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. 2451
    Jane Anne Smith says:

    Dear Beth ~ I live in Little Rock and attended your conference here a few years ago. I didn’t attend the one this weekend, because I babysat for my daughter, so she could go. Three of my four daughters were there, and all of them were greeters. They came home today SO excited and inspired! I felt a little left out, so I decided I would join your “Siestas” and begin reading your blog. I am 66 years old, have been married to the same man for almost 49 years (in June), have raised 6 children and have 14 grandchildren. I have loved your Bible studies for many years and feel like I know you! 🙂 xox

    • 2451.1
      J. says:

      Welcome to Siestaville!

    • 2451.2
      AmyLynn says:

      Hi Jane! I’m AmyLynn and would like to welcome you as a siesta sister:) I am 14 years old and live in Chicago. I became a siesta about 7 months ago. It sounds like God has greatly blessed you both in anabundance of family, and a relationship with Him. I to have been a part of her Bible studies, I’m in my 4th one, which is the Stepping Up, on the Psalms of Ascents, Beth is one of my best friends as well (through her studies, living proof live events…). Well I just wanted to welcome you to the siesta family and encourage you that we are all across the map, maybe even down the street. Your sister in Christ:)

  2. 2452
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Markham, VA

    “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

  3. 2453
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Midlothian, Va
    Therefore as God’s chosen people holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
    Col 3: 12

  4. 2454
    Ashley Gurley says:

    Ashley, Oil City, LA
    “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and His mercy is over all that He has made.”
    Psalm 145.8-9 ESV

  5. 2455
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Morning View, KY

    2 Peter 1:3

    His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

  6. 2456
    Kristy says:

    Kristy, MB Canada
    “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
    Philippians 2:3-4 NIV

  7. 2457
    Melissa Thacker says:

    Melissa, Proctorville: “Establish Your Word to Your servant, who is devoted to fearing You.” Psalm 119:38 NKJV

  8. 2458
    Annette says:

    Annette, Richmond, TX – John 15:2 – NIV

    He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.

  9. 2459
    Amy says:

    Amy, Grand Rapids, MI

    Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. Psalm 62:5 NLT

  10. 2460
    Sue says:

    Sue, Groveport, OH
    “You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. Because he loves me, says the LORD, I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.” Psalm 91:13-14

  11. 2461
    Katie says:

    Katie Duluth MN
    For we do not have a high priest who is unalbe to sympathize with our weakness but we have one who has been tempted just as we are yet was wirthout sin. Heb 4:15 NIV

  12. 2462
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Lilburn GA
    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

  13. 2463
    Gretchen says:

    Gretchen in Buffalo, NY: “When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, your consolations delight my soul.” Psalm 94:19

  14. 2464
    Casey Cone, Decatur, GA says:

    “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:16-17 NIV

  15. 2465
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Chesterfield, VA:
    For this commandment which I command you this day is not too difficult for you, nor is it far off. Deuteronomy 30:11 (Amplified Bible)

  16. 2466
    Lori, Pueblo West says:

    “Stay on the path that the LORD your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives in the land you are about to enter and occupy.” Deuteronomy 5:33 NLT

  17. 2467
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Yonges Island, SC
    “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean;, I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:25-26 NIV

  18. 2468
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Fallston, MD
    Psalm 91:8 – “Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.” NKJV

  19. 2469
    Sharon in Rowlett says:

    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirabe, if anything is excellent or praise worthy, think about these things. Phil. 4:8

  20. 2470
    Bunnie says:

    Bunnie, Hume,CA “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.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 NASB

  21. 2471
    Pat says:

    Pat @ Woodstock, AL Psalm 27:14 NIV

    Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

  22. 2472
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Charlottesville
    Behold God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and has become my salvation.
    Isaiah 12:2

  23. 2473
    Chelsea Wilson says:

    “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29:29 NIV

  24. 2474
    Kay- LaGrange, GA says:

    Prov. 13:3 NIV
    Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

  25. 2475
    Mandy says:

    Mandy, Idabel, OK
    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Tim 4:7 NIv

  26. 2476
    Laurie Anderson says:

    Laurie, Spokane,
    “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
    Ephesians 6:11-12 NASB

  27. 2477
    Karen says:

    Karen, Centralia, MO: Above all love each other deeply because love covers a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 1 Peter 4:8-9

  28. 2478

    Nogalus Prairie

    “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
    (Was the perfect verse for me this time!!)

  29. 2479
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Denton TX ESV “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.” Isaiah 30:18

  30. 2480
    valerie says:

    Valerie Oklahoma

    “My flesh and my heart my fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26 NIV

  31. 2481
    Melody says:

    Melody, Ocean Springs, Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
    “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.”

  32. 2482
    Jane says:

    Jane, St. Louis

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
    Psalm 19:14 (NIV)

  33. 2483
    valerie says:

    Valerie Oklahoma

    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26 NIV

  34. 2484
    Sheri says:

    sheri, Fort Worth, Tx
    I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel who summons you by name. Isaiah 45:3 NIV

  35. 2485
    Dyane Bell says:

    Dyane, Edmond, Oklahoma “The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.” Proverbs 29:25 The Message

  36. 2486
    Judith says:

    Orillia, Canada

    Deuteronomy 29:29 (NIV)
    “The secret things beloing to the LORD our God,
    but the things revealed belong to us and our children forever,
    that we may follow the words of this law.”

  37. 2487
    Amy says:

    Amy, Tyler: Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. Eph 5:22 (NIV)

  38. 2488
    Cathy, Gainesville says:

    So my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord’s work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.
    l Corinthians 15:58 NLT

  39. 2489
    Wendy says:

    Ring gold GA
    John 6:35
    Then Jesus declared ” I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”

  40. 2490
    dana says:

    Dana, Dothan, AL
    “Let all that I am wait quitely before God, for my hope is in him.” Psalm 62:5

  41. 2491
    Shanelle says:

    Shanelle, Phoenix, AZ
    “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

  42. 2492
    Erika says:


    1John 2:15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

  43. 2493
    caroline clark says:

    “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep.”

    John 10:14-15

  44. 2494
    Sandy says:

    Durant, OK

    Colossians 1:21-23NIV

    Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But, now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation–if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel.

    Chose to focus on the one above, but thinking on the following this week, too:

    John 11:25-26NIV

    Jesus said to her,
    “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

  45. 2495
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany, Sandwich, IL
    “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

  46. 2496

    Jennifer, Singapore

    John 1:14, 16 ESV

    “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth…And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”

  47. 2497
    Candice says:

    I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

    Jeremiah 32:27 NIV

    Candice; Blacksburg, VA

  48. 2498
    Melissa Compton says:

    Melissa, 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 Beth, I love this one!

  49. 2499
    Gail says:

    Gail, McDonough, Ga

    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

  50. 2500
    Jariza says:

    Jariza, Alburtis, PA
    1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. NIV

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