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. 4101
    Rita says:

    Devote yourselves to prayer,
    being watchful and thankful.
    Colossians 4:2 NIV

    Midland, TX

  2. 4102
    Sally Stewart says:

    Sally, Grants, NM
    Ephesians 6:11 (Ephesians 6)

    Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. ESV

  3. 4103
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, College Station
    1 Chronicles 17:20 NIV
    There is none like You, oh Lord, and there is no GOd beside You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

  4. 4104
    Lacie says:

    Lacie, Americus

    April 1st
    Devote yourselves to prayer being watchful and thankful.

    Colossions 42 NIV

    April 15th

    Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm, mothing is too hard for You. Jeremiah 32:17

  5. 4105
    Robin says:

    Robin from Morehead, Ky.

    “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives generously to all without finding fault in them.”
    James 1:5 NIV

  6. 4106
    Kelly Webb says:

    Kelly~ Hickory, NC

    “The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.”

    1 Corinthians 7:3 NIV

  7. 4107
    Jillian says:

    Jillian, Louisville, KY “Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; Psalm 25:4

  8. 4108
    Iris says:

    Iris, Sherwood, AR: Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Colossians 3:19

  9. 4109
    Ruth Cherry says:

    Ruth Cherry, Royse City, Texas:

    Psalms 73:26
    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

  10. 4110
    LK says:

    LK AZ

    2 Peter 1:3-5 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in His divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. (NIV)

  11. 4111
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Minneapolis, MN
    “Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.”
    Isaiah 26:12 NIV

  12. 4112
    Vicky says:

    Vicky, Enders:
    Proverbs 19:23 KJV

    The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied: he shall not be visited with evil.

  13. 4113

    Such wonderful blog message, Beth! Am praying for all of you!
    Nogalus Prairie

    “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” ESV
    (I sang it years ago, but never memorized it with a reference) So meaningful for me these past couple of weeks!

  14. 4114
    Matia says:

    Matia, Fort Worth, “giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light.” Colossians 1:12 (HCSB)

  15. 4115
    Charlie says:

    1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 NIV

    May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

  16. 4116
    Paula says:

    Paula, Lake Charles “Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word”. Hebrews 10:23 (MSG)

  17. 4117
    Dian Pope says:

    Cast all your anxiety on Him, because he cares for you.

    1 Peter 5:7 NIV

  18. 4118
    Dian Pope says:

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

    Col 3:23 NIV

  19. 4119
    Sue, Slate Hill, says:

    Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

    Hebrews 12:14 NIV

  20. 4120
    Martha says:

    Martha, Dickinson, ND
    Psalm 32:7
    You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah (NIV)

  21. 4121
    Ashley says:

    I know this is late, I just kept forgetting to post it!

    “Whatever you do, work at it will all your heart, as working for the Lord, and not for men.”

    Colossians 3:23, NIV

  22. 4122
    Dixie Hubbard says:

    Dixie in Trophy Club, Texas says:

    Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.

    1 Corinthians 10:24
    New American Standard

  23. 4123
    Becca says:

    NIV Galatians 2:20
    I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,who loved me and gave himself for me.

  24. 4124
    emily says:

    Emily MEchanicsville, VA NIV
    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

  25. 4125
    Martha, Lexington, Ky: says:

    The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. Genesis 6:6, NIV

  26. 4126
    Kristi says:

    Yes, joyful are those who live like this. Joyful indeed are those whose God is the Lord! NIV

  27. 4127
    Katie Smith says:

    Katie, Roanoke Tx “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

  28. 4128
    Linda says:

    Burnsville, MN

    Phillipians 4:8 NIV
    “Therefore brothers, whatever is true, whatever noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable…if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think on such things.”

  29. 4129
    Gaye Mashburn says:

    My two verses this month are
    Daniel 9:4&5
    I prayed to the Lord and confessed: O Lord, the great & awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love Him and obey His commands, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws.

    I am using these verses, in my prayers when I am repenting from my sins. Also, the sins of the individuals I interceed for when I pray.

