SSMT 2017: Verse 24!


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  1. 51
    Jill Greer says:

    Jill Greer, Medina, TN

    Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.
    Exodus 4:12 ESV

    Watching my words (or mouth or tongue) has been a theme for me as well, since my scripture memory verses include Psalm 141:3 (verse #7) & Ephesians 4:29 (verse #9). Thank you for this verse & the support from the SSMTeam all year long!

  2. 52
    Adrienne Terrebonne says:

    “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” Psalm 139:23 NIV

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      Chris MacRae says:

      Chris M, Seattle, WA
      He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:6 NIV

      Yay, 24 verses memorized! I love reciting Psalm 24, Psalm 8, plus Psalm 23, Psalm 100, and verses from Psalm 37 when I wake up at night. God provides such comfort and peace through his word, like a big warm hug from my Heavenly Father.
      Thank you, Beth, for the challenge and encouragement to memorize scripture! It’s life changing.

  3. 53
    Anjanette Gilbert says:

    Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
    Colossians 3:13 NLT

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    Suzanne in RI says:

    Suzanne Bailey, Harrisville, RI
    “Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.” John 15:3 ESV

    This summer facing medical uncertainties, I clung to Ps 62:2 – “He alone is my rock and my salvation. My stronghold, I will never be shaken.” His promises have sustained me. Praise Jesus.

  5. 55
    Amy O says:

    Amy from Everett, WA
    Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!
    Philippians 4:4 (NASB)

    For me, my SSMT notecards sit on my kitchen window ledge so I see it often while doing dishes and making meals. It has been a constant source of encouragement and hope this year. Thanks!

  6. 56
    Louise says:

    Louise, Irvine, CA, James 1:5 (NIV) If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, WHO gives generously to all, without finding fault, and it will be given to you!

    I keep learning the truth of WHO God is! As in the above verse: “without finding fault!!!” Sooo grateful!

  7. 57
    Jacki Schneider says:

    Jacki from Grandville,
    “I give you a new commandment: that you should love
    one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should
    love one another.”
    John 13:34, AMP

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    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    “Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” ~Proverbs 31:9 NLT

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    Hannah Belle says:

    Hannah Hancock from Winter Haven, FL

    “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

    Luke 12:7 (NKJV)

    This year, I am working through memorizing Psalm 34, and the very FIRST verse stops me in my tracks every time: “I will bless the Lord at ALL times; His praise shall CONTINUALLY be in my mouth.” I hear your word about the mouth, Ms. Beth! Every time I practice my verses, the very first one makes me stop and think about what has been coming out of my MOUTH. Is it blessing the Lord? Thanking God for this year and His word which is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness. Can’t wait to see y’all at the SSMT Celebration!!

  10. 60
    Becca says:

    Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.

    Exodus 4:12 ESV

    Scripture memory has been key to enduring and flourishing through a most challenging and blessed season. I absolutely crave His Word. It has opened my eyes to see things as they are. It’s been said, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” as if lemonade is some plan-b resignation to make the best of something that isn’t as good as it should be. But what if lemonade is exactly the point? Then there is nothing that could be a greater good than lemons. How generous of God to know and to give us those hard-sour gifts at precisely the right moments for the necessary squeezing that produces the soft and sweet. The consistent Word has repositioned my heart to no longer receive the hard with a bemoaning resignation that I must attempt to master positive thinking over, but rather as a necessary grace without which I would never become or produce what I’ve been designed for. I guess now I see that old saying as, “When God gifts you lemons, fulfill your purpose.”

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    Carolyn T says:

    Carolyn T, Meridian, Idaho
    …engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
    Philippians 1:30 ESV. (The completion of the 1st chapter in the book of Philippians)

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    Kristin Mitchell says:

    Kristin Mitchell from Dunmor Ky
    23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

    3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

    4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

    5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
    Kjv Psalm 23:1-6

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    Carolyn T says:

    Carolyn T, Meridian, Idaho
    …engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
    Philippians 1:30 ESV. (The completion of the 1st chapter in the book of Philippians.)

