SSMT 2017: Verse 24!

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  1. 351
    Sherie says:

    Sherie
    The Woodlands, TX
    v. 17 “And take the helmet of salvation,
    and the sword of the Spirit
    which is the word of God.”
    v 19 “and pray…”
    Ephesians 6:17, 19a NASB

  2. 352
    Jane Ball : Carrollton KY says:

    Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. – Psalm 25:22. ESV

  3. 353
    Rebekah Reed says:

    Rebekah Reed from Green Bay, WI:

    “Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, Or the captives of the righteous be delivered? But thus says the LORD: ‘Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, And the prey of the terrible be delivered; For I will contend with him who contends with you, And I will save your children. I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh, And they shall be drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine. All flesh shall know That I, the LORD am your Savior, And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob” (Isaiah 49:24-26, NKJV).

    I am so thankful for how the LORD has spoken personal words to my life through the verses I came to in Isaiah 49 and Psalm 24, and also how He showed me Jesus in these chapters!

  4. 354
    donna wingard says:

    How sweet your word is to my taste – sweeter than honey in my mouth Psalm119:103 KJV

    Thank you Beth for encouraging me to do this. I have each one of my verses on a 3×5 card that I keep on my bedside table. I can’t tell you how many times I refer to them, how they come to my mind just when I need them. I peruse them each night and morning and all thru the day. Truly, God has written these words on my heart. Thank you again for your ministry – Merry Christmas!

  5. 355
    Dawn Blount says:

    Dallas, GA
    Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6

    I memorized Colossians 3 and into 4 because it is so practical. I had long since tried to live out 3:17 and 23 to help be with a good attitude, especially at work, but I need to know that I am chosen, holy, and dearly loved! And because that is my identity in Christ, I am to clothe myself with compassion, kindness, gentleness, and patience, and forgive because that’s what my Heavenly Father has done for me. If I could apply these verses daily and let my conversation always be full of grace, then as Paul goes on to say, I will be able to “stand firm in all the will of God, mature, and fully assured” (4:12). What more could we want than knowing we are firm in ALL the will of God. May it be LORD !

    • 355.1
      Jane Baker says:

      This is beautifully written. I memorized Colossians 3 a year ago and I totally feel the same way. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 356
    Melissa Dukes says:

    Melissa Grovetown, GA. “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:44‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  7. 357
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Providence RI

    Now to Him who by the power at work with in us is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever, Amen.

    Ephesians 3:20,21 RSV

  8. 358
    Barbara says:

    Barbara from North Potomac, Maryland
    “I am the vine, and you are the branches. Whoever remains
    In me and I in him will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing
    without me.”
    John 15:5
    TEV

  9. 359
    Eleanor says:

    Eleanor MacKay, Saskatoon, SK., Canada

    ‘I sought the Lord (Adonai) and He answered me.
    He rescued me from EVERYTHING I feared.

    Ps. 34:5 CIB

    This has been a difficult year for our family. Two of our little grandchildren have serious health problems. It has difficult to see them suffer as well as their parents.
    These scriptures have been my lifeline.

  10. 360
    michellemabell says:

    Michelle V
    Woodstock, VT

    Proverbs 23:18 NASB
    Surely there is a future and your (my) hope will not be cut off.
    I love being a part of the SSMT. I feel I am in a season of my life where fear is trying to rear its ugly head in so many aspects of my life. My verse memory has helped tremendously. I really love scripture. His word gives life and brings me much peace. Thank you all for posting…love reading through all the verses from all over the globe! Looking forward to FL!!! xo

  11. 361

    Mary-Katherine Rogers, Palm Coast, FL

    “16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” NRSV

    2017 was perhaps the most difficult year in my life to date, part of three year sideways slide that has left no family member untouched. It began with the untimely death of my mother. She had a spiritual practice of having a word for the year. REJOICE was her word for 2017. What a blessing that one word has been for me all year, sustaining my family. Tomorrow my father turns 79 and he is reading this scripture tomorrow in church. It was “randomly”, divinely assigned to him. Thank you, Mom, thank you Beth for providing another forum for the Word, and THANK YOU, JESUS, without whom we’d be forever lost.

  12. 362
    Lynn says:

    Lynn, Divide, CO

    Romans 8:24 ESV
    For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?

    I have been memorizing Romans 8 and will finish the chapter because I want the Love of God to be a deeper reality in my heart and mind.

  13. 363
    Pam Schott says:

    Pam Schott, Fargo, ND: “God is strong and can help you not to fall. He can bring you before His glory without any wrong in you and can give you great joy. He is the only God, the One who saves us. To Him be glory, greatness, power and authority through Jesus Christ, our Lord for all time past, now, and forever. Amen”

  14. 364
    Pam Schott says:

    “God is strong and can help you not to fall. He can bring you before His glory without any wrong in you and can give you great joy. He is the only God, the One who saves us. To Him be glory, greatness, power, and authority through Jesus Christ, our Lord for all time, past, now, and forever. Amen” Jude 1:24-25 NCV

    God’s Word is becoming part of my being and I can feel it helping the Holy Spirit sanctify me a bit each day!

