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. 2201
    Dee Dee Zankowitz says:

    The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. Psalm 28:7 NKJV

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    Carol Beachy says:

    “And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand,That I may plant the heavens, Lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, “You are My people.” Isaiah 51:16 (NKJV)

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    Crystal says:

    Crystal Shelby, nc
    Colossians 3:5 ESV
    Put to death therefore what is earthly in you sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

  4. 2204
    Jamie Raborn says:

    Jamie Raborn from Ooltewah, TN

    James 1:11 NKJV

    [11] For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits.

  5. 2205
    Victoria Sims says:

    The Lord forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. Psalm 103:3

  6. 2206
    Candy says:

    Candy from Michigan. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
    Ephesians 6:10 NIV. Late, but not quitting!!

  7. 2207
    Deborah Burdzy says:

    Debbie Burdzy, Calgary AB. Canada

    “But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. ”
    Luke 10:40a

  8. 2208
    Darcy Berard says:

    Ephesions 4:22-24

    22. Change the former way of lifethat was part of the person you once were, corrupted by deceitful desires. 23. in stead, renew the thinking in your mind by the spirit. 24. and clothe yourself with the new person created according to Gods image in justice and true holiness.

    Sorry its late! love everyone.

  9. 2209
    Sherry Spencer says:

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV
    Sherry Spencer, Momence, IL

  10. 2210
    Yvonne Wheeler from Santee,CA says:

    “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”
    1 Peter 3:8-9 NIV

  11. 2211
    Gayle says:

    Gayle Haddock, Blythewood, SC

    “If I have strayed from his pathway, or if my heart has lusted for what my eyes have seen, or if I am guilty of any other sin, then let someone else eat the crops I have planted. Let all that I have planted be uprooted.”

    Job 31:7-8 NLT

    So sorry I’m late posting!

  12. 2212
    leesha sullivan says:

    Leesha Sullivan, Social Circle, GA.

    “So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am you God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NIV.

  13. 2213
    Laura Feyen says:

    Laura, Englewood, Co.

    You have lived indulgently and luxuriously on the earth. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
    James 5:5 NET

  14. 2214
    Debbie Laureen says:

    Debbie Laureen, New Port Richey, Fl
    “He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,” Psalm 23:2

  15. 2215

    Cast your caares on the Lord and He will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fail. Psalm 55:22

  16. 2216
    Pat says:

    “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12 ESV

    Crawfordsville, IN

  17. 2217
    Andrea says:

    Andrea from San Diego, CA

    “By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.”

    Hebrews 11:28 NIV

  18. 2218
    Brigette Brock says:

    Brigette Brock
    Morehead, KY

    Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
    Matthew 7:24

  19. 2219
    Brenda Rouleau says:

    Brenda Rouleau, Virginia Beach, VA,
    There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,[who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2 NKJV

  20. 2220
    deborah summey says:

    For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. Titus 2:11 NIV

  21. 2221
    Janet Schmidt says:

    Janet Schmidt, Houston, TX
    When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee, in God, whose word I praise, in God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me???!!!
    Psalm 56:3-4

  22. 2222
    Emily Bowden says:

    Emily Bowden, Augusta, GA

    “And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” Isaiah 58:11 ESV

  23. 2223
    Gay Beck says:

    Gay Beck, Plain City, OH

    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

  24. 2224
    Kristy says:

    Kristy, Cottage Grove, MN
    “For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.” James‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  25. 2225
    Kelly Parker says:

    Kelly Parker , Shreveport,La

    But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

    Matthew 6:33, ESV

  26. 2226
    Meredith says:

    Meredith from Lubbock TX:
    “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, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

  27. 2227
    Ruth Schick says:

    Ruth Schick, Brookville,Ohio

    “Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love for they are from of old.”
    Psalm 25:6 NIV

  28. 2228
    Anjanette says:

    See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

    Isaiah 43:19 NIV

  29. 2229
    Cindi Latson says:

    Cindi Latson, Madison, MS
    “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27. ESV

  30. 2230
    Tami says:

    Tami, Denham Springs, LA
    He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. – Psalm 1:3 ESV

  31. 2231
    Connie Blaut says:

    Connie Blaut from Amarillo, TX
    “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18 NIV

  32. 2232
    Johnine says:

    Johnine from Anna, Texas

    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

  33. 2233
    Johnine says:

    Johnine from Anna, Texas

    As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
    Romans 8:36

  34. 2234
    Jodi says:

    From DFW
    “You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭139:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Suzanne says:

    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
    Psalm 73:26 NIV

  36. 2236
    Lynn Greene says:

    Lynn Greene, Shelby, NC – Philippians 4:13 NIV
    “I can do all things through him who gives me strength.”

    Mackenzie Greene, Shelby, NC – Mark 14:46 NIV
    “The men seized Jesus and arrested him.”

  37. 2237
    Gayle says:

    Gayle, Salinas, CA
    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will counsel you and watch over you.
    Psalm 32:8 NIV

  38. 2238
    Lillian says:

    Lillian, Vermilion, OH

    2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (ESV)

  39. 2239
    Jonae Grinage says:

    Jonae Grinage from Irving TX: Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7 NIV

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    Sherry says:

    Hebrews 13:15. (NKJV)

    Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

  41. 2241
    Michelle says:

    From Queen City TX
    John 11:35 NIV
    Jesus wept.

  42. 2242
    Lyli says:

    Lyli, Fort Lauderdale, FL:

    “My sould shall make boast int he Lord; the humble shall hear of it and be glad” (Psalm 34:2, NKJV).

  43. 2243
    Joyce M.Jones says:

    Joyce Jones,Colleyville, Texas
    “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand”. Psalm 139:6 NLT

  44. 2244
    Tina Halterman says:

    Tina Halterman from Los Osos, CA. “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 (NASB)

  45. 2245
    Michele Butler says:

    1 Peter 2:9-10. NKJV

    9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

  46. 2246
    Suellen says:

    Amelia Island
    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand at the throne of God.
    Hebrews 12:2

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    Isabelle Mercado says:

    Isabelle Mercado Rolling Meadows, IL: With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation! Isaiah 12:3 NLT

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    Rosi Lovell says:

    Rosi Lovell from Dunmor, KY
    Philippians 4:8New International Version (NIV)

    8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

  49. 2249
    Carol says:

    Carol Burns from Round Rock, TX

    “Cry out loudly, don’t hold back! Raise your voice like a trumpet. Tell My people their transgression and the house of Jacob their sins.” Isaiah 58:1 (HCSB)

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    Patricia Clevenger says:

    Patricia Clevenger, Midland, Texas

    “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)

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