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. 751
    ANN B SMITH says:

    Ann, Haltom City TX
    Verse 5 2 Corinthians 10:5
    We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the Knowledge of God and take everything captive to make it obedient to Christ.

  2. 752
    Sandra, Ruskin, Florida says:

    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
    For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

  3. 753
    Katie Melton says:

    Katie Melton from Loganville, GA
    “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.” Eph 6:13 ESV

  4. 754
    Rebecca Holmes says:

    Rebecca from Birmingham, Alabama
    “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:12-13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  5. 755
    Amber Anderson says:

    Amber Anderson
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    “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.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  6. 756
    Judy Frederick says:

    Meanwhile we groan longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling. 2 Corinthians 5:2

  7. 757
    Keri Ball says:

    Keri from Washington, GA.
    Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105 NIV

  8. 758
    Sherri Randol says:

    Sherri Randol – Corpus Christi, Tx

    Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

    Romans 5:2 (NIV)

  9. 759
    chas says:

    Chas from Saratoga, California: “to the praise of His glorious grace, with which He has blessed us in the Beloved”

    Ephesians 1:6 ESV

  10. 760
    Julia says:

    Julia Culbertson, Bethany, CT
    “Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. Behold, I make him a witness to the peoples, a leader and a commander for the peoples. Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.” Isaiah 55:3-5 ESV

  11. 761
    Lindsey Buchanan says:

    Lindsey Buchanan, St. Augustine, FL
    “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

  12. 762
    Anita Siecker says:

    But you will not leave in haste or go in flight;
    for the Lord will go before you,
    the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

    Isaiah 52:12 NIV84

  13. 763
    Donna Talasek says:

    Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

    Psalm 25:3 ESV

  14. 764
    Gina Demangos says:

    Gina Demangos San Diego CA
    Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.
    Psalm 106:12 NIV

  15. 765
    Cindi Peck says:

    Cindi from Dallas – Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not sell-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong.” I Cor. 13:4-5. NIV

  16. 766
    Tami says:

    Tami, Louisiana

    “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” (Psalm 32:8) NIV

  17. 767
    Kim Rowles says:

    Kim Rowles
    New Port Richey, FL

    Colossians 3:5 ESV

    “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.”

  18. 768
    Lily says:

    Lily, TN
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  19. 769
    Cheryl Swanson says:

    Cheryl Swanson – Tulsa, OK
    I am in the midst of lions; I lie among ravenous beasts – men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords. Psalm 57:4 (NIV).

  20. 770
    Mary Pat Byrd says:

    Mary Pat Byrd from Richmond Hill, GA
    In that day you will say: “I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. 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.” With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
    Isaiah 12:1-3 NIV

  21. 771
    Beth G says:

    Beth G from Pittsburgh, PA. Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. Romans 12:1. NASB

  22. 772
    Jeannie Williams says:

    Jeannie Williams, Rock Hill, SC
    Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
    For You are the God of my salvation;
    For You I wait all the day. Psalm 25:5 NASB

  23. 773
    Sheila Kihlthau says:

    “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” Ephesians 6:11-12, NASB

  24. 774
    Sandra Epperson says:

    Sandy E; Kansas City, Missouri; ” You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed upon you! “. Isaiah 26:3. NLT

  25. 775
    Peggyann Calderwood says:

    Peggyann Calderwood, Crestview, Florida

    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble,
    whatever if right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
    whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent, or
    praiseworthy think about such things. Philippians 4:8

    Always remember Jesus Loves You

  26. 776
    Linda Robillard says:

    “…and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”
    Ephesians 5:2 NASB

  27. 777
    Annette says:

    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 (NIV)

  28. 778
    Regina says:

    Regina Johnston from Sugar Land, TX: “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.” 2 Tim 4:2 (NASB)

  29. 779
    Erin says:

    Erin from Littleton, CO: He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.

    Isaiah 40:29 NIV

  30. 780
    Pam Marshall from Mason, Ohio says:

    “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2 (NIV)

  31. 781
    Denise Burdette says:

    Denise – Louisiana
    For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord
    Romans 6:23. NIV

  32. 782
    Apryl says:

    so is my word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV)

  33. 783
    Carrie Bradshaw says:

    Carrie Bradshaw from Christiansburg, VA: And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:39 (NIV)

  34. 784
    Allison Ashton says:

    Allison Ashton – Houston, TX
    Job 38:7-9 KVJ
    “When the morning stars sang together, and the all the sons of God shouted for joy? Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it break forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,”

  35. 785
    Donna Smith says:

    Donna, Athens, Georgia
    “yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. ” Matthew 6:29 (RSV-2CE)

  36. 786
    Cathy Scott says:

    San Bernardino Ca.
    Psalm:25:5 Lead me in truth and teach me for you are the God
    Of my salvation , on you I wait all the day. Nkjv.

  37. 787
    Rhonda Edmunds says:

    Rhonda Edmunds from Milton, WV
    “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; let Your good Spirit lead me into a level country and into the land of uprightness .” Psalms 143:10 (Amplified)

  38. 788
    Gigi Parisi says:

    Gigi Parisi
    Mullica Hill NJ
    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 with groans that words cannot express.
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  39. 789
    Kay says:

    Kay Murillo, San Diego, CA

    Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

    Psalm 103:4, KJV

  40. 790
    barbara faucette says:

    Barbara, Perkasie, PA
    “Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know Him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.” Hosea 6:3 NLT

  41. 791
    Linda Wright says:

    Linda Wright, Sugar Land, TX – “He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.” Luke 2:52 NIV

  42. 792
    Paula Fletcher says:

    Paula, Russell, KY
    “And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:15-16 NIV

  43. 793
    Camille Benson says:

    Camille, Maryville, TN

    “Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  44. 794
    Terri says:

    Terri, Harrison Township, Mich
    But in your hearts Revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asked you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15 Niv

  45. 795
    Sherry McCurrie says:

    Sherry McCurrie; Russellville, AR

    I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.
    3 John 1:4 NASB

  46. 796
    Kathi Griffin says:

    Kathi Griffin, Macon, GA: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 (ESV)

  47. 797
    Stephanie C says:

    Stephanie C. – Meridian, ID

    The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him.

    Psalm 37:23 NIV

  48. 798
    Janice MacNealy says:

    “In the same way, the Spirit himself helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express”. Romans 8:26 NIV

    Newark, Ohio

  49. 799
    Catherine Curl says:

    Catherine Curl, from Florence, SC
    “Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭143:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  50. 800
    Kim Montgomery says:

    Kim M. from Tacoma, WA “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” NIV

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