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. 1801
    Jenni Johnson says:

    Jenni, Murray, KY – “who does not lend his money at interest or take a bribe against the innocent — the one who does these things will never be moved.” Psalms‬ ‭15:5‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  2. 1802
    Shantha Diaz says:

    I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you.
    I will make your name great; and you will be a blessing.
    I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses I will curse,
    and all the people on the earth will be blessed through you.
    Gen 12:2-3 ( NIV)
    Shantha, Lincoln, RI

  3. 1803
    Ramona Gellick says:

    Ramona Gellick
    Medina, Ohio
    Isaiah 59:1 (NIV)
    Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.

  4. 1804
    Jami says:

    Shelby, NC
    “You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast (that is committed and focused on You in both inclination and character) because he trusts and takes refuge in You with hope and confident expectation.” Isaiah 26:3

  5. 1805
    Carol says:

    Carol from Fort Worth, TX
    John 13:35
    “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

  6. 1806
    Renee says:

    Turn me away from wanting any other plan than Yours. Revive my heart toward You. Psalm 119:37

  7. 1807
    Alicia Parker says:

    Alicia Parker New Smyrna Beach FL
    which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.
    Ephesians 3:5 ESV

  8. 1808
    Tina Beliles says:

    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the light. No one comes to the father except through me.” John 14:6 NIV

  9. 1809
    Shelby says:

    Shelby from Spring TX

    ““Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:3-4 NIV

  10. 1810
    Cindy C says:

    Cindy Salt Lake City
    Ephesians 6:12 NIV
    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
    But against the rulers, the authorities, against
    the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil
    In the heavenly realms.

  11. 1811
    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

  12. 1812
    Dianne Detrick says:

    Dianne Detrick, Magnolia TX

    So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, (9) 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, (10)but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
    2 Timothy 1:8-10 NIV

  13. 1813
    Sally Reed says:

    Sally Reed, Houston, Texas. 1 Thessalonisns 5:16-18 NIV Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

  14. 1814
    Melissa Stauffer says:

    Melissa Stauffer
    Centreville, MI

    For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth.

    3 John 1:3 (NKJV)

  15. 1815
    Cathy, Orlando says:

    Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord. Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry…
    I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope.

    Psalm 130:1-2 & 5

  16. 1816
    Bonnie says:

    Bonnie from Bellaire, TX “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Jeremiah 29:7 NIV

  17. 1817
    Robin Rexroad says:

    Robin from Conway, SC
    Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, for You have accomplished wonders,plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness. Isa. 25:1 HCSB

  18. 1818
    Cheryl Gysi says:

    Cheryl from Phoenixville,PA
    John 14:6 & 7 NIV
    Jesus said, I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me.
    If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.

  19. 1819
    Allie Love says:

    Allie from Fairway, KS

    “In him was life, and that life was the light to all mankind. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:4-5 NIV

  20. 1820
    Marilyn says:


    Whatever you do, whether in word or deed,
    do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
    giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

    Colossians 3:17 ESV

  21. 1821
    Lindsey Johnson says:

    Lindsey Johnson, San Antonio, Texas: “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.” 2 Timothy 1:5 ESV

  22. 1822
    Rachel Stewart says:

    Rachel from St. Louis “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.””
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  23. 1823
    Gwyneth Tidwell says:

    Gwyn Tidwell of Haslet, Tx
    I sought the LORD and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
    Psalm 34:4 (NIV84)

  24. 1824
    Crystal says:

    Crystal, Livonia, MI

    “When Christ, who is your life appears, then you will also appear with Him in glory.”

    Col. 3:4

  25. 1825
    Carol C McLaren says:

    Carol from Pinon, Arizona – The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:3 NIV

  26. 1826
    Nancy says:

    Nancy from Ethel, MO says

    Philippians 1:6 NAS

    For I am confident of this very thing,
    that He who began a good work in you
    will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

  27. 1827
    Sheryl Coley says:

    Sheryl from Rocky Mount, NC “He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.” Psalm 37:6 NLT

  28. 1828
    Shelly says:

    Shelly, Rochester, MN

    You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Psalm 139:5-6

  29. 1829
    Lynn Hertzberg says:

    Lynn – Humble, Texas
    2 Samuel 22:3 NIV

    My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold. My refuge and my salvation, from violent people you save me. from

  30. 1830
    Kathy Bryson says:

    Kathy, Albuquerque, NM

    2 Peter 1:8. HCSB
    For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  31. 1831
    Rebecca Murphy says:

    Rebecca- Eagle point, OR
    “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, He is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to Him.” John 14:21 niv

  32. 1832
    Susan A. Johnson says:

    Susan from Beverly, MA

    Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine. Psalm 16;5 NLT

  33. 1833
    Lacy says:

    Lacy, Eugene, OR
    Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
    you make my lot secure. Psalm 16:5 NIV

  34. 1834
    Cindy Kessler says:

    Cindy K, Rock Hill, SC

    Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God. How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways. Romans 11:33 (NASB)

  35. 1835
    Rebecca Gemes says:

    Becca Gemes, Columbus, Georgia:
    “I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.”
    ‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭36:24-28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  36. 1836

    Cara Gabrielse, Parker, CO: For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night. 1 Thess 5:5, NLT

  37. 1837
    Becky purchase says:

    Becky Purchase, Euless, Tx Psalms 1:5 ESV
    Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

  38. 1838
    Jo says:

    Jo, Columbia, Missouri
    1 John 4:9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might LIVE through him. 1 John‬ ‭4:9 NIV

  39. 1839
    Mollie Thomas says:

    Mollie Thomas, Fairhope, AL
    “He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  40. 1840
    Catherine Hines says:

    Catherine from Orlando, FL

    Romans 15:13 NIV

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

  41. 1841
    Amber says:

    Amber, Nicholasville, KY
    Psalm 32:8 NLT The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best path for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”

  42. 1842
    Dawn Weeks says:

    Dawn-Mt. Olive, NC

    Philippians 2:13 ESV

    “for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”

  43. 1843
    Lynn says:

    Lynn, Divide, CO

    Isaiah 32:15-17

    Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high,
    and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field,
    and the fruitful field is deemed a forest.
    Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,
    and righteousness abide in the fruitful field.
    And the effect of righteousness will be peace,
    and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.

  44. 1844
    Lori says:

    Lori from Gorman Tx Psalm 25:5 Guide me in your truth and teach me-for you are the God of my salvation; for you (and only you) I wait (expectantly) all day long.

  45. 1845
    Mayela Parsons says:

    por cuanto todos pecaron, y están destituidos de la gloria de Dios,(Rom. 3.23 R60)

    for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Rom. 3:23 NKJ)

  46. 1846
    Abbey Hazel says:

    Abbey from Waco, TX
    “Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord” – and you forgave the guilt of my sin.”
    Psalm 32:5 NIV

  47. 1847
    Maureen Chabot says:

    Maureen Chabot, St. Clair Shores, MI. “…outshining everything you can see in the skies.” (Psalm 113:4b Msg)

  48. 1848
    Diane Lawrence says:

    Ephesians 6:13

    Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything , to stand.

  49. 1849
    Herb Cady (Becky Cady) says:

    Week 5
    Rebecca Cady Alexandria, LA “Then the trees of the forest will sing, they will sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16: 33-34. NIV

  50. 1850
    Katharine Schott says:

    Katharine from Watertown, WI
    “Lord, You alone are my portion and my cup;You make my lot secure.” (Psalm 16:5, NIV)

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