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. 301
    Maureen Guilbault says:

    Maureen, Pascoag, RI

    We believe that we will be saved
    through the grace of the Lord Jesus.

    Acts 15:11

  2. 302
    Alexis says:

    Alexis from Anderson, SC: “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” Isaiah 26:3 NLT

  3. 303
    Yael Hernandez says:

    Yael Hernandez, New York, NY

    He sent His word and healed them
    And delivered them from their destructions.

    Psalm 107-20, NASB

  4. 304
    Amy says:

    Amy – Tampa:
    “The least of them shall become a clan, and the smallest one a mighty nation; I am the Lord; in its time I will accomplish it quickly.”
    Isaiah 60:22

  5. 305
    Connie Colston says:

    Connie Colston from Waxahachie, Texas
    Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT

  6. 306
    Karmen says:

    Karmen, Natick, MA – “For sadness as intended by God produces a repentance that leads to salvation, leaving no regret, but worldly sadness brings about death.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭7:10‬ ‭NET‬‬

  7. 307
    Corinne Lake says:

    March 1, 2017 SSMT #5 Colossians 3:4–5 NIV When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature; sexual immorality, impurity he, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

  8. 308

    Sarah LeJeune, Cypress, CA

    “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 NIV

  9. 309
    Michelle O says:

    Michelle, Chehalis, Wa – Ps 86:11 NIV – Teach me your way Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.

  10. 310

    Diane LeJeune, Fairview, TN

    “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 NIV

  11. 311
    Linda Hansen says:

    Linda, Buckeye, AZ
    “The godly think before speaking; the wicked spout evil words”
    Proverbs 15:18 NLT

  12. 312
    Karen Todd says:

    Because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for
    all the saints.
    Philemon 5 ESV

  13. 313
    Tammy Martinez says:

    Tammy Martinez, Burleson, Texas
    And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, He has now reconciled in His body of flesh by His death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before Him, Colossians 1:21-22 (ESV)

  14. 314
    Grace metcalfe says:

    Grace from UK:
    Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    For you are God my Saviour,
    And my hope is in you all day long.
    Psalm 25:5

  15. 315
    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah Miller. New Palestine, In
    I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
    Psalm 63:4

  16. 316
    Liz Kelley says:

    Liz Kelley, College Station Tx,
    And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.
    Ezekiel 36:26 (NLT)

  17. 317
    Nancy Dal Pian says:

    Nancy in Port Charlotte, FL
    Ephesians 4:32 NIV
    Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

  18. 318
    Debbie Fitzpatrick says:

    Debbie Fitzpatrick, Bossier City, LA

    it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:26 NIV

  19. 319
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Chattanooga, TN

    Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction.

    Isaiah 48:10 ESV

  20. 320
    Jeanette Dahm says:

    Jeanette Dahm Lake Oswego, OR Psalm 100:4 NIV Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

  21. 321
    Amy Carter says:

    Amy Carter, Charleston, SC: “Lead me in Your truth and teach me,For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:5 NKJV

  22. 322
    Martie Carter says:

    Martie Carter, Belton Texas

    My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

    James 5:19-20 NIV

  23. 323
    Kristen says:

    Kristen Schwark
    Indianapolis, IN

    because I hear about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints. ~ Philemon 5 NIV (from Concordia Self Study Bible)

  24. 324
    Christine says:

    Ephesians 6:13 KJV- “Wherefore take onto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

  25. 325
    Janet Worthy says:

    Janet from Odessa, TX
    Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!
    Romans 11:33. ESV

  26. 326
    Maura Guillory says:

    Maura Guillory from Jennings, Louisiana: “I was young and now I’m old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging for bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.” Psalm 37: 25-26 NIV

  27. 327
    Terry Holcombe says:

    Terry from Odessa, FL
    ” But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33, NIV

  28. 328
    Judy Heindl says:

    Judy Heindl, Cottageville WV “Then Jesus said unto them again,
    “Truly, truly, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep”. KJV

  29. 329
    Sandra Arnold says:

    Sandra Arnold, Paris, TN

    “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)

  30. 330
    Debbie May says:

    Debbie May from Fort Worth, TX
    “You hem me in, behind and before,
    and lay your hand upon me.
    Psalm 139: 5 ESV

  31. 331
    Cindy Gandy says:

    Cindy Gandy, Hazlehurst, MS, Psalm 103:5 (ESV), “who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

  32. 332
    Leslie Evetts says:

    Leslie from Austin, TX “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 NIV

  33. 333
    Nikola says:

    Nikola, Langley, BC, Canada

    “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! …” 1 John 3:1 NIV

  34. 334
    Ellen Roth says:

    Ellen Roth from Bad Axe Michigan

    Ephesians 6:11 NIV Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take YOUR stand against the devil’s schemes. (emphasis mine)

  35. 335
    Linda, Atlanta says:

    Memorizing Psalm 25 ESV

    Verse 6 – Remember your mercy, O Lord, and
    Your steadfast love, for they have been from if old.

  36. 336
    KariB says:

    Kari Blackmore
    You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
    Nor of the arrow l that flies by day.
    Ps 91:5 NKJV

  37. 337
    Nan Smith says:

    Nan Smith from Leawood, KS “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, all those who practice it have good understanding. Praise Him forever.” Psalm 111:10 NIV

  38. 338
    Cathy Pernsteiner says:

    Cathy Pernsteiner
    Clarkson, WA
    “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”
    Romans 8:5 ESV

  39. 339
    Lisa Estes says:

    Lisa, Mauldin, SC
    “hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints,
    Philemon 1:5 (NKJV)

  40. 340
    JoAnn says:

    JoAnn, Philadelphia, PA: “Trust in the Lord and do good;Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.” Psalm 37:3 NASB

  41. 341
    Carrie Lagas says:

    Carrie Lagas, North Potomac, Maryland “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

  42. 342
    Brenda F says:

    Calgary, Alberta

    For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
    for my hope is from him.

    Psalm 62:5 ESV

  43. 343
    Susan Jezek says:

    Susan Jezek, St. Petersburg, Florida

    “For every house is built my someone, but the builder of all things is God.”

    Hebrews 3:4 ESV

  44. 344
    Pamela says:

    Pamela from St. Petersburg, FL: “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.” Colossians 3:23-24 NASB

  45. 345
    Andrea S says:

    Andrea Sellers, Round Rock, TX : Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: “Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 2 Samuel 7:18 NIV

  46. 346
    Mandy says:

    Mandy Gaede from Imperial, CA

    Philippians 2:3 (NIV)
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

  47. 347
    Jackie Gavi says:

    Jackie from Parker, CO – “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:4-5 NIV

  48. 348
    Dennina Keen says:

    Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, Psalm 103:3 NIV

  49. 349
    Judy McCarver says:

    Judy McCarver, Houston, TX “I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
    he delivered me from all my fears.” NIV

  50. 350
    Lois Lorentzen says:

    On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.

    Psalm 63:6 NIV

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