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).

Wednesday, 14 December 2016


"For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity" (Proverbs 24:16 NKJV).

Strength is gained every time you get up and choose not to stay on the ground. Falling or failing, the same principle applies. And that's called bravery.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

The Fragrance of Christ

I have found this to be true that some don't like what I carry inside of me. But to some though this treasure has become a magnet that has drawn them to God and His Kingdom. For me personally it has been hard to endure the contempt of others and yet, the sufferings of Christ have made me all the more human.

Consider 2 Corinthians 2: 14-16 NKJV
"Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life."

Thursday, 8 December 2016

"Being Secure In Yourself"

I have come to realize in my own walk of life that insecure people tend to abide by the rules whereas secure people walk humbly before God.

"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:8 NKJV

Sunday, 4 December 2016

"He Watches Over You"

Something really silly happened to me at the clinic where I work. A client of ours came to the front desk and told me she had lost her plastic card. I issued a new one for her and off she went. A few minutes later another client returns a card and said, that she found it on the concrete of the parking lot. I find out it belongs to the client that just asked me for a replacement card. I call her, tell her she can pick it up and put the card safely in an envelope and wrote on it: "Belongs to so and so, lost it on the parking lot, coming in to pick it up, date and signed it".

The next day I am looking for the card and to my great despair I CANNOT find it. I let it go and think, what do I say when the client comes in and wants her card? A few days later we get mail from the USPS mailman and guess what? Yes, the envelope with the card in it is returned back to us, because they were not able to deliver it, ha ha. Of course not, it had my note on it instead of a delivery address but thankfully the envelope had our return address stamped on it. You can imagine how thankful I was to USPS and to my God.

Although I made a mistake and lost the card momentarily, God was watching over me and made sure the envelope was returned back to me. I was so glad that day and so relieved that God knows all the affairs of my life.

Psalm 121: 5 & 6 NKJV
"The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night".

I hope this story encourages you.

Much love,
-Suzanne Tanner