Pop Quiz!

5 hours up. Comments now closed. This is one of my favorite sets of comments EVER. I have such a respect for your relationships with Christ. Keep seeking Him and finding Him, Beloved Ones. You are the apple of His eye. We will announce the winner of the new ESV Study Bible tomorrow. Thank you so much for your participation on this post. If I could send every single one of you this new Bible, I’d do it in a heart beat. I love you so.

Hi, Siestas!

This is a pop quiz! Who got into the Word this morning? If you did, stay tuned to the remainder of this post and find out what we want you to do. If there is anything on earth Living Proof Ministries exists to do, it’s to encourage people to get into God’s Word and come to love Him through its life-breathing pages. I am a huge believer in starting the day with Christ in Scripture even if we only have ten minutes. I love Isaiah 50:4! It says, “The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.” SO, if you made time for a Word from God this morning, here’s what we’d like you to do. Please post a BRIEF comment with the following information:

1. One verse from your quiet time, written out for your Siestas to read and receive. (Even if you read a whole chapter, please write out only one of the Scriptures. It will be fun to see if any of us read the same segment!)

2. A one-sentence description of something you got from your time with God this morning (i.e., the assurance that He’s still on His Throne, or that He wants you to follow through with something, or that He’s simply with you in your struggle, etc.).

Absolutely no condemnation for those that didn’t get a chance to get into Scripture this morning; BUT, we are asking that all comments to this post be limited to ONLY THOSE WHO DID. We’re doing a drawing from those entries. We are giving away a copy of the brand new ESV Study Bible that hit the shelves only two weeks ago. We’ve been talking in our Lit class about the importance of reading several different versions especially if you’ve become so familiar with one that you can nearly anticipate what familiar portions are going to say. Not only is the ESV a great translation, this one is complete with study notes. SO, every siesta who had her quiet time this morning and posts her comment will automatically have a chance at the drawing. Get on quickly because we’re closing this post in five hours!! That’s the “pop” part in this quiz. We’ll post the winner of the new ESV Study Bible tomorrow and ask for her to contact us with her address. I love little incentives like this. Hope you do, too!

I love you, Siestas! Stay in the Word! You never know what God may have for you!

PS. Only 45 minutes have passed and, Sisters, these entries are FANTASTIC!! I am so blessed by all those Scriptures and by how God is speaking them over you. Take a few minutes and read all of these, Siestas! It’s like eating off each other’s plates! You’re also keeping them to the perfect length. Way to go!! Keep them coming. (Only one entry per person, of course) You have till 7:00 PM CST until the comments close. I LOVE THIS ONE!

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  1. 151
    beyond this moment says:

    Psalm 9:10 Those who know Your name will trust in You for You, O Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.

    God reminded me this morning that the times I feel forsaken are the times when *I* have turned from *Him* and not the other way around. All I have to do is seek Him. My God is faithful even when I am not.

  2. 152
    JennaG says:

    “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45
    I am trying so hard to live this out. I want my heart to be so pure that nothing ugly ever comes out of my mouth. Love to you!

  3. 153
    Christy says:

    Micah 4:10 “…for now you must leave the city to camp in the open field. You will go to Babylon; there you will be rescued. There the LORD will redeem you out of the hand of your enemies.” Micah 4:10

    (I wasn’t sure if the 1st one posted. This is try 2.)
    God has released or rescued me from the hand of my enemy, but He must redeem me or buy me back from the power of the enemy in order for the enemy to no longer exercise power over me(ie believe that I’m free and live it). Praise Him.

  4. 154
    d. treat says:

    Isaiah 43:18-19 "Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert."

    Just last night following our evening church service I was sharing with a young woman about the freedom we have in Christ–when we give our "stuff" over to Him, He miraculously lifts the burden and makes us free. Halleluah! Reading this verse this morning was such a great & timely confirmation of that truth.

  5. 155
    Anonymous says:

    Luke 19:26
    Use it or Loose it!
    (KJV & Matthew Henry)
    Gotta love my LORD!
    Andrea T. in upstate NY

  6. 156
    Stefani says:

    Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord; no deeds can compare with yours. Psalm 86:8

    He is incomparable! He said thousands of years ago, “Let there be light” and His Word keeps on going (“light, light, light . . . “). His Word is so powerful the universe is still being held together by those words.

