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. 251
    Jackie says:

    Jackie from Buchanan,GA
    “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”
    Ecclesiastes 3:1 (ESV)

  2. 252
    Denise Cholak says:

    Denise Cholak from Euless,Texas:

    to him who led his people through the wilderness;
    His love endures forever.

    Psalm 136:16

  3. 253
    Candice Simpson says:

    Candice Simpson in Nashville, TN

    James 3: 17-18 and 4: 1-3 (HCSB)

    But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who cultivate peace.

    What is the source of wars and fights among you? Don’t they come from the cravings that are at war within you? You desire and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and don’t receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your evil desires.

  4. 254
    Diane Ellison says:

    Diane Ellison from Littleton, CO

    …and to present her to Himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

    Ephesians 5:27. NIV

  5. 255
    Emily McAnear says:

    Emily McAnear, Houston TX
    “Avoid godless chatter, because those who engage in it will become more and more ungodly. ”
    2 Timothy 2:16, NIV

  6. 256
    Kristen Amensen says:

    Kristen, Liberty, MO

    …”in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:7 NIV

  7. 257
    Robin Byrd says:

    Robin Byrd, Columbia, S.C.
    ” Because of the LORD’S great love we are not
    consumed, for His compassions never fail.
    They are new every morning; Great isYour
    Faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘the LORD is my
    Portion; therefore I will put my hope in Him’.”
    Lamentations 3:22-24 NIV

  8. 258
    Jerrie says:

    The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
    Psalm 51:17 ( NIV)

  9. 259
    Joyce M.Jones says:

    Joyce,Colleyville,TX: “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” Psalm 139:16 NLT

  10. 260
    Karlys says:

    Karlys Fortner, La Place, LA
    And GOD is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things, at all times, you may abound in every good work.
    2 Corinthians 9:8

  11. 261
    Laurie O says:

    Laurie, Cumming GA
    This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    1 Timothy 2:3,4 ESV

  12. 262
    Addie Ables says:

    Addie Ables, Marble Falls, TX

    “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in Your Book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:16 ESV

  13. 263
    Lani Martinez says:

    Lani Wilton Ca
    2 Co 10:5 ESV We destroy arguments and ever lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ

  14. 264
    Missie Ables says:

    Missie Ables, Marble Falls, TX

    “And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of Him to all who were waiting for the redemption on Jerusalem.” Luke 2:38 ESV

  15. 265
    Amy Oesterreich says:

    Amy Oesterreich, Crown Point, Indiana

    “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”

    Psalm 139:16 ESV

  16. 266
    Nell brinkley says:

    Nell brinkley. Chattanooga tn. Behold I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the farther at parts of the earth. Among them the blind and the lame , the pregnant woman and she who is in labor. Together a great company , they shall return here Jeremiah 31;8

  17. 267
    Dawn says:

    Dawn – Pampa, TX

    Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord
    Psalm 27:14

  18. 268
    Deborah Starkey says:

    Deborah Starkey – Proctorville, Ohio

    For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12

  19. 269
    Amanda Porter says:

    Amanda Porter. Kansas City, MO. “I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.” -Psalm‬ ‭118:17‬ ‭(NIV‬‬)

  20. 270
    Susan Gittemeier says:

    Susan, Overland Park, KS
    “And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, …”
    Eph. 1:9 NIV

  21. 271
    hannah huneycutt says:

    Hannah Huneycutt
    Mt. Pleasant, N.C.

    But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him. So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.

    Exodus 3:19-20 (NIV)

  22. 272
    KAREN FOSTER says:

    Karen Warsaw,IN
    It’s God we are answerable to—all the way from life to death and everything in between—not each other. That’s why Jesus lived and died and then lived again: so that he could be our Master across the entire range of life and death, and free us from the petty tyrannies of each other.

