Monday, 25 April 2016

"Resisting the Devil Made Easy"

You have to come to the place in your walk with God where you pay no attention to what the enemy of your soul is doing or whispering to you. Instead, give it your all and direct your whole attention to what the lover of your soul is speaking to you today.

"Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. " (James 4:7 NKJV).

Friday, 22 April 2016

Intercession

Why is intercession so important? Because when we pray for others, we position ourselves right into heartbeat of God. 

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:1-4). 

Sunday, 27 March 2016

"Follow Your Convictions"

I prefer to stay in the right lane when I am on the highway because for me the left lanes are reserved to overtake cars.

On our way to our training my co-worker who was driving with me told me that her GPS suggested we take a left in a few miles. In anticipation of that upcoming turn I decided move over to the left lane. As I continued to head in that direction three of our co-workers passed by us in 2 cars. Like us they were heading out to the training site with the exception that they took a right and not a left at the next intersection.

Now I had a dilemma. I had to very quickly decide who I was going to follow: my co-worker's GPS or the co-workers ahead of us.
I made a choice, took a right and followed our co-workers. My thought was that staying together was far better than to be separated even if one of us would evidently be wrong. Well, we came to find out very soon that my co-worker and I we were mislead.

I learned a good lesson that day: to always do what is right and follow your inner convictions even if you face opposition. It is not the voice of reason you need to follow but the Lords still voice. With this compass in your heart you will always be safe, secure and on the road that leads to life, liberty and happiness.

Much love,
-Suzanne Tanner

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me" (John 10:27 NKJV).


"Fullness of Life"

I had such a fulfilling Saturday that when waking up this morning at 5:45 am I thought it was Monday and I had overslept.

"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" (John 10:10 NKJV).

Thursday, 24 March 2016

"No Keeping of Records"

At my workplace we recently transitioned to a new software for our clinic. All data that was stored in the old system had to be carried over into the new software. When I checked the appointment records I saw that only the future appointment had transitioned and in some cases one or two past records. But mostly all the history from the past had gone.

That spoke so deeply to me, because now there was really no trace of how many times a client had missed or rescheduled and appointment. It was like a clean slate. We could not determine the sometimes bad performance of a client. These records had all gone.

That's what happens when you surrender your life to Christ. He forgives you, He washes you and your past clean from any negative sting. The promise in 2 Corinthians 5:17 becomes alive and becomes truth for you. This happened to me in 1995 at the age of 35 when I so badly needed a fresh start and Jesus came into my life and everything became new to me.

It's never too late for you too. You can have a fresh start even today.

Much love,
-Suzanne Tanner

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV).

Sunday, 13 March 2016

"Overcoming the World"

I have come to realize that there is no true happiness and no real life for me outside of Jesus the Christ.

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33 NIV).

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

"Jesus Has Hope For You"

There are lives that are so devastated and so broken that from a human perspective there is no hope for them. But there is One, that has the power to heal and transform lives. His name is Jesus Christ. I know this for certain.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18&19)