    Can’t wait to meet with everyone in Jan.2012

  30. 4130
    Sarah Degner,Heath,TX says:

    Luke 9:62 (New International Version, ©2011)

    62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

  31. 4131
    Christy says:

    Christy, Greeley, CO: “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32 NIV

    Linda (Mom & Nana): “The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zeph. 3:17 NIV

    Josie (age 11): “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1 NIV

    Isabel (age 8): “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8

  32. 4132
    Amy says:

    Amy 7634, SF Bay Area, CA:
    “Rely on the Lord! Be strong and confident! Rely on the Lord!”
    Psalm 27:14 (The NET Bible)

  33. 4133
    Debbie says:

    I think I forgot to post verse 8:

    Debbie, Atlanta
    “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one…” Ephesians 6:16 ESV

  34. 4134
    Heather says:

    Crystal springs, ms-   And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. I Peter 5:10 NIV

  35. 4135
    Cari says:

    Cari, Huntington, WV (Verse #8)

    So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. Galations 5:16 NIV

  36. 4136
    Jennifer Rott says:

    “There is no fear in love. But perfect love casts out fear, for fear has to do with punishment and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” <3 🙂

  37. 4137
    Lora, Round Rock says:

    For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future nor any powers, neither height nor depth nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Oomans 8:38-39 NIV

  38. 4138
    Dawn Deare says:

    Dawn, Lafayette, Louisiana
    Psalm 103:10-12 NIV
    He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him. as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

  39. 4139
    Penny Burke says:

    Penny, Cincinnati. “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105, NIV

  40. 4140
    Dian Pope says:

    For everyone who asks, receives. He who seeks, finds & to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

    Matt 7:8 NIV

  41. 4141
    Cheryl Dillistone says:

    Cheryl from Hattiesburg MS

    NIV Isaiah 40: 30 Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.

  42. 4142
    Crystie says:

    Crystie, Rock Hill, SC

    “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
    Philippians 1:6

  43. 4143
    Melanie says:

    “But God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love & self discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

  44. 4144
    Shandra Maxwell says:

    NKJV Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. I Corinthians 9:24

  45. 4145
    Kate says:

    Kate, Arvada. “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 2 Thes 5:16-18 NIV

  46. 4146
    Marcia says:

    Dear Beth and LPM

    I want to thank you for touching my heart! I have just completed your Woman’s Bible Study on Revelations at our churh and I was completely overwhelmed by what I learned and how you so effectively shared our Lords word through John. Beth, being a native Houstonian, I have heard about you and LPM for some time but have never experienced you or your material first hand until this year at our church bible study. At the end of the Revelations series, I found myself missing Gods word through you and was yearning for more. I have a confession to make. My husband gifted me with your book, ‘So Long Insecurity’ last year. My reaction to this gift surprised me. I was confused and offended by it. I certainly didn’t think that I was insecure. But clearly, my husband did. I didn’t read it. I decided to put the book away on a shelf and dismissed it. However, last month, after the bible study was over, I went searching for your book. I had a burning desire to know more. I read your book in two days. I could’t put it down. Come to find out, I am insecure in some areas of my life. Your words were right on and have definitely inspired me to change and stand strong and to help other women through your message. I know this was a devine intervention for me and I thank you so much for the knowledge and confidence that I gained from your words. I have since shared your book with others in my network in hopes that your words will help them in their lives as well. I look forward to James, reading your blog and staying connected and pray that we may someday get to meet in person so I can thank you in person! Blessings- Marcia

  47. 4147
    Donna says:

    The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

  48. 4148
    Aliza Duley says:

    Aliza, NZL. If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves and the truth is not in us.
    But if we confess our sins, He will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right. He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done.
    If we say we have not sinned, we make God a liar, and we do not accept God’s teaching. 1 John 1:8-10 (NCV)

  49. 4149
    Mary Jen Bear says:

    Verse #9

    “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
    Romans 3:23

  50. 4150
    Barb says:

    Barb, Jacksonville: I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me. Psalm 13:6 (NIV)

    (better late than never)

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