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. 301
    Barbara says:

    Barbara from North Potomac , Maryland says:
    “May God, the source of hope, fill you with all
    Joy and peace by means of your faith in him,
    so that your hope will continue to grow by the
    power of the Holy Spirit.”
    Romans 15:13 NET

  2. 302
    Crystal Peaks says:

    ““As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.”
    -‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭22:31‬‬ NIV

  3. 303
    Maureen Guilbault says:

    Maureen, Pascoag, RI

    Do not think that I have come to abolish the
    Law or the Prophets;
    I have not come to abolish them
    but to fulfill them.

    Matthew 5:17

  4. 304
    Ansley says:

    “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  5. 305
    Michele Audetat from Columbus, OH says:

    Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. Exodus 14:13 (NIV)

  6. 306
    Mary Lupo says:

    Mary Lupo, Novi, MI
    “One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving. Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done.”
    Psalm 62: 11-12 NIV

  7. 307
    Tara says:

    Tara from Greensboro, NC
    You have been born again-not from perishable seed but imperishable-through the living and enduring word of God.
    1 Peter 1:23

  8. 308
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Mesquite, TX: When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever. Proverbs 10:25 NIV

  9. 309
    Beth says:

    Beth Lewis, Story City, Iowa
    “If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,”
    Psalm 139:9, NKJ

  10. 310
    Judy S says:

    Judy S.
    Simpsonville, SC

    I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety,

    Psalm 4:8

  11. 311
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Redmond, OR

    “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
    ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  12. 312
    Joyce Kortze says:

    Joyce from Rockford IL

    (Hezekiah said) “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight out battles!” ~2 Chronicles 32:7-8a NIV

  13. 313
    april faris says:

    April from Kentucky

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

  14. 314
    Cyndi Patterson says:

    Cyndi Patterson
    Bloomdale, Ohio

    “But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” Jude 9 (NIV)

  15. 315
    Jenn M says:

    I love this verse- I hope you don’t mind if I do it too in the ESV!

    Jenn M. (Cincinnati, OH) “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” – Proverbs 16:9 ESV

  16. 316
    michellemybell says:

    michelle v
    woodstock, vt

    Ephesians 6:10-11 NASB

    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.

  17. 317
    Jeanni Goormastic says:

    Jeanni Goormastic, Westland, MI
    As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. John 15:9 KJV

  18. 318
    Bobbi says:

    Bobbi from Lake City, FL. “So don’t worry about these things, saying, what will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear? These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your Heavenly Father already knows your needs.” Matthew 6:31-32 (NLT)

  19. 319
    Kristin Mitchell says:

    Kristin Mitchell from Dunmor, KY
    “People can plan what they want to do, but it is the LORD who guides their steps.”
    Proverbs 16:9 (ERV)

  20. 320
    Jackie says:

    Jackie, Buchanan,GA

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

    Proverbs 3: 5-6

  21. 321
    Candice Simpson says:

    Candice Simpson in Bloomington, Indiana

    James 2: 11 – 16 (HCSB)

    For He who said, Do not commit adultery, also said, Do not murder. So if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you are a lawbreaker. Speak and act as those who will be judged by the law of freedom. For judgment is without mercy to the one who hasn’t shown mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can his faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you don’t give them what the body needs, what good is it?

  22. 322
    Kathy Rowland says:

    Kathy Rowland
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
    according to you steadfast love remember me for the sake of your goodness, O Lord.
    Psalm 25:7 (ESV)

  23. 323
    Joan Bush says:

    Joan (Coppell, TX): My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight; preserve sound judgment and discretion;
    Proverbs 3:21 NIV

  24. 324
    Janice Holmes says:

    Jan, Gulf Breeze, FL SSMT Verse 9 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NIV

  25. 325
    Lily says:

    Lily, TN
    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV

  26. 326
    Lori Collins says:

    Lori Collins, Columbus, GA
    Psalm 25:9 ESV
    He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

  27. 327
    Stacey Malson says:

    Stacey, Kerrville, TX – 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

  28. 328
    Jackie Cook says:

    Jackie, Noblesville, IN
    You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.
    Psalms 16:11 NLT

  29. 329
    Cheryl Paganelli says:

    Cheryl Paganelli, Medford, NJ: ” I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He had called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people.
    Ephesians 1:18 (NIV)

  30. 330
    Siesta Susan says:

    Susan Young, Fairhope, AL

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

  31. 331
    Hannah Johnson says:

    Hannah from Elmira, ON
    “If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.” 1 John 4:15 NIV

  32. 332
    Jeanne Sutton says:

    Jeanne Sutton from Sacramento CA

    Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.
    Psalm 91:3 NIV

  33. 333
    Beth Reid says:

    Beth Reid, London, ON

    Romans 8:28-29 NIV

    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. For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

  34. 334
    Kim says:

    Kim-Hickory NC
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so the you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV

  35. 335
    Elise says:

    Elise, Houston Texas

    He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses.
    Psalms 33:7 ESV

  36. 336
    Connor Forrester says:

    Connor from Greenwood, SC

    For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

  37. 337
    Linda Trammell says:

    Conyers, GA
    1 Peter 5:2a,4 KJV 2a Feed the flock of God which is among you, 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

  38. 338
    Tracey Moyers says:

    Tracey Moyers from Loganville, GA
    “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”
    2 Timothy 2:15 ESV

  39. 339
    Kelly Unger says:

    Kelly (Fowler, IN)
    PSALM 86:11 NLT
    11: Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you.

  40. 340
    Michelle Flowers says:

    Michelle. Logan, NM
    My Dear Brothers and Sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.
    James 1:19 NIV

  41. 341
    Katie Melton says:

    Katie Melton from Loganville, GA
    “and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” Eph. 6:17 ESV

  42. 342
    Megan says:

    Megan from Lafayette, LA

    9 yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus—

    Philemon 9

  43. 343
    JulieB says:

    Sharpsburg Ga.
    Phil 1:9 NIV
    “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, “

  44. 344
    Debbie Weaver says:

    Debbie Weaver, Cumming, GA

    “And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” Romans 8:27 NIV

  45. 345
    Carol Ann says:

    Hummelstown, Pa
    Psalms 27:7

    “Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.”
    King James Version (KJV)

  46. 346
    Sandra says:

    Sandra Larrañaga Bowe San Jon, NM
    He guides the humble in what is right
    and teaches them his way.
    Psalm 25:9 NIV

  47. 347
    Barbara Fenn says:

    Barbara, Medina, Oh
    But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed fro his past sins.
    2 Peter 1:9 NIV

  48. 348
    Dottie Morrow says:

    Dottie Morrow of Mansfield, TX

    “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.”

    Proverbs 3:24 NKJV

  49. 349
    Bethany Bickford says:

    Bethany, Hawley, TX
    “For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.”
    Matthew 6:32 HCSB

  50. 350
    June Greenstreet says:

    June Greenstreet from Bradford Ontario
    “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalms‬ ‭16:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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