SSMT 2017: Verse 3!


Hey Everyone! Time for our next verse! Queen Esther and I are inching our way through the one-chapter book of Philemon so this puts me on the third verse:

Beth Moore from Houston, Texas: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philemon 3 ESV




I love, love, LOVE the verse below if you could use a recommendation this time around. I love what it promises. I love its rhythm. I love that it moves from “God is able” to the promise that frail humans like us who trust in Him “will abound in EVERY GOOD WORK.” Abundant life (John 10:10) abounds in good works. That, Darling, will preach.


And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.  2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV



I love you. I’m proud of you. May Jesus be all over you today, loved ones.


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  1. 801
    Heather says:

    Heather Grand Prairie, TX
    Romans 15:13 NIV
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may Overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV

  2. 802
    Terri Hutchinson says:

    Terri Hutchinson, Columbus, Ohio
    John 10:27-28 NIV
    My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.

  3. 803
    Julianne Frandsen says:

    Julianne Frandsen, Kitchener, ON, Canada

    Psalm 32:7
    You are my hiding place, you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.(NIV)

  4. 804
    Beth Boldt says:

    Beth Boldt, from Raleigh, NC:”‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed’, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)

  5. 805
    Bobbie Jo says:

    ~Bobbie Jo
    San Angelo, TX
    “because the kingdom of God is present not in talk but in power.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭4:20‬ ‭NCV‬

  6. 806
    Ruthie says:

    San Antonio, Tx:
    “Share in the troubles we have like a good soldier of Christ Jesus ”
    2 Timothy 2:3 New Century Version (NCV)

  7. 807
    Laura says:

    Laura, Minneapolis, MN.
    Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
    Romans‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  8. 808
    Dedra Curtice says:

    Dedra Curtice from Nederland, Tx

    They are not in trouble as other men, Nor are they plagued like mankind. Therefore pride is their necklace; The garment of violence covers them. Their eye bulges from fatness; The imaginations of their heart run riot. They mock and wickedly speak of oppression; They speak from on high. Psalm 73:5-8

  9. 809
    Natalia Dryer says:

    Natalia Dryer, Longview, Texas

    “And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:9 (ESV)

  10. 810
    Janelle says:

    Janelle from La Habra Heights, CA: “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.” Psalm 18:32 NIV

  11. 811
    Maura Guillory says:

    Maura Guillory from Jennings, Louisiana: James 1:13-14 NIV “When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.”

  12. 812
    Kim Emmerich says:

    Kim Emmerich
    Dickinson, ND

    “Every day I will bless You and praise Your Name forever and ever.” Psalm 145:2 ESV

  13. 813
    Cristi Atchley says:

    Cristi from Lindale, TX: “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” ~Psalm 23:6 KJV

  14. 814
    Tera Lewis says:

    Tera Lewis from Colorado Springs, CO: Let your heart therefore be loyal to the Lord our God, to walk in His statutes and keep his commandments, as at this day. I Kings 8:61 NKJV

  15. 815
    Gabrielle says:

    Gabrielle- Fountain, CO

    “But there are some Jews Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego whom you have put in charge of the province of Babylon. They pay no attention to you, your majesty. They refuse to serve your Gods and do not worship the gold statue you have set up.”
    Daniel 3: 12 NLV

  16. 816
    Pamela Overbay says:

    Pamela Overbay, Louisville TN
    In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
    Ephesians 1:13‭-‬14 KJV

  17. 817
    Rebecca Plunk says:

    Rebecca Plunk
    Fort Worth, TX
    “Thou dost scrutinize my path and my lying down, thou art intimately acquainted with my ways.” Ps. 139:3

  18. 818
    Catherine says:

    Catherine from Loxahatchee, FL
    John 6:35 NIV
    Then Jesus declared, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

  19. 819
    Anne Statz says:

    Anne Statz from Parma, Ohio: “That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but in the one to come.” Ephesians 19b-21, NIV

  20. 820
    Michelle Moultrie says:

    Michelle Moultrie, Jacksonville, FL “persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;” 2 Corinthians 4:9 ESV

  21. 821
    Rebecca Plunk says:

