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. 601
    Jill says:

    Jill, Dunedin, FL
    You have lived on eart in luxury and self-indulgence . You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.
    James 5:5 NIV

  2. 602
    Amy V. says:

    Amy V. From Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Psm 119:61 & 62, NLT

    Evil people try to drag me into sin, but I am firmly anchored to your instructions. I rise at midnight to thank you for your just regulations.

  3. 603
    Liz says:

    Liz from Edmond, OK

    People plan their path, but the Lord secures their steps.

    Proverbs 16:9 CEB

  4. 604
    Carley Codner says:

    Whoever forgives someone’s sin makes a friend, but gossiping about the sun breaks up friendships. ❤️

    Proverbs 17:9

  5. 605
    Ashley Asselta says:

    Ashley Asselta from Waco, TX: “He predestined us for adoption as sons through Christ Jesus, according to the purpose of his will” Ephesians 1:5 ESV

  6. 606

    “I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭62:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  7. 607
    Rachel Wanzer says:

    Rachel Wanzer Owasso, OK
    The LORD is my light and my salvation –
    whom shall I fear?
    The LORD is the stronghold of my life –
    in whom shall I be afraid?
    Psalm 27:1 NIV

  8. 608
    Darbi French says:

    D. French, Mount Vernon, Oh

    Matthew 6:25
    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?

  9. 609
    Donna says:

    Donna, Mountain View, MO
    “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that You have done; I ponder the work of Your hands.” Psalm 143:5 ESV

  10. 610
    Amanda B says:

    Amanda B from Valdosta, GA.

    I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.

    Job 19:25

  11. 611
    Laura Grassi says:

    Laura Grassi, Denver, CO
    For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.
    Hebrews 10:14 ESV

  12. 612
    Lisa Taylor says:

    Lisa – Blue Ridge, VA
    In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
    Romans 8:26, NIV

  13. 613
    Peggy Welch says:

    Peggy Welch from Bloomington, Indiana. Jeremiah 20:9, Amplified: If I say, I will not make mention of the Lord or speak any more in His name, in my mind and heart it is as if there were a burning fire shut up in my bones. And I am very weary of enduring and holding it in; I cannot contain it any longer.

  14. 614
    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia from Brooklyn Park, MN
    Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. NIV 1 Peter 1:13

  15. 615
    Dedra Curtice says:

    Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure. And washed my hands in innocence;For I have been stricken all day long And chastened every morning. If I had said, “I will speak thus,” Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children. When I pondered to understand this, it was troublesome in my sight. Psalm 73:13-16

  16. 616
    Mary Ruth Franklin says:

    Mary Ruth Franklin
    Lanexa, VA

    The law of the Lord is perfect,
    reviving the soul;
    the testimony of the Lord is sure,
    making wise the simple;
    the precepts of the Lord are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
    the commandment of the Lord is pure,
    enlightening the eyes;
    the fear of the Lord is clean,
    enduring forever;
    the rules of the Lord are true,
    and righteous altogether.
    Psalm 19:7-9 (ESV)

  17. 617
    Lyn says:

    Lyn Steriti-Pelham NH

    Teach me your way O Lord and I will walk in your truth
    Give me an undivided heart that I may fear Your name.
    I will praise You, O Lord my God will all my heart
    I will glorify You name forever.

    Ps. 86:11-12. NIV

  18. 618
    Brenda Handy says:

    Brenda, Collinston, La.

    “From now on, then, we do not know anyone in a purely human way. Even if we have known Christ in a purely human way, yet now we no longer know Him in this way. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 HCSB

  19. 619
    Christine says:

    of Media. Col 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. ESV

  20. 620
    Shelly Elston says:

    Shelly Elston, Portland, OR

    When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
    Psalm 126:1

  21. 621
    Jen says:

    Jen from Wyoming

    For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. 1Peter 3:12 NIV

  22. 622
    Jane Baker says:

    Jane Baker from Pontiac, IL: “Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!” Psalm 119:5 (NIV 1988)

  23. 623
    Carolyn Dypsky says:

    Carolyn from Bishopville, MD

    “For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his dear Son,” Colossians 1:13 NLT

