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. 2501
    Shelly, Greenville NC says:

    Shelly, Greenville

    After an afternoon of tornado, this is fitting:

    You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
    Psalm 32:7 NIV

  2. 2502
    Kristen says:

    Kristen, OKC, OK “Because they love me, says the Lord, I will rescue them; I will protect them, for they acknowledge my name. They will call on me, and I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will deliver and honor them.” Psalm 91: 14 & 15 TNIV

  3. 2503
    Stacie says:

    Stacie- Cyvadier, Haiti

    Psalm 63:3, NIV

    “Because Your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify You.”

  4. 2504
    rachel says:

    rachel conroe tx
    proverbs 25:21-22
    if your enemy is hungry give him food to eat,and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.

  5. 2505
    Mary Constant says:

    “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock” Isaiah 26: 3-4 ESV

  6. 2506
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Kimberly: But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you. 1 Samuel 12:24 (NIV)

  7. 2507
    crimeanmsnry says:

    Dolly, Middletown, OH

    Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Psa. 19:14 KJV

  8. 2508
    Erin says:

    Erin, Denver

    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

    Matthew 6:34

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    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Lake City, FL
    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 praise worthy, think about these things.
    Phil. 4:8 NIV

  10. 2510
    Tracey says:

    Tracey, Knightdale, NC:

    Do everything without complaining or arguing. Philippians 2:14, NIV

  11. 2511
    Tricia says:

    Tricia – Wendell,NC

    Galatians 2:20-21 NIV

    I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave himself for me.

  12. 2512
    Sarah from Kingwood says:

    “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”
    Luke 12:48b NIV

  13. 2513
    Angie says:

    Isaiah 48:17 This is what the Lord says – your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, the one who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. Angie, Aberdeen, SD

  14. 2514
    Tammy Elrod says:

    Tammy Elrod, Mechanicsville, VA

    But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

    Hebrews 2:9 21cKJV

  15. 2515
    Mor2Life says:

    Julia, Wellington

    “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

  16. 2516
    Hope Hardy says:

    Hope, Loxley, AL: Proverbs 23:20-21
    Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

  17. 2517
    Mor2Life says:

    Julia, Wellington

    “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

    Philippians 4:8 NLT

  18. 2518
    Tina Harlow says:

    Monroe, LA:

    I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:13 NIV

  19. 2519
    Sherry says:

    Sherry, Ontario, Canada

    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 NKJV

    The NKJV version stirs my heart and I have grown to prefer it to the NIV in this one instance.

  20. 2520
    Nancy says:

    Then he took a deep breath and breathed into them. “Receive the Holy Spirit” he said.
    John 20:22 The Message

    Nancy, Wichita, KS

  21. 2521
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Erwin, TN
    “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. ” Hebrews 12:2 NIV

  22. 2522
    Shannon says:

    Shannon,Charlotte, NC: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 14:15 ESV

  23. 2523
    Julie dk says:

    Julie dk in Casper, WY

    “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because, when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

    James 1:12 NIV

  24. 2524
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Bridgewater, NJ
    John 15:7 NIV

    If you remain in Me
    And my words remain in you,
    Ask whatever you wish-
    And it will be given to you.

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    Vicky says:

    Vicky, Enders,

    “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

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    Andrea Heaton says:

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

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    Jenny says:

    Jenny, Wellington Fl
    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalms 72:26 NIV

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    Kathy says:

    “If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Immediately the boys father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
    Mark 7:23-24

    Lynden, Wa

  29. 2529
    Kaitlyn says:

    Kaitlyn from Gainesville, FL

    “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

  30. 2530
    Heather Ferris says:

    McDonough, GA

    “My salvation and my honor depend on God;
    he is my mighty rock, my refuge.”
    Psalm 62:7 (NIV 84)

  31. 2531
    Cherrie says:

    Everything is permissible for me”–but not everything is beneficial.”Everything is permissible for me “-but I will not be mastered by anything. 1Corinthians 6:12

  32. 2532
    Sherie says:

    Spring, TX
    But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord for he has been good to me. Psalm 13:5,6 NIV

  33. 2533
    April Mauland says:

    April, Montana “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 NASB

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    Kathy says:

    Kathy, St. Petersburg, FL
    Colossians 3:9-10 (I am working my way through this chapter)

    Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

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    Suzanne says:

    Sue from Forney, Tx

    This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light, in him there is no darkness at all.

    I John 1:5 (NIV)

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    Denise Liby says:

    Matthew 5:9
    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. NIV

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    Julia says:

    Ephesians 6:14-18 (NIV)

    “Stand firm, then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”

    Americus, Georgia

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    Julie says:

    1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV
    give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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    ashley e says:

    ashley e huntsville, al

    Psalm 141:3 ESV

    Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; 
    keep watch over the door of my lips!

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    Bonnie Thomson says:

    Rowlett, TX
    “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
    Isaiah 54:10

  41. 2541
    Kathryn Davis says:

    Dear Beth,

    In the last few months God has really taken me back to the “scene of my pit”, bringing up very painful things that I did not know I had not dealt with. I have always been open to the Lord using that pain and those hardships in some way, but apparently there was more evidence left at the scene that I needed to gather in order to equip me to testify my story to others. Your words really spoke to my heart in this.

    I also very much appreciated the visual of having to write down all of the people near and dear, far and dear, etc. My husband and I are still getting settled into our new life together, and between that and the dynamic of him being back in school, I think I have really closed myself off in some ways, some due to the pit mentioned before. I learned, like you said, I can never tell myself or anyone through my actions, that I have loved all I can. My hubby and I sat down tonight (he’d been studying for a test all day), and I attempted to walk him through the lessons I learned today. I am discovering my life plan, my GOAL, and we have a plan to get the community part of our life going again.

    Thank you for your words today and for your willingness to let the Lord work through you. I saw you in Colorado Springs a couple of years ago (where I’m from), and I would say both events are stops on my spiritual walk that left milemarkers on my heart. Thank you for all you and your ministry team do. May God keep blessing you!


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    stacey says:

    Stacey – new orleans-
    James 4:7 niv
    Submit yourselves then to God, resist the devil and he wil flee from you

  43. 2543
    alegra says:

    Psalm 23

    The LORD is my shepherd;
    I shall not want.
    2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
    He leads me beside the still waters.
    3 He restores my soul;
    He leads me in the paths of righteousness
    For His name’s sake.

    4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil;
    For You are with me;
    Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

    5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
    You anoint my head with oil;
    My cup runs over.
    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    All the days of my life;
    And I will dwell[a] in the house of the LORD

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    Crissy Wright says:

    Jay, OK
    Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Eph 4:31-32 (NIV)

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    Rachel in Arizona says:

    Tucson, AZ

    Isaiah 53:5 NIV (just for Easter)

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

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    Cheryl Coy says:

    Cheryl, Bonney Lake WA
    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

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    Beth says:

    Beth, Oxford, MS
    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)

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    Sarah Noah says:

    Sarah Noah, Canoga Park, CA: “Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name.” – Psalm 142:7a NKJV

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    Shelly says:


    Galatians 6:4-5 NIV
    Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load.

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    Bev, Austin.

    “He sends His Word and melts them.”
    Psalm 147:18a NIV

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