SSMT 2017: Verse 16!

Hi Siestas!

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetI’m Diane.

I’ve enjoyed working here for many years in the area of Resources and Customer Care. (We have the BEST customers ever). I’ll soon be retiring but may I never retire from God’s Word! His Word always ministers life to me.

I chose to share two verses with you that I’ve been camping on during a season of personal loss.  My sister, Cindy, passed away suddenly July 1st.

“Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in Heaven, not built by human hands.”
2 Corinthians 5:1 (ESV)

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

2 Corinthians 1:3,4 (ESV)

That second one is a real mouthful but oh, so rich!  It’s a fact that we will all face times of loss and will miss our loved ones.  Tents do wear out. They weren’t meant to last. This earth is not our true home. But praise be to God who assures those who trust in Him that He will personally provide a forever home when we leave this planet.  And for those still here, He promises comfort and true peace. I can testify, it’s real!

Then, there’s more…

Jesus uses us to comfort others from His supply, not our own.  He’s so efficient and so faithful!

My prayer is that He will show Himself in all of your seasons too.

His and Yours,



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  1. 751
    Caroline Schollaardt says:

    Caroline Schollaardt from Calgary, AB, Canada
    “I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.” Isaiah 45:3 NIV

  2. 752
    Cindy Childers says:

    I have summer brain and can’t remember if I logged in Aug 1st so putting both of mine here 🙂 Love these two more than words can say.

    Cindy , Wilton/Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
    2 Timothy 2:4 NASB
    “No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as soldier.”

    Jeremiah 15:16 NASB
    “Your words were found and I ate them, and your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart. For I have been called by your name.

  3. 753
    Kelly Swisher says:

    Kelly, Kansas City MO “Seize life! Eat bread with gusto. Drink wine with a robust heart. Oh yes – God takes pleasure in your pleasure. Dress festively every morning. Don’t skimp on colors and scarves. Relish life with the spouse you love each and every day of your precarious life. Ecc. 9:7-9 MSG

  4. 754
    Jan P. says:

    Jan P., Orlando, FL

    Psalm 139:16 NIV

    Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one if them came to be.

  5. 755
    Gay Beck says:

    Gay Beck, Plain City, OH

    Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

    Ephesians 6:14 (NIV)

  6. 756
    Jennie Marie Knoll says:

    Galatians 6:9. (NIV) Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

  7. 757
    Lisa says:

    Lisa – Devils Lake, ND
    “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”
    1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV

  8. 758
    Brenda F says:

    Calgary, AB

    for you have been m refuge,
    a strong tower against the enemy.

    Psalm 61:3 ESV

  9. 759
    Heather Morgan says:

    Heather Morgan from Waxahachie, TX

    Habakkuk 2:3 NLT
    This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.

  10. 760
    Lynn says:

    Lynn B, Divide, CO:
    Rom 8:16 ESV
    The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs

  11. 761
    Sam Caruso says:

    Sam Caruso, Frisco Tx
    “So that you may become blameless and pure Children of God,
    Without fault in a crooked and depraved generation
    In which you shine like the stars in the universe”

    Philippians 2:15. Forgot to post last time☹️

    “As you hold out the word of life-in order that I may boast
    On the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.”

    Philippians 2:16

  12. 762
    Christine Jackman says:

    Christine Jackman, Denham Springs, LA

    The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.

    Psalm 103: 8-10

  13. 763
    Susan Bucher says:

    Susan Bucher, Fort Worth, TX. “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” Luke 16:13. NIV

  14. 764
    Carol Hartley says:

    Carol Hartley Montgomery Al

    I Corinthians 10:12

    So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall

  15. 765
    Lori says:

    Lori in Kodak, TN

    Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that have made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Ps 100:3 KJV

  16. 766
    Connor Forrester says:

    Connor from Greenwood, SC: James 3:18 (NIV) Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

  17. 767
    Allison says:

    Allison in Fort Worth, TX

    Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me
    were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
    Psalm 139:16 (NIV)

  18. 768
    Autumn says:

    Autumn, Deer Park Wa

    Ephesians 4:29 NIV
    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.

  19. 769
    Kelei Liggett says:

    Kelei Liggett.Iowa Park. 1 Cor 2:9 NIV
    No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.

  20. 770
    Shelley says:

    Shelley from San Angelo, TX

    But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.

