2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 8!

Hey, Darling Things! I am on my way to our Little Rock Living Proof Live with much joy, anxiousness, and anticipation and pure-dee desperation for Jesus to show up. He’s all we’ve got to offer. And, gloriously, He’s all we need.

Don’t even think of dropping out of our Scripture Memory Team! If you let the Word dwell in you richly, I promise you that, when this calendar year closes, you will have experienced a completely different 12 months than you would have if you’d let your own opinions, agendas, quandaries, fears, feelings, insecurities, and bondage dwell in you richly. God’s Word WORKS. He sends it forth with accomplishing power. Don’t just memorize the words. BELIEVE THEM. Take them all the way to your heart and apply them to your real, live experience.

My verse this time around is one I’ve loved for a long time, especially as it’s worded in the NIV, but I’ve never committed it to memory. You’re welcome to join me if you don’t have another one planned. Here goes:

Beth, Houston. “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” Isaiah 30:18 NIV

I love you guys. Stay with it, Sisters! Jesus is so worthy.


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  1. 1
    Missi says:

    Missi- Walker, LA:
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13 NKJV

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      Lori- Houston, Texas says:

      For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans for prosperity not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope.
      Jeremiah 29:11

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    Suzan, Beckley WV says:

    For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.

    Not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

    For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

    Ephesians 2:8-10, NASB

  3. 3
    ValerieGail says:

    Valerie – Fultondale, AL

    “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,”

    Philippians 2:3  NIV

  4. 4
    Michele says:

    Liverpool, NY
    ὁ δὲ θεός μου πληρώσει πᾶσαν χρείαν ὑμῶν κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος αὐτοῦ ἐν δόξῃ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ. τῷ δὲ θεῷ καὶ πατρὶ ἡμῶν ἡ δόξα εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων, ἀμήν. Phil 4.19-20, NA27

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      kathleen says:

      Miss Michele
      we’re next to each other this time…yahoo!!! You go girl keep pressing on…this is so much fun!! AND I’m on top of this too…big AMEN to that…come on rest of you siestas WE CAN DO THIS!!!

      • elaine says:

        thank you Kathleen for the encouragement… my friends and I are finding it more and more difficult to press on…. sticking through alongside you, siesta! love your romans verse though….. might steal it for the future….

        • kathleen says:

          Miss Elaine
          You try this to help stick to it…say the verses out loud every am before one toe hits the floor out of bed…take just a moment and what a way to start the day…then at night lay in bed and say them out loud then close your eyes and rest in the arms of Jesus….works for me. Love your pup’s picture mine died 8 months ago Im doing scripture memory verses on the theme of heaven and those promises very cheering!!! PRESS ON SIESTA..PRESS ON!!

  5. 5
    kathleeen says:

    Miss Kathleen
    Bernardsville, NJ
    Romans 8:18
    ” I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

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    GJ says:

    Hawkinsville, GA

    1 John 2:6 (ESV)

    Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

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    Viki, Gordonsville, VA says:

    “And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To Him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.”
    1 Peter 5:10,11 NIV

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    Erika says:

    Erika, Chester VA
    I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the LORD you God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him, for this is your life a and the length of your days. Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NAS

  9. 9

    Susan (Nokomis, IL) And you have a full and true life in Christ, who is ruler over all rulers and powers. Colossians 2:10 (NCV)

  10. 10
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Queen City: “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
    I Corinthians 13:13 (NKJV)

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    Bombey says:

    Bombey, Houston
    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
    Matthew 11:28 NIV84

  12. 12
    Vicki says:

    Vicki Knott
    Greenwood, SC

    And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transormed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NIV)

  13. 13
    Connie Beasley says:

    Connie, Reidville, SC

    “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” This He said signifying by what death He would die.

