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. 2851
    Laura says:

    Laura, Houston:

    “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 NIV

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    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Providence
    “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

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    Christina says:

    Christina, Hanover, MD
    Habakkuk 2:3 NKJV
    For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

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    Kelly, Lee's Summit, MO says:

    So Pharaoh sent for Joseph and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his close he came before Pharaoh. Gen 41:14 NIV

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    Mary says:

    Burke, VA

    Thanks be to God! He give us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    I Cor 15:57 NIV

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    Jackie says:

    Jackie from Lake Charles: “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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    Cindy, Arkansas

    “See to it that you complete the work you have received in the Lord.” Colossians 4:17, NIV

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      Debbie from Virginia says:

      This verse and (I thought there were other comments that you had made, but perhaps they were others I read from the LPL Little Rock) got me very convicted.

      I needed the reminder that my work is from the Lord. I have been working HARD for a seemingly ungrateful group of late and I am weary. This was a reminder that by serving them as I serve HIM..I must work as unto the LORD and not work for the praise of people.

      I studied this verse for a few days and this is what Matthew Henry had to write about it.

      …Take heed to (your) sacred ministry: and to perform fully the..duties of it, with diligence, faithfulness, boldness, and zealous affection, for the edification of believers and the conversion of sinners by sound doctrine, a holy example, fervent prayers, unwearied labor, and every means in (your) power….

      I changed the references to his relating to Archippus to (your) to apply to me.

      Thanks for this great verse.

      I will be memorizing it in ESV. Colossians 4:17

      See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.

  8. 2858
    Geri says:

    Geri Patterson
    Deer Park,TX

    James 4:14
    Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

  9. 2859
    Maurina Tabor says:

    Maurina from Lake Charles: “She opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness.”
    Prov. 31:26 NIV

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    Kristi says:

    The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace (Romans 8:6)-NIV.

  11. 2861
    Mimi G-Marianna, FL says:

    2 Cor. 7:1 NIV

    Since we have these promises dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

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    Vicki Blohm says:

    Vicki from Elizabethtown, KY
    …bearing with one another, and if anyone has a complaint against another, forgiving each other, as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
    Col. 3:13

  13. 2863
    Tina Marie says:

    Luke 24:46-47 NASB

    And He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and rise again from the dead on the third day; and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all the nations beginning from Jerusalem.”

  14. 2864

    Lauren, Kansas City, MO.

    The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.

    Romans 8:6 (NIV)

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    purple moose says:

    Annie, Alaska.
    Psalm 136:3-4
    Give thanks to the Lord of lords;
    His love endures forever.
    To him alone who does great wonders.
    His love endures forever.

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    Sonya says:

    Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
    1Corinthians 13:7-8 NIV

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    Kathryn W. says:

    Kathryn, Louisville, KY

    “I lift up my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from?
    My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
    -Psalm 121: 1-2 (NIV)

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    Erin says:

    “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2 (NIV)

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    Poorna Diaz says:

    Poorna, Indianapolis: “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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    anne says:

    Anne Squamish BC

    And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
    Romans 5:5 NIV

  21. 2871
    Cindy says:

    Cindy – Lexington, NC

    Psalm 46:10
    Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.


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    Ephesians 4:29 (NASB)
    Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

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    Stephanie Mann says:

    Stephanie, Mount Carmel, TN
    “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” NIV

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    Stacey from Midlothian,VA

    Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ forgave you.

    Ephesians 4:32 ESV

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    White, GA

    “Turn to me & be gracious to me, for I am lonely & afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses!”
    Psalm 25:16-17 NASB

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    Janice says:

    Janice, Richmond. It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
    And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
    To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,
    And Your faithfulness every night,Psalm 92:1-2 NKJV

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    ellen, Ludlow says:

    Galatians 5:16 NIV
    “So I say Live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.”

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    Karen Gentry says:

    Karen, Hewitt
    “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty”. Psalm 91:1 NIV

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    Lisa Tereshko says:

    Lisa, Greensburg,Pa

    “I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my foundation, my refuge, my deliverer; my God is my helper, on Him I will hope, my champion, the horn of my salvation, and my protector. I will call upon the Lord and praise Him, and I shall be saved from my enemies.” Psalm 18:1-4 SAAS

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    Kristina L. Foster says:

    Kristi, Gardner, KS (sorry so late, hope this still ‘counts’) I like Beth’s this time…
    “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up 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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    Cessie says:

    Cessie, Bakersfield, CA

    “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 you wait for Him!” Isaiah 30:18 NIV

  32. 2882
    Paula says:

    Orange County, CA
    “…I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things…” Philippians 3:8

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    Christy Crosby, Clarksville TN

    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. Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  34. 2884
    Beverly McCormick says:

    Beverly, Rock Hill SC

    “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done”. Ecclesiastes 11:4 NLT

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    Trudi, OH says:

    In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge him, and he will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
    Proverbs 3:6

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    Christy Crosby, Clarksville TN
    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. Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  37. 2887
    Beverly Elliott says:

    Beverly Elliott NIV Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD’s and everything in it the world,and all who live in it.

