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. 901
    Amy C says:

    Amy in Liberty Township, Ohio

    “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
    Isaiah 41:10 ESV

  2. 902
    Laura says:

    Laura, Clay Center, KS

    “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.” John 6:37 (ESV)

  3. 903

    Sarah Kaminsky from Telford, Pennsylvania: “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” 2 Corinthians 9:6 OSB

  4. 904
    Sue Middeldorf says:

    Sue Middeldorf- Troy, Michigan – “No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.” Psalm 25:3

  5. 905
    Natalie Malec says:

    Natalie Malec, Grand Prairie, TX
    Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.
    ‭‭Joshua‬ ‭23:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  6. 906
    Joyce Davidson says:

    Joyce Davidson, Big River, Saskatchewan, Canada
    “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.”
    Psalm 63:3 NIV

  7. 907
    Tammy says:

    Tammy Schroeder West Point NE

    God is our refuge and strength, Avery present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 ESV

  8. 908

    Kimberly Bignon- Orlando, Florida
    “And let the loveliness of our Lord our God, rest
    on us, confirming the work that we do.
    Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do.”
    Psalm 90:17 The Message

  9. 909
    Annette says:

    For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 1 Thess 4:7 NIV

  10. 910
    Liz Richmond says:

    Liz Richmond, Midland, TX -For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Eph. 2:10 NIV

  11. 911
    Heather says:

    Heather Gerard from Bellingham, WA
    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NIV

  12. 912
    Andrea Porter says:

    Andrea Porter Pottstown, PA : Habakkuk 2:14 NASB 2/1/2017

    “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as waters cover the sea.”

  13. 913
    Amanda Waxahachie, TX says:

    “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23

  14. 914
    Deanne Johnson says:

    Deanne Johnson
    Laguna Hills, CA

    From the ends of the earth I call you,
    I call as my heart grows faint;
    Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2 NIV

  15. 915
    karen karker says:

    Karen Karker from New Holland,PA

    “Be completely humble and gentle;be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

    Ephesians 4:2

  16. 916
    Pati says:

    Luke 1:45 NIV
    Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her.

  17. 917
    Kathy Rowland says:

    Kathy Rowland
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Psalm 25:1 (ESV)
    To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

  18. 918
    Sara Jane Jones says:

    Sara Jane from Kentucky:

    “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home, when you lie down and when you get up.”

    Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NIV)

  19. 919
    Amy Toney says:

    Amy Toney, Houston TX:
    For He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness, because the LORD will make a short work upon the earth. (Romans 9:28 NKJV)

  20. 920
    Donna Garvin says:

    Donna Garvin from Eldorado, Texas: Psalm 19:14 ESV Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemed.

  21. 921
    Deborah Johnson says:

    Deborah Johnson from Odessa, Texas ” For they loved human praise more than praise from God.” John 12:43 NIV

  22. 922
    Jonae Grinage says:

    Jonae Grinage from Irving, TX: “So don’t be afraid. I am here, with you; don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, help you. I am here with My right hand to make right and to hold you up.” Isaiah 41:10 (The Voice)

  23. 923
    Beth B says:

    Joshua 1:9 NIV 2011-

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and COURAGEOUS (emphasis mine). Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

  24. 924
    Ginny Caroleo says:

    Ginny Caroleo
    Hamden, CT

    The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
    So he will have no lack of gain.
    Proverbs 31:11 NJKV

  25. 925
    Andrea Baranick says:

    Andrea Baranick from Houston, TX “Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear;
    though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.” Psalm 27:3 ESV

  26. 926
    Meghan says:

    Meghan from Spartanburg “But as for me my prayer is to you O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of Your steadfast love, answer me in your saving faithfulness.” Psalm 69:13 (ESV)

  27. 927
    Diane Suess says:

    Psalm 27:13-14New King James Version (NKJV)
    13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
    That I would see the goodness of the Lord
    In the land of the living.

  28. 928
    Sissy says:

    Waycross, Ga
    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

  29. 929
    Susan Leverette says:

    Sherman, TX
    “When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭142:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  30. 930
    Linda Sommers says:

    Linda from Xenia, Ohio

    Psalm 40:2 (ESV)
    “He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure”

  31. 931
    Ansley Kircher says:

    “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  32. 932
    Andrea Bellis says:

    Andrea Bellis, Louisville, Ky
    “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 Godʼs will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  33. 933
    Karen Hathaway says:

    Karen Hathaway from Maumelle, AR: “Therefore Jesus said again, ‘I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.'” “‘I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.'”
    John 10:7,9 NIV

  34. 934
    Carrie Gill says:

    Carrie Gill, Tyler, TX. “No one who hopes in You will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.”
    Psalm 25:3 NIV

  35. 935
    Cheri B, Fresno, CA says:

    “Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me.” Psalms 103:2 (NLT)

  36. 936
    Vicki Osier says:

    Vicki from Grapevine, TX

    Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. ~ John 17:3 NIV

  37. 937
    Gayle D Failing says:

    Gayle Failing, from Ludingtin, mi. John 15:4
    Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. NIV.

  38. 938
    Martha says:

    Martha, Georgetown, TX, Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge. Proverbs 1:7 NLT

  39. 939
    Tamara says:

    Tamara from McLean, VA:
    You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
    Psalms 139:3

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    Kathy McDonald says:

    For God has done what the law,weakened by the flesh,could not do.By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh
    Kathy Waco Texas

  41. 941
    Rachel says:

    Rachel Umphreys from Delta, PA
    “The World and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”
    James 2:17 NIV

  42. 942
    Paulette says:

    Proverbs 3:3 NKJV
    Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart,

    Paulette Mays
    Elmer, La

  43. 943
    Carol says:

    Carol from Cincinnati
    2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; NASB

  44. 944
    Jane Alexander says:

    Jane from Geneseo, IL
    But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1 Corinthians 15:57 NIV

  45. 945
    Jana says:

    14)When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,15)the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.16)I pray from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.
    Ephesians 3:14-16 NLT

  46. 946
    Brandy Trahan says:

    Brandy Trahan Port Neches, Tx

    “Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭5:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  47. 947
    Lisa Taylor says:

    Lisa from Blue Ridge, VA

    Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
    Psalm 62:5, NIV

  48. 948
    Sue Grace says:

    Sue Grace, Lindsay, ON Canada
    Proverbs 22:6 NIV
    Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

  49. 949
    Martha Basler says:

    Martha Basler
    Houston, Tx

    Psalm 103:1
    Praise the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me. Praise Hid Holy name.

  50. 950
    Wendy says:

    Wendy, Erie CO: “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
    Ephesians 1:1-2 (NIV)

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