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. 251
    Natalie M. says:

    Natalie M., from Damascus, MD: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matt. 5:3,4-NKJV)

  2. 252
    Billie Galyen says:

    Billie, Greenville, KY “For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on.” Hebrews 4:8 ESV

  3. 253
    Nell Brinkley says:

    Nell Brinkley. Chattanooga tn. Love never ends As for prophecies ; they will be pass away; as for tongues; they will cease; as for knowledge; it will pass away. 1 cor 13;8

  4. 254
    Sandy Shiflett says:

    Sandy Shiflett Deming, NM

    Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus
    Phil 2:5 NKJV

  5. 255
    Nancy English says:

    Nancy English, Laramie Wyoming
    Show me your ways O Lord, teach me your paths. Psalms 25:4 NIV

  6. 256
    Joanna Winn says:

    The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sub scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well watered garden, like a sprint g whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)

  7. 257
    Rachel Cleveland says:

    Rachel from Adams, TN
    “Who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.” Ps 103:4, NIV

  8. 258
    Karen Sanders says:

    Karen Sanders, Burleson, TX “You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.” 1 Thessalonians 5:5 NIV

  9. 259
    Renee Cloud says:

    For by grace you have been saved through faith; not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8

  10. 260
    Allison says:

    Allison in Fort Worth, TX

    You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.

    Psalm 139:5 (NIV)

  11. 261
    Lavonda says:

    Lavonda-New Braunfels, TX
    For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, Ephesians 3:14-16 NIV

  12. 262
    WendyC says:

    WendyC – Cheyenne, WY.

    Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.

    Hebrews 10:36 NLT

  13. 263
    MarieVenter says:

    Marie Venter South Africa “But may all eho love You be like the sun when it rises in its strength”Judges 5:31 Niv

  14. 264
    Georgia Antillon says:

    Georgia from Webb City, MO

    “It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  15. 265
    Eleanor Moskovitz says:

    Memphis, TN

    @ Timothy 1:6-7
    For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

  16. 266
    Susanne Buckley says:

    I commit to 2nd Timothy 2:15 “Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed.”
    New English translation.

  17. 267
    Melissa Dukes says:

    Melissa from Grovetown, GA. “But the LORD said…, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel‬ ‭16:7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  18. 268
    Wendy Buttrey says:

    Wendy Buttrey, Acworth, Ga

    Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies in the day. Psalms 91:5 NLT

  19. 269
    Cheryl Higgins says:

    Cheryl from Charlottesville, Virginia

    “She does him good and not harm for as long as she lives.”
    Proverbs 31:12 (NCV)

  20. 270
    Shawn says:

    Shawn in AZ

    who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
    1 Peter 1:5 NKJV

  21. 271
    Amy McCune says:

    Romans 8:9-10 ESV
    You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

  22. 272
    Sarah Schoolcraft says:

    Sarah Schoolcraft from Kingwood, TX:
    “Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.”
    2 Timothy 2:5 NIV

  23. 273
    Denise Cholak says:

    Denise Cholak, Euless, TX.
    “Who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever.”
    Psalm136:5 NIV

  24. 274
    Chrissy Hunt says:

    Chrissy, Overland Park, KS

    “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalms 27:14 (NIV)

  25. 275
    Faith Unruh says:

    Faith from Coeur d’Alene, ID
    Ephesians 4:1 (NKJV) I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,

  26. 276
    Susan Kolb says:

    Susan Kolb from Slidell, LA

    Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

    Matthew 7:24-25 NKJV

  27. 277
    Theresa Anderson says:

    Theresa Anderson, Grove Ok,
    “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.”
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭20:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  28. 278
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Albany, OR
    Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.
    Psalm 25:5 NASB

  29. 279
    Amanda Bryant says:

    Amanda from Knoxville, TN

    “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.”

    Psalm 40:3 ESV

  30. 280
    Sandy Bowers says:

    Sandy Bowers, Bryan, Ohio
    …perseverance, character; and character, hope.
    –Romans 5:4 NIV

  31. 281
    Jacki Schneider says:

    Jacki from Grandville MI

    “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen”
    2 Thessalonians 3:18

  32. 282
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Vicksburg, MS “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else.” 1 Thessalonians 3:12 NIV

  33. 283
    Ashlee Jordan says:

    Ashlee Jordan from Camp Pendleton, CA: “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

  34. 284
    Liz says:

    Liz Hunter from Bronx, NY:
    ““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

  35. 285
    Kayla Lane says:

    Kayla Lane, Bloomington, IL
    You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
    Isaiah 26:3 – NLT

  36. 286
    Marie Franse says:

    Marie Franse, Albuquerque, NM: By faith the prostitute Rahab because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient. Hebrews 11:31 (NIV)

  37. 287
    Heather Terhune says:

    Heather, Tallahassee
    Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. James 3:1 NIV

  38. 288
    Glenda Willard says:

    Glenda Willard from Farmington, NM

    For God has not give us the spirit of timidity but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline. II Tim. 1:7 NIV

  39. 289
    Sara Martin says:

    Sara Martin from Humble, TX: “For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27:5 NIV

  40. 290
    Misty Ingalls says:

    Misty Ingalls from Yakima, Washington: “Be full of joy in the Lord always. I will say again, be full of joy.” Philippians 4:4 NCV

  41. 291
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, The Woodlands, TX.
    Continuing James 3. “Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body, as well.” James 3:3 (NASB)

  42. 292
    Jackie says:

    Jackie, Noblesville, IN
    And don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
    Ephesians 4:26-27 NLT

  43. 293
    Julie B. says:

    Julie from Chesterland, OH

    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
    Hebrews 12:1-2

  44. 294
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie from Chico, CA “And if I have prophetic powers (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).”
    I Corinthians 13:5 (AMP)

  45. 295
    Jill Rettinger says:

    Jill from Laramie, WY

    “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.”

    Phil. 2:13 NLT

  46. 296
    Jackie says:

    Jackie from Rockwall, TX: The Good Samaritan: “ But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29, NIV)

  47. 297

    Valerie Keyser from Fort Myers, FL: “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”
    1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV

  48. 298
    Brandee Carter says:

    Brandee Carter from Calgary, Alberta, Canada: “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 NIV

  49. 299

    Adrienne, Valdosta ” But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” Micah 7:7 NASB

    Brienne, Valdosta “You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.” Psalms 119:114 ESV

  50. 300
    Susan McAnally says:

    Susan McAnally from Mars, PA

    And we know (with great confidence) that God (who is deeply concerned about us) causes all things to work together (as a plan) for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.

    Romans 8:28 AMP

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