2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 8!

Hey, Darling Things! I am on my way to our Little Rock Living Proof Live with much joy, anxiousness, and anticipation and pure-dee desperation for Jesus to show up. He’s all we’ve got to offer. And, gloriously, He’s all we need.

Don’t even think of dropping out of our Scripture Memory Team! If you let the Word dwell in you richly, I promise you that, when this calendar year closes, you will have experienced a completely different 12 months than you would have if you’d let your own opinions, agendas, quandaries, fears, feelings, insecurities, and bondage dwell in you richly. God’s Word WORKS. He sends it forth with accomplishing power. Don’t just memorize the words. BELIEVE THEM. Take them all the way to your heart and apply them to your real, live experience.

My verse this time around is one I’ve loved for a long time, especially as it’s worded in the NIV, but I’ve never committed it to memory. You’re welcome to join me if you don’t have another one planned. Here goes:

Beth, Houston. “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” Isaiah 30:18 NIV

I love you guys. Stay with it, Sisters! Jesus is so worthy.


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  1. 151
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Cartersville, GA “For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13 NIV

  2. 152
    Dawn says:

    Monett, MO

    Ephesians 5:15,16 NIV
    Be very careful then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

  3. 153
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, Valley Center, KS
    “Understand [then], my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear [a ready listener], slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry. For man’s anger does not promote the righteousness God [wishes and requires].”
    James 1:19-20, Amplified

    Annabel, Valley Center, KS
    “In all your ways remember him. Then he will make your paths smooth and straight.”
    Proverbs 3:6, NIrV

  4. 154
    Jordan Self says:

    “Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over Him!” -Romans 6:8-9 ESV (woohoo!)

  5. 155
    Barb says:

    Barb, Prescott Valley, AZ
    Psalm 28:7
    The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

  6. 156
    Ashley Wise says:

    Ashley Wise- Hungary
    Eph 4:29 You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need,34 that it may give grace to those who hear. NET

  7. 157
    Becky Brown says:

    Becky, Vicksburg, MS
    For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation. Psalm 149:4 NIV

  8. 158
    Shanda says:

    Shanda, Tyler, TX:

    Search me, O God, and know my heart.
    Test me, and know my anxious thoughts.
    See if there is any offensive way in me
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

    Psalm 139:23-24 NIV

  9. 159
    Star says:

    Star, Jackson, TN

    “For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.”
    2 Corinthians 2:15 (NIV)

  10. 160
    Heather says:

    Heather, Liberty,TX. “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” Isaiah 30:18 NIV

    (Thanks Beth – this is a great one)

  11. 161
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Boston, MA: “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galations 6:9 (NLT)

  12. 162
    Jane says:

    Jane, Charlotte

    “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,” Philippians 3:20 NIV

  13. 163
    Tori says:

    Tori, Winston-Salem, NC

    “O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.”
    Psalm 86:5, NLT

  14. 164
    1gleaner says:

    Judy, Littleton, NC

    Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.
    I Sam 12:24 (ESV)

  15. 165
    Cherry B. says:

    Cherry, Conway, AR.
    Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
    Psalm 91:9-12 KJV

  16. 166
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Lebanon
    “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29 NIV

  17. 167
    Teresa says:

    Teresa Naples, FL

    Philippians 4:8 NASB

    Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

  18. 168
    doo-dah says:

    Kim; Poplar Bluff, MO “I am worn out waiting for your rescue, but I have put my hope in your word.”
    Psalm 119:81 (NLT)

  19. 169
    dixie says:

    dixie from santa monica, california

    Psalm 62:10b-12a NIV

    Though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
    One thing God has spoken,
    Two things I have heard:
    That you, O God, are strong,
    And that you, O Lord, are loving.

