Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 3!

PS. In answer to the question “Is is too late to join?,” absolutely not! Welcome aboard! Just sign up on original post (click 1st and 15th Siesta Scripture Memory Team icon) then commit to 2 memory verses a month till the end of 2009 and watch for these posts on the 1st and 15th so you can record your Scripture. This is our accountability process and it’s a really important part of the victory. Jump on in!

OK, you mighty army of Scripture Memorizing Siestas, it’s February 1st so you know what that means! It’s time for you to report in with your third memory verse out of your very do-able, very God-delighting commitment to 24 for 2009. Remember to give your name, your city, and your verse in its entirety with the abbreviation of which translation you’re doing.

YOU ARE DOING SUCH A FANTASTIC JOB! Keep it up! Spend much of the 1st week of this month practicing your new Scripture then throughout the 2nd week, say all three of them in your spiral over and over and OVER AND OVER AGAIN! Don’t you dare give up. Keep reading them, meditating on them, examining them and echoing them and I give you God’s Word that you’ll sense divine power welling up in you. You’ll win a battle you cannot even see before it makes it from the heavenly realms into your earthly experience. With each verse abiding in you, God is thoroughly equipping you for every good work He foreordained for you. Our paths are hard but God’s plan for us is good. Nothing that really matters a hill of beans is easy. You, young lady, are a warrior. Keep holding up that Shield of Faith and wielding that Sword of the Spirit and the victory will be yours. I am so honored to march on this battlefield beside you.

Here is my 3rd Scripture and, as always, you are welcome to share it if it rings your bell:

“For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.” Romans 15:4 NET

I used that at the beginning of Esther and told myself then that I’d like to commit it to memory. Haven’t set it aside till now. I’m going to attempt to do the next two verses as a bonus and, by the way, they remind me of the wonderfully diverse and sweet community God has built among us:

“Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6 NET

If you’re still looking for a verse to resonate with you, you might wait half a day and read some of the ones your sisters post and see if one jumps off the screen and hits you. I’ve seen the most incredible verses on these memory posts. I thought I’d also mention one of my favorites from last year’s spiral in case it’s just the thing you need. It’s the doxology in Romans 11:33-36 (take the whole month if you choose a long segment like this one!) and it’s great in any version. I memorized it out of the NET and here it is:

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how fathomless His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Of who has first given to God, that God needs to repay Him? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever! Amen.”

OK, Girls, hit it! I can’t wait to see your verses! NO DROP OUTS! We’re in till next December and, boy, will we celebrate! I love you, Siestas. May God make His favor upon your sweet life so obvious.

PS. Siestas, don’t panic if your Scripture doesn’t show up quickly. We moderate all the comments on this blog which means if I leave for church, etc., they stack up till I get back then I bring them in at that time. Only conclude that your comment didn’t make it if you don’t see it in 12 or more hours. At that point, try again. Thank you, you darling things!


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  1. 1
    Georgia4God says:

    For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:14

    Georgia :o)
    Murfreesboro, Tn

  2. 2
    Kathy says:

    14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (NIV)

    Ephesians 3:14-19

    Kathy S., Cheyenne, WY

  3. 3
    too_i says:

    Catchin’ up!
    2 Timothy 3:16
    All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness…

    Tracey H
    DeKalb, TX

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    “He lifted me out of the 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

  5. 5
    Jo Hannah says:

    Psalm 91:9-12
    If you make the Most High your dwelling-even the Lord, who is my refuge-then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

    Jo Hannah Willard
    Amarillo, TX

  6. 6
    Ridglea says:

    Psalm 119:1 NIV
    Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.
    Ridglea Willard
    Amarillo, TX

  7. 7
    Debbie says:

    Rochester, MN

    Jn. 4:23-24
    But the time is coming, and is already here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for anyone who will worship Him that way. For God is spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.

  8. 8
    Emily says:

    Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.”

    Nicholasville, KY

  9. 9
    LornaBeth says:

    Lorna Beth
    New York, NY

    Proverbs 4:18
    The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Acts 16:31 – NIV

    Believe in the Lord Jesus and You will be saved, you and your household.

    Fran Kidwell
    Winters, Texas

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1 KJV

    Dondi, Childress TX

  12. 12
    Jane H says:

    “You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me.”

    Isaiah 43:10 NASB

    Jane H.
    Houston, TX

  13. 13
    Kristin says:

    Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

    The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

    Montgomery, Alabama

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

    Josh 1:8 (NKJV)

    Firestone, CO

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Julie L, Eugene OR

    1 Cor. 16:14 (NIV)
    “Do everything in love.”

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Phil. 4:4-5

    “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”

    Kim M.
    St. Cloud, FL

  17. 17
    Susan says:

    Phillipians 3:8 NIV

    What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish that I may gain Christ.

