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. 101
    Stephanie Marchbanks says:

    Stephanie Marchbanks from Ennis, Texas

    Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

    1 Corinthians 13:1, NKJV

  2. 102
    Ruth Chow says:

    Ruth C from Atlanta

    Go up on a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news;
    lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah
    “Behold your God!”

    Isaiah 40:9

  3. 103
    Dawn says:

    “For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.” Mark 8:35 (NIV)

  4. 104
    Heather says:

    Heather Molan from Ellendale, ND

    I Peter 3:3 AMP

    3 Let not yours be the [merely] external adorning with [elaborate] interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of clothes;

  5. 105
    M.H. Esposito says:

    M.H , Redwood City, CA.

    For I desire and delight in dutiful steadfast love and goodness, not sacrifice, and the knowledge of and acquaintance with God more than burnt offerings.

    Hosea 6:6

  6. 106
    Susie says:

    Susie from Northville, MI
    Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
    Matthew 5:7. NIV

  7. 107
    Jennifer Reames says:

    Jennifer Reames, El Dorado, AR , “Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.” Psalms 51:9

  8. 108
    Ana Kempfer says:

    Ana from Dayton, TX
    “Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of His own purpose and grace, which He gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,”
    II Timothy 1:9

  9. 109
    Charlotte Skadal says:

    Charlotte Skadal, Houston, Texas

    “He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
    Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
    For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.”

    Psalm 103:10-11

  10. 110
    Mandisa Hundley says:

    Mandisa Hundley from Nashville TN
    Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.
    ‭‭James‬ ‭5:15 NLT

  11. 111
    christen Walla Walla wa says:

    1 John 3:9 NIV

    Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God.

  12. 112
    Becca Canfield says:

    Becca Canfield Nacogdoches, TX

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:4-5 NIV

  13. 113
    Amy says:

    Amy from Rapid City SD

    Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.
    2 Corinthians 4:2 NIV

  14. 114
    Carolyn Lemon says:

    Carolyn from Sand Springs, OK
    “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,”
    Psalm 139:9 NIV

  15. 115
    Misty says:

    Misty from Aubrey, TX
    Psalms 1:1-2 ESV
    “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”

  16. 116
    Steph Walters says:

    Steph Walters, Murrells Inlet, SC

    “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.”

    2 Timothy 1:7 NAS

  17. 117
    Marsha says:

    Marsha, Batesville, Ms

    Romans 8:8 (NKJV)
    “So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God,”

  18. 118
    Martha McElhaney says:

    Martha McElhaney Ooltewah, TN
    Therefore, be alert since you don’t know what day your LORD is coming. Matthew 24: 42. HCSB1

  19. 119
    Barbara Dunton says:

    Barbara Dunton
    Midland, Texas

    “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord” Lamentations 3:25-26 (ESV)

  20. 120
    Chante says:

    Psalm 91:14-16 (NIVUK)

    14 ‘Because he loves me,’ says the Lord, ‘I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

    16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.

  21. 121
    Robin McMurray says:

    Robin McMurray, Grants Pass, OR
    The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
    Psalm 121:7 ESV

  22. 122
    Hanna Wahlbrink says:

    In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the eve one. Ephesians 6:16 (NIV)

  23. 123
    Joanne Hodges says:

    Joanne, Orange, TX
    Do not cast me away when I am old; do to forsake me when my strength is gone.
    Psalm 71:9 NIV

  24. 124
    Jo Anne Melton says:

    Jo Anne, Chicago

    You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
    Psalm 119:114 NIV

  25. 125
    Carolyn Campbell says:

    Carolyn, Chicago

    When I am afraid, O Lord Almighty, I put my trust in you.
    Psalm 56:3 GNT

  26. 126
    Ruth Malinowski says:

    Ruth Kitchener, ON

    By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Psalm 19:11,12 (NIV)

  27. 127
    Jodi says:

    From DFW. (vs 28ish)
    “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30 Message

  28. 128
    Amanda Bryant says:

    Amanda from Knoxville, TN

    In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.

    Psalm 40:6 (ESV)

  29. 129
    Regina Rentz says:

    Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing!
    -Psalm 100:1-2 ESV

  30. 130
    Janet Clark says:

    Psalm 62:6 NKJV
    “He only is my rock and my salvation;
    He is my defense; I shall not be moved.”

  31. 131
    Sherry says:

    Indianapolis, IN
    Psalm 34:9 (NIV)

    “Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
    for those who fear him lack nothing.”

  32. 132
    Jamie Marsh says:

    Jamie from Irving, TX:
    “Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  33. 133
    Yvonne Gearing says:

    Yvonne Gearing – Kingman, AZ
    Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy to the body. Proverbs 16:24 NLT

  34. 134
    Emily Ince says:

    Emily Ince from Danville, VA
    “The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭103:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  35. 135
    Chris MacRae says:

    Chris, Seattle, WA
    Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
    Psalm 24:8 NIV

  36. 136
    Judy Dreeszen says:

    Judy from Clay Center, KS “O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds I would never come to the end of them. Psalm 40:5 NLT

  37. 137
    Susan Jezek says:

    Susan Jezek, St. Petersburg, FL

    “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”

    Proverbs 19:21 ESV

  38. 138
    Betty Reid says:

    Betty Reid, Cypress Texas 1Peter 1:24-25 NIV

    For all men are like grass and all their glory are like the flowers of the field, the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever. And this is the word that was preached to you.

  39. 139
    Susannah Hotchkiss says:

    Susannah from Cypress, TX
    2 Tim. 4:5 ESV
    As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

  40. 140
    Kelly Swisher says:

    Kelly, Lees Summit MO “Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.” Psalm 91:3 NIV

  41. 141
    Diane Hotchkiss says:

    Diane from Cypress, TX
    Isaiah 26:8 NIV
    Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws,
    we wait for you;
    your name and renown
    are the desire of our hearts

  42. 142
    Brenda says:

    Brenda from St. Peters, MO:

    “Men of Israel, listen to these words: This Jesus the Nazarene was a man pointed out to you by God with miracles, wonders, and signs that God did among you through Him, just as you yourselves know.” (Acts 2:22, HCSB)

  43. 143
    Jennifer Walker says:

    Fort Worth, Tx

    “They will bear you up in their hands, That you do not strike your foot against a stone.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:12‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  44. 144
    Sammie Davenport says:

    Sammie Davenport from Sterling Virginia
    “And hope doesn’t disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Rm. 5:5 (NIV?)

  45. 145
    Aj says:

    Aj Schwanz from Newberg, Oregon:

    “Some people run ahead of others. They don’t follow the teaching of Christ. People like that don’t belong to God. But those who follow the teaching of Christ belong to the Father and the Son.”
    2 John 9 (NIRV)

  46. 146
    Pamela Shaw says:

    Pamela Shaw, Bangor, N. Ireland
    ‘My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Lord , I will seek.’
    (Psalm 27:8 NIV)

  47. 147
    Jill Greer says:

    Jill Greer, Medina, TN

    “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
    Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  48. 148
    Sarah Whitt says:

    Sarah Whitt, Fort Worth, TX
    “You took off your former way of life, the old self that is corrupted by deceitful desires; you are being renewed in the spirit of your minds;”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:22-23‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  49. 149
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn Medlin Oceanside Ca
    Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba Father”.
    Galatians 4:6 NIV

  50. 150
    Maddy C says:

    Maddy C, Orange, CA
    “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭NASB‬‬

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