SSMT 2017: Verse 11!

jennHowdy Everyone!

I’m Jenn and I get the privilege to serve you through the TV ministry here at Living Proof. It’s a TON of fun! Headphones are often in my ears as I view the messages and my office-mates always want to know what I’m laughing at. Today it was Beth’s snake stick story from the Audacious series. If you haven’t ever watched a show, you are missing a BLESSING. I encourage you to jump on the Living Proof app and listen to some great teaching from the Word. O.K. That was a fun rabbit trail but, I digress.

I’m giddy that I get to share my verse with you. Scripture Memory is hard for me. The struggle is real. Right? I know many of you can relate. I’ve had good intentions and failed so many times. I remember very clearly last summer, Beth recited a beautiful chapter of Scripture from the book of Ephesians. She encouraged the staff to PRAY for a supernatural work of the Spirit to enable us to memorize God’s Word. It was a lightbulb moment for me. I had never thought about praying to ask for God’s help in this area. A few months later, I headed into the Entrusted Bible Study and began to memorize the book of 2 Timothy. It’s been quite a journey that has required the Spirit’s help at every turn. I collided with a Scripture many of you know…here it goes:

Jenn Hamm from Cypress, TX

“For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NET

Paul was speaking this to young Timothy who was beginning to walk out his calling. One of my kiddos struggles with intense fear and anxiety at times. I wanted to be able to pray this verse over him and teach him to wield his sword. I’m so thankful we serve a God who helps us in our time of need. There’s power when we pray His Word over our loved ones. When we have it memorized, we can use it at any moment. I hope this encourages one of you today. Keep pressing on!



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  1. 201
    Bobbi W says:

    Lake City FL “Finally, brothers and sisters,
    whatever is true, whatever is noble,
    whatever is right, whatever is pure,
    whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable
    —if anything is excellent or praiseworthy
    —think about such things.
    Philippians 4:8″(NIV)

  2. 202
    Cris OBrien says:

    Cris , Virginia Beach VA
    With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the saints Ephesians 6:18 NET

  3. 203
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, St. Catharines, ON
    Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
    Matthew 6:34 MSG

  4. 204
    Debbie Whitman says:

    Debbie from Prattville, AL

    For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

    2 Corinthians 5:21

  5. 205
    Ann Thiede says:

    Thank you, Jenn! I also committed during and after the Entrusted study to memorize 2 Timothy. GULP! Seemed too overwhelming. But now I’m biting off a few verses at a time through SSMT and believe if I don’t finish by year’s end I will press on. I can identify with having a son who struggles with anxiety. Will begin praying that scripture over him as well. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  6. 206
    Ana Kempfer says:

    Ana from Dayton, TX
    “For which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.” II Timothy 1:11-12 ESV

  7. 207
    Donna Smith says:

    Donna from Athens, Georgia

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    –John 1:1 (RSV-2CE)

  8. 208
    Jill says:

    Jill , Dunedin Fl
    As you know , we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
    James 5:11 NIV

  9. 209
    Beth Kaiser says:

    Beth, Dyersburg, TN
    For it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
    Philippians 2:13 NRSV

  10. 210
    Avis Buford says:

    Avis from Ore City, Texas
    “Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil.”
    Psalm 141:4 NIV

  11. 211
    Kathy Krimsky says:

    Kathy, Houston TX
    James 1:4 (NIV)
    4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

  12. 212
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Houston, TX: “Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me”. Psalm 23: 4, CSB

  13. 213
    KariB says:

    KariB Eatern Oregon
    For He shall give His angels charge over you,
    To keep you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11 NKJV

  14. 214
    Deborah Solid from Norcross,GA says:

    “and we urge you,brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,” I Thessalonians 5:12. (NKJV)

  15. 215
    Jeanni Goormastic says:

    Jeanni Goormastic, Westland MI

    These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. John 15:11 KJV

  16. 216
    Amarilis says:

    1 John 2:23-29
    23 No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.
    24 Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.
    25 And this is the promise that he made to us – eternal life.
    26 I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you.
    27 But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches about everything, and is true, and is no lie – just as it has taught you, abide in him.
    28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
    29 If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

  17. 217
    Danyelle says:

    Kingwood, TX

    “Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭107:8-9‬ ‭(NIV‬‬)

  18. 218
    Sheree D., Iredell, Tx says:

    Ecclesiastes 3:11A NIV

    He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men.

