2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 4!

Hey, you Scripture-memory buffs! I pray that your verses are bearing fruit and that they’re right there on the tip of your tongue when you’re tempted to say something the polar opposite of God’s will. That’s one of many things I like about memory work. It’s seems out of place to use the same mouth that has been spouting Scripture to spout off a bunch of trash. That doesn’t mean we never do it but it does mean we’re likely to feel miserable over it and think twice the next time.

Two times in a row our SSMT has fallen on a Bible study day so I am forced to be much briefer than I’d like. My heart toward you is bigger than my words, particularly today. Tonight’s lesson is especially pressing because I’m further behind in preparation than I’d normally be if I hadn’t had a taping over the weekend and spent the end of last work-week getting ready for it. Yada yada yada. I am woman, hear me whine.

I bet some of you feel the same way I’ve felt over the last week: too much on your plate. Looking at all of it in one big heap on your desk or your calendar can be demoralizing. Thursday I had one of those days when you can hardly make it to your car after work without bursting into tears. On the way home I felt like God was telling me to humble myself and get the word out that I needed prayer and by the next day I felt a world better. (Some nights you just go to bed early out of love for the people who live with you.) A couple of other things have really helped me today. They seem elementary but, if so, why don’t we ever seem to learn them once and for all? Here’s what they are: Remembering to…

1)   TAKE ONE THING AT A TIME! God’s grace really is sufficient and He really does meet all our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. As much as we want to see all that manna heaped up in a mountain of provision a week in advance alongside those upcoming demands, His promise in Philippians 4:19 is to meet each one AT THE TIME WE NEED IT. Thank You, Lord. If we could learn to live in this present moment with this present provision, oh, man, life would be so much less stressful, wouldn’t it?

2)   SAY NO. I have managed to get that most distasteful word for the people-pleasure out of my mouth two times today to people I really, really, really didn’t want to say no to. People I love a ton. People I want very much to please. But the fact is, I don’t have a single other yes in my pocket right now. Not one. For this moment, I am completely bereft of extra yeses. Anybody else? So it’s got to be no. Help us, Lord. We need so much help to say yes to no.

Anyway, that’s not what we’re doing on here today. We’re on here to spout off our Siesta Scripture Memory Team Verse 4!

I am continuing out of the Book of James. This round I’m going with James 3:17 –

Beth, Houston. “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.” James 3:17 The NET Bible (Is that a mouthful or what??)

For any of you who could use some ideas, the alternative verse I’m selecting for today outside of James may as well be the one I mentioned a couple of paragraphs earlier. If you’ve never memorized this one, stick it toward the top of your list. It’s a staple in the mental pantry of the believer.

“And my God will supply your every need according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 The NET Bible

And from The Message:

You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, His generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus.

And that is a promise, Sweet Thing. Eyes up. Chins up. Joy up.

And maybe…just maybe…say yes to no.

Just for fun, here are a couple of pictures from Valentine’s dinner last night. We didn’t have the Fitzpatricks with us because they had their own plans for their third anniversary. Can you believe it’s been that long? We missed them but had a ton of fun anyway. Here are two darling couples I got to stare at across the table. I love them each so much.

We are ecstatic to have Travis and Angela in town and the rest of the worship team lands today. They’ll lead us tonight at Bible study. Wooooohooooooo!

Are they darling or what? For any of you newcomers, that’s Amanda, my firstborn, and Curtis, her wonderful man.

This picture didn’t come out well because the lighting was so bright so I did it in black and white and it looked even goofier but, anyway, at least you know I really did go with them to dinner.

And, in case I haven’t yet bored you to utter oblivion, here is one more that Trav took with his phone:

OK, that’s it! If you’re missing my Valentine, he had to be out of town for a work thing but I will see him soon and got beautiful roses and funny text messages all day.

Let’s hear each of your fourth verses, Siestas! Name, city, verse and translations please!

I love you guys.


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  1. 701
    Vickie says:

    Vickie, Decatur, Texas
    “Make me know your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For you I wait all the day.”
    Psalm 25:4-5 NASB

  2. 702
    Sonjia says:

    Sonjia, Raleigh, MS: “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” James 3:17 NKJV

  3. 703
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer Stone, Point Judith, RI

    “We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed.”
    2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJ

  4. 704
    jill hoke says:

    Jill, Palm Coast

    But I will lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands.

    Exodus 20:6 NLT

  5. 705
    Mary H. says:

    Mary H.
    Ardmore, AL

    Colossians 4: 2
    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

  6. 706
    emi says:

    emi, white house…But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 NIV

  7. 707
    BeckyB says:

    Becky: Beaverton, OR

    The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.

