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. 551
    Vivian says:

    Vivian, Birmingham, Alabama

    Lead me by Your truth and teach me, for You are the God who saves me.
    All day long I put my hope in You. Psalm 25:5 NLT

  2. 552
    Kelly JS says:

    Moose Jaw, SK
    “”Remember the former things long past,
    For I am God, and there is no other;
    I am God, and there is no one like Me
    Declaring the end from the beginning,
    And from ancient times things which have not been done,
    Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And
    I will accomplish all My good pleasure’.
    Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass.
    I have planned it, surely I will do it.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭46:9-11‬(b). NASB‬‬

  3. 553
    Amy Andrews says:

    Amy Andrews, Bellaire, Texas
    Asking God, the glorious father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you may grow in your knowledge of God. Ephesians 1:17 NLT

  4. 554
    Nancy Bradshaw says:

    Nancy Bradshaw Melbourne, Florida

    Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Ephesians 4:14 NIV

  5. 555
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Wellington, KS – “I had heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.” Job 42:5

  6. 556
    Cyndi Patterson says:

    Cyndi Patterson
    Bloomdale, OH

    “Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered His people out of Egypt , but later destroyed those who did not believe.” — Jude 5 (NIV)

  7. 557
    Christy says:

    Christy, St. Clements, Ontario

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

  8. 558
    Kim Emmerich says:

    Kim Emmerich
    Dickinson, ND

    Psalm 145:4 ESV
    One generation shall commend Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.

  9. 559
    Carol Tippie says:

    Carol, Cincinnati, OH
    Your words were found, and I ate them,
    And your words became to me a joy
    And the delight of my heart,
    For I am called by your name,
    O Lord, God of hosts.
    Jeremiah 15:16, ESV

  10. 560
    Deanna glass says:

    Perry, GA
    Psalm 25:5 NASB

    Lead me in Your truth and teach me,For You are the God of my salvation For You I wait all the day.

  11. 561
    Deb Nelson says:

    Deb from Aledo, IL

    Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3 KJV

  12. 562
    Julie Stamey says:

    You will not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by – Psalm 91:5 ESV
    Julie, Nederland TX

    • 562.1
      Terri says:

      Have you read Psalm 91 by Peggy Joyce Ruth. Real life stories of God’s shield of protection. Fabulous book, it’s a game changer.

  13. 563
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl from Aubrey, TX: “I and the Father are one.” John 10:30 NIV

  14. 564
    Angela Cottrell says:

    God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
    Ephesians 1:5 NLT

  15. 565
    Johannah says:

    Johannah, Alexandria

    “The more talk, the less truth; the wise measure their words.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:19‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    • 565.1
      Kisha Majors says:

      Kisha Majors from Wylie, TX: “I am the true vine, and my father the vinedresser. (2) Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes that it may bear more fruit.” John 15: 1-2 NKJV

  16. 566
    Valerie says:

    Valerie ~ Shawnee, OK
    “I pray that out of his glorious riches he many strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.”
    Ephesians 3:16 NIV

  17. 567
    Brandi says:

    Brandi from Elizabethtown, KY: “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:32‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  18. 568
    Elizabeth Mitchell says:

    Elizabeth Mitchell- living in Haverhill, England- 2 Timothy 1:7 (AMPC) “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.”

  19. 569
    Anne says:

    Anne from Parma, Ohio

    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12, NIV

  20. 570
    Amy Hawk says:

    Amy, hood river oregon, “Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.” Psalm 45:5, NIV

  21. 571
    Nancy Thomas says:

    Nancy from Birmingham, AL
    But when he asks, he must believe & not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
    James 1:6 NIV

  22. 572
    Phyllis says:

    Gilmer, Tx
    NIV Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst.
    John 4:14

  23. 573
    Sandra says:

    Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Oh let Israel say, His lovingkindness is everlasting.

    Psalms 118:1-2 NAS

  24. 574
    Vicki Creed says:

    So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe.
    Hebrews 4:14 NLT

  25. 575
    Gina says:

    Gina from Rosamond, Ca
    Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
    John 8:12 NASB

  26. 576
    Becca says:

    Becca, TN

    For in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’
    Acts 17:28

  27. 577
    Kim Lee says:

    Kim Lee, Faison, NC: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says the Lord, “thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)

  28. 578
    Kerry Pedigo says:

    Kerry, Nederland TX
    Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.
    2 Timothy 2:15 NLT

  29. 579
    Crystal says:

    Crystal from Durham, NC

    “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?”
    -‭‭Numbers‬ ‭23:19‬‬ ESV

  30. 580
    Bonnie Jackson says:

    Bonnie Jackson – Lockport, IL
    Romans 12:15-16 “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.” (NIV)

  31. 581
    Connie Worley says:

    You hem me in behind and before, and You lay Your hand upon me.

    Psalm 139:5 NIV App

  32. 582
    Robin Wickman says:

    Robin Wickman, Eli, NE – “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:21‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  33. 583
    Vonnie Baker says:

    Vonnie Baker
    Marble Hill MO

    I love the Lord because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Psalm 116-1 KJV

  34. 584
    Nancy Gordon says:

    Nancy Gordon
    Lafayette IN
    You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. Psalm119:114 NIV

  35. 585
    Lynette says:

    Lynette, Nadhville, TN: Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (‭Psalms‬ ‭27‬:‭14‬ ESV)

  36. 586
    Sheila Palmer says:

    Sheila from Mount Airy, NC: “It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” 1 Corinthians 13:5(NIV)

  37. 587
    Pam Larson says:

    “Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.”
    Lamentations 3:22 NIV

  38. 588
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Russellville, AR

    Turn me away from wanting any other plan than yours. Revive my heart toward you. Psalm 119:37 TLB

  39. 589
    Steph Miyoshi says:

    Stephanie M., Irvine, CA

    “Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.” (Psalm 40:4, NIV)

  40. 590
    Erin G Riner says:

    Erin G Riner Delaware, OK
    You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies
    by day

    Psalm 91:NIV

    • 590.1
      Erin G Riner says:

      Erin G Riner, Delaware, OK

      You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day

      Psalm 91:5 NIV

  41. 591
    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia from Fort Worth – II Tim. 4:3 (NIV) For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

  42. 592
    Diane Ellison says:

    Diane Ellison from Littleton, CO

    But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is the light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: “Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you.”

    Ephesians 5:13-14

  43. 593
    Erin Smith says:

    Erin. Everett, WA. Matt 6:25 ESV 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?

  44. 594
    Lynnet Asselta says:

    Lynnet Asselta from Flower Mound, TX: “And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.” John 17:5 NIV

  45. 595
    marcy woodcock says:

    Psalm 139:5 (NIV)

    “You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.”

  46. 596
    Narda Kirkpatrick says:

    Memphis, Tn
    ” But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.” 1 Corinthians 6:17 ESV

  47. 597
    Robin Byrd says:

    Robin Byrd, Columbia, South Carolina

    “Preach the Word, be prepared in season
    and out of season; correct, rebuke, and
    encourage….. with great patience
    and careful instruction”

    2 Timothy 4:2 NIV

  48. 598
    Kristi Schnipke says:

    Kristi Schnipke, Dayton, Ohio
    Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
    1 Corinthians 13:4‭-‬5 ESV

  49. 599
    Janice Holmes says:

    Verse 5, Jan, Gulf Breeze, FL. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”. 2 Corinthians 4:18. NIV

  50. 600
    Chris MacRae says:

    Chris M, Seattle, WA
    He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false.
    Psalm 24:4 NIV

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