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. 1201
    Debbie Fasano says:

    Debbie from Illinois:
    “I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin.” – Psalm 38:18. ESV

  2. 1202
    Cathy Smiley says:

    Cathy Smiley
    Westminster, CO
    “The Lord will protect you from all harm;
    he will protect your life.” Psalm 121:7 HCSB

  3. 1203
    Kristen Jeuick says:

    Kristen from Rockville, VA: And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty leftover to share with others. 2 Cor. 9:8 NIV

  4. 1204
    Lauren Gross says:

    Lauren Gross, Pineville, LA

    “instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,”

    Titus 2:12 NASB

  5. 1205
    Danelle from CO says:

    “Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.” Hebrews 12:12 (NIV).

  6. 1206
    Leisha Carr says:

    Leisha Luverne, AL

    Proverbs 14:13

    “Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief.”

  7. 1207
    Shonda Vielbig says:

    Shonda Vielbig, Ventura, CA
    Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.
    Proverbs 3:5-6 (MSG)

  8. 1208
    Dorelle Hogan says:

    Dorelle Hogan from Hot Springs, AR, “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and thankful heart.” Colossians 4:2 (NLT)

  9. 1209

    Cara, Parker CO: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth, Philippians 2:10 NLT

  10. 1210
    Becky Bigbie says:

    Becky Bigbie from Highland Village, Tx

    For I have told you often before’ and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows, they are really enemies of the cross. Phil 3:18 NLV

  11. 1211
    Amarilis says:

    9No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.
    10By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
    11For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
    12We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous.
    13Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.
    14We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love our brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.
    15Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
    16By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

  12. 1212
    Addie Ables says:

    Addie Ables, Marble Falls, TX
    “…even the darkness is not dark to You; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.” Psalm 139:12 ESV

  13. 1213
    Missie Ables says:

    Missie Ables, Marble Falls, TX

    “For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is His name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth He is called.” Isaiah 54:5 ESV

  14. 1214
    Carol Hartley says:

    Carol Hartley Montgomery Al

    Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
    I Corinthians 13:8 (NIV)

  15. 1215
    Carol Burns says:

    Carol Burns from Round Rock

    “Then your light will appear like the dawn and your recovery will come quickly. Your righteousness will go before you and the Lord’s glory will be your rear guard.”
    Isaiah 58:8 (HCSB)

  16. 1216
    Marla Brown says:

    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 NIV

  17. 1217
    Beth Kellett says:

    Beth ~ Calgary Canada

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

  18. 1218
    Janine Lingner says:

    Janine – Corona, CA(sorry, life has caused me to fall a bit behind. hoping I can still be part of SSMT)
    “Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:15-17 NIV

  19. 1219
    Sherry Lee says:

    Sherry – Owensboro, KY
    “Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place,
    Job 38:12 NIV

  20. 1220
    Andrea Spray says:

    Andy Spray – Centreville, VA

    “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful…” 1 Corinthians 10:13a

  21. 1221
    Karen, Kingston,OK says:

    John 5:17

    Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets, I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

  22. 1222
    Christina says:

    Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous? Psalms 34:12 NLT

  23. 1223
    Katera McMillan says:

    Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. James 1:27 NKJV

  24. 1224
    Ginger Hawthorne says:

    Ginger Hawthorne, Cypress, Texas

    “She opens her hand to the poor
    and reaches out her hands to the
    needy.”

    Proverbs 31:20 (ESV)

  25. 1225
    Sherry Spencer says:

    For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. Colossians 1:16 ESV
    Sherry from Momence, IL

  26. 1226
    Jana Reser says:

    Jana Reser, Wilmington, Ohio
    Psalm 25:15 NIV
    My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release me from the snare.

  27. 1227
    AnnaMarie Lohr says:

    AnnaMarie, Pittsburgh, PA
    “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, Oh Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8 NIV

  28. 1228
    Poorna Diaz says:

    Poorna Diaz, Reston, Virginia: “As you read over what I have written to you, you’ll be able to see for yourselves into the mystery of Christ. None of our ancestors understood this. Only in our time has it been made clear by God’s Spirit through his holy apostles and prophets of this new order. The mystery is that people who have never heard of God and those who have heard of him all their lives (what I’ve been calling outsiders and insiders) stand on the same ground before God. They get the same offer, same help, same promises in Christ Jesus. The Message is accessible and welcoming to everyone, across the board.” Ephesians 3.4-6 (MSG)

  29. 1229
    Ali Contois says:

    Ali C., Pleasanton, CA- “Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.” Romans 6:8 (ESV)

  30. 1230
    Pat says:

    “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by Him we cry, Abba, Father.”
    Romans 8:15 NIV
    Pat
    Crawfordsville, IN

  31. 1231
    Lacy says:

    Lacy, Eugene, OR

    Who has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 2 Timothy 1:9 (NIV)

  32. 1232
    Claudia Hartwig says:

    Claudia from Edmond, Ok

    “Because You are my Helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings.” Psalm 63:7 (NLT)

  33. 1233
    Sherry says:

    Sherry from Edmond, OK

    “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.” I Peter 4:8

  34. 1234
    Jody Bowhay says:

    Jody Bowhay in Huntsville, AL Psalm 63:10 NIV

    They will be given over to the sword and become food for the jackals.

  35. 1235
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Greenfield, Indiana

    How beautiful upon the mountains
    are the feet of him who brings good news,
    who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
    who publishes salvation,
    who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”

    Isaiah 52:7 ESV

  36. 1236
    Heather in Austin says:

    All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord,
    And they shall glorify Your name. Ps 86:9 nasb

  37. 1237
    Laura Jungeblut says:

    Laura J. Katy, TX

    2 Corinthians 4:18. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary you but what is unseen is eternal.
    NIV

  38. 1238
    Debbie Laureen says:

    “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me-the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.
    Acts 20:24

  39. 1239
    Patrice McKinney says:

    Patrice, Midland, TX

    I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

    John 15:5 NIV

  40. 1240
    Rhonda Douglas says:

    Rhonda, Houston, TX

    Psalm 25:14 NIV

    The LORD confides in those who fear Him; He makes His convent known to them.

  41. 1241
    Kathy Rowland says:

    I submitted this on June 16 @ 6:53 AM- not showing in archive

    All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
    for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
    Psalm 25:10 (ESV)

  42. 1242
    Kim Morris says:

    Kim, Richmond, Tx, “Finally, brothers, 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.” Phil 4:8, (NIV)

  43. 1243
    Sadie Keech says:

    Sadie Keech

    Ephesians 4:4-6 HCSB

    “There is one body and one spirit- just as you were called to one hope at your calling- one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all”

  44. 1244
    Lisa Rioux says:

    John 15:7
    If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

  45. 1245
    Mayela Parsons says:

    Colossians 3:3 (NKJV)
    3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

    Colossians 3:3 (LBLA)
    3 Porque habéis muerto, y vuestra vida está escondida con Cristo en Dios.

  46. 1246
    Stacey R Emmott says:

    Stacey, Tomball Eph: 3 NIV

    For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles.

  47. 1247
    Judy Googins says:

    Judy, Tyler,Texas
    ” You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures forever.” Psalm16:11. ESV

  48. 1248
    Pam Tucker says:

    Pam Tucker
    Fairhope, AL

    “so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:4 NASB

  49. 1249
    Sherry Youngblood says:

    Sherry, Jay, OK
    Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved-you and your household. Acts 16:31 (NIV)

  50. 1250
    Tara Milligan says:

    Tara Milligan, Stigler, OK. “As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took His seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of His head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.” Daniel 7:9, NIV

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