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. 1201
    Debbie Wahlbrink says:

    Debbie from Fort Thomas, KY
    Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.
    Romans 12:2 NIV

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    Robin says:

    Robin from Leo, IN “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 NIV

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    Sarah from Telford, PA: “Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:14 OSB

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    Pam Seipp says:

    Pam in Fredericksburg, TX

    We love because he first loved us.

    1 John 4:19 (ESV)

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    Debbie says:

    Debbie from St. Paul, MN:

    Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. Ps. 25:12 NIV

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    Sharon Mills says:

    Sharon Mills
    Henderson, Nv.
    2 Cor. 1: 9-10 NIV
    “Indeed we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened so that we might not rely on ourselves, but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us again. On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us,”

  7. 1207
    Karen says:

    Redfield, AR

    John 6:37 (KJV)
    [37]  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

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    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Irvine, CA: “Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.” Proverbs 1:5 (ESV)

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    Tane Mcgehee says:

    March 2, 2017 7:30
    “Create in me a pure heart O God and
    renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me. Psalm 51:10-12 NIV

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    Rhonda Minot,ND says:

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers. Philemon 1:3-4 NIV

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    Annette Webb says:

    Annette Webb, Cuyahoga Falls, OH:

    A voice says, “Cry!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field. –Isaiah 40:6, ESV

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    Shirley says:

    Shirley from Colorado
    Your every action must be done with love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 HCST

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    Renée says:

    Renée, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. ” Psalm 27:14 NLT

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    Donna Garvin says:

    Donna Garvin from Eldorado,Texas: (3)who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, (4)who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,(5)who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:3-5 ESV

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    Lucille Goins says:

    Lucille Goins, New Bloomfield, Mo.
    Jude 4 NKJV
    For certain men have crept in unnoticed,who long ago were marked out for this condemnation,ungodly men, who turned the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

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    Phoebe Cunningham says:

    Phoebe Cunningham from Tucson, Arizona: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
    John 1:5 ESV

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    Elaine says:

    Elaine, Kansas City

    Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
    1 Thess 5:16-18 NASB

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    Mandy Parker says:

    Mandy Parker
    Powder Springs, GA

    John 15:5(NIV)

    “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

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    Fuzzytop says:

    Jasper, TN

    I’m continuing in 2 Corinthians 4

    “Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God’s message, but commending ourselves to every person’s conscience in God’s sight by an open display of the truth.”

    2 Corinthians 4:2 HCSB

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    Deb in Windsor, CT:

    “It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to seek one’s own honor. Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.” – Proverbs 25:27-28, NIV

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    Susanna says:

    Susanna from Ross, Ca

    3 For though we live in the body,[a] we do not wage war in an unspiritual way,[b] 4 since the weapons of our warfare are not worldly,[c] but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds.
    2 Corinthians 10:3-4 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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    Colleen says:

    Colleen, Kissimmee, FL: Then they cried to The Lord in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress. He sent out His word and healed them. Ps. 107:19-20

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    Michelle C. says:

    Michelle C., Chesapeake, VA

    but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness – for us who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.

    Romans 4:24 (NIV)

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    Jami Bumgarner says:

    Shelby, NC

    “You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast. (that is committed and focused on You in both inclination and character) Because he trusts and takes refuge in You (with hope and confident expectation).
    Isaiah 26:3

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    Pam Tucker says:

    “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.”

    Psalm 103:1

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    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Waco, TX

    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

    Colossians 4:2 NIV

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    Jan McClellan says:

    Georgetown, TX
    “For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth,visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities: All things were created by Him and for Him.”

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    Jules Lane says:

    Jules from the Rocky Mtns, Colorado:

    Adding on to last week’s passage (Proverbs 3:15-16) …“Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.” ~ Proverbs 3:17-18 (ESV)

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    Leslie Clay says:

    Leslie Clay, Houston, TX

    Be still before the Lord
    And wait patiently for him
    Do not fret when men succeed in their ways
    When they carry out their wicked schemes.

    Psalm 37:7

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    Vicki Pepper says:

    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 NIV

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    Susan Jameson says:

    Susan J. from Corrales, NM
    “My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.” Psalm 27:8 NLT

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    sue caldwell. Houston,Tx .. Romans 12:2 kjv
    Do not be conformed to this world, but be
    transformed by the renewing of your mind.

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    Linda Nelson says:

    Linda, Harvest, AL

    “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” NIV

    Romans 5.1

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    Allyson Flack says:

    Allyson, Wichita Falls, TX
    2 Chronicles 7:14
    “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

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    Janice Wyatt, Jena, Louisiana says:

    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17

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    Faith Tausch says:

    Faith Tausch
    “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Mary McGuire says:

    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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    Debbie Hernandez says:

    Debbie, Atascocita, TX
    “Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.”
    Gen 2:3 NIV

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    Sarah says:

    Sarah from Daysland, Alberta
    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

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    Joyce says:

    Joyce, Scottsdale, AZ
    “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NRS)

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    Tanya says:

    Tanya, from Lorton, VA,
    Romans 4:18 (NIV)
    Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”

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    Kelly Gough says:

    “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”

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    Kirby Ray says:

    Kirby from Parsons, KS.
    “She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.” Mark 14:8 NIV

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    Pam says:

    Pam H. Wilmington, NC
    Psalm 91:5
    Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.

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    LaDonna says:

    LaDonna, Waxahachie
    Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.
    Deu 31:8 NLT

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    Debbie Williams says:

    Debbie Williams from Ortonville, Mi

    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, Ephesians 3:20 NIV

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    Suzanne says:

    Tenaha, TX

    John 13:35 NIV
    By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. JOHN 13:35

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    Jeri Cook says:

    Jeri of Missouri City, TX

    Colossians 1:13(NIV)

    For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves….

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    Katrina says:

    Katrina Hudson – Stilwell, OK
    But you beloved building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit.
    Jude 1:20 ESV

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    Waynell Nall says:

    Floyd, NM

    You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day, Psalm 91:5

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