  7. 157
    conwaymom says:

    Romans 8:6
    6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.

    Struggling with issues in my life that I know I should have victory over – God in His kindness reminded me today that I have a choice as to what I allow my mind to give thought to. One of two things – I can either think about the things of God and the Spirit – that which is eternal. OR I can think about the things of the flesh which are temporal and lead to death. It helped me today everytime I started to focus on the things of the flesh. I CHOSE to stop and begin praying and asking God to help me refocus.

  8. 158
    Caroline says:

    “His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.”
    Rev. 1:14
    My pastor used this passage on Sunday to say the Jesus is the keeper of the flame, Jesus is in charge of the church, surrender to Jesus, let Him be in control! I am constantly trying to control my day so boy did I need this message!

  9. 159
    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to everyone; His compassion rests on all He has made. He is showing me He is full of mercy and to trust Him today to supply all of my needs.

  10. 160
    Anonymous says:

    Hope I’m not too late…

    “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.” (Ps. 89:1)

    Asking God to bless my efforts in making Him known to my precious children – 3 of whom are in the next generation!

    Jennifer from Ohio

    (Hope I can still qualify though I’m anonymous… Cannot resign in and don’t know why!)

  11. 161
    Jen... says:

    Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.–Matthew 28:20

    The word “always” leaped off the page and straight into my heart… God uses such wonderful extra adverbs 🙂 Always! YAY!!!

  12. 162
    Christina says:

    “Once again there was a battle between the Philistines and Israel. David went down with his men to fight against the Philistines and he became exhausted.” 2 Samuel 21:15 (NIV)

    God told me this morning that it is okay to be exhausted, and part of his plan, to humble me and reach out for others to be my hero.

  13. 163
    notmalcolm says:

    “Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions.” Psalm 51:1

    I was overwhelmed again with awe and heartfelt gratefulness for the mercy and grace given to me every day by our wonderful Father and to know that my transgressions are blotted out.

    Many blessings, Valerie Eades

  14. 164
    Anonymous says:

    Mt. 11:12 Amp. Bible… And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time the Kingdom of Heaven has endured violent assault and violent men sieze it by force [as a precious prize]…A share in the Heavenly Kingdom is sought for with the most ardent zeal and intense exertion.
    I was reminded of Jacob when he wrestled with the Angel of the Lord until he received the blessing….we are to do the same til we get the break-thru to the power of God’s Kingdom.
    Marolyn in Okla.

  15. 165
    Jennifer says:

    John 15:11
    I have told you this so that you will be filled with joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!

    I love to bless you! Quit making less of it and revel in it!

  16. 166
    lori says:

    be completey humble and gentle
    be patient bearing with one another in love EPH 4:2

    It just reminded me that that is how God is with me and he is working “this” out in me with true love

  17. 167
    Mary Watkins says:

    Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,..
    Romans 8:1

    God spoke to my heart by saying, Stop condeming yourself…find out who you are in Christ and start speaking it…start believing it.

    Mary Watkins

  18. 168
    Anonymous says:

    “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.” Psalm 37:3

    So often I focus on the end of this verse (i.e. safe pasture) and what I get rather than focusing on doing good. A gentle message of conviction to live with a heart to serve and do good.

    Abbie [email protected]

  19. 169
    LynnAnn says:

    “You will lead the people you have redeemed with Your faithful love; You will guide them to Your holy dwelling with Your strength.” Exodus 15:13

    He is faithful therefore He will lead faithfully and love faithfully and guide faithfully.

  20. 170
    Tammy M. says:

    Daniel 12:10
    Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.

    Gave me peace because nothing going on in the state of our nation is surprising God in the least.

  21. 171
    marcia hurst says:

    “By faith Noah….became an heir of the righteousness which comes by faith.” Hebrews 11:7

    Honestly, I was in a hurry as I met w/God this a.m. b/c I had to get to a serving opportunity at my church (isn’t that telling.) I had to review my devotional to jog my memory. I’m very thankful to God my Father for His grace, and Jesus my Savior for His sacrifice for me, and I am safe in Jesus, “God’s greater ark.” By His grace and mercy I will praise Him forever–covered in Jesus’ righteousness!! With praise – mh

  22. 172
    Karen T. says:

    John 15:1-11

    John 15:9 “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you: abide in My love.”

