Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.

SSMT #5–@BethMooreLPM


March 1’s SSMT for #4 and me is Phillipians 4:5-7

 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

A lot to think about, isn’t it? Being thankful in every stuation. Every means E-V-E-R-Y   O-N-E! Whatever happens, loss, tragedy, pain, we’re to be thankful.

Is that thankful for whatever our situation is (death of a loved one, pain caused by cancer, etc) or are we to be thankful for the maturity we’ll attain from surviving that situation?   

I really don’t know.

And I’m to guard my heart and mind in Jesus. Live with only the peace of God on my heart. I love the idea of it, but doubt that living it can be as easy as it sounds.

 Are you doing SSMT? I know Jesse is and I enjoy reading her memory verse when she shares it. But I know there are tons of other Siestas out there who also blog. I’d love to read yours.

Let me know where your blog is and I’ll try to connect all of us in my sidebar. (If I can figure it out. LOL)

All you have to do is put your blog’s URL in my comment box. Even if you don’t blog, share your SSMT verse with us. After all–

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12)

And if you aren’t doing SSMT, how about  sharing your favorite scripture? I have a feeling it says a lot about you.


Author: Susan Shay

For as long as I can remember, I've loved two things--reading and people--and that led me to become a writer. Many of my stories are set in Small Town Worlds. I'm a wife, mother, sibling and an aunt. I have a deep faith in God, and an exciting life in Christ. Maybe I shouldn't be (after all, he's God!) but I'm constantly amazed at the things He's up to. :)

3 thoughts on “SSMT #5–@BethMooreLPM

  1. i think it is being thankful in every situation, even when we have no clue what part of athat situation is “thankable.” it is having that faith, even when we may never fully (or at all) understand it.

    and, like you said, easier said than done.

    • Hi Jess. I’ve been missing you!
      Much easier said than done, isn’t it?
      Having read what you said, I remember, too, that being thankful is a life attitude and not a feeling or emotion. An attitude of gratitude–I wonder if I didn’t hear that in a sermon sometime in my life? 🙂
      Thanks for the wise words, Jess.

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