  19. 219
    Lori Smith says:

    Lori smith Little Rock Arkansas

    “If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  20. 220
    Susie mcneely says:

    Susie Mcneely Russellville Arkansas

    “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  21. 221
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Richmond, Texas
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  22. 222
    Debbie Stovall says:

    Debbie Stovall, Gardendale, AL
    “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,” Ephesians 1:13 NIV

  23. 223
    Lori Causyn says:

    Lori Causyn Kenora, Ontario

    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Cor 12:9. ESV

  24. 224
    Melinda Miller says:

    Psalm 5:8 Lead me , O Lord in your righteousness because of my enemies- make straight your way before me.

    Melinda Miller,

  25. 225
    Rebecca Holmes says:

    Rebecca from Birmingham
    And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:17-19‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  26. 226
    Caolyn Guittar, Pleasant Hill, OHr says:

    Colossians 2:2-3 (HCSB)
    “I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery – Christ. All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him.”

  27. 227
    Jennifer Bass says:

    Jennifer Bass from Fort Worth, TX:
    “Only Luke is with me. Bring Mark with you, for he is useful to me in the ministry.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:11‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

    P.S. Hey Jenn. I’ve also been memorizing the book of 2 Timothy as a result of the Entrusted Bible Study and it has been a rich experience that has engraved scripture on my heart. What a rich experience. You Go, Girl! You can do it!

  28. 228
    Tami Canterbury says:

    Ephesians 6:16-18
    In addition to all this,
    take up the shield of faith
    with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
    Take the helmet of salvation
    and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.
    And pray in the spirit
    on all occasions,
    with all kinds of prayers and requests.

  29. 229
    Sherry McCurrie says:

    Sherry McCurrie; Russellville, AR

    Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭51:10‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  30. 230
    barbara faucette says:

    barbara from perkasie, pa
    “So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised.” Hebrews 10:35-36 NLT

  31. 231
    Shelley says:

    Shelley Edwards, Fairfax, Virginia – “He who gives a right answer kisses the lips.” Proverbs 24:26 NKJ

  32. 232
    Elaine Puckett says:

    Elaine ~ Powder Springs, GA ~ Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O LORD.
    Psalm 25:7 NLT

  33. 233
    Joan Griffin says:

    Joan from Baytown Texas.

    Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)
    For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

  34. 234
    Debra says:

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
    Colossians 3:14 (ESV)

  35. 235
    Fay Gossen says:

    Fay Gossen, Springfield, MO
    Ephesians 6:14 NIV “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

  36. 236
    Pam Tucker says:

    Pam Tucker
    Fairhope, AL

    “For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh,” Romans 8:3 NASB

  37. 237
    Allison says:

    Allison from Albany, GA: “Praise be to the name of God forever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.” Daniel 2:20-23 NIV

  38. 238
    Sandy Bowers says:

    Sandy Bowers, Bryan, Ohio
    For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, how much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by His life.
    Romans 5:10 NIV

  39. 239
    Chris says:

    Canton, NC

    All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.

    Psalm 25:10

  40. 240
    Sheila Kihlthau says:

    “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ”. 2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB

  41. 241
    MelissaAnderson says:

    Melissa Anderson Fort Worth, TX The saying is trustworthy, for:
    If we have died with him, we will also live with him; 2 Timothy 2:11 ESV

  42. 242
    Cyndi Patterson says:

    Cyndi Patterson
    Bloomdale, OH

    “Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaams’s error; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion.”

    Jude 11 (NIV)

  43. 243
    Phyllis A Winn says:

    Phyllis Winn
    Gilmer, Tx
    NIV John 8:12 When Jesus again spoke to the people he said,”I am the light of the world, whoever follows me, will never walk in darkness but have the light of life.” John 8:12 ( sings to “this little light of mine”)

  44. 244
    Bethany says:

    Bethany, Hawley, TX
    “Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
    Matthew 6:34 HCSB

  45. 245
    Peggyann Calderwood says:

    Peggyann Calderwood
    Crestview, Florida


    LamentatIons 3:22 (ICB)
    International Children’s Bible


  46. 246
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Vancouver, Washington. “He also says, ‘In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.” Hebrews 1:10 NIV

  47. 247
    Wendy Couper says:

    Wendy Couper. Peterborough , ON Canada
    “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  48. 248
    Linda Jewell says:

    Linda Jewell
    Tucson, AZ

    John 1:7 NKJV
    This man came for a witness,
    to bear witness of the Light,
    that all through him might believe.

  49. 249
    Cindy Forman,Barboursville, W.V. says:

    Sing the glory of His names; give to Him glorious praise. Psalm 66:2 (NRSV)

  50. 250
    Sheree Campbell says:

    Sheree Campbell, Phoenix, AZ
    But He gives us more grace, that is why scripture says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” James 4:6 NIV

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