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. 51

    Joni Woodward from Port Neches, Texas: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Cor. 3:17, ESV

  2. 52
    Lynette says:

    Lynette, Nashville, TN
    This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (‭Psalms‬ ‭118‬:‭24‬ ESV)

  3. 53
    Carley McCracken says:

    Carley McCracken from Hereford, Texas: “You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called my Delight is in Her, and your land Married; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married.” – Isaiah 62:3-4 ESV

  4. 54
    Terri Plumlee says:

    Terri Plumlee, Stamford, Tx
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whateveri is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 NIV

  5. 55
    Connie Walker says:

    Connie Walker from Houston, Texas
    “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”
    Psalm 14:1 ESV

  6. 56
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    Ginger from Wetumpka, AL

    Whatever you do, work at it wth all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Col. 3:23 NIV

  7. 57
    Lauren Hance says:

    Lauren Hance, Jersey Village, TX
    Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.
    Isaiah 49:16

  8. 58
    Tammy Causey says:

    Tammy Causey, Humboldt, TN
    So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1 HCSB

  9. 59
    Carolyn Stutz says:

    Carolyn Stutz from Dover, Ohio

    “They do nothing wrong; they walk in His ways.” Psalm 119:3 NIV

  10. 60
    Liz says:

    Liz from Bronx, NY:
    “You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.” ‭‭John‬ ‭15:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  11. 61
    Jen Lesak says:

    Jen Lesak from Richmond, TX
    “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
    Ephesians 6:12-13 NIV1984

  12. 62
    Jan Morton says:

    Jan Morton
    Hawkinsville, GA

    Psalm 62:8 ESV

    Trust in him at all times, O people;
    pour out your heart before him;
    God is a refuge for us. Selah

  13. 63
    Connie Windham says:

    Picayune, MS
    Grace, peace and mercy to you from God our Father
    And Christ Jesus our Lord.
    2 Timothy 1:2

  14. 64
    kim auvenshine says:

    Kim Auvenshine, Fort Worth, TX.
    Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow.
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  15. 65
    Melissa F. says:

    Melissa F. From Blairsville, GA:

    “Show me your ways,O Lord,teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
    Psalm 25:4-5 NIV

  16. 66
    Janice Knott says:

    Janice Knott, Magnolia, TX

    …so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, Col 1:10 NASB

  17. 67
    Mary Rodgers says:

    Mary Rodgers from Phenix City, AL: “I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.” Psalm 25:2 NIV

  18. 68
    Sally Kitts says:

    Buffalo, NY

    “…for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

    Matt. 11:29b-30. NIV

  19. 69
    Jenn says:

    Jenn from Orlando, FL:
    You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
    Gen 50:20 NIV

  20. 70
    Lori says:

    Hello, my name is Lori and I live in Medford Oregon.

    “For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:6-8‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  21. 71
    Karessa H. says:

    Karessa H., Peoria, IL

    He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. Psalm 112:7 ESV

  22. 72
    Lorrie Moudy says:

    Lorrie Moudy, El Dorado, Arkansas: “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7

  23. 73
    Nancy says:

    Nancy Casper,WY
    “”That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body}.” Philippians 3:11 Amplified

  24. 74
    Lorraine says:

    Lorraine, Marysville, WA

    Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! Psalm 66:20 NIV

  25. 75
    Amanda J Love says:

    Amanda J. Love, Columbus Ohio ~ “Then He went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But His mother treasured all these things in her heart.” (Luke 2:51, NIV)

  26. 76
    Julie Snyder says:

    Julie Snyder from Franklin, TN: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;” Proverbs 3:5 ESV

  27. 77
    BeckyB says:

    Becky Burns, Beaverton OR
    Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
    Romans 8:5‭-‬6 NIV

  28. 78
    Janet Bazemore says:

    Nehemiah 8:10 NIV

    This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

  29. 79
    Heidi says:

    Heidi~Lindale, Texas
    Psalm 34:2 NIV
    My soul will boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

  30. 80
    Mary Merrell says:

    Mary Merrell Albuquerque
    Lord God do not reject your annointed one, remember the great love promised to David, Your servant.
    2 Chronicles 6:42

  31. 81
    Tammy Martinez says:

    Tammy Martinez, Burleson, TX
    “And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:17-18‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  32. 82
    Rose says:

    Rose, from Columbus, Ohio. “Well done good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things. Come share your master’s happiness.” Matthew 25:23

  33. 83
    Hallie Klecker says:

    Hallie Klecker from Middleton, Wisconsin: “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.” Lamentations 3:25 ESV

  34. 84
    Yvonne Gearing says:

    Yvonne Gearing – Kingman, AZ
    Show me the right path O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I will put my hope in you. Psalm 25:4-5 NLT

  35. 85
    Beth Belflower says:

    Beth Belflower
    Caddo Mills, Texas

    James 1:12(ESV)
    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

  36. 86
    Payton Weinzapfel says:

    Payton Weinzapfel from Rowlett, Texas: “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14 ESV

  37. 87
    Elizabeth L. Johnston says:

    Elizabeth Johnston
    Dallas, TX

    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

    James1:5-8 (ESV)

  38. 88
    Shannon says:

    Shannon Vasquez from Littleton, CO:

    Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen. ~2 Timothy 4:18, NLT

  39. 89
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, Fairfax, Virginia, City of the very next LPL event, “And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.” John 21:15 NKJV

  40. 90
    Regina Rentz says:

    “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13. ESV

  41. 91
    Susan Knowles says:

    Susan Knowles, Bradenton, FL
    Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
    He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation.
    Col 1:15 NLT

  42. 92
    Janice Wyatt, Jena, Louisiana says:

    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:18 NIV

  43. 93
    Barb H says:

    Barb * Burleson, TX * John 15:16 NIV “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you”

  44. 94
    Nancy Dal Pian says:

    Nancy, Port Charlotte, FL
    You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5 NIV

  45. 95
    Ann Basile says:

    Ann Basile from Lilburn, GA
    Psalms 56:4 when I begin to fear, in You will I trust

  46. 96
    Valerie says:

    Valerie from Pflugerville, TX
    Don’t let even one rotten word seep out of your mouths. Instead, offer only fresh words that build others up when they need it most. That way your good words will communicate grace to those who hear them.
    Ephesians 4:29, Voice

  47. 97
    Linda Gardner says:

    John ch 1 vs 1
    In the beginning was the word;and the word was with God and the word was God

  48. 98
    Stephanie Peterson says:

    Stephanie, El Cajon, CA “Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:4 NIV

  49. 99
    Kim New Castle, PA says:

    I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

  50. 100
    Rachel H says:

    Rachel H., North Alabama

    “to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
    the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.” – Isaiah 61:3, ESV

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