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. 251
    Linda Neely says:

    Linda from Chester, VA
    “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body & knit them together in my mother’s womb.”
    Psalm 139:13

  2. 252
    Heather Glover says:

    Heather from Northern Ireland

    The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing. He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.

    Psalm 33 v 10 NKJV

  3. 253
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Louisa, VA

    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. ~ 2nd Cor. 4:18 (NIV)

  4. 254
    Kristen says:

    Kristen Schwark
    Indianapolis, IN

    I am sending him – who is my very heart back to you
    ~Philemon 12 NIV

  5. 255
    Debbie Whitman says:

    Debbie W., Prattville, AL

    But we are citizens of heaven where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our savior.

    Phillipians 3:20

  6. 256
    Suellen says:

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

    Philippians 2:3 NIV

  7. 257
    Beth says:

    Beth Lewis, Story City, Iowa
    “Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You. But the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.”
    Psalm 139:12, NKJ

  8. 258
    Steph Miyoshi says:

    Steph, Irvine, CA

    “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11, NIV)

  9. 259
    Candice Simpson says:

    Candice Simpson in Nashville, TN

    James 3: 1-4 (HCSB)
    Not many should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive a stricter judgment, for we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature man who is also able to control his whole body. Now when we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we also guide the whole animal. And consider ships: Though very large and driven by fierce winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.

  10. 260
    Carol C McLaren says:

    Carol from Pinon, Arizona-Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and the sexually immoral. Hebrews 13:4 NIV

  11. 261
    Donna Becker, Woodburn, IN says:

    James 1:5,6 (NIV) If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

  12. 262
    Cindy Kircher says:

    Cindy, Franklin TN: “distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  13. 263
    Kim Freeman says:

    Kim Freeman Fort Worth Texas, Psalm 139:12 NIV
    Even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

  14. 264
    barbara faucette says:

    barbara, perkasie, pa
    “For the angel of the LORD is a guard; He surrounds and defends all who fear Him. Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in Him!”
    Psalm 34:7-8 NLT

  15. 265
    Soni Buckalew says:

    Soni from Gulfport, MS – Ecclesiastes 4:6 ESV
    Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and striving after wind.

  16. 266
    Megan Tilley says:

    Megan, Lafayette, Louisiana

    I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart.
    Philemon 12

  17. 267
    Linda Hammett says:

    Linda Hammett from Wake Forest, NC says:
    “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-
    discipline.”( 2 Timothy 1:7,NIV)

  18. 268
    Lori Causyn says:

    Lori Causyn, Kenora, Ontario
    I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
    Psalm 69:30 ESV

  19. 269
    Joyce M.Jones says:

    Joyce Jones, Colleyville, TX: “but .even in darkness I cannot hide from you”.Psalm 139:12 NLT

  20. 270
    Sherri Medford says:

    Sherri Medford from Abilene, Tx
    O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.
    Psalm 30:2 ESV

  21. 271
    Kelly JS says:

    Moose Jaw, SK Canada
    But thanks be to God,
    who always leads us triumphantly in Christ
    and through us spreads everywhere
    the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.
    For we are to God the sweet aroma of Christ
    among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

    2 Corinthians 2:14&15 Berean Study Bible

  22. 272
    Terri Plumlee says:

    Terri Plumlee, Stamford, Tx
    O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.
    Psalm 30:2 ESV

  23. 273

    New Braunfels, TX
    And the Lord is the One who goes ahead of you. He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deut. 31:8 NASB

  24. 274
    Kathy Krimsky says:

    Kathy, Houston, TX
    James 1:5
    If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

  25. 275
    JulieB says:

    Sharpsburg Ga
    Phil 4:8 NET
    “Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.”

  26. 276
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, St. Catharines, ON
    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
    Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)

  27. 277
    Glenda Willard says:

    Glenda Willard from Farmington, NM

    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

  28. 278
    Debbie Peters says:

    Debbie Peters – Bassett, Virginia
    John 3:8 NIV
    The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the spirit.

  29. 279
    Guinevere Shapiola says:

    Guinevere, South Bend, IN

    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

  30. 280
    Susan McAnally says:

    Susan from Pittsburgh, PA

    Through Him, therefore, let us at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.

    Hebrews 13:15 (AMP)

  31. 281
    Jacki Schneider says:

    Jacki from Grandville, MI

    “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
    And in His word I do hope”
    Psalm 130:5, NKJV

  32. 282
    Deborah Starkey says:

    Deborah Starkey, Proctorville, Ohio

    Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,
    Ephesians 3:20 ESV

  33. 283
    Susan Kolb says:

    Susan Kolb, Slidell, LA

    As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
    Colossians 2:6-7, NKJV

  34. 284
    Dawn Blount says:

    Dallas, GA
    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Col. 3:15 NIV

  35. 285
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda Edmunds from Milton, WV
    “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD Himself, is the Rock eternal.” Isaiah 26:3-4 NIV

  36. 286
    Lisa Curtis says:

    Lisa Curtis
    Jackson, MO

    You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Psalm 23:5

  37. 287
    Carol Lage says:

    Carol Lage. Jefferson City, MO

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

    2 Tim 1:7. NKJ

  38. 288
    Sheree D., Iredell, TX says:

    Luke 16:10A NLT

    Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won’t be faithful in large ones.

  39. 289
    Allie McDonald says:

    Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil inthe heavenly places.
    Allie Wheaton Illinois

  40. 290
    Amy Andrews says:

    Amy Andrews, Bellaire, TX
    We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets it self up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
    2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)

  41. 291
    Cyndi Patterson says:

    Cyndi Patterson, Bloomdale, OH

    “These men are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm–shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted–twice dead.” Jude 12 (NIV)

  42. 292
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Wellington, KS – And now, dear brothers and sisters, let me say one more thing as I close this letter. Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8 NLT

  43. 293
    Dana Goodwin says:

    Dana Ashland, KY

    “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
    1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV

  44. 294
    Theresa Huck says:

    Theresa Huck, Cheyenne, WY

    Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

    Matthew 6:25 NIV

    Happy Birthday BETH!!!

  45. 295
    Laura Beatie says:

    Laura in Aurora, MO:

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

    Colossians 3:12 NIV

  46. 296
    Bonnie Jackson says:

    Bonnie Jackson from Lockport,IL
    “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, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
    Ephesians 3:20‭-‬21 NIV

  47. 297
    WhittyWife says:

    Lindsay ~ Dedham, Maine

    Let all that you do be done in love.

    1 Corinthians 16:14 (ESV)

  48. 298
    ruth Schick says:

    Ruth Schick, Brookville, Ohio

    Who then is the man that fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him.
    Psalm 25:12 NIV

  49. 299
    Anjanette says:

    You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
    Matthew 5:14 NLT

  50. 300
    Claire Phillips says:

    Claire Phillips, Topeka, KS

    Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:17 (KJV)

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