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. 51
    sealeoftexas says:

    “Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.”
    Psalm 119:4 KJV

    Candy Seale
    La Grange, TX

  2. 52
    Kenzie 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.”- (NIV) Romans 12:2

    Kenzie, Katy, TX

  3. 53
    poison_ivy777 says:

    “I will both lay myself down in peace and sleep; for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.”
    – Psalm 4:8 (KJV)

    Ivy Morrison
    Willis, TX

  4. 54
    Anonymous says:

    I’ve been memorizing but need to catch up recording on the blog = )

    “Yes, I also ask you, true partner, to help these women who have contended for the gospel at my side, along with Clement and the rest of my coworkers whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again rejoice.”

    Philippians 4:3-4 (Holman Christian)
    Rebecca in New Orleans, LA

  5. 55
    Patsy D says:

    Patsy D
    Tupelo, MS

    Micah 7:7 NIV
    But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

  6. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Isaiah 40:29 (NIV)

    “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

    Katy, TX

  7. 57
    Anonymous says:

    I had a 6 hour drive (each way) by myself this past weekend, so I had some time to work on my scriptures. That helps since I am starting late.
    Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11
    Stacey M. Portland, Tx

  8. 58
    6 Bottles of Water says:

    “Direct me in the path of Your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward Your statutes and not toward selfish gain.” Psalm 119:35-36

  9. 59
    Karey says:

    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.

    1 Peter 3:3-4 (NIV)

    Karey Piper
    Justin, Texas

  10. 60
    BelievingGod says:

    Christa Wade
    Bryan, TX
    St. Joseph’s
    Luke 2:27-28 – He (Simeon) came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, he took him into his arms and blessed God…

  11. 61
    His grace is sufficient. says:

    Psalm 56:3
    “Whenever I am afraid I will trust in You.”


  12. 62
    The Bryant Family says:

    Do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.
    Ephesians 6:4 ESV
    Rachel B – Blaine

  13. 63
    Pastor Anna Marie says:

    Anna Marie Hopewell
    Fontana, CA

    Psalm 18: 2
    “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

    NIV (UK) Version

  14. 64
    MiquelaJoy says:

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
    Romans 15:13 (NIV)

    Miquela Knoxville, TN

  15. 65
    lori says:

    wildwood, florida

    Eph 5 15-16
    Be very carful how you live not as unwise but as wise making the most of every opputunity, beace the days are evil

  16. 66
    Judy Peterson says:

    Malachi 3:16 NIV
    “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.”
    Judy Peterson
    East Chain, MN

  17. 67
    Get Real Girl says:

    “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”

    2 Corinthians 4:16 NIV

    Mobridge, SD

  18. 68
    Anonymous says:

    See, I have engraved you on the plams of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

    Isiah 49:16

    Diana <><
    Seekonk, MA

  19. 69
    cathy says:

    Psalm 55:22 NIV

    Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you. He will never let the righteous fall.

    cathy from tx

  20. 70
    liz says:

    “He who dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”

    Psalm 91:1 NIV

    Liz from Huntsville, Alabama

  21. 71
    Shannon says:

    Houston, TX

    Lamentations 3:22-23
    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness.

  22. 72
    Marilyn F says:

    II Peter 1:3
    “Seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.”

    McKinney, TX

  23. 73
    Kelly Ann says:

    Zeph. 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!”

    Kelly McReynolds-Eitzen
    Tigard, OR

  24. 74
    Leanne says:

    Romans 12:1 (NIV)

    Therefore I urge you brothers, in view of Go’ds mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.

    Leanne S
    Jacksonville, FL

  25. 75
    Elizabeth says:

    “For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

    Ephesians 2:10

    Elizabeth R.
    Falls Church, VA

  26. 76
    G says:

    Psalm 119:105 NIV

    Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

    Abby and Keyan

    chilliwack, bC

  27. 77
    Liz G. 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

    Liz Gershon
    Scott AFB, IL

  28. 78
    vangie says:

    Call to Me and I will answer you,and will tell you great and wonderous things that you have not known.
    Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

    Evangeline Harris

  29. 79
    Anonymous says:

    The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who
    trust in Him. Nahum 1:7 NIV

    Springboro Ohio

  30. 80
    Audrey says:

    I’ll try again 🙂

    Malachi 3:16 NIV

    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.

    Audrey Howie
    Saint Joseph, IL

  31. 81
    Kathy says:

    Psalm 86: 12,13 (NIV)

    I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart;I will glorify your name forever,
    For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.

    Chattanooga, TN

  32. 82
    Barbara Phaup says:

    Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
    2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

    Tomball, TX

  33. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)

    “Though the mountains be shaken
    and the hills be removed,
    yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
    says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

    Pam in Columbia SC

  34. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
    Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
    Tina H. Montgomery, AL

  35. 85
    Anonymous says:

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

  36. 86
    Chrissie says:

    “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”

    Matthew 10:39 (ESV)

    Chrissie C.
    New York, NY

  37. 87
    Robin says:

    Psalm 37:23-24

    The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord, He delights in every detail of their lives.

    Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.

    Robin Pavel
    Seabrook, Texas

  38. 88
    Redeemed says:

    Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)

    The word of God is living and active. It is sharper than any sword that has two edges. It cuts deep enough to separate soul from spirit. It can separate joints from bones. It judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart.

    Leann/ Florence, AL

  39. 89
    Redeemed says:

    John 20:29 (NLT)
    The Jesus told him, because you have seen me you belived. Blessed are those who have not seen me and yet have believed.

    Leann/ Florence, AL

  40. 90
    Linda Madsen says:

    Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Romans 15:13 KJV

    Greeley, CO

  41. 91
    Julie says:

    Russell, KY

    But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26 NIV

  42. 92
    julie says:

    new braunfels

    We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of god.

    Romans 3:23

  43. 93
    Womack says:

    Psalm 62:8 HSCB

    “Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge.”

    Kelly Womack
    Fort Smith, AR

  44. 94
    Beth Moss says:

    May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us, establish the work of our hands for us- yes, establish the work of our hands.

    Psalm 90:17 (NIV)

    Beth Moss
    Gig Harbor, WA

  45. 95
    Norm says:

    Beth V said…
    Beth V Sugar Land, Texas
    I John 2:27
    For Christ has poured out His Spirit on you. As long as His Spirit remains in you, you do not need anyone to teach you. For the Spirit teaches you everything. And what He teaches is true, not false. Obey the Spirit’s teaching and remain in union with Christ.

  46. 96
    Jamie says:

    Colossians 3:12-18 NKJV
    vs. 15 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

  47. 97
    Anonymous says:

    Malachi 3:16
    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.

    East Chain, MN

  48. 98
    bridget610 says:

    John 15:16 NKJV
    You did not choose me but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit may remain, that whatever you ask the Father in my name He may give you.

  49. 99
    Judi Clifford says:

    Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before me.
    Isaiah 49:16

    Hilton Head Island, SC

  50. 100
    Erin says:

    “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you”.

    1 Peter 5:7 NIV
    Erin Morrow

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