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. 101
    Naomi says:

    Naomi Stephens from Calhoun City, MS
    “You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.” Psalm 139:5 NLT

  2. 102

    Paula Rutherford, Decatur, Tx–
    “My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; With singing lips my mouth will praise You.”
    Psalm 63:5 (1985 NIV)

  3. 103
    Cynda says:

    Valley Park, MO
    2 Corinthians 1:20 AMP/ HCSB

    For every one of the promises of God, in Christ they are all answered “Yes”. Therefore, our “Amen” is also spoken through Him (Christ) by us for God’s glory

  4. 104
    Amanda Porter says:

    Amanda Porter. Kansas City, Missouri. “If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” -Proverbs 3:24 (ESV)

  5. 105
    Marge Turner says:

    Psalm 16:4 (NIV)
    The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names on my lips.

    I’m memorizing through Psalm 16 🙂

  6. 106
    Tina says:

    Tina, Zalma, MO These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (NKJV)

  7. 107
    Kathy M says:

    Kathy M from Tulsa, OK – James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

  8. 108
    Amber Darrow says:

    Amber from Newnan, GA
    Cast all your anxieties on Him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

  9. 109
    Cara Railey says:

    Cara Railey from Springfield, Missouri: “A fool’s displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.” Proverbs 12:16 HCSB

  10. 110
    Regina Orr says:

    Regina, Floydada, Texas
    ” I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from All my fears.”
    (Continuing in Psalm 34) Psalm 34:4 ESV

  11. 111
    Susan Klapesky says:

    “For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” Ephesians 3:14 NKJV

  12. 112
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Austin
    Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
    Matthew 11:29, 30 (ESV)

  13. 113
    Kim Hower says:

    Kim, Gaithersburg MD

    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Psalm 32:8 (ESV)

  14. 114
    Charlotte Busbee says:

    Charlotte Busbee from Concord, CA. “If anyone thinks himself to be religious and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.” James 1:26 NASB

  15. 115
    Avis Buford says:

    Avis, Ore City, Texas

    “The Lord your God in your midst,
    The Mighty One, will save;
    He will rejoice over you with gladness,
    He will quiet you with His love,
    He will rejoice over you with singing.”
    Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)

  16. 116
    Doreen Morris says:

    “Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD.” Psalms 27:14 NKJV

  17. 117
    Kim New Castle, PA says:

    Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matt. 16:24, NIV

  18. 118
    JulieB says:

    Sharpsburg, Ga.
    Psalm23:3 NIV
    “he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his names sake.”

  19. 119
    Marie says:

    Marie from Post Falls, Idaho –

    “Fearfulness and trembling have come upon me,and horror has overwhelmed me.” – Psalm 55:5 (NKJV)

  20. 120
    Glennell Strawn says:

    Glennell Strawn, Buda Texas

    Psalm 34:5(ESV)

    Those who look to him are radiant,
    and their faces shall never be ashamed.

  21. 121
    Linda says:

    Linda, Bartelso,IL. He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, Ephesians 1:5 NASB

  22. 122
    Jill Greer says:

    Jill Greer, Medina, TN

    “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”
    Nahum 1:7 NIV

  23. 123
    Diana says:

    Psalms 86:5. ESV. “For You O Lord are good and forgiving, abounding in love to all who call upon You.”

  24. 124
    Michele says:

    Michele F, Centreville, AL

    Matthew 6:25(NIV)

    “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?

  25. 125
    Jerana Nelms says:

    Rancho Palos Verdes. CA

    Psalm 27:14. NIV

    Wait on the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

  26. 126
    Angie says:

    Angie from Bixby, Oklahoma:

    “He will not allow your foot to slip. He who keeps you will not slumber.
    Ps. 121:3 (NAS)

  27. 127
    kim auvenshine says:

    Kim Auvenshine, Fort Worth, Tx
    “How kind the LORD is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours!”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  28. 128
    Leah Cullen says:

    Leah Cullen – Ramona, CA

    My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! – Psalm 119:25 (ESV)

  29. 129
    Kelly Obarski says:

    Phil 4:6 NIV
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, preset your requests to God.

  30. 130
    Teri says:

    Teri from Kalamazoo, Michigan –
    “Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.” 1 Timothy 4:12 (NAS)

  31. 131
    Margo says:

    Margo Burlington On
    For the Lord is good, and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
    Psalm 100:5 NIV

  32. 132
    Aj says:

    Aj Schwanz from Newberg, OR: “Dear lady, I’m not writing you a new command. I’m writing a command we’ve had from the beginning. I’m asking that we love one another,” 2 John 5 NIRV

  33. 133
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Greensburg, LA

    “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)”
    Ephesians 2:4-5 KJV

  34. 134
    Joyce says:

    Seneca, SC

    ‘Bless the Lord O my soul and forget not all his benefits.’
    Psalm 103:2

  35. 135
    Berni says:

    Berni, Albuquerque
    Because of the privilege and authority God has given me,
    I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better
    than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of
    yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has
    given us. Romans 12:3 NLT

  36. 136
    Leigh Clemmons says:

    Leigh Clemmons, Shorter, Alabama: Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:11 NKJV

  37. 137
    Jill says:

    Jill, Plano TX

    Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    Psalm 73:25-26 NIV

  38. 138
    Suzanne Carlson says:

    Suzanne: Ridgefield, WA

    He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
    Colossians 1:17 NASB

    • 138.1
      Suzanne Carlson says:

      Suzanne: Ridgefield, WA
      (I posted the wrong verse – sorry about that)
      18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
      Colossians 1:18 NASB

  39. 139
    Sarah Whitt says:

    Sarah Whitt, Fort Worth, TX
    “I wait for Yahweh; I wait and put my hope in His word.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭130:5‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  40. 140
    susan says:

    its susan from long island. still studying the second part of gal 5 22-23
    But the fruit of the spirit is love,joy, peace,forbearance,kindness,goodness,faithfulness,gentleness, and self control. against such things there is no law

  41. 141
    Susan Scott says:

    “Your words were found, and I ate them; and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by Your Name, O Lord, God of hosts.” Jeremiah 15:16 (ESV)

  42. 142
    Sheila Johnson says:

    Sheila Johnson, Beckley, WV
    But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 NKJV

  43. 143
    Kimberly Kleimann says:

    Kimberly Kleimann, Chico,CA Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
    Ephesians6:13 KJV

  44. 144
    Nancy Kenney says:

    Nancy Kenney, Abingdon, MD. “We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 (NIV)

  45. 145
    Pamela Shaw says:

    Pamela Shaw, Bangor, Northern Ireland.
    ‘For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.’ Psalm 27:5 (NIV)

  46. 146
    Connor Forrester says:

    Connor Forrester from Greenwood, SC
    “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
    1 Thessalonians 16-18 NIV

  47. 147
    Brooke Gage says:

    Brooke Gage, Highlands Ranch CO
    You hem me in behind and before, and You lay Your hand upon me. Psalm 139:5, NIV

  48. 148
    Joan Schroeder says:

    Ephesians 6: 17-18
    “take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lords people.” NIV

  49. 149
    Kimberly Orcutt says:

    Kim, Amherst, Ohio
    Gal. 5:22-23 NIV
    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
    kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

  50. 150
    Stacy Minor says:

    Big Lake, MN
    But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) Romans 8:9 nlt

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