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. 2251
    Kim says:

    Kim, Anchorage, Alaska. “Learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:29.
    “He teaches us where true humility begins and finds its strength – in the knowledge that God who works all in all, that our place is to yield to Him in perfect resignation and dependence, in full consent to be and to do nothing of ourselves.” Humility, by Andrew Murray.

  2. 2252
    Kim B. says:

    Kim B., Clayton, NC

    Bear with eachother and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Col 3:13 NIV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has…allowed my faith to grow and relationship with Christ to reach a new level during the most difficult and painful season of my life.

  3. 2253
    Neita McGowan says:

    Ps 3.3. but you o Lord are a shield about me-you are my glory and the one who lifts my head.

  4. 2254
    Karla, Maumee OH says:

    “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
    Romans 5:5

    Memorizing scripture this year has helped me keep an eternal perspective.

  5. 2255
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Clayton NC

    ” For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus .”

    Happy Birthday Beth…. I am a “Bibby” too.. 11 months on 6/13/11

  6. 2256
    Kelley Honghiran says:

    Kelley, Russellville
    “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” John 3:5 KJV. Memorizing God’s word has shown me His awesomeness and His grace. It has helped me in dealing with friendships this year.

  7. 2257
    Celeste Hill says:

    Celeste, Laguna Niguel

    Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
    Psalm 133:1 NKJV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has given me a focused heart on His goodness and love
    for me.

  8. 2258
    AJ says:

    AJ, Berkeley, CA: The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. -Ps 34:18, NRSV.

    Memorizing scripture this year has helped to hide the word in my heart so I can draw on it when I need a reminder of the truth.

  9. 2259
    Julie says:

    Julie Jackson, MS
    Micah 6:8 NIV
    He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

    Memorizing Scripture this year has been my lifeline through a VERY difficult time in our lives and has helped me to focus on His goodness and not our personal problems!!!

  10. 2260
    Wanda says:

    Osborn, Missouri

    Hosea 6:6 (ESV)
    For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

    Memorizing God Word helps me to be able to share those words with others more readily.

  11. 2261
    Susan Hill says:

    Susan- Nashville, TN
    Jeremiah 17:7 ESV

    “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.”

    Memorizing Scripture has kept my overly anxious mind on God and not my circumstances.

  12. 2262
    Ouida Boyd says:

    Ouida in Trenton, TX

    But to this one I will look, to him who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who trembles at My word.

    Isaiah 66:2 (NASV)

    Memorizing scripture this year has helped me focus on what I really desire instead of the junk and lies the enemy tries to sneak in.

  13. 2263

    Rachel- College Station, TX
    “You are my portion, Lord; I have promised to obey your words.” Ps 119:57 NIV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has caused me to break patterns of negative thinking and strongholds of unhealthy habits. You are my healer, Lord!

  14. 2264
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, Puyallup, WA: Ephesians 1:12 NIV
    …in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.

  15. 2265
    Carrie Harpell says:

    Carrie H, Burnsville, MN
    Psalm 23:5 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You annoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.” (NIV)
    Memorizing Scripture this year has famed into flame my love for my God! He is so faithful! and He loves & is pleased to bless us!

  16. 2266
    Holly says:

    You are my hiding place~You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7 NIV

  17. 2267
    sarah says:

    Sarah Birmingham, Lambertville, MI

    Psalm 143:8 (ESV)
    Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

  18. 2268
    Donna says:

    Donna, Huntersville, NC
    Show me your ways, O Lord,
    teach me your paths;
    guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
    Psalm 25:4-5, NIV

  19. 2269
    Merredith says:

    Merredith, Champaign, IL ……For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Eph 2:10 NIV
    Memorizing scripture this year has kept me accountable to God’s word and reminded me that the Word is my anchor in life.

  20. 2270
    Kris says:

    Kris, Maine

    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

    Ephesians 4:29 NIV

    Memorizing God’s word this year has made me feel so blessed to have God’s words in my mind to guide me through life’s experiences.

  21. 2271
    Anna says:

    “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”.
    Mathew 6 vs 13.

    Memorising scripture this year has kept me kinder than I am naturally inclined to be, less impatient than my usual self and I am quicker to focus my thoughts upward than on the usual downward spiral.

    Anna. Limehouse.

  22. 2272
    Kristie says:

    Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith. Hebrews 10:22a

  23. 2273
    Shawna says:

    Shawna in Alabama “O LORD you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. ” Psalm 139:1-2 God’s Word through scripture memory this year has been an absolute Anchor of Truth for me in a long, difficult storm that has lifted my eyes from the waves around me to my Saviors face.

  24. 2274
    Jenny says:

    Jenny – San Antonio/Midland, TX (just moved to Midland)
    “You, Lord, took up my case; you redeemed my life.” Lamentations 3:58 NIV

    Memorizing scripture this year has given me the rocks to stand on when I need to be reminded of who I am in Christ! Thank you Beth.

