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. 201
    Theresa Ainsworth says:

    Theresa, Glendale, AZ, the things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with h you. Phil 4:9 NKJV

  2. 202
    Tina says:

    Tina, Happy Valley, OR
    Ephesians 1:7 (NCV)
    In Christ, we are set free by the blood of his death, and so we have forgiveness of sins. How rich is God’s grace..

  3. 203
    Susan Gittemeier says:

    Susan G. from Overland Park, KS

    “It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…”

    Eph. 4:11-12 NIV

  4. 204
    Tini Siders says:

    Tini Siders from Montgomery Texas – Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all! 2 Thes 3:16 NASB

  5. 205
    Hannah Belle says:

    Hannah Hancock from Winter Haven, FL

    “They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed.”

    Psalm 34:5 (NKJV)

  6. 206
    Jennifer Walker says:

    Jennifer from Fort Worth, Tx

    “You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:5-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  7. 207
    Julie Snyder says:

    Julie Snyder from Franklin, TN: ” I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
    John 16:33 ESV

  8. 208
    Kim says:

    Kim from Pittsburg, Mo
    “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
    Isaiah 41:10 KJV

  9. 209
    Jane Preas says:

    Jane Preas, Cooper, TX: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 ESV

  10. 210
    Leila Elliott says:

    Leila Elliott from Temple, GA

    I will say to the Lord , “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
    Psalms 91:2 HCSB

  11. 211
    Pam Jones says:

    Pam J, Rockwall, TX – “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 ESV

  12. 212
    Lesley says:

    “Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying ‘Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.'”

    Psalm 2: 1-3

  13. 213
    Tammy says:


    3. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
    4. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

    Psalm 37:3&4 NIV

  14. 214
    Justine says:

    Justine Nielsen
    Washington, PA
    We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf.
    Hebrews 6:19-20a NIV

  15. 215
    Vicki Osier says:

    Vicki, from Grapevine, TX

    But this I call to mind,
    and therefore I have hope: ~ Lamentations 3:21 ESV

  16. 216
    Ally McGehee says:

    Ally houston, tx
    “The Lord’s slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient, instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance leading them to the knowledge of the truth.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:24-25‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  17. 217
    Jennie Spearin says:

    Jennie Spearin Granite Bay, CA.
    “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
    I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious Inheritance in his Holy people” Ephesians 1:17-18 NIV

  18. 218
    Valerie Griffin says:

    Valerie from Pflugerville, TX

    For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.
    Ephesians 1:4 (NIV)

  19. 219
    Carol King says:

    Carol King, Fort Worth, TX – Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness and having shod your feet with the gospel of peace

    Eph 6:14-15, NASB

  20. 220
    Stephanie Young says:

    Stephanie Young, The Woodlands, TX

    2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)
    “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

  21. 221
    Brady Bradshaw says:

    Brady Bradshaw, Orlando FL. “Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭91:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  22. 222
    Cindy Goss says:

    Cindy Goss from Alva,OK— Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
    “Finally, brothers, 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.”

  23. 223
    Courtney says:

    Courtney, Panama City, FL- “for he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27:5 (ESV)

  24. 224
    Stephanie Morris-Clark says:

    Stephanie Morris-Clark, Norman OK

    “But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.” Jude 5 NKJ

  25. 225
    Michelle Flowers says:

    Michelle Logan, NM
    The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall for the Lord upholds him with His hand. Psalm 37: 23-24

  26. 226
    Chante Clarkson says:

    Galatians 6:9-10 English Standard Version (ESV)

    9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

  27. 227
    Alisha Bloom says:

    Alisha from Yukon, OK

    “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  28. 228
    Sadie Keech says:

    Coweta, OK

    2 Thes 3:3-5 ESV

    “But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and the steadfastness of Christ.”

  29. 229
    Jennifer Bast says:

    Jennifer from Cincinnati, OH
    Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
    Matthew 5:5 (NASB)

  30. 230
    Jamie Marsh says:

    Jamie from Irving TX:
    “Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  31. 231
    Deanna says:

    Deanna from Columbia SC

    When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

    John 8:12 (NIV)

  32. 232
    Diana Brown says:

    Houston, TX
    1 Kings 18:21 (ESV) And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word.

  33. 233
    Kelly Clemons says:

    “Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” Proverbs 3:5 NIV

  34. 234
    VICKI says:

    Vicki, Ozark, Alabama
    I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 HCSB

  35. 235
    Kelly Clemons says:

    “The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.”
    2 Samuel 22:6 NIV

  36. 236
    Christi Bruecher says:

    Christi Bruecher from Houston, TX
    And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
    Acts 16:31 (ESV)

  37. 237

    Janay Wilborn Dallas TX “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
    ‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭NIV

  38. 238
    Erin Alley says:

    Erin Alley from Greenwood, SC: “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.” Ephesians 6:12 NIV

  39. 239
    Melissa Heuser says:

    Melissa from Redmond, OR

    “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  40. 240
    June Greenstreet says:

    June Greenstreet from Bradford Ontario
    ‬‬“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  41. 241
    Anne says:

    Anne from Spokane, WA

    “To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
    And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.”

    Isaiah 61:3-4 NKJV

  42. 242
    Dianne Bonas says:

    Dianne Bonas from Coloma, Wisconsin. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand!

    Ephesians 6:13 NIV

  43. 243
    Missi says:

    Missi Woods – Walker, LA
    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

  44. 244
    Evelyn says:

    “as far as the east is from the west, so far has [God] removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12; NIV)

    Watertown, MA

  45. 245
    Romona Smith says:

    Romona from Rosewood Heights, IL
    Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness, Ephesians 6:14 NET

  46. 246
    Deena says:

    Deena, St Louis, MO
    Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 HCSB

  47. 247
    Emily Miller says:

    Emily Miller, Louisiana
    But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned to me by the Lord Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.
    Acts 19:24 (NLT)

  48. 248
    Autumn says:

    Autumn, Deer Park, WA
    “But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
    The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and
    debauchery;…” Galatians 5:18-19

  49. 249
    Mary Merrell says:

    Mary Merrell Albuquerque
    Immediately the boys father exclaimed;” I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
    Mark 9:24 NIV

  50. 250
    Kristen Fowler says:

    Kristen Fowler, Marble, NC

    For we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 2 Cor 4:16 ESV

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