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!


214 Responses to “Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 3!”

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  1. 101
    Judi Clifford says:

    More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus My Lord. Phil 3:8

    Hilton Head Island, SC
    [email protected]

  2. 102
    Erin says:

    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, 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 minds in Christ Jesus”.

    Phillipians 4:6-7 NIV
    Erin Morrow

  3. 103
    Carolie says:

    I will exalt you my God the King;
    I will praise your name forever and ever.
    Everyday I will praise you and extol you name forever and ever.
    Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
    His greatness no one can fathom.

    Psalm 145:1-3 NIV

    Chugwater, WY

  4. 104
    momoffive says:

    Plant City
    Great is the Lord & greatly to be praised,in the city of our God,His holy mountain. Ps.48:1 NAS

  5. 105
    Ashley says:

    As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.

    Isaiah 66:13

  6. 106
    rsgreen83 says:

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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.

    Phil 4:6-7 NIV
    Anderson, Indiana

  7. 107
    "Vote for Ben" 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


    Dallas, TX

  8. 108
    bethparson says:

    What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

    Romans 8:31 KJV

    Shelly – Durham, NC

  9. 109
    Libby says:

    You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

    2 Cor 9:11

    Dallas, TX

  10. 110
    Jamie says:

    "And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light." Colossians 1:10-12

    Jamie H. – Birmingham, AL

  11. 111
    Anonymous says:

    Tifton, GA

    Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

    Phil. 4:5 (NIV)

  12. 112
    Kathy French says:

    "But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. ALways give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
    I Cor. 15:57-58 NIV
    Kathy, Austin, TX

  13. 113
    Robin says:

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

  14. 114
    debbienix says:

    If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding faulty, and it will be given to him."
    James 1:5 (NIV)
    (For Verse 3)
    Debbie Nix
    Dalzell, SC

  15. 115
    christianmacey says:

    "If I serve on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then my light will rise in the darkness, my night will become like the noonday. The Lord will guide me always. He will satisfy my needs in a sun scorched land and will strengthen my frame." Isaiah 58:10-11

  16. 116
    shelli littleton says:

    But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name. John 20:31

    Shelli L
    Fort Worth, TX

  17. 117
    Uni says:

    2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

    Eunice Fowler
    Iona Station, ON

  18. 118
    Beth Schwartz 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
    Beth Schwartz,
    Lancaster, PA

  19. 119
    Fran says:

    That ye may remember and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God. Numbers 15:40 (KJV)

    Corryton, TN

  20. 120
    sue says:

    Sue, Lone Jack,MO

    Phil 4 : 7

    and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus

  21. 121
    Lauren says:

    Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with one another and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues, put on love, which binds them together in perfect unity. Col. 3:12-14

  22. 122
    Anonymous says:

    Jae, Lenoir, NC

    Psalm 23

    1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

    2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
    he leads me beside quiet waters,

    3 he restores my soul.
    He guides me in paths of righteousness
    for his name's sake.

    4 Even though I walk
    through the valley of the shadow of death, [a]
    I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

    5 You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
    You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.

    6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

  23. 123
    Anonymous says:

    Darien, Lenoir, NC

    Psalm 19:5,6

    5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
    like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

    6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.

  24. 124
    Anonymous says:

    Darcy, Lenoir, NC

    Psalm 86:13

    For great is your love toward me;
    you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.

  25. 125
    Stephanie says:

    Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
    Romans 4: 20-21 NIV
    Stephanie, Lititz, PA

  26. 126
    The LionHeart says:

    " Show me Your way, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day." – Psalm 25:4-5

    Rogue Valley OR

  27. 127
    mistyinthemiddle says:

    Hebrews 2:18

    For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.

  28. 128
    Traci says:

    Traci – Franklin, TN
    "Have then build a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them."

    Exodus 25:8 (NIV)

  29. 129
    Yukiko says:

    Psalm 34:8-9 NIV

    Taste and see that the LORD is good, blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Fear the LORD you saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.

    Yukiko-Sagamihara, Japan

  30. 130
    Missy @ It's Almost Naptime 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. 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 12:1-2, NIV

  31. 131
    nikkiower says:

    Santa Rosa, CA
    I Thessalonians 5:18
    give thanks in all circumstances

  32. 132
    Susie W says:

    For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.

    1 Peter 2:15 NIV

    Susie W
    Moultrie, GA

  33. 133
    Christina says:

    Christina Modesto, CA
    Joshua 1:9 NKJV
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

  34. 134
    Molly L says:

    Psalm 34:3 "O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together."

  35. 135
    Anonymous says:

    Blessed be the Lord God of Israel who alone works wonders and blessed be His glorious name forever.

    May the whole earth be filled with His glory.

    Ps. 72:18-19

  36. 136
    Anonymous says:

    Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable.

    Isaiah 40:28 (NASB)

    Slidell, La.

  37. 137
    Beth@Not a Bow in Sight says:

    Matthew 6:33
    "But see ye first the kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."

  38. 138
    Anonymous says:

    Sabrina in Georgia

    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

    Matthew 6:21 NIV

  39. 139
    StaciSpeaks 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

    Staci — Kalamazoo, MI :O)

  40. 140
    Candice says:

    Acts 3:19
    Repent then and turn to God that your sins may be wiped out that times of refreshing may come from the Lord

    Evanston, IL

  41. 141
    Jaclyn says:

    "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

    James 1:2-4 (NIV)

    Houston, TX

  42. 142
    Erika Chapman says:

    Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
    Colossians 4:6
    Erika Chapman
    Florence, SC

  43. 143
    Kristl says:

    Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.

    Psalm 42:11 NAS

    Hagerstown. MD

  44. 144
    Nicole says:

    Winnipeg, MB
    Hebrews 11:6
    Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

  45. 145
    Angela says:

    Philippians 4:6

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

    Angela A.
    Roanoke, VA

  46. 146
    Heather says:

    Zephaniah 3:17

    "For the Lord your God is living among you, He is a mighty Savior. He will take great delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."

    Cypress, TX

  47. 147
    ginny says:

    Yet He saved them for His name's sake to make his mighty power known
    psalm 106:8 NIV

    Ginny Schenectady ny

  48. 148
    Jackie says:

    "Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs." Proverbs 10:12 NIV

    Quanah, TX

  49. 149
    Debglad says:

    "And now, brothers and sisters, I want you to know what will happen to the Christians who have since died so you will not be full of sorrow like people who have no hope."

    1 Thessalonians 4:13

  50. 150
    Trisha says:

    We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

    2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

    Odessa, TX

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