    As I cry out to God for His healing of Stage III Melanoma I have the promise that Jesus loves me as much as God loves Him. That is more than I can comprehend. There is no one else that can love me that much. I can abide in His love. I feel his arms of love around me. I pray that I can love others the way Jesus loves me. That His love would show through me and touch those around me.

  23. 173
    Julie says:

    1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

    I’m preparing to speak to a small group of women on real (inner) beauty so it’s further confirmation that God’s view of beauty radiates from the heart.

  24. 174
    Lovesgarlic says:

    Job 42:5 5 “I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.”

    We are going through a very rough season of suffering. We are, by faith, claiming that it will yield a new maturity and vision of who the Lord really is.

  25. 175
    hisfivefooter says:

    Genesis 15:1b
    “Do not be afraid Abram, I am your
    shield (Sovreign),
    your very great reward.”

    At the end of all of this, this walk of faith, He Is The Reward. He is enough, He is constant, He is the Shield, the Sovreign, the Redeemer, THE. (period) He is the “Big ONE”, the One I’ve waited for all my life. The Reason that I want to even continue in this life and want to “run the race” as Paul puts it.

  26. 176
    Ginnylou says:

    Ooh, me! Me!! Pick me!! Oh, wait…I’ll be serious now… I’m doing the “Daniel” study, so part of what I read was…
    Daniel 7:28 : Here is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts greatly alarmed me, and my color changed, but I kept the matter in my heart.

    It impressed me that Daniel was able to be greatly alarmed, but keep the matter “in his heart”. I can’t usually keep much of a secret myself! But it’s great to know that God’s got control of this crazy world!

  27. 177
    Anonymous says:

    “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”
    Isaiah 26:4

    Trust is releasing what I have no control over anyway ~ like dear friends and family struggling w/ death and cancer. My heart hurts for them, but God is the true healing balm.
    Angela Thompson in NC

  28. 178
    Anonymous says:

    Oh, I hope I'm not too late! I'm a Kindergarten teacher and had late conferences tonight. Here goes…"Until now you have asked for nothing in My name. Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be complete. (John 16:24)
    The classroom is getting tougher & tougher (mostly the political part). God keeps encouraging me to stay the course, these little ones need me, and they count on me every day. I have to remember to not hesitate to ask God for ANYTHING I need concerning them or the task at hand. Bless His Name!

  29. 179
    Cynthia McCall says:

    2 Samuel 6:9 “David was afraid of the LORD that day and said, ‘How can the ark of the LORD ever come to me?'”

    I learned that if I want to experience complete transformation by God I have to first move past my devestation with God when God does not move in a situation the way I thought He was going to.

  30. 180
    JayCee says:

    “Look at the nations and watch – and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something new in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” Hab. 1:5

    I felt in my heart God telling me that He’s got everything (this nation and all nations) under His control. He will do what He chooses to do and it won’t necessarily be what we can imagine. That brings peace to my soul and spirit.

  31. 181
    Jenny H. says:

    Eph 4:32
    Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

    God was encouraging me to be kind and patient with my sick children even though I feel like snapping!

    jennyheyman@hotmail dot com

  32. 182
    Hannah says:

    Psalm 143:8
    “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you; show me the way I should go, for to you, I lift up my soul.”
    I start every morning off with this prayer before digging into the Word. How awesome to be reminded at the beginning of everyday that He loves me and has a purpose for my life.

  33. 183
    Karen D says:

    Ep h 5:6,7 Let no one lead you astray with empty words, for on account of such things the indignation of God comes on disobedient people. Do not be sharing with them.

    this was one of the Bible study verses that I did with my boys this morning.

  34. 184
    His Kid says:

    (Sorry! I’m trying this again so please delete if the other one came through–I tried posting early this afternoon and it didn’t show that it accepted it).

    Luke 11: 9-10 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”

    Spurgeon said, “God has as much ordained His people’s prayers as anything else. And when we pray we are producing links in the chain of ordained facts!”

