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. 1301
    Gay Trier says:

    Ps. 37:17
    Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret.

  2. 1302
    Kim Cook says:

    Kim – Euless, TX
    Strangers will shepherd your flocks;
    foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
    Isaiah 61:5 NIV

  3. 1303
    Jo Anne Melton says:

    Jo Anne, Chicago

    Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul.

    Matthew 22:27 The Living Bible

  4. 1304
    Birdie says:

    Gal.2:20 NIV
    I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life in life in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

  5. 1305
    Ashley Schroeder says:

    So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. 1 Peter 1:6 NLT

  6. 1306
    Joy Thimpson says:

    Joy Thompson, Fort Worth, TX, – Psalms 139:5. You hem me in, behind and before,
    and lay your hand upon me.

  7. 1307
    Joanne Myette says:

    Joanne from Carver, MA Psalm 139 :5 “You hem me in – behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.” NIV

  8. 1308
    Amanda Grasza says:

    Amanda, Calgary, Alberta

    “Those who sow in tears, shall reap with shouts of joy.”

    Psalm 126:5

  9. 1309
    Holly Watson says:

    Holly, Greensboro,NC; “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty”.
    2 Corinthians 3:17 NASB

  10. 1310
    Megan Allen says:

    Is it March, already??!? 🙂
    Megan Allen, Noblesville, IN
    “Remember, O LORD, your compassion and unfailing love, which you have shown from long ages past.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:6 NLT

  11. 1311
    Diane Dickerson Lopez says:

    Diane, Williamston, SC. “You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness”.Romans 8:9-10 ESV

  12. 1312
    Nancy Cozad says:

    Nancy Cozad from Kingwood, Texas
    For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
    Matthew 7:8 NIV

  13. 1313
    Madelyn,Spring Hill, TN says:

    Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run the race that is set before us,

    Hebrews 12:1 NASB

  14. 1314
    Ashley Lewis says:

    Ashley from Marshalltown, IA

    Psalm 25:5 NIV
    Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.

  15. 1315
    Lisa G says:

    Lisa, Pittsburgh, PA

    Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s [strong, overcoming, soaring]!-Psalm 103:5 AMP

  16. 1316
    Beth says:

    Beth B – Pella, Iowa

    Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond tracing out!
    Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor?
    Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?
    For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things.
    To Him be the glory forever! Amen

    Romans 11:33-36 NIV (2011)

  17. 1317
    Heather Molan says:

    Heather Ellendale, ND

    Psalm 5:3 NIV
    In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and I wait in expectation.

  18. 1318
    Martha says:

    Martha, Pelican Rapids, MN “Every time I think of you I give thanks to my God.” Philippians 1:3 NLT

  19. 1319
    Ellen says:

    Ellen, Moneta VA

    Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
    -1 Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV)

  20. 1320
    Becky says:

    Becky from Cincinnati.
    They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
    Psalm 34:5 KJV

  21. 1321
    Beth says:

    Beth Lewis, Story City, Iowa
    “You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me.”
    Psalm 139:5, NKJ

  22. 1322
    Ashley Arnold says:

    Ashley Arnold from Bryant, Arkansas

    “Be determined and confident. Do not be afraid of them. Your God, the Lord himself, will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you.””
    ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:6‬ ‭GNT‬‬

  23. 1323
    Sharon says:

    Sharon from the United States

    Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:12 ESV)

  24. 1324
    Anne B says:

    Anne B,Chesterfield MI, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
    Matthew 5:4 ESV

  25. 1325
    Sarah says:

    Sarah ~ Appleton, WI

    Even before a word is on my tongue,
    behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.

    Psalm 139:4, ESV

  26. 1326
    Vicky says:

    Vicky, from Phoenix, AZ: Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” – Psalm 91:1(NIV)

  27. 1327
    Charlotte Ortega says:

    Charlotte Ortega from Saugus CA

    YOU will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trust in YOU. Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  28. 1328
    Jan Perley says:

    Jan P. From Orlando, Florida

    Psalm 139:5 NIV

    You hem me in behind and before, and You lay your upon me.

  29. 1329
    Shannon S says:

    Shannon S Jackson Hole WY
    that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
    Ephesians 1:17‭-‬18 NKJV

  30. 1330
    Rita Harrison says:

    Rita Harrison from Cantonment, FL

    “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

    Matthew 5:6 NASB

  31. 1331
    Gretchen Cunningham says:

    Gretchen Cunningham, Dallas, TX
    “So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat? ’ or ‘What will we drink? ’ or ‘What will we wear? ’ For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.”
    Matthew 6:31-33 HCSB

  32. 1332
    Jenna Berthoud says:

    Riverton UT
    A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
    Proverbs 15:1 ESV

  33. 1333
    Sarah says:

    Sarah in Remington, VA

    Psalm 91:3
    He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

  34. 1334
    Ann says:

    Ann S. Mapleton ME
    Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation. For You I wait all the day. Psalm 25:5 NASB

  35. 1335
    Simine says:

    Simone, Birmingham, AL
    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

  36. 1336
    Alyssa Molina says:

    Alyssa- sealy, tx Romans 12:14 The Voice- “If people mistreat or malign you, bless them. Always speak blessings, not curses.

  37. 1337
    Melissa says:

    Melissa from Tucson, AZ
    Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
    1 Chronicles 16:11

  38. 1338
    Robbyn says:

    Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
    1 Chronicles 16:11

  39. 1339
    Eposi says:

    Houston, TX

    Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desires, and covetousness which is idolatry

    Colossians 3:5 (ESV)

  40. 1340
    Glenda Pogue says:

    I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers.
    Philemon v4 ESV

  41. 1341
    Renee says:

    Renee’ from Suffolk, VA
    Therefore since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Romans 5:1 ESV

  42. 1342
    Brenda Zertuche says:

    Brenda Z Houston, TX
    You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word. Psalm 119:114 ESV

  43. 1343
    Johan Wilkinson says:

    Johan W from Ajax, Ontario
    “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Philippians 4:8. NIV

  44. 1344
    Natalia Dryer says:

    Natalia Dryer, Longview, Texas

    “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32 (ESV)

  45. 1345
    Renae Trujillo says:

    Renae from Albuquerque, NM

    “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

    Psalms 23:5 NKJV

  46. 1346
    Barb says:

    Barb Wisconsin. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Ps. 139:5 ESV

  47. 1347
    Karen Brown says:

    1440 Emerson Avenue
    Hebrews 12:2 NASB
    “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. “

  48. 1348
    Shirley Huynh says:

    Shirley, San Diego, CA:
    “…The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
    1 Samuel 16:7b NIV

  49. 1349
    Kelley Guza says:

    Kelley G from Bad Axe, MI
    “to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Eph 3:21 NAB

  50. 1350
    Theresa Villazon says:

    Theresa Villazon – Raleigh, NC

    “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything
    you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity;
    keep corrupt talk far from your lips.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:23-24‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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