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    Billie Galyen says:

    Billie, Greenville, KY “About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.” Hebrews 5:11 ESV

    Putting Scripture in my brain helps and heals me. Years ago I started the SSMT challenges and eventually memorized the book of James. Two years ago I started memorizing Hebrews and am finishing chapter five this year with our event and I will continue (it is 13 chapters long, but the book is meant to be spoken orally), because, really, what better endeavor is there? And what better to heal me? Thank GOD for his healing and refining WORD! Love you Beth and your team! Thank you for inspiring all of us!

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    Debbie Peters says:

    Debbie Peters, Bassett, Virginia

    Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10

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    Debbie, Jacksonville FL says:

    Psalm 139:24 NASB

    And see if there be any hurtful way in me,

    And lead me in the everlasting way.

    Comment: When I have a hard day to go through, I think about verses 16 and 6-10. He has ordained every single day I live, even this present difficult one. And there is nowhere on earth or in all of creation that He will abandon me and refuse to lead and hold me.

    Ft. Lauderdale or bust!

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    Vonnie Baker says:

    Vonnie Baker
    Marble Hill MO 63764

    Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14 KJV

  18. 68
    Sandra Arnold says:

    Sandra Arnold, Paris, Tennessee

    “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.”

    Galatians 5:25 (NASB)

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      Sandra Arnold says:

      I am amazed at how God has used the scripture that I have memorized by participating in SSMT. Since it is now memorized and forever embedded in my mind, He brings it to my memory when I need encouragement, discipline, or just a Word from Him. SSMT helps me to stay disciplined and focused throughout the year. This year, I took Beth’s suggestion to memorize a chapter. I memorized Psalm 25. I have enjoyed it so much that I also memorized Psalm 103 and I am in the process of memorizing Romans 6. I am very “bummed” that I can not attend the End of the Year celebration, but I will one year – that is on my bucket list.

      Thank you!

  19. 69
    Joan says:

    Joan (Coppell, TX): He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. Psalm 18:19 NIV

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    April says:

    April form Vermilion, OH

    Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.

    Exodus 4:12 (ESV)

    I made a commitment that only the Lord could have helped me keep, I committed to read through the entirety of scripture during the year. As of this morning, I’m on track to finish! That commitment along with memorizing my verses have changed me. I thought about that this morning. I’m a different person than I was a year ago and God did it through His word. I’ve battle through a lot of situations this year and having those verses have kept me from going under. There is nothing better, I just want to keep going!

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    Nancy Dal Pian says:

    Nancy Dal Pian, Port Charlotte, FL
    Mathew 5:11-12 NIV
    “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

    This year I have especially loved memorizing verses that can be prayed. Psalm 25:5 is an example: Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

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    Amy says:

    Amy in Liberty Township, Ohio
    “But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.””
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭8:50‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  23. 73
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    Ginger, Wetumpka, AL

    since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ that you are serving. Col. 3:24 NIV

    No matter what my daily life throws at me, I KNOW that I have a beautiful inheritance in Him and it is Him whom I serve…not people!!!!

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    Beth Kaiser says:

    Beth, Dyersburg, TN
    The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God you will not despise.
    Psalm 51:17 ESV

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    Deborah Solid from Norcross, Georgia says:

    “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”
    I Thessalonians 5:28 (NKJV)

    I have loved memorizing scripture throughout the years but this was the first time God spoke to my heart to memorize an entire chapter of scripture. Honestly, I think that will be my approach in the future as I enjoyed the flow of it and that it made sense. I chose I Thessalonians Chapter 5 because I knew I was going to do the Children of the Day Bible Study this past summer. After that study, I completed the Entrusted study. So all in all, through memorizing I Thessalonians 5, I felt like I got to know Paul better and I found a tone and rhythm in his word and sentence structure that I recognize throughout his writings in the New Testament. It’s almost as if my spirit quickens when I come across a familiar phrase of his and I delight in it as if I’m receiving a word from a dear friend. It’s been a delight to be a part of this sweet community of fellow Christ followers on a mission to hide God’s word in our Hearts.

