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. 3051
    PJ says:

    PJ – Atlanta

    I will praise you as long as I live, and in Your name I will lift up my hands. Psalm 63:4 (NIV)

  2. 3052
    Simply Susan says:

    Susan, Hillsboro, KS
    I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
    Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Ps 27:13-14 NAS

  3. 3053
    Anna Bowser says:

    Anna, Indiana
    No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted, beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
    1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJ)

  4. 3054
    Bridget says:

    Romans 15:1

    “We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.”

  5. 3055
    Reeder says:

    Jeremiah 29:11 (New Living Translation)
    11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

  6. 3056
    Angela says:

    Garner, NC

    But it was our sins that did that to Him, that ripped and tore and crushed Him-our sins! He took the punishment and that made us whole. Through His bruises we get healed.
    Isaiah 53:4, the message

  7. 3057
    Jill Winter says:

    Jill Winter, Danville, KY

    1 Corinthians 2:9

    However, as it is written:
    “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” NIV

  8. 3058
    alice says:

    Alice, Rockford, IL Psalm 3:3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. (NIV)

  9. 3059
    Barb says:

    Barb from Lino Lakes, MN

    Ps.86 (NIV)

    Hear, O Lord, and answer me for I am poor and needy. Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in You.

  10. 3060
    Sue Harris says:

    Sue – Pasadena, TX: “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.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  11. 3061
    Sandra Harvey says:

    Sandra, Florida. “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 3:22-24 (NIV)

  12. 3062
    Barb says:

    BJ from Owatonna, MN


    OF PEACE” 1 COR 14:33

  13. 3063
    Pat from Kansas says:

    Pat; Valley Center, KS
    Luke 9:23 NLT

    Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower,you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily,and follow me.”

  14. 3064
    Jennifer, Talbott says:

    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 thoughts.”

  15. 3065
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, SC
    Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
    – Matthew 11:28, NIV

  16. 3066
    Laura Hoffman says:

    Laura in Denver, NC
    Galatians 6:9 NIV
    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

  17. 3067
    Micah, Knoxville TN says:

    Philippians 2:14 NIV

    “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.”

  18. 3068
    Mandy says:

    1 Peter 3:8,9 (NIV)

    “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

  19. 3069
    Carol says:

    1 Peter 3:8,9 (NIV)

    “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

  20. 3070
    shannon michaelis says:

    Shannon M., Houston, TX: “Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.” Isaiah 58:8-9

  21. 3071
    Kimberly says:

    Kim, Warren: “But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Jeremiah 31:33

  22. 3072
    Didaskala says:

    Liz, Washington D.C.
    Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV

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      Carol says:

      Carol, Pierre SD
      Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill?
      Psm 15: 1

      For May 1st:
      Carol, Pierre SD
      He who walks up rightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.
      Psm 15:2

  23. 3073
    Lisa Snow says:

    Lisa, Houston “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 5:10

  24. 3074
    Tracy says:

    Tracy, Edgewood
    Hear my cry, O God,listen to my prayer;from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! ~Psalm 61:1-4 (ESV)

  25. 3075
    Kate says:

    Kate from Cheney, WA

    He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

    Mark 5:34, NIV

  26. 3076
    Amber J says:

    Amber J, Denton TX
    1 Corinthians 3:16-17 NASB
    Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
    If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.

  27. 3077
    Kristin Lambert says:

    Sorry this is SO late! I wrote it in my spiral but forgot to post!

    Kristin, Burwell, UK
    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:12-13 NIV

  28. 3078
    diane says:

    diane, Baraboo, Wisconsin
    A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
    Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
    She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
    She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
    She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. Proverbs 31:10-15 NIV

  29. 3079
    Caryn says:

    Caryn, Fort Worth, TX

    “But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.” Romans 8:25 (NLT)

  30. 3080
    Laura Brown says:

    Laura, Houston, Texas

    “Surely I have composed and quieted my soul;
    like a weaned child rests against his mother,
    my soul is like a weaned child within me.”
    Psalm 131:2 NAS

  31. 3081
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Yorktown, VA

    Ps 27:8 My heart says of you seek his face! Your face Lord I will seek.

