SSMT 2017: Verse 24!

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  1. 1
    Stephanie Walters says:

    Steph Walters from Murrells Inlet SC
    Ephesians 6:14 “Stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, ” NIV

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    Leah Pease says:

    Leah, Kansas City, MO

    And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

    Galatians 6:9 (ESV)

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      Leah says:

      I made it to verse 24 for the first time! Learning to be a bit more organized in order to get my verse entered while making sure to get my son on the bus. God is so very good!!!

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    Diana says:

    Diana, North Attleboro, MA
    Even in laughter a heart may be sad, and joy may end in grief.
    Proverbs 14:13 HCSB

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    Billie January says:

    Billie January, Yucca Valley, CA
    “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
    John 13:35 (NIV)

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      Billie January says:

      Most of the year, I memorized James 1. God used the focus on perseverence to prepare me for applying, interviewing and training for a new job, not knowing during this lengthy process that my 106 yr old Mama would be called home to be with Jesus. I was strengthened by the verses in James 1 that I had committed to memory.

      • Billie Galyen says:

        Billie! This is Billie! Your name of course popped out to me! Thank you for sharing your verse and your testimony! I memorized the book of James about 5 years ago and it was a long process but so worth it!!! You keep it going! You can do it! Prayers and Love, Billie!

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    Carolyn Stutz says:

    Carolyn Dover, Ohio

    “Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.”
    Psalm 119:24 NIV

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    Joy French says:

    Joy French – Georgetown, TX “See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong-then guide me on the road to eternal life.” Psalm 139:24 The Message this has been very special for me to memorize during this particular season, as we are expecting our first grandchild March 10th!!! See you in Ft Lauderdale

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    Mimi Foster says:

    Mimi from Chickasaw, Al.

    to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty,power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen
    Jude 25 NIV 🙂

    Merry Christmas everyone!

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    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Walla Walla, “The LORD your God will delight in you if you obey His voice and keep the commands and laws written in this Book of the Law, and if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and soul. Deuteronomy 30:10 NLT
    Merry Christmas!

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    Tamara says:

    Tamara from McLean, VA
    And see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.
    Psalm 139:24
    NASB

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    Cathy Scott says:

    San Bernardino Ca.
    For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted nor has he hidden his face from him but when he cried to himhe heard.Psalms 22:24nkjv.

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    Shelley says:

    Shelley Edwards, Fairfax, Virginia, “Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Romans 8:17 NIV

    DONE! #24 #SSMT2017

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    Jennifer Bass says:

    Jennifer Bass – Fort Worth, TX
    “This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to recite it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.”
    ‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

    Amen!!!

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    Theresa Ainsworth says:

    Theresa, Camden ME, If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9 NKJV

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    Kami Dimmick says:

    Kami Dimmick, Randolph Center, VT
    Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen and me – put into practice. And the God of Peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9 NIV
    What 1 thing has stood out the most in this scripture memorization endeavor? I can honestly say it has been a joy to memorize bigger passages of scripture than just one at a time. I feel like I’m there talking with and getting into character when I memorize bigger passages. I can really feel the message and the severity of what I’m saying. I don’t know if this means anything to anyone but next year I’m memorizing several in a row or even a chapter. Thank you Beth for this adventure. I’m so grateful to hide the scriptures in my heart! You have spurred me on along with my two friends that are coming with me to celebrate. I’ll see you in February! I can’t wait! I just love your heart for Jesus and your enthusiasm as you teach. It builds me up and encourages me to keep going. God has really used you in my life. Thank you again! God bless!

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    Berni says:

    Berni, Albuquerque
    Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
    and His courts with praise!
    Give Him thanks!
    Praise His name!
    Psalm 100:4 NET

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    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Montrose, CO

    Walk in wisdom towards outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
    Colossians 4:5-6 ESV

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    Janice Knott says:

    Janice, Magnolia, TX

    And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:4 . NASB

    While dealing with my elderly parents and in laws, God used my verses to get me the through the struggles that go along with that. He guided me along unfamiliar paths and set my feet upon a rock, making my footsteps firm! It’s still a struggle, but I now have joy in it.