    I’m believing God! 🙂

  35. 185
    Joni says:

    “You must be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once. (Luke 12:36)

    I’ve been asking my Father for the few days to help me know how to stay close to Him, a way to stay in His Presence throughout my day. He showed me through this verse that I need an attitude of expectancy. I need to be ready at all times because He wants to see me open that door! Hallelujah!

  36. 186
    Anonymous says:

    You do ask and yet fail to receive, because youask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives.
    James 4:2-3

    I am lifting up a lot of situations to the Lord in trust that He will be faithful in them. This reminded me to search my motives in these situations to be sure I am asking for His will instead of mine.

    JAD in Nashville

  37. 187
    Dawn E says:

    Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him. 1 Kings 19:18

    This passage always reminds me of the might and power of God as well as how He cares for and encourages His people.

  38. 188
    Julianne says:

    Ephesians 6:5-8 "Slaves ovey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not only by way of EYE-SERVICE, AS PEOPLE-PLEASERS, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the LORD and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the LORD, whether he is a slave or free."

    I wrote this: eye-service as opposed to from the heart – serve as unto the LORD – it all comes back to us!
    I meditated on this: I do a lot of things with eye-service, meaning do as little as possible to get by. This scripture made me really think about not pleasing people (my husband today, as we had to work on cleaning and organizing some tough areas of the home!) but to just serve Jesus as I work. Great day – we got so much done and with so much pleasure & laughter! God is so good. I'd love to win this Bible, but I've already been rewarded today! 🙂

  39. 189
    Anonymous says:

    “In my distress I cried to the Lord, and He answered me.”
    (Psalm 120:5)

    He is with me. He is molding me to be more like Him. Be still and know that He is God. LOOK UP!

    Jenny from VA

  40. 190
    JennaB says:

    Isaiah 1:19 “If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land.”
    While I know a person devoted to Christ does not have a perfect life, I am learning there is definately a blessing in obeying Him. He guides me and keeps me as I study His will from His word.

  41. 191
    Ashton says:

    “A man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” Luke 12:15

    Having food and raiment let us be therewith be content. Give me neither poverty nor riches: feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. Proverbs 30. 8,9

    Spoke to me, because I tend to seek for work, seek for money, seek to find how to pay the bills, seek other things and not God.

  42. 192
    Whitney says:

    “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
    -John 16:33

    This passage was so encouraging! First, that although we are guaranteed difficult times, through Christ we have peace. That alone can change our perspective on the situation! And, we have the assurance that He has overcome the world. Nothing is too big for God!

  43. 193
    Anonymous says:

    1)Psalm 145: 8-9 The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.

    2) I have been on a search for all the qualities of God and that we are created in His image. I am loving this search.

    Sandy Ryan

  44. 194
    Nancy says:

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”Matt 11:28

    Life’s busy-ness can keep me from my First Love – my prayer is to become more aware of what He has called me to do.

  45. 195
    Joan V says:

    Eph 2:10
    For we are HIS workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works. which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

    This reminds me that my path is already laid before me – should I choose to be obedient the Lord will be glorified for HE has already laid the ground work long before I knew him because HE FIRST loved me 🙂

  46. 196
    Anonymous says:

    “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14

    This reminded me that the Lord loves me enough to go to battle for me, Praise Him, so how could I not be at peace with this knowledge; who bigger could I have on my side?

  47. 197
    Joni says:

    I just realized you wanted a one sentence description. I’m resubmitting so I follow your rules:

    “You must be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when He comes and knocks, they can open the door for Him at once.” (Luke 12:36)

    I believe God was telling me this morning that He wants me to maintain an air of expectancy so that when He “knocks” during my day, I will be ready to open the door and let Him work in my life.

  48. 198
    Ashton says:

    A man’s life consisteth not in the abundance in the things which he posseth.

    other scriptures: Proverbs 30:8,9 Mat 6:11

    spoke to me. because I tend to seek to meet my needs and not God

  49. 199
    angie says:

    ” And the whole earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put into his mind.” 1 Kings 10:24

    God can put His wisdom into my mind and I desperately need Him to!


  50. 200
    LynnSC says:

    Oh how fun!!

    “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31: 26-27

    Yes… honestly… that is the passage that I started with this morning. Needed a little encouragement to be the wife that God desires for me to be. HE is always faithful to meet me in His Word. I am so thankful!!

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