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. 401
    Beth Holcomb says:

    Beth H. from Anderson,IN
    “Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.” 2 Corinthians 4:1 NIV

  2. 402
    Sonna Evans says:

    Sonna Evans, Modesto California. Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burned you.

  3. 403
    Julie Green says:

    Julie from Ridgeville, SC: “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)

  4. 404
    Patrice says:

    Patrice in ABQ
    “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart.” Proverbs 3:1 (NIV)

  5. 405
    Charlotte Skadal says:

    Charlotte Skadal, Houston, Texas

    “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. May Your gracious Spirit lead me on level ground.”

    Psalm 143:10 (HCSB)

  6. 406
    Teresa A Cianciotto says:

    Dickinson, TX I commit! “Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” John 12:24 ESV

  7. 407
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Michelle Baylerian, Greenville, WI

    And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful. Colossians 3:15 HCSB

  8. 408
    Amy O says:

    Amy from Everett, WA
    “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:39-40 (NIV)

  9. 409
    Janice, Springville, AL says:

    2 Timothy 1:6-7 HCSB
    Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.

  10. 410
    Beverly Reeder says:

    Beverly Reeder. Columbus,Ms.
    Keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith. Hebrews12 :2 a. HCSBQ

  11. 411
    Heather Morgan says:

    Heather Morgan from Waxahachie, TX
    “So the LORD must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.

    Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭30:18, 21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  12. 412
    Jill Rettinger says:

    Jill from Laramie, WY

    “Your beauty should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”.

    I Peter 3:4 NIV

  13. 413
    Nitsa says:

    Nitsa from Eugene, OR. “The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.” Proverbs 29:25 ESV

  14. 414
    Kim Walters says:

    Kim from Arvada CO. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand Psalm 40:2 (NIV)

  15. 415
    Kimberly Balles says:

    Kimberly Balles Rolling Meadows, IL Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:3 NIV

  16. 416
    Dana Wilson says:

    Dana Wilson, Albuquerque, NM
    Phil 4:19 NIV – And my God will meet your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

  17. 417
    Mauri says:

    Mauri Grace from Queen City, Texas:
    “‘Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.'” – Matthew 6:33 (NLT)

  18. 418
    Emily Bowden says:

    Emily Bowden, Augusta, GA

    “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

  19. 419
    Karen Roberson says:

    Karen, Cullman, Alabama
    “Everything is permissable for me”–but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissable for me”–but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12 NIV

  20. 420
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Waco, TX- 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

  21. 421
    Kyndra Hartzler says:

    Kyndra, Houston, TX Proverbs 3:3 NIV “Let love (kindness) and faithfulness never leave you, bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”

  22. 422
    Janai L Tick says:

    Janai Tick from Las Vegas, NV
    I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray. – Psalm 17:6 NLT

  23. 423
    Marilyn McCoy says:

    “Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children & infants You have established a strongholds against your enemies, to silence the foe & the avenger.” Psalm 8:1-2 (NIV)

  24. 424
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Lincoln Park, Mi
    May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ
    —for this will bring much glory and praise to God. Philippians 1:9 NLT

  25. 425
    Tina Shelton says:

    Tina Shelton- Richmond, TX

    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 NIV

  26. 426
    Beverly Reeder says:

    Beverly Reeder, Columbus,Ms.
    Correction : HCSB

    Keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and the perfecter of our faith Hebrews12:2a HCSB

  27. 427
    Amber Boskers says:

    Amber Boskers from Huntington Beach, CA
    “When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, ‘The Lord is with you, mighty warrior'” Judges 6:12, NIV.

  28. 428
    Rachael Davis says:

    Rachael Davis; Perrysburg, OH

    Isaiah 40: 5-7 (NIV)

    ” … And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

    A voice says, “Cry out.”
    And I said, “What shall I cry?”
    “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field.

    The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass.

  29. 429
    Heather Glover says:

    Heather from Northern Ireland
    Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful. Psalm33 v1 (NKJV)

  30. 430
    linde says:

    Linde, Dallas “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”
    Luke 2:52 NIV

  31. 431
    Melanie says:

    Melanie from Royse City, TX – The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130

  32. 432
    Kellye Newby says:

    Kellye Newby, Oklahoma City, OK
    A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired. 17:22

  33. 433
    Sylvie Nicol says:

    Sylvie Nicol, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada ♥
    PS: So thrilled to have attended Beth’s conference over the last weekend! What a blessing you are Beth! Grace & Grit ♥

    2 Timothy 3:17 (NIV)
    …” so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

  34. 434
    Karen says:

    Karen, Dallas, TX

    And God is able to make all grace abound to you, 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(1984)

  35. 435
    Amanda Dales says:

    Amanda, Rockhampton Queensland, Australia
    To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul
    Psalm 25:1 NLT

  36. 436
    Miriam Pauline says:

    Miriam, Nottingham UK

    You have made known to me the paths of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence. Acts 2:28 (NIV)

  37. 437
    Kami Dimmick says:

    Randolph Center, VT
    Ephesians 2:8
    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

  38. 438
    Carmie Leister says:

    Carmie Leister from Roswell, GA picked:

    Roman’s 12:10- Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

  39. 439
    Mindy says:

    Mindy – Gloster, LA – Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. – Deuteronomy 11:19 NIV

  40. 440
    Amanda Harris says:

    Amanda Harris Big Rapids, MI
    “Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us. Psalm 123:2 ESV

  41. 441
    Kathi Griffin says:

    Kathi Griffin from Macon, GA: 5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 6 For this reason I
    remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you
    through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self- discipline. 2 Timothy 1:5-7 NIV

  42. 442
    Terrie Trout says:

    Terrie Trout Fort Wayne, IN
    ” Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will done in earth as it is in heaven “. Matthew 6:9-10. KJV

  43. 443
    Judy Libby says:

    Judy from Cleveland,OH
    I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. Psalm 119:99 NIV

  44. 444
    Marsha says:

    Marsha Lundquist from New Castle, IN Galatians 5:24-25, “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. NIV

  45. 445
    Joyce M.Jones says:

    Joyce Jones from Colleyville, Texas: You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. Psalm 139:3NLT

  46. 446
    Dawn T. says:

    Dawn, Orland Park, IL: “Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” Psalm 86:11 (NIV)

  47. 447
    Jackie says:

    Jackie from Rockwall, TX: The Good Samaritan: He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Luke 10:27, NIV)

  48. 448
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, The Woodlands, TX
    “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.” – James 3:1 (NASB) – starting to learn all of James 3

  49. 449
    Bonnie Jackson says:

    Bonnie Jackson from Lockport, Illinois – Romans 12:11-12 “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (NIV)

  50. 450

    Mary Ann, San Marcos CA- “Psalms 85:10,11 ESV “Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky.”

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