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. 1101
    Nikki Gack says:

    Nikki Gack, Park Rapids, MN

    Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

    Matthew 11:29 NIV

  2. 1102
    Mildred says:

    Mildred from Montserrat.

    A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. Proverbs 31: 10-11

  3. 1103
    Janet Taylor says:

    Janet Taylor, Midland, TX

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
    Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

  4. 1104
    Lisa says:

    Lisa – Devils Lake, ND
    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

  5. 1105
    Kami Evans says:

    This is so settling to read because I’m constantly worrying about the things in life that shouldn’t cause panic at all! Very encouraging!

  6. 1106
    Debra Ellsworth says:

    Debra Ellsworth, Florence AZ

    2nd Thessalonians 2:16 NKJV
    May our Lord Jesus Christ himself, Our God and Father who has loved us and given us everlasting consolations and Good Hope by grace –Comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and works

  7. 1107
    Kay Marie says:

    Kay ~ WV
    … Sorry I am so late …
    2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
    My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:2

  8. 1108
    Amanda says:

    Amanda from olive branch, ms

    We live by faith not by sight.
    II Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)

    Buying a new house with my hubs right now. First time for me.

  9. 1109
    Yael azeke says:

    Yael Hernandez Azeke New York, NY

    Psalm 91: 5-6 NASB
    You will not be afraid of the terror by night;
    Or of the arrow tha flies by day,
    Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.

  10. 1110
    Cindy cunliffe says:

    Cindy Salt Lake City
    Ephesians 6:19 NIV
    Pray also for me that whenever I open
    My mouth, words may be given me so
    that I will fearlessly make known the mystery
    Of the gospel.

  11. 1111
    Wanda Young says:

    Osborn, Missouri

    I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
    For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
    Psalm 4:8 (NKJV)

  12. 1112
    Kerri Eyler says:

    Kerri, Woodsboro, MD
    A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30 NIV

  13. 1113
    Sheila Palmer says:

    Sheila from Mount Airy, NC- “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13(NIV)

  14. 1114
    Sarah says:

    Remington, VA

    Psalm 91:11

    For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

  15. 1115
    Emily Lawyer says:

    Arlington, VA

    Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Psalm 126:5

  16. 1116
    Sheri New says:

    Sheri New from Atlanta, TX

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

    Psalm 34:12 NKJV

  17. 1117
    Kelly says:

    Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous, Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

  18. 1118
    Lori Jensen says:

    Lori Jensen, Mountain View, WY
    “Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.” 1 Corinthians 13:6

  19. 1119
    Nitsa says:

    Nitsa from Eugene, OR. “Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24 ESV

  20. 1120
    Kim Morris says:

    Kim, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in Him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5, NIV

  21. 1121
    Mary Gray says:

    Mary Gray, Fieldale, VA, “And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 NIV

  22. 1122
    Roni Ash Long says:

    Roni- Demopolis, Alabama (a little late- sorry) “God in His holy dwelling is a father of the fatherless and a champion of widows.”
    ‭Psalms‬ ‭68:5‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  23. 1123
    Marilyn Brown says:

    Marilyn Brown in The Plains,OH says:
    ” I am still confident of this: that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
    Ps.27:13-14 NIV

  24. 1124
    Pat S. says:

    Pat S., Lago Vista, TX
    “For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
    1 Corinthians 3:9 NIV

  25. 1125
    Danyelle says:

    Kingwood, TX

    I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭77:11-12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  26. 1126
    Sandy says:

    Sandy from Ft. Gibson, OK
    I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
    Philipians 3:14 NIV

  27. 1127
    Mary Annis Witt says:

    Mary Annis Witt, Jacksonville, TX

    “We love him, because he first loved us. I John 4:19 (KJV)

  28. 1128
    Cher Goeder says:

    Cher Goeder Toledo, OH II Timothy 2:23-26 HCSB
    “But reject foolish & ignorant disputes, knowing that they breed quarrels. The Lord’s slaves must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient, instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance leading them to the knowledge of the truth. Then they may come to their senses and escape the Devil’s trap, having been captured by him to do his will.”

  29. 1129
    Zoey says:

    Zoey PACNW

    Psalms 51:6

    Surely you desire truth in the inner parts;
    you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

  30. 1130
    Johnine Adomitis says:

    Johnine from Anna, Texas

    Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation – but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.

    Romans 8:12

  31. 1131
    Rita says:

    Rita, Splendora, Tx

    Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall He
    teach in the way He chooses.

    Psalm 25:12

  32. 1132
    AnnaMarie Lohr says:

    AnnaMarie Lohr from Pittsburgh, PA
    ” But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Galatians 5:22-23 NLT

  33. 1133
    Cynthia Leverett says:

    Cynthia from Brooklyn Park, MN

    Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ “. Matthew 4:4 (NIV)

  34. 1134
    Deb Morse says:

    Deb from Lancaster, PA

    Yes, our protection comes from the LORD, and he, the Holy One of Israel has given us our king. Psalm 89:18 NLT

  35. 1135
    Robin says:

    Robin from Leo, IN “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” John 16:22 NIV

  36. 1136
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl in Fairhope’s 6/15 scripture 🙂 – “But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.” (Romans 8:10 NIV)

  37. 1137
    Heather Wilkinson says:

    Heather Wilkinson
    Springfield, VA

    Matt 7:26-27 (NIV)
    But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.

  38. 1138
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Harleysville PA
    Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5:7-8 ESV

  39. 1139
    Heather says:

    Heather from Cypress, Texas
    Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Phil 2:12 NIV

  40. 1140
    Sharon says:

    Sharon from the United States

    Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it: (Isaiah 42:5 ESV)

  41. 1141
    Joy From Venice, FL says:

    For the pagans run after all these things, and your Heavenly Father knows that you need them.
    Matthew 6:32 NIV

  42. 1142
    Carol White says:

    Carol W from Virginia Beach, VA – I am sending him-who is my very heart-back to you. Philemon 12 – NIV

  43. 1143
    Abigail says:

    Abigail from Chattanooga, TN

    My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
    John 15:12-13

  44. 1144
    Kathy says:

    Kathy Leamington Ontario Canada

    “His divine power has given us everything we need
    for life and godliness…” contd next time

    2 Peter 1:3

  45. 1145
    Sarah Boyd says:

    1 Samuel 1:27 NIV

    I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I ask of Him.

  46. 1146
    Carol Hulin says:

    Carol, Kitchener, ON

    …they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. Ps 91:12NIV

  47. 1147

    Dear Mama Beth and fellow Siesta’s, I hope it’s ok to join you, even though I missed the last 11.
    I have begun the Entrusted series and so here is my verse.

    Angie, IL. 2 Timothy‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.”

  48. 1148
    Simone says:

    Simone, Birmingham, AL
    And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say. For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say. Luke 12:11-12

  49. 1149
    Ally says:

    Houston tx
    “Why? Because the Master won’t ever walk out and fail to return. If he works severely, he also works tenderly. His stockpiles of loyal love are immense. He takes no pleasure in making life hard, in throwing roadblocks in the way:”
    ‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:31-33‬ ‭MSG‬‬

  50. 1150
    Kay Tucker says:

    Kay Tucker, Elyria, OH

    “Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.”

    Hebrews 7:25 KJV

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