    Susan, Katy, TX

    Re-do! Forgot to put my city, Katy, on orig post of verse 3 on March 15.

  18. 18
    Jenee says:

    For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give ssed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

    Isaiah 55: 10-11

    Calgary, AB Canada

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness (mercy) and truth, who keeps lovingkindness (faithful) to thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression, and sin.
    Ex. 34:6,7

  20. 20
    Lynette says:

    2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV
    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

    Lynette – Aurora, CO

  21. 21
    jennie says:

    I lift my eyes to you, the One enthroned in heaven. Like a servant’s eyes on his master’s hand, like a servant girl’s eyes on her mistress’s hand, so our eyes are on the LORD our God until he shows us favor, for we’ve had more than enough contempt. We’ve had more than enough scorn from the arrogant and contempt from the proud.

    Psalm 123


  22. 22
    jennie says:

    (i might have already posted on this comment, but i started late on the verse memory and need to catch up! :))

    Let whoever is wise understand these things and whoever is insightful recognize them.
    For the ways of the Lord are right.
    Hosea 14:9


  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    “Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. Turn from evil and do good. Seek peace and pursue it.

    Psalm 34:12-14 NIV

    Amber Book
    Laramie, WY

  24. 24
    Kendall says:

    Surrley he will deleiver me from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence.
    Psalms 91:3 KJV
    Jacksonville, FL

  25. 25
    kim says:

    “We refuse to wear masks and play games. We don’t maneuver behind the scenes. And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves.”

    2 Corinthians 4:2 (The Message)

    Lakeland, FL

  26. 26
    onehappychic says:

    “Didn’t I tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God.”

    John 11:40

    Karen Gentry
    Hewitt, Texas

  27. 27
    Shelly says:

    For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.
    Romans 15:4 (NET)

    New Albany, OH

  28. 28
    Barb White says:

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

    Galations 5:22-23 NIV

    Monument, CO

  29. 29
    Glendadeedle says:

    “On that day the Lord will defend the people of Jerusalem: the weakest amoung them will be as mighty as King David!”

    Zech. 12:8

    Glenda Honeycutt
    Harrison, AR

  30. 30
    Caressa says:

    “…when they see the purity and and reverance of your lives.”
    1 Peter 3:2 NIV

    Caressa Hall
    Arlington Texas

  31. 31
    Jennifer L says:

    catching up….

    I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
    Ps 119:11

    Jennifer from Westminster, CO

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    The Sovereign Lord is my strength, my personal bravery, my invincible army; He makes my feet like Hind’s feet and will make me to walk, not to stand still in terror; but to walk and make spiritual progress upon my high places of trouble, suffering or responsibility. Habakkuk 3:19

    Becky, Houston TX

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    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, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
    Ephesians 3:20

    Becky, Houston, TX

  34. 34
    Leslie F. says:

    “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

    Hebrews 11:1 NIV

    Leslie, San Antonio, TX

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Colossians 1:11

    I pray… God will strengthen you with his own power so that you will not give up when troubles come but will be patient.

    Carol- Great Bend, Ks.

  36. 36
    Hannah says:

    “For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son that whoesoever believeth in him might not perish but have everlasting life. Fod God sent his son not into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved.” Jn. 3:16-17 NIV
    Hannah Knoxville, TN

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    1 Peter 3:3-5
    Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful.

  38. 38
    Nancy says:

    But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.

    Matthew 6:33 NIV

    Nancy B.
    Hope, AR

  39. 39
    Rachel says:

    “Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.”

    Deuteronomy 30:11

    Grand Rapids, MI

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Exodus 34: 6-7 Already sent my scripture in, just adding my name. Paula D. Katy,TX

  41. 41
    Kathy says:

    Kathy W.
    Valrico, Florida

    1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV

    Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

  42. 42
    Anonymous says:

    For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, fear not, I will help thee.

    Isaiah 41:13 kjv

    Chuckey TN

  43. 43
    Kim says:

    League City Texas Kim again…love you all.

  44. 44
    Kim says:

    Kim in League City one more time. Think this should catch me up along with the sign ins for the rest of the year.

    Cant wait to be there…

  45. 45
    Abby says:

    “But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard – things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.”
    -Galatians 5:22-23 (MSG)

    Littleton, CO

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 93:3 “The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their pounding waves.”
    Dayton, Ohio

  47. 47
    Vickie says:

    For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.” Romans 15:4 NET

  48. 48
    Faith says:

    Psalm 118:5-7 (NIV)

    In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and He answered by setting me free. The LORD is with me; I wil not be afraid. What can man do to me? The LORD is with me, He is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies.

    Columbia, SC

  49. 49
    Anita says:

    Austin, TX
    (NIV) Psalm 40:2
    He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;

  50. 50
    Anita says:

    Austin, TX
    …sorry…I forgot the second part of Psalm 40:2 (NIV) he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

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