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. 1401
    Emily Lawyer says:

    Arlington, VA

    I have suffered much, O Lord; restore my life again as you promised. Psalms 119:107 (NLT)

  2. 1402
    Darla Gaines says:

    Darla Gaines, Amarillo, TX. A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
    Proverbs 15:1 NLT

  3. 1403
    Haleigh Clevenger says:

    Haleigh from Midland, Texas

    He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

    Ecclesiastes 3:11

  4. 1404
    Nanette, Plano says:

    But He knows the way I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed His steps; I have kept to His way without turning aside. Job 23:10-11 NIV

  5. 1405
    Abigail says:

    Abigail from Chattanooga, TN
    Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!
    -Psalm 66:20

  6. 1406
    Amy says:

    Amy, Albemarle, NC

    *I missed last time, so two verses this entry. 🙂

    “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,”-Philippians 1:9-10

  7. 1407
    Annette Bland says:

    Annette B. Reno, NV
    Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
    My hope comes from him.
    Psalm 62:5 NIV

  8. 1408
    Lynne says:

    Lynne -Alberta, Canada
    Psalm 139:6 NLT
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to know!

  9. 1409
    Debbie says:

    Debbie M., New Lenox, IL
    Draw near to my soul, redeem me.
    Psalm 69:18

  10. 1410
    Kim says:

    Kim Laurel, MS “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day” John 6:44NIV

  11. 1411
    Kathy says:

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord, your God,will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NIV

  12. 1412
    Barbara Menefee says:

    Barbara, Fisherville, KY: Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus, who being in the very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped. Phil 2:5-6 NIV

  13. 1413
    Tess Womack says:

    Tess Taylorsville, Ga

    2 Timothy 2:10 CSB
    “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.”

  14. 1414
    Judy Dreeszen says:

    Judy from Clay Center, Kansas. “I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.” Psalm 40:1 NLT

  15. 1415
    Karey Bourgeois says:

    As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
    Isaiah 55:10-11 NIV

  16. 1416
    Nancy Lori says:

    Nancy Lori, Rio Rancho, NM

    Proverbs 23:12 ESV
    Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge.

  17. 1417
    leann faircloth says:

    Leann Faircloth, Bethel, NC “so that the tested genuiness of your faith-more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire-may be found to result in praise and honor and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ” I Peter 1:7

  18. 1418
    Dawn Blalock says:

    Dawn from Amarillo, Tx.

    “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. ”

    Psalm 112:7 NIV

  19. 1419
    Missy Newman says:

    Missy Newman Andersonville, TN “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”
    James 1:19-20 ESV

  20. 1420
    Melissa Kemp says:

    Melissa K.
    Round Rock, TX

    They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty,
    and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
    Psalm 145:5 (NIV)

  21. 1421
    Jane says:

    Jane from Calgary, AB

    “But he was pierced for our transgressions;
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
    upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
    and with his wounds we are healed.”

    Isaiah 53:5 (ESV)

  22. 1422
    Nikki says:

    Nikki Harrison from Franklin, Tennessee: ” Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Psalms 27:14 (ESV)

  23. 1423
    Jessica Lance says:

    Jessica Lance, Shelby, NC.
    Revelation 7:16 ESV
    “They shall hunger no more, neither shall they thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.”

  24. 1424
    Marsha Bauldry says:

    In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
    Proverbs 3:6 (ESV)

  25. 1425
    Deborah Mae Brine says:

    Deborah, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia-Psalm 125:4, “Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.”

  26. 1426
    Sandy Hartley says:

    Romans 12:10 (NIV)
    Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
    Sandy, Clatskanie OR

  27. 1427
    Melanie Toups says:

    Melanie Toups
    Bridge City, TX

    Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man. –Psalm 71:4 NASB

  28. 1428
    Rachel Miller says:

    Rachel Miller from Judsonia, AR. ‘His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,’ 2 Peter 1:3 ESV

  29. 1429
    Diane Watt says:

    Diane Watt, Harker Heights, TX: “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the LORD rather than for men, knowing that from the LORD you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the LORD Christ Whom you serve.” Colossians 3:23-24 NASB

  30. 1430
    Pamela McDonald says:

    Pam Hendersonville, NC
    “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.” Psalm25:5 KJV

  31. 1431
    Tracey Richardson says:

    Tracey from Shawnee, Kansas

    “Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority before all time and now and forever. Amen.”
    –Jude 24-25 (ESV)

  32. 1432
    Sherry Yost says:

    Sherry Yost, Layton UT
    While we were still sinners, Christ Died for us. Romans 5:8 NIV

  33. 1433
    Abi K says:

    Abi K, Arvada, CO: “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1

  34. 1434
    Rose Patterson says:

    Rose Patterson from Tacoma, WA: I commit! “O Lord, You have searched me and known me.” Psalm 139:1 NKJV

  35. 1435
    Paula Newberg says:

    Paula Newberg from Vancouver WA Col 3:6 “On account of these the wrath of God is coming.” ESV

  36. 1436
    Beth Stoffregen says:

    Beth Stoffregen, Laguna Hills, CA:

    (I didn’t post the last couple of times but have been memorizing anyway.) Here is what I’m working on…

    “O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up. You discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.”
    Psalm 139-1-3 ESV.

  37. 1437
    Melissa Abston says:

    Melissa Abston, Carrollton, TX “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” Psalms 126:5 ESV

  38. 1438
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, Rapid City, SD:
    “But he knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold. For I have stayed on God’s paths; I have followed his ways and not turned aside.”
    Job 23:10-11 NLT

  39. 1439
    Carolyn Campbell says:

    Carolyn, Chicago

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

    Matthew 22:27 The Living Bible

  40. 1440
    Tammy says:

    Tammy Causey, Humboldt, TN USA

    For you have died, and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God. When the Messiah, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. Colossians 3:3 HCSB

  41. 1441
    Robin says:

    Robin, Knoxville

    Keep me safe, my God,
    for in you I take refuge
    Psalm 16:1 NIV

  42. 1442
    Sharon says:

    Sharon from Toronto, ON. The Lord is my strength and my song. He has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him – my father’s God, and I will exalt him! Exodus 15:2 NIV

  43. 1443
    Karen Sill says:

    Karen sill
    Albuquerque NM

    “It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  44. 1444
    Doretta Sellers says:

    Doretta from Ada, OK

    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

    Col. 4:2 NIV

  45. 1445
    Jodie Bowling says:

    Jodie Bowling, Lewisburg, Ohio
    Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing entrusted to you.
    II Timothy 1:13- 14 HCSB

  46. 1446
    Margie Dudley says:

    Margie Dudley from Moncks Corner, South Carolina…so it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of his one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others. Romans 12:5 NLT

  47. 1447
    Amy Oesterreich says:

    Amy, Crown Point, Indiana
    “You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.”
    Psalm 139:5

  48. 1448
    Debbie Weaver says:

    Debbie Weaver, Cumming, GA

    “Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.”
    Romans 8:23 NIV

  49. 1449
    Margaret jones says:

    Matt. 5:42
    Give to the one who asks you,
    And do not turn away from the one
    Who wants to borrow from you.

  50. 1450
    Sara McPeek says:

    Sara McPeek, Decatur, TX
    So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)

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