Good Saturday Morning, Sweet Things!

***It’s Sunday evening and you just passed 500 comments on this post. YOU DID IT, GIRLS! Honestly, this is the most exhilarating thing I’ve ever seen. As you know, we’ve posted Scriptures many times, especially through our 2009 SSMT, but this is the first time we’ve had a theme like this. These verses will stand a woman to her feet and put a shout of praise on her tongue. Let’s remember this spot, Siestas, so we can return to it many times. As my grandmother used to say, “It’ll cure what ails ya.” Memorize the date of the post – 3/6/10 – and turn back to it any time you need Christ to fill your sweet soul with an extra measure of divine strength. Thank you so, so much for your participation here.

ORIGINAL POST:

I slept until 8:30 this morning! I can’t even remember the last time! I am so hyped up and happy I hardly know what to do! There ain’t no estimatin’ how different the world can look when we get a little sleep. Sometimes when we think we need a new man (I’m not thinking that right now, just using an example), a new job, a new set of kids, a new house, or a new friend, we may just need a nap. Maybe you can work one in today.

OK, Girls, I have a weekend assignment for you. I am so jazzed about our on-line journey through SLI and I am very happy with how it’s going. Please don’t misunderstand this to mean I’m not. I’m THRILLED with the honesty you guys are expressing and I hope you’ll keep it up. This is a safe place. But I agree with one of our sisters who said something like, “Let’s pour it out here but let’s get it dealt with and get out there and be strong.” All the moaning about how hard it is only makes it harder. Breaking Free will nearly kill you but then, if you stick with it, like many of us out here have, God will use it to turn around and heal you. We have to press through and not be so easily discouraged. Our attitudes will make or break us. Let me say just as quickly that so many of you have been tremendously encouraging in the journey even through the difficulty of what we’ve had to face. We just want to band together and reach out and pull some sisters up on their feet here.

Ladies, the devil knows that if we’re too scared to even face our insecurity, we’ll never get freed up from it. If we just put the book down because it’s too heavy, how are we supposed to get up? (No, you didn’t say you were putting it down and I’m so thankful for that. But I’m convinced it’s what the enemy’s trying to get some of us to do.) We can’t deal with what we won’t face. GIRLS, WE CAN DO THIS. Are you telling me it’s harder to face it and get over it than it is to deal with it day in and day out, letting it minimize us and make fools of us and mentor the next generation to be just like us? Not to me, it’s not. I’m a whole lot happier today than I was this time a year ago. Please, keep up the honesty and let’s work this thing out together but, if you are in Christ, stop giving yourself so little credit. YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. We can do ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens us. Let’s honor what He’s done for us by doing what it takes to accept it to the marrow of our bones. The question will ultimately be this: Do we believe what God’s Word says enough to act on it?

So, that brings us to our weekend assignment: (And this is not only for the ones going through SLI. All of us could use this.) Look up Scriptures that have to do with strength and power and victory and write some out in a comment to this post. Be sure to put the reference and the translation because your sisters will want to know where they can find many of them. Try to limit your comment to the actual Scripture so that we can read one after another and claim them for ourselves through the power of Christ in our inner man.

THEN, ladies, get on here and read some of them OUT LOUD. Restate them in first person between You and your God.

I’ll get us started with one I’m saying almost every morning right now. Isaiah 52:1 NIV says…

“Awake, awake, O Zion, clothe yourself with strength.”

I say it out loud and picture myself right then putting on the power and might of Christ like a coat. Sometimes I might even stretch my arms like I’m pulling them through sleeves. Go ahead and think I’m such a weirdo. It’s a well established fact but I have loved it and it’s working and, anyway, I think that kind of stuff makes God grin. I’ve used it in my journey to be physically restored after my surgery and through the pain of a badly herniated disk but it is just as pertinent to our present journey toward soul-deep security.

Your Siesta Mama loves you. This is how I would talk to my own daughters when they were growing up. They could well tell you that I only put up with “This is sooooooo haaaarrrrrddddd” so long. “It won’t be near as hard when you get your tail up and do it.”

Go for it, Girls! Get your tail up and do it. Let’s clothe ourselves with these:

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  1. 251
    Melanie says:

    Psalm 60:11-12 (NIV) — "Give us aid against the enemy, for the help of man is worthless.
    With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies."

