Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 4!

ADDITIONAL WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: I’m hopping back on to give a shout out to “Cindy” and all the Siestas in her same situation. She said (I’m paraphrasing) “Last time I was a slacker but I’m not going to let my perfectionist attitude keep me from getting back with it and turning in my verse this time.” WAY TO GO!! So you missed last time? Or you already feel behind? HOP BACK ON AND GET BACK TO IT! If you end up memorizing 20 verses instead of 24, that’s still a ton of verses! 18 out of 24? That’s 18 you might not have hidden in your darling little heart! Beats the heck out of 2 which is more likely what we’d do without a system and some healthy accountability. Stay with it, Girls! THAT SAID, I still want several THOUSAND of us to make it through December with 24 verses so don’t let this encouragement get twisted and cause you not to take it as seriously. Bring your best to the altar! I sure love and respect you guys.

Good Morning, Loved Ones! May this Sunday find us “in the Spirit” like the Apostle John in Revelation 1 when he was postured to encounter Christ Jesus in a way perhaps no man on earth had ever experienced Him “On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet…I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me…His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. When I saw him, I fell at His feet as though dead. Then He placed His right hand on me and said, ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One.” Exalt His Name with me this blessed morning. He is so worthy.

OK, you mighty band of Sword-wielding, Word-memorizing, God-glorifying, folk-edifying women, let’s give it up for Scripture #4! You have not slacked off in the least so far. I am so proud of you, I’d just get right on up and do a cheer if it wouldn’t get Star and Geli barking to high Heaven and waking up Spike. This is one of the most fantastic God-blessed experiences I’ve ever had with a large group of women and, young ladies, we will be the better for it. Don’t you think for a split second that this discipline is not having an impact on your life. Let’s keep it up till next December. NO DROP OUTS!

I am so jazzed over my Scripture. I’ve loved it for a really long time and now I want to commit it to memory. It’s Malachi 3:16 NIV. Oops. I’m still turned to Revelation. Give me a sec. OK, here it goes:

Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in His presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored His name. Malachi 3:16 NIV

Try to grasp what that Scripture suggests. Every time we boast in the Lord with each other – face-to-face, on the phone, picking the kids up at school, in the women’s restroom at church, over email, on the blog – He stops to “listen and hear.” Two different words are described for the attentiveness of His response. God listens. God HEARS. Scripture doesn’t waste words. (John 21:25) If it uses several different descriptions to say the same general thing, we need to take notice because that intensity is meant to turn up the volume.

The next sentence indicates that a secretary in the Kingdom of Heaven literally records either the occasion or perhaps the conversation itself on something called “a scroll of remembrance.” I don’t know about you but over the course of my life time, I want to keep that secretary writing as fast as his hand can fly across that scroll. Even this moment, an historical record is being kept of our communication in His Name. That’s too much, isn’t it? GIVE HIM PLENTY OF STUFF TO WRITE ABOUT, GIRLFRIEND.

Now for your Scriptures! Hit it, Siestas! Remember, only your name, city, verse, and abbreviation of translation so we can look at several thousand Scriptures on this comment list. Don’t waste any time getting it recorded in your spiral. I’ve found that any little oversight in the discipline can get me off course in my memory work. Our human minds tend to be lazy and on the look out for an invitation to shrug our shoulders and slack. It’s important to stay right with our program so we can keep up that momentum.

I am honored to take this journey with you. You are so loved and esteemed here. Can’t wait to hear from you!


206 Responses to “Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 4!”

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  1. 1
    Emily says:

    Proverbs 16:3 NIV

    “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

    Nicholasville, KY

  2. 2
    LornaBeth says:

    Lorna Beth
    New York, NY

    Isaiah 46:8-9
    Remember this, fix it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels. Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Isaiah 26:3 – NIV

    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because He trusts in You.

    Fran Kidwell
    Winters, Texas

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to this purpose. Romans 8:28 KJV

    Dondi, Childress TX

  5. 5
    Kristin says:

    Isaiah 33:6 NCV

    He will be your safety. He is full of salvation, wisdom and knowledge. Respect for the Lord is the greatest treasure.

    Montgomery, Alabama

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Bangor, Maine

    A chiastic structure verse! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2 Corinthians 5:21
    “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (NIV)

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

    Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)

    Firestone, CO

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Phil. 4:6-7 NIV

    “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 minds in Christ Jesus.”

    Kim M.
    St. Cloud, FL

  9. 9
    Jenee says:

    I raise my eyes towards the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; your protector wil not slumber. Indeed the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep. The Lord protects you; the Lord is a shelter right by your side. The sun will not strike you by day or the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all harm; He will protect your life. The Lord will protect your coming and going both now and forever.

    Psalm 121 NKJV

    Calgary, AB Canada

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
    Rom. 12:3

  11. 11
    Georgia4God says:

    Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard and a scroll of rememberance was written in His presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored His name.

