SSMT 2017: Verse 19!

Hi Siestas! I’m writing this while visiting one of my baby grandsons. I have found a whole new level of delight, watching the world unfold before his sweet, young eyes. Whimsy and wonder, sheer gut-wrenching joy in the simplest of new experiences. The giggles, unencumbered, the wide-eyed enchanting outlook on life. He teaches me, he inspires me, and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that one of my main purposes in grandparenting will be sharing our awe in the wonders and majesty of Jesus. Generation after generation. So…

Nancy Mattingly from Houston, Texas

“God is magnificent; He can never be praised enough.  There are no boundaries to His greatness. Generation after generation stands in awe…” Psalm 145:3,4  – The Message

I pray that for you and yours as well…total awe at His greatness and goodness. May the simple, profound love of Jesus pour over each of you as you continue to meditate and memorize His perfect Word.



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  1. 51
    Sherri Medford says:

    Sherri Medford from Abilene, Tx. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
    Joshua 1:9

  2. 52
    Sharon Whitledge says:

    Sharon, Little Rock “A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.”
    Proverbs 29:11 NKJV

  3. 53
    Courtney from Lima, Ohio says:

    “The LORD says, ‘I will rescue those who love me I will protect those who trust in my name.’ ” Psalm 91:14 NLT

  4. 54
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, West Des Moines, IA

    Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.

    Ephesians 3:17, NLT

  5. 55
    Ally says:

    Houston, tx
    “Let us live decently as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in discord and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to arouse its desires.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭13:13-14‬ ‭NET‬‬

  6. 56
    Lori Smith says:

    Lori smith Little Rock Arkansas

    “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  7. 57
    Bettie Thompson says:

    Colossians 1:17 NIV He is before all things and in Him all things hold together.

    Cary, NC

  8. 58
    Susan Turner says:

    Susan Turner, Shelby, North Carolina
    “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  9. 59
    Janet says:

    Janet from Bemus Point, NY

    Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be. Psalm 39:6 (NIV)

    And in French:
    Oui, l’homme va et vient comme une ombre: it s’agite, mais c’est poour du vent; il amasse des richesses, et il ignore qui les recevra. Psaumes 39:7 (SG21)

  10. 60
    Peggy Welch says:

    Peggy Welch, Bloomington, IN John 6:44 Amplified: No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws and gives him the desire to come to Me, and then I will raise him up from the dead at the last day.

  11. 61
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    “In all my years I have never seen the Lord forsake a man who loves him; nor have I seen the children of the godly go hungry.” ~Psalm 37:25 TLB

  12. 62
    Kathi Griffin says:

    Kathi Griffin, Macon, GA:
    9 Do your best to come to me quickly, 10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry. 12 I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

    2 Timothy 4:9-12 (NIV)

  13. 63
    Sue Middeldorf says:

    Sue Middeldorf – Troy, Michigan – “See how my enemies have increased, and how fiercely they hate me!” Psalm 25:19

  14. 64
    Linda Hansen says:

    Linda, Buckeye, AS
    “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. ” Romans 15:13 NLT

  15. 65
    Leah Pease says:

    Leah, Kansas City, MO

    Lead me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are the God of my salvation;
    for you I wait all the day long.

    Psalm 25:5 (ESV)

  16. 66
    Donna says:

    Donna from Beavercreek, OH
    And they sang a new song, saying:
    “You are worthy to take the scroll
    and to open its seals,
    because you were slain,
    and with your blood you purchased for God
    persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.
    Rev 5:9 (NIV)

  17. 67
    Gloria Willingham says:

    Gloria, Irving, TX: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105. NIV

  18. 68
    Gail Niles says:

    Gail from Cary, NC
    “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.
    He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
    My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge.”
    Psalm 62:5-7

  19. 69
    Lindsey Buchanan says:

    Lindsey Buchanan St. Augustine, FL
    “See how numerous my enemies and how fiercely they hate me!” Psalm 25:19 NIV

  20. 70
    Martha McElhaney says:

    Martha McElhaney. Ooltewah, TN
    John 10: 29-30. HCSB
    My Father who has given them to Me is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.

