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. 201
    Georgia Smith says:

    Georgia from Bristow, Oklahoma:
    James 1:19, 20 19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. (ESV)

    • 201.1
      Cheryl says:

      I’m doing the first chapter of James also!I did Beth Moore’s study on James last summer and have been working on it ever since! I am determined that this old brain of mine can memorize a chapter, with God’s help!

  2. 202
    Anita Siecker says:

    Anita Siecker, Chesterfield, VA

    Turn my heart toward your statutes
    and not toward selfish gain.

    Psalm 119:36 NIV84

  3. 203
    Lois says:

    And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Col. 3:17 NKJV

  4. 204
    Pam Schott says:

    Pam Schott from Fargo, ND: Ezekial 36:26 (Mes) “I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body; and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed.”

  5. 205
    Jacqui Maudslay says:

    Jacqui: Chester, UK

    1 Peter 1:18 (NIV)

    ‘For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors’

  6. 206
    Jackie says:

    Jackie, Parker, CO
    “Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:17 ESV

  7. 207
    Bobbie Jo says:

    ~Bobbie Jo
    San Angelo TX
    “God began doing a good work in you, and I am sure he will continue it until it is finished when Jesus Christ comes again.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NCV‬‬

  8. 208
    Sadie Keech says:

    Sadie Keech, Coweta OK

    1 Timothy 3:14-15 NIV

    “Although, I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so, if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in Gods household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar & the foundation of the truth.”

  9. 209
    Kim says:

    Kim, Richland, WA

    “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. ”

    Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

  10. 210
    Carol Marroquin says:

    Carol, Hewitt, TX “Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no foods,Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls, Habakkuk 3:17

  11. 211
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, West Bloomfield Mi
    “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

  12. 212
    Ann Thiede says:

    Ann in Marina, CA:
    Flee from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the LORD from a pure heart. But reject foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they breed quarrels. The LORD’s servant must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient,
    2 Timothy 2:22-24

  13. 213
    Debra says:

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    “Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.” Colossians 3:19 ESV

  14. 214
    Cindy Cannon says:

    Cindy Cannon, Brighton, IL
    Surely he took up our pain and bore our sufferings, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4 (ESV)

  15. 215
    Vicki Morton says:

    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

    I John 4:1

  16. 216
    Debbie Weaver says:

    Debbie Weaver, Cumming, GA

    “Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died – more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” Romans 8:34 NIV

  17. 217
    Dawn Byers says:

    Dawn Byers Alvord Texas “When the angels returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another: Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us.”
    Luke 2:15 NAB

  18. 218
    Connie Kempf says:

    Connie from Eugene, Oregon

    “He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.” I John 2:6 NKJV

  19. 219
    Linda Neely says:

    Linda in Chester, VA
    “How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can’t even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me. And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!”
    Psalm 139:17-18 (TLB)

  20. 220
    Charlotte Skadal says:

    Charlotte Skadal, Houston, Texas

    “I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;
    I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
    Let my meditation be pleasing to Him;
    As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD.”

    Psalm 104:33-34 NASB

  21. 221
    Kaylee Taylor says:

    Kaylee Taylor; Stephenville TX

    “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭1:2-3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  22. 222
    Melanie Toups says:

    Melanie Toups
    Bridge City, TX

    My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness and of Your salvation all day long, for I do not know the sum of them. –Psalm 71:15 NASB

  23. 223
    Robin McMurray says:

    Robin, Grants Pass, Oregon

    All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

    Psalm 25:10 ESV

  24. 224
    Linda Gammon says:

    Linda Gammon Blue Springs, MO
    Psalm 19:6 NKJV
    6. Its rising is from one end of heaven,
    And its circuit to the other end;
    And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

  25. 225
    Tanya Greene - Fairfax, VA says:

    Psalm 119:103
    How sweet are your words to my taste, sweater than honey to my mouth!

  26. 226
    Suzanne says:

    Tenaha, TX

    Philippians 4:4 NKJV
    Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

  27. 227
    Kim Freeman says:

    Kim Freeman Fort Worth Texas says,
    Psalm 139:16 NIV
    Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

  28. 228
    Siesta Susan says:

    Susan Young, Fairhope, AL

    “…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)

  29. 229
    Lyli says:

    Lyli, Fort Lauderdale:

    “Keep your tongue from evil,
    And your lips from speaking deceit.” (Psalm 34:13, NKJV)

    • 229.1
      Susie Johnson says:

      I have a dear friend that moved to Fort Lauderdale recently. She is in need of a church, do you have any recommendations?

  30. 230
    Linda Hansen says:

    Linda, Buckeye, Az
    “I pray to God – my life a prayer- and wait for what he’ll say and do” Psalm 130:5 MSG

  31. 231
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Chattanooga, TN

    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

    Psalm 34:18 NIV

  32. 232
    Connie Walker says:

    Connie Walker from Houston, Texas
    23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
    24 Point out anything in me that offends you,
    and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
    Psalms 139:23-24 (NLT)

  33. 233
    Wendy Oswald says:

    Wendy, Erie CO: “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)

  34. 234
    Soni Buckalew says:

    Soni in Gulfport,MS: Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world .
    Philippians 2:14 & 15 RSV

  35. 235
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Psalm 127:4, “As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man, so are children of one’s youth.”

  36. 236
    Gail Niles says:

    Gail from Cary, NC “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
    Ephesians 4:32 NIV 1984

  37. 237
    Elizabeth Peck says:

    Elizabeth Peck, Oak Ridge, TN: The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Cor 10:4 NIV 1984

  38. 238
    Holly Williams says:

    “As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us—eternal life.”
    ‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:24-25 NIV

  39. 239
    Susan says:

    Susan, Wynne
    Psalm 40:3 (NIV)

    3 He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
    Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in him.

  40. 240
    Tera lewis says:

    Tera Lewis from Colorado Springs, CO:

    Philippians 4:7 (NKJV)

    7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

  41. 241
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Colorado Springs, CO

    “May the Lord bless you and protect you.
    May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
    May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.”

    Numbers 6:24-26 NLT

  42. 242
    Chris Robertson says:

    Chris Robertson from Fort Wayne.IN
    Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.
    Psalm 25:15 NIV

  43. 243
    Deborah Solid from Norcross, Georgia says:

    “Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19-20. (NKJV)

  44. 244
    Dot Dunaway says:

    The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
    On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
    2 Corinthians 10:4. NIV

  45. 245
    Donna says:

    Donna from Beavercreek, OH
    Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Rev 5:6 (NIV)

  46. 246
    Cindy Stai says:

    Cindy ~ Lancaster OH
    Psalm 91:4 (ESV)
    He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

  47. 247
    Jennifer Mosher says:

    Jennifer Mosher in Canfield, OH

    Colossians 1:15 NIV “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

  48. 248
    Kay Wammack says:

    Kay Wammack in Muscle Shoals, AL

    For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. Psalm 107:9 ESV

  49. 249
    Connie Hirschy says:

    Connie, Chariton, Iowa. 2 Timothy 1:18 May the Lord grant that he obtain mercy from Him on that day. And you know very well how much he ministered at Ephesus. 2 Timothy 1:18 HCS

  50. 250
    Eleanor says:

    Memphis, TN

    II Tim. 2:8-9
    Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel, for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned.

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