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. 801
    Kristie says:

    Kristie, Montgomery, TX: “On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head. ” Romans 12:20 NIV

  2. 802
    Ashley Miller says:

    Ashley Miller from Waco, TX:

    “so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  3. 803
    Rhonda, Minot ND says:

    Formerly he was useless to you but now he has become useful both to you and to me.
    Philemon 1:11 NIV

  4. 804
    Vicki Bolton says:

    Vicki Bolton, Lubbock, TX

    So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God.
    Col. 3:1 HCSB

  5. 805
    Shannon says:

    Shannon Vasquez, Littleton, CO

    Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! ~Psalm 107:1, ESV

  6. 806
    Karessa says:

    Karessa H., Peoria, IL:

    Let no corrupt talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 ESV

  7. 807
    Charalotte Ortega says:

    Charlotte from Saugus CA

    Romans 12:12

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (NIV)

  8. 808
    Debbie Christensen says:

    Debbie Christensen says: You however are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. Romans 8:9 NIV

  9. 809
    Laura Blackman says:

    Laura Blackman, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
    Psalm 25:12, ESV “Who is the man who fears the Lord? Him will He instruct in the way he scould choose.”

  10. 810
    Anita Thompson says:

    Anita, Miami, FL

    If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
    Psalm 139:8 (NIV)

  11. 811
    Judith says:

    Judith from Tri Cities area, TN

    “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”

    John 14:15, NIV

  12. 812

    Kimberly Bignon- Orlando, Florida
    “Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisors
    bring success.” Proverbs 15:22 NLT

  13. 813
    Nancy Cozad says:

    Nancy Cozad from Kingwood, Texas

    Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
    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.

  14. 814
    Marsha R. says:

    Marsha R. Columbia SC
    Oh Lord, how many are my foes!
    Many are rising against me;
    Many are saying of my soul,
    “There is no salvation for him in God.”
    Psalm 3:1-2 ESV

  15. 815
    Darcy Hendricks says:

    Darcy Hendricks, Parker, CO

    “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

    John 13:34 NIV

  16. 816
    Christy Pond says:

    Christy, Conifer, Colorado

    Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

    Hebrews 12:14 NIV1984

  17. 817
    Sandy Shiflett says:

    Sandy Shiflett Deming NM

    I tell you my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more they can do. Luke 12:4 ESV

  18. 818
    Judy says:

    Judy Madison, Beaumont, California

    Who is the man who desires life and loves length of days that he may see good?

    Psalm 34:12 NASB

  19. 819
    Tina Stanaland says:

    Tina from San Antonio. Who then are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. Ps 25:12 NIV

  20. 820
    Kelly S says:

    Kelly Snodgrass
    Rogersville, TN

    Deuteronomy 3:22 ESV
    You shall not fear them, for it is the LORD your God who fight for you.

  21. 821
    Nancy Thomas says:

    Nancy, Birmingham, AL
    “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God ha promised to those who love him.” James 1:12 NIV

  22. 822
    Susan Bucher says:

    Susan Bucher, Fort Worth, TX. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy,to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — His good, pleasing, and perfect will.” Romans 12: 1-2. NIV

  23. 823
    Susan Canham says:

    Susan Canham, Bismarck ND

    1 You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
    2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.

    -Psalm 139:1-2 NIV

  24. 824
    Kelsi says:

    Kelsi from Waco, TX: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” Ephesians 3:20 NIV

  25. 825
    Midge Miller says:

    Midge Miller,
    West Jefferson, North Carolina
    “And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not.”
    Isaiah 58:11 AMP

  26. 826
    Suzy Adams says:

    Suzy Adams, Wheelersburg, OH – Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to Your Name be the glory because of Your Love and faithfulness. NIV Psalm 115:1

  27. 827
    Lesa Hicks - Riverside, CA says:

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

  28. 828
    Vicki DeBrot says:

    Vicki from Harrisonville, MO: But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6 niv

  29. 829
    Ginni Bartlett says:

    Ginni Bartlett. Winter Park FL

    “For God alone my soul waits in silence and quietly submits to Him, For my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; My fortress and my defense, I will not be shaken or discouraged.”
    ‭‭PSALM‬ ‭62:5-6‬ ‭AMP

