SSMT 2017: Verse 24!

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  1. 401
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Barrington
    “Forget about what’s happened; Be alert. Be present. I’m about to do something brand new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands. ” Isaiah 43:19 The Message

  2. 402
    Kimyetta Hayden says:

    Kimyetta H., Jonesboro, GA

    Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.

    Psalm 92:13, NIV

    I memorize scripture because I’m a healed had.
    I NEED scripture so badly to keep from falling.
    I NEED God’s Word every second of the day to constantly keep my mind renewed.
    Its hard. Real hard.
    This process is simply one of the ways I cling to Jesus for dear life.

    Bless you.

  3. 403
    Pam Nelson says:

    Pam Nelson, Brighton, CO, Ephesians 4:29, ESV

    Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that is may give grade to those who hear.

    God has been good. I needed this reminder Beth, from your video, so I chose it for my last verse this difficult year. (Day before Thanksgiving my husband asked for a divorce but the whole year has been a challenge!). Thank you for your constant focus on the Word.

  4. 404
    Grace Metcalfe says:

    Grace, UK:
    “For no word from God will ever fail”
    Luke 1:37 (NIV)

  5. 405
    Stacey edmonson says:

    “For no word from God will ever fail.””
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:37‬ ‭NIV

  6. 406
    Vicki pepper says:

    But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him, on those whose HOPE is in His unfailing love.

    Psalms 33:18 NIV

  7. 407
    Caroline Schollaardt says:

    Caroline Schollaardt from Calgary, AB, Canada
    “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a NIV
    What a work of strengthening, assurance, comfort and healing God has accomplished as I have begun my 5k 5AM daily run with these verses on my lips. Our God has not let one of the verses return void. I’m in for 2018 SSMT!

  8. 408
    Susan Davidson says:

    Hi from Susan in OP KS
    The LORD has made the heavens his throne; from there he rules over everything.
    Psalm 103:19 NLT

    I have really enjoyed this year, choosing verses to ponder and memorize. I didn’t memorize them
    all, but I will take this new technique of memorizing two verses a month and start again next year.
    Blessings to everyone!

  9. 409
    Nancy Furzecott says:

    Nance from Newmarket ON Canada
    (Holding on by the skin of my teeth this time around with the SSMT – phew so glad it’s #24)
    11Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war.
    Rev 19:11 NLT

  10. 410
    Michelle Giberson says:

    Michelle from Waterloo, ON, Canada
    Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say. Exodus 4:12 NIV

  11. 411
    Renae Trujillo says:

    Renae from Albuquerque, NM

    “In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.”

    Psalm 91:12
    NKJV

    Memorization is sometimes very difficult for me, but God is helping me and every time I get it right I just rejoice because the Word of God is food for my soul.

  12. 412
    Lynn Bennett says:

    Lynn Bennett, New Smyrna Beac, Fl

    “They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green,”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭92:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    God has led me to the perfect verse each time and it is His sweet voice speaking into my heart. This has meant so much to me and I am going to keep going every 2 weeks. Thank you Beth for cheerleading us on!

  13. 413
    Annette Webb says:

    Annette Webb, Cuyahoga Falls,OH: “but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 ESV

    In Dec. 2016, after reflecting on verses in Isaiah 40 over the Christmas season, I said to myself, “I really should memorize this beautiful chapter.” Then I saw Beth’s SSMT invitation, and I knew I had to jump in! There is a gold mine in Isaiah 40, and I have loved being there all year. Two things stand out to me: the glory of the One who brings princes to *nothing* WILL be revealed fully one day (40:5, 23). And, to my amazement, he provides power and strength for me (40:29-31). Thanks for your encouragement to keep going all year, Beth!

  14. 414
    Sally Heydlauff says:

    Sally, from Sturgis, MI says:

    For I, the LORD your God,
    holds your right hand;
    it is I who says to you, “Fear not,
    I am the one who helps you.”

    Isaiah 41:13 (ESV)

  15. 415
    Lynette Dykhuizen says:

    Lynette, Nashville, TN
    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭73:26‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  16. 416
    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah, Christina, Esther May and Janie Wenatchee
    “The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.”
    2 Timothy 2:6 NIV

  17. 417
    Dana Nance says:

    Dana Nance
    Blue Ridge, Tx

    See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

    Psalm 139:24 NIV

    He has searched me and He knows me…and He loves me…still❤️

  18. 418
    Kathi Griffin says:

    Kathi Griffin, Macon, GA:
    Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

    This has been a year of challenges on many fronts, taxing me mentally, physically and emotionally, including strained family relations. The constant of learning Scripture helped keep me focused on God and hopeful, trusting God with everything.