    2 Chronicles 15:7 NIV

  21. 771
    Jaye Hammon says:

    Psalm 119:114 (NIV)

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

  22. 772
    Susanna says:

    Susanna Ross, CA

    Ezekiel 37:14New King James Version (NKJV)

    I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land.
    Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,” says the Lord.’”

  23. 773
    Terry says:

    Terry in Louisa, VA

    Psalm 103:15-16 AMP
    As for man, his days are like grass;
    Like a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
    For the wind passes over it and it is no more,
    And its place knows it no longer.

  24. 774
    Avis Buford says:

    Avis, Ore City, Texas
    “I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.” Isaiah 45:3 NIV

  25. 775
    Maureen Chabot says:

    Maureen, St. Clair Shores, MI. “When they hear what you have to say, God, all earth’s kings will say “thank you.” (Psalm 138:4 The Message)

  26. 776
    Kathy says:

    Kathy Leamington Ontario Canada

    “But you, O Lord, be not far off;
    O my Strength, come quickly to help me.”

    Psalm 22:19

  27. 777
    Geri Geivett Patterson says:

    Geri, Deer Park, TX
    “For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, – Luke 6:43ESV

  28. 778
    Janet Pollard says:

    Janet in Wagoner, OK
    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Col. 3:12 NIV

  29. 779
    Cheri B, Fresno, CA says:

    “Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.” Proverbs 18:13 (NLT)

  30. 780

    Bev Brandon, Austin Texas. “For me to live is Christ.” Phillipians 1:21 ESV

  31. 781
    Sandy Gates says:

    Now to Him who is able to do more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.
    Ephesians 3:20 ESV

  32. 782
    Jackie R says:

    Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. – Romans 12:14 NLT

  33. 783
    Leslie Clay says:

    Leslie Clay, Houston

    James 1:19-20 NLT

    My dear brothers and sisters,
    Be quick to listen,
    Slow to speak,
    And slow to get angry.
    Your anger can never make things right in God’s sight.

  34. 784
    Ann Thrash-Trumbo says:

    Ann, Cataula, GA

    Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart. Let them thank the Lord for His steadfast love, for His wondrous works to the children of man! For He shatters the doors of bronze and cuts in two the bars of iron.

    Psalm 107:13 – 16

  35. 785
    Patrice McKinney says:

    Patrice, Midland, TX

    Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

    Galatians 6:2 NIV

  36. 786
    Sandy says:

    For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers
    Romans 8:38

  37. 787
    Brenda says:

    And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Philippians 2:8 NIV

  38. 788
    Kelie Whitsett says:

    “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭105:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  39. 789
    Ginny~Atlanta, GA says:

    “Having said that, beloved, we are fully convinced that there are more beautiful and excellent things, which flow from your salvation.” Hebrews 6:9 The Passion Translation

  40. 790
    Sharon Whitledge says:

    May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1 Thessalonians 5:23 NIV

  41. 791
    Paula says:

    Paula from Vancouver, Wa “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 ESV

  42. 792
    Darcy Hicks says:

    Darcy Hicks, Pace, FL ~

    “…the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. ”

    Psalm 103:16 (NIV)

  43. 793
    Imelda Hunt says:

    Imelda Hunt, Toledo, Ohio

    Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor
    will also cry out and not be answered.

    Proverbs 21:13(NIV)

  44. 794
    Sandy says:

    Sandy – Dublin, OhioFlee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
    2 Timothy 2:22 NIV

  45. 795
    Susan Tilley says:

    Susan from North Charleston,SC
    ““So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.”
    ‭‭Joel‬ ‭2:25‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  46. 796
    Susan Knowles says:

    Susan Knowles, Bradenton, FL
    Because you are my strength,
    I sing in the shadow of your wings.
    Psalm 63:7

  47. 797
    Emily Miller says:

    Emily Miller, Greensburg Louisiana
    What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us , who can ever be against us? Romans 8:31

  48. 798
    Deb Brown says:

    Deb Brown, Becker MN
    For I cried out to him for help, praising him as I spoke. Ps 66:17 NLT

  49. 799
    Jana says:

    Jana- Garland, Texas

    30)Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31)but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,they will walk and not be faint.
    Isaiah 40:30-31 NIV

  50. 800
    Marcy says:

    Marcy from Vincennes, IN
    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

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