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. 851
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Chehalis, WA – “Know this, my beloved brothers; let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:19-20 ESV

  2. 852
    Kathy says:

    Kathy Leamington Ontario Canada

    “I rejoice at Your Word
    as one who finds great treasure.”

    Psalm 119:162

  3. 853
    Lara Taeuber says:

    Lara from Mckinney Texas Phil 4:7 NASB and the peace of God which supasses all comprehension will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus Phillipians 4:7

  4. 854
    Pamela says:

    Pamela O’Brien, St. Petersburg, FL

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

    Proverbs 16:9 (ERV)

  5. 855
    Brenda F says:

    Calgary, Alberta

    Those of low estate are but a breath;
    Those of high estate are a delusion;
    In the balances they go up;
    They are together lighter than a breath.
    Psalm 62:9 ESV

  6. 856
    Crystal says:

    Crystal. Livonia. MI

    “But now, you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.” Colossians 3:8 ESV

  7. 857
    Liz says:

    Liz, Austin Texas – “because He has fixed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom He has appointed; and of this He has given assurance to all by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:31 ESV

  8. 858
    Jenny Smith says:

    Jenny Smith, Lewisville, TX

    I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:13 NIV

  9. 859
    Carolyn T says:

    Carolyn T, Meridian, Idaho

    …”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.
    2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

  10. 860
    Marissa says:

    Kirkland, WA Marissa

    Reviewing Psalm 119 NET

    This two weeks I’m working on reviewing my memory work of Psalm 119 (NET). I won’t post the whole thing here, because it’s l-o-n-g, but oh so gorgeous! But I do want to say thank you to LPM for challenging us to regular Scripture memory and showing an example of biting of long chunks! I started memorizing this last May, and it’s taken a year, but what a year! Meditating on the beauty of Psalm 119 all year – through middle of the night nursings, car rides, and all the rest – has been life-changing. Praise the Lord!

    A few snippets: Your Word is a lamp to walk by, a light to illumine my path…I learned long ago that You ordained Your rules to last…Those who love Your law are completely secure. Nothing causes them to stumble…You deserve praise, O Lord! Teach me Your statues!…I open my mouth and pant because I long for your commands…My eyes anticipate the night-time hours so I can meditate on your word…O Lord, Your instructions endure, they stand firm in the heavens…I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have revived me…Turn away from me, you evil men, so I can keep the commands of my God!…Your Word is absolutely pure, and Your servant loves it…Your instructions are totally reliable; all Your just regulations endure…I run along the path of Your commands, for You enable me to do so…May praise flow freely from my lips, for You teach me your statues.

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      Carolyn says:

      Hi Marissa! I love that your post came right after mine! I have decided to memorize a longer passage, as well. I decided to begin next month because I wanted to internalize this month’s verse first. I think it’ll be Philippians (which is so precious to me) though I considered Jude, Habakkuk, and Philemon. Your post inspired me! A confirmation….

  11. 861
    Carol Houghton says:

    Carol, Bryan, TX
    “Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory. Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips will praise You.” Psalm 63:2-3 NASB

  12. 862
    Mary Owen says:

    Mary Owen from Ruston, LA
    Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 2 Corinthians 7:10, NIV

  13. 863
    Ginger says:

    Ginger Lopez, Pasadena, TX:
    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
    Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)

  14. 864
    Christi Miller says:

    Christi, Gilbert, AZ

    Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of underserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

    Romans 5:2 NLT

  15. 865
    Tensie says:

    Tensie Palmer, Los Angeles, CA
    “But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.” 1st Peter 4:7 NKJV

  16. 866
    Danyelle says:

    Kingwood, TX

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

  17. 867
    Martie Carter says:

    Martie Carter, Belton, Texas

    Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?

    Luke 6:46 NIV

  18. 868
    Muriel says:

    Muriel in Ontario
    2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV)
    “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”

  19. 869
    Laura Hubble says:

    Laura from Christiansburg, VA

    “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.””
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:20‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  20. 870
    Nikola says:

    Nikola, Langley, BC
    “You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. Join me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus’ 2 Timothy 2:1-3 NIV

  21. 871
    Laura T says:

    Laura from Hudson, IL
    Psalm 25:9 He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. (NIV)

  22. 872
    Lori Ledoux says:

    Beaumont, Texas

    If I fly with the wings of dawn
    and alight beyond the sea,

    Psalm 139:9 NAB

    (I am memorizing the 24 verses in Ps. 139, so sometimes the one verse by itself doesn’t make sense!)

