SSMT 2017: Verse 24!


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  1. 201
    Sherri Medford says:

    Sherri Medford from Abilene, Tx. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
    Ezekiel 36:26 ESV
    I’m very thankful for the accountability of SSMT. As I seek God, there are verses that speak to me
    that I choose. God uses them according to the season of life I’m in. I’m so thankful for God’s faithfulness.

  2. 202
    Leah Cullen says:

    Leah Cullen -Ramona, CA

    This was my 3rd time memorizing on your team and my 5th year of consistently memorizing scripture (since I kept it going in the between years). The change and growth in my walk has been exponential and miraculous! Thank you, Beth, and all the lovely ladies who make up your team. I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t had the Word of the Lord engraved on my heart during the hardest and most earth shattering time in my life. Your willingness to encourage this team helped me begin this memorization journey. My eternal soul, who now has a deeper and integral abiding connection to our Lord, thanks you. All my love, Leah

    “You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.” – John‬ ‭15:14-15‬ ‭(ESV‬‬)

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    Teresa Gunderson says:

    Teresa, Orange City. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 ESV Yeah! Way to go, ladies! God’s blessings to you!

  4. 204
    Terri Plumlee says:

    And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26 ESV
    Allowlng God to bring me Scritpture that speaks to me in my circumstances and then hiding it in my heart brings much assurance to me that there is a yes to every promise. God is so faithful and I love Him so much!

  5. 205
    Arilee Herman says:

    Arilee H., Saskatoon, SK Canada

    “you can be sure that I am always with you, to the very end.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭28:20‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    This year has been my first time ever memorizing scripture. It has challenged and grown me and it has been such a blessing to have the word on my lips, and in my heart at all times. It has taken more discipline and creativity than I could have ever have imagined or predicted and I know I could not have accomplished it without the intercession of the Holy Spirit.

  6. 206
    Ellen Dimmitt says:

    Ellen Dimmitt, Hayden, Idaho
    For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is give,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
    And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    I’ve actually been praying a lot about my mouth lately. I am always awe struck when someone speaks a word from God to me directly where I am!

  7. 207
    Sharon Riddle says:

    Let all that you do be done in love. 1Cor. 16:14 NASB
    New Braunfels, TX

  8. 208
    Kaylee Taylor says:

    Kaylee Taylor; Stephenville TX

    “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭ESV

  9. 209
    Sue Middeldorf says:

    Sue Middeldorf – Troy, Michigan – “The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11

  10. 210
    Karen Watson says:

    Nashville, TN. “But the wusdim from abide is first of all PURE. It is also PEACE LOVING, GENTLE at all times, and willing tho yield tho others. It is full of MERCY and GOOD DEEDS.It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.” James 3:17, NLT.
    The scriptures that I had selected in the early summer were both prophetic anout some health challenges I would face before summer ended. They were a reminder to me that God already knows my coming and going and hold my life in his hands.

  11. 211
    Gail Peacock says:

    Gail Peacock, Longview, Texas

    “Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:19‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Melissa Brazier says:

    Melissa from Lawrenceburg TN
    And they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. 2 Timothy 2:26 ESV
    This has been life to me during one of the hardest years of my life. Each verse is God’s promise to me. Never thought I could do it but now I not only know I can but I’m hooked. Thank you Beth and team for always pushing us.

  13. 213
    Constance Kempf says:

    Connie Eugene Oregon
    “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the father that is of the world.”First John new King James Version 2:15

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    Constance Kempf says:

    Correction “ but is of the world.”

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    Kim Freeman says:

    Psalm 139:24 NIV
    See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.
    Fort Worth, Tx.

  16. 216
    Melody says:

    Melody from Borden, Indiana: “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Ps. 119:11. NIV

    SSMT was the answer to my prayers. I knew God was calling me to memorize His word, but I didn’t know how to start. I saw your post last December and knew that was my “how”. I’ve chosen many verses based on my current situation & it’s amazing how many times God has provided opportunities to share His word. To God be the glory!!

  17. 217
    Punky Tolson says:

    Punky Tolson, Dallas, TX “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.”
    Philemon 1:25, ESV

    As an actor I memorized hundreds of scripts, lengthy monologues, entire plays, but they were merely words…ink on a page. Memorable but not life changing. Only the God- breathed, living and active Word of our Creator seeping into the gray madder of my mind and burning into the deepest recesses of my heart has had power enough to change me, to cause a spiritual and physical metamorphosis, and to save my mind. Each Word committed to memory has indelibly and eternally marked me… not merely knowing them by heart, but knowing them by life.

  18. 218
    Beth Schwandt says:

    Beth Schwandt
    Riverside, CA
    “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Tracy Goldblum says:

    Tracy Goldblum, San Diego, CA
    Ephesians 3:21 NLT
    Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever. Amen.

