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. 151
    Phoebe Cunningham says:

    Phoebe Cunningham from Tucson, Arizona:
    “The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.”
    John 1:9 ESV

  2. 152
    Cathy Pernsteiner says:

    Cathy Pernsteiner Clarkston, WA
    You, however, are not in the 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

  3. 153
    Carol Marroquin says:

    Carol, Hewitt, TX “Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 NASB

  4. 154
    Patrice Emrie says:

    Patrice in ABQ
    “Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!” Proverbs 3:8 (The Message)

  5. 155
    Jules Lane says:

    Jules from the Rocky Mtns, Colorado – I was unable to post my last verse because my house flooded and we’ve been living out of suitcases for three weeks now. So, I’m including both April 15th and May 1st in this one. Continuing w/ Psalm 36:5-9…

    “Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.” Psalm 36:6-7 (ESV)

  6. 156
    Charlie Carraway says:

    Charlie Carraway, Sopchoppy, FL, “But emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men” Philippians 2:7

  7. 157
    Joyce says:

    Seneca, SC

    ‘The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.” Psalm (103:6 ESV)

  8. 158
    Emily McAnear says:

    Emily McAnear, Houston TX
    “for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound!”
    2 Timothy 2:9, NIV

  9. 159
    Connie says:

    Connie-Fulton, Ky
    Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Romans 12:11 NIV 1984

  10. 160
    Claire Phillips says:

    Claire Phillips, Topeka, KS

    “He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.”

    Deuteronomy 8:3 (NIV)

  11. 161
    Karessa says:

    Karessa H., Peoria, IL:

    The grass withers, the flowers fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
    Isaiah 40:8

  12. 162
    tricia Christenson says:

    tricia Christenson from Campbell CA

    “For if a man is in Christ he is a new person altogether–the past is finished and gone, everything has become fresh and new.” II Corinthians 5:17 (Phillips)

  13. 163
    Cristi says:

    Cristi from Lindale, TX: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” ~Philippians 4:6 NLT

  14. 164
    Latisha Davis says:

    Latisha Davis, San Antonio TX. Ephesians 4:29 (ESV)

    29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

  15. 165
    Bobbie Head says:

    Bobbie, Radium Springs NM

    Ephesians 1:17
    that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him

  16. 166
    Julie Snyder says:

    Julie Snyder from Franklin, TN:
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6 NIV

  17. 167
    Linda says:

    Linda from Bartelso, IL. “He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him. Ephesians 1:9 NASB

  18. 168
    Amy says:

    Amy, Arlington, VA “Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge” Psalms 91:9 ESV

  19. 169
    Louise says:

    Louise – Irvine, CA – 2 Timothy 2:15 – KJV – Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

  20. 170
    Mickey Galbraith says:

    Mickey, Gilbert, AZ

    “But I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” Philippians 3:13 NLT

  21. 171
    Terri Plumlee says:

    Terri Plumlee, Stamford, Tx
    I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
    Psalm 27:13 NIV

  22. 172
    Mary says:

    Mary, Orlando, FL

    18For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh.19 For I do not do the good I want,but the evil I do not want is what I do. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin which dwells within me.

    Romans 7:18-20 RSV

  23. 173
    Vicki Morton says:

    Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

    I John 4:15

  24. 174
    Ursula Hawkins says:

    Ursula Hawkins, St. Leonard, MD
    “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways”, declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 NIV

  25. 175
    Karen Grimmett says:

    Karen, Seneca, MO

    “But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him.” Jeremiah 17:7

  26. 176
    Melissa Dukes says:

    Melissa from Grovetown, GA. “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews‬ ‭10:23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  27. 177
    Barb H says:

    Barb * Willow Park TX * Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)
    “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.”

  28. 178
    Regina Johnston says:

    Regina Johnston from sugar Land, TX: “When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Donʼt be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭1:13-18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  29. 179
    Diane Ellison says:

    Diane Ellison from Littleton CO

    Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,

    Ephesians 5:19 NIV

  30. 180
    Karen Sanders says:

    Karen Sanders, Burleson, TX: “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 NIV

  31. 181
    Amy Hawk says:

    Amy from Hood River, OR “Daughters of Kings are among your honored women; at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.” Psalm 45:9, niv

  32. 182
    Georgia Smith says:

    Georgia from Bristow, OKlahoma
    Hebrews 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (ESV)

  33. 183
    Robin Byrd says:

    Robin Byrd, Columbia, SC

    “Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And
    Break out in singing, O mountains! For
    the LORD has comforted His people, And
    will have mercy on His afflicted”
    “See, I have inscribed you on the palms of
    My hands; Your walls are continually
    before Me”. Isaiah 49:13,16 NKJV

  34. 184
    Kay Wammack says:

    Kay, Muscle Shoals, AL

    “This Jesus,delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.” Acts 2:23-24 ESV

  35. 185
    Julianne Frandsen says:

    Julianne from Kitchener, ON Canada

    Hebrews 12:2 NIV
    Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

  36. 186
    Kimyetta Hayden says:

    Kimyetta H., Jonesboro, GA

    This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.

    1 John 5:2 NIV

  37. 187
    anita gray says:

    Cabot, AR – 1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Philippians 2:1-3 niv

  38. 188

    Paula Rutherford, Decatur, Tx–
    “They who seek my life will be destroyed. They will go down to the depths of the earth. They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.” Psalm 63:9-10 (1985 NIV)

  39. 189
    Kaylee Taylor says:

    Kaylee Taylor, Stephenville TX

    “I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭16:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  40. 190
    Rhonda Jackson says:

    Rhonda Jackson from Godfrey, Illinois – Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. Luke 6:23 KJV

  41. 191
    Erika Archie says:

    Erika Archie, Gatesville, TX
    Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
    Ephesians 6:14 NKJV

  42. 192
    Karen says:

    Redfield, AR
    John 14:27 (NKJV)
    [27] “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

  43. 193
    Ali Contois says:

    Ali C., Pleasanton, CA- 17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord. 18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. 19 in the courts of the house of the Lord -in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord. Psalm 116:17-19 (NIV84)

  44. 194
    Jacquie Terada says:

    Jacquie Terada Mount Vernon WA
    For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
    Isaiah 55:9 NLT

  45. 195
    Jennifer Millican says:

    Jennifer Millican from Spring, Texas: “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,” 1 Peter 1:14 NASB

  46. 196
    Dawn Atwood says:

    Dawn Atwood, McKinney, TX
    “God will protect you with his pinions; you’ll find refuge under his wings. His faithfulness is a protective shield.”
    Psalms 91:4 CEB

  47. 197
    Stephanie Peterson says:

    Stephanie, El Cajon, CA, Romans 12:12(NIV): “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

  48. 198
    Gayle Comer says:

    Gayle, Salinas, CA

    Do not be anxious about anything but everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God.And the peace of God, which transends all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

    Phil. 4: 6,7 NIV

  49. 199
    Kathleen says:

    Kathleen, Starke, FL
    Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
    For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
    Psalm 95:6-7 (ESV)

  50. 200
    Kim Emmerich says:

    Kim Emmerich
    The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Psalm 145:8 ESV

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