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. 2251
    Janet Tayor says:

    Janet, Midland, TX – Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
    Colossians 3:12 NIV

  2. 2252
    Vanessa says:

    Johnson City

    Song of Solomon 2:16 KJV
    My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the liles.

  3. 2253
    Jeanne Adams says:

    “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 NIV

  4. 2254
    Robin says:

    Robin, Chaska, MN

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 NIV

  5. 2255
    Karen R says:

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

  6. 2256
    alFaith65 says:

    Ana – Fairfax, VA
    Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, Ephesians 6:14 (NIV)

  7. 2257
    Kim Davis says:

    Kim Davis, Piney Flats, TN

    “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)

  8. 2258
    Simone Martin says:

    Simone M. ~ Houma, LA

    And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. Exodus 33:14 KJV
    (This is for March !st, I forgot to post)

  9. 2259
    Stephanie Hair says:

    Stephanie Hair, St. Matthews, SC

    So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (NLT)

  10. 2260
    Hanna Wahlbrink says:

    Hanna Wahlbrink – Lexington, Ky

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
    Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV)

  11. 2261
    Gwen says:

    “The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to saves. He will take great delight in you; He will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.””
    ‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭NIV84‬‬

  12. 2262
    Meggie says:

    So sorry I’m late with logging in my verse. But I have been memorizing :-))
    Meggie, Winnipeg, Canada
    “Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty. But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we fly away.” Psalm 90:10 NLT

  13. 2263
    Traci Lacayo says:

    Proverbs 10:19 “Too much talk leads to sin, be sensible and keep your mouth shut.” NLT

  14. 2264
    Christine says:

    Christine, Naples, FL:
    “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us” Ephesians 3:20 (NASB)

  15. 2265
    Allison Lee says:

    Allison Lee from Lubbock, TX

    “And all who believed were together and had all things in common.” Acts 2:44 (ESV)

  16. 2266
    Davina says:

    Davina from Novato, CA: “Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.” Isaiah 12:6 NIV

  17. 2267
    Joan Heffner says:

    I am posting for March 1 and 15 (I am behind in posting :/)


  18. 2268
    barb says:

    Proverbs 11:2 NIV: :When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom”

  19. 2269
    Joan Heffner says:

    NIV: II Samuel 22:29-30
    You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop, with God I can scale a wall.

  20. 2270
    Georgia says:

    Georgia from Devine Texas
    The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advise. Proverbs 12:15 NIV

  21. 2271
    Tricia Neumann says:

    Tricia- Conroe, TX

    “He will keep in perfect peace, those whose mind is stayed on Him.”

    Isaiah 26:3

  22. 2272
    Janet Schmoll says:

    Janet, Holmes Beach, FL

    The LORD will guide you always;
    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
    and will strengthen your frame.
    Psalm 58:11a NIV

  23. 2273
    Karen says:

    Karen from Powell, Ohio,

    No one has ever seen God; but if we love each other, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

    1 John 4:12 NIV

  24. 2274
    Teena Dobbs says:

    But scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.
    Galatians 3:22

  25. 2275
    Caroline says:

    Caroline from Spring TX
    We’re Christ’s representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God’s work of making things right between them. We’re speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he’s already a friend with you.
    2 cor 5:20 MSG

  26. 2276
    Emily says:

    Emily- Houston, TX

    “All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.” Ephesians 2:3 NLT

  27. 2277
    Peggy Langille says:

    Peggy, Yorktown VA

    Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thes 5;23 HCSB

  28. 2278
    Ellen Roth says:

    Ellen from Bad Axe,MI posting late:

    Ephesians 6:12 NIV 12 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.

  29. 2279
    Holly Smith says:

    College Station
    “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 esv

  30. 2280
    Kristi Meiners says:

    Kristi from Paducah, KY

    Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, Eph 6:14 NIV

  31. 2281
    Jill Asibelua says:

    Jill Asibelua, Irving, Texas
    Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 (HCSB)

  32. 2282
    Becky Black says:

    Becky Black
    Brownsburg IN
    But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
    James 1:6

  33. 2283
    Ellen Kittredge says:

    Ellen from Chester, VA

    “Remember, O LORD, your compassion and unfailing love, which you have shown from long ages past. Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O LORD.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  34. 2284
    Sue Price says:

    “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony that he pleased God.”
    Hebrews 11:5

  35. 2285
    Stephanie Walters says:

    Stephanie from Murrells Inlet, SC
    “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 NIV

  36. 2286
    Beverly Wegner says:

    Beverly – Jackson, TN

    “So I will praise You as long as I live; at Your
    Name, I will lift up my hands.”

    -Psalm 63:4 HCSB

  37. 2287
    Dana says:

    For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.

    Psalm 48:14

  38. 2288
    Sherry says:

    Sherry – Jay, OK
    “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

  39. 2289
    Amanda Hodge says:

    Amanda, Sherman, TX
    Psalm 25:4 KJV
    “Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.”

  40. 2290
    Kristi says:

    Kristi-Bartlesville OK: “We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.” Romans 12:6 NIV 1984

  41. 2291

    Lora Lovin Osburn from Beautiful Morristown, TN

    And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. Exodus 25:8 KJ2000

  42. 2292
    DEBI says:

    Debi, Alva, FL
    1 John 5:13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. (NKJV)

  43. 2293
    Amy Adams says:

    Amy Adams; Middletown, DE
    Psalms 34:5 – “Those who look to him are radiant;
    their faces are never covered with shame.”

  44. 2294
    Corinne Lake says:

    Colossians 3:6-8 NIV
    Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

  45. 2295
    Mary F from Houston says:

    1 Corinthians 2 9-10a (NIV)

    9 However, as it is written, what no eye has seen and no ear has heard and what no human mind has conceived, the things that God has prepared for those who love him.
    10a These are the things that God has revealed to us by his Spirit.

  46. 2296
    Cynthia Williams says:

    Psalm 37:4
    Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

  47. 2297
    Rebecca Plunk says:

    Sorry so late!!
    Rebecca Plunk
    Fort Worth, TX
    NAS bible
    Ps. 139:5
    Thou hast enclosed me behind and before, and laid Thy hand upon me.

  48. 2298
    Kristen Jeuick says:

    Kristen Jeuick, Rockville, VA: The mind He keeps in perfect peace is the one that’s steadfast on Him because it trusts in Him since the Lord God is an everlasting rock and we can trust in Him forever. Is. 26:3-4

  49. 2299
    Rhonda Green says:

    Rhonda Green, Anderson Indiana

    Psalms 16:7,8 NIV

    I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the Lord with Him at my right hand I will not be shaken.

  50. 2300
    Krista and Allison says:

    Habakkuk 3:2 NIV

    Lord, I have heard of your fame;
    I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.
    Repeat them in our day,
    in our time make them known;
    in wrath remember mercy.

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