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.


4,392 Responses to “2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 8!”

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  1. 351
    Jodie, Clemmons, NC says:

    “Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
    Worship the LORD with gladness;
    come before Him with joyful songs.”
    Psalm 100:1-2 NIV

  2. 352
    Vicky, Asheville, NC says:

    “I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.” Isaiah 45:3 NIV

  3. 353
    Jill says:

    Jill – Plano, Texas
    “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

  4. 354
    Cindy,Pueblo,CO says:

    ..to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt thru deceitful desires and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24 ESV

  5. 355

    Janet from St. Louis
    “Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.” James 1:19-20 (NLT)

  6. 356
    Donna Benjamin says:

    Tuscaloosa, AL

    “When I think of the wisdom and scope of God’s plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.” Ephesians 3:14-15 NLT

  7. 357
    Dori says:

    “She opens her mouth with WISDOM, and on her tongue is the LAW of KINDNESS.” Proverbs 31:26 NKJV

    Emphasizing helps me memorize! 🙂

    Astounded how God is working in my life through committing these verses to memory! Thank you for the challenge, Beth!

    Spring Hill, TN

  8. 358
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Austin, TX-

    “But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”

    1 Timothy 1:5 (NASB)

  9. 359
    Lisa says:

    Bless the Lord, all my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name. Psalm 103:1

  10. 360
    Tami Beaty says:

    Tami, Palm Coast, FL: 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

  11. 361
    Monica says:

    Taylor, AZ

    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your sould and with all your strength and with all your mind….Luke 10:27

  12. 362
    Loretta says:

    Loretta of Bloomfield, NJ
    Isaiah 44:3b-5
    I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
    and my blessing on your descendants.
    They will spring up like grass in a meadow,
    like poplar trees by flowing streams.
    One will say, ‘I belong to the Lord’;
    another will call himself by the name of Jacob;
    still another will write on his hand,
    “The LORDS’s,”
    and will take the name Israel.

  13. 363
    sheryl stearns says:

    will pray for Gods blessings on you and those you’ll be ministering too. I pray also for any triggers that may come your way, that you will be strengthened with Gods healing power.

  14. 364
    jill hoke says:

    Jill, Palm Coast

    Even the strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.

    Psalm 34:10 NLT

  15. 365
    Redeemed says:

    Owasso, OK
    ‘Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 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 transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4-7 NIV

  16. 366
    Katrina says:

    Katrina, Tulare, CA: “When You went out before Your people, O God, when You marched through the wasteland, the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the one of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. You gave abundant showers, O God; You refreshed Your weary inheritance.” Psalm 68:7-9 NIV

  17. 367
    Kay says:

    Kay, Sheridan
    You can make many plans, but the Lords purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:21 NLT

  18. 368
    Barbara says:

    Barbara New Orleans

    Isaiah 26:3-4 (The Message)

    Isaiah 26
    Stretch the Borders of Life
    1-6 At that time, this song will be sung in the country of Judah:
    We have a strong city, Salvation City,
    built and fortified with salvation.
    Throw wide the gates
    so good and true people can enter.
    People with their minds set on you,
    you keep completely whole,
    Steady on their feet,
    because they keep at it and don’t quit.
    Depend on God and keep at it
    because in the Lord God you have a sure thing.
    Those who lived high and mighty
    he knocked off their high horse.
    He used the city built on the hill
    as fill for the marshes.
    All the exploited and outcast peoples
    build their lives on the reclaimed land.

  19. 369
    Traci says:

    Decatur, Alabama: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 ESV

  20. 370
    Amber Moon says:

    Amber, Lincolnton, NC
    “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man” – Psalms 118:8, KJV

  21. 371
    Pamela says:

    Pamela, Missouri

    Rom 8:5 (NIV)
    Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live according to the spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

  22. 372
    Paige Szajnuk says:

    Paige, Overland Park, KS
    2 Tim 1:7 (NET)
    “For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and self-control.”
    (really need to focus on that self-control)

  23. 373
    Dana, Blue Ridge, TX says:

    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

  24. 374
    Gail says:

    Gail, Phoenix
    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

  25. 375
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Pineville, LA

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3 (NIV 2011)

  26. 376
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Springfield, MO. “Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” Psalm 86:11 (NIV)

  27. 377
    Debi says:

    Debi, Alva, FL (NKJV)

    Deuteronomy 7:9 “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;

  28. 378
    Jade Heiress says:

    Heather LaGrange, KY

    “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. ‘I will put my law on their minds and write it in their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people.”

    Jeremiah 31:33 (NIV)

  29. 379
    elvira says:

    Elvira, Grande Prairie, Alberta

    Psalm 19:14 NIV
    “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer!”

  30. 380
    Katie says:

    Katie, Augusta, Ga: In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10 (NASB)

  31. 381
    April says:

    April, Griffin Ga
    For no other god can save in this way
    Daniel 3:29b NIV

  32. 382
    L Diane says:

    L Diane, Indianapolis

    And God raised us up with Christ and seated us in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that He might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6-7 NIV

  33. 383
    Paula says:

    Paula – Albertville, AL

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

    James 1:2-3 NIV

  34. 384
    dora, TN says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Prov. 3:5-6 NKJV

  35. 385
    Kerry says:

    Kerry, Apple Creek, Ohio
    1 John 2:15-16 (MSG)
    Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practially everything that goes on in the world – wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important – has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out – but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.

  36. 386
    Luann says:

    Luann, Grand Junction CO (still working on the chunk i bit off at the beginning of the month)

    Romans 6:12-14 (New American Standard Bible)

    12Therefore do not let sin (A)reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts,

    13and do not go on (B)presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but (C)present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

    14For (D)sin shall not (E)be master over you, for (F)you are not under law but (G)under grace.

  37. 387
    Janell says:

    Janell, Denver CO 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 justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him! NIV

    How wonderful. Just the words I needed this morning.

  38. 388
    Deanne Johnson says:

    Deanne Laguna Hills, CA “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” Ephesians 2:8 NIV

  39. 389
    Karen Mceathron says:

    John 14:1…Do not let your hearts be troubled.Trust in God,trust also in me.

  40. 390
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Springfield, Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.Hebrews10:23 NIV

  41. 391
    Karen Norman says:

    Karen, Gallatin, TN: “Not to us O Lord, not to us, but to Your name give glory because of your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.” Psalm 115:1 (NASB)

  42. 392
    Shiffra says:

    Shiffra, Vicksburg, MI

    “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a G-d of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” Isaiah 30:18 NIV

  43. 393
    Diana , Mo says:

    Yet the Lord rises 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! NIV

  44. 394
    suzan benson says:

    Isaiah 30:18 NIV 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!
    Suzann Benson
    KIngwood, WV
    Thank you, Beth, had to use your verse because I so need it. . .so need HIM!!!

  45. 395
    Sara says:

    Sara Springfield Mo
    2 Corinthians 10:4 KJV
    For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.

  46. 396
    Chelsie Benson says:

    Chelsie Benson, San Angelo: Romans 12:2 “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.” NIV

  47. 397
    Raines says:

    Raines, Albany,GA: If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. Exodus 33:15 NIV

  48. 398
    Carol says:

    Carol, Hartley, Iowa
    Psalm 100:1-3
    Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
    Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come before Him with joyful songs.
    Know that the Lord is God.
    It is He who made us, and we are His;
    we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. NIV

  49. 399
    Dawn from Hawley, MN says:

    2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)
    “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, put a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline.”

  50. 400
    Carmen says:

    Carmen, Largo, FL “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrow, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.” Isaiah 53:3 NIV

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