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. 801
    Mindy Seekford says:

    Mindy Seekford Stonewall, LA

    “I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭130:5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  2. 802
    Patricia Egbert says:

    Patti Egbert, Brush Prairie, WA

    “You crown the year with a bountiful harvest, even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” Psalm 65.11 (NLT)

  3. 803

    Alicia from Shoreview, MN: “‘Sing, O barren, you who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married woman,’ says the Lord.” Isaiah 54:1 NKJV.

  4. 804
    Melissa Dukes says:

    Melissa Dukes from Grovetown, GA. “Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭143:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  5. 805
    Leah Cullen says:

    Leah Cullen – Ramona, CA

    I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. – John 15:5 (ESV)

  6. 806
    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah, Christina, Esther May, and Janie; Wenatchee, WA;

    “May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.”

    2 Timothy 1:16, NIV

  7. 807
    Kathryn Yingst says:

    Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 KJV

  8. 808
    Kristin says:

    Kristin Kellett, Tulsa, OK. But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (ESV)

  9. 809
    Lark Reynolds says:

    Lark from Greenville, SC. “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NLT

  10. 810
    Barbara says:

    North Potomac, Maryland
    “You will seek me, and you will find me because you will seek me with all your heart.”
    Jeremiah 29:13

  11. 811
    Olda says:

    Olda from Huntsville, Al

    Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 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 2:14-15 ESV

  12. 812
    Amy J Link says:

    Amy Link – Alva FL

    2 Timothy 4:2 – NLT

    Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.

  13. 813
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Birmingham, Al
    Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB
    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 your paths straight.

  14. 814
    Joy Thompson says:

    Joy Thompson, Towson MD
    “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19

  15. 815
    Birdie says:

    He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

    Phil. 1:6 (NIV)

  16. 816
    Alicia Rowe says:

    Alicia from Taylorsville, KY
    “Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?” Romans 2:4, NASB

  17. 817
    Janet McDonald, Marvin, NC says:

    My eyes are ever toward the LORD, For He shall pluck my feet out of the net. Psalm 25:15 NKJV

  18. 818
    Sabrina Smith says:

    Sabrina Smith, Kingsland, TX
    A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted
    Ecclesiastes 3:2

  19. 819
    Sheri Thomas says:

    Georgetown, TX
    Philippians 1:21 For to me, ,to live is Christ and to die is gain. (NASB)

  20. 820
    Sandra Chisum says:

    Wichita Falls, TX

    With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.

    Ps 91:16 ESV

  21. 821
    Julie Elrod says:

    Catching up! Julie Elrod, Smyrna, GA:
    1. Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 NIV

    2. Call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. Jer. 29:12-13 NIV

    3. Do not rejoice over me my enemy. Though I fall I will rise. Though I dwell in darkness the Lord is a light for me. Micah 7:8 NIV

    4. The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thess. 3:3 NIV

    5. I know that my Redeemer lives and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. Job 19:25 NIV

    6. My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Psalm 62:7 NIV

    7. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. 2 Cor. 3:17 NIV

    8. By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me-a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8 NIV

    9. Now all has been heard, here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13 NIV

    10. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way just as we are-yet was without sin. Therefore, let us approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we my receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16 NIV

    11-15. Make a joyful noise to the Lord all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! Know that the Lord, He is God! It is He who made us and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His Name! For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100 ESV

    16-20. Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless,who does what is righteous,who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor,and casts no slur on others;who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord;
    who keeps an oath even when it hurts,and does not change their mind; who lends money to the poor without interest;
    who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken. Psalm 15 NIV

    21-24. The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength;indeed, the world is established, firm and secure. Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity. The seas have lifted up, Lord,the seas have lifted up their voice;
    the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,mightier than the breakers of the sea—the Lord on high is mighty. Your statutes, Lord, stand firm;holiness adorns your house
    for endless days. Psalm 93 NIV

  22. 822
    Lesley says:

    Lesley from California: “Arise, shine; for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 NASB

  23. 823
    Michelle Vasquez says:

    Michelle V, Hewitt, TX

    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.

