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. 251
    Connie Worley says:

    “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,…”
    Psalm 139:9 NIV

  2. 252
    Lori says:

    Lori, Toledo
    2 Tim 1:15 HCSB “This you know: All those in Asia have turned away from me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.”

  3. 253
    Patty Lincoln says:

    Patty Lincoln, Greenville, SC: “He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans He took such delight in making.” Eph. 1:9 MSG

  4. 254
    Jill Rettinger says:

    Jill Rettinger from Laramie, WY

    “Be kind and compassionate to one another forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

    Ephesians 4:32

  5. 255
    Chris says:

    Canton, NC

    Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.

    Psalm 25:8

  6. 256
    Karen says:

    Karen, from Dallas,TX:

    11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,

    Titus 2:11-12 (NIV)

  7. 257
    Hillary Mancuso says:

    Hillary Mancuso
    Ft worth, Tx
    psalm 18:28-29 ESV
    “For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness. For. Y you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.”

  8. 258
    Stephanie Tausch says:

    Stephanie Tausch – Helotes, Tx

    “What do workers gain from their toil?”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  9. 259
    Becky Bell says:

    Becky Bell
    Westerville, Ohio
    Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.
    II Corinthians 4:1 NIV

  10. 260
    Tera Lewis says:

    Tera Lewis from Colorado Springs, CO:
    Psalm 51:10-12New King James Version (NKJV)

    Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

    Do not cast me away from Your presence,
    And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

    Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
    And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.

  11. 261

    Terri Fullerton, Abilene, TX

    I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

  12. 262
    Diana Wallace says:

    Norman, Oklahoma

    Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
    Ephesians 3:20‭-‬21 KJV

  13. 263
    Dedra Curtice says:

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:10-12

  14. 264
    Kelly JS says:

    Moose Jaw, SK Canada
    “Whoever gives thought to the Word will discover good,
    and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:20‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  15. 265
    Amy Harrington says:

    Amy Harrington, Louisville, KY “If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.” Romans 12:8

  16. 266
    Kaitlin Dimmick says:

    Kami Dimmick, Randolph Center Vermont
    Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. ~Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)

  17. 267
    Laurie Sylvester says:

    Laurie, Chester, MD

    Good and upright is the LORD, therefore He instructs sinners in his ways.

    Psalm 25:8

  18. 268
    MarlaMae Beyer says:

    MarlaMae, Kimmell, IN — “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 (NIV)

  19. 269
    Anne says:

    Anne from Spokane, WA

    But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior”

    Isaiah 43:1-3a NKJV

  20. 270
    Laura says:

    Laura from Sebree,KY
    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
    Hebrews 12:1-2a (NIV)

  21. 271
    S. Kranz says:

    From Ravendale, California:
    (Then David spoke to the Lord the words of this song…)
    I will call upon the Lord, Who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. 2 Samuel 22:4. NKJV

  22. 272
    Sharon Thomas says:

    Sharon T. Wheatridge, Colorado

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

  23. 273
    Kristin Robbins says:

    Kristin Robbins
    Fort Worth, TX

    This you know: All those in Asia have turned away from me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes. May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he diligently searched for me and found me. May the Lord grant that he obtain mercy from Him on that day. And you know very well how much he ministered at Ephesus.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:15-18‬ ‭HCSB‬

  24. 274
    Carolyn Dypsky says:

    Carolyn Dypsky, Bishopville, MD

    He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together. Colossians 1:17 NLT

  25. 275
    Connie Windham says:

    Connie Windham
    Picayune, MS
    So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner.
    Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel,by the power of God.
    2 Timothy 1:8

  26. 276
    Linda Proffitt says:

    Linda Proffitt
    Louisville, KY
    I Peter 1:8 ESV
    Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory

  27. 277
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Louisville, KY

    And may you have the power to understand as all God’s people should, how wide, how, long, how high and how deep His love is.

    Eph 3:18

  28. 278
    Mai Ly Chi, Fairfax, VA says:

    Psalm 90:12 NKJV

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

  29. 279
    Jean Neumeister says:

    Jean Neumeister, Missoula, MT

    Psalm 25:8 NIV

    Good and upright is the Lord;

    • 279.1
      Jean Neumeister says:

      Jean, again! I hit an enter key before I finished! Here is the complete verse!

      Psalm 25:8 NIV

      Good and upright is the Lord;
      therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

  30. 280
    Wendy Couper says:

    Wendy Couper Peterborough , ON Canada
    “You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  31. 281
    Connie Kempf says:

    Connie from Eugene, OR

    ” if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. “. NKJV John 1:9

  32. 282
    Lori Kelly says:

    Lori, San Jose, CA
    1 John 4:10 (NIV)
    “This is love: not that we loved God; but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

  33. 283
    Cindy Kircher says:

    Cindy, Franklin TN: “not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  34. 284
    Angie says:

    Angie from Bixby:
    “The Lord will protect you from all evil. He will keep your soul.”
    Ps. 121:7 (NAS)

  35. 285
    Jodi Teis says:

    “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 NIV

  36. 286
    Jeanette Dahm says:

    Jeanette Dahm. lake Oswego, Oregon. Psalm 111:3. Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.

  37. 287
    Ann from San Antonio, Texas says:

    “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
    ‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  38. 288
    Heather says:

    Heather, Sherwood, OR
    It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
    Hebrews 12:7-9 ESV

  39. 289
    Suzanne in RI says:

    Suzanne Bailey, Harrisville, RI
    “Yours is the day, yours, also, the night;
    You have established the heavenly lights and the sun.”
    Psalm 74:16 ESV

  40. 290
    Debbie, Jacksonville, FL says:

    Psalm 139:9 NASB

    If I take the wings of the dawn,

    If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,

  41. 291

    Dianna Douglass, Franklin, TN:

    Romans 11:21
    …for if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you.

  42. 292
    Carrie Lagas says:

    Carrie Lagas, North Potomac MD

    “for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained.” 2 Timothy 2:9 NIV

  43. 293

    Caroline, Memphis, TN, Ephesians 5:24 NIV
    “Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”
    – Pray for me, sisters!

  44. 294
    Jackie says:

    Jackie from Rockwall, TX: The Good Samaritan: But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. (Luke 10:33, NIV)

  45. 295
    Linda Ryan says:

    Linda Ryan, Springfield, MO

    Psalms 119:40 Living Bible
    I long to obey them! Therefore in fairness renew my life, for this was your promise–yes, LORD, to save me.

  46. 296
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany from Greensboro, NC:
    “He guides the humble in what is right
    and teaches them his way.”
    -Psalm 25:9 NIV

  47. 297
    Missi says:

    Missi Woods – Walker, LA
    Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in Him!
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  48. 298
    Christa says:

    Christa Cordova, Vancouver, WA:

    “Now all has been heard; here is the heart of the matter: Fear God and keep HIs commandments, for this is the duty of every human being.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 NIV

  49. 299
    Elaine Puckett says:

    Elaine Puckett – Powder Springs, GA ~ Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.
    Psalm 25:5 (NLT)

  50. 300
    Julianne says:

    Julianne M. Grass Valley, CA

    He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

    Ps. 25:9 NIV

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