    Rebecca Plunk
    Fort Worth, TX

    “Thou dost scrutinize my path and my lying down, and art intimately acquainted with all my ways.” Ps. 139:3 NAS

  22. 822
    Ashley Taylor says:

    Ashley Lawrenceville, GA

    He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

    Psalm 121:3-4 NIV

  23. 823
    Connie Hirschy says:

    Connie, Chariton, Iowa. 2 Timothy 1:6 Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. 2 Timothy 1:6 HCS

  24. 824
    Evelyn Dangler says:

    Evelyn from Easley SC

    “Let all that you do be done in love” 1 Corinthians 16:14 (ESV)

  25. 825
    Lori says:

    Lori Collins, Columbus, GA

    Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. Psalm 25:3 ESV

  26. 826
    Ann says:

    Ann, Haltom City, Texas

    Psalm 73:26 NIV

    My flesh and my heart may fail
    But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

  27. 827
    Janet McDonald says:

    O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me.
    Psalm 25:2 NKJV

  28. 828
    Cris says:

    Cris, Virginia Beach VA
    Finally , be strengthened in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Ephesians 6:10 NET

  29. 829
    Janelle Bazar says:

    Janelle, Lubbock, TX
    Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! Psalms 141:3 ESV

  30. 830
    Gay Dillman, College Station, TX says:

    For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
    Romans 1:20 NIV

  31. 831

    Michelle Muenich (newly) from San Antonio, TX
    Psalm 31:3 NIV
    “Since you are my rock and my fortress,
    for the sake of your name lead and guide me.”

  32. 832
    Lynn Griffin, Flower Mound, TX says:

    Psalm 103:8 NIV

    The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love.

  33. 833
    Amy says:

    Amy from Miamisburg, OH

    I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
    Psalm 27:13 NKJV

  34. 834
    Carolyn Guittar says:

    Isa.40:11 (HCSB)
    “He protects His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them in the fold of His garment. He gently leads those that are nursing.”

  35. 835
    Christy says:

    Christy – Knoxville, TN
    “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
    2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV

  36. 836
    Elsie Gregory says:

    Elsie from Scottsbluff, NE

    Ephesians 6:11 NASB
    Put on the full armor of God so that you will be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

  37. 837
    Alissa Wise says:

    Alissa Wise from Lexington, SC: “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.” Hebrews 4:15 (NIV)

  38. 838
    Joan says:

    Joan, New Windsor, Maryland
    Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
    John 6:35 NIV

  39. 839
    Jeanne Park says:

    Jeanne from Floyds Knobs, IN

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

    Philippians 4:6. NIV

  40. 840
    Margie Rodriguez says:

    Margie, San Angelo, Texas

    John 1:3 NIV
    All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made.

  41. 841
    Claudia Clawson says:

    Claudia Clawson Lexington KY
    He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit
    In its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does,
    He prospers. Psalm 1:3 ESV

  42. 842
    Janet williams says:

    Psalm 121:1-2 (MSG) ” I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.”

  43. 843
    Audrey says:

    Audrey, Lebanon, Indiana
    Romans 6:17 NIV
    But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance.

  44. 844
    Karen Foster says:

    Karen, Warsaw, IN
    And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
    Hebrews 1:3 NASB

  45. 845
    Carrie says:

    Carrie from Dunwoody, GA

    “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 NIV

  46. 846
    Anna says:

    Anna, Ontario Canada
    1 Corinthians 1:9 NIV
    God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

  47. 847
    Kathy Springer says:

    Kathy from Baton Rouge, LA

    Philippians 4:6 HCSB “Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

  48. 848
    Cathie says:

    Cathie from Franklin, TN:

    ‘The LORD directs the steps of the godly,
    He delights in every detail of their lives.
    Though they stumble, they never fall,
    for the LORD holds them by the hand.’
    Psalm 37:23-24 NLT

  49. 849
    Carol Lage says:

    Carol Lage from Jefferson City, MO

    ‘Instead of your shame, you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in
    your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land and everlasting joy will be yours.” Isaiah 61:7. NIV

  50. 850
    Apryl says:

    Apryl, Raleigh, NC Therefore, my dear sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)

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