    Romans 8:7-8 NIV

  8. 708
    Abi says:

    Abi, Tulsa: “For the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up and show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” Isaiah 30:18 NIV

  9. 709
    Margaret says:

    Margaret, Coeur D’ Alene

    John 15:5 NKJV
    I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

  10. 710
    Beverly Hudson says:

    Beverly, Pearland, TX
    Adonai is good,
    a stronghold in time of trouble;
    He takes care of those
    who take refuge in Him.
    Nahum 1:7
    Complete Jewish Bible

  11. 711
    Beth says:

    Beth. Stillwater. Romans 12:14-15 “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. (NIV).

  12. 712
    Cheryl says:

    Ephesians 6:16 (ESV)
    In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one.

  13. 713
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Springdale Arkansas:

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

    Colossians 3:12 (NIV)

  14. 714
    Julie says:

    Julie, Carlsbad, Ca “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  15. 715
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Jenks, OK

    “Seek the Lord [inquire for Him, inquire of Him, and require Him as the foremost necessity of your life], all you humble of the land who have acted in compliance with His revealed will and have kept His commandments; seek righteousness, seek humility [inquire for them, require them as vital]. It may be you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger… The Lord in the midst of her is [uncompromisingly] righteous; He will not do iniquity. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He fails not, but the unjust [person] knows no shame.”
    ~Zephaniah 2:3 and 3:5

  16. 716
    Yolanda says:

    Ulysses, KS.

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

  17. 717
    Cyndy says:

    Cyndy, Columbia, SD
    Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
    1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 NIV

  18. 718
    Stephanie C says:

    Stephanie, Houston, TX

    You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Phil 4:19 The Message

  19. 719
    bek says:

    Brenda, St. Peters, MO

    “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” ~ Phil. 4:19 NKJV

  20. 720
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, St. Petersburg, Colossians 3:3-4 (NIV)

    For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

  21. 721
    Betty Nobles says:

    Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13:12

  22. 722
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn, Greenwood, MS

    God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with its turmoil.
    (Psalm 46:1-3 HCSB)

  23. 723
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, SD
    Deuteronomy 8:3 (NIV) “He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.”

  24. 724
    Emma says:

    Emma, Olathe, KS
    Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 3:13-13 ESV

  25. 725
    Ryn says:

    Erin, Herndon, VA
    And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
    1 John 1:4-5

  26. 726
    Misti says:

    Misti F Athens, AL
    This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. Jn 15:8 NIV

  27. 727
    Mary says:

    Mary Arnold Durham, NC: “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
    Colossians 4:6 NIV

  28. 728
    Peggy says:

    And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 NIV

  29. 729
    Carol says:

    Carol, Warrenton – 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4: 7-8 NIV

  30. 730
    Marianne Foriska says:

    Marianne, Saegertown,PA

    “Therefore,as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

  31. 731
    Linda says:

    Linda, Houston, And my God will supply your every need according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 The NET Bible

  32. 732
    Abby says:

    Abby, Warrenton – 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4: 7-8 NIV

  33. 733
    Hannah K. says:

    Hannah: Maryland; Philippians 3:7-8 “But what things were gain to me, those I counted but loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.” (KJV)

  34. 734
    Cyndi says:

    If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the one who falls and has no one to help him up! Ecclesiastes 4:10 NIV

  35. 735
    Lynn says:

    Red Deer, AB Canada

    …And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
    Micah 6:8 NIV

  36. 736
    Cassandra White, Stone Mountain GA says:

    Proverbs 10:22

    The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich and addeth no sorrow with it.


  37. 737
    Cindy says:

    St. Pete Beach, FL

    Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people he chose for his inheritance.
    Psalm 33:12 NIV

  38. 738
    Becky says:

    Becky, Whitehall, “He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 NIV

  39. 739
    Jamie says:

    Psalm 18:19 NKJV
    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.

    Jamie from Magnolia Texas

  40. 740
    Amber says:

    Amber, Castle Rock, CO:

    Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.

    Jeremiah 17:7 ESV

  41. 741
    tamara says:

    Tamara, Alabama: “I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.” Lamentations 3: 19-22, NIV

  42. 742
    Lynn says:

    Lynn, Lake Villa, IL

    Jeremiah 24:6 NIV

    My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them.

  43. 743
    phalamims says:

    Phala, Thomasville, AL
    And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you. Romans 8:11, NIV

  44. 744
    Michelle Weihing says:

    Michelle, Frisco, Tx – NIV – Phil 4:19 – And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

  45. 745
    Cindy Paul says:

    Cindy, Spokane WA
    “That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” Phillipians 2:15 ESV

  46. 746
    Linda Baron says:

    Linda, Bend, OR. Isaiah 33:6 NIV
    He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.

  47. 747
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Frankfort, IL
    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
    Psalm 90:10 NIV

  48. 748
    Lynn - Louisville, KY says:

    “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1 (NAS)

  49. 749
    Jackie says:

    Los Angeles, CA

    Psalm 63:3-5
    “Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you.
    I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
    I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth
    will praise you.”

  50. 750
    Sue, Lenoir City, Tn. says:

    Romans 12:21 NTLB

    Don’t let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good.

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