  2. 252
    Lisa says:

    "O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge." Psalm 62:8 (NLT)

    The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. Nahum 1:7 (NLT)

  3. 253
    Sharen says:

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

  4. 254
    Becky says:

    This is awesome!
    best homework assignment I've ever done.
    More please.

  5. 255
    Delores says:

    These have been in my scripture spiral since the day I started reading SLI:

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
    Eph 3:20

    Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.
    Phil 4:13 (The Message)

  6. 256
    Lisha Smith says:

    VICTORY IN JESUS — my Saviour, Forever…

    The victory is ours through his redeeming blood…

    Lisha
    Texas
    hangin' on to the 40s

  7. 257
    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 68:11-12 Amplified Bible

    The Lord gives the word [of power]; the women who bear and publish [the news] are a great host.

    The kings of the enemies' armies,
    they flee, they flee! She who tarries at home divides the spoil [left behind].

    This is GREAT!!

  8. 258
    soartoday says:

    Mary Watkins –

    Thank you for John 5….God had place "Get up" on my heart some time ago, but I just re-read John 5:6-8 and replaced, "him" with "me"…I believe that Verse 9 will happen to me too!

    Thanks to all the Siestas, how powerful is the Word!

  9. 259
    Marcia says:

    Isaiah 43:1-2
    Butnow, thus says the Lord, who created you o Jacob and who formed you O Israel; Fear NOT for I have redeemed you, I have call you by your name, you are mind. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you and through the rivers,they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.

  10. 260
    Joy says:

    Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation became his prized possession!

    James 1:17-18 NLT

  11. 261
    liz says:

    You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!
    NIV
    Psalm 68 34-35

  12. 262
    Robin says:

    NIV 2 Peter 1:3
    "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness."

  13. 263
    linda says:

    i'm sorry i don't have a verse to share at the moment but wanted to express my deep gratitude to all of you. i have been so overwhelmed these past days with feelings of discouragement and insignificance. this is such a blessed reminder that my strength is not in myself but in one so much greater than me. i love the idea of printing these out to have alongside me as i'm preparing for knee replacement surgery in a week. i'm much too young for it to be done and my mind is playing those games with me over it but again these verses will bring me much comfort and victory. thank you, sisters, for a wonderful and unexpected gift today!

  14. 264
    Vicki Cluxton says:

    Ps 68:34, 35
    Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
    You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.

    Amen!

  15. 265
    Retta says:

    Psalm 81:1(NAS) Sing for joy to God our strength; Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob.

  16. 266
    Betty B. says:

    "But those who hope in [wait upon] the Lord will renew their strength, They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not be faint."
    Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  17. 267
    Melissa says:

    He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

    Psalm 91:15

  18. 268
    Jackie says:

    And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people and they shall say, The Lord is my God. Zechariah 13:9 KJV

  19. 269
    Anonymous says:

    This is just too much! I have read my life verse over and over on these pages and it was just this morning I said to my dear man that this book is making me sick. I can't go on. I am finished chapter 7, but the ache is so BAD I am not sure I can finish this. Satan is working big time. I even said I can't go to see Beth when she has her ccn in April. I might get sick all over everyone. I really need prayer because I couldn't even find anyhting in the bible to help me sleep last night. There is a giant so big in me that I might explode and all I can do is cry.I was abused and molested starting at the age of 3 and here I am at 50 something and I am in torment. Please pray. And that being said makes me feel bad, sorry everyone. Rebecca

  20. 270
    Kristi says:

    2 Timothy 1:6-7

    "For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power, of love, and of self-discipline."

    Hmmm…maybe a spirit of dignity? 😉

  21. 271
    Elisabeth says:

    12"When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I'll listen. 13-14"When you come looking for me, you'll find me. "Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed." God's Decree. "I'll turn things around for you. I'll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you"—God's Decree—"bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on it."
    Jeremiah 29:12-14 (Msg)

  22. 272
    Rhonda says:

    The Lord is my strength and song,
    And He has become my salvation;
    This is my God, and I will praise Him;
    My father's God, and I will extol Him.

    The Lord is a warrior;
    The Lord is His name.

