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. 1101
    Lisa Snyder says:

    Lisa S. in Montgomery, TX

    Romans 12:5New Living Translation (NLT)

    5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.

  2. 1102
    Jennifer Mosher says:

    Jennifer Mosher in Canfield, Ohio
    …to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn. Isaiah 61:2. new NIV

  3. 1103
    Cora Suggs says:

    Cora Suggs of Huntsville, AL Acts 2:22 “Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.”

  4. 1104
    Ginny Caroleo says:

    March 2, 2017
    Hamden, CT
    Proverbs 31:13 NKJV

    She seeks wool and flax,
    And willingly works with her hands.

  5. 1105
    Charlie Carraway says:

    Charlie Carraway-Sopchoppy, FL
    Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but rather with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 (NASB)

  6. 1106
    Louise Brinkman says:

    Louise, Gaithersburg, MD Psalm 36:5-6 NIV Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep.

  7. 1107
    Amy says:

    Amy in Liberty Township, Ohio
    “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV

  8. 1108
    Judy Campbell says:

    Judy of Marietta GA says: My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Psalm 27:8. NIV

  9. 1109
    Martha Robertson says:

    Martha Robertson, Harrodsburg KY
    2 Timothy 2:11 (HCSB)
    11 This saying is trustworthy:
    For if we have died with Him,
    we will also live with Him;

  10. 1110
    Amanda says:

    Amanda from Queensland Australia
    No one who trusts in You will ever be disgraced,
    But disgrace comes to hose who try to deceive others
    Psalm 25:3 NLT

  11. 1111
    Whitney Locke says:

    “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,”

    Ephesians 2:4 ESV

  12. 1112
    Vivienne B says:

    Vivienne B. Waterloo, On

    and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
    Ephesians 6:15 (NIVUK)

  13. 1113
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Holly Springs, NC
    Psalm 51:1 God, have mercy on me according to your faithful love. Because your love is so tender and kind, wipe out my lawless acts.

  14. 1114
    Gwen says:

    Gwen, Katy, TX. He will not allow your foot to be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Psalm 121:3 NKJV

  15. 1115
    Amanda Carter says:

    Amanda, Lexington, KY “Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.” Proverbs 4:27, ESV

  16. 1116
    Cindy says:

    “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on you.”
    Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)

  17. 1117
    Amy says:

    Amy from Baltimore, MD “Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!” Philippians 4:4 NAB

  18. 1118
    Lori Maddox says:

    Lori Maddox of Bushnell,FL: “So don’t be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, or of me his prisoner. Instead, share in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God. He has saved us and called 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. 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 1:8-10 HCSV
    (Posting same as last time because I don’t quite have them yet! 🙂 )

  19. 1119
    Kelsi says:

    Kelsi – Altoona, WI

    No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

    1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV

  20. 1120
    Sandi Nezat says:

    Sandi from Wilmer, AL
    The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.who can understand it? I the Lord search the heart and examines the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve. Jeremiah 17:9-10. NIV

  21. 1121
    Judy Rowland says:

    Judy Rowland Louisville, KY
    AS for God, His way is perfect! The Word of the Lord is tested and tried; He is a shield to all those who take refuge and put their trust in Him. Psalm 18:30 AMP

  22. 1122
    Terri says:

    Terri from Mechanicsville, VA:

    Whoever does not love does not know God,because God is love.
    1John 4:8 (NIV)

  23. 1123
    Rachael Ornelas says:

    Rachael Ornelas San Marcos, TX
    SSMT Verse 5

    So kill (deaden,deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetite, unholy desires, and all greed and coverousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God). Colossians 3:5 AMPC

  24. 1124
    Sara Garringer says:

    Sara, Indiana

    For as in one body we have many members,[e] and the members do not all have the same function, -Romans 12:4

  25. 1125
    Erika Weilage says:

    Erika from Prospect, Ky: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  26. 1126
    Molly Hotchkiss says:

    Molly from Cypress, TX

    Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children.

    Psalm 90:16, ESV

  27. 1127
    Lisa, Rogers, AR says:

    “Lord, You have been our refuge in every generation Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity You are God.”

    Psalm 9:1-2 HCSB

  28. 1128
    Tracy says:

    Tracy, Sidney Ohio

    Though you already know this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. Jude 5 NIV

  29. 1129
    Gay says:

    Round Rock, Tx
    “You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
    Psalm 32:7 NIV

  30. 1130
    Wendy Karabensh says:

    Wendy from Vero Beach
    “Now to him
    who is able to do immeasurably more
    than all we ask or imagine,
    according to his power that is at work within us,
    to him be glory
    in the church and in Christ Jesus
    throughout all generations,
    for ever and ever!
    Ephesians 3:20-21

  31. 1131
    Vickie says:

    Vickie from Gainesville, Tx
    The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.

  32. 1132
    Kaylee Vida says:

    Kaylee Vida, Anderson, IN
    “Why my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
    Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.”
    Psalm 42:5 (NIV)

  33. 1133
    Jane Strickland says:

    Jane Strickland, Camden, AR. “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God–children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” John 1:12-13 NIV

  34. 1134
    Dawn Molloy says:

    Silver Spring, MD
    Psalm 46:5 ESV- God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.

  35. 1135
    Kim Corbin says:

    Kim, Lambert, Mississippi

    Psalm 27:14
    “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”

  36. 1136
    Martha Buckner says:

    “The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭16:5‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  37. 1137
    Joan Baile says:

    Joan New Windsor, Maryland The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
    Though they stumble, they will never fall,for the Lord holds them by the hand. Psalm 37:23 NLT

  38. 1138
    Laura T says:

    Laura from Hudson, IL:
    Psalm 25:5 (NIV)
    Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.

  39. 1139
    Jane Hurt says:

    Jane, Clinton, MS

    “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them. Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.”

    Psalm 34:7-8 NIV

  40. 1140

    Pamela, Cumming, GA
    For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10, NLT

  41. 1141
    Rene' Pingel says:

    Rene’ Pingel, Cape Girardeau, MO

    I will praise you as long as I live, and in your hame I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
    Psalm 63:4-5 NIV

  42. 1142
    Katrina Gagner says:

    Katrina from Wichita Falls, TX

    She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.

    Proverbs 31:26 (NLT)

  43. 1143
    Ann Basile says:

    “He had brought up Hadassah, that is Esther,the daughter of his uncle, for she had neither father nor mother; the maiden was beautiful and lovely and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai adopted her as his own daughter.”
    Esther 2::7, RSV

  44. 1144
    Lisa Herbstreit says:

    Lisa H Georgetown, TX
    Accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also forgive. Colossians 3:13 HCSB

  45. 1145
    Kelley Cole says:

    In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; in your righteousness deliver me.
    Psalm 30:1

  46. 1146
    Kristin Mitchell says:

    Kristin from Dunmor, KY

    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do no let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

    Galatians 5:1 NIV

  47. 1147
    Tammy says:

    Tammy Shaw, Clark, MO
    The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
    Psalms 119:130 KJV

  48. 1148
    Lori says:

    Lori, Oil City,PA
    “Yes, the raging waters of their fury would have overwhelmed us;” Psalm 124:5(NLT)

  49. 1149
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, Lenoir City, TN

    He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. Psalm 18:16-17 NIV

  50. 1150
    Meredith Heilmann says:

    Meredith in Johnstown, OH: 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. -2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

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