  32. 3082
    Barbara, Bakersfield says:

    But you, man of God, flee from all this and persue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

  33. 3083
    Aimee says:

    Aimee, Columbus, Ohio

    John 14:27 NIV
    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

  34. 3084
    JoJo Sutis says:

    JoJo Sutis, Doyline, LA
    “And therefore will the Lord wait, that He may be gracious unto you & therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgement: blessed are all they that wait for Him.” ISAIAH 30:18 KJV

  35. 3085
    Hannah says:

    Isaiah 30:18 “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justie. Blessed are all who wiat for him!” NIV

  36. 3086
    Charlotte Dial says:

    Hi Beth – I attended your conference and received such a blessing. I will tell you that Satan tried every way in the world to prevent me from coming; however, our God had other plans. I appreciate so much your transparency and your encouragement for us to fullfill our ministry. I have been leading a women’s bible group for a little over a year now and have felt so inadequate. I found myself hovering in the thoughts of failure and being so critical about how I presented the lessons. I was just terrified and to beat all the women in my class are very seasoned, mature christians. I KNEW I was supposed to teach but I had migrated to leaning on my ability to do it. It had got so bad that I was afraid to allow the Holy Spirit to speak to me directly from His word and found myself searching the internet or using books and others material to prepare the lessons (so, to put it bluntly I did not seek God’s direction at all in the lesson preparation because I had no confidence in my ability to hear/see what God wanted me to do). During the conference the Holy Spirit gave me a HUGE victory and helped me understand to just LISTEN and TRUST him and stop doubting (it was sin and I had to ask for forgiveness). I went home Saturday and prepared my lesson and GOD graced our class with a lesson that came directly from him. I’m so grateful. Thank you for being used by his Spirit.

  37. 3087
    Sandy Bodin says:

    Proverbs 4:23

    Watch over your heart with all diligence
    For from it flow the springs of life.

  38. 3088
    Susan says:

    Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret-it leads only to evil.
    Psalms 37:8

    Elizabethtown, PA

  39. 3089
    Alane says:

    ” My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor.”
    Ecclesiastes 2:10

  40. 3090
    Connie says:

    Connie, Iowa,Sorry this is late but was out of town. Isaiah54:13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord, And great shall be the peace of your children.NKJV

  41. 3091
    Barbra Keeler says:

    The 15th just slipped right by us! So sorry we’re late!

    Barbra, Oxford, PA

    Isaiah 30:18 NIV
    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!

  42. 3092
    Hannah Keeler says:

    Hannah, Oxford, PA

    Psalm 139:4 NIV
    Before a word is on my tongue
    you, LORD, know it completely.

  43. 3093
    Jodi says:

    Jodi, Springfield, MO

    “Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge.” Psalm 62:8 HCSB

  44. 3094
    Elizabeth Keeler says:

    Elizabeth, Oxford, PA

    2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
    Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

  45. 3095
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Birmingham, AL. By oppression and judgment He was taken away. And who can speak of His descendants? For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people He was stricken. -Isaiah 53:8 (NASB)

  46. 3096
    Amy says:

    Amy, Lexington, KY
    1 Peter 5:9-10(Message)
    Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ-eternal and glorious plans they are!- will have you put together and on your feet for good.

  47. 3097
    Michelle says:

    Romans 15:13 NIV
    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.

  48. 3098
    Susan says:

    Susan, Barrie, ON, Canada

    “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last. John 15:16 NIV

  49. 3099
    Amy says:

    Amy, Tyler, TX
    Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.
    Philippians 2:14 NIV

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    Trisa says:

    Trisa, Aberdeen, SD
    “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; if one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!” Ecclesiastes 4:9 and 10

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