My Fun Little Siesta Surprise!

Hey, Sweet Things! Do some of you remember me telling you that I had a little surprise for you in the works? THIS IS IT!!!!! Our very own Siesta Scripture Memory Team SPIRAL!!!! Inside are 30 blank index cards just begging to be filled with your choice of memory verses. I’m almost having to stand up to type because I am so pumped. For those of you who are new to our community, one of the things we prioritize and love to do around here is memorize Scripture. It is a huge part of calling the mind captive to Christ (2 Cor. 10:3-5) and most of us know from experience that our battles are won or lost in our MINDS. I have been actively memorizing Scripture as a primary Spiritual discipline since my early 30’s. I am thoroughly convinced that God used it to bring immeasurable healing to my mind, my memories, and my thought life. I tend toward obsessive thoughts and fears and unrelenting replays of bad memories and, when I fall away from actively hiding God’s Word in my heart, they come back with a vengeance. Anybody else? There are no words big enough to express the difference Scripture memory has made in my life. God also showed me along the way how much accountability and partnership can enhance the success of the discipline. Two years ago I was trying to decide who I should ask to be my accountability partner for that year and God brought the idea to my mind to make it the whole willing blog community and to offer accountability to them in return. The result was one of the neatest experiences we’ve ever had on this blog. I honestly have never felt the pleasure of God more fully over anything we’ve done here.

We created “The Siesta Scripture Memory Team” and each made it our goal to memorize 24 verses, two a month for that calendar year. We signed in on the first and fifteenth of each month with the present verse God was placing on our hearts. (We didn’t memorize the same one together. It works best if we each get to memorize the verses that most apply to our present lives and circumstances. However, I always offered my verse in case someone else was drawing a blank or felt that it also resonated with them. In those cases, some of us memorized the same thing.) We logged in twice a month with our first names, cities, verses, and translations and held each other accountable to get them hidden in our hearts for keeps. We worked hard and saw victory after victory over the flesh and the kingdom of darkness. We topped off the year with a free event in Houston for those who kept their commitment. The only ticket in was a well-used spiral. We had a BLAST. As long as I live, I’ll never forget what all of you looked like in pairs, saying half of your verses to one another.

Well, the SSMT (Siesta Scripture Memory Team) is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! We will begin January 1st. Look for very specific instructions next week on how to participate. (Hold off on as many questions as possible until that time because the post will answer so many.) Everyone is welcome! Even those who have never visited our blog before. Anyone who wants some accountability in memorizing Scripture is invited. Let me also quickly say that no one is pressured to participate. You won’t be an outcast here. We still do many other things on this blog. It’s just an offer made in much love to those who would benefit from it in their walk with Christ. Living Proof Ministries exists to encourage women to love the Lord Jesus Christ and walk with Him in His Word. This is one way we hope to accomplish our ongoing goal to the great glory of God.

Again, I will get you all the details within the next week BUT I needed to let you know NOW about our brand new, you-inspired SSMT spirals! Let me tell you a couple of things about them in advance:

*You are by no means required to have one to participate! These are strictly for those of you who want one! It is very easy to go to your neighborhood Walgreen’s, CVS or Target and grab a spiral of index cards. That’s what I’ve done every year up until now. (But, admit it, aren’t these the cutest things ever?? I.LOVE.IT. I am so thankful for Sabrina who jumped on the vision the moment I expressed it to her and for Cheryl Casey who listened carefully to the concept then created this design for it and for our beloved Cathy at Copy Doctor who sped ahead and got them printed. As we always say around here, it takes a village.)

*You are welcome to order one even if you don’t wish to participate in the SSMT. Many of us may not want the added pressure of 2 verses a month but we still like to keep a Scripture memory spiral. By all means! There is no legalism where these are concerned. If you want one, you can have one. If you don’t, you’re free!

*We very much wanted to serve you with this spiral and not attempt to make any profit off of it. We are offering it to you only at our cost plus shipping and handling. This is NOT a way for the ministry to make money. You’ll see that it is $3 plus S/H. Sabrina got the cost as low as possible. I was thrilled with this outcome.

*Now, listen to this part carefully. Once you place your order, we will turn them around as quickly as humanly possible. Please keep in mind that our staff is small but very willing to serve! We also have Christmas holidays to celebrate so the ministry will be closed part of the time. Many of you who order right away may have your spirals by January 1st but if we end up with several thousand orders (we have no idea what to expect), yours may not get to you until the second week or so of the new year. Please know that we’re going to get them to you as fast as we are physically able. Just write your first couple of verses on temporary index cards until you receive your order then write them again permanently in your spiral when you receive it. Sound good?

And, because I know someone’s going to demand to know now: yes, we are going to have another SSMT celebration (in mid-January 2012) for those who keep their commitments in 2011 but no one – let me say that again – NO ONE will be scorned for not showing up with this cool spiral. I mean that. I am also laughing out loud at the ridiculousness of it. I am acting like a nine year old.

OK, if you want one, here’s what you do. Copy and paste this link into your browser and it will take you straight to the order page:

http://www.lproof.org/store/product.asp?itemid=2011SMTspiral

Listen, even if you don’t care one iota about a spiral of blank index cards, please know that we at Living Proof Ministries so desire to serve you and cheer you on in your walk with Christ Jesus. He is everything to us around here. May He be thrilled to spend 2011 with us!

