2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 12!

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**January 20-21, 2012**

Hear bells and whistles and lots of music, maybe even a few beginning bars of the Hallelujah chorus: YOU MADE IT EXACTLY HALFWAY!!!! You are officially over the hump after you get this entry behind you.

Way to go, Sisters. Way to go! It’s a pretty good feeling, isn’t it? Don’t think for a second that the enemy didn’t try to steal away your focus and commitment. If you made it this far, you fought with him and won. This is a big victory. Celebrate it with your very faithful God.

I want to brag on you for being so fastidious about limiting your comments to the memory verses. Even when I’ve taunted you with extra conversation, you’ve held steadfastly to the rule. You are the best group ever. To look down the comment stream and see nothing but verses is immensely powerful. My faith explodes in my chest every single time. The sight of it and the effect it was having on my own personal life led me to invite anybody on Twitter who could use a fresh brainwashing to come and peruse it. I pray that numbers were blessed and that some took the challenge and decided to start memorizing Scripture.

All that said, this time, since we’re at the halfway point, I’m going to open your comments up to one extra line for the sake of personal testimony. After you’ve documented all your usual information (First name, city, verse, and translation), finish this sentence: Memorizing God’s Word this year has…

Get as specific as you can!

So you’ll have an example to go by, here’s my entry this time around with the completion of the added sentence:

Beth, Houston. “Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (The NET Bible) Memorizing God’s Word this year has caused me to have a redirected mind in a situation that could have bred fear and discontentment.

Get the idea? OK, now it’s your turn.

P.S. Here’s some really great news! Android and Blackberry SSMT apps are up, running and available. AND, plans toward our January celebration are already in full swing! We can hardly wait to host you here, Sisters.

I love you like crazy.


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  1. 451
    mk (go-between) says:

    Gig Harbor WA

    I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 NASB

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has helped this old heart be refreshed & returns me to the One when I become weary.

  2. 452
    Sandra Harvey says:

    Sandra, Florida. “So I will restore to you the years the that the swarming locust have eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. Joel 2:25 SFL Bible for Women Memorizing God’s Word this year to overcome fear, and to take Him at His Word.

  3. 453
    Pam says:

    Pam, Sioux Falls, SD

    ” The law of the LORD is perfect,
    reviving the soul.
    The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.
    The precepts of the LORD are right,
    giving joy to the heart.
    The commands of the LORD are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes.”
    Psalm 19:7&8, NIV

    Memorizing Scripture this year has been a challenge, but the verses are a lifeline that hold me steady throughout all of the challenges that face each day. Believing the truth of His Word gets me through!

  4. 454
    Angela says:

    Angela; Covington, GA

    “I lift my eyes up to the hills – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 NIV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has been the only comfort to sustain me in a very difficult time.

  5. 455

    2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
    4 who comforts us in all our troubles,
    so that we can comfort those in any trouble
    with the comfort we ourselves have received from God

    Deltona, FL

    I think what I’ve come to understand most
    is God communicates with us through scripture,
    and He will use what we memorize to bless
    us and remind us He is there. He reminded me.

  6. 456
    Amy Glandon says:

    Romans 8:26 NLT
    “And the Holy Spirit helps us in our distress. For we don’t even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray. But the Holy SPirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.”

  7. 457
    Kelly says:

    Kelly~Hermiston, OR

    For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love the God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    Romans 8:38 (NKJV)

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has been like a life preserver among a sea of thoughts that could have drowned me otherwise.

  8. 458
    Judy McMillin says:

    Judy, Tehachapi. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”John 16:33(NKJV) Memorizing God’s word this year has helped me to adjust my attitude in stressful situations when in the past I would not or could not.

  9. 459
    Lisa Cash says:

    Lisa, Plano, TX: ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. IICor 12:9 (NIV)

  10. 460
    Kim says:

    Kim, New Port Richey, FL
    Joshua 1:8 NLT
    “Study this Book of the Law continually. Meditate on it day and night so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it. Only then will you succeed.”

    Memmorizing God’s Word this year has helped me to focus on Him and talk to Him about just about everything throughout the day!

  11. 461
    Peggy Funk says:

    Peggy, Tucson, AZ “Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord, for I hide myself in you.” Ps 143:9 NIV Memorizing God’s Word this year has made me determined to do it again next year.

  12. 462
    Christina Luther says:

    Christina Luther
    Roseburg, OR

    Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.

