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. 2101
    Darcy says:

    Darcy from Rosenberg, TX
    “May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.”
    ‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  2. 2102
    Carol Hartley says:

    Carol Hartley Montgomery Al

    I Corinthians 13:1 NIV

    If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

  3. 2103
    Mildred says:

    Mildred from Montserrat.

    For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God. Psalm 86:10 (NIV)

  4. 2104
    Barbara says:

    Pharaoh’s chariots and his army he has hurled into the sea. The best of Pharaoh’s officers are drowned in the Red Sea.

    Exodus 15:4 NIV

  5. 2105
    Cheri B, Fresno, CA says:

    “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
    (Matthew 6:34 NIV)

  6. 2106
    Michelle says:

    Isaiah 46:4 NIV Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he I am he who will sustain you I have made you and I will carry you I will sustain you and I will rescue you

  7. 2107
    Andrea says:

    Andrea from Roscoe, IL
    Always be joyful. Always keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ.
    1 Thess. 5:16-18 NLT

  8. 2108
    Jackie Willoughby says:

    Jackie Willoughby- Selma, NC
    “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” ~Proverbs 30:5 KJV

  9. 2109
    Debbie George says:

    Debbie George, Marion, IN “Yet,O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter, we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8 NIV

  10. 2110
    Jennifer Miller says:

    Jennifer from Many, LA:
    “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.”
    Genesis 12:2, ESV

  11. 2111
    Sherry Lee says:

    Sherry, Owensboro, KY
    But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay.
    Psalm 40:17 NIV

  12. 2112
    Shuree Ramirez says:

    Windsor, CO. ” for you are my refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. ” psalm 62:3. NLT

  13. 2113
    Ruth Mather says:

    Ruth, Haiti
    “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  14. 2114
    Cindy Bridges says:

    “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’S purpose that prevails.”
    Proverbs 19:21. NIV

  15. 2115
    Deborah says:

    Deborah from the beautiful Pineywoods where the Azaleas are in full bloom in Nacogdoches, TX

    You discern my going out and my lying down,
    You are familiar with all my ways.
    -Psalm 139:3 NIV

  16. 2116
    Courtney Burnside says:

    Courtney From Toledo, Ohio “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” ESV

  17. 2117
    Poorna Diaz says:

    Poorna Diaz, Reston, Virginia: “It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.” Ephesians 2:1-6 MSG

    Thank you for blessing us in Fairfax last weekend!

  18. 2118
    Jonay says:

    I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will ever be on my lips. Psalm 34:1 NIV

    (Sorry- I accidentally put verse 4 as verse 5! Update!)

  19. 2119
    Mikelan says:

    Mikelan OPKS

    Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. Psalm 16:1NIV

  20. 2120
    Arlene says:

    Arlene Marlboro NJ. “Those who look to him are radiant;their faces are never covered with shame” Psalm 34:5

  21. 2121
    Kimberly Hare says:

    Fort Worth, TX

    as you hold out the word of life in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing Philippians 2:16 NIV

  22. 2122
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Austin, TX: “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.”
    2 Timothy 1:7 NASB

  23. 2123
    Angel says:

    Angel from Brentwood, TN:

    “I will instruct you”, says the Lord, “and guide you along the best pathway for your life; I will advise you and watch your progress.”

    Psalm 32:8 (TLB)

  24. 2124
    Jennifer Niehus says:

    Jen Niehus-Peyton, CO “And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the LORD.” Psalm 27:6 ESV

  25. 2125
    Sparki2003 says:

    Jennifer Olmstead
    Janesville, Wisconsin

    Psalm 73:26 (ERV; personalized)

    My mind and body may become weak; but God is my source of strength. He is mine forever!

  26. 2126
    Leslie Westmoreland says:

    Leslie Westmoreland, Franklinton LA
    Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35 NIV

  27. 2127
    Linda says:

    Linda says, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” II Corinthians 3:17

  28. 2128
    Grorgia says:

    Georgia from Devine Texas.
    The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
    Proverbs 15:29 NIV

  29. 2129
    Kelley Bendheim says:

    Kelley Bendheim, Winston Salem, NC – “When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” Proverbs 16:7 NKJV

  30. 2130
    Betty Marschner says:

    Betty Marschner Voltaire,ND PS 139:6. ESV “you hem me in behind and before and lay your hand on me.”
    Had knee replacement last week that’s why this is so late. Very appropriate verse!!

  31. 2131
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Junction City, AR

    Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27 NKJ

  32. 2132
    Ruth Mather says:

    Ruth, Haiti.
    “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  33. 2133
    Rita says:

    I’m Rita from Splendora,Tx
    Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
    For You are the God of my salvation;
    On You I wait all the day.
    Psalm 25:5. NJKV

  34. 2134
    Tonya Hardy says:

    Tonya Hardy Istanbul, Turkey

    “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

  35. 2135
    Kim Haines says:

    Kim Haines–Ashland, Maine

    Romans 15:13
    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. (NIV)

  36. 2136
    Connie L Debner says:

    Connie Greene, IA

    Let all that I am wait quietly before God for my hope is in Him

    Psalm 62:5 NLT

  37. 2137
    AnnaRuth says:

    Anna, Little Elm, TX

    “I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace.”

    John 16:33a (ESV)

  38. 2138
    Naomi says:

    Naomi – Colorado Springs:Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Psalms 25:5 ESV

  39. 2139
    Emily says:

    Emily from Danville, Va
    “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  40. 2140
    Rita Brown says:

    Midland, TX
    “What do you want Me to do for you?”
    “Lord, I want to see,” he replied.
    Luke 18:41 NIV

  41. 2141
    Allison and Krista from RAF Lakenheath says:

    “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.” NIV Habakkuk 3:2

  42. 2142
    Rachelle Honohan says:

    Rachelle H. Cedar Park, TX: Trust in the Lord always for the Lord God is the eternal rock. Isaiah 26:4 NIV

  43. 2143
    Karen Hansard, Kingston, OK says:

    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
    Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
    Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  44. 2144
    Dana Goodwin says:

    Dana, Ashland, KY

    “Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.”
    Isaiah 58:12 NIV

  45. 2145
    Dana says:

    Dana, Pace Fl

    But the wisdom that comes from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.

    James 3:17 NRSV

  46. 2146
    Holly Smith says:

    Holly Smith
    College Station, TX
    And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under His mighty hand by casting all your cares on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 NET

  47. 2147
    Josephine says:

    Josephine from Hondo, Texas
    “For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,”  (1 Thessalonians 5:9 NASB)

  48. 2148
    Kim Safina says:

    Kim Safina
    Los Osos, California

    God rewards those who diligently seek after him.
    Hebrews 11:6

    Sending Blessings to All.

  49. 2149
    Sherry Smith says:

    Always be joyful
    Never stop praying
    Be thankful
    In all circumstances
    For this is God’s will
    For you who belong to Christ Jesus
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT

  50. 2150
    Kimberly Walleck says:

    9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,

    1 Corinthians 13:9

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