  24. 624
    Karessa says:

    Karessa H., Peoria, IL

    For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
    Romans 3:23 ESV

    But God shows HIs love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
    Romans 5:8 ESV

  25. 625
    Alison Sparre says:

    ““Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19–21, ESV)

  26. 626
    Angela Evon says:

    Be still and know that I Am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

    – KJV

  27. 627
    Tina Shelton says:

    Tina Shelton-Richmond,TX

    How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them. Psalm 139:17 NIV

  28. 628
    Alissa says:

    Alissa Wise from Lexington, SC: “Now when Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to Him, and He began to teach them.” Matthew 5:1-2 (NIV)

  29. 629
    Angela Evon says:

    Be still and know that I Am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

    Ps. 46:10 – KJV

  30. 630
    Deborah Solid from Norcross, Georgia says:

    “Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.” I Thessalonians 5:6 (NKJV)

  31. 631
    Kim Freeman says:

    Kim Freeman Fort Worth Texas Psalm 139:5 NIV
    You hem me in behind and before and you lay your hand upon me.

  32. 632
    Ellie Gosnell says:

    Ellie, Lady Lake, FL

    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.

    Matthew 11:28 NIV

  33. 633
    Laurie O says:

    Laurie, Milton, GA

    There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the righteous brings healing.

    Proverbs 12:18 ESV

  34. 634
    Meredith Buchanan says:

    Meredith B
    Collierville Tn

    “And we all who with unveiled faces reflect the Lord’s Glory are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from The Lord, who is the Spirit.”
    2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV

  35. 635
    micmabella says:

    Michelle Vandeven
    Woodstock, VT

    Ecclesiastes 3:11

    He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

  36. 636
    Tara Milligan says:

    Tara Milligan, Stigler, OK Psalm 103:4-6
    “Who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.

  37. 637
    Suzanne in RI says:

    Suzanne Bailey, Harrisville, RI
    “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
    Matthew 5:7-8 ESV

  38. 638
    Mai Ly Chi, Fairfax, VA says:

    Amos 4:13 NIV
    He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals his thoughts to man,
    he who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth – the LORD God Almighty is his name.

  39. 639
    Linda Jewell says:

    Linda Jewell
    Tucson, AZ

    1 John 1:7 NKJV

    But if we walk in the light
    as He is in the light,
    we have fellowship with one another,
    and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son
    cleanses us from all sin.

  40. 640
    Susan says:

    Susan, Wynne

    James 1:27 (NASB)
    27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

  41. 641
    Jackie Pope says:

    Jackie Pope, Covington, IN. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. I John 5:3 NKJV

  42. 642
    Dara Puryear says:

    Dara Puryear from Boonville, NC
    “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phillippians 4:7 (NIV)

  43. 643
    Casey Hale says:

    Casey Hale, Roanoke, Texas

    Psalm 25:5 – CEB
    “Lead me in your truth – teach it to me – because you are the God who saves me. I put my hope in you all day long.”

  44. 644
    Pati says:

    Proverbs 16:24 (NIV)
    Gracious words are a honeycomb sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

  45. 645
    Roz Barrett says:

    Roz, Washington, MI “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Rom 12:2 NASB

  46. 646
    Holly Cox says:

    Holly Cox. Greenwood, SC
    “You have multiplied, O Lord, my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you!
    I will proclaim and tell of them, yet there are more than can be told.”
    -Psalm 40:5 (ESV)

  47. 647
    Tracy says:

    Tracy, from Lynden Washington

    7 “Be not wise in your own eyes;
    fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
    8 It will be healing to your flesh[b]
    and refreshment[c] to your bones.”
    Proverbs 3:7-8 ESV

  48. 648
    Elsie Gregory says:

    Elsie from Scottsbluff, NE

    Eph 6:13 NASB
    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.

  49. 649
    Laurie Hernandez says:

    Laurie Hernandez from Round Rock, Texas

    ~Let us hold unswervingly to the hope that we profess , for he who promised is faithful~ Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)

  50. 650
    Becky says:

    Becky from Beaverton OR
    You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.
    Romans 8:9-10

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