    Exodus 15:2-3 NASB

  23. 273
    marlies says:

    But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

    2 Thess 3:3 NIV

    Marlies, The Netherlands

  24. 274
    Denise Ferrell says:

    The Lord is my strength and my salvation.. whom shall I fear, whom shall I fear?

    I am also going through Esther and love.. He only wants to with hold the havoc from our lives… He has given us the ultimate gift.. His Son.. Thank YOU, dear Jesus!

  25. 275
    michellemabell says:

    Psalm 37:24 NASB

    When he falls,
    he will not be hurled headlong
    For the LORD is the one who holds his hand.

    Oh how I love this verse..!

  26. 276
    Darcy says:

    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.

    Zephaniah 3:19

  27. 277
    Elisabeth says:

    I just want to say that I got an iPhone yesterday. First time I've ever had the latest in anything. I am tickled pink right now over the fact that I have an icon right there on the phone entitled "Siestaville". Just a tap of the finger & I'm hanging out with women from all over the world doin this thang too. Yeah, all y'all! Yeah, Beth! Double yeah, Jesus!! I love you ALL!!!!!

  28. 278
    lisa x says:

    Dear Annonymous
    You are so beautiful and so loved. Please let me encourage you. GO FORWARD! Trust me. Read on. You are going to get to a place of prayer girl. It's going to move you to a place where you can hear the last half of the book. The last half is the "how to. . ." Don't give up now. You have come way too far. You must be a mighty strong girl or satan would work so hard to keep you away from this very freedom. And you better believe I'll pray for you girlfriend. I'll be seeing you at the dinner table of overcomers in Jesus. xoxoxoxo

  29. 279
    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 28:7 NIV

    The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.

  30. 280
    Diana says:

    Psalm 29:11 NIV

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

  31. 281
    Lisa x says:

    Last Tuesday night at Beth's bible study . . . Lisa (worship leader) had us recite a verse. Does anyone know what that address is?

  32. 282
    mvhgirls says:

    "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."

    Acts 1:8 NIV
    Meredith Sloan
    Greer, SC

  33. 283
    mvhgirls says:

    "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."

    Acts 1:8 NIV
    Meredith Sloan
    Greer, SC

  34. 284
    Lisa says:

    Psalm 34:22
    The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants and none of them that trust in HIM shall be desolate.

    He is our sustainer ! Praise you Father!

  35. 285
    elawhorn says:

    "Even until your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you.

    Isaiah 46:4

  36. 286
    Margaret says:

    This is my spiritual Swiss Army Knife – always in my pocket, the all purpose tool that even makes it through security at the airport!

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13

  37. 287
    Anonymous says:

    ". . . Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? Is it is written: 'For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.' No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

    Romans 8:34-39 (NIV)
    Jennifer
    Tullahoma, TN

  38. 288
    Pam Houston says:

    Siesta Mama Beth is telling us true! My Mama used to tell me: "I can't never did do anything!" (She's still alive at 97!) So here's mine:

    "I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."

    Yes, I can! And so can all my darling Siesta's in Siestaville.

    Philippians 4:13

  39. 289
    marthahelen says:

    I was thinking to myself, "But this stronghold of insecurity feels goliath to me!" and God said to my heart, "well, what did David say to his Goliath?" here's what the man after God's own heart said when facing his own giant:
    (putting it in the context of insecurity)

    "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day, the Lord will deliver you, Insecurity, into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear (the usual means), for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you, insecurity, into our hands."
    1 Samuel 17:45-47 (NKJV)

    "'Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the Lord of hosts." Zech. 4:6 (NKJV)

    one of my memory verses from last year:

    "Only by Your power can we push back our enemies, only in Your name can we trample our foes.
    I do not trust in my bow,
    I do not count on my sword to save me, YOU are the One who gives us victory!"
    Ps. 44:5-7

  40. 290
    Clare Thayer says:

    Romans 7:24-8:2 (The Message)

    I've tried everything and nothing helps. I'm at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn't that the real question?
    The answer, thank God, is that Jesus Christ can and does. He acted to set things right in this life of contradictions where I want to serve God with all my heart and mind, but am pulled by the influence of sin to do something totally different.
    With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. those who enter into Christ's being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.

    Sweet victory, indeed!