  19. 419
    Charlotte Skadal says:

    Charlotte Skadal, Houston, Texas

    “So teach us to number our days,
    That we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom.”

    Psalm 90:12

    What a fabulous journey SSMT 2017 has been. His word has reaffirmed to me over and again that HE LOVES ME! My tears of joy through this memory effort are countless to me, but my God knows about every one of them and I feel closer to Him because of it!
    Thank you Beth for every second of your encouragement.
    In His love, Charlotte

  20. 420
    Jackie Gavi says:

    Jackie, Parker, CO
    “Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
    because of my enemies;
    make your way straight before me.” Psalm 5:8 ESV

  21. 421
    Marsha Householder says:

    “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.”
    Eph. 2:10
    NAS

    Your Benediction brought me to tears. This touched me so deeply as I struggle to please Him with my words. I desperately needed this confirming Word. I cry out to Him daily, “Oh Lord, please make me more like You and less like me. Thank You so much for all you do for God’s children. I look forward to the new year joining you and my sweet Siestas. Love You So Much.

  22. 422
    Connie Colston says:

    Connie from Waxahachie, TX
    He has removed our sins as far as the east is from the west. Psalm 103:12 NLT

  23. 423
    Sheila Palmer says:

    Sheila from Mount Airy, NC- “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:44-45a(NIV)

  24. 424
    Claire Phillips says:

    Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:9 (KJV)

    Claire from Topeka, KS

  25. 425
    Shelley says:

    Shelley from San Angelo, TX

    “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

  26. 426
    Diane Lawrence says:

    Bartlett, TN

    Psalm 34:14

    Depart from evil and do good;
    Seek peace and pursue it.

  27. 427
    Zoey says:

    Zoey PacNW

    Jude 1:1,2 (NIV)

    To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ:

    2 Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

    I started back in 2015 and my anchor verse was Joshua 1:18…”Above all, be strong.” (four words, right?)
    It was sure and quick in the moment, especial when a moment is all you got…so to speak.

    This year in 2017, my anchor verse is Jude 1:1,2…”To those who are called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: Mercy, Peace and Love be yours in abundance.”

    Of course, there were moments when only parts would come to mind…”loved in God and kept for Jesus Christ” but it was enough to bring the Mercy, Peace and Love back to me and get me moving on my way. (It is my cap verse for 2017)

    So, until our next SSMT 2019…I raise my hands up and shout to the Lord along with you…”We did it”! Praise Him! ~Zoey

    God Bless you Siesta’s and dear Beth.

  28. 428
    Conna Sullivan says:

    “Those who obey His commands live in Him and He in them, and this is how we know that He lives in us: we know it by the Spirit He gave us.”
    -1 John 3:24(NIV)
    Conna Sullivan
    Decatur, TX

  29. 429
    Dacia Edmonson says:

    Dacia Edmonson, Bullard, TX

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

    Isaiah 9:6 NIV

  30. 430
    kelly aylward says:

    Kelly, Missouri City, TX– ” But avoid irreverant babble for this will produce and even greater measure of godlessness. And their word will spread like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are among them. They have deviated from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place and are overturning the faith of some.” 2Tim. 2:16-18 HCSB

  31. 431
    Mary Saul says:

    Mary Saul
    Houston, TX
    2 Timothy 2:6 The hardworking farmer ought to be the first to get a share of the crops. HCSB

  32. 432
    Isabelle Mercado says:

    Isabelle from Rolling Meadows, IL:
    Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2 NKJV

  33. 433
    Helen Roseberry says:

    Helen Roseberry, Riverside, CA

    “And the church is His body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself.” Ephesians 1:23 (NLT)

    Ephesians 1 was a reminder about how blessed I am by Jesus in this life and in the one to come. This chapter was an encouragement about how He loves you and loves me-each one of us uniquely and completely. Over and over I have thanked Him for His unique love for me.

