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. 2401
    Sparki2003 says:

    I have to “let the cat out of the bag”, and wish you, Miss Beth, our precious “Siesta Mama”, a very Happy Birthday !!!

    In Christ’s Love,

    Jennifer O.
    Janesville, Wisconsin

  2. 2402
    Deaune says:

    Deaune, Topeka, Ks
    Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Ps 51:5 NIV

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    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Topeka, Ks
    Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Ps 51:5 NIV

  4. 2404
    Robin says:

    Robin, Tracy CA

    And these are but the outer fringe of His works; how faint the whisper we hear of Him! Who, then, can understand the thunder of His power? Job 26:14 NIV

    Memorizing Scripture this year has given me a greater appreciation of God’s sovereignty as He often leads me to choose a verse that will later have deep meaning or application or will be the perfect word to encourage someone else!

  5. 2405
    Alyson says:

    Alyson Lung; Longmont,CO
    Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret- it leads only to evil.
    Psalms 37:8

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    Christa says:

    Christa, Denver, CO
    But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. James 3:17

    Memorizing scripture this year has helped me go deeper in learning how to discern the voice of God.

  7. 2407
    Jaclyn says:

    Jaclyn, Houston. “‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better and it will not be taken away from her.'” Luke 10:41-42 NIV (1984)

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    Amy says:

    Amy, Tyler, TX: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4 (NIV)

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    “Enter His gates with thanksgivng and His courts with prase; give thanks to Him and praise His name.”
    ~ Psalm 100:4 (NIV)

    Spencer, Indiana

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has given me a redirected mind in several situations that had me yoked in fear and unhappiness.

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    Christine, California: His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. Rev 19:12-13 NIV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has centered my thoughts in His will and His way rather than my own.

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    Becky says:

    Becky – Tacoma, WA NVI

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    Lindsey Gump says:

    From Fontana, CA
    “But now, this is what the LORD says—
    he who created you, Jacob,
    he who formed you, Israel:
    “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
    2 When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
    and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
    When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze”
    -Isaiah 43:1-2 (NIV)

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    Deena says:

    Deena, Corona,CA
    Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. Proverbs 15:16 NIV

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    Becky says:

    Becky I Thess 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

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    Emily says:

    Emily Hauge Olympia WA
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
    Philippians 2:3 niv

    Scripture memory has given me spiritual pocket knives that I can whip out when I am tempted to believe lies.

  16. 2416
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda in Fresno- I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35 Memorizing God’s Word this year has surprised me because He has received those verses as prayers—and has answered them! I am changed.

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    Kristi says:

    Kristi, Scottsdale, AZ
    Isaiah 40:31
    “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has changed my every day and blessed me in relationship with Him and my 4 girls more than I ever could have imagined! And with my Daddy who is memorizing with us too:).

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    christina says:

    Christina, Egenhausen: Neither was mna created on account of or for the benefit of woman, but woman was created on account of and for the benefit of man. 1 Corinthians 11:9 (amplified) Memorizing God’s word this year has created discipline to stick with not only memorizing 2 verses a month but also applying what I have learned.

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    Susan Chesser says:

    Peter said unto him, You shall never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash you not, you have no part with me. Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. John 13:8,9

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    Kim G says:

    Kim, West Richland

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

    Colossians 3:12 NIV

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    Kelly G says:

    Kelly, West Richland

    For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

    Romans 8:14 NIV

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    Awilda says:

    Awilda, College Station, Texas

    I John 4:9-11,19

    This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another… We love because He first loved us.

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    Marion says:

    Psalm 32:7 (NIV)

    You are my hiding place;
       you will protect me from trouble
       and surround me with songs of deliverance.

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    Michelle Weidemann says:

    Michelle, Spokane,WA

    Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.
    Phillipians 4:5 NASB
    Memorizing scripture has helped me to keep my focus on Jesus and HIS love for me, no matter what life brings.

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    Charne says:

    Charne – Standerton (South Africa) – I Am the God Almighty walk before Me, and be blameless. Gen 17:1 NIV

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    Kathy Baum says:

    Kathy at Dayton, Nevada
    Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:15
    Memorizing the Lord’s word makes me cognizant of how big He is and how small, but greatly loved, I am.