  41. 291
    Michelle Butler says:

    Light, space, zest— that's God!
    So, with him on my side I'm fearless,
    afraid of no one and nothing.
    Psalm 27:1 The Message

    Just love it in this version!!!

  42. 292
    Kaitchie says:

    Everytime I log in to post It won't take my comment. I keep changing my password. What am I doing wrong? Kunfussed Kaitchie

  43. 293
    Margie by the Sea says:

    They have greatly oppressed me from my youth,
    but they have not gained the victory over me.

    Psalm 129:2 (NIV)

  44. 294
    Enjoying the journey, Karla says:

    "Establish my feet in your Word and do not let any iniquity have dominion over me" Psalm 119:133 (NIV)

  45. 295
    Ruth says:

    This has been sooo wonderful! I especially love Psalm 18 with this topic, so here are a few verses from that chapter:

    Psalm 18:17-19 (NIV):
    He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
    from my foes, who were too strong for me.
    They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
    but the LORD was my support.
    He brought me out into a spacious place;
    He rescued me because He delighted in me.

    Psalm 18:30-32 (NIV):
    As for God, His way is perfect;
    the word of the LORD is flawless.
    He is a shield
    for all who take refuge in Him.
    For who is God besides the LORD?
    And who is the Rock except our God?
    It is God who arms me with strength
    and makes my way perfect.

  46. 296
    Julie says:

    "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. " Proverbs 31:25

    "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." Psalm 62:1-2

    "It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man." Psalm 118:8

  47. 297
    MaryD says:

    ‘Hear, O Israel,
    today you are drawing near for battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint.
    Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them,
    for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies,
    to give you the victory.

    Deut 20:3,4

  48. 298
    Amy says:

    David talking to Saul:
    The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine. I Samuel 17:37 NIV

  49. 299
    Cindy says:

    PS 28:8 NIV

    The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one

    PS 107:6 NIV

    Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble and he delivered them from their distress

  50. 300
    TamG says:

    But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1Cor 15:57
    English Standard Version

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Good Saturday Morning, Sweet Things!

***It’s Sunday evening and you just passed 500 comments on this post. YOU DID IT, GIRLS! Honestly, this is the most exhilarating thing I’ve ever seen. As you know, we’ve posted Scriptures many times, especially through our 2009 SSMT, but this is the first time we’ve had a theme like this. These verses will stand a woman to her feet and put a shout of praise on her tongue. Let’s remember this spot, Siestas, so we can return to it many times. As my grandmother used to say, “It’ll cure what ails ya.” Memorize the date of the post – 3/6/10 – and turn back to it any time you need Christ to fill your sweet soul with an extra measure of divine strength. Thank you so, so much for your participation here.

ORIGINAL POST:

I slept until 8:30 this morning! I can’t even remember the last time! I am so hyped up and happy I hardly know what to do! There ain’t no estimatin’ how different the world can look when we get a little sleep. Sometimes when we think we need a new man (I’m not thinking that right now, just using an example), a new job, a new set of kids, a new house, or a new friend, we may just need a nap. Maybe you can work one in today.

OK, Girls, I have a weekend assignment for you. I am so jazzed about our on-line journey through SLI and I am very happy with how it’s going. Please don’t misunderstand this to mean I’m not. I’m THRILLED with the honesty you guys are expressing and I hope you’ll keep it up. This is a safe place. But I agree with one of our sisters who said something like, “Let’s pour it out here but let’s get it dealt with and get out there and be strong.” All the moaning about how hard it is only makes it harder. Breaking Free will nearly kill you but then, if you stick with it, like many of us out here have, God will use it to turn around and heal you. We have to press through and not be so easily discouraged. Our attitudes will make or break us. Let me say just as quickly that so many of you have been tremendously encouraging in the journey even through the difficulty of what we’ve had to face. We just want to band together and reach out and pull some sisters up on their feet here.

