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. 1851
    Muriel says:

    Muriel in Ontario 2 Corinthians 4:3 (NIV)
     “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.”

  2. 1852
    Vickie Embry says:

    Louisville KY
    Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. Psalm 1:5 NASB

  3. 1853
    Ruth says:

    Ruth from Shawnee, KS

    1 Peter 5:10 (ESV) –

    And after you have suffered a littlew hile, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

  4. 1854
    Jan Duncan says:

    Mansfield, TX

    Isaiah 12:2 NIV

    Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord Himself, is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation.

  5. 1855
    Donna Huneycutt says:

    Donna Huneycutt, Mt. Pleasant NC

    My soul will make its boast in the LORD; the humble will hear it and rejoice.
    Psalm 34:2 NASB

  6. 1856
    Rachel says:

    Rachel in Goose Creek,SC
    I am the gate. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved. He will come in and go out and find pasture. John 10:9 BSB

  7. 1857
    Jenny Townsend says:

    Jenny – Midland, TX
    “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  8. 1858
    Lani says:

    Lani from Wilton, Ca
    Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us Eph 16:20 ESV

  9. 1859
    Nanci Alton says:

    Verse 5: 2 Peter 1:10. NASB. Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble.

  10. 1860
    Reann Jaminet says:

    Reann, Sioux City,IA
    Proverbs 10:19 (ESV)
    When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

  11. 1861
    Laura K in SD says:

    Laura K, Spearfish, SD

    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort” 2 Corinthians 1:3 ESV

  12. 1862
    Ada Roeser says:

    Ada Rochester, MI

    Do not have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
    2 Timothy 2:23

  13. 1863
    Kelly S. says:

    Kelly from Dripping Springs, TX: Isaiah 53:6
    “Weatherford all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” NIV

  14. 1864
    Kelly S. says:

    Kelly from Dripping Springs, TX: Isaiah 53:6
    “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” NIV

  15. 1865
    Cathy says:

    Cathy from Amarillo, Texas
    Romans 15:4 KJV
    For whatsoever things were written afore time were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

  16. 1866
    Laurie robinson says:

    Laurie robinson, Leander, TX. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 NIV

  17. 1867
    Debra says:

    Debra – Illinois

    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess,
    for He who promised is faithful.

    Hebrews 10:23 NIV

  18. 1868
    Laura Proctor says:

    Laura Proctor, Madison, MS:
    The one whose walk is blameless,
    who does what is righteous,
    who speaks the truth from their heart;
    Psalm 15:2 NIV

  19. 1869
    Laura Lee says:

    Laura Lee from Prosper, TX
    2 Corinthians 1:3 NIV
    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,

  20. 1870
    Martha Mock says:

    Psalm 103:2
    Let my whole being bless the Lord! Let everything inside me bless his holy name!

  21. 1871
    DeeDee Martin says:

    DeeDee Martin
    Katy, Texas

    Prov. 15:1 NLT
    A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

  22. 1872
    Cindy Dowden says:

    Cindy Dowden, La Grande, Oregon
    Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. Psalm 139:4

  23. 1873
    Maria from West Des Moines, Iowa says:

    Proverbs 3:6 NLT
    “Seek his will in all you do,and he will show you which path to take.”

  24. 1874
    marjorie davis says:

    Margie Davis: Beaverton, oregon
    John 15:5 NIV
    “I am the Vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me, you can do nothing.”

  25. 1875
    Cecilia says:

    “Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  26. 1876
    Arlene Atkins says:

    Arlene from Anderson SC
    Romans 12:5 ( NIV)
    so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others

  27. 1877
    Suzy Edwards says:

    Suzy – Smyrna, GA

    You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.

    Psalm 90:8 ESV

  28. 1878
    Carrie says:

    “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out & trampled under food. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”
    – Matthew 5:13-14 (NIV)

  29. 1879
    Ann H says:

    Ann, Pawleys Island, SC

    O LORD, you have searched me and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar.

    Psalm 139: 1-2 NIV

  30. 1880
    Kristel Hines says:

    Kristel from Russellville, AR

    Proverbs 13:17 NLT
    Wise people think before they act; fools don’t and even brag about it!

  31. 1881
    Nicole says:

    Nicole from Amherstburg, ON: “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you”. 1 Peter 5:7 NIV

  32. 1882
    Jennifer Tinsley says:

    Jennifer Tinsley, Indianapolis, IN
    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

  33. 1883
    Allison Brown says:

    Allison Brown, Hickory, NC

    Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
    Ephesians 6:14-15 (NIV)

  34. 1884
    Linda Howard says:

    Linda Howard from Frankenmuth – For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  35. 1885
    Linda McMorris says:

    Linda, Holts Summit, MO

    Philemon 1:5 NIV

    Because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.

  36. 1886
    Heidi Cahill says:

    Heidi From DeLand, FL:
    Continuing… Ecclesiastes 3:5 – “…a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,”

  37. 1887
    Tami says:

    Tami from Franklin, TN
    Luke 10:27 NIV He answered: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself.

  38. 1888
    Barbara says:

    Barbara Dunton from Midland, Texas

    “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in the time of need.”
    Hebrews 4:16 (ESV)

  39. 1889
    Shanda says:

    Shanda from Longview, TX

    “For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.” Proverbs 4:22 ESV

  40. 1890
    Shelley says:

    Shelley from Brigham City, Utah

    Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

    Romans 12:12, ESV

  41. 1891
    Lanette says:

    in Corpus Christi, TX. Isaiah 30:16 0 JPS Tanakh Translation

    “No”, you declared.
    “We shall flee on steeds” –
    Therefore you shall flee!
    “We shall ride on swift mounts” –
    Therefore your pursuers shall prove swift!

  42. 1892
    Mitzi Myers says:

    Mitzi from Long Beach, CA

    If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is LORD,” and believe with your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

    Romans 10:9

  43. 1893
    Cathy Frank says:

    Isaiah 33:6 And there shall be stability in your times; abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the reverent fear and worship of the Lord shall be your treasure and His.

  44. 1894
    Shari Valdez says:

    Shari from Long Beach, California says:
    Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high because he has known my name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show My salvation. Psalm 91:14-16 (NKJV)

  45. 1895
    Marsha Householder says:

    Marsha, Murrells Inlet, SC.

    Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance with divine retribution he will come to save you.”
    Isaiah 35:3-4 NIV?

  46. 1896
    Robin says:

    Romans 12:12 KJV
    Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer.

  47. 1897
    My House says:

    Jeanne from Floyds Knobs, IN

    Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!

    Lamentation 3:22-23 (HCSB)

  48. 1898
    Valerie Kyte says:

    Valerie Kyte from Sparks, Nevada
    For we walk by faith, not by sight.
    2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV

  49. 1899
    Syneva Mullins says:

    Syneva Mullins, Topeka, KS

    Psalm 139:5 (ESV)
    5 You hem me in, behind and before,
    and lay your hand upon me.

  50. 1900
    Diana Wallace says:

    Norman, Oklahoma

    But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
    II Corinthians 3:18 NKJV

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