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. 851
    Teresa Gunderson says:

    Teresa, Orange City. Be in agreement with one another. Do not be proud; instead associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Romans 12:16 (HCSB)

  2. 852
    Terry says:

    Terry in Louisa, VA

    Isaiah 40:28 NIV
    Do you not know? Have you not heard?
    The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
    He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom.

  3. 853
    Andrea Spray says:

    Andy Spray – Centreville, Va 20120

    “I have suffered much; preserve my life, LORD, according to your word.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:107‬ ‭(NIV)

  4. 854
    Anna Solomon says:

    Anna S from Auburn, AL “All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3:16-17 NIV

  5. 855
    Kathy Rowland says:

    Kathy Rowland
    Fort Wayne, In
    Psalm 25:3 (ESV)
    Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame,
    they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

  6. 856
    Danyelle says:

    Beavercreek, OH

    March on, my soul; be strong!
    ‭‭Judges‬ ‭5:21b‬ ‭(NIV‬‬)

  7. 857
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey Carelock from Brenham, Texas: “Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.” Psalm 71:3 ESV

  8. 858
    Linda Smith says:

    Linda Smith
    “In the day of my trouble I will call to you,for you will answer me.” Psalm 86:7 ESV

  9. 859
    Sharon Howard says:

    Sharon Howard, Goliad, TX Ecclesiastes 5:1 “Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.” NKJV

  10. 860
    Sandy Glienke says:

    Know that the Lord is God, it is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Ps. 100:3

  11. 861
    GOTTEE says:

    “My old life has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God who loves me & gave himself for me”. Gal,2:20 NLT

  12. 862
    Lynn Griffin Flower Mound says:

    Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
    Psalms 27:14 NLT

  13. 863
    Michelle Wynne says:

    Michelle Wynne, Spokane, WA
    Continuing…”nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ESV

  14. 864
    Heather Wilkinson says:

    Heather Wilkinson
    Springfield, VA

    1Cor 15:53-54 (NIV)
    For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

  15. 865
    Marsha R says:

    Marsha R. Columbia SC
    A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
    Psalm 91:7 ESV

  16. 866
    Sandra Chisum says:

    Wichita Falls, TX

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

    Ps 91:5 ESV

  17. 867
    Lynda Rickey says:

    Lynda Rickey in Ocala, FL – Psalm 139:5 “You hem me in – behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.”. NIV

  18. 868
    Amanda Gozur says:

    Amanda Gozur, Rio Rancho, NM

    “Love prospers when a fault is forgiven,but dwelling on it separates close friends.”
    Proverbs 17:9 (NLT)

  19. 869
    Carol VanderWal says:

    When anyone is in Christ, it is a whole new world. The old things are gone; suddenly, everything is new! II Cor. 5:7

  20. 870
    Bethany says:

    Bethany, Clyde, TX

    Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12 NIV

  21. 871
    Joanne Lim says:

    Joanne Lim, Houston, Tx…Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1 (NIV)

  22. 872
    Sue Anderson says:

    Sue Anderson from Waco, TX
    When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.
    Psalm 94:19 (NIV)

  23. 873
    Erin Clark says:

    Erin Clark from Kennewick, WA

    Continuation of February’s verses:

    …and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

    ~ Ephesians 3:19 (NIV 1984)

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    Julie says:

    Julie/Deer Park,Texas Colossians 3:15 NIV Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

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    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Austin ps 32:8 TLB Days the Lord, “I will instruct you & guide you along the best pathway for your life;I will advise you & watch your progress

  26. 876
    Kristin Schuiteman says:

    Kristin, San Marcos, CA
    the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
    Deuteronomy 30:14 NIV

  27. 877
    Punky Tolson says:

    Punky Tolson from Dallas, TX- “because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints,” Philemon 1:5, ESV

  28. 878
    Kay says:

    Kay from Winchester,KY

    Song of Soloman 7:10
    I am my Beloved’s and His desire is for me.

  29. 879
    Laura Hubble says:

    Laura Hubble, Christiansburg, VA
    “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
    Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭105‬ ESV

  30. 880
    Kathy King says:

    Woodstock, GA
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 NIV

  31. 881
    DawnRene says:

    DawnRene from Dallas, TX

    Psalm 27:14. Wait for the Lord ; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord .

  32. 882
    Dina says:

    Dina-GR, “However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him—”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  33. 883
    Ann Cremar says:

    Ann Cremar Toledo Ohio

    ” Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. ” Psalm 25: 5 NKJV

  34. 884
    Yvonne says:

    Yvonne Janicke, Lees Summit, MO “My heart has heard you say,”Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” Ps.27:8 NLT

  35. 885
    Keron Privon says:

    Keron, Boise, ID
    You make known to me the path of life;
    in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
    Psalm 16:11 ESV

  36. 886
    Marie says:

    Marie, Franklin, TN
    When you said, “Seek My Face”,
    My heart said to you, Your Face LORD, I will seek”.
    Psalm 27:8 NASB

  37. 887
    LeAnn says:

    LeAnn, Spring, TX
    “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;”
    Colossians 4:2 NKJV

  38. 888
    Rebecca Penfield says:

    Rebecca from Many, LA: “She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.” Proverbs 31:14 NIV

  39. 889
    Rebecca , Birmingham Al says:

    ” You will keep in perfect peace he who is steadfast because he trusts in you.”
    Isaiah 26: 3-4 NIV

  40. 890
    Wendy says:

    Wendy, Erie CO “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.” Ephesians 1:4 NIV

  41. 891
    Lindsay Nichols says:

    Lindsay, Cleveland, MS “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 NIV

  42. 892
    Elise says:

    Elise, Houston TX

    For the word of the Lord is upright,
        and all his work is done in faithfulness

    Psalm 33:4 ESV

  43. 893
    Melanie Anderson says:

    Melanie, Groesbeck, TX

    “if we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13 (NIV 1984)

  44. 894
    Sierra Wahlbrink says:

    Sierra. Fort Thomas, KY. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 ESV

  45. 895
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Mitchell, SD
    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
    old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
    2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

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    Michele Butler says:

    You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontless between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:8-9 NKJV

  47. 897
    Christy Jones says:

    Christy Jones, Summit, MS; “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” Proverbs 12:25 NIV

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    Ann from Ramona CA says:

    “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you,” Isaiah 26:3

  49. 899
    Norma Jean says:

    Norma Jean from Medford, Oregon

    Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

    Psalm 119:105 NKJV

  50. 900
    Lauren Gross says:

    Lauren Gross, Pineville, LA

    “to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.”
    ‭‭Titus‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭NASB‬‬

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