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. 951
    Darcy says:

    Darcy, Northern Virginia. Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11 NIV

  2. 952
    Colima says:

    I John 1:8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. NIV
    Colima, Klamath Falls, OR

  3. 953
    Catherine says:

    Catherine, Puyallup, WA
    “Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”
    Romans 4:20-21 NIV

  4. 954
    Thomasine says:

    Thomasine, Rio Rancho. Psalm 119:133 NIV
    Direct my steps according to your word, let no sin rule over me.

  5. 955
    Marta Roper says:

    Southlake, TX

    This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.
    1 John 3:16 NIV

  6. 956
    Valerie Griffin says:

    Valerie, Pflugerville, TX

    Be at rest once more, O my soul,
    for the Lord has been good to you.
    Psalm 116:7 NIV

  7. 957
    Carmen says:

    Carmen, Summersville, WV “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

  8. 958
    Allison says:

    Allison, Kalamazoo MI

    The cowering prisoners will soon be set free;
    they will not die in their dungeon,
    nor will they lack bread.
    For I am the LORD your God,
    who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—
    the LORD Almighty is his name.
    I have put my words in your mouth
    and covered you with the shadow of my hand—
    I who set the heavens in place,
    who laid the foundations of the earth,
    and who say to Zion, ‘You are my people.

    Isaiah 51:14-16

  9. 959
    Jane says:

    Jane – Effingham, IL

    that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

    Ephesians 3:16-17 NKJV

  10. 960
    Sandie says:

    Sandie, Manhattan.
    Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. James 1:2-5 The Message

  11. 961
    Marion says:

    Marion Royse City, TX

    Psalm 23 (KJV)

    1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

    3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

    4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

    5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

    6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

  12. 962
    Meggie says:

    Meggie, Winnipeg, Canada
    “Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.” Psalm 90:14 NLT

  13. 963
    Pat W says:

    PatW, Green Bank, WV
    “For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to Springs of Living Water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ ” Revelation 7:17 NIV.

    (I am dedicating this scripture verse to the memory of my dear friend, carole young.)

    Helen, Dunmore, WV
    God is our refuge and strength and ever present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 NIV.

  14. 964
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Cheyenne, WY

    “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

  15. 965
    Melissa Foster says:

    Melissa Fort Myers, Florida

    I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you. John 14:18

  16. 966
    Renee says:

    Renee, Calgary, Canada
    “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Rom 5:8 NIV

  17. 967
    Judy says:

    Judy, Holland, MI Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins. James 4:17

  18. 968
    Sharon says:

    Nixa, Mo.
    So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The Lord is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other.
    NLT Deuteronomy 4:39

  19. 969
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie Lewisville, TX

    Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.

    Matthew 12:25 NIV

  20. 970
    Tara, Georgia says:

    “All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of GOD.”
    2 Corinthians 4:15 NIV

  21. 971
    Vickie C in Houston says:

    Vickie, Baytown, TX
    But the king shall rejoice in God; everyone who swears by him (that is, who binds himself by God’s authority, acknowledging His supremacy, and devoting himself to His glory and service alone; every such one) shall glory, for the mouths of those who speak lies shall be stopped. Psalm 63:11 Amplified version

  22. 972
    Brandie says:

    Brandie, Longmont CO:

    Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us. On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us,
    2 Corinthians 1:9-10, NIV

  23. 973
    Trina says:

    Trina, Mansfield, TX
    But he said to me,”My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”2Cor12:9

  24. 974

    Brittney (aka “lopsided halos), Lexington, KY

    “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

  25. 975
    Robyn Wright says:

    Robyn Wright
    Topeka, KS

    “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 15:58 NIV

  26. 976
    Michelle Weihing says:

    Michelle, Frisco, TX – 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

  27. 977
    Kristi says:

    Rogersville, TN

    Isaiah 40:31 NIV
    but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,they will walk and not be faint.

  28. 978
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Girard, KS

    And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ.
    Philippians 1:9-10 NASV

  29. 979
    Kathy Cooper says:

    Kathy-Aurora, CO

    Psalm 119:116 NASB

    Sustain me according to Your word, That I may live; and do not let me be ashamed of my hope.

    Psalm 119:116 NASB

  30. 980
    Kelley says:

    Kelley, Russellville, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (NIV) Jeremiah 29:11.

  31. 981
    Erin says:

    Erin, Phoenix. “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 15:13 NIV

  32. 982
    Donise & Sarah says:

    Donise, Longmont, CO Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Col 4:2 NIV Sarah,May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NLT

  33. 983
    Kim Oolman says:

    Orange City
    The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
    Isaiah 11:2 NIV

  34. 984
    Karen says:

    Woodstock, Ga-
    “But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
    Matthew 5:44 (NIV1984)

  35. 985
    Joy says:

    Joy, Peachtree City. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Jesus Christ has made me free from the law of sin and of death.” Romans 8:1-2 KJV

  36. 986
    Dora says:

    Dora, Houston, TX:

    Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
    –Psalm 100:2 (NIV)

  37. 987
    Marilyn Horton says:

    Marilyn Horton, Fort Smith, AR


  38. 988
    Debbie Gage says:

    Debbie, Muskogee, OK
    Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. James 3:18 (NIV)

  39. 989
    Carol from MA says:

    Carol Florence, MA

    Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
    He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
    With long life will I satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.
    Psalm 91:14-16 NIV

  40. 990
    Linda from Winston-Salem, NC says:

    1 Peter 1:13 (NIV)
    Therefore, prepare your minds for action;
    be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.

  41. 991
    Cynthia Petersen says:

    “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”John 4:23-24

  42. 992
    Caitlin says:

    Caitlin, McKinney, TX
    “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
    Ephesians 6:17 NIV

  43. 993
    Kristie says:

    Kristie, White Lake: ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’
    Phillipians 4:13 (New King James)

  44. 994
    Amy says:

    Amy, St Louis, MO
    “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

  45. 995
    Sheilah says:

    Sheilah, Melbourne, FL

    Psalm 27:4 (NIV)

    One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

  46. 996
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Saskatchewan Canada

    He will be the sure foundation for your times,
    a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
    the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:6, NIV

  47. 997
    Martha Williams says:

    Martha from Catawba, NC

    Colossians 3:14 NASB

    And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.

  48. 998
    Renee in Albuquerque says:

    When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh, my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell. Psalm 27:2(Holman Christian Standard Bible)

  49. 999
    Paula says:

    Paula, Syracuse Ks
    I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13

  50. 1000
    Pamela McDonald says:

    Pam Hendersonville, NC Psalm 105:41-He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river. KJV

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