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. 651
    Heidi Kay says:

    Heidi from San Antonio, TX
    “Always be joyful.”
    ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  2. 652
    Julia Kocher says:

    Julia Kocher Charlotte NC
    “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”
    Luke 6:27-28 ESV

  3. 653
    Dawn Lucy says:

    Dawn Lucy from Steele, Alabama.
    “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Roman’s 10:9 NLT

  4. 654
    janice bells says:

    Janice Bells, Orillia, Ontario, Canada 2Timothy 1:12,14 NIV
    “That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.
    Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you – guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.”

  5. 655
    Tera Lewis says:

    Tera Lewis from Colorado Springs, CO:
    “Do not remember the former things,
    Nor consider the things of old.
    Behold, I will do a new thing,
    Now it shall spring forth;
    Shall you not know it?
    I will even make a road in the wilderness
    And rivers in the desert.
    Isaiah 43:18-19 (NKJV)

  6. 656
    Patrice McKinney says:

    Patrice, Midland, TX

    Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.

    Psalm 51:2 NIV

  7. 657
    Jeannine Hale says:

    Jeannine Hale
    Eagan, MN

    Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. Isaiah 57:1 NLT

  8. 658
    Becky Jo says:

    Becky Jo
    Chesterfield MI

    I will give thanks to You,
    for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    Wonderful are Your works,
    And my soul knows it very well.

    Psalm 139:14 NASB

  9. 659
    Guinevere Shapiola says:

    Guinevere,South Bend,IN

    “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”

    1 John 3:18 NIV

  10. 660
    LInda Smith says:

    Linda Smith, Little Rock, AR, “But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.” Philippians 3:7 NASB

  11. 661
    Dawn Blount says:

    Dallas, GA
    “Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.” Col. 3:6-7 NIV

  12. 662
    Michelle Bordelon says:

    Michelle Prairieville, LA

    so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

    Colossians 1:10 ESV

  13. 663
    Angela says:

    Angela from High Point, NC: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 NKJV

  14. 664
    Marilyn DeCoursey says:

    Marilyn from Rochester Hills, Michigan

    “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are my God
    and Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
    Psalm 25:5

  15. 665
    Anjanette says:

    being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

    Philippians 1:6 NKJV

  16. 666
    Nancy Maddox says:

    Nancy Maddox from Fort Worth, TX
    1 Thessalonians 5:5. for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness;

  17. 667
    Veronica E Lee says:

    Veronica- Nashville , Tn
    And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (niv)

  18. 668
    Becky says:

    Becky from KY

    Ephesians 3:14,15 (ESV)
    For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
    from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named

  19. 669
    Ann Medford says:

    Ann Medford Sunset, TX, Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Col 3:2-3 (NIV)

  20. 670
    Charmaine says:

    Charmaine, Miami, FL — “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 ESV

  21. 671
    Sharon Lee says:

    Sharon Lee, Riverside, Ca

    As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
    Psalm 103:13,14 NIV

  22. 672
    Tilley Hawkins says:

    Tilley from Franklin, TN

    Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.

    Psalm 25:4 (NLT)

  23. 673
    Susan Fisher says:

    Susan Fisher from Texas
    Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:5 NIV

  24. 674
    Barbara Ordner says:

    Barbara Ordner, Tomball, TX
    “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!”
    Says your God. Isaiah 40:1

  25. 675
    Denise Ciofani says:

    Denise Ciofani from Lexington, NC. “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king.” Daniel 3:17 NIV

  26. 676
    Kathryn says:

    Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that
    we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
    Hebrews 4:16 KJV

  27. 677
    Joan Bush says:

    Joan (Coppell, TX): Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. Isaiah 12:2 NIV

  28. 678
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany from Greensboro, North Carolina
    “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

  29. 679
    Gale Deome says:

    Gale Deome from Chico, CA
    Psalms 40:16 NIV

    God is Great – so I don’t have to be in control.
    “But may all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; may those who long for Your saving help always say, ‘The Lord is great!'”

  30. 680
    Judy Pauley says:

    Judy Pauley, Norfolk, Va.
    My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.
    Ps. 62:1 NIV

  31. 681

    Brielle Smith from North Augusta, SC

    “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s will. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
    ~Matthew 10:29-31

  32. 682
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Houston, TX “lLet anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink” John 7:37b NIV

  33. 683
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Harleysville,PA

    After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide,

    Joshua 1:1 NIV

  34. 684
    Regina Rentz says:

    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26 ESV

  35. 685
    Krista Heres says:

    Krista – Winchester, VA
    Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. Romans 12:12 HCSB

  36. 686
    Lena says:

    And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 NIV

  37. 687
    Susan Knowles says:

    Susan Knowles, Bradenton, FL

    Colossians 1:17 NLT
    He existed before anything else,
    and he holds all creation together.

  38. 688
    Jackie Watson says:

    Jackie Watson in Marietta, Ga. “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:1-2 NIV

  39. 689
    Cindy Stai says:

    Cindy Stai, Lancaster OH
    Praise him with tambourines and dancing!
    Praise him with flutes and strings!
    Psalm 150:4 (CJB)

  40. 690
    Linda Gardner says:

    CH 4 14
    Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with affliction

  41. 691
    Georgia Smith says:

    Georgia from Bristow, Oklahoma: I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (NKJV)

  42. 692
    Stacey C says:

    Stacey C from Greenville, KY. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.” Proverbs 31:25 ESV

  43. 693
    Kathryn says:

    Kathryn, Oceanside CA, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NIV

  44. 694
    Amy Storms says:

    Amy Storms
    Joplin, MO

    Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered, “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”

    John 14:8-9 NIV

  45. 695
    LeahLevi says:

    Leah from Lacey, WA

    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

    Lamentations 3:22,23 (ESV)

  46. 696
    Kristin Robbins says:

    Kristin Robbins
    Ft. Worth, TX

    2 Timothy 1:6-7 HCSB
    “Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, & sound judgment.”

  47. 697
    Dawn Tolley says:

    Dawn Tolley, Appomattox, VA – “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 (NIV)

  48. 698
    Ashlyn Campbell says:

    Ashlyn, Charlottesville, VA

    “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
    2 Corinthians 3:18 (ESV)

  49. 699
    Paula Faulkner says:

    Paula from Fort Madison says

    2 Samuel 22:3

    May God is my Rock,
    in whom I take Refuge.
    My Shield
    and the Horn of my salvation.
    He is my Stronghold,
    My Refuge
    and Savior–
    from violent men You save me.
    2 Samuel 22:3 NIV

  50. 700
    Michelle Gay says:

    Michelle in Daphne, AL
    “Wait for and confidently expect the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for and confidently expect the LORD.”
    ‭‭PSALM‬ ‭27:14‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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