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. 1601
    Gerri Bormida says:

    “For through the Spirit, by faith, we eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.”
    Galatians 5:5 (HCSB)

  2. 1602
    Ann Lacker says:

    Your every action must be done in love. 1 Cor 16:14

  3. 1603
    Kristie Terpstra says:

    Kristie, Montgomery, TX: “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13 NIV

  4. 1604
    Kim says:

    Kim from Maryville ,Tennessee
    I Samuel 16:7
    But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him
    The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.

  5. 1605
    Dawn Deare says:

    Dawn Deare – Lafayette LA
    Psalm 119:53 ESV
    Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked who forsake your law.

  6. 1606
    Reeder says:

    Auburn, AL
    Ephesians 1:18 (Amp)
    And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very center and core of your being] may be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit], so that you will know and cherish the hope [the divine guarantee, the confident expectation] to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints (God’s people),

  7. 1607
    Sherry Stewart says:

    Sherry, Walnut Cove, NC
    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
    You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
    Psalm 23:5-6 ESV

  8. 1608
    Kailah says:

    Kailah from Cambridge, MA. “It is for discipline that you have to endure. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” Heb 12:7 ESV

  9. 1609
    Cathy L says:

    Cathy L Birmingham, Al.
    Lamentations 3:22 ESV
    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end.

  10. 1610
    Kelly S says:

    Kelly Snodgrass
    Rogersville, TN

    Daniel 3 :29b NET

    [Nebuchadnezzar said]… “For there exists no other god who can deliver in this way.”

  11. 1611
    Fran Thomas says:

    Fran, Jackson, TN

    Philippians 4:8b, “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” (NLT)

  12. 1612
    Marlena Cantrell says:

    Marlena Cantrell, Alabaster, AL

    “Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭25:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  13. 1613
    Lisa Taylor says:

    Lisa from Waycross, GA
    Donna from Albany, GA

    “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life”. Proverbs 4:23 (HCSB)

  14. 1614
    Teresa says:

    Teresa Neal, Waynesboro, PA

    Galatians 5:22 NLT

    But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things.

  15. 1615
    Summer Sikes says:

    Summer Sikes from Louisville, KY: “Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.”
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭9:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  16. 1616
    Angie Shockney says:

    Angie Shockney Lafayette IN
    1 Corinthians 1:8 He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV

  17. 1617
    Ginger Knowles says:

    Ginger from Canton, GA
    2 Thessalonians 3:3
    But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. NKJV

  18. 1618
    Linda Rosenkoetter says:

    Ashland, OH “Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow. Though they are red like crimsom, they will be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18, NASB

  19. 1619
    Denise Hoft says:

    Denise H from Columbia, SC
    “guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for yo ar my God my Savior,
    Psalm 16:5 (NIV)

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    AnnaMarie Lohr says:

    AnnaMarie Lohr, Pittsburgh, PA
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7 NIV

  21. 1621
    Christina Lawless says:

    Psalms 34:5 NLT- Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.

  22. 1622
    Judith says:

    Judith from Tennessee

    “The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me.”

    Psalm 116:6 NIV

  23. 1623
    Sharon Toth says:

    Sharon, Lincoln Park, Mi
    “I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’” Ezekial 37:14

  24. 1624
    Kathy says:

    Kathy leesville,la. Never be lacking in zeal,but keep your spiritual fervor,serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope,patient in affliction,faithful in prayer. Romans 12:11-12 NIV

  25. 1625
    Laura Jungeblut says:

    Laura, Katy, TX
    You did not choose me but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.
    John 15-16 NIV

  26. 1626
    Monica Pribe says:

    Monica Pribe, Blacklick OH “who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s” Psalm 103:5 ESV

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    Cam Moore says:

    Cam Moore, Albuquerque, NM
    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

  28. 1628
    Beth Collins, San Augustine, TX says:

    “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  29. 1629
    Laura says:

    Laura – Kingwood, TX – Romans 12:13 – “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

  30. 1630
    Judy says:

    Judy, Virginia
    “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” ~ Proverbs 4: 23 NIV

  31. 1631
    Beverly Hale says:

    Beverly, Lexington, KY
    Philippians 2:13 NLT
    For God is working in you, giving you the desire and power to do what pleases Him.

  32. 1632
    Heidi Streed says:

    Philippians 3:2 NLT

    Watch out for those dogs, those people who do evil, those mutilators who say you must be circumcised to be saved.

  33. 1633
    Janet Hecker says:

    Janet Hecker Melbourne, FL
    Romans 12:12 NIV
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

  34. 1634
    Carol Givens says:

    Carol Givens Cochabama, Bolivia

    Ephesians 5:20 (NIV)

    Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  35. 1635
    Sherry Page says:

    Sherry Page
    Elizabeth, CO
    Psalms 77: 13&14. NIV
    Your ways O’God,are holy. What God is
    so great as our God? You are the God who
    performs miracles; You display your power
    among the peoples.

  36. 1636
    SandyT/kc says:

    “He Who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning and darkens the day unto night, Who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the surface of the earth, The Lord is His name.” Amos 5:9 ESV

  37. 1637
    Loretta says:

    Loretta, Murrayville, GA

    ” So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” John 16:22 NIV

  38. 1638
    Debi says:

    Debi, Alva, FL Galatians 6:2 (NKJV) Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

  39. 1639
    Connie Hirschy says:

    Connie, Iowa, 2Timothy 1:8 So don’t be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, or of me His prisoner. Instead, share in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God.2 Timothy 1:8 HCS

  40. 1640
    Jeanne Adams says:

    Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Gal 6:9 NASB Jeanne Adams Keller, TX

  41. 1641
    Kelly Rogers says:

    Kelly Rogers
    Andrews, TX

    Thou dost prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies;Thou hast anointed my head with oil, My cup overflows. NIV

  42. 1642
    Sarah K says:

    Sarah, Lincoln, NE “Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.” (Isaiah 46:10 NLT)

  43. 1643
    Mary Ann says:

    Mary Ann from Lubbock, TX
    (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth?
    Ephesians 4:9 ESV

  44. 1644
    Marilyn Korver says:

    Marilyn from Alton, IA “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

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    Leatha, Katy TX says:

    Since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5.1

  46. 1646
    Pam says:

    Pam from North Carolina

    “He must become greater; I must become less.”

    John 3:30 (NIV)

  47. 1647
    Kim Curtis says:

    Kim Curtis
    Tulsa, Ok
    Psalm 103:5
    “He fills my life with good things! My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!”

  48. 1648
    Judy Googins says:

    Judy G. from Tyler, Texas:
    “Who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,”
    Psalm 103:4 ESV

  49. 1649
    Katie Grace says:

    Katie from Greenbrier, TN “I will be your God throughout your lifetime…. I made you, and I will care for you.” Isaiah 46:4 NLT

  50. 1650
    Vicki Bolton says:

    Vicki Bolton, Lubbock, TX

    If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn’t much to you in the first place.

    Proverbs 24:10 MSG

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