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. 1101
    Debbie Fuller says:

    Debbie from Acworth, Ga: “Praise the Lord, O my Soul: all my inmost being, praise His Holy Name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” Psalm 103:1-2 (NIV)

  2. 1102
    Amy Storms says:

    Amy Storms
    Joplin, MO

    And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. (John 14:13-14 NIV)

  3. 1103
    Alicia Gilbert says:

    Alicia Gilbert,
    Haysville, Kansas

    John 15:1 NIV

    “I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener.”

  4. 1104
    Carol Lage says:

    Carol Lage, Jefferson City, MO.

    Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves
    fully to the work of the Lord , because you know that your labor in the Lord is not vain.

    1 Cor 15:58. NIV

  5. 1105
    Rita Brake says:

    Rita Brake from Los ALamos NM ” As water reflects the face, so ones life reflects the heart.” Proverbs 27:19 NIV

  6. 1106
    Cathy says:

    Cathy from Amaillo, Texas
    A man’s heart plans his way. But the Lord directs his steps.
    Proverbs 16:9 NKJV

  7. 1107
    Vickie Embry says:

    in Louisville, KY
    But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  8. 1108
    Abi K says:

    Abi from Arvada, CO:
    “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day” Psalm 91:5 NIV

  9. 1109
    Cher Goeder says:

    Cher Goeder, Toledo OH II Timothy 2:15-18 HCSB
     “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.But avoid irreverent, empty speech, for this will produce an even greater measure of godlessness. And their word will spread like gangrene; Hymenaeus and Philetus are among them. They have deviated from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and are overturning the faith of some.”

  10. 1110
    Kate Posthuma says:

    Kate from Cheney, WA
    that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 116:9, NIV

  11. 1111
    Emily Miceli says:

    Emily from Porter, TX

    “I keep my eyes always on the Lord.With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8 NIV

  12. 1112
    Melanie D Shannon says:

    Melanie from Royse City, TX

    The thief comes only to steal & kill & destroy; I have come that they may have life & have it to the full. John 10:10

  13. 1113
    Sally says:

    My soul clings to you; my right hand upholds me.
    Ps 63:8 Esv

  14. 1114
    Sally says:

    My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
    Ps 63:8 Esv

  15. 1115
    Jessica Thorberg says:

    Jessica, from Omaha, NE
    Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.
    Psalm 51:16-17 MSSG

  16. 1116
    Tami L Canterbury says:

    Psalm 73:23
    Yet I am always with you, you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.

  17. 1117
    Kathi Griffin says:

    Kathi Griffin, Macon, GA:

    2 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ
    Jesus. 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs – he wants to please his commanding officer.
    2 Timothy 2:1-4 (NIV)

  18. 1118
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, San Marcos, CA “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” Hebrews 3:13 NIV

  19. 1119
    Shirley Huynh says:

    Shirley, San Diego, CA:
    “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”
    Proverbs 16:3 ESV

  20. 1120
    Lynn Badger says:

    Lynn, Divide, CO

    Romans 8:5-6 (ESV)
    For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

  21. 1121
    Jennifer Niehus says:

    Jen – Peyton, CO
    “For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.” Psalm 91:3 ESV

  22. 1122
    Nanette Tisdale says:

    Nanette Tisdale, Fredericksburg, TX; “He will not always accuse nor harbor his anger forever;”
    Psalm 103:9, NIV

  23. 1123
    Suzette Stone says:

    Suzette Stone, Fredericksburg, TX; “The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all that he has made.” Psalm 145:9 NIV

  24. 1124
    Susan Tilley says:

    Susan North Charleston SC
    In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:16‬ ‭NLT

  25. 1125
    Lisa Snyder says:

    9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
    Romans 12:9 NLT
    Lisa S. In Montgomery,TX

  26. 1126
    Patrice McKinney says:

    Patrice, Midland, TX

    Teach us to number our days,
    that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

    Psalm 90:12 NIV

  27. 1127
    Becca says:

    Becca, TN

    Lord, You light my lamp; my God illuminates my darkness.
    Psalm 18:28 HCSB

  28. 1128
    kathy(bigsis) says:

    St. Louis, MO
    “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.” James 3:9-10(NIV’84)

  29. 1129
    Dawn W Lucy says:

    Dawn W. Lucy, Steele, AL
    “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 NIV

  30. 1130
    Candy Redel says:

    Candy from St Louis MO
    “for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  31. 1131
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl from Omaha, NE

    But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.
    Ephesians 2:13 (NIV)

  32. 1132
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Tomball, TX “But he who listens to me shall live securely and will be at ease from the dread of evil.” Proverbs 1:33 NASB

  33. 1133
    Tina Crouch says:

    Tina Crouch
    Waxahachie, Texas

    1 Peter 4:8 NIV
    Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

  34. 1134
    Phyllis Danford says:

    Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before him; God is a refuge for us.

  35. 1135
    Terry Holcombe says:

    Terry, Odessa, FL
    “Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.
    Psalm 111:2, NIV

  36. 1136
    Deborah Newsome says:

    Debi Newsome Lumberton, NJ

    Oh, Magnify the Lord with me,
    And let us exalt His name together.

    Psalm 34:3 NKJV

  37. 1137
    Holly Watson says:

    Holly; Greensboro, NC
    “But Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. Therefore, He is also able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:24-25 (nasb)

  38. 1138
    Judy Pauley says:

    Judy Pauley, Norfolk, Va.
    Find rest O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.
    Psalms 62:5 NIV

  39. 1139
    Corinne says:

    Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    all my being, His holy name.
    Psalm 103:1

    Corinne in Chehalis, Washington

  40. 1140
    Lisa Bodach says:

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

  41. 1141
    Kristin says:

    Kristin Kellett, Tulsa, OK. With such affection for you we were happy to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.
    1 Thessalonians 2:8 (NET)

  42. 1142
    Michelle Mason says:

    “For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  43. 1143
    Sarah says:

    Sarah ~ Appleton, WI

    If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
    Psalm 139:8, ESV

  44. 1144
    Tamara Brooks says:

    KJV 1Co 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

  45. 1145
    Lena says:

    And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. All these people were living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance admitting they were foreigners and strangers on earth. Hebrews 11:12-13 NIV

  46. 1146
    Sherri says:

    North Carolina– “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” James 4:17. KJV

  47. 1147
    Rachel Miller says:

    Rachel Miller from Judsonia, AR “and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.” ‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬. (Sorry this is so late!!)

  48. 1148
    Christy McCreight says:

    Christy McCreight Wylie. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1Cor 13:7 ESV

  49. 1149
    Sandy Glienke says:

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Gal. 6:9

  50. 1150
    Katharine Schott says:

    Katharine from Watertown, WI

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    (Matthew 5:4, NIV)

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