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. 401
    Donna Babbitt says:

    Donna Babbitt from Gales Ferry, Ct. ” As for God, His way is perfect: The Lord’s Word is flawless. He shields all who take refuge in Him.” Psalm 18:30 NIV

  2. 402
    Jane Alexander says:

    Jane from Illinois
    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV

  3. 403
    Kimyetta Hayden says:

    Kimyetta H., Jonesboro, GA

    No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted, beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

    1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)

  4. 404
    Arlene C. says:

    Arlene C. From Georgetown TX: Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. Isaiah 49:16. ESV

    Behold: watch, gaze upon, inspect, eye, see, observe, notice, witness 🙂

  5. 405
    Sheila says:

    Sheila, Conroe, TX
    My strength and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and portion forever.
    Psalm 73:26 (ESV)

  6. 406
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Tomball, TX “Be hospitable to one another without complaining.” I Peter 4:9 (HCSB)

  7. 407
    Constance Kempf says:

    Connie from Eugene, OR

    ” This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.” NKJV I John 1:5

  8. 408
    Charmaine, San Angelo says:

    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

    Matthew 6:21, NIV

  9. 409
    Sabrina Smith says:

    Sabrina Smith, kingsland, TX: “For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go”- Psalms 91:11 NLT

  10. 410
    Elaina says:

    Elaina from Ballwin Mo
    “O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭30:3

  11. 411
    Bobbi says:

    Bobbi, Lake City FL. Only in God do I find rest; my salvation comes from Him. 2 Only God is my rock and my salvation!-my stronghold-I won’t be shaken anymore. Psalm 62:1-2 (CEB)

  12. 412
    Elaina says:

    Elaina from Ballwin Mo
    “Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭30:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  13. 413
    Melanie Grace says:

    Melanie of Greenbrier, TN

  14. 414
    Tajuana says:

    Tajuana – Midland, Texas

    the Lord turn His face toward you
    and give you peace.”

    Numbers 6:26 NIV

  15. 415
    Soni Buckalew says:

    Soni from Gulfport, MS: He leads the humble and what is right, and teaches the humble his way. Psalm 25: 9 (ESV)

  16. 416
    Jennifer Bass says:

    Jennifer Bass, Fort Worth, TX – “But as for you, be serious about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:5‬ ‭HCSB

  17. 417
    Melanie Grace says:

    Melanie of Greenbrier, TN “I will be your God throughout your lifetime….I made you, and I will care for you.” Isaiah 46:4 NLT

  18. 418
    Jenn M says:

    Jenn M (Cincinnati, OH):

    Psalm 9:10 (ESV)
    And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

  19. 419
    Hannah says:

    Hannah from Elmira, Ontario
    “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:11 NIV

  20. 420
    Terri Fullerton says:

    Terri Fullerton, Abilene, TX

    You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you.

    John 15:3-4, NIV

  21. 421
    Bobbi says:

    Bobbi Lake City FL Only in God do I find rest; my salvation comes from Him. 2 Only God is my rock and my salvation-my stronghold!- I won’t be shaken anymore. Psalm 62:1-2 (CEB)

  22. 422
    Beau Ratliff says:

    Beau Ratliff from Midland, TX. “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.” Isaiah 25:4 NIV

  23. 423

    Sharla Robertson, Granbury, TX; “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,” Psalms‬ ‭103:2-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  24. 424
    Kim says:

    Kim from Hickory NC
    The their comes only in order to steal kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance. John 10:10 AMP

  25. 425
    Lizzie Roeser says:

    Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.

    2 Timothy 2:23 (NIV)

  26. 426
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Richmond, Texas
    “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  27. 427
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie from Houston, TX: “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. “ 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)

  28. 428
    Katherine says:

    Katherine, Charlottesville, VA: “Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, ‘He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us’?” (James 4:5 ESV)

  29. 429
    Mary Rue says:

    Mary, Atlanta – “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

  30. 430
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Fort Worth Texas
    Psalms 139:5 ESV. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.

  31. 431
    Carol Peavy says:

    Carol Peavy – Jena, LA

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3 NIV

  32. 432
    Nedra Gordon Hoover says:

    Nedra Gordon Hoover, Blue Springs, MO “to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:12 NASB

  33. 433
    Michele Jacobs says:

    Michele from Springfield, Virginia: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” 1 John 5:14 (NIV)

  34. 434
    Jowanna says:

    Psalms 25:5 NIV
    Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.

  35. 435
    Debbie Davis says:

    You Yourself have recorded my wanderings, put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your records?
    Psalm 56:8

  36. 436
    Stephanie Rafferty says:

    Stephanie, La Habra, CA “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

  37. 437
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Louisa, VA

    “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
    before you were born I set you apart….”
    Jeremiah 1:5 NIV

  38. 438
    Janet says:

    Janet from Richmond, Tx. “Make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it as on a seal: HOLY TO THE LORD” Exodus 28:36 NIV

  39. 439
    Tracy Rhoades says:

    Tracy, Warner Robins, Ga
    “You, O Lord, reign forever; Your throne endures from generation to generation” Lamentations 5:19

  40. 440
    Amy says:

    Amy, Arlington, VA: “You will not fear the terror of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,” Psalms 91:5 (ESV)

  41. 441
    Martha F. McElhaney says:

    Martha McElhaney Ooltewah, TN
    For You Lord are kind and ready to forgive, rich in faithful love to all who call on you. Psalm 86:5 HCSB

  42. 442
    Liz Guttowsky says:

    Liz @ Nashville, Tn: “I command you- be strong and courageous. DO not be afraid or discouraged. The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NLT)

  43. 443
    Stephanie Solomon says:

    Stephanie from Morgantown, WV.
    You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
    Psalm 91:5 (NKJV).

  44. 444
    jamie nelson says:

    Jamie @ Brentwood, Tn: “And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet!” Romans 16:20 (RSB)

  45. 445
    Connie Windham says:

    Connie Windham
    Picayune, MS
    Recalling your tears I long to see you so that. I may be filled with joy.
    2 Tim 1:4

  46. 446
    Liz Guttowsky says:

    Liz @ Nashville: “I command you- be strong and courageous. DO not be afraid or discouraged. The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NLT)

  47. 447
    Dottie Morrow says:

    Dottie Morrow, Mansfield, TX
    “By His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down the dew.”
    Proverbs 3:20 NKJV

  48. 448
    Carolyn Guittar, Pleasant Hill, OH says:

    “Hallelujah! I will praise the LORD with all my heart in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation. The LORD’S works are great, studied by all who delight in them.” Psa. 111:1-2 (HCSB)

  49. 449
    Katie says:

    Katie Messamore from Wichita, KS “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, He will provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolotry.” 1 Corinthians 10: 13-14 (my next two verses…easier to memorize together for me!)

  50. 450
    Andrea says:

    Andrea Herring, from New London, NC: “for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.” 1 Timothy 6:7 ESV

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