  21. 71
    Laurie Sylvester says:

    Laurie, Chester MD

    “Look upon my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins.”

    Psalm 25:18

  22. 72
    Jackie says:

    Jackie, Buchanan,GA 30113
    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5: 22-23 (ESV)

  23. 73
    Janet says:

    Janet from Richmond, Tx 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
    All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

  24. 74
    Jackie Cook says:

    Jackie Noblesville IN
    Now go and tell his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you before he died.
    Mark 16:7

  25. 75
    Jennifer Bass says:

    Jennifer Bass – Fort Worth, TX:
    “Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  26. 76
    Jacquie Terada says:

    Jacquie Terada Spokane WA
    The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy! Springs will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will water the wasteland. Isaiah 35:6 NLT

  27. 77
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Ruston, LA
    “The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  28. 78
    Beth Kaiser says:

    Beth, Dyersburg Tn
    The older women likewise,that they may be
    reverent In behavior, not slanderers, not
    given too much wine, teachers of good things.
    Titus 2:3 NKJV

  29. 79
    Susie says:

    Susie from Northville, MI
    In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven.
    Matthew 5:16. NIV

  30. 80
    Brenda Russell says:

    Brenda – Hendersonville TN
    For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13 HCSB

  31. 81
    Carolyn Stutz says:

    Carolyn Dover, Ohio

    “I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.”
    Psalm 119:19 NIV 1984

  32. 82
    Carolyn Stutz says:

    Carolyn Dover, Ohio

    “I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.”
    Psalm 119:19 NIV

  33. 83
    Anita Siecker says:

    Anita Siecker, Chesterfield, VA

    I pray that out of his glorious riches
    he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit
    in your inner being.

    Ephesians 3:16 NIV84

  34. 84
    Gigi Parisi says:

    Mullica Hill NJ
    “The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭103:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  35. 85
    Emily McAnear says:

    Emily McAnear, Houston Texas
    “Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: ‘The Lord knows those who are His,’ and, ‘Everyone who confesses in the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.'” 2 Timothy 2:19, NIV

  36. 86
    Kelie Whitsett says:

    “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:25‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  37. 87
    Carolyn T says:

    Carolyn T, Meridian, Idaho

    I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is better. But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. Philippians 1:23-24 ESV. (This is a continuation of my goal to memorize the first chapter of Philippians this year.)

  38. 88
    Glenda Jensen says:

    Glenda Jensen
    Port Saint Lucie, Florida

    For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. 1 Thessalonians 4:7 ESV

  39. 89
    Janet Clark says:

    “We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭33:20-22‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  40. 90

    Paula Rutherford, Decatur, Tx
    “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9–1985 NIV)

  41. 91
    Dot Dunaway says:

    Proverbs 3:5. NIV
    Trust is the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding.

  42. 92
    Beth says:

    Beth Lewis, Story City, Iowa
    “Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God! Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.”
    Psalm 139:19, NKJ

  43. 93
    Jackie Hill says:

    Jackie from Rockwall, TX: But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart”, that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: (Romans 10:8, NIV)

  44. 94
    Dawn Lucy says:

    For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
    II Corinthians 10:3 NKJV
    Dawn Lucy Steele AL

  45. 95
    Lisa Gomez says:

    Lisa from Mesquite, TX: Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)

  46. 96
    Grace Metcalfe says:

    Grace, UK :
    See how numerous are my enemies
    And how fiercely they hate me!
    Psalm 25:19 (NIV)

  47. 97
    Stephanie Morris-Clark says:

    Stephanie Morris-Clark, Norman Ok

    “These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit” Jude 19 NKJ

  48. 98
    Joan Schroeder says:

    Joan from Pittsburgh:
    “Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with Him, we will also live with Him.”
    2 Timothy 2:11 (NIV)

  49. 99
    Debra says:

    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    “Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.” Colossians 3:22 (ESV)

  50. 100
    Christy says:

    Christy, St. Clements, Ontario

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 NIV

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