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. 1351
    Linda Williams says:

    Linda W. from Tomball, TX;
    “This God–his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all who take refuge in him.” Psa. 18:30 ESV

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      Stacey says:

      Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4 NIV

  2. 1352
    Peg Suveg says:

    Peg Suveg, Aurora, IL

    “(in love) He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will.” (Ephesians 1:5 NIV)

  3. 1353
    Stacey Cochran says:

    Stacey Cochran
    Centreville, AL

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

  4. 1354
    Jolinda Drake says:

    Jolinda from Kearney, Nebraska
    5 who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
    Psalm 103:5 NIV

  5. 1355
    Teresa Cianciotto says:

    Teresa Cianciotto, Dickinson, TX: I commit! “Keep you life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'” Heb 13:5 ESV

  6. 1356
    Donna says:

    March 2,2017. “Whenever I’m afraid, I will trust in you. ” Psalm 56:3

  7. 1357
    Janice, Springville,AL says:

    2 Timothy 1:9 HCSB
    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.

  8. 1358

    ACTS 4:12 NIV Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we much be saved.

  9. 1359
    Stephanie Herndon Joplin, MO says:

    But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given o you as well. Matthew 6:33 NET

  10. 1360
    Christa says:

    Christa Cordova, Vancouver, WA

    “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
    Psalm 91:1 NIV

  11. 1361
    Fawnda K. Dooley says:

    Fawnda Dooley – Denton, TX

    “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.”

    Ephesians 6:10 NIV

  12. 1362
    Stephanie Sanchez says:

    Stephanie S. from Richardson, TX:

    Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; Phil4.5 ESV

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    Erika Archie says:

    Erika A from Gatesville, TX
    {The Whole Armor of God}
    Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
    Ephesians 6:10 NKJV

  14. 1364
    Wendy Pehrson says:

    Wendy from Buckeye, AZ

    “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” Colossians 4:6 NASB

  15. 1365
    Sarah Boyce says:

    Sarah from Columbia, Missouri
    3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

  16. 1366
    Taniesha Bethmann says:

    Taneisha Bethmann Arlington, Tx: “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me declares the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17 NIV

  17. 1367
    Ashley says:

    Ashley Lawrenceville, GA

    The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
    Psalm 121:7‭-‬8 NIV

  18. 1368
    Jodi Schiebout says:

    From Jackson, TN
    “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 in the world caused by evil desires.” 2 Peter 1:4, NIV

  19. 1369
    Pam Mayer says:

    Pam Mayer from Apple Valley, MN: in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:12 NIV

  20. 1370
    Rene Sandifer says:

    Rene Sandifer, College Station, TX “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,” 1Peter 5:6 (NASB)

  21. 1371
    Joyce Grimes says:

    Joyce Grimes, Pace, FL
    “For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.” Ephesians 5:5 NKJV

  22. 1372
    Joann Keller, Willingboro, NJ says:

    Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
    Philippians 2:5 (NIV)

  23. 1373
    Jacqueline says:

    Jacqueline of Calhoun, LA
    “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭91:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  24. 1374
    Helen from Dearborn says:

    Isaiah 55:1 (NRSV) “Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

  25. 1375
    Lynne Molyneaux says:

    Lynne from Pittsburgh, Pa.

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

    Philippians 4:6-7, NIV

  26. 1376
    Lisa Walden says:

    Lisa Walden – Arlington Tx
    Exodus 20:8-10 NIV
    [8] “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. [9] Six days you shall labor and do all your work, [10] but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns.

  27. 1377
    Vicki Morton says:

    Beloved, if God so loved us,we also ought to love one another. I John 4:11

  28. 1378
    Amy says:

    Amy7634 from the Midwest:

    “…being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”

    Romans 4:21 (NIV)

  29. 1379
    Sharon DeWitt says:

    Sharon DeWitt from Shreveport, LA
    “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.”
    Psalm 68:19 NIV

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    Lisa Barber says:

    Lisa B. Taylorsville NC

    Colossians 3:12-13 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

  31. 1381

    Stevie from Fort Worth, TX James 4:7-8a

    Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.

  32. 1382
    Vicky says:

    Vicky Perrenot, Mesquite, TX

    Romans 8:38-39 NIV

    For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jess our Lord.

  33. 1383
    Kat Teeple says:

    Kat from Ossian, Indiana

    “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God”

    2 Corinthians 5:21(NIV)

  34. 1384
    Christy Youngblood says:

    Christy, Karen, Cheryl, A Cord of Three Strands
    Jay, OK
    Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.
    Psalm 126:5

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    Diane Hotchkiss says:

    Diane from Cypress, TX

    Romans 8:37 ESV
    No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

  36. 1386
    Pam says:

    Pam from Centerville, Texas
    Psalm 25:5
    Lead me in thy truth, and teach me, for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

  37. 1387
    Sharleen Copp says:

    I love the Lord because He hears and answers my prayers. Because He bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I have breath. Psalm 116: 1-2 NLT

  38. 1388
    Debbie Stovall says:

    Debbie Stovall, Gardendale, AL ” For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love He prediestined us…” Ephesians 1:4 NIV

  39. 1389
    Shelley Gully says:

    Shelley from San Angelo, TX

    When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
    and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;

    Isaiah 43:2 NIV

  40. 1390
    Teri in TN says:

    Teri Wymore in Millington, TN

    Guide me in your truth. Teach me.
    You are God my Savior.

    PSALM 25:5 (NIRV)

  41. 1391
    Vicki says:


    2 Cor. 10:5b ( HCSB)
    “…Taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.”

  42. 1392
    Elsie Coyle says:

    Elsie Coyle :: Verona, Kentucky

    “But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which come from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God]. -1 Timothy 6:6, Amplified


  43. 1393
    Darlene Butler says:

    Darlene, Monroe Ga: Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 (NLT)

  44. 1394
    Jenny Stade says:

    Jenny Stade, Clovis, ca “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” Philippians‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭NLT

  45. 1395
    Linda Edwards says:

    March 2, 2017

    Psalms 25:5

    Lead me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day


  46. 1396
    Ellen Kittredge says:

    Ellen from Chester, VA

    “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.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    I feel compelled to add how grateful I am that you, Beth, suggested Psam 25 for SSMT ’17. It is exactly what I need as I am striving to overcome a season of depression with God’s help & a godly Christian counselor. Looking forward to Basket Cases, as I often feel like one.

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    Annie says:

    Annie C from Kentucky: “the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:22-23 ESV

  48. 1398
    Kate says:

    Kate, Bristol, UK

    Matthew 5 v 4

    ‘Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.’

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    Tricia Reid says:

    Tricia Reid from Oakville, Ontario: “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38 KJV

  50. 1400
    Carey says:

    “…But where sin increased, grace increased all the more…” Romans 5:20b (NIV)

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