Ladies, the devil knows that if we’re too scared to even face our insecurity, we’ll never get freed up from it. If we just put the book down because it’s too heavy, how are we supposed to get up? (No, you didn’t say you were putting it down and I’m so thankful for that. But I’m convinced it’s what the enemy’s trying to get some of us to do.) We can’t deal with what we won’t face. GIRLS, WE CAN DO THIS. Are you telling me it’s harder to face it and get over it than it is to deal with it day in and day out, letting it minimize us and make fools of us and mentor the next generation to be just like us? Not to me, it’s not. I’m a whole lot happier today than I was this time a year ago. Please, keep up the honesty and let’s work this thing out together but, if you are in Christ, stop giving yourself so little credit. YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. We can do ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens us. Let’s honor what He’s done for us by doing what it takes to accept it to the marrow of our bones. The question will ultimately be this: Do we believe what God’s Word says enough to act on it?

So, that brings us to our weekend assignment: (And this is not only for the ones going through SLI. All of us could use this.) Look up Scriptures that have to do with strength and power and victory and write some out in a comment to this post. Be sure to put the reference and the translation because your sisters will want to know where they can find many of them. Try to limit your comment to the actual Scripture so that we can read one after another and claim them for ourselves through the power of Christ in our inner man.

THEN, ladies, get on here and read some of them OUT LOUD. Restate them in first person between You and your God.

I’ll get us started with one I’m saying almost every morning right now. Isaiah 52:1 NIV says…

“Awake, awake, O Zion, clothe yourself with strength.”

I say it out loud and picture myself right then putting on the power and might of Christ like a coat. Sometimes I might even stretch my arms like I’m pulling them through sleeves. Go ahead and think I’m such a weirdo. It’s a well established fact but I have loved it and it’s working and, anyway, I think that kind of stuff makes God grin. I’ve used it in my journey to be physically restored after my surgery and through the pain of a badly herniated disk but it is just as pertinent to our present journey toward soul-deep security.

Your Siesta Mama loves you. This is how I would talk to my own daughters when they were growing up. They could well tell you that I only put up with “This is sooooooo haaaarrrrrddddd” so long. “It won’t be near as hard when you get your tail up and do it.”

Go for it, Girls! Get your tail up and do it. Let’s clothe ourselves with these:

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  1. 301
    Lisa says:

    "O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge." Psalm 62:8 (NLT)

    The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. Nahum 1:7 (NLT)

  2. 302
    Sharen says:

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

  3. 303
    Becky says:

    This is awesome!
    best homework assignment I've ever done.
    More please.

  4. 304
    Delores says:

    These have been in my scripture spiral since the day I started reading SLI:

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
    Eph 3:20

    Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.
    Phil 4:13 (The Message)

  5. 305
    Lisha Smith says:

    VICTORY IN JESUS — my Saviour, Forever…

    The victory is ours through his redeeming blood…

    Lisha
    Texas
    hangin' on to the 40s

  6. 306
    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 68:11-12 Amplified Bible

    The Lord gives the word [of power]; the women who bear and publish [the news] are a great host.

    The kings of the enemies' armies,
    they flee, they flee! She who tarries at home divides the spoil [left behind].

    This is GREAT!!

  7. 307
    soartoday says:

    Mary Watkins –

    Thank you for John 5….God had place "Get up" on my heart some time ago, but I just re-read John 5:6-8 and replaced, "him" with "me"…I believe that Verse 9 will happen to me too!

    Thanks to all the Siestas, how powerful is the Word!

  8. 308
    Marcia says:

    Isaiah 43:1-2
    Butnow, thus says the Lord, who created you o Jacob and who formed you O Israel; Fear NOT for I have redeemed you, I have call you by your name, you are mind. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you and through the rivers,they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.

  9. 309
    Joy says:

    Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation became his prized possession!

    James 1:17-18 NLT

  10. 310
    liz says:

    You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!
    NIV
    Psalm 68 34-35

  11. 311
    Robin says:

    NIV 2 Peter 1:3
    "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness."

  12. 312
    linda says:

    i'm sorry i don't have a verse to share at the moment but wanted to express my deep gratitude to all of you. i have been so overwhelmed these past days with feelings of discouragement and insignificance. this is such a blessed reminder that my strength is not in myself but in one so much greater than me. i love the idea of printing these out to have alongside me as i'm preparing for knee replacement surgery in a week. i'm much too young for it to be done and my mind is playing those games with me over it but again these verses will bring me much comfort and victory. thank you, sisters, for a wonderful and unexpected gift today!