    Beth, you once said, “Wherever we go, every word that abides in us, arrives with us.” I want Jesus to arrive with me and speak through me and it’s His Word that will transform lives. It’s transformed my life and I want to be so close to Jesus that I’m but a mere reflection of who He is. Memorizing the Bible is like breathing in fresh air…I have to have it!!! Thank You for cheering us on and keeping us going!!! I Love You Beth!!!

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    Nancy Lori says:

    Nancy Lori – Holland, MI
    John 16:33 ESV
    “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

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    Ann Thrash-Trumbo says:

    Cataula, GA

    Whoever is wise, let him
    attend to these things;
    let them consider the steadfast
    love of the Lord.

    Ps. 107:45

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    Mary Rue says:

    Mary, Atlanta – For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. – Luke 8:17 ESV

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    Vicki says:

    Vicki – Broken Arrow, OK

    “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

    Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV)

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    Mindy Seekford says:

    “But you need to remain well established and rooted in faith and not shift away from the hope given in the good news that you heard. This message has been preached throughout all creation under heaven. And I, Paul, became a servant of this good news.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭CEB‬‬

    Mindy Seekford, Stonewall, LA

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    Pam Mayer says:

    Pam from Apple Valley, MN: I have been a diligent seeker of verses that include the word GLORY. “Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
    Luke 2:14 NIV
    I must tell you that I have a canvas bag from Hallmark that I bought for my October birthday this year because I need the visual carry along reminder of what’s printed on it: “GO! I will help you speak & will teach you what to SAY exodus FOUR twelve” My hand shot up in solidarity with you and I am stunned by your words, Beth! I long to communicate in a way that is authentic and with good humor without being offensively sarcastic in tone. I’m talking about communication that connects. When my words collide and challenge may it be only for God’s GLORY.

  26. 226
    Susan Canham says:

    Susan Canham, Bismarck ND

    For unto us a Child is born,
    Unto us a Son is given;
    And the government will be upon His shoulder.
    And His name will be called
    Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    -Isaiah 9:6 NKJV

    I have been so blessed to be a part of this Team! This is my second year of SSMT, and I am not a young person, so memorization does not come easily, but it is wonderful to have some of God’s words tucked in my heart, so that I can recall them either for myself when needed, but even more, to be able to encourage others with them at appropriate times. I am SO sorry that I am unable (both in 2016 and 2018) to join the celebration in person.

  27. 227
    Joni says:

    Joni, Port Neches, Tx. If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

    Memorizing Scripture helps me truly focus in and meditate on what God is saying, and I love doing that. I’m a slow thinker and like to ponder the same Scripture for awhile. I am thrilled I was able to ponder and memorize Colossians 1 this year. Reciting the verses in this chapter whenever I felt anxious, moody, or down on myself, always changed my outlook and I felt so much better, even when I only had 9 or 10 verses under my belt. I am so grateful for this discipline and for the encouragement on this blog throughout this year. Merry Christmas to you, Beth, the staff of Living Proof, and to you all!

  28. 228
    Lynda Rickey says:

    Lynda Rickey from Ocala, FL: NIV Psalm 139:24 – See if there is any offensive way in me & lead me in the way everlasting.
    This time around, scripture memory has kept me in the Word as I have found life so very busy and my devotion time has disappeared but my memory work didn’t. It kept me in Psalm 139 every day.

  29. 229
    Joni says:

    Yikes! Left off my Scripture reference. Colossians 3:1, ESV

  30. 230
    Cindy Van Horn says:

    Cindy from Summerville, SC says,
    “And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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    Kim says:

    Kim, Richland, WA

    This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

    1 John 1:5 NIV

    Choosing and recording my verses each month is very special to me. It becomes a diary of what God and I have gone through over the year. It helps me be more intentional about my life with Jesus.

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    Ann K from San Antonio 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

  33. 233
    Jill says:

    One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek :that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the lord and to seek him in his temple.
    Psalm 27:4 NIV

  34. 234
    Heather Rattray says:

    Heather Louisville,KY
    “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
    1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)

    I’ve loved getting verses about the extravagant love of God in my heart to remind me of the truth when my mind and heart are daily bombarded with the lies.

  35. 235
    Cindy Stai says:

    Cindy ~ Lancaster OH
    Your word continues forever, Adonai,
    firmly fixed in heaven.
    Psalm 119:89 (CJB)

    Many challenges came at me in 2017…but GOD is faithful!
    He is absolutely, without any shadow of any doubt, my total Everything!
    Merry Christmas!

  36. 236
    Kim Foley says:

    Kim Foley, Arnold, MD

    Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
    Colossians 3:11 (NIV)

    This is the first time I have memorized a whole chapter of a book. I started with verse 12 because it was meaningful at the beginning. My word for the year was “compassion”. I worked to the end and then back to the beginning. Now I’ve pieced it all together. It is so helpful to learn this way. Thanks for all the encouragement along the way!