  26. 76
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, from Lorton, VA,
    Isaiah 9:7 (NIV)
    Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

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    Joan Schroeder says:

    Joan from Pittsburgh, PA:

    2 Timothy 2:16 NIV
    “Avoid godless chatter because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.”

    Dear Beth,

    This is my 1st year participating in SSMT and I have loved it and you and your team’s encouragement along the way. There are many verses I could talk about that have impacted my life this year but the one I want to share is my very first verse in January: Micah 6:8 –
    “He has showed you O man what is good – and what does the Lord require of you – to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” This verse talks about having a Godly outward focus (act justly); Godly inward focus having a loyal love for God and others (love mercy) and an upward focus (walk humbly with your God). This has been my KEY verse for 2017 – it sums up for me how I am to believe, walk, think and act as a Believer of Jesus Christ and has been a verse I have dwelt on throughout 2017. I am so excited about having a KEY verse for the year to dwell on – that I am proposing to my family (we live with our son, dtr-in-law & 2 grand girls) that we select a family KEY verse for 2018. I’m praying that if this idea is orchestrated by God that it will be embraced! Looking forward to Ft. Lauderdale and to another year of SSMT! I have been a lone wolf in this venture this year – I know no one else who has done this – but I am going to share this with other friends and encourage them to jump in as 2018 begins! Thanks again for allowing God to use you! Joan

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    janice bells says:

    Verse #24 Hebrews 1:3 NIV
    Janice Bells, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
    The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

  29. 79
    Carrie Lagas says:

    Carrie L, North Potomac, MD

    “And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.” 2 Timothy 2:24 NIV

    I have loved being part of the SSMT this year! Every single verse has been a blessing – one in particular has come to mean more to me personally this year. It is a verse I have often prayed for others but the more I recited it in my memory work I realize that I need it too. Thank you Lord!

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    Cindy McLaughlin says:

    Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. Psalm 119:18 (ESV)

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    Melissa says:

    Melissa in Sacramento, CA
    “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5, ESV
    Memorizing bible verses in the community of other believers has meant so much to me this year. Knowing we were all persevering and walking together in this practice/discipline. Memorizing God’s word kept me steady when life was not.

  32. 82
    Cris OBrien says:

    Cris , Virginia Beach VA
    Don’t be afraid, for I am with you ! Don’t be frightened , for I am your God. I strengthen you- yes Inhelp you – yes I uphold you with my saving right hand ! Isaiah 41:10

    I started out the year with scriptures about the presence of God. I had no store what was in store for me this year, but I really needed those in my heart by years end. I found a piece of waxy paper on my patio and picked it up for the trash , and it was the above Bible verse. I have never seen the type of paper it was typed on. What an interesting way for God to speak !

  33. 83
    Natalie Malec says:

    Natalie Malec, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
    “Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.””
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    I am praying this verse helps me say what I don’t know how to say in a very difficult situation that I am in but SSMT has been life changing. Because of the verses I have memorized over the years, when I face battles of any kind, I find that they are right at the tip of my tongue, ready to yield against Satan. Thank you!!

  34. 84
    Johannah says:

    Johannah, Alexandria, LA

    “If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.”
    ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:25‬ ‭ESV

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    Linda Hammett says:

    Linda Hammett from Wake Forest, NC says:
    “I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.”
    (Psalm 3:5,NIV)
    I have been so much more committed to scripture memorization through SSMT. I praise the Lord that I was introduced to this vital ministry and am now more committed to go forward and memorize verses that speak to where I am in my walk with the Lord. I go to sleep reviewing my verses and this final verse ties this year up with a lovely bow. Thanks again!!

  36. 86
    Christine Jackman says:

    Christine Jackman; Denham Springs, LA

    But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
    Psalme 9:17 NIV

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    Heather Wilkinson says:

    Heather Wilkinson
    Springfield, VA

    Rev 21:5-7 (NIV)
    He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.