  30. 830
    Sally Heydlauff says:

    Sally from Sturgis, MI:

    Yet I still belong to you; You hold my right hand.
    You guide me with Your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.
    ‭‭
    Psalms‬ ‭73:23-24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  31. 831
    Liz Scherer says:

    Liz Scherer
    Fort Worth, TX
    “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
    ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  32. 832
    Sparki2003 says:

    Jennifer Olmstead
    Janesville, Wisconsin

    Psalm 56:10-11a (NIV)

    In God, whose word I praise,in the Lord, whose word I praise—
    in God I trust and am not afraid.

    [I originally heard these verses when a song,entitled “In God We Trust”, which was written, and sung by leading Christian singers from that time period, who called themselves “Voices of Hope”. It was on a Christian CD, called “Dove Hits, 2002.
    It had this extra song on it, which is The song was originally written due to the 9/11/2001 attacks on America.]

    It gave me great hope way back then; and still does so, nowadays !!!

    I am So glad that I found it again on YouTube. In case you have never heard it sung before, it is at: https://youtu.be/UbfbQMgWvrc

    https://youtu.be/UbfbQMgWvrc

  33. 833
    Linda Westmoreland says:

    ! Thessalonians 5:18 ESV

    Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

  34. 834
    Sarah says:

    Sarah ~ Appleton, WI

    Psalm 139:11, ESV

    If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
    and the light about me be night,”

    (Working my way through Psalm 139)

  35. 835
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Virginia Beach
    My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.
    -John 10:27-28 NIV

  36. 836
    Susan Davidson says:

    Susan from OP, Kansas
    He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
    Psalm 103:3 NLT

  37. 837
    Mary Cavalier says:

    Mary Cavalier Old River-Winfree, TX

    Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
    Psalms 23:4 NLT

  38. 838
    Wendy Bashor says:

    Wendy Bashor from Lone Butte, BC: “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,” Ephesians 6:14 NIV

  39. 839
    Shawn says:

    Shawn in AZ

    To whom it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven – things which angels desire to look into.

    1 Peter 1:12

  40. 840
    PAT EDMONDSON, GROVE, OK says:

    June 17, 2017 Psalm 100, NKJV
    I just spent this last week teaching at VBS. This psalm reminds me of that experience, plus it is my favorite Psalm. “Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all ye lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing
    Know that the Lord, He is God. It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. for the Lord id good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.” AMEN !!!!

  41. 841
    Lorri Sapp says:

    Lorri Sapp, Waco, TX, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  42. 842
    Wendy Karabensh says:

    Wendy from Vero Beach:
    “…and do not give the devil a foothold.”
    Ephesians 4:27
    NIV

  43. 843
    Phoebe Cunningham says:

    Phoebe Cunningham from Tucson, Arizona :
    “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,”
    John 1:12 ESV

  44. 844
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth Hughes, Berrien Springs, MI, “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”(Ephesians 4:1-3ESV).

  45. 845
    Dana says:

    Dana Pace, FL

    When anxiety was great within me,
    your consolation brought joy to my soul.

    Psalm 94:19 NIV

  46. 846
    Karen says:

    Karen,Dallas,TX:

    See, a king will reign in righteousness
    and rulers will rule with justice.

    Each one will be like a shelter from the wind
    and a refuge from the storm,
    like streams of water in the desert
    and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.

    Isaiah 32: 1-2 (NIV)

  47. 847
    Kami Dimmick says:

    Kami Dimmick, Randolph Center, VT
    This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NLT

  48. 848
    Debbie Laureen says:

    Debbie Laureen, New Port Richey, FL

    ” Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Psalm 103:1 NIV

  49. 849
    Julie Ivins says:

    Julie from Lynchburg, VA
    “And whatever you do in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”
    Colossians 3:17 NASB

  50. 850
    Cindy Dowden says:

    Cindy Dowden
    La Grande, Oregon

    Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us,
    But to Your name give glory,
    Because of Your mercy,
    Because of Your truth.
    Psalm 115 NKJ

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