  34. 434
    Joy Maxhelaku says:

    Joy from San Diego, CA: “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” Proverbs 15:1, KJV

  35. 435
    Sandy Hartley says:

    “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 ‭NIV‬‬
    Sandy Hartley, Clatskanie OR
    The last 18 months have been so very hard, with such a feeling of loss from so many angles. The verses have spoke through my sadness, pain and confusion, to give me some peace and hope…to cling to Him desperately, to never stop trying to follow Him and ways to allow Him to work through me to my husband, kids etc… to trust He was in control, even when I couldn’t feel or know it, but just trusted God was working in ways unseen…my Mom loved Him whole heartedly and went back to Him in August unexpectedly, and I am making it day by day on His strength through His word and those around me showing me His love. I haven’t memorized all the verses but they are in my book and are read, with hopes of my mind one day being better able to focus and remember them. Thank you for the encouragement~

  36. 436
    Marcy says:

    Marcy from Vincennes, IN And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.Romans 5:5 NLT. I am so thankful that I decided to be a part of this. Some verses I memorized better than others, but God would always lead me to just the right verse that I needed to focus on. Thank you, Beth!

  37. 437
    Dawn Weeks says:

    Daw-Mt. Olive, NC
    Isaiah 26:3 ESV
    “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

    Time after time, God gives me peace when I am in His word?

  38. 438
    Leslie Clay says:

    Leslie Clay Houston,TX

    Exodus 14:14
    NLT

    The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.

  39. 439
    Gay says:

    Gay
    Round Rock, Tx
    “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  40. 440
    Kaye Davis says:

    Kaye from Hamburg, AR
    “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2 NIV

  41. 441
    Naomi says:

    Naomi – Colorado Springs, CO – “Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” Exodus 4:12 ESV
    Beth, you have always been an inspiration to me. Your love for the Scriptures is contagious and I caught it. I am trying to be contagious to Hispanic women around the world and encourage them to memorize Scripture too. Psalm 25 has been an anchor for me this year as the Lord has reminded me of who He is and of His ongoing work in my life. Now, Exodus 4:12 arrived just in time as I am contemplating a speaking engagement to teach God’s Word overseas. I had just been asking the Lord, What should I speak on? Thank you for your dedication to serve God’s people.

  42. 442
    Kathy McDonald says:

    Kathy Woodway Tx
    Romans 8:39 NKJV ..nor height nor depth , nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord

    Challenged myself to memorize the Chapter of Romans my sweet late husband wanted shared at his funeral. So I did memorize 24 verses from this chapter. I challenged my daughter in Chicago who just graduated from college and is in her first year of teaching Kindergarten to do this with me and she did! Very proud Mama.

  43. 443
    Dawn Byers says:

    Dawn Byers of Muleshoe Texas reposting b/c I couldn’t watch the video until today….I memorized Luke 2:1-20 plus some others but when I was praying last year what to memorize the opening words of this section rang out to me “In those days….” As I read through the passage I found these words (and I did eat them ) “TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY” . “Joy” was my hearts need this year and is it any surprise that Jesus brought me JOY all year long through everything! He is the joy of my soul! Thank you Beth and Living Proof Team – I feel like we are best of friends and treasure this fellowship.

  44. 444
    Soni Buckalew says:

    Soni in Gulfport, MS – Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. Fret not yourself over him who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices. Refrain from anger and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. Psalm 37:7-8 RSV

  45. 445
    Teresa says:

    And this is the way to have eternal life – to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the One you sent to earth.

    John 17:3 NLT

  46. 446
    bridget (Strong Butterfly) says:

    Bridget in Phoenix, AZ
    John 3:30 NKJV – He must increase but I must decrease

    Glory for 2017! A year of transition and walking in faith – I left a big corporate job, took a 3 month sabbatical, traveled for a month, now consulting part time so that I have time to focus on the true battlefield of our marriage. Walked through studies of Gideon with Priscilla Shirer (God’s 300 is better!) and Entrusted and the Quest with Beth – each one leading me deeper into my Jesus!
    Love to each lady on this journey of memorization and faith!!

  47. 447
    LaVerne Abbott says:

    LaVerne from Dallas, GA

    “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
    James 1:17 ESV

  48. 448
    Liz Scherer says:

    Liz Scherer
    Fort Worth, TX
    “Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭13:11‬ ‭NIV
    I may not have done a good job of memorizing, but each verse was chosen with care to reflect where I was in my life and what I needed at the time.

  49. 449
    Sharon Toth says:

    Sharon, Lincoln Park, Mi.
    Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14 NIV

  50. 450
    Joan Griffin says:

    Joan from Baytown, TX –

    “They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing.”

    Psalm 92:14 NKJV

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