  13. 313
    Vicki Cluxton says:

    Ps 68:34, 35
    Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies.
    You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.

    Amen!

  14. 314
    Retta says:

    Psalm 81:1(NAS) Sing for joy to God our strength; Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob.

  15. 315
    Betty B. says:

    "But those who hope in [wait upon] the Lord will renew their strength, They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not be faint."
    Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  16. 316
    Melissa says:

    He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

    Psalm 91:15

  17. 317
    Jackie says:

    And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people and they shall say, The Lord is my God. Zechariah 13:9 KJV

  18. 318
    Anonymous says:

    This is just too much! I have read my life verse over and over on these pages and it was just this morning I said to my dear man that this book is making me sick. I can't go on. I am finished chapter 7, but the ache is so BAD I am not sure I can finish this. Satan is working big time. I even said I can't go to see Beth when she has her ccn in April. I might get sick all over everyone. I really need prayer because I couldn't even find anyhting in the bible to help me sleep last night. There is a giant so big in me that I might explode and all I can do is cry.I was abused and molested starting at the age of 3 and here I am at 50 something and I am in torment. Please pray. And that being said makes me feel bad, sorry everyone. Rebecca

  19. 319
    Kristi says:

    2 Timothy 1:6-7

    "For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power, of love, and of self-discipline."

    Hmmm…maybe a spirit of dignity? 😉

  20. 320
    Elisabeth says:

    12"When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I'll listen. 13-14"When you come looking for me, you'll find me. "Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed." God's Decree. "I'll turn things around for you. I'll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you"—God's Decree—"bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on it."
    Jeremiah 29:12-14 (Msg)

  21. 321
    Rhonda says:

    The Lord is my strength and song,
    And He has become my salvation;
    This is my God, and I will praise Him;
    My father's God, and I will extol Him.

    The Lord is a warrior;
    The Lord is His name.

    Exodus 15:2-3 NASB

  22. 322
    marlies says:

    But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

    2 Thess 3:3 NIV

    Marlies, The Netherlands

  23. 323
    Denise Ferrell says:

    The Lord is my strength and my salvation.. whom shall I fear, whom shall I fear?

    I am also going through Esther and love.. He only wants to with hold the havoc from our lives… He has given us the ultimate gift.. His Son.. Thank YOU, dear Jesus!

  24. 324
    michellemabell says:

    Psalm 37:24 NASB

    When he falls,
    he will not be hurled headlong
    For the LORD is the one who holds his hand.

    Oh how I love this verse..!

  25. 325
    Darcy says:

    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.

    Zephaniah 3:19

  26. 326
    Elisabeth says:

    I just want to say that I got an iPhone yesterday. First time I've ever had the latest in anything. I am tickled pink right now over the fact that I have an icon right there on the phone entitled "Siestaville". Just a tap of the finger & I'm hanging out with women from all over the world doin this thang too. Yeah, all y'all! Yeah, Beth! Double yeah, Jesus!! I love you ALL!!!!!

  27. 327
    lisa x says:

    Dear Annonymous
    You are so beautiful and so loved. Please let me encourage you. GO FORWARD! Trust me. Read on. You are going to get to a place of prayer girl. It's going to move you to a place where you can hear the last half of the book. The last half is the "how to. . ." Don't give up now. You have come way too far. You must be a mighty strong girl or satan would work so hard to keep you away from this very freedom. And you better believe I'll pray for you girlfriend. I'll be seeing you at the dinner table of overcomers in Jesus. xoxoxoxo

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    Anonymous says:

    Psalm 28:7 NIV

    The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.

  29. 329
    Diana says:

    Psalm 29:11 NIV

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

  30. 330
    Lisa x says:

    Last Tuesday night at Beth's bible study . . . Lisa (worship leader) had us recite a verse. Does anyone know what that address is?

  31. 331
    mvhgirls says:

    "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."

    Acts 1:8 NIV
    Meredith Sloan
    Greer, SC

  32. 332
    mvhgirls says:

    "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."

    Acts 1:8 NIV
    Meredith Sloan
    Greer, SC

  33. 333
    Lisa says:

    Psalm 34:22
    The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants and none of them that trust in HIM shall be desolate.

    He is our sustainer ! Praise you Father!

