SSMT 2017: Verse 5!



Hi! I am K-Mac, the 2nd Kimberly M. in the office, hence the nickname. I couldn’t be happier to finally at least sound like I was cool with this name.

I have had the privilege of being a part of Living Proof Ministries in either a volunteer or staff role for about 13 years.  [Every time I have to calculate the years, I think, “How can that be?!” Grin.]

When trying to focus in on what my next memory verse would be, a single verse kept coming to mind: the familiar Matthew 6:33,  Seek first the kingdom of God…  It kept showing up in sermons, in devotionals, on Instagram, at church, etc. so I figured I had better start there, even though it seemed a bit of a cop-out because I already knew the verse. So I started looking up different translations and finally landed on including the little section of 9 verses in Matthew 6 that ends with verse 33.  Having done a fair amount of “casting my cares” (1 Peter 5:7) to God last year regarding anxiety, I was blown away to find this section also addresses anxiety. I guess Jesus and I still have some ground to take in this area. [If you also struggle with areas of anxiety, I highly recommend you watch Beth’s TV teaching called “The Basket Case” on our LPM App, and especially take the time to do the Action Guide once you get to Part 4!] And how fun is this: I just learned that this teaching will re-air on TBN beginning tonight!

I love knowing that what I felt might have been a random selection of Scripture, He has a strategic purpose. And, wow, have I found choosing a portion of Scripture is much easier for my mind to remember than scattered verses!

Keep keeping at it, my SSMT partners!

Matthew 6:25-33 (ESV) – Do Not Be Anxious

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.


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  1. 451
    Shannon Hogg says:

    Shannon, Mandeville
    “And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit”. Ephesians 2:22

  2. 452
    Linda Trammell says:

    Linda from Conyers, GA
    1 Peter 3:12 KJV
    For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

  3. 453
    Patrice Emrie says:

    “Then you will win favor and good name in the sight of God and man.” Proverbs 3:4 (NIV)

  4. 454
    Lisa Wyatt says:

    Lisa, West Des Moines, IA “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

  5. 455
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Providence

    But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us,even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
    Ephesians 2:4-7 RSV

  6. 456
    Louise Shytle says:

    Loving the Lord God, obeying Him and holding fast to Him, for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the lord gave to your ancestors,to Abraham to Isaac and
    To Jacob.

    Deuteronomy 30: 20 NIV

  7. 457
    Nita Haag says:

    Nita Haag, Spokane Valley, WA
    “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
    Galatians 6:2 NIV

  8. 458
    Tanya MacKay says:

    Tanya from Moose Jaw, Canada. Zephaniah 3:17 NIV: “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

  9. 459
    Jody Emmons says:

    And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:24 (NKJV)

  10. 460
    Kathy Krimsky says:

    Kathy, Houston, TX
    Matthew 6:25 (NIV)
    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?

  11. 461
    Lesley says:

    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Romans 8:2 (NIV)
    Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

  12. 462
    Deb Mountsier says:

    Deb Mountsier
    Mason, Ohio
    2 Corinthians 3:17
    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

  13. 463
    Sherri Brady says:

    Sherri Brady, Raleigh, NC ~ By your steadfastness and patient endurance you shall win the true life of your souls. Luke 21:19 AMP

  14. 464
    Lee Ann Stonehouse says:

    Lee Ann Stonehouse, Fairhope, AL
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4: 6-7 NIV

  15. 465
    Connie says:

    Connie – Fulton, KY
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 NIV 1984

  16. 466
    Sharon Whitledge says:

    Sharon, Little Rock. In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
    I Thessalonians 5:18

  17. 467
    Linda Proffitt says:

    Linda Proffitt
    Louisville, KY

    I Peter 1:4 -ESV
    4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,

  18. 468
    Kathy Bowles Wetherington says:

    Kathy Wetherington, Englewood, FL. To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.
    In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

  19. 469
    Sue Stingu says:

    Sue, Troy Michigan
    Romans 8: 7 & 8 NIV
    The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

  20. 470
    Mary says:

    Mary, Chandler, OK

    No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

    Psalm 25:3 NIV

  21. 471
    Carol White says:

    Carol W – Virginia Beach, VA-because I hear about your love for all His holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. – Philemon 5 – NIV

  22. 472
    Gwen says:

    Gwen from Billings, MT:
    Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.

