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. 51
    Bri Peterson says:

    For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

    Romans 11:29 ESV

    Bri Peterson
    Ballwin, MO

  2. 52
    Jackie says:

    Jackie L.
    Jacksboro, TX

    Phil. 4:13
    ” I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”

  3. 53
    Christine says:

    Not that I have already obtained all of this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that which Jesus Christ took hold of me.

    Phil 3:12

    Christine Chapman
    Houston, TX

  4. 54
    Anonymous says:

    Ephesians 4:30-32(NIV)
    And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
    Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger,brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
    Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

    Truro,NS Canada

  5. 55
    wee9nee5 says:

    Wildersville, TN

    Psalm 86:11 (NKJV)
    Teach me Your way, O Lord;
    I will walk in your truth;
    Unite my heart to fear Your name.

  6. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 63:1 (NIV)

    O God, you are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
    my soul thirsts for you,
    my body longs for you,
    in a dry and weary land
    where there is no water.

    Truro, NS., Canada

  7. 57
    Hannah says:

    Esther 4:13–Do not think because you are in the King’s house that you alone of all the Jews will escape. I love Esther!

  8. 58
    Cookie Cawthon says:

    Cookie Cawthon from Florence, SC

    Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.

    Colossians 4:5 (NIV)

  9. 59
    Vanessa says:

    “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)

  10. 60
    Anonymous says:

    catching up…
    John 1:14 NIV
    “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
    Emily in OKC

  11. 61
    Tracy says:

    Also catching up here!

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

    Matthew 6:34 NIV

    —if only I would believe what He says! I need this one on my heart! 🙂

    Spring, TX

  12. 62
    Kenzie says:

    “Not that I have already obtained all of this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” (NIV) Philippians 3:12

    Kenzie, Katy, TX

  13. 63
    poison_ivy777 says:

    “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
    – Galations 6:9 (NIV)

    Ivy Morrison
    Willis, TX

  14. 64
    Patsy D says:

    Patsy D
    Tupelo, MS

    Galatians 5:22-223
    22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

  15. 65
    Anonymous says:

    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.
    Stacey M.
    Portland, Tx

  16. 66
    Karey says:

    I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Isaiah 41:9-10 (NIV)

    Karey Piper
    Justin, Texas

  17. 67
    Leanne says:

    Isaiah 61:1 a (NIV)

    The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.

    Leanne S
    Jacksonville, FL

  18. 68
    BelievingGod says:

    Christa Wade
    Bryan, TX
    St. Joseph’s
    Luke 2:6-7 – While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son.

  19. 69
    The Bryant Family says:

    The Righteous man walks in his integrity. His children are blessed after him.
    Proverbs 20:7 ESV
    Rachel B – Blaine, WA

  20. 70
    Pastor Anna Marie says:

    Anna Marie Hopewell
    Fontana, CA

    Proverbs 3: 5-6
    “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.”

    NIV (UK) Version

  21. 71
    MiquelaJoy says:

    “Don’t fall in love with money. Be satisfied with what you have. The Lord has promised that he will not leave us or desert us.”

    Hebrews 13:5 (CEV)

    Miquela– Knoxville, TN

  22. 72
    Judy Peterson says:

    Romans 15:4 NET
    “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.”

    Judy Peterson
    East Chain, MN

  23. 73
    Get Real Girl says:

    “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

    John 8:12 NIV

    Mobridge, SD

  24. 74
    Anonymous says:

    "DO NOT let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me."

    John 14:1

    Diana <><
    Seekonk, MA

  25. 75
    cathy says:

    Duet. 6:5 NIV

    Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your strenghth

    cathy from tx

  26. 76
    liz says:

    “Anyone who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.”

    James 4:17 NIV

    Liz from Huntsville, Alabama

  27. 77
    Shannon says:

    Houston, TX

    Galatians 5:1
    It is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened by the yoke of slavery again.

  28. 78
    Marilyn F says:

    Romans 15:4

    “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

    McKinney, Tx

  29. 79
    Sabrina says:

    In his heart a man plans his course,
    but the LORD determines his steps.
    Proverbs 16:9

    Sabrina Church
    Kernersville, North Carolina

  30. 80
    Kelly Ann says:

    Romans 15:4 (NET)
    “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.”……AMEN!

    Kelly McReynolds-Eitzen
    Tigard, OR

  31. 81
    Elizabeth says:

    “I will praise the Lord who counsels me;
    even at night my heart instructs me.”

    Psalm 16:7 NIV

    Falls Church, VA

  32. 82
    G says:

    Psalm 100:2a

    Worship the Lord with gladness.

    Abby and Keyan

    Chilliwack, BC

  33. 83
    G says:

    2 Chron. 20:21b

    Give thanks to the Lord, for his love lasts forever.

    Abby and Keyan,

    Chilliwack BC

  34. 84
    Liz G. says:

    “Be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.”
    Deuteronomy 4:9 NIV

    Liz Gershon
    Scott AFB, IL

  35. 85
    vangie says:

    And god is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all times, having all that you need you will abound in every good work.
    2 corinthians 9:8 NIV

    Evangeline Harris
    Houston TExas

  36. 86
    Anonymous says:

    Show me your ways O Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and
    teach me. Psalm 25: 4-5 NIV

    Springboro ohio

  37. 87
    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 143:8 NLT
    Let me hear of you unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting in you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.

    Tina H. Montgomery, AL

  38. 88
    Kathy says:

    Psalm 86:11

    Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;
    give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.

    Chattanooga TN

  39. 89
    Barbara Phaup says:

    From the fullness of His grace we have all rceived one blessing after another.
    John 1:16

    Tomball, TX

  40. 90
    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 27:13-14 (NKJV)
    I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
    Wait on the LORD;
    Be of good courage,
    And He shall strengthen your heart;
    Wait, I say, on the LORD!

    Pam in Columbia SC

  41. 91
    isansophiasmom says:

    Search me O God and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. see if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23,24 colette, Brentwood, Ca

  42. 92
    Chrissie says:

    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

    Psalm 19:14 (ESV)

    Chrissie C.
    New York, NY

  43. 93
    Robin says:

    Confused a little as I check and my posts aren’t here. This is my first experience with “blogging” so obviously I’m not doing something right.

    Psalm 138:1

    I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart; I will sing your praises before the gods.

    Robin Pavel
    Seabrook, TX

  44. 94
    Redeemed says:

    Proverbs 18:10 (NLT)
    The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe.

    Leann, Florence, AL

  45. 95
    Linda Madsen says:

    And be not conformed to this world: but ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

    Romans 12:2 KJV

    Greeley, CO

  46. 96
    Julie says:

    Russell, KY

    Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20 NIV

  47. 97
    Beth Moss says:

    Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. (NIV)

    Psalm 90:14

    Beth Moss
    Gig Harbor, WA

  48. 98
    Norm says:

    Beth V said…
    Beth V, Sugar Land, Texas
    \Psalm 37:23–
    The Lord directs the steps of the Godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.

  49. 99
    Jamie says:

    Colossians 3:12-18 NKJV
    vs. 14 today:
    Therefore, as the elect of God, Holy & beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, & forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; & be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching & admonishing one another in psalms & hymns, & spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord

  50. 100
    bridget610 says:

    Jeremiah 31:3-4a NKJV
    Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you and you shall be rebuilt.

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