Saturday, 28 March 2015

Team work

You know you have a precious teamwork when your co-worker lady friend tells you something and you don't take any offense anymore. You are just purely glad she caught it and tells you.

Teamwork is complete and perfect when two people work hand in hand, not for the sake of themselves, but for the sake of serving others.

You can compare it to an egg: An egg is only complete when it has an egg yolk and an egg white that is safe in an egg shell.

And a complete teamwork is that safety.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Something New Is Coming!

Dear Reader,

After much consideration and prayer I had the impression that I should stop doing the Radio Devotionals on 1240 KBIZ for a season. I hadn't received any devotionals for a while and fresh revelation for new stories were just not coming to me spontaneously. So I decided to take a break for a while.

I will be back with something new from the LORD. Just wait and see. I will do the same :-)

May the LORD continue to bless you with His presence and His peace.

Suzanne Tanner

Friday, 5 December 2014

The God's Heart Calendar 2015 has arrived!

For the 4th time now I have produced a special photo calendar. It is special because every month includes a special word from the Lord and all pictures that are represented in the calendar I took myself.

This calendar has been made possible by Abby Yearling of Blackboard Printing Company in Bloomfield Iowa. Abby did the layout, design and printing.

You can order the calendar now by going to our ministry site here.

Also you can view the calendar here.

If you have an questions or need more than just one or two calendar, contact me below.

Thank you and have a nice day,

Suzanne Tanner

201 North Davis Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

"I Will Lead You"

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3: 5 & 6 NIV). 


For the first time in 3 years I was traveling without my husband. I was driving over 600 miles on the American highways all by myself and I tell you, I was nervous. Having grown up in a small country like Switzerland, it has always been easy for me to read road maps, but when it comes to big cities like Indianapolis or Columbus, I can get lost and I am nervous driving on multi-lane highways with heavy traffic commotion. 

So I was glad that on this trip I had our TomTom navigation system to guide me. As I was driving along the highway I thought that this technology would definitely lead me safely to my final destination. The only thing I would have to do is watch the screen, listen to the directions, do what I was supposed to do and I would be alright. And sure enough, Tom led me straight to the house where I was expected to be, without any delay and no detours at all.  

Isn’t this just an excellent description of the Holy Spirit that leads us into all truth? He is our comforter, our best counselor and help along the many avenues of our life. So that’s why I want to encourage you today to completely surrender your life to the Lord. Entrust any difficulties to Him and listen to His voice and His direction. I promise you that He will guide you victoriously all along the way to your final destination. Just trust in Him alone. He is indeed the best navigator you can have for the road-map of your life! 

Have a wonderfully blessed day! 

Suzanne Tanner

My husband's first poetry book is out. You can check it out and buy it here: From Pain to Poetry - The Tear Field Years.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

"Are You Hungry?"

“I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you” (Psalm 81, 10 & 16 NIV).

You should have seen this nest! We were blessed by a Red Robin that built a firm custom-made nest on top of the gutter that was coming down just underneath our roof. Now the Red Robin became a proud mommy of two little Red Robins. The only thing we can see of these little ones is their big mouth. As soon as their mother lands on the nest, they arise with their mouths wide and open hungry to receive whatever mommy brings back home to them.

As I saw this kind of hunger displayed by these birds and their wide open mouths I had to think of Psalm 81. You know, the LORD is very much like a mother to us. It is He alone that wants to fill us with such an abundance of good things so that in all times we could experience such a satisfaction and contentment.

Today the LORD wants to reassure you that He is truly the only One that can satisfy your hunger. You no longer have to feed yourself on things that leave you empty and hungry. Just be hungry for Jesus! I tell you, open your heart and mind wide to the LORD and allow The Rock of Salvation to feed you with His kind of food.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Suzanne Tanner

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

"Lay Down Your Life"

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers”
(1 John 3:16 NIV).

In the last while I had been thinking a lot about this verse. Since my husband and I are disciplining people I had to ask myself in my daily interaction with people if I could seriously die for another person like Jesus did for us on the cross of Calvary.

No, I couldn’t, but as I continued in this chapter the Lord answered my question right in verse 17. It says there that” whosoever has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?” God is so gracious, He was asking me to make small sacrifices so that I could exercise dying to myself, my selfishness and my own will and so be made able to grow in His love. 

You might be facing the same kind of situations and questions. You have come across this verse as well and want to know what it means to lay down your life for somebody. I want to help you here and tell you that you die to yourself by making one good choice at a time in favor of another person’s life. Selfless choices are for example that you humble yourself instead of being prideful, putting others needs first, choosing to remain silent when you could say something, asking for forgiveness even when the other person also made a mistake.

I tell you, that’s really a small sacrifice compared to the vast love of God that can be yours today!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Suzanne Tanner 

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

"I Fulfill"

“I lift up my eyes to the mountain – where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121, 1-2 NIV).

I am sure you are familiar with this situation where somebody promised something to you and in the end didn’t fulfill it. I have experienced it many times myself but also I have made promises in the past and wasn’t able to keep them. Shortcomings both ways hurt, don’t they?

The LORD helped me recently with this human phenomena and told me that every time we fail, He is right there to step in, take over and ready to make up for any of our shortcomings. Isn’t that just something? He is your puzzle piece that fits perfectly into that empty space.

So whenever somebody fails you please don’t get upset, bitter or angry, but use that situation as a great opportunity for the LORD to step in and fulfill a plan, a promise or a desire He gave you. Don’t look to man for the fulfillment but always lift your eyes heavenwards. Remember, we are weak human vessels and incomplete, but He is strong and totally complete and ready to be your awesome help!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Suzanne Tanner