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. 101
    momoffive says:

    Plant City
    Holy, Holy,Holy is the Lord of Hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory.
    Isaiah6:3 NAS

  2. 102
    theweaver says:

    Therefore, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight and what you have whispered in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.

    Luke 12:3 (NIV)

    New Lebanon, Ohio

  3. 103
    Ashley says:

    Catching up…

    Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.
    Proverbs 16:3 NIV

    Marrero, LA

  4. 104
    "Vote for Ben" says:

    “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

    Matthew 6:25


    Dallas, TX

  5. 105
    bethparson says:

    Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    Ephesians 6: 10-12 (KJV)

    Shelly – Durham, NC

  6. 106
    Libby says:

    Now I know that the Lord saves his annointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.

    Psalm 20:6-8

    Dallas, TX

  7. 107
    Jamie says:

    "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18

  8. 108
    Jamie says:

    Umm, I forgot to leave my name and town on the last comment, so I'll post again:

    "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18

    Jamie H – Birmingham, AL

  9. 109
    nattyb says:

    "God is the blessed controller of all things, the king over all kings and the master of all masters."
    1 Timothy 6:15

    Natalie Bryant
    Waco, TX

  10. 110
    Robin says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding. NLT

    Proverbs 3:5
    Morehead, Ky

  11. 111
    debbienix says:

    "But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.' "
    Mark 16:7 (NIV)
    For Verse 4
    Debbie Nix
    Dalzell, SC 29040

  12. 112
    christianmacey 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

  13. 113
    shelli littleton says:

    Two are better than one … if one falls down, his friend can help him up. Ecc 4: 9-10

    Shelli L
    Fort Worth, Texas

  14. 114
    rsgreen83 says:

    2 Corinthians 4:16-18
    Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal.

    Anderson, IN

  15. 115
    Uni says:

    Feb 15:
    Romans 12:1-2 NKJV I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2And do not be conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    Eunice Fowler
    Iona Station, ON

  16. 116
    Beth Schwartz says:

    "Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of rememberance was written in the presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored His name''.
    Malachi 3:16
    Beth Schwartz,
    Lancaster, PA

  17. 117
    julie says:

    Just to be sure I didn't miss posting this one…

    "I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

    John 16:33

    Julie Meissner
    Tomball, TX

  18. 118
    Lauren says:

    Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

  19. 119
    Anonymous says:

    Jae, Lenoir, NC

    Psalm 23, I put the whole chapter in the verse 3 page but I learned the 2nd half of Psalm 23 for this post… sorry 🙂

  20. 120
    Anonymous says:

    Darien, Lenoir, NC

    Psalm 19:7,8

    The law of the LORD is perfect,
    reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.

    The precepts of the LORD are right,
    giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes.

  21. 121
    Anonymous says:

    Darcy, Lenoir, NC

    II Samuel 22:33

    It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.

  22. 122
    Stephanie says:

    Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.
    1 Peter 1:8 NIV
    Stephanie, Lititz, PA

  23. 123
    sue says:

    Sue, Lone Jack, MO
    Proverbs 1 : vs 7

    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
    But, fools despise wisdom and instruction.

  24. 124
    Fran says:

    Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us…

    Ephesians 3:20 (KJV)

    Corryton, TN

  25. 125
    The LionHeart says:

    "Now the LORD came and stood and call as at other times, "Samuel! Samuel!" and Samuel answered, "Speak, for Your servant hears."
    1 Samuel 3:10

    Rogue Valley OR

  26. 126
    mistyinthemiddle says:

    1 Corinthians 3:7

    So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.

  27. 127
    Traci says:

    Traci in Franklin, TN

    "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward."

    Genesis 15:1 (NIV)

  28. 128
    Missy @ It's Almost Naptime says:


    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

    Romans 8:28 NIV

  29. 129
    nikkiower says:

    Santa Rosa, CA
    I Thessalonians 5:19
    Do not put out the Spirit's fire,

  30. 130
    Christina says:

    Christina Modesto, CA
    Psalm 55:22 NKJV
    Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

  31. 131
    Yukiko says:

    Isaiah 51:7-8 NIV

    Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts; Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults. For the moth will eat them up like a garment; the worm will devour them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever, my salvation through all generations.

    Yukiko-Sagamihara, Japan

  32. 132
    Molly L says:

    Psalm 34:4 "I sought the Lord and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears."

  33. 133
    Anonymous says:

    He give strength to the weary and to him who lacks might He increases power

    Isaiah 40:29 (Nasb)


    Slidell, La

  34. 134
    Anonymous says:

    O Lord, You are my God, I will exalt You. I will give thanks to Thy name.

    For you have worked wonders, plans formed long ago in perfect faithfulness.

    Is. 25:1 NAS

  35. 135
    Beth@Not a Bow in Sight says:

    Matthew 7:7
    "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

  36. 136
    Anonymous says:

    Sabrina in Georgia

    Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

    Matthew 7:1 NIV

  37. 137
    StaciSpeaks 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

    Staci — Kalamazoo, MI

  38. 138
    Candice says:

    Romans 12:1-2
    Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this word but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you will be able to test and approve what God's will is, his good pleasing and perfect will.

    Evanston, IL

  39. 139
    Erika Chapman says:

    The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup. You hold my lot.
    Psalm 16:5
    Erika Chapman
    Florence, SC

  40. 140
    Nicole says:

    Winnipeg, MB
    Hebrews 11:3
    By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made by what is visible.

  41. 141
    Heather says:

    1 Thessalonians 5:18

    "Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus."

    Cypress, TX

  42. 142
    ginny says:

    The law was given through Moses: Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ

  43. 143
    Angela says:

    Ephesians 4:31

    Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

    Angela A.
    Roanoke, Virginia

  44. 144
    Jackie says:

    "Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

    Quanah, TX

  45. 145
    Kingdomseeker says:

    Hebrews 1:3
    The Son is the radiance of Gods glory and the exact representation of his being, sustatining all things by his powerful word.
    After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
    Hebrews 1:3

    Laramie, WY

  46. 146
    Valerie says:

    Psalm 29:11 (NIV)

    The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.

    Fultondale, AL

  47. 147
    Trisha says:

    As a prisoner of the LORD, therefore, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

    Ephesians 4:1-2

    Odessa, TX

  48. 148
    Angie Werley 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

    Anna, TX

  49. 149
    Anonymous 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

    Waco, TX

  50. 150
    Jaclyn says:

    "Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."

    Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)

    Houston, TX

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