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. 951
    stacy roznovak says:

    Stacy Roznovak, Taylor, TX
    “Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise,making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIV)

  2. 952
    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia from Brooklyn Park, MN

    For, “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
    the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.”
    And this is the word that was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:24 NIV

  3. 953
    Karen Todd says:

    (I am so sorry I was late in posting my last two verses. My pregnant daughter was having blood pressure issues and was put on bedrest. I am happy to say that she and my new grandson are doing well after she delivered this weekend. Praises to God!)

    Karen Todd, Beech Island, SC
    ESV Philemon
    15 For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever, 16 no longer as a bondservant[a] but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

  4. 954
    Patricia Clevenger says:

    Patricia Clevenger, Midland TX

    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.
    Isaiah 43:1 NKJV

  5. 955
    Tina Stanaland says:

    Tina from San Antonio Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs that it may benefit those who listen. Eph 4:29 NIV

  6. 956
    Debbie Fuller says:

    Debbie from Acworth, Ga: “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness.” Psalm 29:2. (NIV)

  7. 957
    Debra Ellsworth says:

    Psalms 107 :10- 13 New King James Version those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death burned in affliction and irons because they rebelled against the words and despised the Council of the most high therefore He brought down their hearts with labor and they fell down iland there was none to help then they cried out to the Lord in their troubles and he saved them from their distresses

  8. 958
    Linda from Austin says:

    On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
    Revelation 19:16 NIV

  9. 959
    Sarah Boyd says:

    Isaiah 61:3b NIV

    to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
    the oil of joy instead of mourning,
    and a garment of praise instead of despair.
    They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.

  10. 960
    Carolyn says:

    2 Peter 1:10 (NAS)

    “Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;

    Wheaton, IL

  11. 961
    Julee Hammond says:

    The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

  12. 962
    Julee Hammond says:

    O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. Psalm 30:2

  13. 963
    Nancy Garringer says:

    Nancy Redkey, IN

    The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart,
    and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.
    For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45. NIV

  14. 964
    Emily Adams says:

    Emily from Fort Worth, TX:
    If this be so our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you’ve set up.
    Daniel 3:17-18, ESV

  15. 965
    Stephanie D says:

    Stephanie D from Chico, CA

    And so faith, hope, love abide [faith – conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope – joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love – true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us],these three; but the greatest of these is love.

    I Corinthians 13:13 AMPLIFIED

  16. 966
    Tammy smith says:

    “Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from heaven , not built by human hands ” 2 Corinthians 5:1

  17. 967
    Dawn Tolley says:

    Dawn Tolley, Appomattox, VA

    You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
    Matthew 5:14 (NIV)

  18. 968
    Anna says:

    Anna from Ontario, Canada
    Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them, saying:
    Matthew 5:1-2 NIV

  19. 969
    Christy says:

    Christy – Knoxville, TN
    For my people have committed a double evil: They have abandoned me, the fountain of living water, and dug cisterns for themselves – cracked cisterns that cannot hold water.
    Jeremiah 2:13

  20. 970
    Suzanne Toups says:

    “Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.”
    Psalm 119:18 NIV

  21. 971

    Gal. 6:2 “Bear yes one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

  22. 972
    Shirley Huynh says:

    Shirley, San Diego, CA:
    “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with whatever you have…”
    Hebrews 13:5a NIV

  23. 973
    Tara says:

    Tara, Greensboro, NC
    God’s voice is glorious in the thunder. We can’t even imagine the greatness of his power.
    Job 37:5

  24. 974
    Tina Crouch says:

    Tina Crouch
    Waxahachie, Texas

    1 John 4:19 NIV
    We love because he first loved us.

  25. 975
    Sparki2003 says:

    Jennifer Olmstead
    Janesville, Wisconsin

    Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

    Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

  26. 976
    Carol White says:

    Carol W from Virginia Beach, VA – no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a fellow man and as a brother in the Lord. Philemon 16- NIV

  27. 977
    Michelle mason says:

    michelle mason lehigh acres FL“May the Lord show special kindness to Onesiphorus and all his family because he often visited and encouraged me. He was never ashamed of me because I was in chains.” 2 Timothy‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  28. 978
    Sue Anderson says:

    Sue from Waco, Texas
    “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.”
    1 John 2:15 (NIV)

  29. 979
    Kim Safina says:

    Kim Safina
    Central Coast California

    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
    Colossians 4:2 (NIV)

  30. 980
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl from Omaha, NE

    Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.

    Proverbs 22:4 (NIV)

  31. 981
    Mary Alice Cooper says:

    Mary C.
    Hazel Green, AL
    Psalm 25:16 NIV
    “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.”

  32. 982
    Andrea Gallagher says:

    Andrea from Pensacola, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

  33. 983
    Krystal Vento says:

    Isaiah 26:3 (ESV): “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You.”

  34. 984
    Kirby Ray says:

    Kirby from Parsons, KS
    “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
    I Thessalonians 5:18 NIV

  35. 985

    Pamela Nicholson, Cumming, GA
    You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
    You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,that I might sing praises to you and not be silent.
    O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever! Psalm 30:11 NLT

  36. 986
    Lisa Snyder says:

    Lisa S. in Montgomery, TX

    Romans 12:16-17New Living Translation (NLT)

    16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!

  37. 987
    Mildred says:

    Mildred from Montserrat.

    Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. Ecclesiastics 11:1 (KJV)

  38. 988
    Ginni Bartlett says:

    Ginni Bartlett. Winter Park FL
    For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ .
    2 Cor 10:4-5

  39. 989
    Terry Holcombe says:

    Terry, Odessa, FL
    “For 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 (NIV)

  40. 990
    Mary-Katherine Rogers says:

    Mary-Katherine, Palm Coast, FL

    “The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.”

    Psalm 103: 8 NIV

  41. 991
    Sonna Evans says:

    Sonna, Modesto, Ca.

    “For the promise is for you and your children for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to himself.” Acts 2:39 NASB

  42. 992
    Tracee McFarland says:

    Tracee McFarland, Morristown, TN

    I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.

    John 1:34 NIV

  43. 993
    Renee Cloud says:

    For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

  44. 994
    D'Anna Nowack says:

    D’Anna Nowack
    New Braunfels, Tx.

    Hebrews 10:23 NIV
    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

  45. 995
    Wendy Bashor says:

    Wendy Bashor from Lone Butte, BC: “The Lord bless you and keep you,” Numbers 6:24 NIV

  46. 996
    Annette Turner says:

    Annette Turner, Houston, TX
    A wise man will hear an increase learning,
    And A man of understanding will attain wise counsel.
    Proverbs 1:5 (NKJV)

  47. 997
    Annette Turner says:

    Annette Turner, Houston, TX
    A wise man will hear and increase learning,
    And A man of understanding will attain wise counsel.
    Proverbs 1:5 (NKJV)

  48. 998
    Laura Feyen says:

    Laura, Englewood.

    So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great effectiveness. James 5:16 NET

  49. 999
    Grace says:

    Grace from Georgetown, TX: “22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 (HCSB)

  50. 1000
    Rita says:

    Turn yourself to me, and have mercy on me
    For I am desolate and afflicted.

    Psalm 25:16

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