    Romans 14:8,9 MSG

  23. 273
    Sally Kitts says:

    Williamsville, NY

    Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

    Ephesians 4:32 NIV

  24. 274
    Beth says:

    Beth Lewis, Story City, Iowa
    “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.”
    Psalm 139:16, NKJ

  25. 275
    Jen says:

    Jen from Wyoming

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

    Psalm 34:18 NIV

  26. 276
    Linda Smith says:

    Linda, The Woodlands,TX
    “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
    Psalm 9:10(NIV)

  27. 277
    Nancy Griffin says:

    Nancy, Drew, MS

    Judge not, and ye shall not be judged, condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned, forgive and ye shall be forgiven.

    Like 6:37. KJV

  28. 278
    Theresa Huck says:

    Theresa Huck – Cheyenne, WY

    Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

    Matthew 6:29 NIV

  29. 279
    Lorrie Moudy says:

    Lorrie Moudy, El Dorado, Arkansas, : “But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” Hebrews 10:39 NIV

  30. 280
    Meredith Miller says:

    Meredith from Johnstown, OH: Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displace worry at the center of your life. -Philippians 4:7 (MSG)

  31. 281
    Joan Bush says:

    Joan (Coppell, TX): Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Psalm 34:13 NIV

  32. 282
    Nancy English says:

    Nancy English from Laramie Wyoming
    My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare. Psalm 25:15 NIV

  33. 283
    Melanie Miller says:

    Melanie, Armuchee GA
    So now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have.
    2 Corinthians 8:11 (ESV)

  34. 284
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Montrose, CO

    Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
    Colossians 3:18 ESV

  35. 285
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Houston, TX ” Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on those who wait for him”. Isaiah 64:4 NIV

  36. 286
    Lori Causyn says:

    Lori Causyn, Kenora, Ontario

    Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:4 ESV

  37. 287
    Donna Smith says:

    Athens, GA

    There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
    –John 1:6 (RSV-2CE)

  38. 288
    Carolyn Dypsky says:

    Carolyn Dypsky Bishopville, MD

    ‘A final word, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.’

    Ephesians 6:10 NLT

  39. 289
    Lesa Hicks says:

    Colossians 3:16
    Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

  40. 290
    Merle B NM says:

    She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and her tongue is the law of kindness.
    Proverbs 31:26 KJV

  41. 291
    Debbie May says:

    Debbie May from Fort Worth, TX
    “Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
    in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me,
    when as yet there was none of them.”
    Psalm 139:16 ESV

  42. 292
    Mary Ruth Franklin says:

    Mary Ruth Franklin
    Lanexa, VA

    He set the earth on its foundations,
        so that it should never be moved.
    You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
        the waters stood above the mountains.
    At your rebuke they fled;
        at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.
    The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
        to the place that you appointed for them.
    You set a boundary that they may not pass,
        so that they might not again cover the earth.
    Psalm 104:5-9 (ESV)

  43. 293
    Tamara says:

    Tamara from McLean, VA
    Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me when as yet there was not one of them.
    Psalm 139:16

  44. 294
    Chelsea Maielli says:

    Chelsea from Bossier City, LA
    Psalm 9:1 NKJV
    “I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of your marvelous works.”

  45. 295
    Jacki Schneider says:

    Jacki from Grandville, MI
    “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord,
    “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
    Rev 1:8. NKJV

  46. 296
    Ginny Hyland says:

    Ginny from West Lafayette, IN “Because of God’s tender mercy the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us.” Luke 1:78 NLT

  47. 297
    Paula Fletcher says:

    Paula, Russell, KY
    “Righteous Father, though the world does not know You, I know You and they know that You have sent Me. I have made You known to them, and will continue to make You known, in order that the love You have for Me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” John 17:25-26 NIV

  48. 298

    Adrienne, Clarksville “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain it.” Psalm 139:6 NASB

    Brienne, Clarksville “And the Lord said to him, ‘But I will be with you and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.” Judges 6:16 ESV

  49. 299
    Lisa Curtis says:

    Lisa Curtis
    Jackson, MO

    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

  50. 300

    Traci McNally from Evansdale, IA

    In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

    Romans 8:26 NIV

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