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.



886 Responses to “SSMT 2017: Verse 19!”

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  1. 201
    Pam Nelson says:

    Pam, Brighton, CO

    Ephesians 6:15 (CSB)
    and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.

  2. 202
    Peggyann Calderwood says:

    Peggyann Calderwood Crestview, Florida

    For God so loved the world
    that He gave His one and only Son
    that whoever believes in Him
    should not perish but have eternal life.
    John 3:16 NIV

    Always remember Jesus Loves You

  3. 203
    Rhonda Jackson says:

    Rhonda Jackson of Godfrey, Illinois
    In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Psalm 71:1 KJV

  4. 204
    Pam Schott says:

    Pam Schott, Fargo, ND: “These little troubles, which are temporary, are winning for us a permanent, glorious and solid reward, all out of proportion to our pain.” 2Corinthians 4:17

  5. 205
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn Medlin Oceanside Ca
    Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.
    James 3:10 NIV

  6. 206
    Brady Bradshaw says:

    Brady Bradshaw, Orlando FL. “Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.” Psalm‬ ‭103:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  7. 207
    Cindy Matter says:

    Cindy Matter, North Potomac: “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.” Psalm 40:3 NIV

  8. 208
    Billie Galyen says:

    Billie, Greenville, KY, “as he says also in another place, ‘You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.'” Hebrews 5:6 ESV

  9. 209
    Mary Ruth Franklin says:

    Mary Ruth Franklin
    Lanexa, VA

    The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly,
    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
    In them the birds build their nests;
    the stork has her home in the fir trees.
    The high mountains are for the wild goats;
    the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers.
    Psalm 104: 16-18

  10. 210
    donna wingard says:

    Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God
    of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
    (Isaiah 30:18 ESV)

  11. 211
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
    Song of Songs 2:12 ESV
    The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

  12. 212
    Peggy Miles says:

    Peggy Miles says:
    1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
    my soul thirsts for you;
    my flesh faints for you,
    as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
    2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
    beholding your power and glory.
    3 Because your steadfast love is better than life,
    my lips will praise you.
    4 So I will bless you as long as I live;
    in your name I will lift up my hands.
    5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
    and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,
    6 when I remember you upon my bed,
    and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
    7 for you have been my help,
    and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
    8 My soul clings to you;
    your right hand upholds me.
    Psalm 63:1-8 (ESV)

  13. 213
    Denise Cholak says:

    Denise Cholak from Euless Texas:

    Sihon king of the Amorites
    His love endures forever.

    Psalm 136:19 (NIV)

  14. 214
    Jodie Bowling says:

    But they will not make further progress, for their lack of understanding will be clear to everyone, as theirs was also. But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, and endurance, along with all the persecutions and sufferings that came to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from them all.

  15. 215
    Denise Christian says:

    Denise from Reliance, VA

    NKJV Psalm 25:19

    “Consider my enemies, for they are many;
    And they hate me with cruel hatred.”

  16. 216
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, The Woodlands, TX
    Continuing James 3. “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy, and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.” – James 3:17 (NASB)

  17. 217
    Michelle Mason says:

    Michelle from Lehigh Acres FL :Timothy, my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy‬ ‭2:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  18. 218
    Amanda Porter says:

    Amanda Porter. Kansas City, Missouri. “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!” Psalm 138:17 (NLT)

  19. 219
    Steph Walters says:

    Step Walters for Murrells Inlet, SC
    “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight Lord, my Rock and Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NIV

  20. 220
    Carol says:

    These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.

    Jude 19, NIV (2005)

  21. 221
    Michelle O'Banion says:

    “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord;
    I will be overjoyed because of my God.
    For he clothes me in garments of deliverance;
    He puts on me a robe symbolizing vindication.
    I look like a bridegroom when he wears a turban as a priest would; I look like a bride when she puts on her jewelry.”
    Isaiah 61:10

  22. 222
    Elizabeth Harris says:

    1402 Meadow Lane

  23. 223
    Misty says:

    Misty from Aubrey, TX
    “For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:13-14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  24. 224
    Aj says:

    Aj Schwanz from Newberg, Oregon. “They have told the church about your love. Please help them by sending them on their way in a manner that honors God.” (3 John 6 NIRV)

  25. 225
    Bobbie Harper says:

