Thursday, 28 January 2016

"Say it Backwards"

In America you often see a sticker on a car saying "God Bless America". I honestly think it is time to turn it around and say "America Bless God".

I believe that God has blessed many nations like America and also Switzerland but we have told him through many of our actions (abortion, taking prayer out of school etc.) that we don't need Him and His blessings. I personally want to bless God by living a life that gives Him honor and glory. Does God need glory or honor or my love? Absolutely, because for this reason we have been created to worship and love Him wholeheartedly.


Psalm 103 (NKJV)
Praise for the Lord’s Mercies

A Psalm of David.

103 Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

6 The Lord executes righteousness
And justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
9 He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.

11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
12 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father pities his children,
So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
14 For He knows our frame;
He remembers that we are dust.

15 As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
And its place remembers it no more.[a]
17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,
18 To such as keep His covenant,
And to those who remember His commandments to do them.

19 The Lord has established His throne in heaven,
And His kingdom rules over all.

20 Bless the Lord, you His angels,
Who excel in strength, who do His word,
Heeding the voice of His word.
21 Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,
You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
22 Bless the Lord, all His works,
In all places of His dominion.

Bless the Lord, O my soul!
 

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

"Don't Take it Personal"

Don't let a persons negative mood influence your own well-being.

This happened to me yesterday as I was interacting with a client that I perceived as unfriendly. Oh how was I mistaken only to hear that she just lost her husband and she is pregnant.

Time to be compassionate and understanding. Everybody deserves the same respect regardless of their performance. It's never about you and me but all about them. God will take care of us. You never know what a person is going through.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

"Making Everything Better"

When God restores something to you, He makes it better than it was before. God's restoration power can happen in every area of our lives be it for yourself, marriage, health, friendships, finances and so forth.

For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord, ‘Because they called you an outcast saying: “This is Zion; No one seeks her.”’ (Jeremiah 30:17 NKJV).

Saturday, 16 January 2016

About Discipline

Any kind of discipline will always bring along a reward be it physical exercise, eating right or seeking God.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV).

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

"About Investments"

The greatest investment you can ever make is to invest yourself in another persons life.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

"I Am The God Who Heals You"

When I lived in Iowa I used to operate a Swiss bakery out of my home every single Friday. On one of my baking days a heavy metal rolling pin fell on my right foot and I would dare say broke my little toe. Very quickly it turned blue, was swollen and very painful for months to come. I figured that I would have to live with a fractured toe for the rest of my life.

For some reason I tried to wiggle my little toe last night in my sleep and realized a) the pain had gone and b) the swelling was reduced. When I woke up I tried to wiggle it again and there was absolutely no pain. To my surprise the LORD healed this little toe for me without trumpeting it out :-) It was done in the silence of His presence and made me glad and very thankful.

Today the LORD wants to reassure you with this little toe healing story that He is good, He adores you, He loves you and He wants to make you glad. The key to His goodness is faith and it is yours for the taking. 

I pray that you find gladness of heart and delight in the presence of Almighty God.

Much love,
-Suzanne Tanner 
 
"If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you." (Exodus 15:26 NKJV).

Sunday, 29 November 2015

"Let God Have His Way"

I made a surprising experience when I handed our Chihuahua doggie Davey over to the new groomer and let her have her way with him. He did not try to nibble at her or resist the pedicure at all. In the past I would have to hold him and I try to comfort him because it has been an increasing struggle for the groomer to cut his nails. But not this time. So odd, as soon as I let go, the groomer took care, got the job done in no time and Davey was just the perfect, obedient dog.

This is no different with your concerns and worries and whatever is out of our control. You hand these things over to God and let Him have His way. You see, you can't be in charge and let God be in charge at the same time. You have to choose.

So start out with something small and then see how He will work it out for good. As your faith growths commit more areas of your life into His hands. Remember, it's a process and everything in the Kingdom of God starts out small.

I hope this story encouraged you to let go and let God have His way in your life. If you have any questions or would like to just connect, send an email to suzanne@newheart.ws.

Much love,
-Suzanne Tanner

"Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:5-7 NKJV).