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NOT ABOUT WINNING

ďFor as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.Ē

Proverbs 23: 7 King James Version

I just read a true story about a young man who was never able to make a basket when their team played. One day during a game, all of the players on both teams kept giving him the basketball so that he would have a chance to make a basket. The scorekeepers and everyone in the audience was cheering him on. He finally made a basket and everyone rejoiced with him. His team lost but I know that Jesus watched with tears of joy and happiness in His heart to see the love that was given to this dear young man.

Oí dear friends, itís not about winning in this life or how much money we can make. Itís not even about being recognized for our accomplishments; it is all about loving Jesus and others. Even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written if everything that Jesus has done was recorded. What is recorded is how much He Loves us and how precious we are to Him. The love that we show to others is what Jesus is recording and what touches His heart.

I have received countless phone calls, emails and regular mail from people who have asked me to publish the writings that Jesus inspires me to write. I receive emails almost every month from pastors and missionaries on the mission field who ask me to mail my book to them. I have had to tell all of them that these writings will never be sold as they are a free gift from the heart of Jesus. If God moves and I come into a lot of money, then I will have the writings printed and bound into a book and give the books away.

It is not important to me that people know that I wrote these writings; what is important to me is that they know how much Jesus Loves them and how much I love Jesus. Without Jesus, life doesnít make any sense and is meaningless. We can have all the money, possessions and fame in the world but if we donít have Jesus in our hearts and if we arenít telling others how great Jesus is, then all of that is in vain and stinks in the nostrils of Jesus. The only thing that touches Jesus is the condition of our hearts. This is what life is all about; the condition of our hearts before a Holy God. What does God see when He looks in your heart? Does He see love for others or does He see selfishness and greed?

Joanne Lowe
January 11, 2007

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