    Bobbie, Litchfield, MN

    3) Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4) Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

    1 Peter 3:3-4 (NIV)

  26. 226
    Kristen Amensen says:

    Kristen, Liberty, MO

    “For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed – a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.'” Romans 1:17 NIV

  27. 227
    tricia Christenson says:

    tricia Christenson, Campbell CA

    “For this God is our God forever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.”
    Psalm 48:14 (NIV)

  28. 228
    nelda little says:

    Nelda Little, Magnolia, Texas, “You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:1 NIV

  29. 229
    Carrie Lagas says:

    Carrie Lagas, North Potomac MD

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

  30. 230
    Lisa Taylor says:

    Lisa Taylor, Blue Ridge, VA
    “But the Lord stayed with me and gave me strength”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭ NCV

  31. 231
    Mai Ly Chi, Fairfax, VA says:

    Matthew 10:32-33. NIV

    Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.

  32. 232
    Olda says:

    Olda from Huntsville, Al

    Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. 2 Timothy 3:1-2 (ESV)

  33. 233
    Wendy Oswald says:

    “far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” Ephesians 1:21 (NIV)

  34. 234
    Connie Hirschy says:

    Connie, Chariton, Iowa 2 Timothy 2:2 And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2 ESV

  35. 235
    Tracy Fahs says:

    Lake St. Louis, Missouri

    Oh, that you would slay the wicked, O God!
    O men of blood, depart from me!

    Psalm 139:19 ESV

  36. 236
    Deb Cochran says:

    Milan, MI

    Proverbs 21:13
    Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.

  37. 237
    Candice Simpson says:

    Candice Simpson in Nashville, TN

    James 4: 13-17 (HCSB)
    Come now, you who say, “today or tomorrow we will travel to such and such a city and spend a year there and do business and make a profit. You don’t even know what tomorrow will bring-what your life will be! For you are like smoke that appears for a little while, then vanishes. Instead, you should say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” But as it is, you boast in your arrogance. Al Such boasting is evil. So it is a sin for the person who knows to do what is good and doesn’t do it.

  38. 238
    Diane Ellison says:

    Diane Ellison from Littleton, CO

    “For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”

    Ephesians 5:31 NIV

  39. 239
    Robin Byrd says:

    Robin Byrd, Columbia, SC

    “I will exalt You, my God the King; I will praise your
    Name for ever and ever.
    Everyday I will praise you and Extol your Name
    for ever and ever.”
    Psalm 145:1-2. NIV

  40. 240
    Tessa Pierce says:

    Tessa Pierce Nacogdoches TX

    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    Be acceptable in Your sight,
    O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

    Psalm 19:14 NKJV

  41. 241
    Kristin Mitchell says:

    Kristin Mitchell from Dunmor Ky

    Isaiah 40:31English Standard Version (ESV)

    but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
    they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint.

  42. 242
    Gayle Comer says:

    Gayle, Salinas CA Oct 1

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    Psalm 34:18 NIV

  43. 243
    Susan Jezek says:

    Susan Jezek, St. Petersburg, Florida

    “Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.”

    Luke 12:2-3 ESV

  44. 244
    Janet Worthy says:

    Janet from Odessa, TX
    This has now been made evident through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who has abolished death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
    II Timothy 1:10 HCSB

  45. 245
    Kayla Geisen says:

    Kayla Geisen, Indianapolis IN: “You know, after all, that you were ransomed from the futile practices inherited from your ancestors, and that this ransom came not through perishable things like gold or silver, but through the precious blood of the Messiah, like a lamb without spots or blemish.” 1 Peter 1:18-19 KNT

  46. 246
    Grace Garcia says:

    Lord has done great things for us; We are glad. Psalms126:3 (ASV).

  47. 247
    Stacy Baker says:

    Stacy Baker from Detroit Michigan

    I have told you now before it happens so that when it does happen you will believe.
    John 14:29 (NIV)

  48. 248
    Sarah Gittemeier says:

    Sarah Gittemeier from Kansas City:
    How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son. Eph 1:3-6, MSG

  49. 249
    Ginny Caroleo says:

    Ginny Caroleo from Hamden, CT
    Proverbs 31:27

    She watches over the ways of her household,
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.

  50. 250
    Heidi says:

    Heidi~Lindale, Texas
    Psalm 34:19 NIV
    “A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;”

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