  15. 365
    Terry says:

    Terry – Louisa, VA

    I Timothy 6:15b-16 NIV
    God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see.
    To Him be honor and might forever. Amen.

  16. 366
    Bette Eckel says:

    Bette from Danville PA
    Proverbs 31:26 KJV
    She opens her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

  17. 367
    Erin Alley says:

    Erin Alley from Greenwood, SC: “The Sovereign Lord is my strength: he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.” Habakkuk 3:19 NIV

    I honestly didn’t know if I would make it to the end. I had the desire, but lack discipline at times. What a wonderful and faithful God to bring me to the finish line, all to HIS glory! Tucking these pieces of God’s word in my heart has not only encouraged me personally throughout this year, but The Lord has brought these precious words to mind so that others may be encouraged as well. I have been challenged in such a great way as I struggle to remember at times but then get to rejoice with the Lord when He brings them to mind!!

  18. 368
    KATHLEEN NORM says:

    Kathleen, Starke, FL
    Romans 12:21 (Passion Translation)

    Never let evil defeat you, but defeat evil with good.

  19. 369
    Jana Wright says:

    Jana Wright from Bennington, Vermont
    Luke 2:11-20 -Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

    Luke 2:11-20 | NIV

  20. 370
    God's not-so-little Dutch girl says:

    Joan, Portage, MI

    “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
    1 John 4:16 ESV

  21. 371
    Jackie Siple says:

    Jackie Siple rockeldge fl

    “For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  22. 372
    Tracee McFarland says:

    Tracee McFarland, Morristown, TN

    The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this and it is marvelous in our eyes.

    Psalm 118:22-23 NIV

  23. 373
    Jennifer Williams says:

    Jennifer, Chattanooga, TN
    To be made new in the attitude of your minds;
    Ephesians 4:23 NIV

  24. 374
    Paulette Mays says:

    Proverbs1:23 NIV
    “Repent at My rebuke! Then I will pour out My thoughts to you, I will make known to you My teachings.”
    ‭‭
    Paulette Mays
    Elmer, La

  25. 375
    Ginny Caroleo says:

    Ginny Caroleo, Hamden, CT

    Open your mouth for the speechless,
    In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
    Proverbs 31:8 NKJV

    I realized last time that I was short a verse! But it worked out perfect when I returned to my first memory verse and backed up one! Lol Beth, I am so grateful at the wonderful habit you have imparted to me this past year. Also, I have thrived on the wisdom found in these verses! God gave me so much revelation throughout this year. He even used “She girds herself with strength and strengthens her arms” to keep me lifting weights and exercising! Lol. I know I’m a day late but by the grace of God I accomplished my goal. Thank you for inspiring me to do this the rest of my life!!
    Thank you Jesus!!

  26. 376
    Kathy says:

    Conroe. Texas
    3 John 1:4 NASB
    I have no greater joy than this,to hear my children walk in the truth.

    For some weird reason, memorization of words is difficult for me. Two a month was too much. But I tried anyway. Just the scriptures have been an anchor during a very difficult year. I see value in memorizing God’s word and will continue to attempt it-but at my own pace.

  27. 377
    Emily says:

    Emily, Topeka, Kansas

    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade -kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.”

    1 Peter 1:3-5 (NIV)

    Oftentimes I do my Scripture memory while walking during my lunch break at work, and it is so refreshing for me to have that time alone with God in the middle of my day. I’m walking, and He’s talking to me as I go through His Word in my mind. There’s nothing else like it!

  28. 378
    Neta says:

    Psalm 30:5 NKJV

    For His anger is but for a moment,
    His favor is for life;
    Weeping may endure for a night,
    But joy comes in the morning.

  29. 379
    LeAnn Nichols says:

    LeAnn, Spring, TX
    Psalm 91:4 (NIV)
    “He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield.”

  30. 380
    Christine says:

    Gilbert, AZ
    1 John 4:11 KJV- “Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”

  31. 381
    Carole says:

    Richmond, TX
    John 1: 12-13 NIV

    “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born or God.”

    This year many of my verses have dwelt on Jesus’s amazing obedience. He obeyed his father even to the point of dying on the cross. No one made him do it, he chose it. Obedience is love. What a hero Jesus is! (John 14:30-31, Phil.2:6-8, John 10:11, John 10:15,17-18, Mat. 26:39)

  32. 382
    Kathy Freshwater says:

    Revelation 21:5 (NIV)

    He who was seated on The Throne said, “I am making everything new!”

    Vonore, TN

  33. 383
    Cathy says:

    Ps 27:3 (NLT) Cathy -Birmingham, Al
    Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I’m attacked, I
    Will remain confident.

    Every verse chosen this year have spoken of confidence in the Lord.
    Not by my plan, but His. Ending the year with “ I will remain confident.”