I love you,

Beth

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  1. 401
    Rosalyn Mellon says:

    Just wanted to share what I did for my spiral index card book this past year. I went right out and bought one but it was so plain. So I had some pretty scrapbook papers and I cut one to fit the cover and glued it in place to make my memory book pretty. With my label maker I made a title for it. I have enjoyed it all year. I have really enjoyed learning all the verse, I actually did 28 cause I did several passages grouped together. I have really needed these verses and I have had them in my heart to wield against Satan and his barbs!

  2. 402
    Anita says:

    So blessed! I went to order an SMT Spiral and there was a backorder of more than 6000 spirals! How exciting! God is so good.

  3. 403
    Kristen says:

    Beth & Team – I just wanted to thank you for making the PDF version of the memory cards available. My husband has been unemployed for 9 months now and we have ZERO extra money. I really wanted a spiral for the new year of memory work but knew it just couldn’t happen right now. I popped over to see an image of them & was brought to tears when I saw the download! Printed it out and am ready to go. Now I can make my own memory cards in style like so many of the team members joining! Thank you.

  4. 404
    Bettie says:

    Bettie, Wendell, NC
    Great is our Lord and mighty in power, his understanding has no limit. Psalm 147.5

  5. 405
    Karen says:

    Karen, Houston, Texas

    “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, to give you a future and a hope.”

    Jeremiah 29:11

  6. 406
    Deb says:

    Deb, Foxboro, MA Ephesians 5:15-16 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like ignorant people, but like wise people. Make good use of every opportunity you have, because these are evil days.
    Good News Translation

  7. 407
    Samantha Dawn, Louisville says:

    “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith who, by the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning it’s shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
    ~Hebrews 12:2 NIV

  8. 408
    Mary Rose says:

    Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6 NIV

  9. 409
    Kaptain Obvious says:

    2 Kinds of people….

    What would happen to the man who Believed God could do anything……
    and then believed God could use him to do it???..

    There are two kinds of people
    Where belief has concern
    Those who just do:
    And those yet to learn

    Belief starts out a something
    That you put in your head
    And not give into the thought
    I will do this instead

    I will believe what I know
    That’s now down in my heart
    Although the signs…
    have no appearance of start

    …But in belief that not matter
    Because your heart won’t agree
    If your belief is so big…..
    You know it takes more than ‘me’

    Belief will then come
    As we see: this I can do….
    Then take full advantage;
    Of the doors opened for you

    And you’ll find for yourself
    Seeing your belief to come true
    That’s when all you can say…….
    I believed someone could do

    ……There are two kinds of people
    That one can see from afar….
    You can believe it or not
    But just look where you are!

    -Kaptain Obviouus

    Thank you God for believing first!

  10. 410
    Beckie, South Point Ohio says:

    Matthew 11:28-30 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
    (KJV)

  11. 411
    Karen says:

    From the fullness of His Grace, we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16

  12. 412
    Sara Williams says:

    The Lord is slow to anger and great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of His feet. Nahum 1:3 NIV

  13. 413
    Angela Jo says:

    Beth! This is so great. Thank you so much for the way you allow God to continually work through you and bless the lives of women everywhere! To God be the glory – Angela

  14. 414
    Donna says:

    Donna/Satsuma

    Consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. James 1: 2-3 NIV

  15. 415
    bianca says:

    I love you, Lord; You are my strength
    Psalm 18:1 NLT

  16. 416
    Karen says:

    Karen, Houston, Texas

    Romans 12:12
    Be glad for all God is planning for you you. Be patient in trouble and prayerful always.

  17. 417
    Pat says:

    Pat, Cleburne, Texas
    “Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say i again rejoice” Philippians 4:4

  18. 418
    Bettie says:

    Bettie, Wendell, NC
    Jeremiah 29:12 (NIV)
    Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

  19. 419
    Angela says:

    I just found this blog and am so excited. What is the deadline to join the Scripture Memory Team?

  20. 420
    Karen says:

    Psalm 86.7

    “I call you in times of trouble, because you will answer me.”

  21. 421
    Karen says:

    Karen, Houston, Texas

    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
    in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

  22. 422
    Elizabeth Scheller says:

    Joshua 1:8 “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” NKJ Version

  23. 423
    Karen says:

    Isaiah 41:10

    Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold your with my victorious right hand.

  24. 424
    Karen says:

    1 Peter 3:12

    They eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers.

  25. 425
    Karen says:

    Proverbs 18:24

    Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.

  26. 426
    karen says:

    John 3:16

    For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

  27. 427
    karen says:

    Psalm 46:10

    Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

  28. 428
    Karen says:

    Proverb 3:5,6

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

  29. 429
    karen says:

    Psalm 46:1

    “God is our refuge and strength an ever-present help in trouble.” NIV

  30. 430
    Dana says:

    Hey siesta girlfriends,New Zealand is joining in for this great and inspiring project to learn the Word Of God TOGETHER. What a great joy.Love you all.

  31. 431
    Glenda in Minnesota says:

    This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

    1 John 5:14 NIV

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