  23. 873
    Elizabeth Moreno says:

    Elizabeth Moreno from Austin Texas
    O God, you are my God; Early will I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.

  24. 874
    Bobbi Atkinson says:

    Bobbi Atkinson in Elk City, OK

    Romans 12:2 (NKJV)

    And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you my prove what is that good and acceptable perfect will of God.

  25. 875
    Bette Eckel says:

    Bette from Danville, Pa

    Psalm 25:9 NIV
    He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his ways.

  26. 876
    Emily Bowden says:

    Emily Bowden, Augusta, GA

    “I have stored up your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
    Psalm 119:11 ESV

  27. 877
    Edna Grace C. says:

    Edna Grace C. from Torrance, CA

    “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”

    John 14:1 NIV

  28. 878
    Cherie says:

    Cherie in Joseph, Oregon
    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.” (Colossians 3:15 NRSV)

  29. 879
    Mary Elliff says:

    Mary Elliff from Seattle: John 15:9 “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love.”

  30. 880
    Cindie Zelhart says:

    Cindie from Maroa, IL

    The Lord is good and does what is right;
    he shows the proper path to those who go astray.

    Psalm 5:8 NLT

  31. 881
    Elizabeth Peck says:

    Elizabeth Peck, Oak Ridge, TN: Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place…Eph 6:14 (NIV 1984)

  32. 882
    Beth Holcomb says:

    Beth H. from Anderson, IN: “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV)

  33. 883
    Penni Jones says:

    Penni Jones in Kingwood, TX

    Hebrews 4:12

    For the word of the Lord is living and active, sharper than any two edged sword piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and morrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

  34. 884
    Susan Sarver says:

    Susan Sarver, St. George, UT
    “For God has not given me a Spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

  35. 885
    Samantha Sivils says:

    Samantha Sivils from Bude, MS

    Matthew 17:20 (ESV)

    20 For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

  36. 886
    Anne Clague says:

    Anne from Bracknell, UK

    Salvation is found in no-one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.

    Acts 4:12 NIVUK

  37. 887
    Veronica says:

    Let me see your kindness to me in the morning, for I am trusting you,show me where to walk for my prayer is sincere.
    Psalms 143:8

  38. 888
    Cindy says:

    Cindy from Lusby, MD

    Hide not your face from me, turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not; O God of my salvation.
    Psalm 27:9. ESV

  39. 889
    Renee Squillante says:

    Renee from Cooper City, Florida

    But the Lord is faithful; He will make you strong and guard you from satanic attacks of every kind. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 TLB

  40. 890
    Michelle Sears says:

    Michelle Sears, Germfask, MI – His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 NIV

  41. 891
    Mary Ellen Krivonen says:

    Mary Ellen in Laurel, MT
    “The Lord reigns,let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice” Ps.97:1 NIV

  42. 892
    Cheryl says:

    5/1/17 Cheryl in Fairhope, AL – “The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.” (Romans 8:7 NIV)

  43. 893
    Romona Smith says:

    Romona from Rosewood Heights, IL
    with every prayer and petition, pray at all times in The Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all saints. Ephesians 6:18 NET

  44. 894
    Suzy Adams says:

    Suzy Adams, Wheelersburg, OH – John 16:13 – But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on His own, He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come.

  45. 895
    Trinna says:

    Trinna, Bossier City, LA, John 3:30 (NIV), “He must become greater; I must become less.”

  46. 896
    Vicki says:


    Col.4:2 (HCSB)
    “Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.”

  47. 897
    Denise Ciofani says:

    Denise Ciofani from Lexington, NC: “He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.” Daniel 2:22 NIV

  48. 898
    Cathy Smiley says:

    Cathy Smiley in Westminster, CO
    Psalm 121:4 HCSB

    “Indeed the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep.

  49. 899
    Linda Westmoreland says:

    Isaiah 55:8 ESV

    For my thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways my ways declares the Lord.

  50. 900
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Chattanooga, TN

    Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.

    Isaiah 49:13 NIV

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