SSMT 2017: Verse 9!

Hi Siestas!
I pray that each of you have great delight in your memory work!

img_8106I am pretty much positive I am not the only “planner” in this SSMT group. right? My life is busy in every direction, I need a plan. But also I do dearly love a plan. I like a plan for my family, for myself, and of course for a team project, which all my co-workers would be quick to smile and confirm – actually I like a plan for doing nothing. But, I bet like many of you, my plans don’t always land as expected. Truly, there have been occasions when I leave my house with my nice neat plan for the day and by the time I make my very short drive to the office, my plan has morphed into a totally different direction. Then I come face to face with the choice of believing: failure (of my plans) or faith (in His plans).

This simple verse has engulfed my soul! God is faithful to us in the details of life, the steps we take and He has the perfect plan.

Sabrina Moore from Houston, Texas:

“People can plan what they want to do, but it is the LORD who guides their steps.”
Proverbs 16:9 (ERV)

As I looked up a ton of different translations I loved the revealing truth about “my plans.” What looks like a direction or an action item, actually begins with my heart, my thoughts, my needs.

This I know, I need Him!
This I pray, Lord, You lead.

Praying His faithful guiding steps bless you and your days!

Love, Sabrina


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  1. 501
    Connie Hirschy says:

    Connie, Chariton, Iowa, 2 Timothy 1:12 and that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One I have believed in and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day. 2 Timothy 1:12 HCS

  2. 502
    Terri Tripp says:

    Terri Tripp from Winchester, VA:

    “I raise my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121: 1-2 HCSB

  3. 503
    Debbie Berman says:

    Debbie Berman, Boyd, TX
    “He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble His way. Psalms 25:9 ESV

  4. 504
    Chelsea says:

    Chelsea from Lima, OH

    James 2:9 NIV
    But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.

  5. 505
    Deborah Starkey says:

    Deborah Starkey, Proctorville, Ohio

    …so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
    Ephesians 3:18

  6. 506
    Kim Hower says:

    Kim, Gaithersburg MD

    The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. (Isaiah 58:11 – NIV)

  7. 507
    Cathie Mazeika says:

    “Hear me as I pray, O LORD,
    Be merciful and answer me!
    My heart has heard you say,
    “Come and talk with me.”
    And my heart responds,
    “LORD, I am coming.”
    Psalm 27:7-8 NLT

  8. 508
    KELLEY BAKER says:

    Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. Psalm 25:8 (niv)

  9. 509
    Linda Steinacher says:

    Linda Steinacher, Wichita, KS
    Luke 11:13 (NIV)
    “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

  10. 510

    Alicia from Shoreview, MN: “For God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV.

  11. 511
    Dawn Blount says:

    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Col. 3:12 NIV

  12. 512
    Allison Ashton says:

    Allison Ashton – Houston, Texas
    “Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast though seen the doors of the shadow of death? Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.” Job 38:16-18 KJV

  13. 513
    Karen Karker says:

    Karen Karker New Holland,PA

    “But because of His great love for us,God,who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved.”

    Ephesians 2:4-5 NIV

  14. 514
    Jeannie Williams says:

    Jeannie, Rock Hill, SC
    He leads the humble in justice, and He teaches the humble His way.
    Psalm 25:9 NASB

  15. 515
    Debbie Fitzpatrick says:

    Debbie Fitzpatrick, Bossier City, LA Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Deuteronomy 6:8 NIV

  16. 516
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, West Des Moines, IA

    All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.

    2 Corinthians 4:15, NLT

  17. 517
    Brenda Russell says:

    Brenda Hendersonville TN
    I will instruct you and show you the way to go; with My eye on you, I will give counsel. Psalm 32:8

  18. 518
    Denise Wilkin says:

    Denise Wilkin, The Woodlands, TX

    “Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.” NIV

  19. 519
    Susie mcneely says:

    Susie mcneely Russellville aR

    “Surely then you will count my steps but not keep track of my sin.”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭14:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  20. 520
    Lynda Rickey says:

    Lynda from Ocala, FL: (NIV) Psalm 139:9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,

  21. 521
    Lori Smith says:

    Lori Smith Little Rock ar

    “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 ‭NIV‬‬

  22. 522
    Trish Patterson says:

    Trish – Clover, SC.