    What has this meant to me? This group helps me to stay accountable. Through SSMT I have made a new best friend and between the two of us and the journey we have taken my faith has been strengthened. Hard times this year and always the right verses come up. I found this group “by accident” in 2013 and have memorized scripture ever since. Now I can’t imagine my life without all of these verses stored up in my heart. This group (okay it is God really) has changed my life so much. I would not be the person I am today if I had not started memorizing scripture here. I also do not think I would have made it through the hard times of the past few years without all the verses that have been given to me.

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    Mary Pat Byrd says:

    Mary Pat Byrd from Richmond Hill, GA
    Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors. Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
    Deuteronomy 8:1-2 NIV

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    Christine Jackman says:

    Christine Jackman; Denham Springs, LA

    But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.

    Psalm 9:18 NIV

    Had to resubmit correctly, so sorry for errors.

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    Georgia Smith says:

    Luke 12:48 – Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. (ESV)

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      Georgia Smith says:

      Georgia from Bristow, Oklahoma:
      Luke 12:48 – Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. (ESV)

  41. 91
    Cathy Pernsteiner says:

    Cathy Pernsteiner Clarkston, WA
    But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
    Romans 8:25 ESV
    I don’t know why I have never asked God to help me with memory work before but when Beth suggested we ask Him it was like a lightbulb. Of course we should ask Him to help us memorize His word! Memorization came easier, I stayed on task better and He gave a deeper understanding than I’ve had before. What our mind is set on matters a great deal. I started memorizing chapter 8 of Romans. I’m up to verse 27 and I hope to be to the end in time for Florida! Thanks for challenging us to memorize God’s Word!

  42. 92
    Laura says:

    Laura, Minneapolis, MN.
    This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
    (John 1:7 NKJV)

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    Marilyn F Davis says:

    Marilyn F Davis, Kearney NEBRASKA, Psalm 92:8 NIV, But you, LORD, are forever exalted. “I COMMIT!” Psalm 91 has been a “life” chapter for me when I spent 13 weeks in a hospital that lead to my disability. This past year has been a very life changing year to several family members , including new challenges for myself. I will for the rest of my days cling to God’s Love & his word. Seeking to always hear his voice.

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    Paula Rutherford, Decatur, Tx—
    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is
    the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
    (Psalm 73:26 1985 version of NIV)

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    Donna Smith says:

    Athens, Georgia

    And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.–John 1:14 (RSV-2CE)

  46. 96
    Dian Helgerud says:

    Dian Helgerud says,

    Ps 73:23-24

    Yet I still belong to you;
    you hold my right hand,
    you guide me with your counsel,
    leading me to a glorious destiny.

    Ps. 73:23-24

    I must say that as disipointed as I was that my

    prayer posse book club and I were not going to see you in Texas (after we already purchased our plane tickets) I was glad to hear you would be honoring the SSMT group in Fort Lauderdale!

  47. 97
    Dawn says:

    Dawn – Pampa, TX

    Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.

    John 1:16 NIV

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    Phyllis A Winn says:

    Phyllis Winn
    Gilmer, Tx
    NIV John 20:29 Blessed are those who have not seen, yet have believed.

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    Donna Smith says:

    Donna, Athens, Georgia.

    I admit to some procrastination, but I just about have the whole thing memorized; the verses in Matthew about anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34) are particularly meaningful to me because I have been struggling with serious depression, and the protoevangelion of John (John 1:1-14) is just soaring music to me–I love those verses more than anything!

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    Jeanette Dahm says:

    Jeanette Dahm. Scottsdale,AZ. Psalm 121:8. The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. I have loved this psalm for cementing God’s presence and faithfulness in my life. I also loved your two verses on your video about the mouth. We have experienced verbal abuse lately from fellow Christians and need to know that our replies are God inspired. Thank you for caring for all of us Siesta Sisters. Merry Christmas.

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