SSMT 2017: Verse 12!

img_2489-pngHey Siestas!

I’m Kimberly, the Prayer Chaplain for Living Proof Ministries! I pray you are all having MUCH success with your memorization!

I have chosen to memorize my life verse in a different version:

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praise shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Philippians 4:6-7 MSG

God has used this verse in my life to teach me to pray, and not to worry. Worry does NOTHING for the glory of God! Worry just makes us sick and tired…doesn’t bring the change we are hoping for, and will affect our health in a negative way. If we continue in worry, I’ve noticed, it makes things harder and more intense. It’s an energy drainer and joy stealer.

When life happens, and it does, don’t worry! PRAY. Let our praises and petitions shape our worries into prayers. Pray with thanksgiving, letting God have our concerns in exchange for His peace.  Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle us down, as Christ displaces worry at the center of our lives.

As I add this version of this verse into my memory bank, it’s clear in the actions for the ending reward! I challenge you to try it, the next time worry pops it’s head up in your sweet life!

Blessings in abundance to you all!


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  1. 601
    SKay Fires says:

    SKay Fires, Possum Kingdom Lake near Graford, Tx 76449
    Daniel 9:4 (NLTSE)
    I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed:
    “O Lord, you are a great and awesome God! You always fulfill your covenant and keep your promises of unfailing love to those who love you and obey your commands.

  2. 602
    Reann Jaminet says:

    Reann Jaminet, Sioux City, IA
    John 14:15 ESV If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

  3. 603
    Avis Buford says:

    Avis Ore City, Texas
    “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praise shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” Philippians 4:6-7 MSG

  4. 604
    Ellen Dimmitt says:

    Ellen, Hayden, Idaho:
    Serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts.
    1 Chronicles 28:9b NIV

  5. 605
    Michele Zamora says:

    Michele-Lubbock,TX. “He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.” NIV

  6. 606
    Kathy. Baird says:

    Kathy from Denver
    Psalm 63:6-8. NIV
    “On my bed I remember you;
    I think of you through the watches of the night.
    Because you are my help,
    I sing in the shadow of your wings.
    My soul clings to you;
    Your right hand upholds me.”

  7. 607
    Julianne Frandsen says:

    Julianne, Kitchener, ON, Canada

    Psalm 19:14 NIV
    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

  8. 608
    LaVerne Abbott says:

    LaVerne from Dallas, Georgia
    “And I am sure of this , that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
    Phil. 1:6 ESV

  9. 609
    Lori Johnson says:

    Lori from Iowa
    Thank you Kimberly for the MSG version of this. Love the last line especially.
    “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, Pray. Let your petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for your good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” Philippians 4:6-7

  10. 610
    Jessica Thorberg says:

    Jessica, from Omaha, NE
    Jesus said, “Daughter, you took a risk trusting me, and now you’re healed and whole. Live well, live blessed!”
    Luke 8:48 MSG

  11. 611
    Rhonda Rowe says:

    Rhonda Rowe, Kingston, OK

    “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  12. 612
    Rita Brake says:

    Rita Brake from Los Alamos,NM “The Master, God has given me a well-taught tongue,
    So I know how to encourage tired people.(Isaiah 50:4a MSG)

  13. 613
    Rona Howad says:

    Rona Howard, Fort Worth, TX
    I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.
    Psalm 103:5 (NIV)

  14. 614
    Claudia Wadzinski says:

    Claudia, Franklin, TN

    And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18 NLT

  15. 615
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Amarillo, Texas
    Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksging.
    Colossians 4:2 (KJV)

  16. 616
    Jane Preas says:

    Jane Preas, Cooper, TX: “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” ESV

  17. 617
    Jacki Conner says:

    Jacki Conner, Austin, Texas: “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.” Psalm 1:1 NIV

  18. 618
    Janice Goodall says:

    Janice, Springdale, AR

    “For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him.
    He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
    On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.”

