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. 2201
    Haleigh Clevenger says:

    Haleigh from Midland, Texas
    2 Corinthians 12:9-10

    But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

  2. 2202
    Courtney says:

    Courtney from Panama City, FL- ” one thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.” Psalm 27:4 (ESV)

  3. 2203
    Shari Valdez says:

    Shari from Long Beach, California says:
    That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. Ephesians 1:17 (NKJV)

  4. 2204
    Elizabeth Gittemeier says:

    Elizabeth Gittemeier from Kansas City — “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ appointed it. This is what it says: ‘When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men.'” (NIV)

  5. 2205
    Karen Brown says:

    Alliance, Nebraska
    I commit….still!
    “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,”
    Hebrews 12:1 NASB

  6. 2206
    Mitzi Myers says:

    Mitzi, Long Beach, CA:
    And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of rifgteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God.
    Philippians 1:9-11, NIV

  7. 2207
    Moreen says:

    Moreen, Sydney Australia
    “He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:34‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  8. 2208
    Cindy C. says:

    Cindy C. from San Diego, CA

    So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.

    Psalms 63:4 (ESV)

  9. 2209
    Ginger Knowles says:

    Ginger Knowles – Canton, GA

    “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil.”

  10. 2210
    Karen Chumchal says:

    Karen Chumchal Holland, Ohio
    I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.
    Psalm 34:4 NLT

  11. 2211
    Vivienne B. says:

    Vivienne B. Waterloo, Ontario
    Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
    Ephesians 6:14 (NIVUK)

  12. 2212
    Miriam says:

    One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.
    Psalm 145:4. ESV

  13. 2213
    Kay Tucker says:

    KayTucker, Elyria, Ohio

    “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 29:14

  14. 2214
    Kristen says:

    Kristen K. from Houston, TX

    “But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”
    2 Thessalonians 3:3 ESV

  15. 2215
    Elizabeth Peck says:

    Elizabeth Peck, Oak Ridge, TN: Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:5 – 6 NIV 1984

  16. 2216
    Laura T says:

    Laura T from Hudson, IL:
    Psalm 25:4 (NIV)
    Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths;

  17. 2217
    Vicki Thornell says:

    Vicki from Mary Esther, FL:
    “The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.” Psalm 29:11(NIV)

  18. 2218
    Angie says:

    Angie from Buffalo, NY
    Colossians 4:6
    New International Version
    Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone

  19. 2219
    Reeder says:

    1Cor. 10:31 (NIV)

    31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

  20. 2220
    Heather says:

    Psalm 62:4 NIV

    Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse.

  21. 2221
    Kristie Luke says:

    Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thess 5:11 NIV

  22. 2222
    JulieP says:

    Make Me to know your ways O LORD; teach me your paths

    Psalm 25:4 ESV

  23. 2223
    Mary Copper says:

    Mary C.
    Hazel Green, AL
    “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭25:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  24. 2224
    Renee Squillante says:

    Come close to God with a contrite heart and He will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your unfaithful hearts, you double-minded people. James 4:8 Amp

  25. 2225
    Dotty says:

    Dotty, Chesapeake, Va. Guard through Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing entrusted to you. 2 Tim. 1:14 NIV

  26. 2226
    Kathy Charles says:

    Kathy Charles Grants Pass Or
    And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
    Matthew 6:13. ESV

  27. 2227
    Cindy S. Walker says:

    Cindy S. Walker, Houston, TX

    “I lift up my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” ~ Psalm 121:1-2 NIV84

  28. 2228
    Lauren Gross says:

    Lauren Gross, Pineville, LA

    “so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,” Titus 2:4 NASB

  29. 2229
    Kristen Reichert says:

    Kristen R., Temple, TX: Isaiah 49:15 NKJV
    “Can a woman forget her nursing child,
    And not have compassion on the son of her womb?
    Surely they may forget,
    Yet I will not forget you.”

  30. 2230
    Tanya Isley says:


    Psalms 27:14 ESV

    Wait for the LORD;
    be strong, and let your heart take courage;
    wait for the LORD!

  31. 2231
    Ramona Gellick says:

    Psalm 105:4 (ESV)
    4 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!

  32. 2232
    Ramona Gellick says:

    Ramona Gellick
    Medina, Ohio
    Psalm 105:4 (ESV)
    Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!

  33. 2233
    Caroline says:

    Caroline from Spring TX
    God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing.
    2 cor 5:19 msg

  34. 2234
    Jamie says:

    Kingston, OK

    You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am.

    Psalm 139:3

    You know what I’m going to say even before I say it, Lord.
    Psalm 139:4

    New Living Translation

  35. 2235
    Sarah Loy says:

    Sarah, Brookhaven, MS
    Memorization of Psalm 97
    Psalm 97:4 ESV
    His lightenings light up the world; the earth sees & trembles.

  36. 2236
    Ellen Yopp says:

    Ellen, Moneta VA
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
    -2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

  37. 2237
    Kelly Topping says:

    “Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge eater than choice gold”. Proverbs 8:10 niv

  38. 2238
    Carol Bowen says:

    Carol Bowen, Griffin, GA
    Psalm 63:3
    Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

  39. 2239
    Dana Goodwin says:

    Dana from Ashland, Ky
    “Lead me by Your truth and teach me, for You are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.” Psalm 25:5 NLT

  40. 2240
    Melanie Anderson says:

    Melanie, Groesbeck, TX

    “if we endure, we will also reign with Him. If we disown Him, He will also disown us;” 2 Timothy 2:12 (NIV 1984)

  41. 2241
    Bev Gore says:

    Bev from Houston, TX

    As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive. Genesis 50:20 ESV

  42. 2242
    Mia Lambert says:

    Mia Lambert from Fresno, CA Still committed!
    “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.” Hebrews 2:9 NKJV

  43. 2243
    Pamela says:

    Steady plodding brings prosperity, hasty speculation brings poverty.

    Proverbs 21:5 TLB

  44. 2244
    Jamie ballou says:

    Jamie ballou
    Romans 8:32 NIV He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all– how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

  45. 2245
    Jowanna says:

    Psalm 25: 4 NIV

    Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.

  46. 2246
    SKay Fires says:

    SKay Fires, Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas
    Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
    Ephesians 6:11 (NIV)

  47. 2247
    JODY CHANCE says:

    Jody, Sarcoxie MO

    Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people: praise his holy name.

    Psalm 30:4

  48. 2248
    Deb says:

    Deb From Lancaster, PA

    Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him (her), and to which God has called him (her).
    1 Corinthians 7:17 esv

  49. 2249
    Lori Dusa Reihing says:

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

  50. 2250
    Gayle Haddock says:

    Gayle, Blythewood, SC

    “My roots will reach to the water, and the dew will lie all night on my branches.” Job 29:19 NIV

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