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. 151
    Mandisa Hundley says:

    Mandisa from Nashville, TN He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  2. 152
    Carole Tucker says:

    Carole Tucker, Kerrville, TX. ” He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart”. Psalm 15:2. ESV

  3. 153

    Jennifer Thomas, Cumming, GA

    “I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.”

    Psalm 119:60 (NIV)

  4. 154

    Stephanie Marchbanks from Ennis, Texas:

    “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”

    1 Corinthians 6:19, NKJV

  5. 155
    Sally Kitts says:

    Williamsville, NY

    “Be joyful in hope,
    patient in affliction,
    faithful in prayer.”

    Romans 12:12 NIV

  6. 156
    Hillary Mancuso says:

    Hillary Mancuso
    Ft worth, Tx
    Psalm 103:1-2 NASB
    “Bless the Lord, o my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, o my soul and forget none of His benefits.”

  7. 157
    Emily says:

    Emily from Cincinnati – “Trust in the Lord with all your heat, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

  8. 158
    Gayle says:

    Gayle, Salinas CA
    It is God’s will that you should be sanctified. Learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable.
    I Thes 4:3 NIV

  9. 159
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Sulphur, LA: Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Ephesians 6:5 (NIV)

  10. 160
    Connie says:

    Connie, Moss Bluff, LA: Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Ephesians 6:5 (NIV)

  11. 161
    Mary Rodgers says:

    Mary Rodgers, Phenix City, AL: Show me your ways, Lord , teach me your paths. Psalms 25:4 NIV

  12. 162
    Carrie Moehrke says:

    Carrie Moehrke Cary NC
    “For I am the LORD your God, the one who takes hold of your right hand, who says to you, ‘Don’t be afraid, I am helping you.’”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:13‬ ‭NET‬‬

  13. 163
    Cindy says:

    Cindy C., San Diego, CA

    My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips.

    Psalm 63:5 (ESV)

  14. 164
    Vicki says:

    Vicki – Surprise, AZ

    You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
    Jeremiah 29:13 NIV

  15. 165
    Peggy Mles says:

    Peggy Miles from Jackson, MI

    14) Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
    15) and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.
    Hebrews 2:14-15 (NASB)

  16. 166
    Carrie Moehrke says:

    Carrie Moehrke Cary NC
    For I am the LORD your God, the one who takes hold of your right hand, who says to you, Don’t be afraid, I am helping you. Isaiah‬ ‭41:13‬ ‭NET‬‬

  17. 167
    Janice Knott says:

    Janice Knott, Magnolia, TX

    so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation among whom you appear as lights in the world. Phil. 2:15 NASB

  18. 168
    Lori says:

    Hello, My name is Lori and I live in Medford Oregon.

    “If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:10‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  19. 169
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Dallas, TX. “She girds herself with strength, and strengthens her arms.” Proverbs 31.17 NKJV

  20. 170
    Sue Middeldorf says:

    Sue Middeldorf – Troy, Michigan – “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

  21. 171
    Pam Luschei says:

    I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. Psalm 138:2 NIV
    Pam in San Diego

  22. 172
    Alyssa Porter says:

    Alyssa from OKC, OK “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 ESV

  23. 173
    Wendy Couper says:

    Wendy Couper Peterborough , ON Canada
    “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
    ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  24. 174
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Montrose, CO

    Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

    Colossians 3:5 (ESV)

  25. 175
    Kellie Whitsett Fremont NE says:

    “casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”
    ‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭10:5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  26. 176
    Charlotte Skadal says:

    Charlotte Skadal, Houston, Texas

    “Who pardons all your iniquities,
    Who heals all your diseases;
    Who redeems your life from the pit,
    Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;”

    Psalm 103:3-4 (NASB)

  27. 177
    Arla says:

    Arla, Benton, AR
    “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of CHRIST, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:10 NIV

  28. 178
    Laura Desrosiers says:

    Laura, Clay Center, KS
    On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.”
    John 7:37 (ESV)

  29. 179
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Michelle Baylerian, Greenville, WI

    Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1Peter 5:7 NLT

  30. 180
    Brenda Lyon says:

    Brenda Lyon from Wagoner, OK: “For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and His faithfulness continues to each generation.” Psalm 100:5 NLT

  31. 181
    Sheila says:

    Sheila, Chicago, IL – If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV)

  32. 182
    Maxine Ball says:

    Maxine Ball, St. Paul, AB, Canada: “I will say of the Lord, ‘”He e is my refuge and my fortress; my God in whom I will trust.'” Ps. 91:2 NKJB

  33. 183
    Gail Niles says:

    Gail Niles from Cary, North Carolina, “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalm 51:1-2 NIV 1984

  34. 184
    Sandie Powell says:

    Sandie Powell
    Albuquerque, NM
    Psalm 34:5
    “They looked unto him and were lightened; and their faces were not ashamed.” KJV

  35. 185
    Kay Wammack says:

    Kay in Muscle Shoals, AL

    The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;therefore, I will hope in him! Lamentations 3:22-24 NLT

  36. 186
    Devi says:

    Devi, Singapore

    Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

    Psalm 27:14 NIV

  37. 187
    Marilyn Brown says:

    Marilyn Brown in The Plains, OH says:

    But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”
    2Cor. 4:7 NIV

  38. 188
    Carolyn Lemon says:

    Carolyn from Sand Springs, Oklahoma
    “You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.”
    Psalm 139:5 NIV

  39. 189
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn Medlin Oceanside Ca
    As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
    John 15:9 NIV

  40. 190
    Keely Pettijohn says:

    Keely in Hermann, MO, “My son, do not make light of the LORD’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.” (Hebrews 12: 5-6)

  41. 191
    Becky Douglas says:

    Becky Douglas, Houston, TX:

    “You hem me in behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.”
    Psalm 139:5 NIV

  42. 192
    Kay Guerrero says:

    Kay, Deer Park, TX

    If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
    James 1:5 NIV

  43. 193
    Kali says:

    Kali LaPrade from Tyler, Texas: “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” — Matthew 6:27 NIV

  44. 194
    Michelle Moultrie says:

    Michelle Moultrie, Jacksonville FL “For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.” 2 Corinthians 4:11 ESV

  45. 195
    Janet says:

    Janet from Bemus Point, NY

    Psalm 1:5 (HCSB)
    Therefore the wicked will not survive the judgment, and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous.

    And in French:
    Psaumes 1:5
    Voila pourquoi les mechants ne resistent pas lors du jugement, ni les pecheurs dans l’assemblee des justes.

  46. 196
    Karlys says:

    Karlys Fortner, La Place, LA
    Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of Truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
    Ephesians 6:14 ESV

  47. 197
    Freida Peel says:

    Freida, Chatham, LA “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,” Isaiah 55:10 NIV

  48. 198
    Deanne Johnson says:

    Deanne Johnson – Laguna Hills, CA

    Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
    John 15:4. NIV

  49. 199
    Barbara Fenn says:

    Barb, Medina,Oh
    For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith , goodness; and to goodness knowledge
    2 Peter1:5 NIV

  50. 200
    Missy says:

    Sugar Land, TX Psalm 16:2 NIV
    I Say to the LORD, “You are my Lord. Apart from You, I have no good thing.”

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