    Psalm 62:5-7 ESV

  19. 619
    TAMI JARRELL says:

    Tami, Louisiana

    “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, this is the way; walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21) NIV

  20. 620
    Ginny~ Atlanta, GA says:

    Sing about a fruitful vineyard:
    I, the Lord, watch over it;
    I water it continually.
    I guard it day and night
    so that no one may harm it.
    Isaiah 27:2-3

    Learning verse 3

  21. 621
    Michelle Klotzbach says:

    The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3 (NIV)

  22. 622
    Connie Windham says:

    Connie Windham
    Picayune, MS

    And of this gospel I was appointed a herald, and an apostle
    And a teacher 2 Timothy 1: 11

  23. 623
    Tara says:

    Tara from Greensboro, NC
    By the God of your father, who will help you, by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
    Genesis 49:25

  24. 624
    Melissa says:

    Melissa from Redmond, OR

    “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  25. 625
    Sharon says:

    Sharon from Goliad, TX – 1 Peter 2:1 “Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.” NKJV

  26. 626
    Angela Cottrell says:

    God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God.Ephesians 1:12 NLT

  27. 627
    Jaye Hammon says:

    Philippians 2:3 (NLT) Verse 12
    3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.

  28. 628
    Cindy Forman, Barboursville,WV says:

    He has told you O Mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 (NRSV)

  29. 629
    Pam Mayer says:

    Pam from Apple Valley, MN: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 NIV

  30. 630
    Jody Emmons says:

    2 Timothy 3:1 (NKJV)

    But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:

  31. 631
    Kathy Bryson says:

    Kathy – Albuquerque,NM
    Psalm 139:3-4 HCSB
    You observe my travels and my rest; You are aware of all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue, You know all about it, Lord.

  32. 632
    Diana Wallace says:

    Norman, OK

    The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
    Zephaniah 3:17 ESV

  33. 633
    KIM CLARKE says:

    Kim from Fort Worth, TX:

    “even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.”

    Psalms 139:12 NIV

  34. 634
    Cindi Latson says:

    Cindi Latson, Madison, MS
    “For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 (ESV)

  35. 635
    Dawn says:

    Dawn – Pampa, TX

    LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.
    Psalm 30:2

  36. 636
    Tammy Holley says:

    Tammy Holley, Sugar Land, TX

    “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
    Matthew 5:11-12 (NIV)

  37. 637
    Fran says:

    Fran, Jackson TN

    “Who, then, are those who fear the LORD? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.” Psalm 25:12 NIV

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      Tammy Causey says:

      Hi Fran,
      My name is Tammy and I live in Humboldt. I noticed you live in Jackson. I wonder if you, like I, would like an accountability partner for posting and memorizing. If so, email me at and we can exchange phone numbers.

  38. 638
    Lori Dusa Reihing says:

    Lori Reihing, Perrysburg, OH “Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,” Psalm 16:9″

  39. 639
    Jeannie says:

    Jeannie “I hear my Father’s voice and the voice of a stranger I will not follow.” John 10:5 AMP.

  40. 640
    Linda Pierson says:

    Linda, Las Vegas, NV
    Psalm 119:12 NIV

    Praise be to you, O Lord; teach me your decrees.

  41. 641
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Dallas, TX.
    17 Though the fig tree does not bud
    and there are no grapes on the vines,
    though the olive crop fails
    and the fields produce no food,
    though there are no sheep in the pen
    and no cattle in the stalls,
    18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
    I will be joyful in God my Savior.
    19 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 3:17-19

  42. 642
    Sherry McCurrie says:

    Sherry McCurrie; Russellville,

    So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  43. 643
    Emily says:

    Emily, Cincinnati
    “How great are his signs! And how mighty are his wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and his dominion is from generation to generation.” Daniel 4:3 KJV

  44. 644
    Vicky Perrenot says:

    Vicky, Mesquite, TX

    Isaiah 46:9-11 NIV

    Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, “My purpose shall stand, and I will do all that I please.” From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.

  45. 645
    Nancy Coffey says:

    Barboursville WV
    “I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭116:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  46. 646
    Heather Terhune says:

    Heather, Tallahassee. “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” James 4:3 NIV

  47. 647

    Traci McNally from Evansdale, IA

    18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

    Romans 8:18-19 NIV

  48. 648
    Stephanie Rafferty says:

    Stephanie, La Habra, CA “All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant.” Psalm 25:10 NIV

  49. 649
    Mandisa Hundley says:

    Mandisa from Nashville, TN “Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years!” James‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  50. 650
    Sonna Evans says:

    Sonna, Modesto CA

    “The Lord will protect you from all evil;
    He will keep your soul.” Psalm 121:7 NASB

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