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. 201
    Melinda S says:

    Melinda Sarullo, Madison MS, James 1:3
    Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds (NIV)

  2. 202
    Debi says:

    Is 41:13 I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand so don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.

  3. 203
    Kim says:

    Continuing from Ps 84:5,6–
    Ps 84:7
    “They go from strength to strength until each appears before God in Zion”

  4. 204
    Kristen says:

    Kristen Schwark from Indianapolis, IN

    Grace and peace to you[a] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Philemon 3 NIV

  5. 205
    JulieB says:

    JulieB Sharpsburg, Ga. Psalm 23:1 NIV
    “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”

  6. 206
    Hillary Dickey says:

    Hillary Dickey D’Iberville, MS

    so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God a b d Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:6 NIV

  7. 207
    Shawn says:

    Shawn, AZ

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

    1 Peter 1:3, NKJV

  8. 208
    Pam Luschei says:

    Pam Luschei from San Diego

    Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you – guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. II Tim 1:14 NIV

  9. 209
    Tracey Richardson says:

    Tracey from Shawnee, Kansas

    “The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed and by this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
    Acts 17:30-31 (ESV)

  10. 210
    Sandy Henderson says:

    Sandy Henderson, Kokomo, Indiana, James 3:17
    But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits.

  11. 211

    Terri Fullerton, Abilene, TX I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you Eph 1:18 , NIV

  12. 212
    Jeanie Carden says:

    Jeanie from Weatherford, TX: “O my God, in Thee I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me.” Psalm 25:2 (NAS)

  13. 213
    Beth Kellett says:

    Beth ~ Calgary Canada

    “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

  14. 214
    Jolinda Drake says:

    Jolinda, Kearney, NE
    3 who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
    Psalm 103:3 NIV

  15. 215
    Carrie says:

    Carrie in Boston, MA
    There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 1 John 4:18 ESV

  16. 216
    Dawn Atwood says:

    Dawn Atwood, Colleyville, TX
    They won’t be frightened at bad news. Their hearts are steady, trusting in the Lord.
    Psalm 112:7, CEB

  17. 217
    Arilee H. says:

    Arilee H. Saskatoon, SK Canada:
    “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
    Deuteronomy 31:8

  18. 218
    Laurie O says:

    Laurie O, Atlanta, GA
    The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
    Proverbs 18:21 (NIV)

  19. 219
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
    Psalm 105:4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition.
    Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His Strength ( His might and inflexibility to temptation); seek and require His face and His presence (continually) evermore.

  20. 220
    Sherry says:

    Psalm 34:3 (NIV)

    “Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.”

  21. 221
    Erin Alley says:

    Erin Alley from Greenwood, SC: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10 NIV

  22. 222
    Latisha Davis says:

    Latisha, San Antonio, TX

    “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:25-26‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  23. 223
    Karmen says:

    Karmen, Natick, MA. Joshua 1:9 ESV “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.””

  24. 224
    tricia Christenson says:

    tricia from Campbell CA
    Deuteronomy 32:2-4 NIV Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God. He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He.

  25. 225
    Carol King says:

    Carol King – Fort Worth, TX

    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

    Eph 6:12 – NASB

  26. 226
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Montrose, CO

    For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
    Colossians 3:3 ESV

  27. 227
    Dara Puryear says:

    Dara Puryear, NC. The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. Proverbs 20:5 NIV

  28. 228
    Allison says:

    Allison in Fort Worth, TX

    You discern my going out and my lying down;
    You are familiar with all my ways.
    Psalm 139:3 (NIV)

  29. 229
    anita gray says:

    cabot, ar 9And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
    12Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters,b that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guardc and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear. Philippians 1: 9-14 niv

  30. 230
    Carol Bowen says:

    Feb. 1, 2017
    Carol Bowen, Griffin, GA
    Lam. 3:22-23
    the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never co.e to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithful ess.

  31. 231
    Julia says:

    Julia Posel, Munich, Germany. “My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the One who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, He who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. The LORD Himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. The LORD keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.” (Psalm‬ ‭121:2-8‬ ‭NLT) ‬‬

  32. 232
    Joy Thompson says:

    Joy Thompson, Richmond, VA “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all the is within me; bless his holy name.” Psalm 103:1 KJV

  33. 233
    Karen Bransgrove says:

    Littleton, CO Jeremiah 29:11 ESV “‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.'”

  34. 234
    Amanda Gozur says:

    Amanda Gozur, Rio Rancho, NM

    He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the lord our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!” 2 Chronicles 32:8 (NLT)

  35. 235

    Mandisa from Nashville, TN “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  36. 236
    Jacki says:

    Jacki from Grandville, MI
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to GOD.”
    Philippians 4:6. NIV

  37. 237
    Rebecca Holmes says:

    Rebecca from Birmingham, Alabama

    Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: who being in the very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. Philippians 2:5-7 NIV

  38. 238
    Christen Juhnke, Walla Walla says:

    1 John 3:3 (NIV)
    All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

  39. 239
    KristinaNicole says:

    Kristina, Birmingham, AL: “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

  40. 240
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Chehalis, WA- Gal 5:21,22 – But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

  41. 241
    Jacquie Terada says:

    Jacquie Terada Mt Vernon WA Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David. Isaiah 55:3 NLT

  42. 242
    Cindy Goss says:

    Cindy Goss -Alva, OK- Philippians 4:6 (NIV) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

  43. 243

    Julie Reynolds, Eclectic, AL “He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”
    ~Exodus 33:14 HCSB

  44. 244
    Krista Jonker says:

    Krista Jonker, Waterloo, ON Hebrews 1:1-2 NIV “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”

  45. 245
    Amy Andrews says:

    Amy Andrews from Bellaire, TX
    Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
    and whose hope is the Lord.
    Jeremiah 17:7 NKJV

  46. 246
    Kimberly Rusche says:

    Kimberly from Fremont, Nebraska: “O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raise too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.” Psalms 131:1 ESV

  47. 247
    Adrienne Randel says:

    “We live by faith and not by sight” 2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV

  48. 248
    Trish Patterson says:

    Trish Patterson – Clover, SC

    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
    but against the rulers,
    against the powers,
    against the world forces of this darkness,
    against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. – Ephesians 6:12 NASB

  49. 249
    Dian Helgerud says:

    Dian Helgerud in Cocoa Beach Fl

    The Lord is my strength and my shield.
    I will trust him with all of my heart.
    He helps me and my heart is filled with joy!
    Psalms 28:7 (NLT)

  50. 250
    Debbie Dial says:

    Debbie Dial from Semmes, Alabama.
    “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIV

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