  34. 334
    elawhorn says:

    "Even until your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you.

    Isaiah 46:4

  35. 335
    Margaret says:

    This is my spiritual Swiss Army Knife – always in my pocket, the all purpose tool that even makes it through security at the airport!

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13

  36. 336
    Anonymous says:

    ". . . Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? Is it is written: 'For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.' No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

    Romans 8:34-39 (NIV)
    Jennifer
    Tullahoma, TN

  37. 337
    Pam Houston says:

    Siesta Mama Beth is telling us true! My Mama used to tell me: "I can't never did do anything!" (She's still alive at 97!) So here's mine:

    "I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."

    Yes, I can! And so can all my darling Siesta's in Siestaville.

    Philippians 4:13

  38. 338
    marthahelen says:

    I was thinking to myself, "But this stronghold of insecurity feels goliath to me!" and God said to my heart, "well, what did David say to his Goliath?" here's what the man after God's own heart said when facing his own giant:
    (putting it in the context of insecurity)

    "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day, the Lord will deliver you, Insecurity, into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear (the usual means), for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you, insecurity, into our hands."
    1 Samuel 17:45-47 (NKJV)

    "'Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the Lord of hosts." Zech. 4:6 (NKJV)

    one of my memory verses from last year:

    "Only by Your power can we push back our enemies, only in Your name can we trample our foes.
    I do not trust in my bow,
    I do not count on my sword to save me, YOU are the One who gives us victory!"
    Ps. 44:5-7

  39. 339
    Clare Thayer says:

    Romans 7:24-8:2 (The Message)

    I've tried everything and nothing helps. I'm at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn't that the real question?
    The answer, thank God, is that Jesus Christ can and does. He acted to set things right in this life of contradictions where I want to serve God with all my heart and mind, but am pulled by the influence of sin to do something totally different.
    With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. those who enter into Christ's being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.

    Sweet victory, indeed!

  40. 340
    Michelle Butler says:

    Light, space, zest— that's God!
    So, with him on my side I'm fearless,
    afraid of no one and nothing.
    Psalm 27:1 The Message

    Just love it in this version!!!

  41. 341
    Kaitchie says:

    Everytime I log in to post It won't take my comment. I keep changing my password. What am I doing wrong? Kunfussed Kaitchie

  42. 342
    Margie by the Sea says:

    They have greatly oppressed me from my youth,
    but they have not gained the victory over me.

    Psalm 129:2 (NIV)

  43. 343
    Enjoying the journey, Karla says:

    "Establish my feet in your Word and do not let any iniquity have dominion over me" Psalm 119:133 (NIV)

  44. 344
    Ruth says:

    This has been sooo wonderful! I especially love Psalm 18 with this topic, so here are a few verses from that chapter:

    Psalm 18:17-19 (NIV):
    He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
    from my foes, who were too strong for me.
    They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
    but the LORD was my support.
    He brought me out into a spacious place;
    He rescued me because He delighted in me.

    Psalm 18:30-32 (NIV):
    As for God, His way is perfect;
    the word of the LORD is flawless.
    He is a shield
    for all who take refuge in Him.
    For who is God besides the LORD?
    And who is the Rock except our God?
    It is God who arms me with strength
    and makes my way perfect.

  45. 345
    Julie says:

    "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. " Proverbs 31:25

    "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." Psalm 62:1-2

    "It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man." Psalm 118:8

  46. 346
    MaryD says:

    ‘Hear, O Israel,
    today you are drawing near for battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint.
    Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them,
    for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies,
    to give you the victory.

    Deut 20:3,4

  47. 347
    Amy says:

    David talking to Saul:
    The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine. I Samuel 17:37 NIV

  48. 348
    Cindy says:

    PS 28:8 NIV

    The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one

    PS 107:6 NIV

    Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble and he delivered them from their distress

  49. 349
    TamG says:

    But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1Cor 15:57
    English Standard Version

  50. 350
    mitzi says:

    People with their minds set on You, You keep completely whole, Steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don't quit. Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord God you have a sure thing.

    Isaiah 26:3-4 message

    Keeping up Scripture Memory with my 2 daughters & a friend! Thanks so incredibly much for your inspiration & motivation! I love you!

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