Thursday, 22 September 2016

"Accountability"


I cannot stress enough how important accountability is. Yesterday I made a decision for the first time in my life to be accountable. I chose to disclose results of my personal health to a lady friend on a daily basis. It is triggering a lot of emotions in me, but yet I recognize that this is the way to life!!!

Deuteronomy 30:19 "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live." 

Definition of accountability: The obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner. It also includes the responsibility for money or other entrusted property.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Restart


 "I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 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: 9 & 10 NKJV).

Just when you want to print out something important, the printer tells you it's offline. So what did I do? Well, I thought I just restart my computer and the printer. That worked! The printer just needed a reset, a restart and it worked just fine again.

The main reason for surrendering my life to Jesus Christ in 1995 was that I wanted to start my life all over again. I had messed up my life so bad that my only hope was in Christ. And sure enough He gave me a new start :-) My life has not been the same ever since that day in June of 1995.

Do you need a restart as well? Do you need your settings to be reset? Is your life at an ends whit? Are you tired of life, bored and just ready to start all over. Well, Jesus is standing at the door of your heart and is inviting you today to come to Him. Will you let Him in?

Here is a simple prayer you can pray and invite Jesus into your heart and into your life:

Lord Jesus, I ask You to forgive my sins and save me from eternal separation from God. By faith, I accept Your work and death on the cross as sufficient payment for my sins. Thank You for providing the way for me to know You and to have a relationship with my heavenly Father. Through faith in You, I have eternal life. Thank You also for hearing my prayers and loving me unconditionally. Please give me the strength, wisdom, and determination to walk in the center of Your will. In Jesus’ name, amen.

There is hope for a restart in life and that hope is called Jesus Christ.

Much love,
-Suzanne Tanner

Thursday, 25 August 2016

"A Key to Miracles"

"And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick" (Matthew 14:14 NKJV).

I truly believe now that one of the keys to miracles is compassion. I have had three incidences just recently where I can testify the power of compassion. 

Firstly it was my neighbors Tibetan Mastiff dog. I believe this is one of the largest dogs in the world. He's a puppy and because his bones were growing too fast, he was in extreme pain and was not able to walk. His owner was suffering with him. Me too when I heard the story. So I told the owner I was going to pray for the dog. Today I saw the dog walking around in perfect health. Hallelujah!

Secondly our Chihuahua doggie Davey was limping and could only walk on three legs. After going to the vet, they gave him inflammatory medication and the medical report was that his hip was constantly dislocating out of the socket. My thoughts were: no hope for this dog and why giving him medication after all? So I prayed for Davey for about 2 weeks until I saw him walking perfectly normally again! Hallelujah!

Thirdly I had blood in my urine one morning and felt I might have a urinary tract infection. I went to the doctor and they confirmed it and prescribed antibiotics. I prayed to God and felt I should not take the medication as He wanted to heal me. After a few days I got an unexpected phone call from the doctors office telling me that they had sent my urine in for further testing and it came back negative. I did not have a urinary tract infection. Hallelujah! I am so glad I listened to the Lord and did not take the antibiotics after all.


I believe when human reasoning, human ideas or even human power seizes and our only hope is in God, that's when faith is activated through compassion and the miracles from God begin to manifest.

Please be encouraged by these 3 testimonies knowing that our God is HUGE and He never fails us nor forsakes us. He still sits on the throne and wants to minister to a hurting and sick world through YOU.




Much love,
Suzanne 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

"Anointing"


Your anointing, your character and your very being depends on how much you are willing to humble yourself and accept and embrace difficulties as a way to abundant and glorious life.

"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it" (Matthew 7:13 and 14 (NKJV): 

Friday, 12 August 2016

"The Challenger"

Know this: The Devil can only challenge or criticize your humanity. He does not have the boldness to question Christ in you. Therefore, let Christ increase in you, but you must decrease.

"To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27 NKJV).

"He must increase, but I must decrease" (John 3:30 NKJV).

Thursday, 11 August 2016

"True Maturity"

You know you have some sort of maturity in the Lord when you can earnestly thank Him for every adversity in your life. When you thank Him for your opponents and you have joy in the midst of your hardship. It is because in your trials you recognize that your faith is being perfected by Almighty God.

It is glorious when you can earnestly pray for your adversaries from a heart of compassion and concern. You know then that the Lord has dealt bountifully with you and has given you a new heart and you are becoming more and more like Jesus, the Christ.

"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust". (Matthew 5:44-45 NKJV)

  "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them." (Ezekiel 36:26 NKJV).

"You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:
“My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
For whom the Lord loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.”
If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:4-11 NKJV).

Thursday, 4 August 2016

"Silence"

The Lord is teaching me the benefits and the joy of being silent and waiting until the He tells me to speak:

As I listen more:

1) I become more observant of the Lord and of others
2) I hear more what the Lord is saying and I hear what others saying
3) and my silence and my peace send out a message as well

"Do not be rash with your mouth, and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes through much activity, and a fool’s voice is known by his many words" (Ecclesiastes 5:2 & 3 NKJV).