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. 501
    Shannon Garlington says:

    Shannon G., Jackson, MS- “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul.” Psalm 19:7 NIV

  2. 502
    Marsha Middleton says:

    Marsha Lee’s Summit MO

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Col 3:16 NKJ

  3. 503
    Chris E. says:

    Chris, Louisville, KY
    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16, NKJV

  4. 504
    Roxanne says:

    Roxanne, Greenwood, LA, 2 Corinthians 4:1-7, KJV:

    “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”

  5. 505
    julie says:

    julie,kentucky Your love,O LORD, reaches to the heavens,your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousnessis like the mighty moutains,your justice like the great deep.O LORD you preserve both man and beast.How priceless is your unfailing love! Psalm 36:5-7

  6. 506
    Amy says:

    Amy, Moncks Corner, SC. “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, ESV

  7. 507
    Martha says:

    Martha, Ashdown, AR

    that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

    Colossians 1:10 (NKJV)

  8. 508
    Jo Ann says:

    Jo Ann, Philadelphia suburbs. “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phl 1:6 NAS

  9. 509
    Lisha Smith says:

    Lisha – Texas: “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

  10. 510
    JennLee says:

    JennLee, Perfect Austin, TX

    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.

    Romans 15:!3, NIV

  11. 511
    MrsRitz says:

    Carla Ritz – Lock Haven, PA. “For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.” NASB

  12. 512
    Cary H. says:

    Cary, Celina, TX

    The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

    Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

  13. 513
    Karen Davis says:

    Karen, Vancleave, MS

    “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

    Romans 15:13 NAB (Catholic Edition)

  14. 514
    Leslie Nobles says:

    Leslie Currie, NC NIV Is. 30:18
    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.

  15. 515
    ginger says:

    ginger, Trussville: Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, foe the Lord your God is the One who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 (NAS)

  16. 516

    Sallie, Tupelo, MS
    “Consider it pure joy, my brothers,WHENEVER you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perserverance.” James 1:2-3 NIV

  17. 517
    madeleine says:

    madeleine,corrales, But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God,my savior, my God will hear me. Micah7:7 NIV

  18. 518
    Kim D. says:

    Kim, Louisville, KY
    So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,'” says the Lord Almighty. Zechariah 4:6, NIV

  19. 519
    Christine says:

    Christine, Phoenix: “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Romans 10:10 (NIV)

  20. 520

    Diane – Chesapeake, VA.

    “And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness – secret riches.
    I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.”

    Isaiah 45:3 NLT

  21. 521
    Sharon Lee says:

    Sharon, Riverside, Ca.

    My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
    Your face, Lord, I will seek.
    Psalm 27:8 NIV

  22. 522

    For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Galatians 5:6, NIV

  23. 523
    Suzanne says:

    Suzanne – Knoxville, TN: “Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” – Psalm 37:4 KJV

  24. 524
    DM says:

    Darcy from Navarre, FL
    Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility,, meekness, longsuffering, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another, even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
    Colossians 3:12

  25. 525
    Jane Smolen says:

    Jane, Normal IL

    Jeremiah 17:7-8 (Amplified Bible)
    7[Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is. 8For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit.

  26. 526
    Beth says:

    Beth. Stillwater. 2 Timothy 2:22 (NASB) “Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”

  27. 527
    Jennifer L. says:

    Jennifer, North Charleston – “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

  28. 528
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany, ATL

    “He delivered us from such deadly peril, and He will deliver us again. On Him we set our hope that will deliver us again. 1 Cor. 1:10 ESV

  29. 529
    Mary Anne Jester says:

    Mary Anne, Gilbert, LA. “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.” James 1:19-20 HCSB NIV

  30. 530
    Freida says:

    Freida, Chatham, LA “And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.” Galatians 6:9 NASB

  31. 531
    Liz U. from Ocean Springs, MS says:

    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)

  32. 532
    Charissa says:

    Charissa – West Chester, OH

    Luke 12:25 NIV Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?

  33. 533
    Patty Laramore says:

    Patty, Ada, OK
    “Every word of God is flawless;
    he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”
    Proverbs 30:5 (NIV)

  34. 534
    Kathy B says:

    Kathy, Hendersonville.
    “Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation–but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. Romans 8:12 NIV

  35. 535
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Decatur, TX: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 NKJV

  36. 536
    Carol says:

    Carol, Gig Harbor “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.” Romans 12:16 NIV

  37. 537
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Vancouver BC. For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4:12 NLT

  38. 538
    Patti says:

    Patti, Northville “Study God and his strength,seek his presence day and night” ~ 1 Chronicles 16:11 (MSG)

  39. 539
    Lynn says:

    Lynn, Springfield, MO – John 10:10 (Msg) “A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”

  40. 540
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Plano, TX: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalms 136:1 (NIV)

  41. 541
    Emily says:

    Emily from Washington, DC … “So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ-that’s where the action is. See things from His perspective.” Colossians 1:1-2 (The Message)

  42. 542
    Meredith says:

    Philippians 4:6 (NASB)
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

  43. 543
    all shall be well says:

    karen, Cheney, WA

    “The LORD bless thee and keep thee:
    The LORD make His Face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
    The LORD lift up His Countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”

    Numbers 6:24-26 (KJV) 🙂

  44. 544
    Lyli says:

    Lyli, Fort Lauderdale:

    “We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ” (Colossians 1:28, NIV).

  45. 545
    pam says:

    Pam, Oregon.
    Proberbs 18:8 NIV
    “The wise in heart accept commands,
    but a chattering fool comes to ruin.”

  46. 546
    Sandie in Fiddletown, CA says:

    1 Oh LORD, you have searched me and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Psalm 139:1-3 NIV

  47. 547
    Dana, San Angelo, Tx. says:

    “God is our refuge and strength. A very present help in trouble.” Ps 46:1

    Need strength for wilderness season.

  48. 548
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Topeka, KS: Isaiah 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” KJV

  49. 549
    Erin says:

    Erin, Lolo, MT “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” Habakkuk 3:18 NIV

  50. 550
    pam says:

    Pam, Birmingham. “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 this verse and how it relates to victims of human trafficking!!!

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