SSMT 2017: Verse 24!

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  1. 101
    Ketha Knuth says:

    From Marysville, Michigan:

    “REJOICE in the Lord always. I will say it again: REJOICE! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” Philippians 4:4-5 NIV

    I loved taking a lot of time each 15 days to select my next verse, reflecting on how this or that verse would help me live out my Christian walk. Sometimes i chose based on what I personally needed from God at that moment; other times my choice was based on how I wanted to be toward others. Ultimately, I selected verses to praise and thank God for His transforming power in my life through His Word and that in turn, God might use me through these memorized verses to encourage others. Thank you for this SSMT challenge.

    • 101.1
      Kelly JS says:

      Moose Jaw SK Canada
      Beautifully said – I’ve done the same and agree with you Ketha! May He use these Word’s we have hid in our hearts to bring His Life to others!
      So thankful- what a wonderful year! Blessings!!

  2. 102
    Debra Paape says:

    Debra
    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
    Romans 12:2 (ESV)

  3. 103
    Cher Goeder says:

    Cher Goeder Toledo Ohio II Timothy 4:19-21 HCSB
    “Greet Prisca & Aquila, and the household off Onesiphorus. Erastus has remained at Corinth; I left Trophimus sick at Miletus. Make every effort to come before winter. Eubulus greets you as do Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers.”

    I am amazed at the times I can recall sections from these chapters. This was a huge step of faith to even try to memorize chapters at a time. When I would be able to string 3 and 4 verses together it was thrilling. Thank you for challenging and encouraging us along the way. One of my most favorite things is giving my husband my spiral and saying the verses while he watches to make sure I say them correctly. Only God could help me the way He has.

  4. 104
    Debbie says:

    Debbie McElroy, Zachary, LA: But the angel said to them “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great JOY which will be for all people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11 NASB

    My word for the year has been JOY. What a great God to help me memorize and place verses of JOY in my heart to help me in my daily walk with Him.

  5. 105
    Stephanie Morris-Clark says:

    Stephanie Morris-Clark, Norman Ok

    “To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy 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 24-25 NKJ

  6. 106
    KariB says:

    Oregon… I haven’t always posted my verse each time but I am keeping up with my memory verses. Started with Ps 91 and ending with Ps 103:1-8. But will continue in memorizing all of 103.

    The Lord is merciful and gracious,
    Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
    Psalm 103:8 NKJV

  7. 107
    Susan Sarver says:

    Susan Sarver, St. George, UT
    “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 HCSB

    I generally picked verses that pertain to circumstances currently in my life. I was amazed how my understanding and application of the verses would often change as I spent time meditating and memorizing

  8. 108
    Susan Scott says:

    Philippians 4:6
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (NIV)

    A group of women from one of our church Bible studies was challenged by our leader to do this memorization together. Little did we know that very leader would be moving away in a few short months, and yet, this memorization has connected us and encouraged us. I am Extremely thankful for this chance to write a book of remembrance and hide His Word in our hearts together.

  9. 109
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Louisa, VA

    Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place
    and gave Him the name that is above every name,
    that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
    and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father. ~ Philippians 2:9-11(NIV)

    My church annually makes up a lovely packet of one scripture verse for each month of the year, and thanks to SSMT encouraging me to realize that, with God’s help, I can actually memorize scripture, I often used these as my first verse of the month, adding a complimentary verse as my second verse for each month. It was amazing throughout the year to see how God often used these verses that I had not picked to speak to my current circumstances. Thanks to SSMT, they are written on my heart, ready to remind me of God’s everlasting love and provision in all my circumstances. Thank you for all the encouragement throughout the year!

  10. 110
    Tanya MacKay says:

    Tanya from Moose Jaw, SK: “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” – Habakkuk 3:18, NIV

  11. 111
    Kristen says:

    Kristen Fowler, Marble, NC

    Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise;
    give thanks to Him and praise His name.
    For the Lord is good and His love endures forever;
    His faithfulness continues through all generations.
    Psalm 100:4-5 ESV

  12. 112
    SandyT/KC says:

    “Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things and by Your will they existed and were created.” Revelation 4:11 ESV. This has been, and continues to be, a great time of mind renewing for me, equips me to pray The Word! Thanks for the joy-honor-privilege of doing this together. Merry Christmas Siestas‼️

  13. 113
    Ruth Malinowski says:

    Ruth Kitchener, ON

    The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121:8 (NIV)

  14. 114
    Bobbi W says:

    LakeCity, FL “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.””
    Joshua 1:9 NLT
    This year I wanted to focus more on encouragement and verses that said who I am so I can claim and believe that I am special and loved in God’s eyes as an individual. So this has helped me do better with it and then hearing or reading them elsewhere has reenforced them. Thank you. I can’t believe I have done it.

