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. 5901
    Ellen Goddard says:

    Ellen, Aurora, OH
    Isaiah 55:8
    For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.

  2. 5902
    Victoria Duncan says:

    vVctoria Duncan
    Edinburg , Tx
    Sorry I am so late I was very ill
    PSALM 25 16-18
    NIV
    16Turn to me and be gracious to me,for I am lonely and afflicted. 17The troubles of my heart have multiplied;
    free me from my anguish. 18Look upon my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins.

  3. 5903
    Jennifer Quinn (Jena) from Nacogdoches, Texas says:

    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

  4. 5904

    “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

    John 3:30 ESV
    Kristi from NC

  5. 5905
    Lori-Anne says:

    Lori-Anne, Exeter, CA

    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)

  6. 5906
    Stacie says:

    Stacie in Sumner, WA

    Psalm 16:5 (ESV)

    “The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.”

  7. 5907
    Darlene says:

    KJV John 15;8

    Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my desciples.

  8. 5908
    April says:

    26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.
    James 1:26 NIV

  9. 5909
    Lyndsey E. says:

    Lyndsey, Telford, PA: “‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6b

  10. 5910
    Linda from Fenwick Ontario says:

    Psalm 8:7-9
    You have put all things under his feet,
    All sheep and oxen,
    And also the beasts of the field,
    The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,
    Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

    O Lord, our Lord,
    How majestic is Your name in all the earth!

  11. 5911
    Molly says:

    Molly
    St.Paul, MN

    1 John 5:14-15 (ESV)
    And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

  12. 5912
    Jackie says:

    Jackie, Versailles, KY

    “May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.”

  13. 5913
    Nicolie says:

    Nicolie, Sterling Heights, MI

    Instead, be kind to each other, tender hearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
    Ephesians 4:32 NLT

  14. 5914
    Marla says:

    “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
    Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)

  15. 5915
    Toma says:

    Toma, Antelope, CA

    “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”
    Matthew 26:41 NIV

  16. 5916
    Sue says:

    For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.
    2 Corinthians 1:20 (ESV)

    Sue
    Woodbury, MN

  17. 5917

    Nancy Adams, Livermore Cal. The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning,
    He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.(Is 50:4) NASB

  18. 5918
    Stephanie Ford says:

    Stephanie, Canton, GA: “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.” (Exodus 14:14, AMP)

  19. 5919
    lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Canton, GA

    The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.

    Exodus 14:14 NIV

  20. 5920
    Melissa says:

    Melissa in Baton Rouge, LA

    Hebrews 4:15-16
    For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are, yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

  21. 5921
    Twyla McAmis says:

    His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.2Peter 1:3[NIV] Twyla McAmis,Cleveland,Tennessee

  22. 5922
    Katherine Mollenkopf says:

    Katherine; Nipomo, CA

    Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

    James 1:4; NIV

  23. 5923
    Patience Nason says:

    Patience, Citrus Heights, CA

    The Receipe:

    “Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.”

    Phil. 4:12&13 (MSG)

  24. 5924
    Pam says:

    Pam in New Orleans: “I will give rest and strength to those who are weak and tired.” Jeremiah 31:25 (New Century Version)

  25. 5925
    Karen says:

    Karen from Lexington KY

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

    Psalm 34:18 – NIV

  26. 5926
    Brandi says:

    Brandi, Fort Worth, TX
    Jeremiah 29:13 NASB
    You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart.

  27. 5927
    Liz says:

    Liz from Cincinnati, Ohio

    And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:3-4 (ESV)

  28. 5928
    Linda - Holland, OH says:

    Proverbs 21:23 (NIV84)
    He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.

  29. 5929
    Karen says:

    Karen from Knox, Indiana
    Psalm 63:3
    Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you.

  30. 5930
    Toni says:

    Toni, Grand Haven, MI. Matt. 19:26. Jesus looked at them and said, With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. NIV

  31. 5931
    paula says:

    paula from denver
    james 3:17 n.i.v. but the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving,considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

  32. 5932
    Laura says:

    You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of complete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family. Matthew 5:9 (MSG)

  33. 5933
    Emily Jordan says:

    Emily Jordan
    Virginia Beach, VA

    By this is My Father glorified that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

    John 15:8 (NAS)

  34. 5934
    Diane Wadsworth says:

    I posted this originally on 2/2 at 2:40 but it didn’t show up – I did get an error when I tried it – but when I tried it again on the same day it said it was a duplicate. So I will try again :)
    Diane, Pleasant Grove, Alabama
    Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of His understanding.
    Isaiah 40:28, NLT

  35. 5935
    Tammy says:

    Tammy from Virginia
    God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins,he forgives them and cleanses us from everything we’ve done. 1John 1:9 (God’s Word Translation)

  36. 5936
    Ginger, The Woodlands says:

    Romans 5:8
    But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. NIV

  37. 5937
    Brandy Reed says:

    Brandy in Raceland, LA

    But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Gal. 5:22 NIV

  38. 5938
    Allecia Steckel says:

    Allecia, Brownsburg, IN “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2 NIV)

  39. 5939
    Katie Vines says:

    Katie from Sharpsburg, GA

    The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing. [Zephaniah 3.17 ESV]

  40. 5940
    Adrienne says:

    Matt 6:33-34 NIV

    But seek first the kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will
    be given unto you as well.

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

  41. 5941
    Carrie Bolt says:

    Carrie
    Happy Valley

    Many are the plans in a man’s heart,
    but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
    Proverbs 19:21 NIV

  42. 5942
    Katie says:

    Katie from First Baptist Church in Columbus,
    Psalm 46:10 NIV
    He says, “Be still, and know I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nation.
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

  43. 5943
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Sulphur, LA

    1 John 5:14-15(NIV)
    “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”

  44. 5944
    Jen L. says:

    Jen in Roanoke, VA

    Philippians 1:3-6 “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (ESV)

  45. 5945
    lissy parker says:

    Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

    Atlanta, Georgia

  46. 5946
    Amy Whicker says:

    Amy in Winter Haven

    “I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” Galatians 2:21 (NIV)

  47. 5947
    Lois says:

    Lois,Newnan,Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20 NIV

  48. 5948
    Jennifer Cochran says:

    Jennifer from Sealy, TX
    “Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.” James 1:19 NLT

  49. 5949
    Amy Siewert says:

    Amy
    Burnsville, MN

    For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Isreal, your Savior. I give Egypt
    As your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
    Isaiah 43:3 ESV

  50. 5950
    Abigail says:

    Abigail from Wichita Falls

    “Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.”
    – Psalm 21:6

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