturday, May 30, 2020


NEVER

"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

John 8:12
King James Version

Sometimes it gets very dark outside when it is raining or when the electricity goes off and sometimes when people say sarcastic and cruel words to us the light in our heart grows dim. However, Jesus is not only the light of the world, He is also the light in our heart and when people say things to us that hurts us, Jesus shines His light a little brighter in our heart.

Philip P. Bliss wrote one of my favorite hymns "The Light of the World is Jesus" I'm so glad the words in this beautiful hymn are true. "No darkness have we Who in Jesus abide; The Light of the world is Jesus! We walk in the light When we follow our Guide! The Light of the world is Jesus!" When we say sarcastic and cruel words to people, we might as well take a knife and plunge it into their heart.

Jesus does not want us to live a life filled with sadness and despair. Jesus tells us in the Bible. "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10). Are you walking in the light of our precious Saviour or are you still walking in the darkness of satan?

Joanne Lowe
May 30, 2020