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. 1351
    suey Caldwell says:

    Suey Caldwell from Houston Tx, Hcsb. Eph 6:10,11
    Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast
    strength.Put on the full armor of God so that you can
    stand up against the tactics of the devil. vs 18 Pray at
    all times in the spirit with every prayer and request and
    stay alert.

  2. 1352
    Teresa Cianciotto says:

    I commit! Teresa Cianciotto, Dickinson, TX: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matt 5:6 ESV

  3. 1353
    Tracey Groupe says:

    Tracey from Portland Oregon

    Finishing up the Fruits of the Spirit;

    gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

    Galatain 5:23

  4. 1354
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Ethel, MO

    For God has not given us a spirit of timidity,
    but of power and love and discipline.

    2 Tim. 1:7 NAS

  5. 1355
    Katrina Hudson says:

    Katrina Hudson- Stilwell, OK
    Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
    1Yhessalonians 5:18 ESV

  6. 1356
    Carol White says:

    Carol W from Virginia Beach, VA – I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, – Philemon 4 – NIV

  7. 1357
    Melissa says:

    Melissa from Ellaville, GA
    “Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks and look well to thy herds.”
    Proverbs 27:23 KJV

  8. 1358
    Becky Douglas says:

    Becky Douglas from Houston, TX

    “Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.” Psalm 139:4 NIV

  9. 1359
    Vicki Pepper ElDorado, AR says:

    You are my refuge and my sheild; I have put my HOPE in your word. Psalm 119:114 NIV

  10. 1360
    Mary Beth Ferrara says:

    Mary Beth Ferrara, St. Louis, MO

    Even before a word is on my tongue,
    behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.

    Psalm 139:4 (ESV)

  11. 1361
    Sarina Grasham says:

    Sarina Grasham
    Richmond, Texas

    Isaiah 41:13 TNIV

    For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

  12. 1362
    Sarina Grasham says:

    Sarina Grasham
    Richmond, Texas

    Isaiah 41:13 TNIV

    For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

  13. 1363
    Delite Ritter says:

    Delite Ritter-Westpoint, IN
    Psalms 121:4 NASB
    ” Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”

  14. 1364
    Teresa Neal says:

    Teresa from PA:
    Jeremiah 31:3 AMP
    The LORD appeared to me from ages past, saying,
    I have loved you with an everlasting love;
    Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you and continued my faithfulness to you.

  15. 1365
    Debbie Naylor - Dayton, Ohio says:

    “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Psalm 100:4 NIV

  16. 1366
    Janet McDonald, Simpsonville, SC says:

    Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. Psalm 25:3 NKJV

  17. 1367
    Nanette Nicholson says:

    Thank you for sending this message: “You are a tremendous joy to me, and in just in case you don’t feel like this to a whole lot of people…..”

    This just ministered to me and I sense the Lord saying this to me. I have been feeling a bit left out and not fitting in to certain places and with people. Thank you so much for your ministry!


  18. 1368
    Vicki Creed says:

    (NLT) 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.

  19. 1369
    Tara Cook says:

    Tara Cook, Cleveland, Ohio.

    I will sprinkle clean water on you and you will be clean. I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.

    Ezekiel 36:25 NIV

  20. 1370
    Connie says:

    Connie, Greene IA

    But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God and made Him my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works.

    Psalm 73:28 AMP

  21. 1371
    Michelle K says:

    Michelle K, New Baltimore, MI
    He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
    Isaiah 40:29 ESV

  22. 1372
    Linda Robillard says:

    Linda Robillard-Wichita, KS
    Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children
    Ephesians 5:1 NASB

  23. 1373
    Natalie Malec says:

    Natalie Malec, Grand Prairie, TX
    “Come and redeem me; free me from my enemies.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭69:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  24. 1374
    Leigh says:

    Leigh Weisinger, Waco TX

    Great is the LORD ! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness. Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power. I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles. Psalm 145:3-5 NLT

  25. 1375
    Sharon DeWitt says:

    Sharon DeWitt from Shreveport, LA
    “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.”
    Psalm 56:3 NIV

  26. 1376
    Jan says:

    Jan, Cleburne,Texas

    “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalms 27: 1

  27. 1377
    Jenni Johnson says:

    Jenni, Murray, KY – “who despises the one rejected by the Lord but honors those who fear the Lord, who keeps his word whatever the cost,” Psalms‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  28. 1378
    Christy says:

    Christy, Cape Girardeau, MO. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross! Philippians 2:8

  29. 1379
    Charlotte Ortega says:

    Charlotte Ortega from Saugus CA

    I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. Job 42:2 (NIV)

  30. 1380
    Sandra, Ruskin, Florida says:

    Philippians 4:7 NIV
    And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  31. 1381
    Leann says:

    Leann from Bethel, NC “In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith-more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire-may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
    I Peter 1:6-7 ESV

  32. 1382
    Becky Bell says:

    Becky Bell Westerville, Ohio
    Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
    Ephesians 4:3 NIV

  33. 1383
    Dianne Detrick says:

    Dianne Detrick – Magnolia,TX

    2 Timothy 1:6-7 NIV

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

  34. 1384
    Janet says:

    Janet from Midlothian, Texas

    Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom.
    Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord and He will exalt you.
    James 4:9-10 NASB

  35. 1385
    Donna Babbitt says:

    Donna Babbitt from Gales Ferry, Ct
    Luke 12:32 ESV
    ” Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.”

  36. 1386
    Cecelia OConnell says:

    CeCelia O’Connell – Houston, Texas
    “Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me. “

  37. 1387
    Brittany diss says:

    Brittany Diss, Ellicott Co- “I sought the Lord and he heard me and delivered me from all my fears.” Psalms 34:4 KJV

  38. 1388
    Catherine Curl says:

    Catherine Curl, from Florence SC

    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  39. 1389
    Laura Vallee says:

    Laura Vallee, Parma, OH
    “Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭2:14-15‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  40. 1390
    Linda says:

    Linda, Fort Collins, CO
    “I have been crucified with Christ
    and I no longer live
    but Christ lives in me.
    The life I live in the body
    I live by faith in the Son of God
    who loved me
    and gave Himself for me.”
    Galatians 2:20 NIV

  41. 1391
    Cecelia OConnell says:

    CeCelia O’Connell -Houston, Texas

    “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)

  42. 1392
    Diane Miller says:

    Diane Miller, Longmont, CO
    Even thought I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:3 NIV

  43. 1393
    Amy Storms says:

    Amy Storms
    Joplin, MO

    If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.

    John 14:7 NIV

  44. 1394
    Kathryn Luedtke says:

    Kathryn Luedtke, Sherwood Park, AB Canada

    The Lord watches over you-
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
    the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
    PS 121:5,6 NIV

  45. 1395
    Ginny says:

    Ginny from Lansdale, PA
    “For the Lord is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.” Psalm 84:11 (NLT)

  46. 1396
    Faye Tronsgard says:

    Faye from Calgary Alberta Canada
    Rejoice always, pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

  47. 1397
    Brenda Thomas says:

    Brenda – Beaverton, OR
    Send forth Your Light and Your Truth:
    Let them guide me. (Psalm 43:3a – NIV)

  48. 1398
    Tracy L Carleton says:

    I’m committed!
    …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

  49. 1399
    Katie Grace says:

    Katie from Greenbrier, TN

    I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow.
    Isaiah 48:17 (NLT)

  50. 1400
    Cathy Carter says:

    Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22, NIV ’84

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