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. 1451
    Kim Foley says:

    Kim Foley, Arnold, MD
    Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, & songs of the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
    Colossians 3:16

  2. 1452

    Carole from Knoxville, TN
    Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. -Ephesians 4:32, NIV

  3. 1453
    Renee says:

    Renee, Richmond, VA

    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 ESV

  4. 1454
    Anne Trulock says:

    Do not conform 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

  5. 1455
    Mina says:

    Mina from Marina, CA: “But he knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” – Job 23:10 NIV

  6. 1456
    Donna says:

    I Samuel 16:7 NLT
    The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

  7. 1457
    Gay Cullum says:

    Gay Cullum, Potomac, IL “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 NKJV

  8. 1458
    hannah huneycutt says:

    Hannah Huneycutt
    Mt. Pleasant, N.C.

    When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within a bush, “Moses!Moses!” and Moses said “Here I am.” “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God. Exodus 3:4-6

  9. 1459
    Anne Greski says:

    Anne G. from Roswell, GA

    “LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure.” Psalm 16:5 (NIV)

  10. 1460
    Ursula Hawkins says:

    Ursula Hawkins, St. Leonard MD:
    And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2. Cor. 9:8 NIV

  11. 1461
    Cheryl says:

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

  12. 1462
    Samantha Wille says:

    Samantha W. from Kenosha, WI

    “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities- his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
    Romans 1:20 NIV

  13. 1463
    Rachel says:

    Rachel from Vancouver, Washington. “So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.” Hebrews 1:4 NIV

  14. 1464
    Brooklyn Long says:

    Brooklyn from Arvada, CO

    Psalm 27:14 (NIV)- “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

  15. 1465
    Kathi says:

    Kathi, Vancouver, Wa

    The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 NASB

  16. 1466
    Chris Robertson says:

    Chris Robertson from Fort Wayne, IN
    guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:5 NIV

  17. 1467
    Teresa Nelson says:

    Teresa Nelson, Martinez, CA (SF Bay Area)
    Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
    Psalm 119:18 (NIV)

  18. 1468
    Tammy Bachmann says:

    Tammy from Suffolk, VA

    For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,

    Romans 12:4 NKJ

  19. 1469
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Santa Ana, CA
    “Let not you heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. John 14:1 NAS

  20. 1470
    Jana Wright says:

    Jana Wright – Bennington Vermont
    Psalm 119:132
    Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.

  21. 1471
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Rockwall, Tx
    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
    Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)

  22. 1472
    Erin Ruddell says:

    Erin Ruddell

    Denver, CO

    Romans 8:9 HCSB
    You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God lives in you. But, if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.

  23. 1473
    Suzy Myers says:

    Suzy Myers, Annapolis, Maryland

    I John 2:15

    Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

  24. 1474
    Mary Jane says:

    Mary Jane, Troy KS

    “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.” 1 Peter 3:15a NIV

  25. 1475
    Beth Lang says:

    Beth Lang from Roseburg, Or

    Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16 NKJV

  26. 1476
    Tanis Searle says:

    Tanis from Cranbook BC

    Romans 8:36 HCSB. As it is written: Because of You we are being put to death all day long; we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered.

  27. 1477
    Jenny Smith says:

    Jenny Smith, Lewisville, TX

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

    Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

  28. 1478
    Heather Morgan says:

    Heather Morgan from Waxahachie, TX

    2 Corinthians 5:14-17 NLT
    Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for us, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive His new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. So we have stopped evaluating each other from a human point of view. At one time, we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know Him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone, a new life has begun.

  29. 1479
    Julie says:

    Julie from Ontario, CA. “Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.” Philippians 4:3. (ESV)

  30. 1480
    Denise Wilkin says:

    Denise Wilkin
    The Woodlands, TX
    “Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes.”
    Psalm 44:5

  31. 1481
    Linda from Austin says:

    The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still. Exodus 14:14 NIV

  32. 1482
    Erica Oursland says:

    Erica from Kalispell, MT: “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.” Ephesians 1:4 NIV

  33. 1483
    Sherry says:

    Sherry from Warrenton VA

    “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 hold onto you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 HSCB

  34. 1484
    Nancy Coffey says:

    Nancy Coffey
    Barboursville, WV

    “The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭58:11‬ ‭NIV

  35. 1485
    Deanne Alsup, Des Moines, IA says:

    But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Cor 4:7 NIV.

  36. 1486
    Stephany Pracht says:

    Stephany Pracht from El Dorado, KS “Do not be afraid, because I am with you. I will bring your descendants from the east and gather you from the west.” Isaiah 43:5 (GW)

  37. 1487
    Stacey Vicenti says:

    Stacey Vicenti, Albuquerque, NM

    “God arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.” Psalm 18:32, NLT

  38. 1488
    Connie says:

    Connie at Waynesville, GA- 1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. KJV

  39. 1489
    Emily says:

    Emily from San Francisco, CA

    “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
    To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.”

    MIcah 6:8, NIV

  40. 1490
    Rita Brake says:

    Rita Brake from Los Alamos NM ” trust in the Lord. Have faith, do not despair. Trust in the Lord. Psalm 27:14 GNT

  41. 1491
    Lisa B says:

    Lisa from Hutchins, TX
    Ephesians 6:14, NIV

    Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

  42. 1492
    Carol Hulin says:

    Carol Hulin, Kitchener, ON

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

  43. 1493
    Kelly Scholl says:

    Kelly S. from Delaware, OH

    “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”
    Matthew 6:25 (NIV)

  44. 1494
    Christin Dockum says:

    Psalm 27:14
    Wait for the lord. Be strong and take heart and wait for the lord.

  45. 1495
    Cindie says:

    Cindie Z from Maroa, IL

    Show me the right path, O LORD;
    Point out the road for me to follow.

    Psalm 25:4 NLT

  46. 1496
    Deborah Johnson says:

    Deborah Johnson from Odessa, Texas: “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being.” Ephesians 3:16 (NIV)

  47. 1497
    Faye Tronsgard says:

    Faye from Calgary Alberta Canada

    “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:16-18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  48. 1498
    Lyndsay says:

    Lyndsay, New Castle, IN.
    Isaiah 55:1–NLT
    Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink–even if you have no money! Come and take your choice of wine or milk–it’s all free!

  49. 1499
    Nlynch says:

    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.
    Matthew 6:33
    Nanette Lynch

  50. 1500
    Charlotte Sloan says:

    Charlotte, Myrtle Beach, SC

    Psalm 103:2 NLT
    Let all that I am praise the Lord;
    may I never forget the good things He does for me.

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