Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 2!

OK, my fellow Scripture-memory Siestas! It’s the 15th and you know what that means! It’s time to sign in (name and location) and record our second Scriptures. Remember, this process is a vital part of the accountability that leads to victory so I hope so much to see several thousand Scriptures come in over the next 36 hours. For those of you who are new to our accountability group, we welcome you! Jump in here with us and get some Scripture as your life-elixir. Here’s a little extra motivation! AN EXCERPT FROM AN ANONYMOUS COMMENT left on the mini-tutorial in reference to our first memory verse: 

“Last night I had THE WORST anxiety attack that I have EVER had in my life. My sweet husband prayed over me and as I climbed in under the covers just quivering with fear, my verse that I am memorizing just came to me and I started to say it over and over out loud and such a peace and calm washed over me. Never has an anxiety attack stopped dead in its tracks as this one did-I am just in awe that in this short time I am already learning my scripture and realizing just how powerful this thing it! This works! Satan has NO authority over MY MIND to cause that kind of fear! I will wield my sword his way!”

Doesn’t our sister’s testimony get your blood pumping? No, we don’t all have a husband who will pray over us at times of mental torment but, Girlfriend, every single one of us can do exactly what our Siesta did! Wield that Holy Thing!!

Now for a few reminders:
1. Choose a Scripture you yourself really need. If you don’t have one picked out and you feel like you could really use the one I’m memorizing, please feel free to join me and don’t feel lame. That’s what mentors in Christ are for.

2. Limit your comment to your Scripture (entirely written out even if you’re joining me with mine) and your name and city. Remember to add your translation abbreviation because many of your sisters may want to look up your verse and won’t know where to find it otherwise. I know it’s hard not to leave further comments but it’s so much cooler to read one Scripture after another as we go through the post. You did such a great job following this instruction last time. Truly it was one of the most powerful things I’ve ever seen on the blog.

3. Add your verse to your spiral index cards as your second Scripture then begin the same process of memorization/meditation that you did with the first one. Once you get a bit of a handle on the second one, you will then begin doing them BOTH over and over in succession. Don’t get intimidated by this! You can do it. In fact, you’re going to thrive on it! To me, this is when it really starts getting fun and POWERFUL. I love the process of saying a number of Scriptures in a row. You’ll find that the victory is not only won in the spiritual war around us. It’s also won in that very personal war raging within us. Even if you read your two Scriptures over and over and don’t memorize them word for word, remember the primary goal is still accomplished: You are getting the Truth in your brain and holding your thoughts captive to Christ!

A quick word of caution: I am a little concerned for some of you who chose long passages the first time around. You really might consider repeating a portion of it as your second set so you can retain what you’re memorizing. In fact, if you chose a chapter, I’d suggest doing it in as many as four or five segments. I just don’t want you to get discouraged and drop out. Unless you’re pretty experienced at memorization, it’s probably best to stick to shorter segments and see it all the way through to our goal: 24 verses in 12 months!

OK, here’s my 2nd Scripture. Like last time, it’s a verse I really love but have never put to memory. It won’t take you long to figure out what the theme of the Scripture is! And, yes, it’s one I really need for a challenge I’m going through personally. I love it in the NIV:

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

Here are a few ways I will (“E”) EXAMINE it:
1. It’s 2nd person. (In other words, me saying it to you about God. As I pray it, on the other hand, I’ll say it like this, “You (God) are able to make all grace abound to me…”)

2. The theme is grace and the Scripture expresses that beautiful theme by repeating two key words: “all” (4X) and “abound” (2X). I can already tell that I’ll be emphasizing the word “ALL” as I repeat it aloud because clearly that was Paul’s inspired intention.

3. I notice that the word “every” is used at the very end of the verse instead of “all.” A little twist that I’ll want to keep in mind.

These are little clues that will help me memorize. I hope they help you see the process of “Examine” in our RENEW acrostic at work!

Incidentally, some of you who gave us the privilege to pray for you yesterday about financial needs might take a look at the verses that appear soon after the one I’ve chosen. If God has not led you otherwise, perhaps you might consider memorizing 2 Corinthians 9:10 or 11. When we have a pure and needy heart before God, these kinds of Scriptures are perfectly appropriate to pray, memorize and believe our faithful Father for. Philippians 4:19 is another terrific Scripture for this occasion.

OK, you sweet things! Get busy! Let me see some Scriptures!

I love you like crazy. May Christ Himself, the Living Logos, empower and inspire you!


263 Responses to “Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 2!”

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  1. 251
    Debbie Allen says:

    LaGrange, Ga
    Finally,be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
    Eph. 6:10-11 NIV

  2. 252
    Carmen G says:

    Put in order the buckler and shield, and advance for battle! (Jeremiah 46:3)

  3. 253
    Debbie says:

    But whoever keeps his word,truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. John 2:5 NKJV

  4. 254
    Kara says:

    Kara (Littleton, CO)

    John 16:33 (NIV)

    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

  5. 255
    Kara says:

    Kara (Littleton, CO)

    **Wrong verse!! I am so sorry!!!**

    Psalm 16:8 (NIV)

    I keep my eyes always on the LORD.
    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

  6. 256
    Sabrina Basinger says:

    “You are MY witnesses,” say the Lord “And My servant whom I have chosen that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me.” Isaiah 43:10 NKJV

  7. 257
    libbie says:

    I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands, I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you, Praise be to you, O Lord; teach me your decrees”. Psalm 119: 10-12

  8. 258
    Monika, San Juan Capistrano says:

    Therefore, I urge you , brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1

  9. 259
    Linda says:

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own unterstanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your pathway straight. do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and shun evil.”

  10. 260
    Tracey-Wheeling says:

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

  11. 261
    Colleen says:

    Colleen from Grand Prairie, TX

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

    NIV – Psalm 34:18

  12. 262
    Connie Kempf says:

    “always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy” NKJV Phil. 1:4(redo as posted on old site)

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