    James 1:20

    Memorizing Gods word this year has been difficult. It has fallen in my priority level many times and I regret that.

  13. 463
    dixie says:

    Dixie, Santa Monica, California, Jeremiah 9:24 (NIV)

    “but let him who boasts boast about this:
    that he understands and knows me,
    that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth,
    for in these I delight,” declares the LORD.

    I have been memorizing scriptures verses that really speak to me and my circumstances. Reviewing them daily keeps that fresh memory of God’s intimate speaking into my life, alive!

  14. 464
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Montrose, CO:
    The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Isaiah 40:28-29 (NLT)
    Memorizing God’s word this year has given me powerful promises and perspective to deal with difficult situations in my life.

  15. 465
    Christelle says:

    Christelle, Delafield WI

    “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
    23 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
    24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for him.”
    Lam 3:22-24

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has helped me to cling to the only True Hope, it has fed and filled my craving soul with Bread that truly satisfies.

  16. 466
    beth says:

    Beth, Hartland, “You must dispaly a new nature because you are a new person, created in God’s likeness-righteous, holy,nad true.” NLT
    Memorizing scripture has been challenging and yet rewarding because His word always produces fruit.

  17. 467
    Valerie says:

    Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.

    James 3:10, NIV
    Valerie, SC

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has taught me to search for scriptures that address a current need in my life. (Yikes!)

  18. 468
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Arcadia, CA
    Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:10 (NKJV)

    This is the only thing that has kept me sane this year. Praise God!

  19. 469
    Karlys says:

    Karlys, La Place, LA
    But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
    1 Corinthians 13:13 NASB
    Memorizing God’s Word this year has taught me so much about LOVE.

  20. 470
    Lindsay Pool says:

    Lindsay, Centerton, AR – “I lift up my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1

  21. 471
    Jodi says:

    Jodi,Fairhope, AL: Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said,”I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 NKJV

    Memorizing God’s word this year has made me realize that one of the best ways to know God is to know His Word.

  22. 472
    Angie Neal says:

    Angie, Cincinnati~
    Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2 (NIV)
    Memorizing God’s Word this year has taught me what it means to truly have my mind renewed.

  23. 473
    Kate says:

    Kate, Hillsboro, OR
    “Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever.” I Timothy 4:8 (The Message)

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has allowed me to listen to My Father’s heart in a deeper way.

  24. 474
    Joan says:

    Joan/Coppell, TX: She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25 NIV (Sorry I entered the incorrect verse a bit ago – ironic?)

  25. 475
    Brandy says:

    Brandy East Bend, NC

    “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what is required of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” Micah 6:8 NIV

  26. 476
    christina says:

    christina, Plano –
    For it was You who created my inward parts;
    You knit me together in my mother’s womb.

    I will praise You,
    because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made.
    Your works are wonderful,
    and I know this very well (Psalm 139:13-14, HCSB).

    Memorizing God’s Word this year is helping me delight in Him and believe He delights in me.

  27. 477
    Karin Deaver says:

    Karin, Kingsburg CA 2 John 6 (NIV) “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.”
    Memorizing God’s Word this year has placed his word in my heart so that when difficulties rise or his spirit pours out, there is actual seed sown in my soul that can grow and bear fruit.

  28. 478
    Anne says:

    Anne, Minneapolis; In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:16-18 NIV
    Memorizing God’s word this year has reminded me how important it is to hide His word in my heart so that it can come to mind at just the right times.

  29. 479
    Terrie Morgan says:

    Terrie, Birmingham, AL
    “But as for you, be strong and don’t get discouraged, for your work will be rewarded.”
    2 Chronicles 15:7

  30. 480
    Ssuan says:

    Susan \ Maple Grove, Minnesota!

    Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.

    — Hebrews 13:2 (NAB)

    Memorizing God’s word this year has been uplifting and beautiful, but most of all it is transforming the way I relate to my two young sons. The scriptures constantly show me how to guide those beautiful souls! Amen!!

  31. 481
    Trish Lenz says:

    Trish L. West Linn, Oregon

    “We live by faith, not by sight”. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)

  32. 482
    Cindy says:

    Cindy- Sheridan, WY
    Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13 NIV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has been challenging, memorizing for me is difficult to say the least but I WILL NOT GIVE UP!

  33. 483
    Margot Martinez says:

    Margot, Round Rock, TX
    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
    Phillipians 4:13 (NKJV)

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has focussed me on God’s truth and given me joy and strength each day through a very difficult time in my life.

