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. 3551
    Carly Alzen says:

    Carly in Hartwell, GA

    Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. – Psalm 73:25-26 NLT

  2. 3552
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Senoia “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, then you will be able to test of approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

  3. 3553
    Catherine says:

    Catherine ~ Grants Pass, OR
    “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV

  4. 3554
    Sally Denton says:

    Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;He rises to show compassion. For the Lord is a God of Justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him. Isaiah 30:18 NIV

  5. 3555
    Becky says:

    Becky, Brunswick, Ga. 2Co 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (NKJV)

  6. 3556
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, Spring, TX – Let your conversations be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:5-7 NIV

  7. 3557
    KaRetha says:

    KaRetha, Denham Springs, LA
    “He is not here; he has risen just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”
    Matthew 28:6 (NIV)

  8. 3558
    Terri says:

    Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say rejoice! Philippians 4:4

  9. 3559
    Holly Belt says:

    Holly Belt, Spring Hill,TN

    Acts 1:8
    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,and in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

  10. 3560
    Paula W. says:

    I’m so sorry I’m late…life’s been a blur. But I did pick a verse out…just hadn’t gotten to the computer to input it! HA!

    1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV) “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”

  11. 3561
    Sandy says:

    I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will councel you with My eye upon you.
    Psalm 32:8 NAS

  12. 3562
    lvmolen says:

    Lisa Elmhurst, IL
    “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

  13. 3563
    Cathie Byers says:

    Cathie – Jacksonville, Florida

    “The LORD lives!
    Blessed be my Rock!
    Let God be exalted,
    The Rock of my salvation!

    2 Samuel 22:47 (New King James Version)

  14. 3564
    Ann says:

    But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
    Matthew 6:33-34

  15. 3565
    Tracy says:

    Tracy, Spring, TX

    James 4:10 NIV

    “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”

  16. 3566
    Dana says:

    Boerne, TX

    And the mystery is that Christ lives in you, and he is your hope in sharing God’s glory.
    Colossians 1:27 CEV

  17. 3567
    Jo Ann says:

    Jo Ann/Lincoln,NE

    Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light & momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweights them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. II Corinthians 4: 16,17,18 NIV

  18. 3568
    danae says:

    danae | lafayette, in

    “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

    — isaiah 40:29

  19. 3569
    Rachel Small says:

    Rachel Small, La Habra, CA

    But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his strips we are healed.
    Isaiah 53:5 ESV

  20. 3570
    Deb says:

    Deb, Topeka, KS

    1 Peter 5: 5-7, NKJV

    Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for
    “God resists the proud,
    But gives grace to the humble.” Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

    To all the ladies on my Siesta scripture memory team at Town & Country Christian Church: Keep at it! It will be worth it!

  21. 3571
    Tammy G says:

    Tammy G.
    Greencastle, IN

    “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who gives me strength, that He considered me faithful, appointing me to His service.” 1 Timothy 1:12

  22. 3572
    Bonnie Dancer says:

    Bonnie, Camas Valley, OR Isaiah 30:18 NKJV
    Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are those who wait for Him.

  23. 3573
    Stacey Johnson says:

    Sorry this is sooo late.

    Stacey, Sugar Land, TX

    “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?”

    1 Corinthians 6:19 NRSV

  24. 3574
    Tara says:

    Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.

    Psalm 28:6-7 NIV

  25. 3575
    Heather says:

    Heather, Franklin, MA. “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

  26. 3576
    Amanda says:

    A little late…..

    Amanda in Dover, TN

    Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

  27. 3577
    Johanna says:

    Be not quick in your spirit to become angry for anger lodges in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9 NIV

  28. 3578
    Heather says:

    Heather, Leawood, Kansas. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 (NIV).

  29. 3579
    Karen Knudson says:

    Karen, Santa Ana
    Philippians 4:13 (King James)
    I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

  30. 3580
    Rebekah says:

    Rebekah, Perth, Australia. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23

  31. 3581
    LIz says:

    Liz, Edmond, OK: For your maker is your husband- the Lord Almighty is his name- the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. Isaiah 54:5, NIV

  32. 3582
    nancy says:

    “I will sing for joy in God, explode in praise from deep in my soul!” Isaiah 61:10, the message

  33. 3583
    Marty says:

    As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. Psalm 42:1

  34. 3584
    Cindy says:

    “Be Still and Know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

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    amy says:

    Amy, Huntsville AL “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

  36. 3586
    Rhonda McClellan says:

    Rhonda McClellan, Newnan, Georgia
    (sorry I’m late)

    “Who am I, LORD God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?” 1 Chron 17:16 NIV

  37. 3587

    Hebrews 9:11-13 (Amplified Bible) “He went once for all into the [Holy of] Holies [of heaven], not by virtue of the blood of goats and calves [by which to make reconciliation between God and man], but His own blood, having found and secured a complete redemption (an everlasting release for us)”…especially the last phrase…”complete redemption (an everlasting release for us)”…reminded me of the quote I loved from Beth Moore’s Esther Bible study…”You cannot amputate your history from your destiny, that’s what redemption is for”…redemption–an everlasting release for us…Praise You Lord Jesus!

  38. 3588
    Carrie Hays says:

    Carrie Hays, Houston, TX
    “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 NIV

  39. 3589
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Wise
    “Therefore the LORD will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him
    Isaiah 30:18 NKJV

  40. 3590
    Tori says:

    Isaiah 41:10 NIV
    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.

    Tori D.Mays
    Elmer, La

  41. 3591
    Brennan says:

    Proverbs 15:1 NIV
    A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    Brennan P. Mays
    Elmer, La

  42. 3592
    Cinnalyn says:

    Cindy, Wapakoneta, Ohio
    “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)

  43. 3593
    Paulett says:

    Hebrews 7:26 NIV
    Such a High Priest meets our need-
    One who is holy, blameless, pure,set apart from sinners,
    Exalted above the heavens!

    Paulette P. Mays
    Elmer, La

  44. 3594
    Christi says:

    Christi – Colleyville, TX

    Hebrews 13:21
    May he equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

  45. 3595
    Susan says:

    “…so is my word that goes out from my mouth. It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
    Isaiah 55:11 NIV

  46. 3596
    Amanda Rearden says:

    Amanda Rearden, Windermere, FL (Orlando)

    “I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds of confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery.” Col. 2:2 (MSG)

  47. 3597
    Leah says:

    Leah, Houston:

    Isaiah 54:4
    “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame.
    Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.
    You will forget the shame of your youth
    and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.” NIV

    Apologies for being late.

  48. 3598
    Marti Colbaugh says:

    Marti, Loganville, ga
    3.” A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to Laugh; a time to morn, and a time to dance;
    Ecclesiastes 3:3-4 nkjv

  49. 3599
    Romona says:

    Romona, East Alton
    Psalm 107: 20 – 21 (NIV)
    He sent forth His Word and healed them; He rescued them from the grave.
    Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men.

    I’m late with my post but not with my verse. God’s Living Word is transforming! Praise God!

  50. 3600
    Teri Smith says:

    Teri S. Gadsden, AL
    These [trial] have come so that your faith— of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire— may proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
    I Peter 1:7 NIV

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