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. 801
    Vicki Creed says:

    (NLT) 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
    Galatians 5:22-23

    • 801.1
      Dalene says:

      Taste and see that the Lord is good;
      blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

      Psalm 34:8 NIV

  2. 802
    Heather Morgan says:

    Heather Morgan from Waxahachie, TX

    Romans 8:26-27 NLT
    And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father, who knows all hearts, knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.

  3. 803
    Kelli Schrock says:

    Kelli Schrock, Dover, AR
    May the Lord bless you with the security of another marriage. Then she kissed them good-bye, and they all broke down and wept.
    Ruth 1:9 NLT

  4. 804
    GJ says:

    Hawkinsville GA

    I Peter 4:9 ESV
    Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.

  5. 805

    Valerie Keyser from Fort Myers, FL: “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.”

    John 15:9 ESV

  6. 806
    Melissa Anderson says:

    Melissa Anderson Fort Worth, Texas
    for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound!
    2 Timothy 2:9 ESV

  7. 807
    Ann S. says:

    Ann from Mapleton, Maine

    He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way.
    Psalm 25:9 NASB

  8. 808
    Jane Ball: Carrollton KY says:

    Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O LORD! Psalms 25:7 ESV

  9. 809
    Dianna- from Houston, TX says:

    The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deueteronomy 31:8

  10. 810
    Emily Griebel says:

    “Do all tings without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world”

    Philippians 2:14-15

  11. 811
    Phillis White says:

    Phillis White from Shelby, NC: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

    Hebrews 11:1 KJV

  12. 812
    Lois says:

    Lois from New York
    Therefore, having been​ justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, Rom. 5:1 NKJV

  13. 813
    LeeAnn Robinson says:

    LeeAnn, Pamplin, VA

    “The Lord your God is with you,
    he is mighty to save.
    He will take great delight in you,
    he will quiet you with his love,
    he will rejoice over you with singing.”
    -Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

  14. 814
    shannon says:

    Shannon, Mandeville. “He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 TNIV

  15. 815
    Annette Webb says:

    Annette Webb, Cuyahoga Falls, OH: “He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.” Isaiah 40:11, ESV

  16. 816
    Kimberly Orcutt says:

    Kim,Amherst, Oh
    1 Peter 5:7 NIV
    Cast all your anxiety on him
    because he cares for you.

  17. 817
    Faye Tronsgard says:

    Faye from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    “Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands…”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭49:16‬a ESV‬‬

  18. 818
    Stephanie Hayslip says:

    Stephanie, Fort Worth, TX:

    “Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:8 ESV

    (Cannot remember if I already posted or not, just being safe)

  19. 819
    emi says:

    emi, white house, tn: “making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ” Ephesians 1:9 ESV

  20. 820
    Stephanie Hayslip says:

    Stephanie, Fort Worth, TX:

    “You, however, are not int he flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.” Romans 8:9 ESV

  21. 821
    Alaina says:

    Alaina // Flint, Texas
    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
    Matthew 11:28 NIV

  22. 822
    Amy Guth says:

    Amy Guth, Canton, MS

    Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

    Matthew 11:28 ESV

  23. 823
    Erin Smith says:

    Erin Everett, WA. The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter until the full light of day. Prov. 4:18 NIV

  24. 824
    Mandy Parker says:

    Mandy Parker
    Powdet Srpings, Ga

    James 1;26-27 NLT

    If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.

  25. 825
    Alexis says:

    Alexis from Anderson, SC:

    “He must become greater, I must become less.”

    John 3:30 NIV

  26. 826
    Nancy says:

    Nancy Casper WY

    Because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.
    Philemon 5 NIV

  27. 827
    Patience Nason says:

    Patience Nason, Citrus Heights, CA
    “In their case, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Cor. 4:4 HCSB

  28. 828
    Stacey Cochran says:

    Stacey Cochran, Centreville, AL: Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place–the Most High, who is my refuge–Psalm 91:9 ESV

  29. 829
    Melisa Schelvan says:

    Melisa from Missoula, MT

    1 Peter 5:10 (NIV)

    “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

  30. 830
    Mary Cavalier says:

    Mary Cavalier, Old River-Winfree, TX

    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    Psalms 23:1 NASB

  31. 831
    Stephanie Ivy says:

    Stephanie Ivy, Bossier City, La.

    ” 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

  32. 832
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, West Bloomfield, MI;

    “”Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NKJV

  33. 833
    Tracy says:

    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9

  34. 834
    Vicki Saul says:

    Vicki from Arkansas I commit! “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” Job 42:2 ESV

  35. 835
    Helen Roseberry says:

    Helen Roseberry, Riverside, CA

    God has now revealed to us His mysterious will regarding Christ–which is to fulfill His own good plan. Ephesians 1:9 (NLT)

  36. 836
    Sue says:

    Sue from Kalamazoo, MI

    “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of you love.” Ephesians 4:2 NLT

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    Pam Mayer says:

    Pam from Apple Valley, MN: The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:4 NIV

  38. 838
    Amanda says:

    Olive Branch, MS

    People can plan what they want to do, but it is the LORD who guides their steps.

    Proverbs 16:9 (ERV)

    Thank you Sabrina for sharing this version, it is very timely in my family’s life right now! 🙂

  39. 839
    Andrea Sellers says:

    Andrea Sellers, Round Rock, TX
    through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:2 NIV

  40. 840
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Vicksburg, MS: “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.” Psalm 57:5 NIV

  41. 841
    Jill Smith says:

    Jill Smith, Eugene, OR
    for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; Eph 4:12 NASB

  42. 842
    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia, Greenwood, SC,
    1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
    2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
    Colossians 3:1-2

  43. 843
    Lisa Williams says:

    Lisa, Houston, TX

    He who supplies seed for the sower and bread for the eater will provide in abundance; he will multiply the seed you sow and increase your generous yield.

    2 Corinthians 9:10 (NAB)

  44. 844
    Brooke Gage says:

    Brooke Gage, Highlands Ranch Co
    Psalm 139:9 (NIV)
    If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,

  45. 845
    Deena says:

    Deena, Colleyville, TX

    “As a deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.” Psalms 42:1 NIV

  46. 846
    Rita Quinlan says:

    Rita – Alva, Florida

    “For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, yet my unfailing love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken, says the Lord who has mercy on you.”

    Isaiah 54:10 – NLT

  47. 847
    Kellie Whitsett says:

    “Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭86:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  48. 848
    Lydia says:

    Lydia from Middletown, OH

    “My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
    – Psalm 73:26, NKJV

    “then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations” 2 Peter 2:9a, NKJV

  49. 849

    Annette, Richmond, TX

    We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

    II Cor 4:8-10, ESV

  50. 850
    Nell brinkley says:

    Nell brinkley Chattanooga tn. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known 1 Corinthians 13;12

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