    Heb 2:2 NIV

  24. 824
    Hillary mancuso says:

    Hillary mancuso
    Fort Worth, tx
    Ephesians 1:18-19 CJB
    I pray that he will give light to the eyes of your hearts, so that you will understand the hope to which he has called you, what rich glories there are in the inheritance he has promised his people, and how surpassingly great is his power working in us who trust him. It works with the same mighty strength he used.”

  25. 825
    April says:

    April from Vermilion, Ohio

    I am my beloved’s, and his desire is for me.

    Song of Solomon 7:10 (ESV)

  26. 826
    Amy says:

    Amy, Arlington, VA “With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” Psalm 91:16 ESV

  27. 827
    Theresa Dau says:

    Theresa Dau, Chesterfield, MO “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 40:31 NIV

  28. 828
    Kathy says:

    Kathy,Austin ps 70 oh lord do not delay, I am poor and needy; make haste to me, o God, you are my help and my deliverer.

  29. 829
    Linda says:

    Let no evil talk come out of your mouths
    but only such as is good for edifying
    as fits the occasion
    that it may impart grace to those who hear.
    Ephesians 4:29 RSV
    Linda, Fort Collins, CO

  30. 830
    Shannon says:

    Shannon from Shelby, MT
    “For nothing will be impossible with God.”
    Luke 1:37 HCSB

  31. 831
    Jennifer Niehus says:

    Jen Niehus, Peyton, CO
    “no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.” Psalm 91:10 ESV

  32. 832
    Lori Jensen says:

    Lori- Mountain View, WY
    “People can make all kinds of plans, but only the Lord’s plan will happen.” Proverbs 19:21 NCV

  33. 833
    Wendy Pehrson says:

    Wendy from Buckeye, AZ: “Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;” NASB

  34. 834
    Cathy Morris says:

    Cathy Morris Sedona, AZ
    “to the only God our Saviour through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever.Amen”
    Jude 1:25 ESV

  35. 835
    Kelley Guza says:

    Kelley from Bad Axe, MI
    “You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the Lord, a royal diadem held by your God.” Is 62:3 NAB

  36. 836
    Anita Thompson says:

    Anita, Miami, FL

    even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. Psalm 139:12 (NIV)

  37. 837
    Carrie Hart says:

    Carrie Hart, Byron, GA

    James 3:16 ESV- For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

  38. 838
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Ottawa, Canada

    Better is a little with the fear of the Lord,
    Than great treasure with trouble.

    NKJV Proverbs 15:16

  39. 839
    Debbie Stovall says:

    Debbie Stovall, Gardendale, AL – “You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.” Psalm 139:3-4 NIV

  40. 840
    Kathi says:

    Just as a father has compassion on his children so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame He is mindful that we are but dust.

    Psalms 103:13,14

  41. 841
    Stephanie Tausch says:

    Steph Tausch – Helotes,Tx

    “And I saw something else under the sun: In the place of judgment—wickedness was there, in the place of justice—wickedness was there.”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NIV

  42. 842
    Lori Maddox says:

    Lori of Bushnell, FL:
    “The hardworking farmer ought to be the first to get a share of the crops.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:6‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  43. 843
    Georgia - Richmond,Va. says:

    Psalm 91: 1-2 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the
    Almighty. I will say of the LORD, ” He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” NIV

  44. 844
    Nancy Thomas says:

    Nancy Birmingham,AL
    ‘but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.” James 1:14 NIV

  45. 845
    Carolyn T says:

    Carolyn T, Meridian, Idaho
    Some indeed, preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.
    Philippians 1:15-18. (This is a continuation of my goal to memorize Philippians.)

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    Carolyn T says:

    Carolyn T, Meridian, Idaho
    Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.
    Philippians 1:15-18 (a continuation of my memory work in Philippians)

  47. 847
    Mary Ellen Krivonen says:

    Mary Ellen in Laurel, MT
    “Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you.” Ps. 86:2 NIV

  48. 848
    Dana Goodwin says:

    Dana Ashland KY
    “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.”
    Isaiah 60:1 NIV

  49. 849
    Mary Gray says:

    Mary Gray, Fieldale, VA

    “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12 NIV

  50. 850
    Jonay Casares says:

    Whoever of you loves life
    and desires to see many good days,
    Psalm 34:12 NIV

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