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. 151
    ~A says:

    Psalm 63:7
    Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.

    Lorton, VA

  2. 152
    Debglad says:

    Matthew 11: 25-26 (NLT)
    Then Jesus prayed this prayer, "O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding the truth from those who think themselves so wise and clever and for revealing it to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way."

  3. 153
    Beverly W says:

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

    Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

    Brenham, TX

  4. 154
    Anonymous says:

    2 Corintians 1: 3-4

    Praise be to God the father of our lord Jesus Christ the father of compassion and the god of comfort who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from god.

    Trudi Tedrick
    Lynchburg, OH

  5. 155
    BecKiev says:

    Philippians 1:4 NASB

    always offereing prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all.

    Indianapolis, IN

  6. 156
    hinesight says:

    (This may be a duplicate; if so, sorry:)

    Everything in the heavens and earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as being in control of everything. Riches and honor come frm you alone, and you are the Ruler of all mankind; your hand controls power and might and it is at your discretion that men are made great and given strength.

    1 Chronicles 29:11-12

    Orlando, FL

  7. 157
    Anonymous says:

    Phil. 2:13 (NASB)

    "for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure."

    Karen, Derry NH

  8. 158
    Janice says:

    Janice H.
    Summerville, SC
    "Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor. An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up."
    Proverbs 12:24-25

  9. 159
    Mom of Eleven says:

    My command is this, Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
    John 15:12-12
    Wendy-Rome, GA

  10. 160
    Anonymous says:

    heather in austin, tx

    Heb 4.16 NLT

    So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it.

  11. 161
    Anonymous says:

    Debbie George
    Marion, IN
    NIV 1John 1:9

    How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are! The reason that the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

  12. 162
    Kristi Parks says:

    Kristi Parks
    Eugene OR

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not lean on your own understanding. Prov 3:5 NLT

  13. 163
    Caressa says:

    Caressa Hall
    Arlington tx

    Psalm 46:4
    "There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells."

  14. 164
    thehobbyholic says:

    Robin Sutherlin
    Katy, TX

    Jeremiah 17:7
    "Blessed is the man who trust in the Lord, whose trust IS the Lord."

  15. 165
    The King's Little Girl says:

    Tonya, Searcy,AR

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

    Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  16. 166
    Michele says:

    Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
    Rom 8:1, NIV

    Michele M
    Liverpool, NY

  17. 167
    Jules says:

    I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

    Psalm 119:11 NIV
    Jules Kearney, NE

  18. 168
    C# says:

    "On my bed I remember you. I think of you through the watches of the night." Psalm 63:6

    Mindy from Jacksonville, FL

  19. 169
    Casey says:

    Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. –1 Peter 4:8

    Bumpass, VA

  20. 170
    Anonymous says:

    "It is for freedom
    that Christ set us free.
    Stand firm then,
    and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."

    Gal 5:1

    Christine K
    Eugene, OR

  21. 171
    Anonymous says:

    "Do not judge,
    and you will not be judged.
    Do not condemn,
    and you will not be condemned.
    Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
    Give, and it will be given to you.
    A good measure, pressed down, shaken
    together and running over will be
    poured into your lap.
    For with the measure you use,
    it will be measured to you."
    Luke 6:37-38

    Christine K
    Eugene, OR

  22. 172
    Heather F says:

    Heather F
    Beaumont, TX

    But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the one who holds my head high. I cried out to the Lord and he answered me from his high mountian. Ps 3:3-4 NIV

  23. 173
    Anonymous says:

    "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there." Psalms 139:7-8 NIV

    Sandy P
    Eugene, OR

  24. 174
    Anonymous says:

    "If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast." Psalms 139:9-10 NIV

    Sandy P
    Eugene, OR

  25. 175
    michelle says:

    I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I hope.
    Psalm 130:5

    Michelle P
    McAllen TX

  26. 176
    Cortni says:

    Cortni B.
    Watauga, TX

    Eph 3:22
    Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

  27. 177
    Anonymous says:

    How long, O LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen?
    Or cry out to you, "Violence!"
    but you do not save?

    Habakkuk 1:2

    Mary Vigil, Colorado

  28. 178
    Paula says:

    Wait in the Lord, Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
    Psalm 27:14

    Paula Rose
    ATlanta, Texas

  29. 179
    Mima siesta says:

    2 Corinthians 4:18 and 5:7 NKJV

    "While we do not look at the things which are seen but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary but the things which are not seen are eternal. For we walk by faith not by sight."
    Denise Wilkin
    Deming, New Mexico

  30. 180
    Anonymous says:

    Connie said"Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely whatever is of good report, if there is anything of virtue or anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things. And the things which you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, these do and the God of peace will be with you."Phil. 4:8(NKJV)

  31. 181
    Anonymous says:

    "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, meditate on these things."Phil. 4:8

  32. 182
    Kristie says:

    Eph. 4:32 (NKJV)
    And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

    Queen City, TX

  33. 183
    Anonymous says:

    Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the light. No man comes to the Father except by me." Jn 14:6
    Rebecca H.
    Malvern, PA

  34. 184
    Beth says:

    exodus 14:14
    The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.

    Beth rottupr

  35. 185
    Beth says:

    Philippians 4;13
    I can do do everything through Him who gives me strength.

    Beth Rottrup

  36. 186
    Beth says:

    Exodus 14:14
    The Lord will fight for you;you need only to be still.

    Beth Rottrup
    liberty lake wa

  37. 187
    julie says:

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

    So needing that!
    Boone NC

  38. 188
    Anonymous says:

    Amanda in Katy

    John 17:4 NIV

    I have brought you glory on earth by completing he work you gave me to do.

  39. 189
    Anonymous says:

    Amanda in Katy

    John 17:5 NIV

    And now Father glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

  40. 190
    Belinda Kendall says:

    23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
    Psalm 139:23 NLV
    Belinda Kendall
    Olathe, KS

  41. 191
    DLynn says:

    2 Timothy 1:7
    "God did not give us a spirit to be afraid but a spirit of power and love and self control."

  42. 192
    Anonymous says:

    You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.

    John 8:32

    Kara, Marietta PA

  43. 193
    Scrapinfriend says:

    D verse: "Delight yourself in the Lord & He will give you the desires of your heart" Ps 37:4

  44. 194
    matiaskardia says:

    "Hallelujah! Happy is the man who fears the Lord, taking great delight in His commandments."
    Psalm 112:1
    Fort Worth, TX

  45. 195
    Anonymous says:

    Houston, TX

    Zachariah 3:15 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 wil rejoice over you with singing.

  46. 196
    Anonymous says:

    Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
    Hebrews 4:16 NIV
    Tammi G

  47. 197
    Evie says:

    Philippians 4:13
    Cedar Creek, TX

  48. 198
    AKat says:

    he who dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    psalm 91:1

  49. 199
    Ninette says:

    Proverbs 28:13

    He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but who confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

    Ninette G
    Seagoville, Tx

  50. 200
    Marie says:

    Psalm 62:1-2 NIV
    My soul finds rest in God alone;
    My salvation comes from him.
    He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken."

    Harrison, AR

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