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. 1501
    Mindy says:

    Mindy from Granger, IN

    Ephesians 3:16 NIV “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.”

  2. 1502
    Sherri Huff says:

    Sherri Huff from Mechanicsville, VA
    “so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5 NIV

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    Barbara Severns says:

    Barbara Severns, Boise, Idaho

    Thou hast enclosed me behind and before, and laid Thy hand upon me.

    Psalm 139:5 NASB

  4. 1504
    Kimber says:

    Kimber, ID
    James 4:1-3
    1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

  5. 1505
    Dawn Byers says:

    Dawn Byers Alvord, TX And so Joseph went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea to David’s town of Bethlehem because he was of the house and lineage of David. Luke 2:4 NAB

  6. 1506
    Missy from Houston, TX says:

    Missy from Houston, TX
    Isaiah 41:13 from King James
    For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

  7. 1507
    Julie Green says:

    Julie from Ridgeville, SC: “When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.” ~ Proverbs 31:26 (NLT)

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    joy says:

    Joy~from Iowa~ For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God, Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my yearns within me. ~ Job 19:25-27

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    Amy Harrington says:

    Amy Harrington, Louisville, KY “so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” Romans 12:5 NIV

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    Holly Transue says:

    Holly Transue, Cape May, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 NKJV

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    Deena says:

    Colleyville, TX
    If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. -ESV

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    Connie Harper says:

    Connie Harper Tyler, Tx. Let Your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. Psalm 90:16 ESV

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    Kristy says:

    Kristy, Cottage Grove, MN: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭NIV

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    Karen says:

    Karen from Henderson, NV
    Galatians 5:22-23
    22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. NIV

  15. 1515
    Liz Scherer says:

    Liz Scherer
    Fort Worth, TX
    “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Chimere Wise says:

    Chimere- Sicklerville, NJ
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

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    Jessup lyon says:

    Jessup Lyon Fort collins CO.
    “It is good to give thanks to the lord, to sing praises to the most high.”

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    Nancy Borrett says:

    Nancy–Yonges Island, SC

    “So, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

    John 8:36

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    Chelsea, Houston, TX says:

    “He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.” –Psalm 107:29 NIV

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    Kim Uden says:

    Kim from Chatham, Illinois

    he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,

    Ephesians 1:20 (NIV)

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    Pam Nelson says:

    Pam N. from Brighton CO

    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

    Romans 8:18 (ESV)

  22. 1522
    Amy says:

    Amy, Apex NC

    “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5 (NIV)

  23. 1523
    Fran Scott says:

    Fran Scott, Stafford TX “Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security” Jeremiah 33:6 ESV

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    Sissy says:

    Sissy from GA
    Matthew 6:33King James Version (KJV)

    33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

  25. 1525
    Stacy Caplinger says:

    Stacy Caplinger, Jonesboro, AR : I say to the LORD, “You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:2 NIV

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    Stephanie Tausch says:

    Stephanie Tausch -Helotes,Tx
    “a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Shelly says:

    Shelly Y., Nixa, Mo.
    “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9 (NIV)

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    Darlene Johnson says:

    Darlene J. , Hollywood,SC “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2nd Corinthians 5:7 NKJV

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    Kaye Davis says:

    Kaye from Hamburg,AR
    For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.  2Timothy 1:7 NIV

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    Kimberly Martin says:

    Kimberly Martin from Dallastown, PA
    “When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you’ll show up, too-the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ.” Colossians 3:4 (MSG)

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    Amanda McFadden says:

    Amanda in Catlett VA
    And ye masters, do the same thing unto them, forbearing threatening, knowing that your Master also is in heaven. Neither is there respect of persons with Him. Finally, my brethren, be strong on to L-RD and the power of His might. (Ephesians 6:9-10 KJV)

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    Jackie Jones says:

    Jackie, Pensacola,Fl. ESV, Psalms 27:14 “Wait for the Litd; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”

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    Cindy Forman, Barboursville, WV says:

    For God is a God not of disorder but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33

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    Imelda Hunt says:

    Imelda, Toledo, OH

    Simon replied, “Master, we worked hard all night [to the point of exhaustion] and caught nothing [in our nets], but at Your word I will [do as you say and] lower the nets [again].”

    Luke 5:5 (AMP)

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    Beverly Regensberg says:

    Beverly from Fresno CA

    “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 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

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    Diane Jackson says:

    Diane from Wood River, IL
    For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 (KJV)

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    Joyce says:

    Joyce from Houston, TX
    “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:35-36‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Shannon Elliott says:

    Seneca, SC

    “I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” 2 Timothy 1:5 (NIV)

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    Andrea Bellis says:

    Andrea Bellis , Louisville,KY
    “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Sally says:

    Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
    So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
    Ps 63:3&4

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    Linda Gammon says:

    Linda, Blue Springs, MO
    As for man, his days are like grass;
    he flourishes like a flower of the field;
    for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.
    Psalm 103:15-16 ESV

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    Erin says:

    Erin, Lolo, MT “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2 NIV

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    Michelle says:

    “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you, he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22 NIV

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    Mary Ellen Krivonen says:

    Mary Ellen in Laurel, MT
    “In love He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and His will” Eph 1:5 NIV

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    Christina D Ladner says:

    Christina from Kiln, MS
    “No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.”
    Psalm 25:3 NIV

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    Joy Martin says:

    Joy Martin, LaGrange, GA
    “Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.”
    Psalms 25:3 ESV

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    Katie says:

    “For we walk by faith, not by sight (living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises)” 2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP

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    Ann wellen says:

    Psalm 25:21 (NLT)

    May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you.

    Mandeville, LA

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    Janelle Bazar says:

    Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
    Psalms 91:1-2 (NIV)

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    Tanya McCaw says:

    Tanya from Birmingham, AL

    “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance”

    James 1:2-3 NIV

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