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. 51
    Sherri Medford says:

    Sherri Medford from Abilene, Tx 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 NIV

  2. 52
    Kelly Davis says:

    Kelly Davis, Danville VA 1 Peter 2:4

    As you come to Him,the living Stone – rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to Him

    1 Peter 2:4 NIV

  3. 53
    Melanie Miller says:

    Melanie, Armuchee, GA
    For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10b (ESV)

    • 53.1
      Kellie Whitsett says:

      One of my favorites because I have physically gone through weakness where I can’t even get dressed by myself. But as I sit in His presence I find strength.

  4. 54
    Chris Laughlin says:

    Chris Laughlin from San Antonio, TX

    And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goat’s hair. Exodus 35:26 KJV

  5. 55
    Roseanne Burdick says:

    Roseanne, Tacoma, Wa
    Do not quench the Spirit, do not despise prophecies,
    but test everything hold on to what is good.
    Abstain from every form of evil.
    1 Thess 5:19-22 ESV

  6. 56
    Barbara says:

    Fort Worth, TX – “You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:5 NASB

  7. 57
    Janet Clark says:

    Zephaniah 3:17
    The LORD your God in your midst,
    The Mighty One will save;
    He will rejoice over you with gladness,
    He will quiet your heart with His love,
    He will rejoice over you with singing.

  8. 58
    Donna says:

    Donna Alsop, Bakersfield, CA,
    “When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you will also appear with him in glory.”
    Colossians 3:4 (NIV)

  9. 59
    Sandi Bradford says:

    Sandi from Williams Bay, Wisconsin
    “The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.” Psalm 95:5. NIV

  10. 60
    Carol Marroquin says:

    Carol Marroquin, Hewitt, TX You will make known to me the path of life;
    In Your presence is fullness of joy;
    In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Ps 16:11

  11. 61
    Tracey Knight says:

    Tracey Knight ~ Arkadelphia AR
    Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. ~Psalm 90:1-2 NIV

  12. 62
    Meggie JOY says:

    Meggie Joy Burdzy – Calgary Alberta Canada – two verses for the month of March – 11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honour come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all – 1 Chronicles 29:11-12 – ESV

  13. 63
    Patty Lincoln says:

    Patty Lincoln, Columbia, SC:
    “My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love.
    This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality.” 1 John 3:18-19. MSG

  14. 64
    Cindi Gallmam says:

    Psalm 135:5 (NIV)
    I know that the Lord is great, that our Lord is greater than than all the gods.
    Posting from Israel Holy Land trip

  15. 65
    Alyssa K Mochen says:

    Alyssa K. Mochen
    Rio Rancho, NM

    God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!
    Ephesians 3:20 MSG

  16. 66
    Lorraine says:

    Lorraine D, Marysville, WA

    You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.

    Hebrews 10:36 NIV

  17. 67

    Gina from Gadsden

    Psalm 103:5 NKJV

    Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
    So that your youth is renewed like the eagles.

  18. 68
    Louise Armistead says:

    Hebrews. 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. kJV

  19. 69
    Joan says:

    Joan from Richmond, Virginia

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who’s spirits are crushed.
    Psalm 18

  20. 70
    Kristen Johnstone says:

    Kristen Johnstone, Boulder, CO “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 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.” Romans 8:38-39 ESV

  21. 71
    Janet says:

    Isaiah 30:15 NIV

    This is what the sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”

  22. 72
    Cindy Cannon says:

    Cindy Cannon, Brighton, IL
    But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 (ESV)

  23. 73
    Elizabeth Moreno says:

    Elizabeth Moreno from Austin Texas
    And He said: Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in my name, saying,’I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near’. Therefore do not go after them.
    Luke 21:8. NKJV

  24. 74
    Sherry says:

    Indianapolis, IN

    “Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”

    Psalm 34:5 (NIV)

  25. 75
    Missy McCoskey says:

    Missy from Laddonia, MO 19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. NIV

  26. 76
    Mary Pierson says:

    Mary Pierson from Sarasota, Florida: Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business. Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live. 1 Thessalonians 11-12 NLT

  27. 77
    Latisha Davis says:

    Latisha Davis, San Antonio, TX Philippians 3:12-14(ESV)

    12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

  28. 78
    Teri Reynolds says:

    Teri From Houston, TX

    Zeph 3:17 (NKJ)

    The Lord your God in your midst,
    The Mighty One, will save;
    He will rejoice over you with gladness,
    He will quiet you with His love,
    He will rejoice over you with singing.”

  29. 79
    Allyaggie says:

    Allyson, League City TX
    Psalm 86:5 ESV
    For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon You.

  30. 80
    Vicki Walters says:

    Vicki from Merriam, KS
    Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, Eph 6:14 ESV

  31. 81
    Margaret Neil says:

    Margaret Neil, Jackson, TN

    …equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

    Hebrews 13:21 NIV

  32. 82
    Cindy says:

    Cindy from Richmond, Tx. 1Corinthians 13:5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (NIV)

  33. 83
    Siabhon Richards says:

    “The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.”
    2 Samuel 22:6 NIV

  34. 84
    Kim Gilliam says:

    Kim Gilliam, Colonial Heights, VA

    Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Proverbs 4:25 ESV

  35. 85
    Stacey Masterson says:

    Stacey Masterson, Hanscom AFB, MA: Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. Psalms 62:5 NLT

  36. 86
    Melissa Eaton says:

    Melissa, Anna TX

    “Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;”

    Psalms 1:5 ESV

  37. 87
    Joanne Hodges says:

    Joanne from Orange, TX:
    For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.
    Psalm 71:5 NIV

  38. 88
    Brenda K says:

    Brenda from St. Peters, Missouri:

    “And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me,
    and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy;
    I will sing and make melody to the Lord.” Psalm 27:6 ESV

  39. 89
    Becky Frame says:

    Becky from Woodway, Texas:
    “My health may fail and my spirit may grow weak,
    but God remains forever the strength of my heart;
    He is mine forever.” Psalm 73:26 NLT

  40. 90
    Tammy says:

    Tammy Gabbard from Livingston, KY ~I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.~ Psalm 34:4 KJV

  41. 91
    Jan says:

    Jan Cleburne, TX

    “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 (NKJV)

  42. 92
    Rachel H says:

    Rachel H., North Alabama

    “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
    1 Peter 1:13, ESV

  43. 93
    Becky says:

    Becky, Lawrenceville, GA “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)

  44. 94
    Janet Baker says:

    Janet Baker from Waterloo, Ontario: “Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 NLT

  45. 95
    Frances McCamey says:

    Frances from Orange, TX
    Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
    Psalm 105:4 NIV

  46. 96
    WhittyWife says:

    Lindsay ~ Dedham, Maine

    “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

    ~Proverbs 23:7a (KJV)

  47. 97
    Cathy Porter says:

    “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.’ Matt. 6:12

  48. 98
    Susan Turner says:

    Susan Turner, Shelby, North Carolina
    “The LORD said to Moses, “Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: ‘Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.”
    ‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭19:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  49. 99
    Elizabeth L. Johnston says:

    Elizabeth Johnston
    Dallas, TX

    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

    James 1:12-15 (ESV)

  50. 100
    Beth Belflower says:

    Beth Belflower
    Caddo Mills, Texas

    James 2:12-13 (ESV)
    So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

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