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. 651
    Thara Johnston says:

    Thara, from Fort St. John, British Columbia: “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

  2. 652

    New Braunfels, TX
    I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and all the faithfulness which Thou hast shown to Thy servant, for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan and now I have become two companies. Genesis 32:10 NASB

  3. 653
    Shonda Vielbig says:

    Shonda Vielbig, Ventura, CA
    For I am convinced that neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, . . . Rom 8:38. NIV

  4. 654
    Lacy says:

    Lacy, Eugene, OR

    ” therefore, I reminded you to keep a place the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. ” 2 Timothy 1:6 (HCSB)

  5. 655
    Holly J says:

    Holly J, Santa Monica, CA
    “If I take the wings of the dawn,If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,” – Psalm 139:9, NASB

  6. 656
    Carole says:

    Richmond, TX
    John 10:14-15 NIV
    “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me – just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life for the sheep.”

  7. 657
    Cindy Childers says:

    Cindy, Wilton, United Kingdom

    “I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.”
    Psalm 16:7 ESV

  8. 658
    Susan Magaña says:

    Susan in El Paso, TX
    I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.
    Ephesians 1:16‭-‬17 NLT

  9. 659
    Connie Colston says:

    Connie Colston, Waxahachie, Texas
    We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy. 1 John 1:4 NLT

  10. 660
    Rebecca Holmes says:

    Rebecca from Birmingham, Alabama
    “For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:21-22‬ ‭NIV

  11. 661
    Erin Clark says:

    Erin from Kennewick, WA

    Continued from 3/15 through 4/15:

    Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

    ~ Hebrews 12:3 (NIV 1984)

  12. 662
    Julie Cranford says:

    Julie Cranford from Granbury, TX

    “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

    ‭‭John‬ ‭4:23-24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  13. 663
    Holly Williams says:

    Holly Williams from Scammon Bay, AK
    “I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one.”
    ‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:12-13‬ ‭NIV

  14. 664
    Karen Cunningham says:

    Karen, Bronson, TX

    He will not always chide nor will he keep his anger forever. Psalm 103:9

  15. 665
    Angela says:

    Angela from High Point, NC: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV

  16. 666
    Tammy Jensen says:

    Tammy Jensen from Franklin Tennessee says
    ” As the father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love. ”
    John 15:9 ESV

  17. 667
    Linda Sommers says:

    Linda from Xenia, OH

    Psalm 40:8 (ESV)

    “I delight to do your will, O my God; your laws are within my heart.”

  18. 668
    Heather Rattray says:

    Heather Louisville, KY
    “But those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin. They will go down into the depths of the earth. ”
    Psalm 63:9 (NLT)

  19. 669
    DeeDee Martin says:

    DeeDee Martin.
    Katy, Tx
    Matthew 12:36 NLT
    And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgement day for every idle word you speak.

  20. 670
    Lark Reynolds says:

    Lark from Greenville, SC. “Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which was corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God–truly righteous and holy.” Ephesians 4:21-24, NLT

  21. 671
    Kim R Haines says:

    Kim R Haines–Ashland, Maine
    3 John 4. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children
    are walking in the truth. (NIV)

  22. 672
    Angie Shockney says:

    Angie Shockney, Lafayette IN
    Psalm 103:1 NIV. Praise the Loed, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his Holy name.

  23. 673
    Julie Ivins says:

    Julie from Lynchburg, VA
    “And beyond all these things put on love,
    which is the perfect bond of unity.”
    Colossians 3:14 NASB

  24. 674
    Kim Foley says:

    Kim Foley Arnold, MD
    Children obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
    Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
    Colossians 3:20-21 NIV

  25. 675
    Janice Pitchford says:

    Janice from Abbeville

    “If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea
    even there Your hand shall lead me and Your right hand shall hold me.
    Psalm 139:9-10 (NKJV)

  26. 676
    Wendy Buttrey says:

    Wendy Buttrey, Acworth, Ga

    Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished. Psalms 91:8 NLT

  27. 677
    Cindi Gallman says:

    Proverbs 19:11 AV
    Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or offense.

  28. 678
    Penny says:

    Penny, Romney, WV – As for God, His way is perfect. The Lord’s word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in Him. Psalm 18:30. NKJV

  29. 679
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda Edmunds from Milton, WV
    “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits,” Psalm 103:1-2 ESV

  30. 680
    jana wright says:

    Jana Wright – Bennington, Vermont
    Psalm 56:3,4 – When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise- in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

  31. 681
    Vicki Knott says:

    Vicki Knott, Greenwood, SC
    “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me.” John 14:21 (NIV)

  32. 682
    Amanda Dales says:

    Amanda, Queensland, Australia

    Forgive the rebellious sins of my youth;
    Look instead through the eyes of Your unfailing love,
    For You are merciful, O Lord.

    Psalm 25:7 NLT

  33. 683
    Lyn Steriti says:

    Lyn Steriti-Pelham NH

    Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud,
    It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs,
    Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always, protects, always trusts,
    Always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
    I Cor. 13: 4-8a NASB

  34. 684
    Lynn Bennett says:

    Lynn Bennett, New Smyrna Beach,Fl

    She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise and she gives instruction with kindness.
    Prov 31:25-26 NLT

  35. 685
    Sandra Arnold says:

    Sandra Arnold, Paris, Tennessee

    “He leads the humble in justice,
    And He teaches the humble His way.”

    Psalm 25:9 (NASB)

  36. 686
    Lynn Buckalew says:

    Lynn from Brandon, MS: Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. Ephesians 5:1 (ESV)

  37. 687
    Brandi says:

    Brandi from Elizabethtown, KY: “As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.””
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:36‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  38. 688
    Cris OBrien says:

    Cris, Virginia Beach VA
    …and in all of this, by taking up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16 NET

  39. 689
    Judy says:

    Judy, Virginia
    “But I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.”
    (Phillipians 3:13, NLT)

  40. 690
    Rebecca Webster says:

    Rebecca from Harrah, OK
    “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭42:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  41. 691
    Denise Hoft says:

    He leads the humble in what is right and teaches them His ways.

  42. 692
    Kristen says:

    Kristen Fowler, Marble, NC

    It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
    to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
    to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
    and your faithfulness at night. Psalm 92:1-2 ESV

  43. 693

    Adrienne, Valdosta, GA “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered…” Psalm 68:1a NLT

    Brienne, Valdosta, GA “My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.” Psalm 17:5 ESV

  44. 694
    Judy says:

    Judy, Satellite Beach, FL

    I give them eternal life,and they will never perish,and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:28(ESV)

  45. 695
    Kimberly Walker says:

    Kimberly Walker
    Summerville, SC
    Ephesians 6:9 HCSB

    And masters, treat your slaves the same way without threatening them, because you know that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with Him.

  46. 696
    Rene' Pingel says:

    Rene’ Pingel, Cape Girardeau, MO

    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 NIV

  47. 697
    Phyllis Hamilton says:

    Phyllis, Irvine, CA: “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.” Psalm 143:3, ESV

  48. 698
    Debbie Christensen says:

    Debbie Christensen, Ohio: Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. Romans 8:5 NIV

  49. 699
    Kathy Brand says:

    Kathy from Gahanna, OH
    Isaiah 55:9 (ESV)
    For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

  50. 700
    Ann says:

    Ann from Mandeville La

    Psalm 119:114
    You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope.

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