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. 1201
    Josephine says:

    Josephine from Hondo, TX – “As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look.”  (1 Peter 1:10-12 NASB)

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    Stephanie Herndon says:

    I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians 1:17 NIV

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    Denise D says:

    Denise D Gilroy,CA
    “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
    ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:16-18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Summer Sikes says:

    Summer Sikes from Louisville, KY:
    “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
    ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:16-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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    Amy Link says:

    Amy Link – Alva, FL

    Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

    1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV

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    Elizabeth L. Johnston says:

    Elizabeth Johnston
    Dallas, TX

    If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

    -James 1:26-27 (ESV)

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    Beth Belflower says:

    Beth Belflower
    Caddo Mills, Texas

    1 Peter 1:14-15
    As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, (ESV)

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    Lisa Estes says:

    Lisa, Mauldin, SC
    yet for love’s sake I rather appeal to you being such a one as Paul the aged and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. Philemon 1:9

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    Sandra Chisum says:

    Wichita Falls, TX

    Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place
    the Most High; who is my refuge –

    Ps 91:9 ESV

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    Beverly says:

    Beverly, Jackson, TN

    “I will follow close to you; your right
    hand holds on to me.”

    – Psalm 63:8 HCSB

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    Nancy Borrett says:

    Nancy-Yonges Island, SC

    For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,

    Ephesians 3:14-16 NKJV

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    Cheri B, Fresno, CA says:

    “The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?” (Proverbs 20:25 NLT)

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    Tanna Newberg says:

    Tanna from Edmond, OK
    “For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, serve one another in love.”
    Galatians 5:13 NLT

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    Mabelle Mendez says:

    Mabelle Mendez, Bronx, NY. “It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.” Psalm 18:32, NIV

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    Jaye Hammon says:

    Jaye Hammon Decatur, Al

    Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

    10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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    Tonya Smart says:

    Tonya S., St. Petersburg, FL, Rejoice always and delight in your faith;be unceasing and persistant in prayer;in every situation no matter what the circumstances be thankful and continually give thanks to God;for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 Amp

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    Debra says:

    Debra – Illinois

    But the LORD stood with me and gave me strength

    2 Timothy 4:17a NLT

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    Pam Tucker says:


    Fairhope, AL

    “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 NASB

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    Jeanie Madalon says:

    Your sins are forgiven. Luke 7:48 NIV

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    Terry Bobbitt says:

    Terry from Jasper, Georgia
    Colossians 1:15 (NET) He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

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    Kristi Schnipke says:

    Kristi Schnipke, Dayton, Ohio
    And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
    Luke 11:9 ESV

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    Jo says:

    Jo, Columbia, Missouri
    Galatians 4:4-7 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir. Galatians‬ ‭4:4-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Jane Lakey says:

    Jane Lakey, Silsbee , Tx

    Psalm 145: 4-5, NIV
    One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.
    They will speak of the glorious splendor or your majesty and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

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    Nelletta says:

    Nelletta – Spokane Valley, WA
    “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,”Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (NIV)

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    Kristen Jeuick says:

    Kristen Jeuick, Rockville, VA : Open my eyes that I may see the wonderful things in your law. I am a stranger here; do not hide your commands from me. Ps. 119:18-19 NIV

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    Amber Anderson says:

    Amber Anderson
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

    Proverbs 16:9 NLT

    We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.

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    Sam caruso says:

    Sam Caruso, Frisco Texas
    Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    And gave him the name that is above every name.
    Philippians 2:9

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    liz hinze says:

    1 Peter 3:8-12The Message (MSG)

    Suffering for Doing Good
    8-12 Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing.
    Liz Gladstone Or

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    Ashley says:

    Ashley from Marshalltown, IA

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

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    Becky Brown says:

    Becky from Vicksburg, MS

    Therefore thus says the Lord God, Behold I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed. Isaiah 28:16 (NAS).

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    Lindsay Nichols says:

    Lindsay Cleveland, MS
    “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1Peter 2:24 NIV

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    Lindsay Nichols says:

    Lindsay Cleveland, MS

    The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. Psalm 19:1-2 NIV

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    Linda Knowles says:

    Linda from Justin, Texas
    Romans 3:22 NLT
    We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.

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    Nancy Benson says:

    Nancy, Marysville, PA: “Lead me in the right path, O Lord, or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.” Psalms 5:8 (NLT)

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    Sharon L says:

    Sharon L., Pasadena, CA, “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,” Psalm 139:9 (NIV Bible)

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    Jill Clark says:

    Jill Clark from Mount Pleasant, SC
    ““Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.””
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30 NIV

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    Annie says:

    Annie, Alabama

    The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly.

    Psalm 103:6, NLT

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    Whitney says:

    Whitney from Russellville, TN
    For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3 ESV

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    Sara says:

    For through the law, I died to the law, so that I might live to God.

    Gal. 2:19 ESV

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    Dawn Tolley says:

    Dawn Tolley, Appomattox, VA

    “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7 (NIV)

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    Andrea says:

    Roscoe, IL
    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10 NIV

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    Leisa Hale says:

    Leisa from Sheridan, Indiana
    Psalm 103:14-16 NKJV
    For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.

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    Debbie Davis says:

    I’ll be with you as you do this day after day, right up to the end of the age.
    Matthew 28:20

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    Claire Hanssen says:

    Claire – Lexington, KY Deuteronomy 6:10 – Then it shall come about when the Lord your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build,

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    Pam says:

    Pam M.Campbellsburg In. Who keeps our soul among the living And does not allow our feet to be moved.. Psalm 66:9 NKJV NSFL

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    Leah says:

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

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    Paige Watson says:

    Paige, Atlanta, GA

    John 14:15,16 ESV
    If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,

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    Rebecca, Birmingham, AL. says:

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

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    Anne Greski says:

    Anne from Roswell, GA

    “Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body will also rest secure.”

    Psalm 16:9 (NIV)

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    Vonda Schwarz says:

    Vonda, Bertrand, NE
    Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Luke 12:25 NIV

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