  25. 2275
    Heisfaithful says:

    Eugene, OR

    “He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
    the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.”

    Isaiah 33:6 (NIV)

  26. 2276
    LuAnn Barton says:

    2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV For we live by faith, not by sight.

    I have to remember this day by day. God knows my future and I trust Him with it. I love doing the memorization because it makes me think about trusting God.

  27. 2277
    Laura says:

    “Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 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.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    Memorizing God’s word has shown me the peace and hope that comes from having His word hidden in my heart.

  28. 2278
    Barb Blair says:

    Barb Ontario Canada

    Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed Proverbs 16:3 NIV
    Memorizing is very hard but meditating on His Word is my only hope as I grieve the loss of my husband 67 yrs and now taking care of 92 and 94 yr. old parents. Jesus is my everything!

  29. 2279
    Patti, Rapid City says:

    NIV 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”
    Memorizing scripture this year has helped me through some difficult health issues and is continuing to help me hold on as I wait on God for physical and emotional healing. (P.S. Beth thank you for the Believing God study! It has been very helpful and now I am beginning your Breaking Free study. Thank you,Thank you and Bless you!)

  30. 2280
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Terrace BC Canada
    John 15:5 (NIV)
    I am the vine: you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

    Memorizing God’s word has kept me focussed on Him no matter what is going on in my life & filled me with amazing peace.

  31. 2281
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Ohio, PROV. 3:5-6 (NKJV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path. Just joined so cannot comment at this time.

  32. 2282
    Patti says:

    Patti, Halfway, MO
    “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

  33. 2283
    Pamela Roberts says:

    Pam Hamilton, OH

    Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. hebrews 4:16 (KJV)

  34. 2284
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, San Angelo
    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    for I have put my trust in you.
    Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I entrust my life.
    Psalm 143:8 NIV

  35. 2285
    Joy Martin says:

    Joy from Pella; “Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has annointed us is God who also has sealed us ad given us the Spirit in our hearts as deposit.”
    II Corin. 1:21-22 NKJ

    This act of selecting and memorizing scripure has kept me focused while teaching me His faithfulness.

  36. 2286
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Ocean Springs, MS – “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” ~2 Timothy 2:15 (NASB)
    Memorizing God’s Word has helped me remember that God is who He says He is and will do what He says He’ll do…and that I can believe in Him in every circumstance!

  37. 2287
    Kristin says:

    “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith the can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:2(NIV)
    Kristin, Clearwater, Fl

  38. 2288
    Linda says:

    Linda, Okla. City,
    Isaiah 41:13
    For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear: I will help you.

    Memorizing scripture has helped me to know that I am not alone. That God is always with me.

  39. 2289
    Jane says:

    Romans 8:14 (NIV) Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are daughters of God.

    Boone, NC

  40. 2290
    Jean says:

    Jean, Carlisle PA

    “It is the Lord your God you must follow, and Him you must revere. Keep His commands and obey Him; serve Him and hold fast to Him.” Deuteronomy 13:4 (NIV)

    Memorizing God’s Word has given me a weapon to fight against the lies and stupid things I tell myself about myself and my life… giving me more freedom from myself than I have had in 5 years !

  41. 2291
    Debra Funderburk says:

    Debra, Many, La

    “Jesus replied, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.”
    Matthew 22:37-38

  42. 2292
    Alicia says:

    Alicia, Gulfport

    Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10 NIV

    Memorizing scripture this year has been a bigger blessing than I would have imagined. It has also been a LOT tougher than I imagined.

  43. 2293
    Jessica says:

    Matthew 6:10
    ‘Your kingdom come.
    Your will be done,
    On earth as it is in heaven.

  44. 2294
    Kristl says:

    Kristl, Hagerstown: “I will be careful to live a blamelss life- when will you come to help me? I will lead a life of integrity in my own home.” Psalm 101:2 NLT. Memorizing God’s Word this year has helped me to persevere.

  45. 2295
    Liz says:

    Liz, Edmond, Ok; For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- Ephesians 2:8, NIV

  46. 2296
    Pam, Pflugerville, TX says:

    Ps. 116:6 (NIV) The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. My mind is being healed through His word.

  47. 2297
    Shannon Hartman says:

    Shannon, Indiana,

    Teach me your ways O LORD, and I will walk in your truth: give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name” Psalm 86:11

  48. 2298

    Melissa, Clovis, CA “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2:2, ESV)

  49. 2299
    Kaitlyn says:

    Kaitlyn from Gainesville, FL

    “Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”

    James 5: 17-18, NIV

    Memorizing God’s word this year has… provided spiritual discipline in my life, convinced me of God’s unfailing love for me, and scorched my temper in heated situations.

  50. 2300
    Annita, Haleyville, AL says:

    Ephesians 4:29 NIV Do not let any unwholsome talk come out of your mouths, buy only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

    Memorize Scripture this year has helped me to stay focused on Christ and lice closer to Him.

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