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    Jo Anne Melton says:

    Jo Anne, Chicago
    And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?
    Matthew 16:26 NLT

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    Kristen Johnstone says:

    Kristen Johnstone, Boulder, CO
    Isaiah 32:18English Standard Version (ESV)

    My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. Isaiah 32:18 (ESV)

    Throughout this year I would practice my memory verses especially when my mind was tormenting me about something, it was essential to say “no” to my thoughts and start practicing my verse! So thankful to have 24 truths in my mind to combat all that other stuff. Thank you!

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    Brenda Russell says:

    Brenda Hendersonville TN
    He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
    Psalm 37:6 ESV

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    Sarah Gittemeier says:

    Sarah from Kansas City:
    And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession – to the praise of his glory.
    Eph 1:13-14, NIV

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    Christy says:

    Christy, Cape Girardeau, MO. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow. Philippians 2:27b (NIV 1984)

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    Connie Walker says:

    Connie Walker from Houston, Texas
    Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you!
    I will praise you as long as I live,
    lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
    Psalms 63:3-4 (NLT)
    My end of year statement:
    2017: God has shown me the way of life and filled me with the joy of His presence. The heavens declare His glory, and His law is perfect. How precious are God’s thoughts about me. He holds my right hand, and He is the strength of my heart. May I declare all His works. His unfailing love is better than life itself!

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    LIsa Wyatt says:

    Lisa, West Des Moines, IA “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalm 139:23-24 NLT

    I often practice my scripture memorization when I’m alone in the car or on a walk. God often uses the repetition and privacy to teach me how to really apply these verses and what they mean. It quickens my heart and energizes me in a way that is hard to explain, but is such a gift.

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    Chris Laughlin says:

    Chris Laughlin from San Antonio, Texas
    Matthew 16:23 KJV
    But He turned and said unto Peter, “Get behind me,Satan: for you savor not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.”

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    Chyrll Vollmer says:

    Chyrll, Memphis, Tennessee.
    “Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.” Acts‬ ‭2:46-47‬ ‭NASB

    The Church=One Body…the Bride of Christ = TOGETHER!

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    Kellie Whitsett says:

    Kellie Whitsett, Fremont, NE

    “My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:20-23‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    These scriptures have been life and healing to my body and mind. I’m a different person than I was in January. It’s alive and active in me.

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    June Greenstreet says:

    June Greenstreet from Bradford
    “Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”” Exodus‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

    Thank you for your wee video and encouragement. I had chosen a different verse for today BUT…your reading Ex 4:12 resonated HUGE. I began the SSMT this year by praying whether I should (was was committed to memorizing the book of Philippians – just a few verses left). Each verse I asked God to show me. And the exciting thing is He DID! Meaningful verses pertinent to where I was and where He was leading me. Just. Like. Today!! Ex 4:12 is directly from His Word through you, Beth to my heart – in answer to prayer. I leave in 2 days to another country to spend Christmas with beloved family who desperately need Jesus and I have been praying for the right words to share – that God would put a guard on my mouth – what to say…and what NOT to say. I am writing this with tears of gratitude. Thank you so much for your faithfulness.

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    Susan Johnston says:

    Susan, Wynne AR
    Galatians 4:5 (ESV)
    to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

    In memorizing Hebrews 4:12-13, I realized that Jesus is living and active, sharper than any two edge sword, piercing to division of joints and of marrow. I know He is the Word and He uses the word to do that, but when I tied in verse 13 to realize that no creature is hidden from His sight, I realized it was a Person not just the Book. Totally changed my thinking about verse 12. It added to it. ❤️Thank you for the challenge of this opportunity. I don’t know why I don’t continue it every year, but at least I’ve done this three times and have 72 verses memorized with you!❤️

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    Nikola says:

    Nikola, BC, Canada
    In Christ.
    “He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. ” Psalm 91:4 NIV

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    Aj says:

    Aj Schwanz from Newberg, OR.

    “I have a lot to write to you. But I don’t want to write with pen and ink. I hope I can see you soon. Then we can talk face to face. May you have peace. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.” (3 John 13-14 NIRV)

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    Bettie Thompson says:

    Isaiah 41:10 NRSV

    do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

    Cary, NC

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    Carol King says:

    Carol King Ft Worth, TX

    Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.

