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. 801
    Mabelle Mendez says:

    Mabelle Mendez, Bronx, N.Y. “Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” Matthew 14:16 NIV

  2. 802
    Gail says:

    No one is holy like the LORD,
    For there is none besides You,
    Nor is there any rock like our God.
    I Samuel 2:2 NKJV

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    Julia Rhoads says:

    Palm Harbor, Fl
    Philippians 4:4-5 (NIV)

    Rejoice in the Lord, I say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all.

  4. 804
    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. ” Psalm 143: 8 ESV

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    Allison says:

    Allison from Albany, GA: “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.” Isaiah 58:6-8, NIV

  6. 806
    Ansley says:

    Ansley- Franklin, Tennessee
    “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  7. 807
    Heather Millet says:

    Heather Miller, Greensburg, Louisiana:
    Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
    be gracious to me and answer me!
    You have said, “Seek my face.”
    My heart says to you,
    “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”
    Psalm 27:7-8

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    Tracy says:

    Tracy F. Lake St. Louis, Missouri

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

    Psalm 139:5 ESV

  9. 809
    Kim Montgomery says:

    Kim M from Tacoma, WA Proverbs 31:25 “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

  10. 810
    Annie says:

    Annie, Alabama
    Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name.
    Psalm 103:1 (NLT)

  11. 811
    Judy Grieve says:

    Judy Clarks Hill

    Psalm 25:3 (NLT)

    No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced,
    but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.

  12. 812
    Claudia Wadzinski says:

    Claudia, Franklin, TN
    But even if we don’t feel at ease, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything. 1 John 3:20 CEV

  13. 813
    Melody says:

    Melody from Borden, IN: “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Eph 4:29

  14. 814
    Chelsea Maielli says:

    Chelsea from Bossier City, LA
    Psalm 40:3 NKJV
    He has put a new song in my mouth-Praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord.

  15. 815
    Kim Montgomery says:

    Kim M. from Tacoma, WA. Proverbs 31:25 “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. NIV

  16. 816
    Lori Senter says:

    Lori Senter from San Antonio, Texas
    2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV
    But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more about my weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest in me.

  17. 817
    Melissa Brazier says:

    Melissa Brazier from Lawrenceburg TN. Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house,
    but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. NIV

  18. 818
    Jonay Casares says:

    1 Peter 5:6 (NIV). Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

  19. 819
    Teena says:

    Cypress, TX
    “He who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.” ~ Psalm 32:10b. NKJV

  20. 820
    Karen says:

    Who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:5 ESV

  21. 821
    Karen Morgan says:

    Karen from Hanahan, SC

    As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. Psalm 138:3. NLT

  22. 822
    Kim Walters says:

    Kim from Arvada, CO
    Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Psalm 40:4

  23. 823
    Melissa says:

    Melissa Sacramento, CA
    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 ESV

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    Kristin says:

    Kristin Kellett, Tulsa, OK. When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty. Jeremiah 15:16 (NIV)

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    Laurie Sylvester says:

    Laurie Chester, MD

    Make me to know your ways, O Lord ; teach me your paths.

    Psalm 25:4

  26. 826
    Tina says:

    Tina from Pilot Point, TX
    But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  27. 827
    Carol Houghton says:

    Carol, Bryan, TX “Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge…” 2 Peter 1:5 NASB

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    Shelly and Sienna says:

    Sienna and Shelly Colorado Springs, CO
    March 1, 2017
    In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 6:3 ESV

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    Emilynn Rred says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not in your own
    In all your ways submit to Him and He will
    Make straight your paths
    Proverbs 3:5-6

  30. 830
    Karen Cunningham says:

    Who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:5 ESV

  31. 831
    Linda Ryan says:

    Linda Ryan, Springfield, MO

    Help me to prefer obedience to making money. Psalms 119:36 Living Bible

  32. 832
    Paulette says:

    Proverbs 7: 2-3 NKJV
    Keep my commands and live, And my law as the apple of your eye.
    Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart.

    Paulette P. Mays
    Elmer, La

  33. 833
    Marie Skipper says:

    Marie Skipper from Granger, Tx. “But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave in the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6. NIV

  34. 834
    Mary Saul says:

    Mary Saul
    Houston, TX
    2 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, for the promise of life in Christ Jesus: (HCSB)

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    Karen says:

    Karen, Clarksville “The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my Savior; my God is my rock, in Whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.” Psalm 18:2 NLT

  36. 836
    Tanneal Haazen says:

    Tanneal, Drayton Valley, AB Canada.
    Daniel 2:23 NIV “I thank and praise you, God of my fathers:
    You have given me wisdom and power,
    you have made known to me what we asked of you,
    you have made known to us the dream of the king.”

  37. 837
    Sarah Gittemeier says:

    Sarah from Kansas City:
    “This is what God the Lord says-the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it: “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.” Isaiah 42:5-7, NIV

  38. 838
    Bonnie says:

    Colossians 1:17, “And he is before all things
    and in him all things hold together.” ESV

  39. 839
    Ana Kempfer says:

    Ana from Dayton, TX
    “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.” II Tim. 1:5 ESV

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    Kami Dimmick says:

    Kami Dimmick from Randolph Center, VT
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
    Romans 8:28 (NIV)

  41. 841
    Tammy Daniel says:

    Tammy Daniel from Atoka, OK:
    “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.” Psalm 119:37 ESV

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    Rachael Davis says:

    Rachael D. in Perrysburg, OH

    The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.
    You who bring good tidings to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!”

    Isaiah 40: 8-9 (NIV)

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    Jes says:

    Jes Widrick, Columbia PA

    And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.

    Luke 1:45 NASB

  44. 844
    Rachelle says:

    Rachelle Findlay, Ohio
    ” May God give you the spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your heart and mind that you may know what is the hope to which he has called are you what are the riches of his glory us inheritance in the Saints” Ephesians 1:17-18 ESV

  45. 845
    Crista says:


    Forest, VA

    “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might”

    Ephesians 1:18-19

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    Jeanie Carden says:

    Jeanie in Weatherford, TX.

    Psalm 25:4 (NAS)
    Make me know Thy ways, O Lord; Teach me Thy paths!

  47. 847
    Stephanie Ivy says:

    Bossier City, La- ” And be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 NKJV

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    Brenda says:

    Psalm 46:5 NIV God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.

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    Margie Rodriguez says:

    Margie, San Angelo, Texas
    John 1:5 and the light shineth in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not.

  50. 850
    Tammy Holley says:

    Tammy Holley, Sugar Land, TX
    “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”
    John 1:10-13 (NIV)

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