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. 1001
    Kris Braun says:

    Kris Braun, Shakopee, MN. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8 NIV

  2. 1002
    Kasyn Peacock says:

    Kasyn Peacock, Longview, Texas

    You are my friends if you do what I command. (NIRV)

  3. 1003
    Debbie says:

    Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted among the Earth. Psm. 46:10 Nasb

  4. 1004
    Lori Kelly says:

    Lori, San Jose, CA Hebrews 5: 8-9 (NLT)
    “Even though Jesus was God’s Son, He learned obedience from the things He suffered. In this way, God qualified Him as a perfect High Priest, and He became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey Him.”

  5. 1005
    Sandra Harper says:

    Sandy Harper

    “He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.”

    II Timothy 1:9 (HCSB)

  6. 1006
    Lou Ann Smith says:

    Lou Ann Smith, McAllen, TX
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 ESV

  7. 1007
    morgan Aponte says:

    Morgan from Kansas City: “The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value. The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense” Proverbs10: 20-21 NIV

  8. 1008
    Morgan Aponte says:

    Morgan from Kansas City: “The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it. ” Proverbs 10: 22 NIV

  9. 1009
    Susan says:

    Susan from OP, Kansas
    Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong, Ephesians 3:17 NLT

  10. 1010
    Traci Williams says:

    Traci Williams, Santa Clarita, CA: “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.

  11. 1011
    Christina Juarez says:

    Christina Fort Worth

    So I will praise You as long as I live; at Your name, I will lift up my hands. Psalms‬ ‭63‬:‭4‬ HCSB

  12. 1012
    Cheryl B says:

    Cheryl, Warsaw, IN

    Search for the LORD and his strength. Always seek his presence

    1 Chronicles 16:11 (GW)

  13. 1013
    Liza Kirschner says:

    Liza Kirschner Monmouth Junction,NJ

    “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place.”
    (Ephesians 6:14 NIV)

  14. 1014
    Yvonne Downs says:

    Yvonne, Coarsgold, CA
    Psalm 121:8 The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. NIV

  15. 1015
    Jan Jensen says:

    Jan Jensen from Waterloo, Iowa: “These have come so that your faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” 1 Peter 1:7 NIV

  16. 1016
    Misty Sanders says:

    Misty Sanders, North Charleston, SC

    “No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

    ‭‭Micah‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  17. 1017
    Noreen kyle says:

    Noreen from Cleveland ohio. Philippians 3:16 Esv Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

  18. 1018
    Linda Hammett says:

    Linda Hammett from Wake Forest, N.C. says:
    “He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.”
    (Psalm 23:2, ESV)

  19. 1019

    Carol McLaren from Pinon, Arizona
    The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:3 NIV

  20. 1020
    Charne says:

    Charne, Secunda South Africa: The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. Psm 116:5 NIV

  21. 1021
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Wolsey SD
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6″

  22. 1022
    Stephanie Volkmer says:

    Stephanie Volkmer, Tulsa, OK.
    *do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers (Ephesians 1:16 nkjv)

  23. 1023
    Janine Lingner says:

    Janine – Corona, CA
    When tempted, no one should say, “GOD is tempting me.” For GOD cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, his dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death. James 1:13-15 (NIV)

  24. 1024
    Adina Berkner says:

    Adina, Pittsburgh, PA

    It is with your heart that you believe and are justified,
    It is by your mouth that you confess and are saved.
    Romans 10:10 niv

  25. 1025
    Shannon S says:

    Shannon S. Jackson Hole WY
    Together with Christ Jesus he also raised us up and seated Us in the heavens,
    Ephesians 2:6 HCSB

  26. 1026
    Courtney says:

    Courtney from San Diego Cali
    Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” NKJV

  27. 1027
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Terrace BC Canada
    Psalm 16:5 NLT
    Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.

  28. 1028
    Christy Kirby says:

    Christy Kirby from Plano, TX:

    His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption of the world caused by evil desires.

    2 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV)

  29. 1029
    Joyce Clasen says:

    Roman’s 8:37-39. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Hill I’m who lovednus. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christian Jesus our Lord. Roman’s 8:37-39

  30. 1030
    Pamm Wynn says:

    Pammela W. from Albuquerque, NM
    “I urge you live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
    Ephesians 4:1-2 (NIV)

  31. 1031
    Leah Kuor says:

    Leah Kuor, Salem, OR

    “Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.” Ephesians 6:13 (NLT)

  32. 1032
    Sonna Evans says:

    Sonna, Modesto, CA.”Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.” Isaiah 43:4

  33. 1033
    Melissa F. says:

    Melissa F., Blairsville, GA

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

  34. 1034
    Caroline Schollaardt says:

    Caroline Schollaardt from Calgary, AB, Canada
    “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 NIV

  35. 1035
    Sarina Grasham says:

    Sarina Richmond,tx

    Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

    Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

  36. 1036
    Amber Boskers says:

    Amber from Huntington Beach, CA: “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished” (Luke 1:45, NIV).

  37. 1037
    Kathy Gerlach says:

    Kathy Gerlach, Andover, KS

    You hem me in – behind and before;
    You have laid your hand upon me.
    Psalm 139:5 NIV

  38. 1038
    Susan Canham says:

    Susan Canham, Bismarck ND

    “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.

    -Deuteronomy 6:6 NKJV

  39. 1039
    Penny from Calif. says:

    Psalm 91:4b
    “His faithfulness will be your shield & rampart.”

  40. 1040
    Mary Cavalier says:

    Mary Cavalier, Old River-Winfree, TX

    For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
    Hebrews 4:12 NASB

  41. 1041
    Heather Smith says:

    Heather Smith
    Nashville, TN
    “…so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.”
    Romans 12:5 (NLT)

  42. 1042
    Janice Noble says:

    Janice Noble from Fort Myers, Florida

    “So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.” Romans 10:17 NLT

  43. 1043
    Holly Williams says:

    Holly Williams from Scammon Bay, AK
    “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.”
    ‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:1-2 (NIV)

  44. 1044
    Edna Grace says:

    Edna Grace C. from Torrance, CA

    9 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 gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

    2 Corinthians 12: 9-10 NIV

  45. 1045
    Heather Glover says:

    Heather Glover from Northern Ireland

    Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy.

    Psalm 33 v 3 (NKJV)

  46. 1046
    Beth Kellett says:

    Beth ~ Calgary Canada

    “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

  47. 1047
    Jacqui Maudslay says:

    Hebrews 11 v.1 NIV

    “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see”

  48. 1048
    Angie says:

    Angie, from Buffalo, NY

    Ephesians 1:11New International Version (NIV)

    11 In him we were also chosen,[a] having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,

  49. 1049
    Karen says:

    Karen, Dallas,TX,

    The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

    Proverbs 4:18 (NIV 1984)

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    Mary says:

    I’m first, I’m last & everything in between. I’m the only God there is! Is. 44:6b(msg)

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