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. 701
    Hollie says:

    Hollie, near Waco, TX:

    “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.”

    Proverbs 3: 5-6 NIV

  2. 702
    Kristie says:

    Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21 NIV
    Queen City, TX

  3. 703
    Molly says:

    Molly, Macon, GA
    Jude 24 NKJV. “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy.”

  4. 704
    Courtney says:

    Courtney, Fort Collins, CO “Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original. ” Galatians 5:25-26 The Message

  5. 705
    Jennie says:

    Glendale, CA

    We live by faith, not by sight.

    2 Corinthians 5:7

  6. 706
    Ruth says:

    Proverbs 15:18 (Good News Translation) —

    Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace.

    Ruth — Shawnee, KS

  7. 707
    Anita Siecker says:

    Anita, Purcellville, VA
    “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, 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

  8. 708
    Julia Schmaltz says:

    Julia, The Woodlands, TX

    1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
    O LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
    2 I long, yes, I faint with longing
    to enter the courts of the LORD.
    With my whole being, body and soul,
    I will shout joyfully to the living God.

  9. 709
    lily says:

    lily, oklahoma – Rejoice always, Pray without ceasing, In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. I Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV

  10. 710
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Fort Smith, AR: “Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths.” Psalm 25:4 (NIV)

  11. 711
    Susie from Los Angeles says:

    Psalm 18:32

    It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.


  12. 712
    Kelly,Mitchell says:

    Kelly, Lilburn, GA:
    Do you not know that you are a Temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
    1 Corinthians 3:16

  13. 713
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Newport Beach, CA

    Trust in him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah

    Psalm 62:8 ESV

  14. 714
    Delora says:

    Delora, Granite City, IL

    Psalms 27:4 NIV
    One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

    Praying for you in Little Rock. Heard they had storms last night. Hope you are safe!

  15. 715

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16, ESV)

  16. 716
    Jackie says:

    Jackie H., Arnold, MO
    Saw this verse on my Grandma’s fridge yesterday.
    “Above all else guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  17. 717

    Cindy K., Rock Hill, SC

    Cease striving and know that I am God.
    I will be exalted among the nations.
    I will be exalted in the earth.
    Psalm 46:10 (NAS)

  18. 718
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Marion, KS, You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You,Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3 NKJ

  19. 719

    jenn, cumming, ga:

    psalm 116:5-9 (NIV 1984): The Lord is gracious and righteous, our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, He saved me.

    Be at rest, ONCE MORE, o my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. For You, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

  20. 720
    Deb Weaver says:

    Deb, Pelzer, SC

    Psalm 119:71 (NIV) “It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn Your decrees.”

  21. 721
    Heather says:

    Heather, Hot Springs, AR, Philippians 4:6, Amplified,

    “Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.”

    Beth, see you in Little Rock!

  22. 722
    Tammie Fay says:

    Tammie, Cleveland, MS

    Isaiah 30:18(Thank you dear, sweet Bible teacher of mine…I need this one to sink into my very marrow!)

    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.

  23. 723
    donna huneycutt says:

    donna, mt. pleasant, nc

    Your name,O LORD, is everlasting, Your remembrance, O LORD, throughout all generations.
    Psalm 135:13 NASB

  24. 724
    Kathy Ray says:

    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

    For I know the plans I have you, declares the Lord,plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

  25. 725
    Dennina in Chehalis, WA says:

    In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. Ephesians 3: 12. NIV

  26. 726
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Isle, MN

    You, my brothers, were called to be free.
    But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature;
    rather, serve one another in love.

    Galations 5:13 (NIV)

  27. 727
    christina says:

    christina, Plano. “Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, ‘Lord, how is it You’re going to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?’

    “Jesus answered, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.'” John 14:22-23 HCSB

  28. 728
    Kathryn says:

    Kathryn, Tempe: Proverbs 15:1-4 The Message

    A gentle response diffuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a fire. Knowledge flows like spring water from the wise; fools are leaky faucets, dripping nonsense. God doesn’t miss a thing – he’s alert to good and evil alike. Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim.

  29. 729
    Letty says:

    Letty, Puyallup, WA
    Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
    2 Cor. 2:14 (NASB)

  30. 730
    Dawn, Pottsville says:

    “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty”. Psalm 91:1 NIV

  31. 731
    Siesta OC says:

    Siesta OC
    Orange County, CA
    1 Samuel 12:24(NIV)

    But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.

    I fear I have left out signing in, but I have my verses. Keep on, keeping on! HE IS SO WORTHY!

    Beth…’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.’
    HOLY OUCH! AND RELIEF @ the same time! THank you Jesus!

  32. 732
    Suzane G. says:

    Suzanne, Galion

    Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing, that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

    1 Cor 15:58 (NAS)

  33. 733
    Amanda says:

    Amanda Hoyt, KS “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
    ~Colossians 3:14 (ESV~

  34. 734
    Anna Smith says:

    “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” — 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)

  35. 735
    Lauren, Toledo Ohio says:

    “The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who take refuge in Him.” Nahum 1:7

  36. 736
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Mauldin I lift up my eyes to the hills where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121: 1-2 (NIV)

  37. 737
    Brandee says:

    Brandee from White House,TN

    “He will not fear bad news; his heart is confident, trusting in the LORD. His heart is assured; he will not fear. In the end he will look in triumph on his foes.” Psalm 112:7-8 HCSB

  38. 738
    Lea Ann says:

    Lea Ann, Norman, OK
    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…
    1 Peter 1:3 NIV

  39. 739
    Angie says:

    Angie, Belleville. “Anyone to lazy to cook will starve, but a hard worker is a valuable treasure.” Prov. 12:27 CSV

  40. 740
    Kim Harvey says:

    Kim, Advance,NC ” I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11 NIV

  41. 741
    Isa says:

    Isa, East Lansing, MI

    “Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:2-3 (NIV)

  42. 742
    Diane says:

    Diane from Clay Center, KS

    Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate, forgiving one another as, in Christ, God forgave you.

    Eph 4:31-32

  43. 743
    Beth says:

    Beth Clark, La Verne, CA
    “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9, NIV

  44. 744
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, LaPalma, Ca.
    “… make yourselves purses which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
    For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Luke 12:33b-34 NAS

  45. 745
    Susan Stoddard says:

    2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV 2011
    For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ” Yes” in Christ. And so through him the ” Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

  46. 746
    Liz says:


    Okemos, MI

    Psalm 62:8 (NLT)

    “Oh my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”

  47. 747
    Linda says:

    Linda, White Salmon, WA

    Isaiah 40:27 NASB

    Why do you say, O Jacob and assert, O Israel
    “My way is hidden from the Lord
    and the justice due me escapes the notice of my God?”

  48. 748
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Spokane – “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17, NIV

  49. 749
    Carole Thomas says:

    Carole Thomas, Imperial, CA “He has shown you, O man, what is good. 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

  50. 750
    Becky says:

    Becky, Chattanooga, TN

    “It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.”

    Lamentations 3:22-23 AMP

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