    Malachi 3:16
    Georgia :o)
    Murfreesbor, Tn

  12. 12
    Lynette says:

    Psalm 138:8 NIV
    The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

    Lynette – Aurora, CO

  13. 13
    Lynette says:

    Psalm 62:1 – NIV

    My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him

    Lynette – Aurora, CO

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    “When I came to you, brothers, I did not come in eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, sot aht your faith might not rest on mens wisdom, but on God’s power.

    1 Corinthians 2:1-5

    Amber Book,
    Laramie, WY

  15. 15
    Kendall says:

    He sh thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy sheild and buckler.
    Psalms 91:4 KJV
    Jacksonville, FL

  16. 16
    onehappychic says:

    “Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the devil.”

    Ephesians 6:11

    Karen Gentry
    Hewitt, Texas

  17. 17
    Barb White says:

    You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

    Psalm 16:11 NIV

    Monument, CO

  18. 18
    Glendadeedle says:

    “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.”

    Eph. 1:4

    Glenda Honeycutt
    Harrison, AR

  19. 19
    Caressa says:

    “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.”
    1 Peter 3:3 NIV

    Caressa Hall
    Arlington Texas

  20. 20
    Jennifer L says:

    Catching up….

    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)

    Jennifer from Westminster, CO

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    1 Thes 5:18
    Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

    Carol- Great Bend, Ks.

  22. 22
    Dave and Pat Johnson says:

    Bigfork, MT
    Psalm 30:5

    For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

  23. 23
    Hannah says:

    “I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free.” Isaiah 44:22

    Hannah Knoxville, TN

  24. 24
    Dave and Pat Johnson says:

    Bigfork, MT
    Psalm 90:14

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

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    Julie – Prior Lake, MN
    Titus 3:5
    he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

  26. 26
    Nancy says:

    For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

    Nancy B.
    Hope, AR

  27. 27
    Rachel says:

    “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children, and live a life of love just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

    Ephesians 5:1-2

    Grand Rapids, MI

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Romans 12:3 Already wrote my scripture, just leaving my name. Paula D. Katy, TX

  29. 29
    Kathy says:

    Kathy W.
    Valrico, Florida

    Isaiah 41:13 NIV

    For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

    Psalms 91:11 kjv

    Chuckey TN

  31. 31
    Rose says:

    Proverbs 2:1-5, NIV

    1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, 3 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,
    5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

    Rose in Dallas

    (sorry I missed posting this one earlier!)

  32. 32
    Leslie F. says:

    “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

    Psalm 37:4

    Leslie F.
    San Antonio, TX

  33. 33
    Abby says:

    “I am complete in Christ.”
    – Colossians 2:10a (NKJV)

    Littleton, CO

  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 93:4 “More than the sound of many waters, than the mighty breakers of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty.”
    Dayton, Ohio

  35. 35
    Jane H says:

    All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

    2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV

    Jane H.
    Houston, TX

  36. 36
    Vickie says:

    Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in His presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored His name. Malachi 3:16 NIV

  37. 37
    Anita says:

    Austin, TX
    (NIV) Psalm 40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.

  38. 38
    Bri Peterson says:

    for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
    and holy is his name.

    Luke 1:49 ESV

    Bri Peterson
    Ballwin, MO

  39. 39
    Kim says:

    1 Corinthians 10:13-

    “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”

    Lakeland, Florida

  40. 40
    Jackie says:

    Jackie L.
    Jacksboro, TX

    Genesis 18:14

    “Nothing’s too difficult for my God.”

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    Romans 12:2 (NIV)
    Do not conformed 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.

    Truro, NS Canada

  42. 42
    wee9nee5 says:

    Wildersville, TN

    2 Corinthians 9:8 (KJV)
    And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 63: 2-3 (NIV)

    I have seen you in the sanctuary
    and beheld your power and your glory.
    Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

    Truro, NS, Canada

  44. 44
    Faith says:

    “With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever, for your love for me is very great. You have rescued me from the depths of death!”
    Psalm 86:12-13, NLT

    Columbia, SC

  45. 45
    Deb says:

    Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

    Colossians 3:2-4 NIV

    Manhattan, KS

  46. 46
    Cookie Cawthon says:

    Cookie Cawthon from Florence, SC

    Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

    Colossians 4:6 (NIV)

  47. 47
    Amber says:

    Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
    1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NIV)

    Houston, TX

  48. 48
    Vanessa says:

    “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
    Matthew 6:33 (NIV)

  49. 49
    Anonymous says:

    catching up!

    1 Peter 2:9 NIV
    “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.”
    Emily in OKC

  50. 50
    Susan says:

    “It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them. Hosea 11:3 NIV

    Re-do!Forgot to put my city on orig post of verse 4 on 3/15

    Katy, TX

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