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. 350
    Gena says:

    Gena, Elgin TX

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

  2. 351
    Audrey Toney says:

    Audrey Toney : Have mercy on me, O GOd, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.

    Psalm 57: 1

  3. 352
    Eleanor says:

    North Palm Beach, FL

    Isaiah 41:18 ESV

    “I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.”

  4. 353
    Kendra says:

    Kendra – Middle East
    ’12 When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen. 13 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.’
    Jeremiah 29:12-13 The Message

  5. 354
    Joyce says:

    Joyce, Churubusco, IN
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
    Romans 12:12 NIV

  6. 355
    Mollie says:

    Friendswood, TX

    For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, 6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear. – 1 Peter 3:5-6

  7. 356
    Patti says:

    Patti, Colorado

    Speak and act as those who will be judged by a law that gives freedom. For judgment is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But mercy triumphs over judgment.

    James 2:12-13 Net Bible

  8. 357
    Charlotte Skadal says:

    Charlotte, Houston “The grass withers and the flowers fall but the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8) NIV

  9. 358
    Lynn, Pecos NM says:

    The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2. Cor 10:4-5 NIV

  10. 359
    Julia Schmaltz says:

    Julia, The Woodlands, TX

    “If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, being jealous of one another.”
    Galatians 5:25-26 (NET)

  11. 360
    Ericka says:

    Ericka from Athens, GA:
    “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45 (NKJV)

  12. 361
    Colleen says:

    Colleen, Mae Sot, Thailand
    The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.
    Psalm 37: 23-24 NLT

  13. 362
    Sacha says:

    Sacha, Midland, TX “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” I Peter 5:8 (NIV)

  14. 363
    Cara, Greeneville, Tennessee says:

    Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Ephesians 4:29, KJV

  15. 364
    becca banana says:

    Salem, Oregon

    Isaiah 55:12 (NIV)

    You will go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
    the mountains and hills
    will burst into song before you,
    and all the trees of the field
    will clap their hands.

  16. 365
    Kathy Cubley says:

    Kathy, Shreveport,La.
    James 1:5 NIV
    If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask of God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

  17. 366
    Penny (Hoover, AL) says:

    Beth and I chose the same verse this go round! It touched my heart yesterday during my quiet time and I knew I had to hide this one in my heart!

    James 3:17 (NIV)

    But the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

  18. 367
    Gizmo says:

    Gizmo, Spring Branch,TX

    “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” I Corinthian 12:9 (NIV)

  19. 368
    Heidi says:

    Heidi, McDonough, GA

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

  20. 369
    dora says:

    I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made know to you everything I have heard from my father. John 15:15

    DORA, TN

  21. 370

    “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

    Nashville, TN

  22. 371

    Tabitha Lewis

    Greenville, SC

    But for me it is GOOD to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge; that I may tell of all your works! ~ Psalm 73:28 (ESV)

  23. 372
    Sara says:

    Sara Springfield, Mo
    KJV Isaiah 41:13
    For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

  24. 373
    Kim says:

    Kim, Great Bend, KS. “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” Psalm 31:24 (NIV)

  25. 374
    Kathy from Shattuck, OK says:

    Shattuck, OK
    Psalm 62:2 (NIV) “He alone is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”

  26. 375
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Marietta, GA: Psalm 42:11 – “Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.” (NIV)

  27. 376
    Shiffra says:

    Shiffra, Vicksburg, MI

    “The heavens declare the glory of G-d; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:1 (NIV)

  28. 377
    Mary Calvin says:

    This is Mary in Austin! 2 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV) His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

  29. 378

    Dianne – Hartselle, AL

    For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.

    Romans 6:6 (NIV)

  30. 379
    Debra Polach says:

    Debra from Calgary Alberta

    Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. You must make allownance for each others faults and forgive the person who offends you. And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony.
    Colossians 3:12-14

  31. 380
    Anonymous says:

    Christie, Westport
    Jeremiah 32:17
    “Ah, Lord God! Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power and by Thine outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for Thee,”

  32. 381
    Kris says:

    Kris, Westbrook, Maine

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

    John 14:27 NIV

  33. 382
    Letha says:

    Letha; Mountain Home, Arkansas; “My soul, wait only upon God and SILENTLY SUBMIT to Him, for my hope and expectation are from Him. He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense and my Fortress. I shall not be moved.” Psalm 62:5-6; Amplified

  34. 383
    Brenda says:

    Brenda~Hudsonville, MI

    And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

    Colossians 3:17 NIV

  35. 384
    Jodi says:

    Jodi, Fairhope, AL: Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 NKJV

  36. 385
    jean says:

    Jean, Columbus, Ohio – Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:16 KJV

  37. 386
    Tara G. says:

    Kyiv, Ukraine

    For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    2 Peter 1:8 (NIV)
    {continuing with my memorization of v. 3-8}

  38. 387
    Leanne says:


    “…God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. Therefore, my dear friends, flee…”
    1 Cor. 10:13-14

  39. 388
    Deb says:

    Deb, Windsor, CT:

    “Finally, brothers, whatever is grue, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8, NIV

  40. 389
    Andrea Porter says:

    Andrea, Pottstown
    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
    Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  41. 390
    r says:

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

    Please pray for my friend and her kids as her husband committed suicide yesterday.

  42. 391
    Susan says:

    Susan, Andover,KS:
    “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” Revelation 4:8b (NIV)

  43. 392
    Susan says:

    Susan – Statesville, NC

    We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. 2 Cor. 10:5 (NAS)

  44. 393
    crimeanmsnry says:

    Dolly, Middletown, OH
    My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips. When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Psa. 63:5,6 KJV

  45. 394
    Carrie says:

    Carrie, Boston, MA
    “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?” Exodus 15:11 (ESV)

  46. 395
    Happy Heart says:

    Jeannie, Valdosta GA
    NAS Colossians3:23-
    Whatever you do, do your work heartily as for the Lord, rather than for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward for your inheritance. It is the the Lord Christ whom you serve.

  47. 396
    Kelli Heise says:

    Kelli, Anaheim Philippians 1:6 NLT
    And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

  48. 397
    Anita says:

    Anita- Gardner, Ks

    May your unfailing love rest upon us, oh Lord, even as we put our hope in you.

    Ps 33:22 (NIV)

  49. 398
    Susan B. says:

    Susan, Meredith, NH, “The righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!”–Ps. 68:3, ESV

  50. 399
    Tanya says:

    Tanya from West Paducah, Ky. “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might now sin against you.” Psalm 119:11 ESV

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