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. 2051
    Terra Brown says:

    Terra Brown, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

    “Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
    and make me willing to obey you”

    Psalm 51:12 (NLT)

  2. 2052
    Mildred says:

    Mildred, Fayetteville AR Jude 1:5 NIV

    Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.

  3. 2053
    Hannah Styles says:

    Hannah from Cumming, GA: “Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.”
    ‭‭II Timothy‬ ‭1:13-15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  4. 2054
    Patti Egbert says:

    “For the LORD God is a sun and a shield;
    the LORD bestows favor and honor;
    No good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:11 (NIV)

  5. 2055
    Nancy says:

    Nancy from Marysville, PA
    The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength.You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.-Isaiah 58:11 NLT

  6. 2056
    Debra Ellsworth says:

    Debra Ellsworth, Florence AZ
    1st John 4:19. “We love because He first loved us” amp

  7. 2057
    Lyndsie Lane says:

    Lyndsie Lane from Canton, GA – “No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  8. 2058
    Carol says:

    Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.

    Jude 5 NIV

  9. 2059
    Kimberly Balles says:

    Kimberly Balles Rolling Meadows, IL
    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,”
    Hebrews 12:5

  10. 2060
    Holly J says:

    You have enclosed me behind and before,And laid Your hand upon me. – Psalm 139:5, NASB

  11. 2061
    Kathy Rupp says:

    Psalm 51:12 (NIV) Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.

    The Message translates-“Put a fresh wind in my sails”!

    Chattanooga, TN

  12. 2062
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Denham Springs, LA

    But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever show for joy, because you defend them; let those also who love your name be joyful in you. Psalm 5:11

  13. 2063
    Connie Christensen says:

    Connie from Columbia,SC
    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

  14. 2064
    Esther says:

    Esther. Jonesborough TN. John 15:9 ESV. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abidr in my love.

  15. 2065
    Teresa Ator says:

    Teresa from Tyler, TX
    Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!
    ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭30:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  16. 2066
    Sharon Macri says:

    Sharon Macri. Huntington,West Virginia
    “Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.”

  17. 2067
    Wanda Young says:

    Osborn, Mo

    Stand up and bless the LORD your God
    Forever and ever!
    Nehemiah 9:5b. (NKJV)

  18. 2068
    Terri Tripp says:

    Terri Tripp from Winchester, VA

    “The Lord is good to those who hope in Him, to the one who seeks Him.”

    Lamentations 3:25 NIV

  19. 2069
    Mary Nichter says:

    Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you, your right hand upholds me.
    Psalm 63:7-8 (NIV)

  20. 2070
    Mary Ahlefeld says:

    Mary Ahlefeld from Hurst, TX

    “In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will”

    Ephesians 1:5 NIV

  21. 2071
    Heather Rocha says:

    Heather Rocha from Midland, MI “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 NIV

  22. 2072
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Ruston, LA
    “The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭32:8 NLT

  23. 2073
    Tracy, SoCal says:

    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6

  24. 2074
    Jennifer R. says:

    Jennifer R. Houston, TX
    “For those who live according to the flesh think about the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, about the things of the Spirit.” Romans 8:5 HCSB

  25. 2075
    Renea Bentley says:

    Renea Bentley from Hendersonville, TN — Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

  26. 2076
    Amanda King says:

    Amanda from Elizabethville, PA

    “He has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate;” Luke 1:52 ESV

  27. 2077
    Carrie Smart says:

    Carrie Smart, Liberty, TX
    “By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, built an ark in holy fear to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir to the righteousness that comes by faith.” Hebrews 11:7-8 (NIV)

  28. 2078
    Vonda Schwarz says:

    Vonda from Bertrand, NE
    For the word of God is living and active,…it judges the thoughts and attitude of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 NIV

  29. 2079
    Sharon Thomas says:

    Sharon Thomas Wheatridge, Colorado

    Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.
    My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

    Psalm 63:7-8 Amp

  30. 2080
    Joyce Lobmaster says:

    Joyce Lobmaster, St. Louis Mo. “Who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” I Peter 1:5 NKJV

  31. 2081
    Jill says:

    Jill, Puyallup, WA
    Psalm 18:5, NLT
    “The grave wrapped its ropes around me; death laid a trap in my path.”

  32. 2082
    Dalene says:

    Dalene from Scottsdale, AZ

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

    Joshua 1:9 NIV

  33. 2083
    Sharron Kay Fires says:

    Sharron Kay Fires, Possum Kingdom Lake, Tx Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
    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.

  34. 2084
    Deann Powers says:

    Deann Powers Hawley Tx

    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
    1 Peter 5:7

  35. 2085
    Jessica Booth says:

    Jessica Booth. Leavenworth, IN
    Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are my GOD my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.
    Psalm 25:5 NIV

    Brylee Booth. Leavenworth, IN
    I am blessed when I follow Your directions, GOD, doing my best to find You.
    Psalm 119: 2. Message

  36. 2086
    Stacey Mills says:

    Stacey Mills, Bossier City, LA
    “Do not be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 2 Kings 6:16 NIV

  37. 2087
    Heather says:

    “Be still and know that I am God.
    I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”
    Psalms 46:10 NLT

  38. 2088
    Julie says:

    Julie Foster
    Greensboro, AL
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
    Romans 15:13

  39. 2089
    Michelle says:

    Michelle Mayhall, Bossier City, LA
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10 NIV

  40. 2090
    Lisa G Jump says:

    From Pleasant Plain
    “You are from God little children and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” I John 4:4 NASB

  41. 2091
    Soozi says:

    Soozi; Fishers, IN; “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV

  42. 2092
    Cindy S Walker says:

    From the Clear Lake area of Houston, TX

    “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV 1984

  43. 2093
    Mary P says:

    Tomball, Texas “Put to death therefore whatever belongs to your earthly nature; sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming.” Colossians 3:5-6 NIV

  44. 2094
    Lesa Hicks - Riverside, CA says:

    Colossians 3:5
    Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

  45. 2095

    Traci McNally from Evansdale, IA

    7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

    Romans 8:7-8 NIV

  46. 2096
    Candace Yergensen says:

    Candace from Colorado Springs
    “You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by.” Job 11:16 NIV

  47. 2097
    Tracy Goldblum says:

    Tracy Goldblum from San Diego, CA
    Ephesians 6:11 NLT
    “Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.”

  48. 2098
    Gerri Thorsgard says:

    Deuteronomy 33:25
    May the bolts of my gate be iron and bronze, and my strength equal my days.

  49. 2099
    Marilyn Goines says:

    Marilyn Goines
    Blue Ridge, TX

    Vs 5
    Psalm 92:5 How great are your work, Lord, how profound your thoughts.


  50. 2100
    Tillie says:

    Tillie, from Spring Branch, Texas

    “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

    I Peter 4:8 NIV

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