  15. 115
    Anna Kuruvilla says:

    Hi Beth, My friend Sara Abraham and I from Canada, did not sign in to the website with our verses. But we both sure did memorize all 24 verses plus some ! So you can safely now say you have 1001 girls who did it!

  16. 116
    Siesta Susan says:

    Susan Young, Fairhope, AL

    “See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:24 (NIV)

    I memorized the 24 verses of Psalm 139 (perfect Psalm to learn for the year). It really is a beautiful poetic song of David about God pursuing His children. Ex. “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast (v. 9-10). It doesn’t get any better than that!

  17. 117
    Kelly JS says:

    Moose Jaw SK Canada

    “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭147:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

    • 117.1
      Kelly JS says:

      Thank you Beth for encouraging me on this new journey! This was a first for me – always said I couldn’t memorize- but “nothing is impossible with God”! I totally identify with ‘Ketha Kruth’ – may what God has deposited in me bring life to others – for His glory! I’ve already seen Him use the verses to speak hope to others!
      Loved your ‘mouth verses’ Beth and adding them to my next years list – what could be more wonderful than putting the Living Word into our hearts! I’m looking forward to next year!!
      Kelly

  18. 118
    Roz Barrett says:

    Roz Barrett from Washington, MI Phil 3:16 (ESV) Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

  19. 119
    Anita Siecker says:

    Anita Siecker, Chesterfield, VA

    For I am the Lord your God, who takes
    hold of your right hand and says to you,
    Do not fear; I will help you.

    Isaiah 41:13 NIV84

    I did not have any idea at the beginning of this year’s memory work for SSMT that these verses would literally carry me through 2017, even now. I didn’t even know it over the summer while I sat with my Mom for 12-14 hour days in and out of the hospital and rehab, and some of the verses I memorized I wrote on the board in her room just for her. I didn’t know until the end of August when she unexpectedly went home to be with our King Jesus that my specific verses would be a lifeline to me. I know where my Mom, who taught me my faith, is now and I am beyond grateful for that hope and assurance. I’m filled with grief and sadness because I miss her. BUT GOD is so present with me, and is so speaking to me as much as ever through His Word, and He has HELPED ME! These verses will never leave my heart, the same as my Mom never will.
    Until we meet again, Mom, I love you, and thank you and miss you very deeply. MARGARET A. CLARK Feb. 15, 1943 – Aug. 27, 2017

  20. 120
    Gerri Bormida says:

    “Now to those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with it’s passion and desires” Galatians 5:24 HCSB

    I chose Galatians 5 because years ago with Beth’s study on the Fruit of the Spirit I memorized the fruit of the Spirit vs 22-24, I even can quote them in the Greek, so I thought why not memorize the whole chapter. Well little to my knowledge did I realized the chapter was on circumcision (the law) and grace. It was a revelation to me that has captured my heart and I’m in awe of how God has used it in my life. I always held back over the years to to the memorization but this year I knew that God was calling me to go deeper. I can’t wait to share my verses at the Celebration!!!! Praising God for whom all Blessings flow!!! Bless you all Sisters in faithfulness of God’s Holy Word!!!

  21. 121
    Gretchen Heilmann says:

    Gretchen, Gahanna, Ohio

    The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
    John 1:14 HCSB

    I am so thrilled to be doing this again for the fourth time with my precious daughter. Memorizing God’s Word together has been a great joy of my life. Especially this year as she became a bride as God answered a long time prayer we had for her. So excited to attend the Celebration with her again. God has been so good. I pray He continues to steep her in His Word and love. Amen!!!