  34. 484
    Cheri says:

    Cheri, Savage,MN 1 John 2:15 (NLT) Stop loving this evil world and all that it offers you, for when you love the world, you show that you do not have the love of the Father in you.

    Memorizing God’s Word this year is speaking to my head, heart, and spirit and changing me so that I am finding contentment in Christ alone.

  35. 485
    Allison says:

    Allison, Ruston

    “I raise my eyse towrad the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip your Protector will not slumber. Indeed, the Progector of Isreal does not slumber or sleep.” (Psalm 121:1-4, Holman CSB)

    Memorizing God’s Word this year is helping me to prepare for the birth of our first child (all the fears and concerns), whom we have waited and prayed for for so long.

  36. 486
    Happy Heart says:

    Jeannie-Valdosta,Ga (NAS)
    Psalm 121:5
    The LORD is your keeper.

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has given my strength, joy and encouragement during a season of waiting.

  37. 487
    Jenny-Raleigh says:

    Psalm 25:14 NIV

    “The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them

  38. 488
    Jennifer L. says:

    Jennifer, North Charleston, SC, Exodus 14:14, NIV:

    The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.

    Working on these verses has given me more focus in my spiritual life and helped me to remember truths that I had put on the back burner.

  39. 489
    Harriett says:

    Harriett, St. Albert, Alberta John 3:16 For GOD so loved the world that HE gave HIS only SON, that whoever believes in HIM shall not perish but have eternal life. NIV

    I have not totally memorized my scripture choices but have referred back to them time after time for comfort and direction.

  40. 490
    Courtney says:

    Courtney, Fort Collins, CO: “God has breathed life into all of Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16 NIRV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has caused me to crave and hunger for His Word more and more.

  41. 491
    Jean Schlosser says:

    Jean Schlosser, Rubicon, WI

    “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart
    and wait for the LORD.

    Psalm 27:14 NIV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has helped me to focus on
    Christ as I went “through” (from Living Beyond Yourself) a difficult situation. It also helped me to learn to pray
    God’s Word and share it with others.

  42. 492
    Emily says:

    Potomac, MD

    Ephesians 2:4-9
    New International Version (NIV)

    But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has kept me from sinking into the depths of despair.

  43. 493
    Sharon Lee says:

    Sharon, Riverside

    Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,

    for false witnesses rise up against me,

    breathing out violence. Psalm 27:12 NIV

    Memorizing God’s word this year has caused a deep longing
    in my heart to know Him better…there is so much more.
    I’m going deeper in Him. Praise God!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. 494
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Huntsville: 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. -Romans 15:13, NIV

    Memorizing scripture has helped me stay focused and aware of God and his love and has also helped me feel better.

  45. 495
    Louise says:

    Sacramento, CA

    Your word, O Lord is
    eternal; it stands firm in
    the heavens.
    Psalm 119:89 NIV

  46. 496
    madeleine padilla says:

    madeleine,corrales,The Lord is my rock,my fortress,my deliverer,my God is my rock in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation my stronghold. PS.18:2 NIV Memorizing God’s word this year has given me confidence in sharing God’s word with others, especially learning the addresses of the verse.

  47. 497
    Sylvia V. says:

    Sylvia V., Jersey Village, TX
    Isaiah 40:31 (NET Bible)

    But those who Wait for the Lord’s help find renewed strength;
    they rise up as if they had eagles’ wings,
    they run without growing weary,
    they walk without getting tired.

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has changed my life and reminds me to focus on Him and His WORD for all of my daily situations.

    • 497.1
      Sylvia V. says:

      I have changed translations from the Net Bible to the KJV which reads
      Isaiah 40:31
      But they that wait upon the LORD shall RENEW their Strength;
      they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
      they shall run, and not be weary;
      And they shall walk and not faint.

  48. 498
    Ola says:

    Ola, Woodbridge,
    If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [gifts that are to their advantage] to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!
    Luke 11:13 AMP

    Memorizing scripture this year is pulling me out of discouragement and Satan’s lies. Amen.

  49. 499
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Orange County: Psalm 84:11 “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” NAS

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has caused me to be reminded of, and hold steadfast, to God’s faithfulness and power to His beloved children, His special possessions.

  50. 500
    Cindy VH says:

    Cindy, Summerville, SC
    Luke 12:31 (NLT)
    Seek the Kingdom of God above all else and he will give you everything you need.

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has helped me to focus on HIM in the midst of crisis.

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