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. 6151
    Billie says:

    Billie, Kensington, Ohio

    Your word is a lamp for my feet
    And a light on my path.
    Psalm 119:105

    • 6151.1
      Linda says:

      Linda, Warren I Peter 4:8 And above all things, have fervent love for one another, for love will cover a multitude of sins. NKJV

  2. 6152
    Tai says:

    Tai from Kensington, MD

    Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers (and sisters) throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of suffering. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:8-10 NIV84

  3. 6153
    Wendy says:

    This is the convenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts and I will write them on their minds.
    Hebrews 10:16 NRSV

  4. 6154
    Tamara Ward says:

    Tamara Ward, Alexandria, VA
    Colossians 3:17 (NIV)
    And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

  5. 6155
    Cheya says:

    Cheya, Houston
    This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
    John 15:8 NIV

  6. 6156
    Sarah Baker says:

    Sarah Baker – Shreveport, LA
    Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  7. 6157
    Donna Garvin says:

    Donna G. (Sorry to be late..couldn’t be helped)
    Eldorado, Texas
    Psalm 55:22 (NIV ’84)

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

  8. 6158
    geni says:

    geni, FL
    1Samuel 17:45
    Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin…But I come to you in the Name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”

  9. 6159
    Sandy says:

    Sandy, Elizabethtown, Pa
    I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
    Isaiah 45:2-3 NIV

  10. 6160
    Erika says:

    Erika Opperman Kansas City Missouri

    “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

    Isaiah 43:19 ESV

  11. 6161
    Jennifer Pegram says:

    Jennifer, Clemmons, NC
    Even a child is known by his deeds, whether what he does is pure and right. Proverbs 20:11,NKJV

  12. 6162
    Louise Stanford says:

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 NIV

  13. 6163
    Cindy O'Brien says:

    Cindy, Kent, Wa

    In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.

    Job 1:22 NIV

  14. 6164
    Beth Willis says:

    Beth – Marietta, OK

    “A generous person will prosper;
    whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
    Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)

  15. 6165
    stacie peterson says:

    Stacie, Sioux Falls, SD

    And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.

    Colossians 3:2 NIV

  16. 6166
    Judy Rainwater says:

    Judy, Hoover, AL – Beloved, althought I was very eager to write 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)

  17. 6167
    Sarah says:

    Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

    Galations 5:25 NIV

  18. 6168
    Jenna Lupo says:

    Jenna Lupo; Huntsville, AL
    “I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope HE has given to those HE called– HIS holy people who are HIS rich and glorious inheritance.” Eph. 1:18 (NLT)

  19. 6169
    Kellye C. says:

    Kellye C. Knoxville, TN. “But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.’” – Isaiah 43:1

  20. 6170
    Emily W. says:

    Emily, McKinney, TX

    God told them, “I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!”

    Jeremiah 31:3 (The Message)

  21. 6171
    Cheryl, Vancouver, BC says:

    For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (NIV 1984)

  22. 6172
    Phoebe Patton says:

    Phoebe, Tucson, And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,” Exodus 34.6, NIV

  23. 6173
    Gretchen says:

    Gretchen from Metairie, LA

    Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
    3 John 1:2 (NKJV)

  24. 6174
    Beth Brandon says:

    Beth, Woodstock, GA. “Do not conform 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)

  25. 6175
    Jeanne Messer says:

    Jeanne San Antonio,TX 1st of Feb: Psalm 139:23 NLT
    Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

  26. 6176
    Tracey says:

    Tracey in Alabama
    ” I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.” Psalm 40:1-2 ESV

  27. 6177
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly
    Uganda

    Genesis 19:17b (ESV)
    “Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.”

  28. 6178
    Shannon says:

    Please help me to learn to do the right thing, and I will be honest and fair in my own kingdom.

    Psalm101:2 (CEV)

    Shannon, Tampa, FL

  29. 6179
    Kim says:

    Kim in Lavalette, WV
    Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12 ESV

  30. 6180
    Stephanie johnson says:

    Stephanie, Buda. Tx. Philippians 4:19 (esv). And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

  31. 6181
    Juliette Brians; Hollister, CA says:

    NIV Song of Songs 5 — I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice. I gave eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk.

  32. 6182
    Hannah Attaway says:

    Hannah from Dickinson Center, Ny-Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.- Psalm 37:5-6, ESV (capitals added)

  33. 6183
    Elaine says:

    Elaine Farmer, Dayton, OH

    Then He touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.” – Matthew 9:29 NIV

  34. 6184
    Angie says:

    Angie, Hampton, TN Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

  35. 6185
    Martha James says:

    Psalm 55:22
    Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
    NIV

    Sorry it’s late…getting over the flu…Martha

  36. 6186
    Melanie says:

    Melanie – San Antonio

    Psalms 125:1 (NLT)

    “Those who trust in the Lord are as secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated, but will endure forever.”

  37. 6187
    Lori from Lubbock, Texas says:

    Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us. Isaiah 26:12 NIV

  38. 6188
    Denise says:

    Denise, Ocean Springs,MS 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)

  39. 6189
    sarah says:

    Sarah Sour Lake Tx
    Psalm 34:17 (NISB) The righteous cry and the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

  40. 6190
    ivory says:

    A few days late ): “Put on the full armor of God so that you be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11 Ivory Cheyenne WY

  41. 6191
    Amber says:

    Amber, Houston
    and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. ⌊I pray⌋ that you, being rooted and firmly established in love,
    Ephesians 3:17 HCSB

  42. 6192
    Meredith Sterk says:

    Carrollton, TX

    Colossians 3:12-13 NIV

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

  43. 6193
    Sara Brownlee says:

    Sara Brownlee, Pottsville, Arkansas
    I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
    Psalm 139:14 NIV

  44. 6194
    Jamie says:

    Can I still join in?

    I am memorizing the book of James. So far I am up to James 1:1-10.

    Jamie S. Harper
    Birmingham, AL

  45. 6195
    Eposi says:

    Eposi
    Houston, TX

    At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.

    But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,

    He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit

    Titus 3:3-5, NIV

  46. 6196
    Jennifer Edwards says:

    Jennifer Savannah, Missouri

    He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
    Isaiah 40:29 NIV

  47. 6197

    Ami L Pruett, Waynesville, North Carolina
    Pleasant words are like honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. – Proverbs 16:24 NIV

  48. 6198
    Kelly Collett says:

    Kelly Collett, Buckhannon, WV

    Psalm 118:24 (ESV)

    This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

  49. 6199
    Rachel says:

    “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Cor. 4:18 NIV. Rachel from Indiana

  50. 6200
    Katie Gravens says:

    Katie, Crawford, Texas – “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12(NIV84)

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