  22. 122
    Linda Hansen says:

    Linda, Buckeye, AS
    “Cast your burden on the Lord (releasing the weight of it) and He will sustain you; He will never allow the (consistently) righteous to be moved ( made to slip,fall or fail) 1 Peter 5:7 (AMPC)

  23. 123
    Linda Hansen says:

    To replace one above, wrong state and a scripture reference

    Linda, Buckeye, Az
    “Cast your burden on the Lord (releasing the weight of it)
    and He will sustain you; He will never allow the (consistently) righteous to be moved ( made to slip, fall or fail) Psalm 55:22 (AMPC)

  24. 124
    Heather Smith says:

    Heather Smith
    Nashville, TN
    For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you.

    -Romans 13:3 (NLT)

  25. 125
    Terry Holcombe says:

    Terry, Odessa, Fl
    “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”
    2 Thessalonians 3:16, NIV

    This is my second time doing SSMT and picking out a meaningful verse each time has been a blessing as I invariably find the perfect one for my personal growth and situation at each point in time. I am terrible with memorization, but love having these lists of verses to review and reflect on knowing the choices were presented to me by the Holy Spirit as I strive to grow in my faith.

  26. 126
    Carol McLaren says:

    Carol McLaren from Pinon, Arizona – May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV

    Note: This is such a great verse to end on this year. Getting to memorize Scripture with my Sistas has been a blessed journey in 2017. Spending the year in Hebrews has enriched my appreciation of Christmas. Thank you, the whole team for this opportunity.

  27. 127
    Dot Dunaway says:

    Wilmer ,AL

    Luke 2:11. NIV

    For there is born to you this day in the city of David a savior, who is Christ the Lord

  28. 128
    Karen Hansard says:

    23 Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them, then come and offer your gift.

    25 Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.

    Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5:1-26

  29. 129
    Jo says:

    Jo, Columbia, Missouri
    Psalm 8:1, 9 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭8:1, 9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  30. 130
    Jo says:

    Jo, Columbia, Missouri
    Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭8:1, 9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  31. 131
    eva in tennessee says:

    Eva, Knoxville, TN – “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children of God.” Ephesians 5:1 NIV

    I have been doing SMV for many years and chose to start memorizing Ephesians 6 in August of 2016 and finished it up in July of this past year. I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis in October of last year and having the first few verses of that chapter already memorized (Be strong in the Lord, etc.) sure did help me process that diagnosis and remind me that my bone’s strength also came from Him and I just meditated on the verses that followed and prayed for strong bones and strong confidence in Him to help me find the right option to take to deal with my condition. Well, miraculously, a place called Osteostrong opened up 5 minutes from my house and I researched it and began a program there that hopefully will increase my bone density and make me stronger for sure! SMV always gives me confidence to pray Scripture and trust He can and will give me what I need. That chapter on spiritual armor has been so perfect for me in this season. I plan to memorize Ephesians 6 in 2018!

  32. 132
    Mary Gray says:

    Mary Gray, Fieldale, VA,
    “Let the morning bring word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you, Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul” Psalm 143: 8

  33. 133
    Rhonda Jackson says:

    Rhonda Jackson of Godfrey, Illinois – She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26 KJV

    My verses helped me with the Spiritual battle I am in, and always will be in.

  34. 134
    Janice Stumpff says:

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

  35. 135
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn Medlin Oceanside Ca
    I, Jesus have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.
    Revelation 22:16 NIV

  36. 136
    Sandra, Ruskin, Florida says:

    Luke 1:28 NIV
    The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

    I have spent the day off and on reading everyone’s comments and what a blessing a blessing it they have been. I almost feel the Lord’s pleasure for the dedication to Beth’s challenge of all my fellow Siestas. I commit to continuing in 2018 even though sometimes I do more meditating than memorizing. I started the year with Jeremiah 15:16 looking for joy in His words and I finish with more determination to rejoice in the Lord always for He is with me!