    John 12:32-33, NKJV

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    Jeannette says:

    Jeannette, Land O Lakes, FL

    “now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1(NIV)

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    Dawn says:

    Dawn – Orland Park, IL:

    “For the angel of the LORD is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.” Psalm 34:7 (NLT)

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    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah New Palestine, Indiana

    Romans 8:28

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (NIV)

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    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Florida “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” John 15:11

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    Joyce Klumper says:

    Joyce, Wahpeton ND
    I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
    Romans 12:1-2 NASB

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    Laura Copenhaver says:

    Laura From Canton MI

    So if you find life difficult because you’re doing what God said, take it in stride. Trust him. He knows what he’s doing, and he’ll keep on doing it.
    1 Peter 4:19

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    marci in amsterdam says:

    Marci Amsterdam
    Phillipians 2:5-7
    Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: who, being in the very nature God, did not consider equality something to be grasped, but made himself nothing taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. (NIV)

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    Kerry says:

    Kerry, Nederland, Texas
    Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others.
    1 Thess. 4:11-12, New Living Translation

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    Stephanie Estabrooks says:

    Knoxville, TN

    “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age . . .” (Titus 2:11-12, ESV)

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    Georganne Thomas says:

    Georganne, Piedmont, Oklahoma Hebrews 12:11 NIV

    No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

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    Wanda says:

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

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    Carol Peavy says:

    But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

    I Corinthians 15:57-58 NIV

    Carol Peavy
    Jena, LA

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    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Overland Park, KS

    “Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.”

    Romans 13:7 ESV

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    tolkienfan says:

    Lori, Pine Island, MN

    “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.” 2 Corinthians 10:3 NIV

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    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Rochester, NY : “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” ~ Matt. 6:25 (NIV)

  29. 29
    Linda Dwyer says:

    Olathe, KS Psalm 143:8 NLT “Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.”

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    Volleyball Ginger says:

    Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

    I Cor. 15:58 NIV

    Wetumpka, AL

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    Alicia Fannin says:

    Alicia Fannin, NE Ky.

    “To be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.” Titus 2:5 NIV

  32. 32
    Diane, Centerville UT says:

    Galations 6:90 Ane let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart”. NKJV

  33. 33
    Kimberly Orr says:

    Kimberly Orr-Zionsville, Indiana

    Live in harmony with one another, be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8 NIV
    Gracious is the LORD and righteous; our God is merciful. Psalm 116:5 NIV

  34. 34
    Charmaine, San Angelo says:

    The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.
    2 Samuel 22:2, NIV

  35. 35
    Gwen says:

    Gwen, Kennesaw, GA
    “People with their minds set on you, you keep completely whole, Steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don’t quit.” Isaiah 26:3 The Message

  36. 36
    Judy says:

    Judy Fuquay Varina, NC

    Psalm 121: 7-8 The Lord will keep you from all harm- he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. NIV

  37. 37
    Erin says:

    Erin in Birmingham, AL
    “Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart.”
    Jeremiah 15:16 ESV

  38. 38
    Crystal Bowman says:

    Crystal, Munford, TN

    See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us as an inheritance.

    2 Chronicles 20:11 NIV

  39. 39
    Jane Inman says:

    Kokomo, IN
    “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” Psalm 46:1-2

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    Cheri Rolando says:

    Cheri– Savage,MN

    1 Timothy 4:7-8 NIV
    Train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

  41. 41
    beckyjomama says:

    Becky Jo
    Chesterfield MI

    “O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You, my body longs for You, in a dry & weary land where there is no water.”
    Psalm 63:1 NIV

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    Susan says:

    Piedmont; Ps. 63:7-8
    “Because You are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings. I cling to You; Your strong right hand holds me securely.”

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    Kristy, Woodstock, GA:
    Acts 3:19 “Therefore, repent and return so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”

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    Lynn_H says:

    Lynn- Pflugerville, Tx

    “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18

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    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer Lutz, Florida

    Joining you Beth!

    “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” Isaiah 30:18 NIV

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    Karen says:

    Karen, Dover, NH “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” Psalm 90:14 (NIV)

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    Margie by the Sea says:

    Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)
    18 “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
    19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
    I am making a way in the desert
    and streams in the wasteland.

    Hilton Head Island, SC

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    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Shattuck, OK
    Ephesians 1:5-6 (NIV)
    “In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will-to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.”

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    Sarah Bradfield says:

    Sarah, Euharlee. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled around your waist with the breastplate of righteousness in place. NIV Ephesians 6:13-14

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    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Midlothian, VA. “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10, NASB

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