2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 3!

Hey, Everybody! Welcome to Verse 3! One month down, only eleven more to go! I say that with a grin because I don’t want it to fly by. There are stressful aspects to what we’re doing here on our team because victory is labor intensive and demands focus and discipline. You can’t really cheat at your memory work. I mean, either we take the time for the constant repetition until it’s embedded underneath that skull of ours or we don’t. But, at the same time, it’s also rejuvenating, don’t you think? And fun? And, admit it, the team aspect of it is glorious.

In fact, I hope God is using this whole process to bring some of you back to life. I’m picturing all of us women like that valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37. Scattered in that broad dell of ours are skeletons of dead-tired, depleted girls from all over the United States and in at least a half dozen other countries. Thousands of us. The breath of God’s words falling on us, rattling our bones, wrapping us with new wine skins, filling our lungs, and beginning to raise us to our feet: a mighty army brandishing Swords. (Eph. 6:17) We use these swords to battle darkness and not one another. We are not Peter who, in an impulsive fury, left poor Malchus with one less ear in John 18:10. There they were, in the most critical moment in human history thus far and Jesus had to stop what He was doing and stick the man’s ear back on the side of his head. (Luke 22:51) Enough of this! Jesus commanded. The people around us who we are called to reach and serve in Christ’s name are not drawn to weapons and shredders but they are indeed drawn to courage and valiance and gracious strength. A well-trained soldier knows who his enemy is and who his enemy is not.

I’m looking forward to your verses! I am starting some memory work out of the one-chapter book of Jude today. I find this verse fascinating because the inspired penman really meant to write his audience about one thing when God sidetracked him to another. These dimensions of divine inspiration make my mind spin. I love thinking about it. Here goes mine:

Beth, Houston. Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. Jude 1:3 (ESV)

Contend for the faith. Lord, show us, teach us, equip us, fill us, and anoint us with holy affection, sound minds and doctrine to contend for the faith. Show us how to fight for our faith without wounding and scarring the people we were called to influence in the process. This can get tricky. Show us how it’s done.

I’m honored to serve you, Sisters, and to draw swords with you in this battle against the blackest darkness. Built up in Christ by the breath of the Spirit, focused and deliberate, we can be a mighty army.

OK, let’s have it. Your names, cities, verses, references, and translations.

Live and love well out there today, you hear?

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  1. 1
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Michelle Baylerian
    Waukesha, WI

    “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galations 5:16 ESV

  2. 2
    Vicki O. says:

    Vicki, Grapevine, TX ~
    “Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” ~ Psalm 46:10 NASB

  3. 3
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl Clevenger
    Kokomo, Indiana

    They will wage war against the Lamb,but the Lamb will triumph over them for he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called chosen and faithful followers.

    Revelation 17:14 NIV

  4. 4
    Hannah says:

    Hannah Frazier
    Lynchburg,Va

    “The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
    He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

  5. 5
    Alta Lynn Blake says:

    Altalynn, Sharpsville, In

    But when the kindness and love of our God and Savior appeared He saved us, not because of righteous things we have done, but because of His mercy.

    Titus 3:4-5a

  6. 6
    Cheryl Hinerman says:

    Cheryl, Huntington, WV The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

  7. 7

    Elizabeth Ann Dains, Houston, Texas “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever” Psalm 30:11-12 NIV

  8. 8
    Susan McAnally says:

    Susan, Pittsburgh PA
    Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

  9. 9
    Beverly says:

    Beverly from Clarksville, Tennessee “He lifted me out of a slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” Psalm 40:2 NIV

  10. 10
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Orlando
    “Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have all the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”
    Ephesians 3:17-19

  11. 11
    Ericka, Washington, Indiana says:

    Phillippians 2:14,15 NIV “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation,in which you shine like stars in the universe”

  12. 12

    Amanda, Knoxville TN. “You scrutinize my path and my lying down and are intimately acquainted with all of my ways.” Psalm 139:3 NASB

  13. 13
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Peoria
    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Oh Lord my Rock and my Redeemer.
    Psalm 19:14 (NIV1984)

  14. 14
    Wendi says:

    Wendi from Kennebunkport
    “Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You”
    Psalm 63:3 NIV

  15. 15
    Deidra says:

    Deidra – Waynesboro

    However when the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
    John 16:13 NKJV

  16. 16
    Debbie says:

    Debbie from Fort Thomas, Kentucky
    All your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children’s peace.
    Isaiah 54:13 NIV

  17. 17
    Kandi says:

    Kandi – Tallahassee, Florida

    Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 NIV

  18. 18
    Stacy mathew says:

    Stacy, Carmel,IN The Lord is with you when you are found by Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. II Chron 15:2 ESV

  19. 19
    Laura T says:

    Laura, Hudson, IL
    Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
    Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV

  20. 20
    Yolanda says:

    Yolanda Hawkins, Queen City, Texas
    Psalms 55:22 NIV

    Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.

