Sunday, 26 February 2017

"How Does Obedience Look Like?"

But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” 
(Luke 11:28 NKJV).

"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." (James 1:22 NKJV)

I am always amazed at our Chihuahua doggie Davey how obedient he is. I mean Davey (almost) every time responds to the "No, Wait, Come" words. Just recently I introduced the "come" word with giving him a treat. He is so smart and has such a good memory that when I say "come" he comes right away and waits for the treat. The treat is then all he can think about and he leaves his playground of sniffing behind and follows me. Such a smart dog. 

Always makes me think though if only we were as smart as Davey and would respond to God's mere words.

It is my prayer today, that not only I but all of us would be doers of the Word of God and would understand obedience so that we could find abundant life and joy and peace.

With much love,
-Suzanne tanner

Monday, 13 February 2017

"Touch Somebody Profoundly"

You never know how broken a person is, until you touch them  profoundly.

This happened to me last week as I was working the front desk at our clinic. A young girl came to the desk and as I was observing her she mentioned that it was her birthday. I said to her "Would you like us to sing Happy Birthday for you"? She nodded and so we sang to her and even the Asian patients that were waiting in the lobby area joined in. Right there in that moment she started to sob and cry. This came to my great surprise and I realized that she was profoundly touched by kindness.

It's so true, we never really know how broken a person is, until we reach out and touch them with kindness. So let's get out of our own way and for one moment just ponder on what the Lord would have us do to a person. A smile, a kind word, a compliment.

"Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me." (Matthew 25:40 NKJV).

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

"Choose well"

I get this, you can make good choices (pro-life) and you can make bad choices (pro-choice) and abortion is one of the latter one. And get this, less than 1% of all abortions take place because of rape and/or incest.

Since the Roe & Wade ruling in 1973 a total of 59,781,459 abortions have been performed in the US.

"This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live"
(Deuteronomy 30:19 NIV).

Sunday, 22 January 2017

What moves the Heart of God?

What really moves God Almighty? Protesting or praying? Marching or kneeling?
And as for me and my family we will serve the Lord.
May you all have a peaceful Sunday.

On a personal note I cannot wait to see protesters become prayer warriors.

"He shall judge between the nations,
And rebuke many people;
They shall beat their swords into plowshares,
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Neither shall they learn war anymore".

(Isaiah 2:4 NKJV).


Sunday, 8 January 2017

"You Need To Develop Your Own Opinion"

It's high time to develop an own opinion of what is going on in the world instead of looking to what the media has to say.

Now is the time to seek the Lord and to listen to what the Holy Spirit has to say. This privilege is only available to those that have surrendered their life to Jesus the Christ a 100%.

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

Friday, 23 December 2016

Don't say anything!

Sometimes you don't have to respond to a challenging confrontation. You just don't say anything and it will shrivel up and leave. I experienced that yesterday to my great amazement.

Jesus Before Pilate

"Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

“You have said so,” Jesus replied.

When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?” But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor." (Matthew 27:11-14).

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Impacting Others

I recently wrote a devotional about "He Watches Over You" where I shared how a client had lost her card, then I lost her replacement card and how the USPS mailman brought it back to me. Well, I shared this amazing story with Dave our mailman, told him how grateful I was to USPS and gave him a copy of the devotional to read.

He passed the story on to his supervisor and you won't believe it, the next day the entire devotional was read to 50 or 60 couriers during their morning meeting. "Amazing, amazing" I thought, that from a clerical mistake such good can come out and a ripple effect of encouragement was set in motion that blessed so many people.

It's so relieving for others when we can openly talk about our mistakes. Everybody makes mistakes, but not everybody can talk about their failures because they fear of being rejected. But God is good and to Him belongs the Glory. Let's impact a dying world today with our lives lived for Christ.

Much love,
-Suzanne Tanner

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:16 NKJV).