    “And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:17‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  23. 523
    Holly says:

    Holly, Cape May
    May 1,2017
    Verse 9
    Hebrews 12:3 “Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” NIV

  24. 524
    Ellen Dimmitt says:

    Ellen Dimmitt, Hayden, Idaho: And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV

  25. 525
    Beth G says:

    Beth G from Pittsburgh, PA. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:68-69. NIV

  26. 526
    Kisha Majors says:

    Kisha Majors, Wylie, TX: “I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me.” Psalm 16:7 NLT

  27. 527
    Karen Kuehnert says:

    Karen from Fort Wayne,IN
    “People can plan what they want to do, but it is the LORD who guides their steps.” Proverbs 16:9 ERV

  28. 528
    Dara Puryear says:

    Dara Puryear from Boonville, NC
    “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”
    Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)

  29. 529
    Rebekah Reed says:

    Rebekah Reed from Green Bay, WI:

    “Lift up your heads, O you gates!
    Lift up, you everlasting doors!
    And the King of glory shall come in.” (Psalm 24:9, NKJV)

  30. 530
    Susan says:

    Ephesians 5:10 ESV
    and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.

  31. 531
    Sally Kitts says:

    Williamsville, NY

    Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

    1 Corinthians 16:13. NIV

  32. 532
    Mary Ruth Franklin says:

    Mary Ruth Franklin

    When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
        the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
    what is man that you are mindful of him,
        and the son of man that you care for him?
    Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
    Psalm 8:3-5 (ESV)

  33. 533
    Ketha Knuth says:

    From Marysville, Michigan:

    Isaiah 26:3-4

    You will keep in perfect peace, those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. NIV

  34. 534
    Kimberly Rowles says:

    New Port Richey, FL

    Proverbs 16:1 ERV “People might plan what they want to say, but it is the Lord who gives them the right words.”

  35. 535
    Martha Basler says:

    Martha Basler
    Houston, TX

    Ps. 103:7
    He made known His ways to ?Moses, His deeds to the people of Israel.

  36. 536
    Valerie Lee says:

    Valerie Lee from Orleans IN

    Luke 10:16. Then he said to the disciples “Anyone who accepts your message is also accepting me. And anyone who rejects you is rejecting me. And anyone who rejects me is rejecting God who sent me.

    New Living Translation Study Bible

  37. 537
    Tanya MacKay says:

    Tanya from Moose Jaw, Canada: “I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'” Psalm 91:2, NIV

  38. 538
    CIndy Forman, Barboursville,WV says:

    By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,peace,patience,kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. There is no law against such things. Gal. 5:22-23 (NRSV)

  39. 539
    Sherry L Smith says:

    Sherry L Smith from Marietta GA

    ” We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.”

    2 Cor 10:4 NLT

  40. 540
    Lori Maddox says:

    Lori Maddox of Bushnell, FL says: “Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 1:13 HCSB

  41. 541
    Eleanor MacKay says:

    Eleanor MacKay from Saskatoon, SK. CN

    ‘Come to Me,

    All you who labour and are heavy laden,

    and I will give you rest.’

    Matt. 11:28 NKJV

  42. 542
    Allyaggie says:

    Allyson, League City TX
    Psalm 86:9 ESV
    All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, & shall glorify your name.

  43. 543
    Rachael Ornelas says:

    Be on your guard [constantly alert], and watch and pray; you do not know when the time will come.
    Mark 13:33

  44. 544
    Pam Coleman says:

    Pam Coleman, DeLeon Springs, FL 32130

    “He guides the humble in what is right
    and teaches them His way.”

    Psalm 25:9 (NIV)

  45. 545
    Lisa Gerlach says:

    Lisa, Lincoln, IL

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.”
    2 Timothy 1:7

  46. 546
    Sandra Epperson says:

    Sandy E.; Kansas City, Missouri; “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. “. John 14:27. NIV

  47. 547
    Tess Womack says:

    Tess Taylorsville, GA

    ESV Colossians 1:15-17 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

  48. 548
    Franny, Naples Fla says:

    “But you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst.” Exodus 23:25. NAS

  49. 549
    anjanette gilbert says:

    Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet. And if you’ve sinned, you’ll be forgiven—healed inside and out.
    James 5:14 Message
    James 5 :

  50. 550
    Kristen Johnstone says:

    Kristen Johnstone, Boulder, CO

    6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
    Hebrews 11:6 (ESV)

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