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. 2401
    Catherine says:

    Catherine, St. Paul

    “But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our inequities,
    the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds, we are healed.”

    Isaiah 53:5 NIV

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    College Station, TX

    “You keep trak of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You hace recorded each one in your book.” Ps 56:8 NLT

    What can I say I’ve always been an emotional girl

  3. 2403
    MamaJack says:

    What an awesome time of worship and The Word Mama Beth! So enjoyed getting to see all our Siesta in Little Rock and can’t wait to see our pic!!
    Thank you Beth for being obedient to the Lord and sharing your soul. A friend has decided to memorize scripture w/me starting w/Isa 53 that is why I am late. . .
    “Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot. and like a root out of dry ground, He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.” Isa 53: 1-2 NIV
    Jackie, Little Rock, AR

  4. 2404
    Shannon says:

    Shawnee, OK Isaiah 30:18 NIV
    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!

    Thanks Ms. Beth, I needed this verse!!!

  5. 2405
    Patti, South Dakota says:

    NIV 2 Corinthians 5:7
    We live by faith not by sight.

  6. 2406
    April says:

    April, Greensboro, NC: For He chose us in Him, before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. Ephesians 1:4

  7. 2407
    Caitlin says:

    Caitlin, Omaha

    “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”

    Isaiah 40:8 ESV

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    Debra Funderburk says:

    Debra – Many, La

    “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.” Ephesians 6:17 (Holman)

  9. 2409
    Jane says:

    Jane, Canton,Il. Verse 8
    “For to me, to live is Christ,and to die is gain”. Philippians 1: 21. NKJV

  10. 2410
    Stacy Minor says:

    Kathy, Elk River, MN:
    You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,too lofty for me to attain. Psalm 139:5-6 NIV

    Stacy, Big Lake, MN:
    Don’t be so naive and self confident. Your not exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. Forget about self-confidence, it’s useless. Cultivate God-confidence. 1 Corinthians 10:12 (Message)

  11. 2411
    Kristin says:


    Clearwater, FL

    “He is before all things, and in Him all things are held together.” Col. 1:17 ESV

  12. 2412
    Angie Pairan says:

    Angie Loveland Ohio,“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

    Beth I am going to go with you if it’s not to late. I had a houseful of 9 year olds all night as my precious baby Maggie turns 9 tomorrow. So I didnt have time to sign on until now.

  13. 2413
    Sue says:

    Sue, Lakeland FL

    “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”

    Philippians 2:3 NIV

  14. 2414
    Liezil from Stettler, AB, Canada says:

    Jeremiah 9:17 (NIV)
    but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight, declares the LORD.

  15. 2415
    Siesta Stephanie says:

    Psalm 40:8 NIV

    I desire to do your will,O my God;your law is within my heart.
    Stephanie Floyd
    Stanford Ky

  16. 2416
    Meredith Barr says:

    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)

  17. 2417
    Monique Dozer says:

    Monique, Elizabethtown, KY – Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like the shifting shadows. James 1:17 NIV

  18. 2418
    Tammie Diggs says:

    I was at Living Proof Live in Little Rock, and I can’t even express just how much this weekend has meant to me. It has started a new work in me and I’ve been in a desert place for several months now. I feel like my parched soul has received a much needed rain. I’ve got a lot to chew on and think about now. Thank you Beth for the sacrifice you have made to lead others closer to God.

  19. 2419
    Erin Ward says:

    Erin – Springfield, MO

    Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.
    Colossians 3:2-3

    (Sorry I’m a day late. But I just happened to be out of town on the 15th, listening to a certain someone in Little Rock!)

  20. 2420
    Lynn Miller says:


    There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.

    1 John 4:18 (NASB)

  21. 2421
    Allison Milstead says:

    “Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
    Psalm 9:10 NIV

  22. 2422
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Ingleside, Texas
    NIV, Romans 4:23 – 25
    The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness – for us who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

  23. 2423
    Sonja Simmons says:

    I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and so somehow to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Phil.3:10-11 NIV

  24. 2424
    Cheryl,Tarpon Springs says:

    “I will instruct you and teach you i the way you should go, I will counsel you and watch over you.” Ps. 32:8 (NIV)

  25. 2425
    Ann from Rockwall, TX says:

    I can do everything through him who gives me strength!

