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. 1551
    Madison Stutzman says:

    Madison 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

  2. 1552
    Kelley Baker says:

    Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths. Psalm 25;4 NIV

  3. 1553
    Madison Stutzman says:

    Madison 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

  4. 1554
    Debra Taylor says:

    Debra Taylor, Madison, MS
    “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭103:1-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  5. 1555
    Teri Smith says:

    Ter S. From Gadsden, Al
    Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15 NIV

  6. 1556
    Euleta says:

    Cast your burden on the Lord,
    And He shall sustain you;
    He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
    Psalm 55:22 (NKJV)

  7. 1557
    Denise Ramser says:

    Denise Gambier Ohio: So in Christ we, though many, form one body and each member belongs to all the others.
    Romans 12:5 NIV

  8. 1558
    Nicole Skidmore says:

    Nicole Skidmore – Wideman, AR
    But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is Ike a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. James 1:6 NKJV

  9. 1559
    Brooke says:

    Brooke, Mobile AL ““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

  10. 1560
    Dorelle Hogan says:

    Dorelle Hogan from Hot Springs, AR, “I prayed to the Lord and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 (NLT)

  11. 1561
    Danielle Harris says:

    Danielle Harris from Oklahoma City,OK:”Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,for I am trusting you.Show me where to walk,for I give myself to you.” Psalm 143:8, NLT

  12. 1562
    Margaret Bishop says:

    Margaret Salem, VA
    Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
    1 Corinthians 15:58

  13. 1563
    CeCelia says:

    CeCelia from Houston, Texas

    “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

    Psalm 51:8 (NIV)

  14. 1564
    Kristine says:

    Kristine Drebes Round Rock, Tx

    “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away, behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

  15. 1565
    Kathryn Andrews says:

    “That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.”
    James 1:7-8 NIV
    Kathryn Andrews, Chattanooga, TN

  16. 1566
    Kelsey says:

    Kelsey Richert’ ( and fiancé John) Waverly Iowa
    “You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭139:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  17. 1567
    Hilary Carrigan says:

    Hilary C. from Pineland, TX: “He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.” Ephesians 1:5 (ESV)

  18. 1568
    Paula Hale says:

    Paula Hale, Brownwood, Tx
    “My child, pay attention to my words; listen attentively to my sayings.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:20‬ ‭NET‬‬

  19. 1569
    Laura Parli says:

    Laura Parli; St. Louis, Missouri; Isaiah 6:8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” ESV

  20. 1570
    Laura Parli says:

    Laura Parli; St. Louis, Missouri; Isaiah 6:8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” ESV

  21. 1571
    Jana says:

    Jana – Garland, Tx.

    20)Now to him who us able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,21)to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!Amen.
    Ephesians 3:20-21

  22. 1572
    Morgan says:

    “And to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3: 19-20

  23. 1573
    Mona Wilson says:

    Tha Lord Bless you and keep you and the lord make his face to shine upon you and
    give you grace. NIV numbers 6:24-25

  24. 1574
    Margot Martinez says:

    Margot from Round Rick, TX
    “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

  25. 1575
    Melva Melendez says:

    Melva from Gainesville, VA: “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 NKJV

  26. 1576
    Judy Vitters says:

    Judy Vitters, Columbia, SC
    Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me and I will be whiter than snow.
    Psalm 51:7

  27. 1577
    Hannah Marks says:

    Hannah Marks, Harare, Zimbabwe

    Romans 8:14-15 ESV
    ‘For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons [daughters], by whom we cry , “Abba! Father!”

  28. 1578
    Julie Copp says:

    Julie, Gresham, OR

    “God remembered Noah.” Genesis 8:1a (NLT)

    “God remembered Rachel’s plight and answered her prayers.” Genesis 30:22 (NLT)

    “God heard their cries and remembered His covenant promise.” Exodus 2:24 (NLT)

  29. 1579
    Becky says:

    Louisville, CO
    1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)
    No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.

  30. 1580
    Emily Miceli says:

    Emily fron Porter TX
    For a great and effective die had opened fire me and there are many opponents. 1 Corinthians 16:9 LEB

  31. 1581
    Susan Magaña says:

    Susan from El Paso,TX
    I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
    Ephesians 3:16‭-‬17 NLT

  32. 1582
    Sharon L says:

    Sharon L, Pasadena, CA, “You hem me in — behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:5 NIV

  33. 1583
    Georgina A. says:

    Georgina A. – Hyattsville, MD

    “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.” Psalm 34:8-9 NKJV

  34. 1584
    Jalee Simaan says:

    Jalee from Newport Beach CA
    I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalms 139:14 NIV

  35. 1585
    stacy roznovak says:

    Stacy Roznovak, Taylor, TX
    “Give me understandng, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.” Psalm 119:34 (NIV)

  36. 1586
    Cathie says:

    ‘I am no longer a slave to sin. For when I died with Christ,I was set free from the power of sin. Romans 6:6-7 NIV

  37. 1587
    Amy says:

    Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
    Ephesians 4:14 NIV

  38. 1588
    Melanie says:

    Melanie – Decatur, AL

    “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3 NIV

  39. 1589
    Julie says:

    Julie Cranford from Granbury, TX

    “…’Do whatever he tells you.'”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭2:5‬b NIV‬‬

  40. 1590
    Tami Mohr-Jones says:

    Tami from Titusville, FL
    The Lord is gracious and righteous;
    Our God is full of compassion.
    Psalm 116:5 NIV

  41. 1591
    Beckie P Potterfield says:

    Beckie Potterfield, Florence, SC
    For the word of the LORD is right and true. He is faithful in all he does. Psalm 33:4 (NIV)

  42. 1592
    Lori A Myers says:

    Lori in Kodak, TN

    This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. I John 1:5 KJV

  43. 1593
    Sarah McMullen says:

    “Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭7:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  44. 1594
    Jen says:

    “Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:36‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  45. 1595
    Lori says:

    Lori, Toledo

    2 Tim 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.

  46. 1596
    Ann says:

    Ann. Ft Lauderdale, FL.
    “Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On you I wait all the day. ” Psalm 25:5 NKJV

  47. 1597
    Joan says:

    Joan from Baytown Texas

    In will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    Psalm 34:1 NKJV

  48. 1598
    Pam Jackson says:

    Pam Jackson, Blue Springs, MO
    “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Romans 12:9 ESV

  49. 1599
    Kendra Harless says:

    Kendra from Fort Wayne, IN
    2 Peter 1:1-2 (NASB)
    Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:
    Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;

  50. 1600
    Jenny C says:

    Romans 12:5En ESV
    5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

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