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. 1751
    Misty Weare says:

    Misty Weare, Alliance, NE
    1 Corinthians 1:7, ESV

    Just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf

  2. 1752
    Fynette Rooker says:

    I commit! Fynette Rooker from Cape Coral, Florida: “I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
    And delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 New King James Version

  3. 1753
    Elizabeth Burns says:

    Liz Burns, Brattleboro, VT –

    “Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.” Is. 55:5 ESV

  4. 1754
    Marissa says:

    Marissa from Kirkland, WA Psalm 119: 145-152 NET

    119:145 ק (Qof)

    I cried out with all my heart, “Answer me, O Lord!
    I will observe your statutes.”
    119:146 I cried out to you, “Deliver me,
    so that I can keep 187 your rules.”
    119:147 I am up before dawn crying for help.
    I find hope in your word.
    119:148 My eyes anticipate the nighttime hours,
    so that I can meditate on your word.
    119:149 Listen to me 188 because of 189 your loyal love!
    O Lord, revive me, as you typically do! 190
    119:150 Those who are eager to do 191 wrong draw near;
    they are far from your law.
    119:151 You are near, O Lord,
    and all your commands are reliable. 192
    119:152 I learned long ago that
    you ordained your rules to last. 193

  5. 1755
    Judy Fischer says:

    Judy Apple Valley. CA

    I COMMIT…“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  6. 1756
    Dawn Regner says:

    Dawn from San Diego, CA

    2 Corinthians 9:8 NLT
    And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need, and plenty left over to share with others.

  7. 1757
    Carmie Leister says:

    Carmie- Roswell, GA

    Epeshians 4:2- “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

  8. 1758
    Michelle Johnson says:

    Michelle, Hart, MI
    “So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain
    as the dawn; And He will come to us as the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth. ”
    Hosea 6:3 NASB

  9. 1759
    Jennifer Jones says:

    Jennifer Jones from Huntington Beach, Ca

    Isaiah 41:10
    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthened you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Isaiah 41:10

  10. 1760
    Cara says:

    Cara Melbourne, Australia.

    “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”

    Romans 15:13 NASB

  11. 1761
    Carla says:

    Carla from Phoenix, Arizona

    Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.”

    Hebrews 12:12-13 ESV

  12. 1762
    Erika Young says:

    Erika Young Mechanicsville, VA
    Now to Him is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us-
    Ephesians 3:20, HCSB

  13. 1763
    Lolita Webster says:

    Lolita Webster, Willis Tx “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 18:14b (NIV)

  14. 1764
    liz hinze says:

    Jeremiah 17:7New International Version (NIV)

    7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
    whose confidence is in him.
    Liz H Gladstone Or

  15. 1765
    Kelley says:

    Kelley, Houston TX
    Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 (NKJV)

  16. 1766
    Grace Dickerson says:

    Grace Dickerson From Clearwater, Kansas
    Proverbs 18:10
    The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

  17. 1767
    Shiffra says:

    Shiffra, Kalamazoo MI
    2 Timothy 1:9 (NIV84)who has saved us and called us to a holy life-not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

  18. 1768
    Jackie R says:

    Jackie from Plano, TX

    I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. – Psalm 16:8 NIV

  19. 1769
    Ginny Hughes says:

    Ginny from Kenosha, WI

    “You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.” Psalm 91:5,6 (ESV)

  20. 1770
    Amanda Dilley says:

    Amanda from Albuquerque, NM

    “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
    You anoint my head with oils my cup runs over.”

    Psalm23:5 NKJV

  21. 1771
    Shanika Webb says:

    Shanika from Hopkinsville, KY

    But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
    Matthew 6:6 NIV

  22. 1772
    Judy says:

    Judy, Beaumont, California

    They looked to Him and were radiant and their faces will never be ashamed.

    Psalm 34:5 NASB

  23. 1773
    Darcy Hicks says:

    Darcy Hicks from Pace, FL:

    “…who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
    Psalm 103:5 (NIV)

  24. 1774
    Joanna says:

    Joanna Harris from Sanford, FL.
    And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10 NIV

  25. 1775
    Jennie Marie Knoll says:

    Jennie Marie Knoll- DeWitt, AR
    James 4:9-10 (NASB) Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.

  26. 1776
    Cathy Green says:

    Philippians 4:6-7

    6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. ESV

  27. 1777
    Tia Young, Maryland Heights, MO says:

    “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.” PS 39:5 NIV

  28. 1778
    Nanette Tisdale says:

    Nanette from Fredericksburg, TX; “who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:5 NIV

  29. 1779
    Kathy Meritt says:

    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.
    Psalm 103:1-4 ESV
    Now the 2nd part of this passage

  30. 1780
    Becky Roach says:

    Becky from Oklahoma City, OK
    Psalm 25:1 NIV
    To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;

  31. 1781
    Suzette Stone says:

    Suzette Stone from Fredericksburg, TX; “They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.” Psalm 145:5 NIV

  32. 1782
    Alichar Smith says:

    Alichar Smith, Phoenix, AZ

    “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

    Phil 4: 8-9 NIV

  33. 1783
    Diane K says:

    Diane K, Palominas, AZ:
    Prov. 31:14, NKJV
    “She is like the merchant ships, she brings her food from afar”.

  34. 1784
    Amanda Sepulveda says:

    Amanda from Cooper, TX says
    “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 NLT

  35. 1785
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Corpus Christi:

    “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

    Matthew 5:4 NAB

  36. 1786
    Sharon Andreasen says:

    Sharon from Fresno, CA
    Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.
    Mark 12:30 (NIV)

  37. 1787
    Sara says:

    I think this is the one for this time….I picked it awhile ago. Need to start numbering.
    “May he , as a result, make your hearts strong, blameless, and holy as you stand before God our Father when our Lord Jesus comes again with all His holy people. Amen” 1 Thess 3:13 NLT

  38. 1788
    Linda says:

    Linda from Justin, Texas
    3 John 1:4
    “I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.”

  39. 1789
    Melissa Anderson says:

    Melissa Anderson Fort Worth,
    An athlete is not crowned
    unless he competes
    according to the rules.
    2Timothy 2:5 ESV

  40. 1790
    Brandi says:

    Brandi. Memphis, TN.
    And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
    Matthew 6:27 NASB

  41. 1791
    Phoebe says:

    Phoebe, Knoxville, TN “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

  42. 1792
    Kelly Dominguez says:

    Kelly D. In Sparks,NV “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.””
    ‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭NLT

  43. 1793
    Jill Langella says:

    Jill Langella from Atlanta, GA

    “…and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:19 NIV

  44. 1794
    Anita Thompson says:

    Anita, Miami, FL

    You have searched me Lord, and you know me. Psalm 139:1 (NIV)

  45. 1795
    Jennifer Malik says:

    Jennifer from Omer, Michigan

    And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus.

    Philippians 4:7 NIV

  46. 1796
    Marg says:

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.” Psalm 37:5 (ESV)

  47. 1797
    Beth cannon says:

    Beth, Mansfield, TX ~ The lord is good to those who hope in Him.
    Lamentations 3:25

  48. 1798
    Linda Neely says:

    Linda from Chester, VA
    “You go before me & follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.”
    Psalm 139:5 (NLT)

  49. 1799
    Michele S. says:

    Michele, Edmond,OK.
    “Blessed is the man who trusts the LORD, whose trust is the LORD.” Jer. 17:7 ESV

  50. 1800
    Cynthia Williams says:

    ” Behold I will do a new thing. Now it shall spring forth. Shall you not know it. I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers is n the desert.” Isaiah 43:19

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