  21. 21
    Edna says:

    O’Fallon, MO

    “But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,”

    Titus 3:4-6, ESV

  22. 22
    Dina from West Point, GA says:

    Do everything without grumbling and arguing, (Philippians 2:14 NIV)

  23. 23
    Amy Dufrene says:

    Amy from Pineville LA

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6, 7 NKJV)

  24. 24
    Kathleen says:

    Kathleen D. Bernardsville, NJ
    Exodus 14:14 ( NIV )
    “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

  25. 25
    Kailah S says:

    Kailah, Atlanta GA
    “LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine. The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance! I will bless the LORD who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. No wonder my heart is filled with joy, and my mouth shouts his praises! My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your godly one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.” -Psalm 16:5-11 (NLT)

  26. 26
    KimDotJoy says:

    Kim, Poplar Bluff, MO. “He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.” Psalm 112:7 (ESV)

  27. 27
    Colleen H. says:

    Colleen, Mae Sot, Thailand
    Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
    Matthew 7:3 ESV

  28. 28
    Jenny says:

    Jenny, Elida, OH “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:4(NIV)

  29. 29
    mariel says:

    mariel
    wake forest

    Do not let your hearts be troubled; trust in God, trust also in Me.
    John 14:1 niv

  30. 30
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Aarillo, TX- “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh” Ezekiel 36:26 (ESV)

  31. 31
    Laura Copenhaver says:

    Laura from Canton MI.
    1Chronicles 16:11 NKJV
    Seek The Lord and His strength; seek His face evermore.

  32. 32
    Dori Cook says:

    Dori Cook
    Spring Hill, TN

    “Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.” Psalm 116:7 NIV84

  33. 33
    Grace says:

    Grace, Elida, OH “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” Matthew 19:14 (NIV)

  34. 34
    Sally says:

    Sally, Columbus, OH
    “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does. The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.”
    Psalm 145:13-14 NIV

  35. 35
    Lonnie Gibson says:

    Lonnie, Omaha:

    “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful. Instruction is on her tongue.”
    Proverbs 31:26 NIV

  36. 36
    Joanna says:

    Joanna, Elsmere, KY

    Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
    1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NIV)

  37. 37
    Missi says:

    Walker, LA
    So fear the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly…if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve…But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord . (Joshua 24:14, 15 NLT)

  38. 38
    Susan Newman says:

    Susan, Ontario

    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

    Ephesians 6:18 NIV

  39. 39
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte, United Kingdom

    “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful”
    Hebrews 10:23 (ESV)

  40. 40
    Paige says:

    Paige from Waynesboro, Va: May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23, NIV

  41. 41
    MimiRebecca says:

    Rebecca Findlay
    Greenwood, Indiana

    Lam 3: 25-26 NIV
    The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

  42. 42
    RaeLeen Bustin says:

    RaeLeen in Greewood:

    ” Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”

    Philippians 4:5 NIV

  43. 43
    Ginger Resta says:

    Mansfield, TX

    For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. Luke 21:15 (NIV)

  44. 44
    Cathy Portage Lakes Ohio says:

    “Therefore since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith let us strip off every weight that slows us down especially the sin that so easily trips us up and let us run with endurance the race God has set before us ” Hebrews 12:1 NLT

  45. 45
    Delta Ryan says:

    Delta from Lakeland,Florida
    Proverbs 22:7 ESV
    The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender

  46. 46
    Charli says:

    Charli, WV. 1 Cornithians 13.

  47. 47
    Betsy,Zeeland MI says:

    Matthew 6:34 NIV

    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

  48. 48
    Marcia S says:

    Marcia, Portland, OR
    Philippians 3:13b – 14 NIV
    Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus

  49. 49
    julie says:

    Julie from Bristol, Tennessee
    Isaiah 61:2 niv
    To proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn.

  50. 50
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    katie g; Knoxville, TN

    “Because of the Truth which lives and stays on in our hearts and will be with us forever: Grace (spiritual blessing), mercy, and [soul] peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ (the Messiah), the Father’s Son, in all sincerity (truth) and love.”
    2 John 2-3 Amplified version

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