    Phil 4:13 NIV

    This is need to know so badly right now!

  26. 2426
    Melissa Emma says:

    Melissa, Scarborough, ME: “Always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20 NAS

  27. 2427
    Donna Beckman says:

    Beth, Received much needed revival at the Little Rock event. God has been hearing my prayers but I felt His response today. I left a brief note with one of Travis’ helpers (employee/assistant) asking about your friend that struggled with the death of your mutual friend years ago. As you ministered to a crowded convention center in Hot Springs, Arkansas a few years ago the presence of the Holy Spirit was evident as you were also speaking to your friend. I prayed for the situation then and have thought about it frequently since then because I have Arkadelphia ties (another story all together that I will share with you in heaven.) How did things go that day and the days that followed? Thank you for sharing the overflow of God’s blessings in your life! Donna

  28. 2428
    Bernadette, Mountain Home, AR says:

    bernadette, mountain home. Ah Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. Jer. 32:17 NIV

  29. 2429
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Kilgore, TX

    Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

    Micah 7:7 KJV

  30. 2430
    Brenda says:

    Valdese, NC
    But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus
    Philippians 4:19

  31. 2431

    Romans 12:1 – The Message
    So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.

  32. 2432
    Marilyn Johnson says:

    Marilyn, Bradenton, FL
    Psa 34:8 (NIV)
    “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.”

  33. 2433
    Linda says:

    Linda,Cypress, TX

    “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and earh and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father”

    Phillipians 2:10&11

  34. 2434
    Ann says:

    Ann; Austin “In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice; my cry came before Him, into His ears. The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because He was angry.” Psalm 18:6-7 NIV

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    Keli says:

    Talihina, OK
    “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18 NKJV

  36. 2436
    Kayla Haddon says:

    Kayla Guthrie, OK. “A wife of noble character us her husbands crown but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones”. Proverbs 12:4. NIV

  37. 2437
    Kara says:

    Kara – Ephrata, PA
    “In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” Prov 3:6 NIV

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    nakisha says:

    Nakisha, Michigan

    “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 NIV

  39. 2439
    Katie says:

    Katie (Pudens – the message this weekend in Little Rock was awesome) – from North Little Rock “But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:5

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    Janey hollingsworth says:

    Prov. 14:1 “Every wise woman buildeth her house; but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.”

  41. 2441
    Susan Hill says:

    Susan, Nashville, TN

    Ezra 7:10 ESV
    “For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.”

  42. 2442
    Carol says:

    Carol, San Antonio: “so let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” Hebrews 4:16 (NLT)

  43. 2443
    Debbie Starr says:

    Debbie, Fisherville, Ky.

    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a Spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

    II Timothy 1:7 NIV

  44. 2444
    Patty Pierce says:

    Patty, Searcy Ar

    I’m sorry about being late but I have a good excuse I was soaking up the word with Siesta mama in Little Rock.

    Hebrews 12:1
    Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run with perservernace the race marked out for us.

  45. 2445
    Carrie says:

    Carrie, Logan. “He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” Job 8:21 NIV

  46. 2446
    amber says:

    Amber, Rockwell, NC
    “If anyone would come after me, she must deny herself and take up her cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 NIV

  47. 2447
    Bobbie Jo says:

    Oops sorry-I am a day late was taking my oldest to a college visit.

    “We live by what we believe, not by what we can see.”
    2 Corinthians 5:7 (NCV)

    ~Bobbie Jo
    San Angelo, TX

  48. 2448
    Kim says:

    Kim, Anchorage – Alaska, NASB. I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul will make its boast in the LORD. Psalm 34:1-2

  49. 2449
    Tammy Thompson says:

    Tammy, Greenville SC
    Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of suffering.
    1 Peter 5:9 NIV

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    Traci Eccles says:

    Traci from Lakewood, Washington
    “You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.” (Matthew 5:4 MSG)

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