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. 3001
    Beth Kellett says:

    Beth ~ Calgary, AB, Canada

    “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭25:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl from Charlottesville- Her husband trusts her completely. With her, he has everything he needs. Proverbs 31:11 (NCV)

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    Joanna Foss says:

    Dress for action like a man, I will question you and you will make it known to me.
    Job 38:3 esv

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    Fran Plott says:

    Fran Plott, Opelika, AL
    “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philemon 3 ESV

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    Andrea says:

    Berkeley Springs, WV

    It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
    Psalm 18:32 NIV

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    Susan says:

    This verse is exactly what I needed. I started your book “Praying Gids Word” six weeks ago. I, like you, almost instantly went from being of “no concern” then elevated to being a “threat” to Satan. My family is under attack and I’m claiming and clinging to Gods promise “When the enemy (Satan) comes in like a flood (attack) the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up (Jesus) a standard (the shed blood of Christ) against them”. I believe the Lord has given me a task to perform for Him which involves great opposition from the enemy. Your prayers are greatly needed. I’ve been a Christian for 42 years, but mostly from the sidelines until about 8 years ago when the Lord brought me out of my comfort zone. Prayers are desperately needed as our God consumes the dross in me, and refines the gold. Thank you for your service Him.

  7. 3007
    Dawn Deare says:

    Dawn Deare – Lafayette, LA
    Psalm 119:51 ESV – The insolent utterly deride me but I do not turn away from your law.

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    Becky Bigbie says:

    Becky Bigbie from Highland Village, Tx
    And become one with him. I no longer count on my own goodness or my ability to obey God’s law, but I trust in Christ to save me. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. Philemon 3:9 NLV

  9. 3009
    Angela from Pflugerville says:

    Proverbs 4:23New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    Watch over your heart with all diligence,
    For from it flow the springs of life.

  10. 3010
    Charmaine Fenty says:

    You comprehend my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Psalm 139:3 (NKJV)

  11. 3011
    Janice Ansley says:

    “Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭103:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    “Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭103:2‬ ‭NLT

  12. 3012
    Erika Archie says:

    Erika Archie from Gatesville, TX
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
    Philippians 4:6 NKJV

  13. 3013
    Kirby Ray says:

    Kirby from Parsons, KS.

    “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalms 119:105 NIV

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    Kathryn Krueger says:

    Kathryn from Austin, TX
    “Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.” Proverbs 6:20, NIV

  15. 3015
    Meggie says:

    Meggie, Winnipeg, Canada

    You sweep people away like dreams that disappear. They are like grass that springs up in the morning. In the morning it blooms and flourishes, but by evening it is dry and withered.
    We wither beneath your anger; we are overwhelmed by your fury.
    Psalm 90:5-7 NLT

  16. 3016
    Sarah says:

    From Remington, VA.

    Psalm 91:3
    Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.

  17. 3017
    Sydney Newham says:

    Sydney, Tucson, AZ

    Proverbs 4:23 NIV
    Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

  18. 3018
    Renate Madison says:

    Hap in Heath OH
    “Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless.”
    1 Samuel 12:21 NIV

  19. 3019
    Amy Adams says:

    Amy Adams
    Middletown, DE
    Psalms 34:3 (NIV) – Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.

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    Renea Bentley says:

    Rene Bentley from Hendersonville TN– Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Fort Worth, TX

    Psalms 139:3

    You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.

  24. 3024
    Heidi N. says:

    Heidi N. Stow, MA “Call to me and I will answer you and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Jeremiah 33:3 ESV

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    Mandy & Kinsey Helm says:

    Mandy & Kinsey Helm
    College Station, TX

    For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
    Romans 8:14 ESV

  26. 3026
    Brenda Zertuche says:

    Brenda Z , Houston, Tx
    Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be content in prayer. Romans 12:12 AND SV

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    Andrea says:

    Andrea from San Diego, CA

    “Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.”

    Acts 2:22 NIV

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    Sheila says:

    Sheila Palmer from Mount Airy, NC: “If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.” 1Corinthians 13:3

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    Brittany Adkison-King says:

    Brittany King from Nacogdoches, Texas

    James 1 (ESV)

    James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion. Greetings.

    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you face trials of various kinds, for you know the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. And 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 that person ask in faith with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. And that person should not suppose that he will receive anything of the Lord, for he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

    Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation and the rich in his humiliation because like the flower of the grass, he will fade away. For as the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass, its flower falls, its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits. 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.

    Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God.” For each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire, when it is conceived, gives birth to sin. And sin, when it is fully grown, brings forth death.

    Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers, every good and perfect gift comes from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Out of his own will, he brought us forth that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.

    Know this, my beloved brothers, every person should be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger, for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore, put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted Word of God which is able to save your souls.

    But be doers of the Word and not only hearers deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away, and at once forgets what he is like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

    If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

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    Valerie says:

    Valerie from West Bloomfield, MI
    “For the vision is yet for an appointed time…though it tarry, wait for it.” Habakkuk 2:3 KJV

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    Beau says:

    Beau Ratliff from Midland, TX. “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.” Psalm 146:5 NIV

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    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia from Brooklyn Park, MN

    who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 peter 1:5 NIV

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    Alisa Glover says:

    Alisa Glover, Phenix City, AL
    “In my distress I called to the LORD and He answered me.” Jonah 2:2

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    Tonya Thibodeaux says:

    Tonya Thibodeaux , DeQuincy, Louisiana

    “If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship, that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”
    I Corinthians 13:3 (NIV)

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    Lesley says:

    “The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.” Psalm 1:4-5, ESV

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    Terrie Cash says:

    I have been sick for several weeks and I am back among the dead to concentrate on memorization. My mid mid February and March, the beginning of March go together.

    Philippians 1:9-10–And it is my prayer that you love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless before the day of Christ.

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    Renee Cloud says:

    Hallsville, Texas. I know this is late but I had it. Just never got it entered. Here it is!
    If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am there will my servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him. John 12:26 ESV

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    Karen Maggi says:

    Karen Maggi, Southlake, TX

    You hem me in – behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Psalm 139:5 NIV

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    Debbie says:

    See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before me. Isaiah 49:16 NKJV

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    Lisa Parker says:

    Lisa Parker Arkansas

    “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place a place for you? And if I go prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.

    John 14:1-4 NIV

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    Rhonda says:

    Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. Micah 7:8 (NIV)

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    Linda from Austin says:

    But he who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:13 NIV

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    Rachel says:

    Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

    Proverbs 4:23 NIV

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    Monica Pribe says:

    Monica Pribe, Blacklick OH- “Who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases.” Psalm 103:3 ESV

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    Naty Alons says:

    March 3, 2017 KJV (Philippians 4:4-6 Rejoice)
    4 “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and the again I say,rejoice.
    5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
    6 Be careful for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made unto God.

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    Melissa Stauffer says:

    Melissa Stauffer, Centreville, MI

    So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
    Hebrews 10:35-36 NIV

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    Melissa Stauffer says:

    Melissa Stauffer
    Centreville, MI

    Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

    3John 1:2 NKJV

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    Christine says:

    Christine Blundred – Spring Hill, TN:

    “Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Stephanie Knight says:

    Stephanie Knight, Waynesboro, MS

    “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 ESV

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    Catherine C. says:

    Catherine C. from Georgetown, TX: She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25 (NLT)

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