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. 1051
    Miriam Pauline says:

    Miriam, Nottingham, UK

    For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

  2. 1052
    Cathy Carter says:

    Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching.
    2 Timothy 4:2 HCSB

  3. 1053
    Megan says:

    Megan from Mount Pleasant, SC
    Now to Him who is able to to immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)

  4. 1054
    Deborah Starkey says:

    Deborah Starkey, Proctorville, Ohio

    For we are his workmanship, created in Jesus Christ for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
    Ephesians 2:10 ESV

  5. 1055
    Elaine Stewman says:

    Elaine Stewman, Asheville, NC
    “The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking; the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words.” Proverbs 15:28. NLT

  6. 1056
    Kari Hawkins says:

    Kari Hawkins, Canton Ga
    “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
    – Psalms 51:10 NIV

  7. 1057
    Nancy Garringer says:

    Nancy Redkey, IN
    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

  8. 1058
    Linda Sommers says:

    Linda from Xenia
    Psalm 40:4 (ESV)
    “Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust,who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!

  9. 1059
    Olda says:

    Olda from Huntsville. AL

    “and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,” 2 Timothy 1:10-11 ESV

  10. 1060
    Betty Mullaney says:

    Betty Mullaney, Brown City, MI Psalm 43:3 ESV Send out your light and your truth, let them lead me, let them lead me to your holy hill and to your dwelling.

  11. 1061
    anita says:

    Anita, Wilmington, NC

    Psalm 56:3 (NCV)

    “When I am afraid, I will trust You.”

  12. 1062
    Lynn, Cumming, GA says:

    Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report: if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
    Phillipians 4:8 KJV

  13. 1063
    Melanie says:

    Melanie Beaudin, Winchester, VA
    “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, when you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3, NIV

  14. 1064
    Peggy says:

    Peggy from San Antonio, “She is clothed with stregnth and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25 NIV

  15. 1065
    Kim Cook says:

    Kim Cook from Valley, Al.

    Similarly, teach the young men to be self-controlled. ~. Titus 2:6 NIV

    (I kinda feel like I’m cheating this time, but I’m doing Titus 2&3)

  16. 1066
    Jana Reser says:

    Jana Reser, Wilmington, Ohio

    Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

    Psalms 25:8 NIV

  17. 1067
    Karen says:

    Karen, Trenton, OH

    “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  18. 1068
    Amy says:

    Amy from Miamisburg, OH

    You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.

    Psalm 139:3-4 ESV

  19. 1069
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca from Harrah, OK
    “But now, since you know God, or rather have become known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and bankrupt elemental forces? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?”
    ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭4:9‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  20. 1070
    Alicia Rowe says:

    Alicia from Taylorsville, Kentucky
    “Do not fret because of evildoers, do not be envious toward wrongdoers. For they will quickly wither like the grass and fade like the green herb.” Psalm 37:1-2 NASB

  21. 1071
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly Keech, Cary, NC – Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. I Sarah 41:10

  22. 1072
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly Keech, Cary, NC

    Early, typing corrected by phone and did not notice, book is Isaiah. Isaiah 41:10

  23. 1073
    Joy Thompson says:

    Joy Thompson, Richmond VA

    “Do not conform any longer to this patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

    Romans 12:2 NIV

  24. 1074
    Deborah Mott says:

    Deborah Mott, Bradenton, FL Galatians 6:14New International Version (NIV)

    14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which[a] the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

  25. 1075
    Jill paullus says:

    Jill P., Ames, IA. “Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to what is honorable in the sight of all.” Romans 12:17 esv

  26. 1076
    Lynn Bennett says:

    Lynn, New Smyrna Beach, Fl.

    Do not judge and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.

    Luke 6:37 NIV

  27. 1077
    Robyn Hooper says:

    I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4:11 NIV

  28. 1078
    Amy says:

    Guide me in your truth and teach me , for you are God my Savior, and my hope is on you all day long Psalm 25:5

  29. 1079
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Devils Lake, North Dakota
    “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life “. John 3:16 ESV

  30. 1080
    Margaret Harris says:

    Margaret Harris from Wyandotte Michigan, “You will not fear the terror of night nor the arrow that flies by day.” Psalm 91:5 NIV

  31. 1081
    Melissa Codner says:

    Melissa Codner of Ellaville, GA:

    Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
    Isaiah 40:28-29 KJV

  32. 1082
    Cassia says:

    Cassia from Spring, TX
    For it is right for me to think this about all of you, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel all of you became partners in God’s grace together with me. For God is my witness that I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. Phil 1:7-8 NET

  33. 1083
    Kim says:

    Kim, Vidalia, Ga
    Numbers 6:24-26, NKJV
    “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”’

  34. 1084
    Vicki Knott says:

    Vicki Knott, Greenwood, SC

    “I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.” Psalm 34:1 (NIV)

  35. 1085
    Tracy Langford says:

    Tracy Langford, Medicine Lodge, Ks

    “May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭68:1‬ ‭NIV

  36. 1086
    Sherri says:

    Sherri from North Carolina
    He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
    Matthew 15:16, ESV

  37. 1087
    Karen Chumchal says:

    Karen Chumchal Holland, Ohio

    Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
    Psalm 34:5 NLT

  38. 1088
    Susie Johnson says:

    Susie Johnson Bloomington, IN “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

  39. 1089
    Kisha Majors says:

    Kisha Majors from Wylie, TX: “I am the true vine, and my father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away.” John 15:1-2 nkjv

  40. 1090
    Cindra, Chandler OK says:

    He has told you, O man, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you but to
    do justice, and to
    love kindness, and to
    walk humbly with your God?
    Micah 6:8 (ESV)

  41. 1091
    Lynn says:

    And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 5:18 (ESV)

  42. 1092
    Susan Leverette says:

    Susan Leverette, Sherman, Tx
    “I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.”
    Psalms 142:5 KJV

  43. 1093
    Lynn says:

    Lynn Buckalew, Brandon, MS
    And do not get drunk with wiine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Holy Spriti. Ephesians 5:18 (ESV)

  44. 1094
    Marcy says:

    Marcy from Vincennes, Indiana
    But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals too numerous for you. Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land. Exodus 23: 29-30. NIV

  45. 1095
    Katie says:

    Katie from Easley, SC

    “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.” -Jeremiah 17:7 (NIV)

  46. 1096
    Elaine says:

    Elaine ~ Powder Springs, GA ~ For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, but the righteous man shall live by faith.
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  47. 1097
    Jennifer Williams says:

    Jennifer-Chattanooga, TN
    A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.
    John 13:34-35 NIV

  48. 1098

    New Braunfels, TX
    Listen, my beloved brethren, did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs to the kingdom, which He has promised to those who love him? James 2:5 NASB

  49. 1099
    Nora Cardona says:

    Nora Cardona from Lexington KY: “Don’t act thoughtlessly. Understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 5:17-18 NLT

  50. 1100
    Jennifer Henderson says:

    Jennifer Henderson, Raleigh, NC;
    “Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories.”
    1 Peter 1:10-11 (ESV)

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