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. 451
    Natalie says:

    Natalie, Olive Branch “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)

  2. 452

    Romans 13:14 NASB
    But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.

    Moscow, ID

    P.S. This snuck up on me. I hadn’t even registered yet that it was the 15th today.

  3. 453
    Sandi H. says:

    Sandi H., Holt, MO – “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (NIV) Short & sweet but what I need today.

  4. 454
    Cheryl says:

    Hephzibah, Ga

    For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are- yet was without sin. Hebrwews 4:15

    Love y’all dearly!!!!

  5. 455
    Phyllis Taylor says:

    Phyllis, Thunder Bay, ON. Canada
    Romans 15:13 NIV
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  6. 456
    Jane says:

    Jane – Irvine, CA: “Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” Psalm 31:24 NKJV

  7. 457
    Ashley Teague says:

    Ashley – Charlotte, “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,” – 2Cr 10:5 NASB

  8. 458
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Marietta, GA – “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

  9. 459
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Louisa, VA: For Easter!

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
    In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you. ~ 1st Peter 1:3-4 (NIV)

  10. 460
    Kathy Smith says:

    Kathy S., Hudsonville, MI
    Deuteronomy 13:4 (NLT)
    Serve only the Lord your God and fear him alone. Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him.

  11. 461
    Delaine says:

    Delaine, Plainview: “Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, He has identified you as His own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:29-32 (NLT)

  12. 462
    Robbyn says:

    Robbyn H., Dickinson, ND

    I Thess. 2:8 (NIV) “We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.”

  13. 463
    Amy Glandon says:

    Colossians 1: 18-20 NLT ” Christ is the head of the church, which is His body. He is the first of all who will rise from the dead, so He is first in everything. For God in all His fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and by Him God reconciled everything to Himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and earth by means of His blood on the cross.”

  14. 464
    OceanMommy says:

    Stephanie, Winder, GA

    I will walk with integrity of heart within my house. Psalm 101:2b (ESV)

  15. 465
    Colette says:

    Colette, Mesa, AZ.

    “Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.”
    Psalm 51:11 NIV

  16. 466
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, West Des Moines, IA

    Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

    Jeremiah 17:14 NIV

  17. 467
    Ryn says:

    Erin, Herndon, VA
    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    1 John 1:9 NKJV

  18. 468
    melody says:

    Melody from Crystal Springs-
    1 Chronicles 16:11 (King James Version)
    Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

  19. 469
    Catherine says:

    Catherine, Lee’s Summit, Missouri
    Psalm 90:12, TLB: “Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should.”

  20. 470
    Lisa S. says:

    Lisa, Kinston North Carolina
    Hebrews 7:25 NASB
    Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

  21. 471
    Melinda says:

    Hebrews 10:36 NIV You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

    Melinda, Independence, MO

    And Beth, thank you. I was ready to quit this morning. I’ll keep going now.

  22. 472
    Erin says:


    Romans 15:4 NIV
    For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

  23. 473
    Sherri says:

    “He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee.” Luke 24:6 KJV

  24. 474
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Madrid, Spain
    “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” I Corinthians 10:31 (NIV)

  25. 475
    Angie says:

    Angie, Toronto

    My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me”, and my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.

    Psalms 27:8

  26. 476
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Arcadia, CA
    Be on guard, stand firm in the faith. Be courageous, be strong. And do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NLT

  27. 477
    Camille says:

    Camille – Keller, TX:

    “I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.” Psalm 34:4-5 (NLT)

  28. 478
    Mary Kay says:

    Mary Kay
    “if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”
    Romans 12:8

  29. 479
    KAREN says:

    Karen, San Antonio, Texas
    “So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 NLT

  30. 480
    Jeannette says:

    Jeannette, Ellicott City, MD

    Isaiah 43:15,16 NLT

    “I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator and King.

    I am the LORD, who opened a way through the waters,
    making a dry path through the sea.”

  31. 481
    Lindy says:

    Lindy, Scott
    Philippians 4:6-7(NIV) – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

  32. 482
    Shellye of Queen City, TX says:

    “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things
    come up when the time comes.” Matthew 6:34 (MSG)

    I’m so excited to see what God has in store for us in Little Rock!

  33. 483
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, North Olmsted
    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. Is 30:18 NIV

  34. 484
    Carol Kilgore says:

    Carol – LaGrange, Ga. – 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. 1Cor 15:58 NIV

  35. 485
    Debbie says:

    Debbie Jacksonville

    “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

  36. 486
    AMY says:

    “Come and hear, all you who fear God;
    let me tell you what he has done for me.”
    Psalm 66:16 NIV

  37. 487
    Pamela says:

    Pamela, Lexington SC
    “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

  38. 488
    Jane says:

    Jane, Port Orchard,Wa. “Then he answered and said to me “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel saying, Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.” Zech. 4:6 NASB

  39. 489
    Kathy Wilshire says:

    Kathy W., Mansfield, TX
    Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. Is 30:18
    Thanks for this verse, Beth. It is perfect for me RIGHT NOW!

  40. 490
    Shandra Maxwell says:

    Proverbs 3:6 NIV In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

  41. 491
    Linda Gammon says:

    Linda, Blue Springs, MO:
    Still working, literally and spiritually, on the same section of Romans 12:
    verses 14-18 “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” ESV

  42. 492
    Marybeth says:

    Marybeth in Oxford, PA- “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to Him. Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done.” Colossians 2:6-7 NLT

    **This may take me two rounds to memorize 🙂 **

  43. 493
    Susan says:

    Susan – Maynard, MA

    Isaiah 50: 4-5 (Good News Translation)

    The Sovereign Lord has taught me what to say, so that I can strengthen the weary. Every morning he makes me eager to hear what he is going to teach me. The Lord has given me understanding, and I have not rebelled or turned away from him.

  44. 494
    Carolyn says:

    Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.
    Jonah 2:8 NIV

  45. 495
    Rebekah says:

    Rebekah – Fulton, MS

    “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”

    Philippians 4:19, NIV (1984)

  46. 496
    therhinestonecowgirl says:

    Lacey, Keller TX
    Lamentations 3:22 “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.”

  47. 497
    Billsgirl says:

    Mary Ann, Woodbury, MN

    But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

    2 Peter 3:18 (NIV)

  48. 498
    Savanna says:

    Savanna, Atlanta, GA

    I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands.
    Isaiah 49:15-16 New Revised Standard Version.

  49. 499
    April says:

    April Lopez, BonneyLake, Wa

    Isaiah 41:10 NIV

    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Praying for you all in Arkansas!!

  50. 500
    Bailey says:

    Bailey. Knoxville.

    1 Peter 4:8
    Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

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