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. 1651
    Rachael Umstead says:

    Rachael from Union, ME – sorry I am late 🙂 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:3-6 NKJV

  2. 1652
    Nancy says:

    Nancy. Casper WY
    “I do not consider,brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet], but one thing I do–it is my one aspiration: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead!”
    Phil 3:13. Amplified

  3. 1653
    Karin says:

    Karin, TORONTO, Canada

    “He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity”

    PS 21:23 (NIV)

  4. 1654
    Melissa says:

    Melissa K, Houston TX
    “Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.” Psalm 139:4 NIV

  5. 1655
    Bettie Thompson says:

    Cary, NC

    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

  6. 1656
    Carolyn says:

    Isaiah 60:5 (NKJV)

    “Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.”

    Wheaton, IL

  7. 1657
    Cathy Smiley says:

    To declare that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no righteousness in him. Psalm 92:15 NKJ

  8. 1658
    Tina Stanaland says:

    Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior and my hope is in you all day long. Ps25:5 NIV

  9. 1659
    Linda Bowers says:

    Linda Bowers – Garland, TX: When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” John 11:4 NIV

  10. 1660
    Suzy Adams says:

    Suzy Adams, Wheelersburg,OH – Humble yourselves, therefore under God’s might hand, that He may lift you up in due time. I Peter 5:6 NIV

  11. 1661
    Mickey Galbraith says:

    Mickey, Gilbert AZ

    When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3 NIV

  12. 1662
    Emily McCargar says:

    Emily, Elk Grove, CA
    “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry,”
    James 1:19 NIV

  13. 1663
    Laura Adams says:

    Laura Adams, Ada, OK “Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,” Ephesians 6:14 ESV

  14. 1664
    Jamie Lyn says:

    Hopping on here a few verses late but excited to join!

    “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
    ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  15. 1665
    Nikki Gack says:

    Nikki from Park Rapids, MN

    She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

    Proverbs 31:25 NLT

  16. 1666
    Sarah says:

    Sarah from Sonora CA

    “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”
    II Timothy 2:1 NASB

  17. 1667
    Phillis White says:

    Phillis White from Shelby NC

    “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

    Exodus 14:14. NIV

  18. 1668
    Tanya Isley says:

    Raleigh, NC

    Psalms 28:7 NIV
    The LORD is my strength and my shield;
    my heart trusts in him, and He helps me,
    my heart leaps for joy,
    and with my song I praise him.

  19. 1669
    Jennifer Talley says:

    Hello From MT, Joining late but so happy to be here.

    Zeph 3:17 The Lord your God is in your midst,
    a mighty one who will save;
    he will rejoice over you with gladness;
    he will quiet you by his love;
    he will exult over you with loud singing.

  20. 1670
    Dacia Edmonson says:

    Dacia Edmonson from Bullard, Texas

    “Your word is a lamp to my feet and alight to my path.”
    Psalm 119:105 ESV

  21. 1671
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl from Omaha, NE

    One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4 NIV

  22. 1672
    Angela says:

    Angela from RiverVale, NJ

    I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all Your works and consider what your hands have done. Psalm 143:5 NIV

  23. 1673
    Kelli says:

    Kelli from Dover,AR

    ,both Mahlon and Kilion died. This left Naomi alone, without her two sons or her husband.
    Ruth 1:5 NLT

  24. 1674
    Angie Husbenet from N. Richland Hills, Texas says:

    “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.” Psalm 62:8 NIV

  25. 1675
    Susan Mangum says:

    Susan Mangum Newburgh, IN
    I love you,O LORD, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my Fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. Psalm 18:1-3

  26. 1676
    Julee Hammond says:

    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. Psalm 23:1 niv

  27. 1677
    Cher Goeder says:

    Cher Goeder, Toledo, OH II Timothy 1:15-18 HCSB

    “This you know: All those in Asia have turned away from me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes. May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he diligently searched for me and found me. May the Lord grant that he obtain mercy from Him on that day. And you know very well how much he ministered at Ephesus.”

  28. 1678
    Heidi says:

    Heidi~Lindale, Texas
    Psalm 34:4 NIV
    I sought the Lord, and He answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

  29. 1679
    Bobbie Head says:

    Bobbie, Radium Springs NM
    John 1:2 He was in the beginning with God. NKJV

  30. 1680
    Amy Link says:

    Amy Link – Alva, FL

    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

    Romans 3:23

  31. 1681
    Candy Warren says:

    Candy–Whitewright, TX–
    You shall not be afraid of the terror by night nor of the arrow that flies by day. Psalm 91:5 NKJV

  32. 1682
    Teresa says:

    Teresa — Louisville, KY

    But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith. Pray in the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Jude 1:20-21 NLT

  33. 1683
    cpucci says:

    Carthage, NY

    Now when Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on a mountainside & sat down. His disciples came to Him & He began to teach them.
    He said,

    Matthew 5:1-2

  34. 1684
    JulieP says:

    Julie P Tierra Verde FL

    Psalm 25:5 NIV

    Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God, my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

  35. 1685
    Stephanie Hayslip says:

    Stephanie H. from Fort Worth, TX:

  36. 1686
    Rita Quinlan says:

    Rita – Alva, Florida

    “Share one another’s burdens, and in this way obey the laws of Christ.”

    Galatians 6:2 – NLT

  37. 1687
    Stephanie Hayslip says:

    Stephanie H. from Fort Worth:

    For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. Romans 8:5 ESV

  38. 1688
    Bethany Mabin says:

    Bethany from Lehigh Acres, FL
    Romans 1:16New Living Translation (NLT)
    For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile

  39. 1689
    Susan says:

    Susan, Atlanta, GA
    Walk as children of light. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. Ephesians 5:8b,11 ESV

  40. 1690
    ~`Denise says:

    Denise D Gilroy, CA

    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?
    Matt 6:25 ESV

  41. 1691
    Carol Crabtree says:

    Carol Crabtree, Farmers Branch, Texas

    John 15:7 NIV

    This is my command: Love each other.

  42. 1692
    Breann Reynolds says:

    “You shall love your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”
    Deuteronomy 6:5

  43. 1693
    Glenda Durano says:

    Glenda–Albuquerque, NM

    Romans 8:38-39, NIV

    For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  44. 1694
    kathy(bigsis) says:

    St. Louis, MO
    “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 2Corinthians 9:6 (NIV’84)

  45. 1695
    Beth says:

    Beth Kaiser Dyersburg, Tennessee
    and rend your hearts not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and mercifull, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love;and he relents over disaster. Joel 2:13 ESV

  46. 1696
    Debbie, Jacksonville, FL says:

    Psalm 139:5 NASB

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

  47. 1697
    April says:

    Seattle, WA
    Colossians 3:16
    Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

  48. 1698
    Bethany Bickford says:

    Bethany, Hawley, TX
    And why do you worry about clothes? Learn how the wildflowers of the field grow: they don’t labor or spin thread.
    Matthew 6:28 HCSB

  49. 1699
    Meghan Van Cleave says:

    Meghan Van Cleave from Redmond Oregon: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Collosians 3:12

  50. 1700
    Grace says:

    Grace from Georgetown, TX: “4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.” Philippians 4:4-5 (HCSB)

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