  38. 2888
    Donna Sutherland says:

    Thank you, Beth, for the Bible Study on 2 Timothy, chapter 4. I have done several of your Bible Studies at my church and attended many of your conferences over the past 10 years. Friday and Saturday (15th & 16th of April) in Little Rock was such a wonderful, much needed study. Thank you, dear Sister, for listening to God and following His will in your life! I love you, Puden!

  39. 2889
    Casey says:

    Casey, Ooltewah, TN – “See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come.”

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    Dawn Glover says:

    My precious Puddin, I was blessed to be able to be there wrapped in the annointed blessing of our KING THIS WEEKEND IN lITTLE Rock. What a incredible service. First I must back up a bit so you know the Miracle Our Soverign God performed so that I & my three precious sisters in Christ could be there. I’ll start with my Bestie friend Michelle & her daughter Brooke who have come from the depths of such mbrokeness these last five months. You see the opposition has been tormenting this family through this mother& daughter & Grandmother dynamic for many years a month ago my dearest friend was fighting for her families renewal &restoration Brooke moved out & into her Grandmothers home because the stress & conflict the Godd fight was raging on at home it literaaly almost took my sweet Michelle to the very depths of Hell. There is a generational curse there where that is almost Michelle’s same story except Glory be to God Michelle is a Christian mother who thrives on her Church family to feed her spirit of her family. Less than a month ago through alot of prayer family counseling & The perfect Grace of God Brooke moved back home & my precious friends Michelle& her husband Roger had there girl back home. Michelle saw your venue & we knew we had to pray this trip even to be possible. Many things have crept up since meaning the opposition, clearly didn’t want for us to come to this place of truely spiritual & physical healing &that is my story I have a muscle disease that as of late reared it’s ugly head & just the weekend prior to your conference I wasn’t able to walk with out terrible pain & the assistance of my husband or a aid. last wednesday because I was able to get around fairly well I took my mom to a ladies luncheon & by the time I returned home my legs had gave out & I was worried my family who aren’t saved asked me how are you ever going to be able to go this weekend & Praise God Beth I could say without any hesitation because I can leave this at the foot of the cross, & I did by thursday evening I was ready packed all my household chores & my mind & body where in unisom. And we had great news my friends daughter would be a companing us to the conference.Praise him this trip was such a blessing for all of us. Sat.during break my sweet friend & her Aunt went down & had ojne of the volunteers pray for her family. I had went down as well & pray solely for my precious friends broken family & the curse taht has been on there family several generations I only asked of this healing nothing else. We all felt the Holy Spirit there wrapping his love around us & giving us Peace that passes all understanding. My friend who has been praying with large groups of fellow christians at our church said she felt almost like the weight of the world came off of her shoulders. Although the opposition sure wanted to do a no. on her daughter who the first day acted like she was bored & so on. But by saturday she was truely a changed girl. She even grabbed our hands in prayer as we three typically would but we would have to reach over to get hers. We Praise him for Travis & his awesome band because we truely worshiped with his two C.ds we bought at the conference with the exception of time out of the car & one hour Brooke listened to her groups all nine hours of the drive back home. To say Incrediblely moving doesn’t even come close. But I wanted you to know how Blessed we are to just be in your precious presents. And how our THE lord used your team to lift us out of the pit so that indeed we can see how far we have come by his GRACE. this may of been my first womens conference to be able to attend but I can say with certainty as long a s my Father allow’s it won’t be my last. Thank-you just didn’t seem adequate but from the very depths of my heart girlfriend to girlfriend. Sisters in Christ . I am humbled S

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    Casey says:

    Song of Songs 2:11-12 (NIV)

  42. 2892
    Melody says:

    Needing this promise so much…

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

    Myrtle Beach, SC

  43. 2893
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Dubuque, IA

    “May your unfailing love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise.” Psalm 119:41 (NIV)

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    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Redlands, CA: Ezekiel 36:26 (NIV) “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.”

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    Joyce Watson says:


    Therefore with joy you will draw water
    From the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12:3

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    Anne says:

    “Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,” Psalm 19:4, NIV

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    Cindy says:

    Columbia, MO
    “they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
    Lamentations 3:23 ESV

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    Erin says:

    Erin, Euless, TX

    “See, God has come to save me. I will trust in Him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; He has given me victory.” Isaiah 12:2

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    Jackie, Bloomburg, TX says:

    1 John 2:17 NIV
    The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.

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    Lori McAdams says:

    Lori from magnolia, TX

    If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; For God’s temple is sacred and you are HIS temple.
    1 Corinthians 3:17

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