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. 351
    Angie Wilt says:

    Angie Wilt from Kansas City, Missouri: Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 NIV84

  2. 352
    Judy McCarver says:

    Judy McCarver, Houston, TX “I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
    he delivered me from all my fears.” NIV Psalm 34:4

  3. 353
    Susan Harris says:

    March 1, 2017 at 12:45 pm
    Tyler, TX
    “and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.”
    II Peter 1:7 (ESV)

  4. 354
    Mary-Katherine Rogers says:

    Mary-Katherine Rogers, Ft. Smith, AR

    “But I trusted in your steadfast love;
    my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

    I will sing to the LORD;
    because he has dealt bountifully with me.” Psalms 13:5-6

  5. 355
    Jane Ball - Carrollton Ky says:

    “Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
    They shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.”
    Psalm 25:3 ESV

  6. 356
    Leisha says:

    Leisha in Alabama

    Submit yourselves therefore unto to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7 ESV

  7. 357
    Annette Wethington says:

    Annette Wethington from Summerville, SC: “Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 NASB

  8. 358
    Ginny says:

    Ginny from West Lafayette, IN “(for the fruit of life is found in all that is good and right and true.)” Eph 5:9 ESV

  9. 359
    Tia Lorentzen says:

    For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;

    2 Peter 1:5 NIV

  10. 360
    Beverly Reeder says:

    Beverly Reeder. Columbus, Ms.

    For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. Galatians 5:5 NIV

  11. 361
    Betsy Langmade says:

    Betsy Langmade, Nashville, TN “I know both howto have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content – whether well-fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need.”
    Philippians 4:12 HCSB

  12. 362
    Jeanni Goormastic says:

    Jeanni, Westland, MI
    “I am the vine, ye are the branches; He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth form much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5 KJV

  13. 363
    Beverly White says:

    Beverly, Vicksburg, MS
    “Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord’-and You forgave the guilt of my sin.” Psalm 32:5 NIV

  14. 364
    Cris OBrien says:

    Cris, Virginia Beach VA For our struggle is not against flesh and blood , but against the rulers, against the powers , against the world rulers of this darkness , against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. Ephesians 6:12 NET

  15. 365
    Beth Reid says:

    Beth Reid, London, Ontario

    Colossians 3:22b-24 NIV

    “…do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favour, but with sincerity of heart and reference for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as if working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

  16. 366
    Lynn Rust says:

    Lynn from Greenwood, SC –
    “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. But as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct: for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:14-16 – HCSB

  17. 367
    Becky Bell says:

    Becky Bell, Westerville, Ohio
    If you make the Most High your dwelling – even the Lord, who is my refuge – then no harm will befall you – no disaster will come near your tent. Psalm 91:9-10. NIV

  18. 368
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth Hughes, Berrien springs, MI, “Finally be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10-11ESV).

  19. 369

    Janice in Abbeville,AL

    “You have hedged me behind and before, and laid your hand on me.”
    -Psalm 139:6 (NKJV)

  20. 370
    Debbie Dial says:

    Debbie from Semmes, Al
    “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written : “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.” Romans 12:17-19 NIV

  21. 371
    Melinda Miller says:

    Psalm 5:2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.

  22. 372
    Keri Lee Robbins says:

    Keri Lee Robbins, Las Vegas, NV. “You are my portion, O Lord; I have said that I would keep Your words. I entreated Your favor with my whole heart; be merciful to me according to Your word. I thought about my ways; and turned my feet to Your testimonies. I made haste, and did not delay to keep your commandments.” Psalm 119:57-60 NKJV

  23. 373
    Pam Williams says:

    Pam Williams, Olive Branch, MS

    But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.
    1 Peter 2:9 NIV

  24. 374
    Catherine Lisle says:

    Katherine Lile, Edmond, Oklahoma. Isaiah 58:10 “if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness in your gloom be as the noon day.”

    • 374.1
      Catherine Lisle says:

      Catherine Lisle…ESV. “and your gloom be as the noonday” not “in your gloom be as the noon day”

  25. 375
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Greenfield, Indiana

    Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying:

    Who should I send?
    Who will go for Us?
    I said:

    Here I am. Send me.

    Isaiah 6:8 HCSB

  26. 376
    Patti Reavis says:

    Patti, Clemmons, NC
    “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God.” 2 Timothy 1:8 NKJV

  27. 377
    Carole says:

    Richmond, TX
    3rd John 4 NIV
    “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

  28. 378
    Ann Steiner says:

    Ann from Odessa FL
    “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  29. 379
    Kylee Lee says:

    Kylee Lee, Las Vegas, NV. “Keep and guard me as the pupil of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings.” Psalm 17:8

  30. 380
    Andrea Porter says:

    Andrea Porter, Pottstown, PA

    1 John 4:4 NIV
    You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

  31. 381
    Kathy Looper says:

    Kathy Looper, Visalia California.

    Philippians 3:10 KJV

    3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

  32. 382
    Betty Reid says:

    Betty Reid, Cypress Texas Matthew 5:13

    You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? it is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and be trampled by men.

  33. 383
    Kelly Unger says:

    Kelly, Fowler, IN
    Deuteronomy 6:4-5(ESV)

    4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
    5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

  34. 384
    Michèle says:

    Michèle, Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
    “The LORD said to him, ‘Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.'” Exodus 4:11-12 NIV

  35. 385
    Debra Paape says:

    “But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander and obscene talk from your mouth.” Colossians 3:8. ESV

  36. 386
    Corinne says:

    For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor.

    Psalm 8:5 KJV

    Corinne in Chehalis, Washington

  37. 387
    Mary Ruth says:

    Mary Ruth from Normal, IL — “and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” Ephesians 6:15 NIV

  38. 388
    Marilyn F Davis says:

    Marilyn F Davis from Kearney, Nebraska. “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ” Psalm 91:5 NIV. ” I COMMIT”

  39. 389
    Sandra Bowe says:

    Sandra Larranaga Bowe San Jon NM

    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

  40. 390
    Kim Clarke says:

    “You hem me in – behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.”

    Psalms 139:5 NIV

  41. 391
    Christy says:

    Christy – Knoxville, TN
    “For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.”
    Psalm 103:14

  42. 392

    Samantha from Bude, Mississippi
    “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
    ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  43. 393
    Kathy says:

    Madison, CT
    “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from me,” says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17 NKJV

  44. 394
    Leslie G says:

    Leslie G from Warner Robins, GA
    The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
    Psalm 37:23 (NLT)

  45. 395
    Cherie says:

    Cherie Dearth from Joseph, Oregon: “For it is by grace you have been saved through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8 NIV

  46. 396
    april faris says:

    April from Kentucky The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

  47. 397
    Nitsa says:

    Nitsa from Eugene, OR. “The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3:9 ESV

  48. 398
    Joyce M.Jones says:

    Joyce Jones, Colleyville, TX “You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Psalm 139:5 NLT

  49. 399
    Candy Redel says:

    Candy from St Louis
    “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  50. 400
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from San Antonio, Texas
    “Serve the LORD with gladness!
    Come into His presence with singing!”
    Psalm 100:2 ESV

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