  20. 170
    Angela says:

    Angela; Covington, GA

    “Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.” Psalm 119:49 NIV

  21. 171
    Jenny Earl says:

    Jenny, Elida, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

    Grace, Elida, “And also use the shield of faith; with that you can stop the burning arrows of the evil one.” Ephesians 6:16 (ICB)

  22. 172
    Lynette Lang says:

    Lynette, Aurora, CO
    Psalm 69:33, “For the Lord hears the cries of the needy; he does not despise his imprisoned people.” (NLT)

  23. 173
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Colleyville, TX “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord bestows favor and honor; No good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:11

  24. 174
    Siesta Sue says:

    Sue – Troy, Michigan
    “…be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord your God is
    with you wherever you go.”
    Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

  25. 175
    elaine says:

    it is getting harder, Beth… please pray for those of us struggling with memorization….. :o/

    Elaine, Brea, CA (orange county)

    James 1:4, NKJV

    But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

  26. 176
    Karen says:

    Karen, Brandon, MS
    “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them all and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on the things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” 2 Cor. 4:17-18, NLT

  27. 177
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer J. – Texarkana, AR

    “I will lie down and sleep in peace,
    for you alone, O LORD,
    make me dwell in safety.”

    Psalm 4:8 (NIV1984)

  28. 178
    Lindsey says:

    Kosciusko, MS

    Colossians 3:12-14 (NLT)
    “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.”

  29. 179
    Marina says:

    Marina, Kansas City
    “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5, ESV (a long passage, but I think I can do it!)

  30. 180
    Eleanor says:

    North Palm Beach, FL

    Isaiah 30:18
    Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you, He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him.

  31. 181
    Amy says:

    Snellville, GA

    Isaiah 53:4-5 NIV:
    Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
    yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
    the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.

  32. 182
    Yolanda says:

    Ulysses, KS
    SSMT #8
    Isaiah 40:31 NIV

    but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; THEY WILL RUN AND NOT GROW WEARY, THEY WILL WALK AND NOT BE FAINT.

    Emphasis is mine; this is my mantra as I will be running my 2nd ever 5k tomorrow morning. God is good!

  33. 183
    Kristel Hines, Russellville says:

    But in the coming day, no weapon turned against you will suceed. And everyone who tells lies in court will be brought to justice. These benefits are enjoyed by servants of the Lord; their vindication will come by me. I, the Lord, have spoken! Isaiah 54:17 NLT

  34. 184
    Jeanene says:

    Jeanene Newnan, GA
    That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
    Romans 10: 9-10 NIV

  35. 185
    Rosie says:

    Rosei, Tacoma word

    And you will seek Me
    and find Me,
    when you search for
    Me with all your heart.

    Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV

  36. 186
    Erica says:

    Erica, Ozark.
    Proverbs 3:3 NIV
    “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.”

  37. 187
    Keysha McNeil says:

    Keysha – Roanoke, VA

    II Corinthians 12:9 (ESV)-

    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

  38. 188
    Tanya Moore says:

    Tanya, Somerville,TN II Timothy 1:9 “He has saved us and
    called us to a holy life – not because of anything
    we have done but because of His own purpose and
    grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus
    before the beginning of time.” NIV

  39. 189
    Barb says:

    Eph 1:23
    which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way.

  40. 190
    Megan says:

    Megan from San Diego

    I Peter 5:5b NIV

    All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

  41. 191
    Jessica says:

    Westminster, MD

    “that the LORD your God may show us the way we should go, and the thing that we should do.” Jeremiah 42:3, ESV

  42. 192
    Delores Orcutt says:

    Delores O.
    Shoreline, WA

    Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will i be confident.

    One thing i ask of the LORD, this is what i seek: that i may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek Him in His temple.

    Psalm 27:3-4 NIV 1984

  43. 193
    Stefanie McClurg says:

    Stefanie McClurg-White Oak, Tx Mark 9:23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”

  44. 194
    Lora says:

    Lora, Florissant, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain coneit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Phillipians 2:3-4, NIV

  45. 195
    Karen says:

    Karen, Tucson, AZ

    Deuteronomy 23:5

    “However, the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam, but turned the curse into a
    blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you.”

  46. 196
    Dianne says:

    Dianne, Florida

    Romans 4:20-21 (NIV)

    “Yet she did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in her faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised.”

  47. 197
    Diane Johnson says:

    Diane from MN says,

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control.
    Galations 5:22 & 23 Holman CSB

  48. 198
    Dana says:

    Dana, Lexington, KY
    Psalm 34:18 NIV

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

  49. 199
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, Jacksonville, AL.
    “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” Psalm 23:6 (KJV)

  50. 200
    Ainslie says:

    Ainslie, Columbia SC

    “In Christ all the fullnes of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.”
    Colossians 2:9-10 NIV

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