SSMT 2017: Verse 4!




OK, my beloveds! It’s time for verse 4! Since I’m whittling my way through the one-chapter Book of Philemon and the individual verses don’t stand alone as well, I’ve been giving you an alternative verse as an option for those looking for ideas. This one, however, is so good that it serves perfectly. By all means, share it if you like!

Beth Moore from Houston, Texas: I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,” Philemon 4 ESV

You are a tremendous joy to me and, just in case you don’t feel like this to a whole lot of people: you a very, VERY big deal to all 14 of us at LPM.

With much affection,



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  1. 1251
    Lisa Schell says:

    Lisa S. From Fairfield, CT

    “People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you.”

    “Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them.”
    “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.””
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭30:19‬-21 ‭NIV‬‬

  2. 1252
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer Reames – El Dorado, AR
    Against You-You alone-I have sinned and done this evil in Your sight. So You are right when You pass sentence; You are blameless when You judge. Psalms 51:4

  3. 1253
    Meredith Heilmann says:

    Meredith from Johnstown, OH: And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all you need, you will abound in every good work. -2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)

  4. 1254
    Bonnie says:

    Bonnie Jackson, Lockport, IL Romans 12:13-14 “Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice Hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.” (NIV)

  5. 1255
    Kaye Davis says:

    Kaye form Hamburg,AR

    1)God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
    2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,  3though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
    Psalm 46:1-3 NIV

  6. 1256
    Anne Trulock, Madison, GA says:

    “I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers,” Philemon 4 ESV

  7. 1257
    AnnaMarie Lohr says:

    AnnaMarie Lohr, Pittsburgh, PA: “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Cor 10:5. NIV

  8. 1258
    Kathy Schroeder says:

    Kathy-The Woodlands, TX

    The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. Psalm 23:1 NLT

  9. 1259
    Melanie says:

    Melanie – Decatur, AL
    I Chronicles 16:1 1NIV
    “Look to the LORD and His strength; seek His face always.”

  10. 1260
    Angie says:

    Angie Du Plessis from London,UK
    “10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
    11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”
    Eph 6:10-11 ESV

  11. 1261
    Becky says:

    Becky, St. Augustine, Florida. “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one
    comes to the Father except through me. ‘ ” John 14:6. NIV

  12. 1262
    Ann Wellen says:

    Mandeville, LA

    Philippians 2:5 (NLT)
    You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

  13. 1263
    Lena says:

    By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so he did not experience death. “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. Hebrews 11:5 NIV

  14. 1264
    Diane Ward says:

    Diane Ward – Spring, Texas
    “Wait for the LORD, be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” ESV

  15. 1265
    Marnie says:

    Ephesians 5:33
    “Let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband [that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him, venerates and esteems him, and that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly.”

  16. 1266
    Stacey DiGrazia says:

    Stacey DiGrazia, Elgin, Ill.

    “Show your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; …”
    Psalm 25:4 NIV

  17. 1267
    Rebecca Webster says:

    Rebecca from Harrah, OK
    “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  18. 1268
    Darbi French says:

    Darbi F.- Mount Vernon, Oh

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

  19. 1269
    Arlene says:

    Arlene from Marlboro, NJ

    “I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears” Psalm 34:4

  20. 1270
    Carolyn Lemon says:

    Carolyn from Sand Springs, OK
    “Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.”
    Psalms 139:4 NIV

  21. 1271
    Lora Tiano says:

    Lora – Kernersville, NC – Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function…Romans 12:4 (NIV)

  22. 1272
    Marlena Cantrell says:

    Marlena Cantrell from Maylene, AL

    “Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” Psalms‬ ‭25:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  23. 1273
    Mai Ly Chi, Fairfax, VA says:

    Joel 2:13 NIV

    Rend your heart and not your garments,
    Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.

  24. 1274
    Kelley Cole says:

    James 1:2
    Whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy!!
    Life Application Bible

  25. 1275
    Kristin Runyan says:

    Kristin from San Diego: “The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead.” Psalm 143:3 NIV

  26. 1276
    Pam Davis says:

    Pam Davis from Louisville KY

    He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.

    Psalm 18:19 NASB

  27. 1277
    Wanda says:

    Wanda Dillard- Macon, GA. “And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.” Psalms 9:10 NKJV

  28. 1278
    Sharon Thomas says:

    Sharon T. Wheatridge, Colorado

    For God is working in you giving you the desire and power to do what pleases Him.

  29. 1279
    Joyce says:

    You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
    Isaiah 26:3 esv

  30. 1280
    Marilyn Nelson says:

    James 1:5-6 Amplified

    If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God {who gives} liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.

    Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who doubts is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.

    For truly, let not such a person imagine he will receive anything {he asks for} from the Lord,

    {For being as he is} a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), {he is} unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything {he thinks, feels, decides}.

  31. 1281
    Lucy Brady says:

    Lucy Mobile, AL. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things in all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

  32. 1282
    Pat S. says:

    Pat S., Lago Vista, TX
    “I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers.”
    Philemon 4 ESV

  33. 1283
    Jennifer Williams says:

    Jennifer; Chattanooga,TN
    And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight.
    Philippians 1:9 NIV

  34. 1284
    Donna says:

    Donna from Louisville, KY

    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

  35. 1285
    Midge Miller says:

    Midge Miller–Snellville, GA

    My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him.

    Psalm 62:5 AMPC

  36. 1286
    Jan McClellan says:

    Georgetown, TX “He is the image of the invisible God. The first born over all creation.” Col. 1:15 NIV

  37. 1287
    Amy Laughter says:

    Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalm 62:5-6 NIV

  38. 1288
    Denise Gallemore says:

    I’m committed !!!!For God is working in you giving you the desire and power to do what pleases Him.

    Phillipians 2:13

  39. 1289
    Kathy M says:

    Kathy M from Tulsa, Ok area Colossians 2:7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

  40. 1290
    Soozi Davisson says:

    Soozi–Fishers, IN–Psalm 84:5 (the voice) “Blessed are those who make You their strength, for they treasure every step of the journey to Zion.”

  41. 1291
    Rebecca Austin says:

    Rebecca, Birmingham, Al
    “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to
    stand firm against the schemes of the devil”
    Ephesians 6: 11. NIV

  42. 1292
    Vicky Perrenot says:

    Vicky Perrenot, Mesquite TX

    2 Timothy 1:7

    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

  43. 1293
    Erin says:

    Erin, Lolo, MT “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NIV

  44. 1294
    Diana says:

    Diana from Nowata, OK: Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  45. 1295
    Tami says:

    Tami, Denver, Co

    If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

    John 15:7 (NIV84)

  46. 1296
    Maureen Chabot says:

    Maureen Chabot, St. Clair Shores, MI. “God is higher than anything and anyone…” Psalm 113:4a MSG

  47. 1297
    Julie Behnke says:

    from San Marcos, CA

    “Blessed be God,
    Who has not turned away my prayer
    Nor His lovingkindness from me.”
    Psalms 66:20 NASB

  48. 1298
    Vicki Saul says:

    Vicki from Des Arc, Arkansas
    I commit! “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  49. 1299
    Lisa Gerlach says:

    Lisa Gerlach-Lincoln, IL

    “I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.”

    Psalm 34:1 NIV

  50. 1300
    Victoria Sims says:

    Proverbs 3:5
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

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