  34. 384
    Kimberly Rowles says:

    Kim
    New Port Richey, FL

    “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

  35. 385
    Audrey says:

    Audrey ~ Lebanon, IN
    2 Timothy 2:22
    Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

    • 385.1
      Audrey says:

      The blessing of memorizing Scripture in community cannot be overstated. The accountability, although very minimal on our end, is enough to encourage me to keep with it. And the Lord is so faithful to bring His Word to mind in moments when I need it—most recent has been a reminder to “Watch (my) tongue and keep (my) mouth shut and (I) will stay out of trouble.” Next year marks my 10th year of memory work (5 of them with you ). I cannot imagine these years another way. Thank you for the challenge to begin and the encouragement to keep with it. Much love to you! Blessings as you start in on Galatians, while I work to finish 2 Timothy. Even forgetful minds can memorize—I am a testament to that!
      Walking in His grace,
      Audrey Howie

  36. 386
    Dawn Byers says:

    Dawn Byers Muleshoe Texas formerly of Alvord Texas ” Joseph, her husband, an upright man unwilling to expose her to the law, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when suddenly the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said to him, “Joseph, son of David, have no fear about taking Mary as your wife. It is by the power of the Holy Spirit she has conceived this child.” ” Matt 2:19-20

  37. 387
    Cynthia Leverett says:

    Cynthia from Brooklyn Park MN

    you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 2:5 NIV

    Thank you LPM team & Beth for spurring me on through memorizing a whole chapter plus some! I never imagined I could do it. Beth, when you told us that we could ask God to help us to do it, I did and it opened up a floodgate of ability I didn’t even realize I could tap into. This has opened doors for me to ask the Lord for so much more than I ever thought to ask him for before in every area of my life. Now when I pray I write my requests then I tear them up and write them 30% bolder! Boy has my faith increased as a result of this. I’m so so grateful for you and your team.

  38. 388
    LeeAnn Robinson says:

    LeeAnn Robinson, Pamplin, Virginia:

    “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”
    Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)

  39. 389
    Barbara Brubakken says:

    Barb Wisconsin. And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way ever lasting! Ps 139:24 ESV

  40. 390
    Gina Rose Mary Caithamer says:

    Gina from Naperville, “Ah, Sovereign Lord , you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
    Jeremiah 32:17 NIV
    https://bible.com/bible/111/jer.32.17.NIV

  41. 391
    Linda Trammell says:

    Conyers, GA Psalm 61:4-5 KJV
    I will abide in thy tabernacle forever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah
    For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou has given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.

  42. 392
    Shiffra says:

    Shiffra, Kalamazoo
    Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 2 Timothy 2:10 NIV84

    It’s been amazing to see how G-d has orchestrated the verses to line up with my life throughout the year since I was memorizing a chunk of scripture and not picking and choosing verses.

  43. 393
    cheryt says:

    Cheryl of Phoenixville, PA Eph 6:14-17 ESV Standing, therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth and having put on the breastplate of righteousness. And, as shoes for your feet, having the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances, take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish the fiery darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of the Lord.
    I’m in awe of the discipline and success that the Holy Spirit has given me to memorize through the year. It is obvious that it was not me – since memorizing has never been easy for me – but His fresh work in me in a new season of my life.

  44. 394
    Elsie Gregory says:

    Elsie – Castle Rock, CO

    Revelation 4:11 HCSB
    Our Lord and God, You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power, because You have created all things, and because of Your will they exist and were created.

    Two years ago when we were memorizing, I lost my son. This year I lost my husband. Surely the enemy does NOT want us hiding God’s word in our hearts…but I am able to stand today and tell you that it is that very Word and our great big God revealed by that Word that has carried me and will carry you through the tough stuff. He is worthy!

  45. 395
    Lark Reynolds says:

    Lark from Greenville, SC. “You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty He could make you rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9, NLT

  46. 396
    Kathleen Smith says:

    Kathleen Smith, Georgetown, TX
    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
    Ephesians 4:29 NIV

    This scripture memory has been a daily reminder of how faithful God is to us and how much I need the word. I love when a situation arises and I can recall a verse to help a friend in need. Love this!

  47. 397
    Julie Behnke says:

    John 21:15
    So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My lambs.”

    This is my second time memorizing verses with you. I love how God speaks to me through the verses that I feel the Holy Spirit picked for me. I can’t wait to see you here in San Diego!

  48. 398
    Tane Mcgehee says:

    Tane Mcgehee Uvalde, Texas
    Philippians 1:6 NIV
    being confident of this that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

  49. 399
    Lani Martinez says:

    Lani, from Wilton Ca
    Matt 5:22 NIV

    But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister, will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

    this was the first time for me to memorize scripture twice a month and it was amazing that God gave me every scripture that he wanted me to memorize. Some for for prayers, some for people and some for me! All for God’s’ Glory Amen

  50. 400
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Irvine, CA: “The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.” Revelation 22:17 (ESV)

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