  37. 237
    Christy says:

    Christy, St. Clements, Ontario

    What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 NIV

  38. 238
    Valerie says:

    Song of Songs 8:5 NIV

    Who is this coming up from the wilderness
    leaning on her beloved?

    Under the apple tree I roused you;
    there your mother conceived you,
    there she who was in labor gave you birth.

    Dear Beth,
    When I attended your Toledo conference in September, Hosea 2:14-15 was my memory verse for that very time. Towards the very end when you told the story about your friend sending you the verse from Song of Songs and you spoke it aloud I want you to know that was not in vain. It was once again, God using your mouth to speak words of life over the multitudes and me, specifically. I look forward to the day when you heed the call to write that bible study on Song of Songs. 🙂

    In His Love,

  39. 239
    Pamela Shaw says:

    Pamela Shaw, Bangor, N. Ireland ‘The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and for evermore.’ Psalm 121:8 (NIV)

  40. 240
    Cathy Cartert says:

    Cathy Carter, Richmond, Virginia
    All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one if them came to be.How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God! How vast are the sum of them! Were I to count them they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you. Psalms 139:16B-18 – NIV84
    I had a very stressful situation at work a few weeks ago and had to defend myself from something that was told to the boss. I did not want my actions to hurt my witness and my Sept 1st verse helped me thru this. 1 Peter 3:8-9. The part about do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult but with blessing. Have not found the “right blessing” yet but it will come in time. Love all of you at Living Proof. Merry Christmas

  41. 241
    Crystal says:

    Crystal, Livonia, MI

    “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, not for men” Colossians 3:23

    I memorized Colossians 3 this year. It has been LIFE to me. After 12 years of being a full time mama, the Lord called me to serve on my local school board. One of the largest in Michigan…quite a transition from stay at home mom to politician!!! Colossians has been so practical for me to lean on in my first year on the Public eye and SO fitting to end (I started with a verse from Ep. in Jan then picked up Col 3) with this verse about working for the LORD! God is so faithful and His Word is soooo applicable. Such great reminders to put off self (old) and continue to put on (new) Christ’s likeness!!

    Bless you, Mama Beth for cheering us on. Probably would have given up in the hard parts of the year when life was pressing in hard but your encouragement made me continue. Thank you for your example! Love you and am praying about doing Galatians with you…seems sooo long! Tried James with you and only got 2 chapters in!!

  42. 242
    Barb holy says:

    Barb * Willow Park TX * Leviticus 20:7&8 NIV
    “Consecrate yourselves and be holy because I am the Lord your God. Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the Lord, who makes you holy.”

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    Lisa Herbstreit says:

    Lisa H fr Georgetown, TX

    You, LORD, are all I have, you are all I need; my future is in your hands

    Psalm 16:5 GNT

    Having truth written on my heart and hidden in my mind is the best take away from SSMT (this is my 3rd adventure with y’all) – at the end of SSMT 2015 I memorized Ephesians 6:11-18 and my spiritual life changed forever – it is my go to scripture during morning quiet time and when praying protection over others. It was a game changer to understand God’s truth that the struggle is not against flesh but against evil. Memorizing scripture bears much fruit and unleashes the Spirit to change me, heal me and transform me.

    One other comment I just must leave…Beth, love the new hair! I will always love “big Texas hair Beth” too…new look rocks!

    Merry Christmas & God Bless SSMT communinty & LPM ministry team!

  44. 244
    Amy Andrews says:

    Amy Andrews, Bellaire, TX
    Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, being watchful to this and with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
    Ephesians 6:18 NKJV

    The Lord has used this memorization of scripture to give me confidence to share
    A word of scripture with others as I do ministry. What a blessing to have this “ready”
    to share with others.

  45. 245
    Reeder says:

    Auburn, AL

    Luke 2:10-11New International Version (NIV)

    10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

  46. 246
    Charlie Carraway says:

    Charlie Carraway, Sopchoppy, FL
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB)
    I’m 62 and didn’t think I could memorize scripture any more, but God has been so faithful to bring His word to my mindad. He has blessed me in this beyond measure.

  47. 247
    Elaine says:

    Elaine ~ Powder Springs, GA ~ O God, ransom Israel from all its troubles.
    (‭‭Psalm 25:22 NLT)

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    Janet says:

    Janet, Midlothian, Texas

    Who pardons all your iniquities, and heals all your diseases;

    Psalm 103:3 NASB

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    Bonnie says:

    Bonnie, 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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    suey caldwell says:

    GSue caldwell, Isaiah40:3 NIV Houston Tx
    Bethy, thank you for explaining what Phil eee mon means to you!!
    1) i mailed you a book by Susie Shellenberger/Crowler
    what your daughter isnt telling you! etc etc Social Networking 101

    A voice of one calling in the desert
    in the desert prepare
    the way for the Lord
    make straight a highway for the Lord

    Happy wedding anny too!! whoo!!

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