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. 2951
    Robin Moslander says:

    Robin, Aberdeen – “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the comng of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.” I Thessalonians 5:23-24 NIV

  2. 2952
    Michele says:

    Michele, Edmond, Ok.
    “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-23 NKJV

  3. 2953
    Ginger Walker says:

    Ginger, South Point, OH

    The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 2 Peter 3:9 NLT

  4. 2954
    Karla says:

    Karla, Maumee: “For in the day of trouble
    he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
    he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
    and set me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27:5 (NIV)

  5. 2955
    Denise says:

    Denise, Hernando Beach

    “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

  6. 2956
    Linda Wilson says:

    Linda, O’Fallon, IL
    Then I saw heaven opened and there before me was a white horse. The rider on the horse is called Faithful and True, and he is right when he judges and makes war. His eyes are like burning fire and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him, which no one but himself knows.
    Revelation 19:11-12 NCV

  7. 2957
    Heidi Tracht says:

    Heidi Tracht
    Nampa, ID

    Our fathers were unwilling to be obedient to him, but repudiated him, and in their hearts turned back to Egypt.

    Acts 7:39 (NIV)

  8. 2958
    Linda in Austin says:

    I am content with what I have because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”(Hebrews 13:5)

  9. 2959
    Julia says:

    Julia, Glendora, CA. “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” John 14:26 NASB

  10. 2960
    Katie says:

    Katie (Firestone, CO)

    “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.” John 12:26 NKJV

  11. 2961
    Lauren says:

    Lauren-Plano, TX
    For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
    Ephesians 5:8 NIV

  12. 2962
    Rita Quinlan says:

    Rita – Alva, Florida

    Therefore, know that the Lord your God, He is God; the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.

    Deuteronomy 7:9 Amplified Bible

  13. 2963
    Paula says:

    Paula, Newark, Ohio
    “We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me.” Colossians 1:28-29 NIV

  14. 2964
    Christi says:

    Christi, Clinton- “He is your constant source of stablilty.” Isaiah 33:6(NET)

  15. 2965
    Lisa Thompson says:

    Rather late than never!

    Lisa Thompson, Richmond, BC

    Joel 2:24-26(a) (King James Version)

    “And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

    And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten…”

  16. 2966
    Rene' says:

    Edmond, OK

    Isaiah 55:9 (NIV)

    “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my
    ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your

  17. 2967
    Jaclyn says:

    Jaclyn, Houston. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.” Psalm 111:10 NIV

  18. 2968
    Karon says:

    For Thou hast been my help, And in the shadow of Thy wings I sing for joy.

    Psalm 63:7 NASB

  19. 2969
    Kim B says:

    Kim B, Center, TX:
    2 Timothy 4:5 (NIV) – “But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.”

  20. 2970
    MarySue says:

    MarySue Auburndale and Brevard “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

  21. 2971
    Crystal says:

    Crystal – Milford, IA
    But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
    1 Peter 2:9-10 (TNIV)

  22. 2972
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Ontario Canada

    “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.”
    ( Isa. 41:10 NIV)

  23. 2973
    Andrea says:

    Andrea- Florence, Ky: “Commit your wat to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5

  24. 2974
    Cindy Peterson says:

    Cindy Early Tx.
    Luke 24:50 NKJ And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them

  25. 2975
    Shelly in Cleveland says:

    But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. Jeremiah 17:7, NIV

  26. 2976
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Statesville NC
    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
    Romans 12:9-13 (NIV)

  27. 2977
    Lisa says:

    Lisa M.-Mesa, Arizona!

    Matthew 6:9-13 NCV

    So When you pray, you should pray like this. “Our Father in heaven, may your name always be kept holy. May your kingdom come and and what you want be done, here on earth as it is in heaven. Give us the food we need for each day. Forgive us for our sins, just as we have forgiven those who sinned against us. And do not cause us to be tempted, but save us from the Evil One. The Kingdom, he power, and the glory are yours forever. AMEN!

  28. 2978
    Erin VT says:

    Chippewa Falls, WI

    “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.”
    Psalm 34:8 NIV

  29. 2979
    Jennifer Lennon says:

    Jen, Knoxvill, TN
    But I trust in you, O LORD; I say,”You are my God.” My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.
    Psalm 31:14-15 (NIV)

  30. 2980
    Alyson Lung says:

    Alyson, Longmont, CO
    I can do all things through him who gives me strength.
    Phillipians 4:13; NIV

  31. 2981
    Zan Nevels says:

    Zan from Franklin, TN

    “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
    Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for him.”

    Lamentations 3:21-24 NIV

  32. 2982
    Joanne, Galesburg, IL says:

    “The LORD is the sronghold of my life–of whom shaill I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 NIV

  33. 2983
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Fort Collins: “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.” James 1:19-20 NIV

  34. 2984
    Joanne, Galesburg, IL says:

    “The LORD is the sronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 NIV

  35. 2985
    Genie Cowden says:

    Genie C., OKC, OK

    “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry! Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.” Colossians 3:1-6 NIV

  36. 2986
    letsroll says:

    Janice, Tulsa. “He shall seduce with flattery those who violate the covenant, but the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.” Daniel 11:32 ESV

  37. 2987
    Peggy C says:

    Peggy ~Houston, TX

    Psalm 63:1-2
    O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You, my body longs for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
    I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and Your glory.

  38. 2988
    Mary from Austin,TX says:

    “God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” Ephesians 3:20 (The Message)

  39. 2989
    Sydney says:

    Sydney, Tucson,AZ
    Isaiah 53:5

    “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.”

  40. 2990
    Kathy chang says:

    Kathy chang, Bakersfield

     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

  41. 2991
    Diane G. Olive Branch, MS says:

    1 John 1:9 (English Standard Version)

    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

  42. 2992
    Kim Kauffman says:

    Kim, Salem, OR –
    James 1:19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

  43. 2993
    Amanda Dodd says:

    Amanda, Queen City, TX: But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

  44. 2994
    Brittany says:

    Brittany, Dallas
    “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2, NIV)

  45. 2995
    Lindsey says:

    Madison, GA

    “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” -Psalm 27:14 (ESV)

  46. 2996
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, La Grande
    “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Tim. 1:7 ESV

  47. 2997
    Amanda says:

    I was at your Little Rock event, and I just wanted to say how blessed I have felt this weekend! You have an amazing gift of speaking God’s word!! Of course, as you say, TO GOD BE THE GLORY!! I was able to let somethings go that I haven’t been able to move past for a long time! Thank you so much for “coming home” and I pray that you will be able to come again in the future!! By the way, I love exclamation points also!!!


  48. 2998
    MaryDinPhxAZ says:

    But now thus says the LORD,
    he who created you, O Jacob,
    he who formed you, O Israel:
    “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
    I have called you by name, you are mine.
    Is. 43:1 ESV

  49. 2999
    Amy says:

    Amy, Colorado Springs, CO:

    “For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” – I Cor. 1:18, NASB.

  50. 3000
    Mary Helen says:

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction.
    2Cor. 1:3-4

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