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. 2151
    Kay Garrison says:

    Kay Garrison says: March 9,2017 Isaiah 58:10=11
    If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted then shall you light rise in the darkness and your
    gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy you desire in scorched places and nake your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden like a spring of water whose waters do not fail

  2. 2152
    Mary Annis Witt says:

    Mary Annis from Jacksonville, TX
    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.” Psalm 23:2 KJV

  3. 2153
    Andrea Gallagher says:

    Andrea, from Pensacola: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord, rather than for people. Col.3:23 NLT

  4. 2154
    Debbie Le Blanc says:

    “Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭25:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  5. 2155
    Emilie Horner says:

    Emilie from Tennessee. For thou has possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mothers womb,
    I will praise the; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works , and that my soul knoweth right well. Paslm 149:13-14 KJV

  6. 2156
    Mary Gray says:

    Mary Gray, Fieldale, VA, “Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.” 1Peter 1:22 NIV

  7. 2157
    Molly says:

    Molly P., Portland, OR “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” NIV

  8. 2158
    Jamie Thomas says:

    Jamie from Fort Worth
    My soul finds rest in God alone. My salvation comes from him. Psalm 62:1 NIV

  9. 2159
    Sarah Withers , Smyrna, Ga says:

    Day after day they pour forth speech; in night after night they reveal knowledge.Psalms 19:2 NIV

  10. 2160
    Trudi Tedrick says:

    Lynchburg, OH

    To answer before listening – that is folly and shame.

    Proverbs 18 KJV

  11. 2161
    Linda White says:

    Linda White, West Alexandria, OH. “You hem me in behind and before, you lay your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:5 NIV

  12. 2162
    Patty Pierce says:

    Patty Pierce
    Searcy Ar
    Col. 3:17 Esv

    And whatever you do in word or deed do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus ,giving thanks to God the Father through Him

  13. 2163
    Lisa Williams says:

    Lisa, Houston, Texas

    “All Scripture is inspired of God and is useful for teaching – for reproof, correction, and training in holiness”

    2 Timothy 3:16 (NAB)

  14. 2164
    Barbara I says:

    Eagle, Idaho
    “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
    Philippians 4:13 ESV

  15. 2165
    Tanya says:

    Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2

  16. 2166
    Becky says:

    God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. (Psalm 46:5 NIV)

  17. 2167
    Kay Soderstrom says:

    Kay Soderstrom, Midland, Tx. “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 NLT

  18. 2168
    Julie Reynolds says:

    Julie, Eclectic AL “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29 NIV

  19. 2169
    Kate Posthuma says:

    Kate from Cheney, WA
    The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. Psalm 116:5, NIV

  20. 2170
    Kristie Luke says:

    “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice.” Philippians 4:4 NIV

  21. 2171
    Karen Grimmett says:

    Karen, Seneca, MO “Teach me knowledge and good judgement, for I believe in your commands.” Psalms 119:66 NIV

  22. 2172
    Sheryl Wyn says:

    Sheryl from Springboro Ohio
    Be joyful always, pray at all times, and be thankful in all circumstances. This is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonian 5:16-18 NLT

  23. 2173
    Barbara Q says:

    Barbara Q, West Point, GA

    John 14:6-7 NIV: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

  24. 2174
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Mesquite, TX: verse 1, Exodus 20:2 (NIV)
    I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

  25. 2175
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Mesquite, TX: verse 2, Matthew 18:3 (NIV)
    And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

  26. 2176
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Mesquite, TX: verse 3, Galatians 4:4-5 (NASB)
    But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,

    so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

  27. 2177
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Mesquite, TX: verse 4, Matthew 7:24 (NASB)
    Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

  28. 2178
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Mesquite, TX: verse 5, Psalm 50:15 (NASB)
    Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
    I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.

  29. 2179
    Carol j says:

    Carol, Napervile Il ” Commit your plans to the Lord and your plans will succeed” proverbs 16:3 NLT

  30. 2180
    Carol Bowden says:

    Carol, Conyers, GA. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NIV)

  31. 2181
    Cyndi says:

    Cyndi and Kirsten from Telford, PA

    And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 NIV

  32. 2182
    Cara Dorn says:

    Cara, Oswego, IL.
    Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
    James 4:8 NASB

  33. 2183
    D'Anna Mae Nowack says:

    D’Anna Nowack
    New Braunfels, Tx.

    Hebrews 10: 35-26 (NIV)
    35 So do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded.
    36 You need to persevere so that when you have the will of God, you will reeived what He has promised.

    Amen and Amen

  34. 2184
    Becky Bigbie says:

    Becky Bigbie from Highland Village, Tx
    So that, somehow, I can experience the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:11 NLV

  35. 2185
    Becky says:

    Becky, Alberta, Canada

    If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down and out, your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight. I will always show you where to go. I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places- firm muscles, strong bones.
    Isaiah 58:10, 11 The Message

  36. 2186
    Heather says:

    Phil 2:5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

  37. 2187
    Angie Miller says:

    Angie Miller from Macon, MS
    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. John 15:5, NIV

  38. 2188
    Carolyn Dodge, Forest Oh says:

    No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others. Psalm 25:3 NLT

  39. 2189
    Lori B says:

    Lori B from Winter Harbor, Maine

    “I am counting on the Lord, yes, I am counting on Him. I have put my hope in His word.”

    Psalms 130:5 NLT

  40. 2190
    Charlene says:

    Charlene Sarver, Cookeville, TN

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

    Psalm 25:5 (ESV)

  41. 2191
    Debra Walker says:

    Debra, Fresno Ca
    “I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭63:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  42. 2192
    Lynda C says:

    Lynda Cannedy, Wichita Falls, TX
    A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
    John 13:34‭-‬35 NKJV

  43. 2193
    Pamela says:

    Pamela in Milan, IL
    Psalm 46:8-9, Come and see the works of the Lord, the desolation He has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear, He burns the shield with fire.

  44. 2194
    Heather Floros says:

    Heather from Bel Air, MD
    Philippians 2:14-15 NKJV Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

  45. 2195
    Connie says:

    Connie from Stromsburg,Nebraska
    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 NASB

  46. 2196
    Lucinda Bomberger says:

    Lucinda Bomberger, Watsontown, PA

    Isaiah 6:8
    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying: Who should I send? Who will go for Us? I said: Here I am. Send me.

  47. 2197
    Anne Lewis says:

    Anne Lewis, Simpsonville, SC
    Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength.
    Ephesians 6:10 CSB

  48. 2198
    Tracey Groupe says:

    The month got away from me, but my verse has been:

    Do everything without grumbling or complaining.
    Philippians 2:14

  49. 2199
    Courtney says:

    Courtney, Houma, LA

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

    Ephesians 6:10, ESV

  50. 2200
    Wendy Berenson says:

    Don’t burn out. Keep yourselves fueled an aflame. Be alert, servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be incentive in hospitality.

    Romans 12:11-13. MSG

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