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. 2301
    Holly Belt says:

    Holly Belt, Spring Hill, TN
    Hebrews 11:6
    And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

  2. 2302
    Mary C. says:

    Mary C. from Georgetown, Texas: “‘I know that You can do all things; no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.’” Job 42:2 NIV

  3. 2303
    Linda Mann says:

    “Say to the righteous that it will go well with them. For they will eat the fruit of their actions.”

  4. 2304
    Kellie says:

    Kellie Nacogdoches, TX “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

  5. 2305
    Jennine says:

    So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!

    James 3:5 ESV

  6. 2306
    Kristine says:

    Kristine from Edmond, OK: “I ask the Father in his great glory to give you the power to be strong inwardly through his Spirit.” Eph 3:16 NCV

  7. 2307
    Lisa Davis says:

    Now the Lord is in the spirit and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom

  8. 2308
    Sherri Martinez says:

    Sherri, Philadelphia, TN

    He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
    Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

    Psalm 91:1 (NKJV)

  9. 2309
    Missie Ables says:

    Missie Ables, Marble Falls, TX

    “Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession who are zealous for good works.” Titus 2:14 ESV

  10. 2310
    Addie Ables says:

    Addie Ables, Marble Falls, TX

    “You hem me in behind and before, and lay Your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:5

  11. 2311
    Ginny says:

    Psalm 23:4 NIV
    Even though I walk through the darkest alley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

  12. 2312
    Missy S says:

    Missy S, Charlotte, NC

    Continuing in Psalm 119:

    “My eyes long for your promise;
    I ask, “When will you comfort me?”” ~ Psalm 119:82 (ESV)

  13. 2313
    Cathy Morris says:

    Cathy Morris Sedona, AZ
    In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
    John 1:1 NIV

  14. 2314

    Sarah Caldwell, North Richland Hills, TX

    Luke 24:25 (ESV):

    Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.

  15. 2315
    Allison Crook says:

    Allison Crook
    Albuquerque, NM

    The LORD said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’”
    ‭‭Judges‬ ‭7:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  16. 2316
    Michelle Adams says:

    Michelle Adams, Manchester MD

    I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

    Psalm 16:8 NIV

  17. 2317
    Kari says:

    Kari, Springfield, MO
    Jude vs 5, KJV
    I will therefore put you in remeberance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

  18. 2318
    Kate says:

    Fort Smith, AR
    “Be hospitable to one another without complaining.”
    1 Peter 4:9 HCSB

  19. 2319
    Christine Jackman says:

    Christine Jackman, Denham Springs, LA

    I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!

    So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth

    Rev 3:15-16 NIV

  20. 2320
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Atlanta, GA: Isaiah 43:18, 19 MSG
    “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history.
    Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.”

  21. 2321
    Tanya says:

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

  22. 2322
    Elise says:

    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
    Matthew 22:37 NIV

    Elise from Newark

  23. 2323
    Elizabeth says:

    Fort Smith, AR
    “So, whoever thinks he stands must be careful not to fall.”
    1 Corinthians 10:12 HCSB

  24. 2324
    Bella says:

    Fort Smith, AR
    “I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.”
    Psalm 116:1 NIV

  25. 2325
    Sharon J. says:

    Modesto, Ca.
    II Corinthians 9:8 NIV
    And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

  26. 2326
    Belinda Shrader says:

    Belinda Shrader, Grundy, VA
    For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.
    2 Corinthians 10:4 (KJV)

  27. 2327
    Becca Canfield says:

    He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29 NIV

  28. 2328
    Heather Hoch says:

    Heather Hoch from Pflugerville, Texas
    Psalm 25:5 (NASB)
    Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day.

  29. 2329
    Emily Jordan says:

    Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him and he with Me.
    Revelation 3:30 NASB

  30. 2330
    Emily Jordan says:

    Emily Jordan, Virginia Beach, VA
    Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him and he with Me.
    Revelation 3:20 NASB

  31. 2331
    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah Miller, Dallas Texas (moved to Atlanta, Georgia), “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  32. 2332
    Angie Miller says:

    Angie Miller – 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

  33. 2333
    Carol says:

    Carthage, NY

    Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. He said:
    3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
    5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

    Matthew 5:1-5 (NIV)

  34. 2334
    Kristin Runyan says:

    Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory because of your love and faithfulness (Psalm 115:1 NIV)

  35. 2335
    Alicia Gilbert says:

    Alicia Gilbert,
    Haysville, Kansas

    John 10:7 NIV

    Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.”

  36. 2336
    Amy Seiford says:

    Buda, TX

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 NIV

  37. 2337
    Darcy Hendricks says:

    Darcy Hendricks Parker, CO

    “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles’ they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  38. 2338
    Lisa Parker says:

    Lisa Parker Arkansas

    Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction.

    2 Timothy 4 (NIV)

  39. 2339
    Lisa Parker says:

    Lisa Parker Arkansas

    2 Timothy 4:2

  40. 2340
    Susan Bucher says:

    Susan Bucher, Fort Worth, TX. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
    Proverbs 3:5-6. NIV

  41. 2341
    Jody Emmons says:

    Psalm 18:18 (NKJV)
    They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the Lord was my support.

  42. 2342
    Stephanie B. says:

    Stephanie B.
    Augusta, GA
    Eph 2:3 (ESV)
    among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

  43. 2343
    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 5:6 NET

  44. 2344
    Tanya Rathmann says:

    Tanya Rathmann, Sierra Vista, AZ
    Therefore I tell you do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat for what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 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? Matthew 6:25-26 ESV

  45. 2345
    Natalie says:

    Natalie- Austin, Tx
    Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for him to act.

  46. 2346
    Julie says:

    Julie from Pittsburgh, PA

    “Therefore the wicked will not survive the judgment, and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous.” Psalm 1:5 HCSB

  47. 2347
    Sharon Macri says:

    Sharon Macri Huntington, West Virginia

    Joshua 3:1a “Then Joshua rose early in the morning…”

  48. 2348
    nicole FC, FL says:

    The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

    Isaiah 40:5

  49. 2349
    Jennifer Sprayberry says:

    All the earth bows to you, they sing praise to you, they praise your name. Psalm 66:4 NIV

  50. 2350
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Beaumont, Texas. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1 ESV

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