  23. 473
    Patricia Unger says:

    “And my God will supply your every need according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”

    Philippians 4:19 The NET Bible

  24. 474
    Margaret O'Neil says:

    Margaret from Beattie, KS

    He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you
    will find refuge, His truth is your shield and armor.

    Psalm 91:4 (God’s Word)

  25. 475
    Lisa Curtis says:

    Lisa Curtis, Jackson, MO

    Search for the Lord and his strength, always seek his presence. 1 chronicles 16:11 GW

  26. 476
    Sallie Russ says:

    Sallie Russ, Greenwood, SC “For this gospel I was appointed a herald, apostle, and teacher, 12 and that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One I have believed in and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day. 13 Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing entrusted to you.” 2 Timothy 1:11-14 HCSB

  27. 477
    Abbey Towles Russ says:

    Abbey Towles Russ, Greenwood, SC “For this gospel I was appointed a herald, apostle, and teacher, 12 and that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One I have believed in and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day. 13 Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing entrusted to you.” 2 Timothy 1:11-14 HCSB

  28. 478
    Jerri says:

    Jerr, Wimberley TX. “Avoid godless chatter because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.” 2 Timothy 2:16. NIV

  29. 479
    Allison Mayes says:

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    Wait patiently for the Lord.
    Be brave and courageous.
    Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
    Psalms 27:14 NLT

  30. 480
    Dawn Adams says:

    Dawn Adams, Marrero, LA
    Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 NLT

  31. 481
    Cindy Matter says:

    Cindy, North Potomac: For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. ~ Isaiah 43:9 NLT

  32. 482
    Siesta Susan says:

    Susan Young from Fairhope, AL

    “You hem me in- behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:5 (NIV)

  33. 483
    Linda says:

    Linda, Fort Collins, CO
    The Spirit of the sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor,
    He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted,
    To proclaim freedom for the captives
    And release from darkness for the prisoners.
    Isaiah 61:1, NIV

  34. 484
    LeeAnn Robinson says:

    LeeAnn, Pamplin, Va

    You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

    1 John 4:4

  35. 485
    Audrey says:

    Audrey~Lebanon, Indiana
    Romans 6:19 NIV
    I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.

  36. 486
    Regina Coleman says:

    Regina Coleman – Salado, TX

    In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

    Psalm 5:3 NIV

  37. 487
    Tessa Woodcock says:

    The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.

    Psalm 145:9

  38. 488
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Lincoln, IL

    Psalm 34:2 NIV

    My soul will boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

  39. 489
    Heather says:

    Heather from Sherwood, OR
    “These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.” Hebrews 11:39-40 NIV

  40. 490
    Justine Sama says:

    Justine Sama, Fort Worth, TX
    “You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:5‬ ‭NLT

  41. 491
    Beth Holcomb says:

    Beth H. from Anderson, IN: “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.” 2 Corinthians 4:3 NIV

  42. 492
    Olivia C. says:

    Olivia C. from Georgetown, TX: “Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the earth–everyone who is called by My Name, whom I created for My glory, whom I formed and made.” Isaiah 43:5-7 NIV

  43. 493
    Cathy Robinson says:

    Cathy, Chester, England

    Psalm 100:4-5 (NIVUK)

    4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
    5 For the Lord is good and his love endures for ever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.

  44. 494
    Dawn says:

    Dawn – Pampa, TX
    This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

  45. 495
    Julie Crow says:

    Julie. Bentonville, AR
    Because of Christ and our faith in Him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. Ephesians 3:12 NLT

  46. 496
    Janice says:

    Janice, Springdale, AR

    ” So we look not at the things which are seen but at the things which are unseen;
    for the things which are visible are temporal (just brief and fleeting) but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable.”
    2 Corinthians 4:18 AMP

  47. 497
    Karen Thiessen says:

    Karen Thiessen
    Everett, WA
    Colossians 3:14 (NIV)
    And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

  48. 498
    Debra Vining says:

    Debra Vining Jacksonville FL “Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:13‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  49. 499
    Theresa Huck says:

    Theresa Huck – Cheyenne WY
    from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. Ephesians 3:15 NIV

  50. 500
    Gretchen Heilmann says:

    Gretchen, Gahanna, Ohio

    And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.
    2 Corinthians 4:3 NIV

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