  37. 137
    Mary Ruth Franklin says:

    Mary Ruth Franklin
    Lanexa, VA

    I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
    I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
    May my meditation be pleasing to him,
    for I rejoice in the Lord.
    Let sinners be consumed from the earth,
    and let the wicked be no more!
    Bless the Lord, O my soul!
    Praise the Lord!
    Psalm 104: 33-35

  38. 138
    Tara says:

    Tara, Greensboro, NC
    I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
    Isaiah 45:3
    NIV
    These verses have laid a foundation for me for what is ahead in 2018. They will each be in a piece of art I am making that will go on the wall in my house to remind me and my family of God’s Word and His promises. I also just finished The Quest which was tremendous. Beth, I have done almost all of your studies and this one was my favorite. I didn’t want it to end. Thank you for writing it. I hope one day I get to tell you how mightily God has used you and LPM in my life. Bless all of you at LPM!

  39. 139
    Michelle Klotzbach says:

    Michelle from St. Peters, MO But the angel of the Lord said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news, which will cause great joy for all the people.” Luke 2:10 (NIV)

    Many of my verses this year included the word Joy – my word of the year. What a privilege to participate in this!

  40. 140
    Charmaine says:

    Charmaine, Miami, FL — “Teach me to do your will,
    for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” Psalm 143:10 (ESV)

    The beginning of the year brought devastation to our family with the suicide death of my youngest brother-in-law. Were it not for me clinging on to memorizing scripture let’s just say it was a lifeline. Thank you.

  41. 141
    Birdie says:

    Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
    (Isaiah 60:1 NKJV)

    I chose this verse because I love to read some passages from Isaiah at Christmas time. This verse spoke to me about the light coming. This world is so dark, and we desperately need the Light of Jesus Christ to be shining forth.

  42. 142
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Lincoln, NE …
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6, NIV)

    I chose to memorize Scripture this year based on familiar verses that I use quite often, but either didn’t know the verse well enough to quote it in its entirety, or didn’t know where it is found. What a delight it has been to go through and find those verses I love so much, and commit them to memory, in context and where they are found. Thank you for a wonderful year.

  43. 143
    Michele Jacobs says:

    Michèle Jacobs, Springfield, VA
    “Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
    -Revelation 3:10 (NIV)

    God wants us to pray- all the time, for others, even when we don’t know what to pray for or what to say. We can all pray for each other, no excuses. He hears us!

  44. 144
    Krista Heres says:

    Krista – Winchester, VA
    Lord, don’t I hate those who hate You,
    and detest those who rebel against You?
    I hate them with extreme hatred;
    I consider them my enemies.
    Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my concerns.
    See if there is any offensive[g] way in me;
    lead me in the everlasting way.
    Psalm 139:21-24 HCSB

    I have been memorizing Psalm 139 over the last few months (four verses at a time). During that time, my daughter was in Africa on a three-month missions term. I have been able to share these verses with her…they have encouraged me through some difficult times while she was away and have also been an encouragement to her at different times and in different circumstances. Just after her return, and six weeks into traveling through a very difficult time in my life, God brought verses 5 & 6 to my mind again. “You have encircled me; You have placed your hand upon me.” In that position (ENCIRCLED by Him and with His hand ON me) nothing can touch me that He doesn’t allow. What a precious thing it is to be reminded, by Him, of the Scripture I’ve taken the time to hide in my heart. He is so good to us!

  45. 145
    Robin Byrd says:

    Robin Byrd, Columbia, S.C.

    “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your
    dominion endures through all generations. The
    LORD is Trustworthy in all He promises and
    Faithful in all He does. The LORD upholds all who
    fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
    ___Psalms 145:13-14. NIV

  46. 146
    Beverly Wheeler says:

    Beverly Wheeler, Frisco, TX.
    3 My God is my rock—I take refuge in him!—
    he’s my shield and my salvation’s strength,
    my place of safety and my shelter.
    My savior! Save me from violence! 2 Samuel 22:3 (CEB)

  47. 147
    Joyce M.Jones says:

    joyce Jones, Colleyville,TX,” Point out anything in me that 0ffends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalm 139:24 NLT

  48. 148
    Kristen Amensen says:

    Kristen, Liberty, MO

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NIV

  49. 149
    Mai Ly Chi, Fairfax, VA says:

    Ephesians 6:7 NIV

    Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.

  50. 150
    Susan Turner says:

    Susan Turner, Shelby, NC
    “And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭90:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    Thank you Beth for leading us. Our home group hopes to continue this in 2018. See you in Ft Lauderdale. So glad I committed to this in 2017.

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