SSMT 2017: Verse 5!

 

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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. 2001
    Pat S. says:

    Pat S., Lago Vista, TX
    “I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.

    Psalm 130:5 NIV

  2. 2002
    Suzanne says:

    “I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.”
    Psalm 119:7 NIV

  3. 2003
    Sarah says:

    Sarah-Brookhaven, MS
    Psalm 97:5 ESV (as part of memorization of Psalm 97)
    “The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth.”

  4. 2004
    Jean Neumeister says:

    Jean Neumeister from Missoula, MT

    Psalm 25:4

    Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.

  5. 2005
    Pam says:

    Pam.. Campbellsburg In, Psalm 66:5 Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing towards the sons of man… NKJV NSFL

  6. 2006
    KELLY THOMPSON says:

    Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 NIV

  7. 2007
    vickie kurtz says:

    Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
    Psalm 103:3 KJV

  8. 2008
    Maria Dickerson says:

    Maria Whitmire, SC
    The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvations, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2 (NKJV)

  9. 2009
    Micah Dickerson says:

    Micah Whitmire, SC
    The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvations, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2 (NKJV)

  10. 2010
    Janet Pollard says:

    Janet from Wagoner, OK
    In God, whose word I praise— in the LORD, whose word I praise. In God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere man do to me?
    Psa 56:10-11 ESV

  11. 2011
    Anita Byers says:

    Anita – Lebanon, IN

    Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. 1 Peter 1:8 NIV

  12. 2012
    Mitzi Cordle says:

    Mitzi Cordle from Brandon,MS
    ..Get out there and walk_better yet, run!_on the road God called you to travel.
    Be completely humble and gentle_steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other
    in acts of love. Ephesians 4:1-2 Msg/Niv

  13. 2013
    Martha says:

    Martha, Asheville NC:
    “But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those who hope in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and shield.” (Psalm 33:18-20 NIV)

  14. 2014
    anita gray says:

    anita gray – cabot, ar
    19 for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.[d] 20 I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Philippians 1: 19-22 niv

  15. 2015
    Christi Miller says:

    Christi Gilbert, AZ

    May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14 NLT

  16. 2016
    Sam Caruso says:

    Sam Caruso Frisco, TX:
    Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 2:5
    Sorry I had late

  17. 2017
    Anna Scantlan says:

    Anna S. Sullivan, MO

    Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter [dishonor], he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.

    2 Timothy 2:21 NKJV

    The word “dishonor” added by me for context.

  18. 2018
    Julia Eisiminger says:

    Julia Eisiminger from Ortonville, Michigan. “Simon answered, ‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. BUT because you say so, I will let down the nets.'” Luke 5:5 (NIV)

  19. 2019
    Emma says:

    Emma- Houston, Tx

    “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,”

    Psalm 91:5 NIV

  20. 2020
    Mickey says:

    Mickey from Missouri

    Here is my instruction: Walk in the Spirit, and let the Spirit bring order to your life. If you do, you will never give in to your selfish and sinful cravings.

    Galations 5:16 Voice

  21. 2021
    Kari Ellis says:

    Kari Ellis, Bloomington, MN: “Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.” 1 Samuel 2:3 NRSV

  22. 2022
    Julianne McDaniel says:

    Julianne M. Grass Valley, CA

    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

  23. 2023
    Melody Barbour says:

    Melody Barbour, Florence, KY
    Hebrews 9:5 Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory, overshadowing the atonement cover. But we cannot discuss these things in detail now.

  24. 2024
    Jessica Rockwell says:

    Jessica Rockwell – Omaha, NE

    Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day.

    Psalm 25:5 NASB

  25. 2025
    Anna says:

    Anna from Ontario Canada
    Lord,I have heard of your fame;I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Renew them in our day,in our time make them known;in wrath remember mercy.
    Habakkuk 3:2 NIV

  26. 2026
    Amanda says:

    Amanda from Olive Branch, MS

    I will be filled with joy because of YOU (emphasis mine). I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.

    Psalm 9:2 (NLT)

  27. 2027
    Cleo from Green Cove Springs, Fl says:

    “But if I do judge, my decions are true, because I am not alone.
    I stand with the Father, who sent me.”
    John 8:16
    NIV

  28. 2028
    Carla says:

    Carla from Brighton, IL
    Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. Matthew 7:13 NIV

  29. 2029
    Laura Beatie says:

    Laura in Aurora, MO Ephesians 6:18

    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

    Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)

  30. 2030
    Alicia says:

    Alicia from Balch Springs, TX (Just hadn’t found the right verse until today, I’ll start a small section.)
    Philippians 1:9 NIV – “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,”

  31. 2031
    Marla Brown says:

    And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: 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 NIV

  32. 2032
    Denise Gallemore says:

    Denise from Marysville, MI

    Luke 1:37—–“For with God, nothing shall be IMPOSSIBLE!!”
    (KJV)

  33. 2033
    Katrinna Durbin says:

    Katrinna, Bossier City, LA, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 NIV

  34. 2034
    Martha James says:

    Martha Cocoa FL
    2 Timothy 3:10 ESV
    But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose ,faith, patience, love, and endurance,

  35. 2035
    Neta says:

    Exodus 3:14 NRSV
    14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” He said further, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

  36. 2036
    Ruth c says:

    Ruth from Atlanta

    And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

    Isaiah 40:5 ESV

  37. 2037
    Amarilis N says:

    1 John 1:1-4 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life-
    2the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us-
    3that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
    4And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

  38. 2038
    Alaina says:

    Alaina // Flint, TX

    Psalm 143:8 ESV

    Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

  39. 2039
    Kristi says:

    Kristi ~ Clovis, CA
    He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
    Psalm 18:19 NIV

  40. 2040
    Kathy Williams says:

    Kathy Williams – Denton, Texas

    GIve Thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)

  41. 2041
    Christina says:

    Christina from Rockwall, TX:

    “Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. For we are each responsible for our own conduct.” Galatians 6:4-5 (NLT)

  42. 2042
    Carolyn Crowley says:

    Carolyn from South Bucks, UK – “no one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.” Psalm 25:3 NIV

  43. 2043
    Evelyn Dangler says:

    Evelyn from Easley, SC

    “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 (NKJV)

  44. 2044
    Cindy Webb says:

    Cindy Webb, Cisco Texas
    “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 6:13-15 NIV

  45. 2045
    Sherree Self says:

    Sherree from Mansfield, TX

    Show me the path where I should go, O Lord; point out the right road for me to walk.
    Psalm 25:4 TLB

  46. 2046
    Mia Lambert says:

    Still committed!:) Mia Lambert from Fresno, CA
    “Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make the propriation for the sins of the people. ” Hebrews 2:17 NKJV

  47. 2047
    Tymber Morrison says:

    Winston-Salem, NC
    “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you ; He will never allow the righteousness to be shaken” Psalm 55:22 HCSB

  48. 2048
    Brenda K. Orlow says:

    Brenda K. Orlow – Jordan, MN
    Luke 12:2 ESV “Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.”

  49. 2049
    Beverly Vance says:

    Beverly from Bartlett, TN

    The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17 NLT

  50. 2050
    Karen Rowland says:

    Karen from Durant, OK
    “He alone is my rock and salvation. He is my defense and my fortress, I shall not be moved. Psalm 62:6

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