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. 3351
    Cindy Love Childers says:

    Cindy Childers, Newton Tony, England

    “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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    Melissa Terry
    Austin, TX

    “Here I am with the children the Lord has blessed me with to be signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts who dwells on Mount Zion.” Isa. 8:18

  3. 3353
    Jeanie says:

    Jeanie in SD – I can do eveything through Him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

  4. 3354
    Marilyn Thimesch says:

    Marilyn, Missouri
    Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 (NKJV)

  5. 3355
    Kirsten says:

    Kirsten from Heavener, -“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
    I Cor. 10:23,31, ESV

  6. 3356
    Karen E says:

    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 3:18 NIV

    Yes, Lord! I say YES to your gracious love.

  7. 3357
    Tina says:

    “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
    NIV Matthew 5:6

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    Carolyn says:


    Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.

    John 14:19 NIV

  9. 3359
    Tracy Culley says:

    John 16:33 NIV
    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
    Tracy Culley
    Columbia, MO

  10. 3360
    Anne says:

    Anne, Wauchula

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Phil. 4:6-7 (NIV)

  11. 3361
    Jill H. says:

    Jill H. – Aurora, IL – Eph 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us

  12. 3362
    Katherine says:

    Katherine from The Colony, TX
    Psalm 27:4 ESV
    “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in his temple.”

  13. 3363
    EBS says:

    Erin, Little Rock, NIV

    “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him”

    Hebrews 5:7-10

  14. 3364
    Pat says:

    Crawfordsville, IN

  15. 3365
    Pat says:

    Crawfordsville, IN
    “I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 NIV

  16. 3366
    AJ says:

    AJ, Berkeley, CA: You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing. -Ps 145:16

  17. 3367
    Anita says:

    Big RIver, Saskatchewan

    I am late to post again, but have so been loving committing these verses to memory! So Good!!!

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres. Love never fails.

    1 Corinthians 13:4-8a NIV

    Such common verses, but I have never truely put them to memory. So powerful!!!

  18. 3368
    Cindy Bull says:

    Cindy Modesto, CA
    Psalm 78:2-5

    I will open my mouth with a parable;
    I will utter hidden things,
    things from of old—
    things we have heard and known,
    things our ancestors have told us.
    We will not hide them from their descendants;
    we will tell the next generation
    the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD,
    his power, and the wonders he has done.

  19. 3369
    Nikki says:

    Proverbs 18:21
    The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

  20. 3370
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Blue Springs, MO.

    “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. 3371
    Sandra Northern says:

    Sandra, Bethany and Kayleigh from Waco, TX: We are reading Kelly Minter’s new book, The Fitting Room, so here’s our verse: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12 NIV

  22. 3372
    Kori says:

    Kori, Duluth, MN:
    “But oh, that God would speak and open his lips to you, and that he would tell you the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves.” Job 11:5-6 ESV

  23. 3373
    Lea Ellen says:

    Lea Ellen, Cypress TX

    “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord, “and my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”

    Isaiah 55:8 (NLT)

  24. 3374
    Robin Fenton says:

    Robin – Thorndale, PA

    But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them – yet not I but the grace of God that was with me.

    1 Corinthians 15:10 (NIV)

  25. 3375
    Dannel says:

    Holtwood PA
    NIV Romans 8:9-10
    You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of reghteousness.

  26. 3376
    Diane B. of California says:

    They may come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap that hold them captive to do his (God’s) will.
    2Timothy 2;26

  27. 3377
    Becky Deal says:

    Richmond, KY

    I am including both my April 1 verse & also my April 15 verse. (My computer at home is out of commission & it has been difficult for me to get to the library internet) Nevertheless, I am keeping up with my memory work ~ PTL! 🙂

    James 1:19-20 NIV
    “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.”

    Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV
    “Finally, be strong in the LORD and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of GOD so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

  28. 3378
    Becky James says:

    I guess better late than never…I picked it a few days ago but haven’t been able to get on to post it. Becky, Pasco WA….NIV Phil 2:13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him.

  29. 3379
    Leslie says:

    Leslie, Decatur, TX
    So faith comes from hearing and hearing by the word of Christ. Romans 20:17 NASB

  30. 3380
    Sharon says:

    Sharon from Florien: “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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV

  31. 3381
    Alissa says:

    Alissa, Spring Tx-
    My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
    Ps 62:1-2 NIV

  32. 3382
    Jewel says:

    Was on a family trip to Washington, D.C. for 3 days. Am just catching up now. 🙂

    Jewel, Denver, PA — (NKJV)
    Hebrews 12:1-2
    “Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

  33. 3383
    Karen Houser says:

    Karen H from Sinclairville, N.Y.

    Why do you call me “Lord, Lord,” and do not what I say?

    Luke 6:46

  34. 3384
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Canton. The Lord my God will circumcise my heart and the hearts of my descendants, so that we may love Him will all our hearts and with all our souls, and live. (Deuteronomy 30:6 NIV)

  35. 3385
    Carol says:

    Carol ~ Webb City, MO

    “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”
    2 Corinthians 9:15 (NIV)

  36. 3386
    Amy, Fullerton CA says:

    But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
    Romans 5:8 NIV

  37. 3387
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, DeWitt, IA

    But I call to God and the Lord saves me.
    Evening, morning, and noon
    I cry out in distress,
    and he hears my voice.

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      Jessica says:

      Jessica, DeWitt, IA

      But I call to God
      and the Lord saves me.
      Evening, morning, and noon
      I cry out in distress,
      and he hears my voice.
      Psalms 55:16,17 (NIV)

  38. 3388
    Emily says:

    Emily, Elk Grove, CA

    Turn my heart towards your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
    Psalm 119:36-37 (NIV)

  39. 3389
    Megan says:

    Megan, Columbus. Finally, all of you, be like minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8 (NIV)

  40. 3390
    Paula Thompson says:

    Paula, Sapulpa, OK
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
    Joshua 1:9 NIV

  41. 3391
    Sharon Meekins says:

    Sharon Meekins
    Richmond, VA
    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. 1 Peter 2:9 NIV

  42. 3392
    Jeni Scudder says:

    1 John 2:10 (NASB)

    The one who loves his brother abides in the light and there is no cause for stumbling in him.

  43. 3393
    Kristen Meek says:

    Kristen, Kansas City: “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23 (NAS)

  44. 3394
    Deanna says:

    Deanna, Safford, AZ
    “I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God.” Isaiah 45:5a (NIV)

  45. 3395
    Annie Meek says:

    Annie, Kansas City: “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23 (NAS)

  46. 3396
    Caroline Meek says:

    Caroline, Kansas City: “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23 (NAS)

  47. 3397
    Robyn says:

    Lake Wylie, SC

    2 Corinthians 5:21 New International Version
    God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

  48. 3398
    Joyce says:

    Sorry to be so late–working.

    Joyce, Abilene, Prov 24:3
    By wisdom a house is built and through understanding it is established.

  49. 3399
    Kristen says:

    Kristen, Austin. Copying Beth! “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

  50. 3400
    Jana says:

    John 15:17 NIV
    This is my command: Love each other.

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