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. 2651
    Angie Neal says:

    Angie, Cincinnati~ No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 NIV

  2. 2652

    charlotte carty
    lexington, ky

    Romans 10:13 (NIV)

    Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

  3. 2653
    Kim says:

    Kim, Loveland
    The ways of right living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine. Proverbs 4:18 message

  4. 2654
    Connie says:

    Hebrews 12:1 (Amplified Bible)
    Austin, TX
    Hebrews 12:1 Amplified bible
    1THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us

  5. 2655
    kari says:

    Kari in Benton

    If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.

    James 1:26 NIV

  6. 2656
    Kaye Davis says:

    Kaye of Hamburg, Arkansas- “The mind of sinful man is death, but the life controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6

  7. 2657
    Regan says:

    Regan, Conroe. “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21, ESV.

  8. 2658
    Karen Duggan says:

    Karen, Baldwin City, KS
    Fear not for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isa. 41:10 Living Bible

  9. 2659
    Joy says:

    Joy, Clarksville
    God who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list? Walk straight, act right, tell the truth.
    Psalm 15: 1-2

  10. 2660
    Kathy says:

    Hebrews 11:10,11 (NIV)

    For he (Abraham) was looking foward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

    By faith, Abraham, even though he was past age-and Sarah herself was barren- was enabled to become a father because he considered Him faithful who had made the promise.

    Chattanooga, TN

  11. 2661
    Pat, Madisonville, TX says:

    John 11:25:26 NIV
    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?”

  12. 2662
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Lino Lakes ~ “If you need wisdom – if you want to know what God wants you to do – ask him, and he will gladly tel you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. ” James 1:5-6 NLT

  13. 2663
    Cyndy Larson says:

    Cyndy Columbia, SD
    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14 NIV

  14. 2664
    Celeste says:

    Celeste, Thompson’s Station, TN:

    Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.

    Psalm 62:5 (NLT)

  15. 2665
    Karen says:

    Karen, Birmingham: “Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.” 2Corinthians 5:17 CEV

  16. 2666
    Denise says:

    Fresno, CA

    For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. (Phil. 2:13 NLT)

  17. 2667
    Sandy says:

    Sandy, Cedarburg, WI Wait for the Lord be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

  18. 2668
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Austin

    Joel 2:25 “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten”

  19. 2669
    Gina McRae says:

    Gina, Ridgeland, MS

    “He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
    Behold, he who keeps Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.”
    Psalm 121:3,4
    Still working on ‘Stepping Up’ and this Psalm!
    Sorry for late post…my sister’s surgery and tornado warnings slowed me down!

  20. 2670
    Melissa F. says:

    Melissa, Blairsville.

    “…for I am the Lord, who heals you.” Exodus 15:26 (NIV)

  21. 2671
    Jennifer Heebe says:

    Jennifer in New Orleans, “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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      Judy Beem says:

      Judy in Newburgh,

      “Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 NLT

  22. 2672
    Shannon Hicks says:

    Shannon, Birmingham, AL
    Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we can not see…And it is impossible to please God with out faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him.
    Hebrews 11:1, 6 NLT

  23. 2673
    Traci says:

    Traci, Vadnais Heights, Mn.
    Ephesians 4:2 (NLT)
    “Always be humble and gentle~
    Be patient with each other, making allowances for each others faults because of your love.”

  24. 2674
    colleen says:

    I seem to be having trouble as twice now my verses haven’t been published on the blog. I posted this one on 15 April at 10.28 but can’t find it. Here it is.
    Colleen, Cape Town, South Africa.
    She who overcomes will be dressed in white. I will never erase her name from the book of life, but I will announce before my Father and His angels that she is mine.
    Rev 3:5 NLT & NIV

  25. 2675
    waylene says:

    Waylene Seattle (today)–Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near:
    Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:6,7 KJV

  26. 2676
    Mary says:

    Mary, Houston -“ÿet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him. Isaiah 30:18 (NIV)

  27. 2677
    Kay says:

    Isaiah 30:18 NIV
    18 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!

    Kay – Deer Park

  28. 2678
    Cheryl says:

    Romans 12:9 NIV
    9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

    Cheryl from Kemah, TX

  29. 2679
    Faith says:

    Hope in Washington: “He (Jesus) must become more important while I become less important.” John 3:30 NET

  30. 2680
    Ronda says:

    Ronda, Kingman, 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

  31. 2681
    Cindy says:

    And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who come to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 NASB

  32. 2682
    Linde says:

    Linde, Dallas
     10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

  33. 2683
    harbormom says:

    Diane, Gig Harbor, WA
    So we way with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
    Hebrews 13:6 (NIV) with Psalm 188:6,7 references

  34. 2684
    Cindy B says:

    Cindy in Yakima, “Discover with me how He makes everything beautiful, and sets eternity in the hearts of men.”
    Ecc. 3:11 Message

  35. 2685
    Amy says:

    Amy, Granby, CT

    He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

    1 Peter 2:24 (New International Version, ©2011)

  36. 2686
    Barby says:

    Barby Tulare ” Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances for this is Gods will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess. 5: 16-18 NLT

  37. 2687
    Robin says:

    Robin, Tracy CA

    Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him. Isaiah 64:4 NIV

  38. 2688
    Julie says:

    Julie, Sheffield, UK I press toward the goal of the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus Philippians 3:14 NKJV

  39. 2689
    Laurie says:

    Laurie, Granby, CT, Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge, into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth. Psalm 31:4-5 (NIV)

  40. 2690
    Kelli says:

    Psalm 46:2 New International Reader’s Bible

    The earth may fall apart. The mountains may fall into the middle of the sea. But we will not be afraid.


  41. 2691
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Orange City
    For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin…Romans 6:6 NKJV

  42. 2692
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie – Tampa, FL
    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Col 3:12 NIV

  43. 2693
    Tami says:

    Tami, DS, LA

    1 Cor 13:3 NIV

    If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

  44. 2694
    Linda Williams says:

    Linda & girls, Pauls Valley, OK: Matt 28:6 “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” NIV

  45. 2695
    Tangila K. says:

    Tangila, Pearland

    But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. Psalm 5:11 (NKJV)

  46. 2696
    AnnJanel says:

    AnnJanel, Jacareí (Brazil)

    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

  47. 2697
    Debbie Sanford says:

    Debbie, Hattiesburg, MS:

    “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”

    1 Corinthians 6:12 (NKJV)

  48. 2698
    Marlinda Flynn says:

    7 “But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
    whose confidence is in him.

    8 He will be like a tree planted by the water
    that sends out its roots by the stream.
    It does not fear when heat comes;
    its leaves are always green.
    It has no worries in a year of drought
    and never fails to bear fruit.”

    9 The heart is deceitful above all things
    and beyond cure.
    Who can understand it?

    10 “I the Lord search the heart
    and examine the mind,
    to reward a man according to his conduct,
    according to what his deeds deserve.”
    Jer 17:7-10 (NIV)

  49. 2699
    Christelle says:

    Christelle, Delafield, WI,

    “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.”
    Ps. 62:5 (NIV)

  50. 2700
    Mildred Rogers says:

    Mildred, Fayetteville, AR
    So don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.
    Gal. 6:9 NLT

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