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. 951
    Desiree Richardson says:

    Desiree Richardson from Dallas, TX, “Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.” Colossians 3:6 NIV

  2. 952
    Sammie Davenport says:

    “By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the One who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory & excellence. And because of His glory & excellence, He has given us great & precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature & escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” 2 Peter1:3-4 (NLT)

  3. 953
    Simone says:

    Simone ~ Houma,LA
    And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

  4. 954
    Shadow Welty says:

    Shadow Welty-Star,ID; Submit yourself then to God. Resist the devil, and he will for from you. James 4:7-8; NIV

  5. 955
    Dianne Wade says:

    Be gentle with one another,sensitive. Forgive one another quickly and throughly as God in Christ forgives you. Ephesians 4:32 msg

  6. 956
    Valarie Arington says:

    Valarie from Cincinnati, “He led them from the darkness and the deepest gloom; He snapped their chains.” Ps. 107:14 NLT

  7. 957
    Debbie Fasano says:

    Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
    Colossians 3:12-13, ESV

  8. 958
    Barbara says:

    Barb, Lakeland, FL In preparation for Lent…
    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 NIV

  9. 959
    Lindsay Balez says:

    Lindsay from Cypress, TX

    “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:34‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  10. 960

    Kimberly Bignon, Orlando, Florida- ” The righteous keep
    moving forward, and those with clean hands
    become stronger and stronger. Job 17:9 NLT

  11. 961
    Jamie Stellingwerf says:

    Jamie – Paramount, Ca
    “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV

  12. 962
    Jodi Teis says:

    Hebrews 10:35-36 NIV

    35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

  13. 963
    Olivia S says:

    Olivia- Rogersville, TN
    And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 1 John 5:14

  14. 964
    Judy Woodward says:

    Judy from Lake Charles, LA

    “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.
    Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
    I John 4:7 (NIV)

  15. 965
    Jamie Wellman says:

    Jamie Wellman from Grandview, MO

    But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.

    James 1:25 NASB

  16. 966
    Kyndra Hartzler says:

    Kyndra Hartzler, Houston, TX
    “This IS the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

  17. 967
    Patti Riggenbach says:

    Patti, Niles, MI
    Romans 5:3 “And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, (HCSB)

  18. 968
    Bitsy says:

    Bitsy, Smyrna TN, Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life,
    but he who rejects reproof leads others astray. Prov. 10:17

  19. 969
    Paola says:

    Paola, St.Petersburg FL

    Wait for the Lord ; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord !
    Psalms 27:14 ESV

  20. 970
    Victoria Holder says:

    Victoria from Arlington Texas says:
    “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:4-5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  21. 971
    Sherie says:

    The Woodlands, TX
    “You’re my place of quiet retreat;
    I wait for your word to renew me.”
    Psalm 119:114 MSG

  22. 972
    Diane Morgan says:

    Diane from Mesa, Arizona

    “He will not always strive with us;
    Nor will He keep His anger forever.
    He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
    Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.”
    Psalm 103:9-10 NASB

  23. 973
    Ann from San Antonio, TX says:

    But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
    Matthew 6:33 ESV

  24. 974
    Megan Loscher says:

    Megan Loscher
    Quincy, IL
    Colossians 3:12-13 (ESV)
    Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

  25. 975
    Laura says:

    Laura, Minneapolis, MN.
    “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5 ESV)

  26. 976
    karen karker says:

    Karen Karker New Holland, PA

    “And this is my prayer:that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,”

    Philippians 1:9-10

  27. 977
    Valerie McFarland says:

    Clinton, Me
    “The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;” ~Psalm 37:23 (NIV)

  28. 978
    Jennifer Wellesley says:

    Jennifer Wellesley from Neosho, MO “We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.” Psalm 33:20

  29. 979
    Brooke Miller says:

    Brooke Miller, Pelham, AL, Romans 12:4 ESV

    4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function …

    Romans 12:4 ESV

  30. 980
    Hillary Dickey says:

    Hillary Dickey D’Iberville, MS

    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.

  31. 981
    Darcy Berard says:

    Jeremiah 13:15. Listen closely, don’t be arrogant, for the Lord has spoken. CEB

  32. 982
    Kathy says:

    Conroe, Texas
    Ephsians 6:16 NASB
    in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of th evil one.

  33. 983
    Margie Grant says:

    Margie from White Salmon, WA “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong, and hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” Romans 12:9-10 (TLB)

  34. 984
    Alicia Zornes says:

    Alicia Zornes from Carl Junction, Missouri: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

  35. 985
    Jenni Neal says:

    Jenni from Dunn, NC
    “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  36. 986
    Anita says:

    Anita, Alberta Canada

    Missed getting my 4th verse on: Zechariah 4:6 NIV “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of Hosts”

    5th Verse: Psalm 139: 23&24 NIV
    “Search me, O God and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting”

  37. 987
    Teresa Rodriguez says:

    Teresa from San Antonio, Texas, “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.” 1 Timothy 4:4 NIV

  38. 988
    Cindy Crowder says:

    Cindy Says: Wait for the Lord be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalms 27:14 NIV

  39. 989
    Alegra says:

    “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭91:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  40. 990
    Candace-Rae Haislip says:

    “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.” 2 Timothy 1:5

  41. 991
    Annette T says:

    Annette , Houston, Texas
    But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay,some for honor and some of dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
    2Timothy 2:20-21 ( NKJV)

  42. 992
    Emily Griebel says:

    Emily from Bundibugyo, Uganda
    “I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken”
    Psalm 16:9 ESV

  43. 993
    Claudia Hartwig says:

    Claudia from Edmond, OK

    “The Lord is righteous in everything He does; He is filled with kindness.” Psalm 145:17(NLT)

  44. 994
    Katera says:

    Katera, Kentwood, LA
    Do not be deceived my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of His creatures. So then my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath, for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:16-20 NKJV

  45. 995
    Helen Roseberry says:

    Helen Roseberry from Riverside, CA:

    “In love, He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will–” Eph. 1:5 (NIV)

  46. 996
    Sarah Marion says:

    Sarah, Chrisitina, EstherMay and Janie Marion: Wenatchee Wa

    “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.”

    2 Timothy 1:5 NIV

  47. 997
    Natalie says:

    Natalie, Houston

    This has now been made evident
    through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus,
    who has abolished death
    and has brought life and immortality to light
    through the gospel 2 Timothy 1:10 HCSB

  48. 998
    Gail says:

    Gail Peacock, Longview, Texas

    “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things”
    Colossians 3:2 (NIV)

  49. 999
    Judy, Terrace, Canada says:

    But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
    They will soar like eagles;
    They will run and not grow weary,
    They will walk and not be faint.

    Isaiah 30:31 NIV

  50. 1000
    Debbie Berman says:

    Debbie Berman from Boyd, TX
    “Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long”. Psalm 25:5. ESV

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