    Psalm 103:13. NASB

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    Theresa Huck says:

    Theresa Huck – Cheyenne, WY

    Save us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered.

    Psalm 108:6

    Dear Beth,

    The verses I chose to memorize this past year had to do with strongholds in my life. The first verses I memorized had to do with assurance of salvation. The next set of verses were in Ephesians 3 about the love of God. The last major set of verses were about worry. All these issues have been strongholds in my life for a very long time. I can’t say I have been totally been set free but I am much better today than I was at the beginning of the year. I am so thankful for your ministry. Theresa

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    Susan Klapesky says:

    “For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.”
    Psalm 95:7 NKJV

    It has meant so much to me to choose verses that I needed at that exact time and God used them tremendously in my life to draw me closer to Him and to His amazing love. Praise the Lord!

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    Pam Luschei says:

    Psalm 27:13 NIV: I am still confident of this, I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord and be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Pam in El Cajon, California
    Memorizing Scripture this year allowed me to take a deeper look into my desperate need for God. I took Psalm 63 into my soul, how I thirst for Him….and only He can satisfy. The first part of the year, I sensed a greater awareness of being forgiven and cleansed….Heb. 9:14, “How much more then will the blood of Christ cleanse us” Yes!!! Love the Word of God…

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    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Amarillo, TX: “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her:! Luke 1:45 NIV 🙂

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    Nancy Maddox says:

    Nancy Maddox, Crowley, TX
    1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He will bring it to pass.

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    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Dallas, TX. Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.1 Corinthians 9:24

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    Yvonne Gearing says:

    Yvonne Gearing – Kingman, AZ
    Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.
    1 Corinthians 16:13-14, NLT

    This is my second time participating in SSMT and I continue to be amazed at how God uses the passages that I select each time to comfort me, teach me, and help me to grow in Him. Thank you Beth and LPM team for this opportunity to be part of the SSMT community.

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    JulieB says:

    JulieB
    Sharpsburg, Ga.
    Phil 4:8 NIV
    “…and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

    During a season of change this year memorizing scripture has helped me to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus and his word, although life changes HE never does, his word is always true and faithful. This has been everything to me this year. Thank you for the encouragement along the way!!!

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    Kimberly Kleimann says:

    Kimberly Kleimann, Chico, CA

    For unto us a Child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder and his name shall be called wonderful, counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
    Isaiah 9:6 KJV
    Having memorized scripture this year has been a comfort and brought peace in difficult times and has been a blessing in the times of joy in my life for 2017.

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    Dawn Atwood says:

    Dawn Atwood, McKinney, TX
    “In tight circumstances, I cried out to the LORD. The LORD answered me with wide-open spaces.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭118:5‬ ‭CEB‬‬

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    Jennifer Millican says:

    Jennifer Millican, Spring TX: “Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9:26-27 NASB

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    Morgan Gittemeier says:

    Hi from Kansas City!! James 1:13-14 “When tempted no one should say “God is tempting me” for God cannot be tempted by evil nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own desire and enticed.

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    Stacy says:

    Stacy B Detroit, mi
    “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 14:1 (NIV)

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    Debbie Hernandez says:

    Debbie Hernandez, Atascocita, TX
    And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people.” Luke 2:10 (NIV)

    My word this year was “REST” and I spent the better part of the year memorizing scripture reminding how important it is to “REST”. This has sure helped me keep my focus on Him more and to spend the time just resting in Him. I am thankful for the sweet, sweet time I spend with the Lord and scripture memory sure gives me an even stronger commitment to Him. My Lord is my EVERYTHING!

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    Suzanne Toups says:

    “Let everything that has breath praise ADONAI! Halleluyah!”
    ‭‭Tehillim (Psa)‬ ‭150:6‬ ‭CJB‬‬

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    Diane Ellison says:

    Diane Ellison from Littleton, CO

    Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

    Ephesians 6:4. NIV

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    Carol Lage says:

    Carol Lage. Jefferson City,Mo

    Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJ

    Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing. Now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

    Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJ

    Thank you!!

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