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    Nancy, Newport News, VA says:

    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1 (NIV)

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    Melissa Sinopoli says:

    Melissa from Easley, SC
    I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18 NIV

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    Nikki says:

    Nikki, Wichita

    Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 Amplified

    Bible memorization has been life changing for me, thanks for the motivation Beth. Eternally grateful for this and so much more.

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    Delora, Granite City, IL says:

    Psalms 19:14 NLT

    May the words of my mouth and he meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

    Sorry this is late, have not been on my email.

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    Kendra Schwartz says:

    Kendra, Sturgis,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. Eph. 4:29

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    Village Sister says:

    Greenville, SC

    “So do not throw away your confidence, because it has great reward. For you need endurance in order to do God’s will and so receive what is promised.” -Hebrews 10:35-36 NET

    Memorizing God’s Word strengthens me because it keeps me knowing what I KNOW so I can persevere in a long, ongoing season of struggle my family is in at this time.

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    D'Anna says:

    Hebrews 11:32-34
    Philadelphia, PA
    Will be in Kilgore,Tx. at next posting
    32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.

    I am moving across the country. I am believing God for our promised land and Faith that conquers kingdoms!

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    kathi Vodenicker says:

    Kathi Jacksonville fl “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.” Micah 6:8 NIV
    Memorizing God’s Word this year has…humbled me.

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    Susan in Mountain City says:

    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

    Memorizing God’s word this year has brought much needed wisdom in a year of choices.

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    Carrie says:

    Carrie – Kitchener, Ontario, Canada – “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” (NIV1984)

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    Linda says:

    Linda, Newark,DE

    Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Cor 5:18 (NASB)

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    Melissa Thacker says:

    Melissa, Proctorville: “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 NKJV, Memorizing God’s Word this year has enabled me to keep my mind and heart focused on the Lord instead of the lies of the enemy.

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    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Dallas.

    “But me He caught-reached all the way from sky to sea; He pulled me out of the that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos, the void in which I was drowning. They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me. He stood me up on a wide-open field. I stood there saved – surprised to be loved!” Ps 18:16-19 The Message

    Memorizing Scripture has helped me replace bad thoughts with the Holy Word of God…and has helped me through a real battle I’m fighting right now.

    Thank you!

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    Lisa Ferrell says:

    Lisa, Cumming, Ga – “Don’t let your heart be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.” John 14:1 NIV Memorizing scripture has helped me stop believing the lies Satan wants to tell me. It has been an extremely emotional year and God’s truth has been an awesome reminder to who I really am in Christ.

  41. 2441
    Cindy Love Childers says:

    Cindy, Newton Tony England
    “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.” Psalm 91:14 NIV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has…blessed me more than I could have ever imagined. I’d never done this before though I’ve done bible study for years (if only I knew! 🙂 and memorizing His word and meditating on it and thinking about it all day long has literally changed my outlook, my thoughts and my life!

  42. 2442
    Janet says:

    Pray continually. Thessalonians 5:17 NIV

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    Beverly Parrish says:

    Jackson, MS
    The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. Proverbs 21:1 (NIV)

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    Eva says:

    Eva~ Colfax, NC “But I will trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.” Psalms 13:5 NIV

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    Stacy says:

    Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16 KJV

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    LISA RYNES says:

    Lisa, Dalton, GA God is our refuge and strength and ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46: 1 NIV

    Memorizing God’s word has impressed upon my heart my everyday need for him.

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    Jill Knight says:

    Jill, Fort Ashby, WV

    “I know that you can do all things, no plan of yours can be thwarted.”. Job 42:2 (NIV)

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    Lydia says:

    Lydia, Norman, OK

    “For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annual it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?
    Is. 14:27

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    Esther - Lehigh, FL says:

    Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God. Psalm 42:5 The Message

    I have loved being a part of the group of ladies memorizing God’s word together. It has caused me to seek out scriptures that are encouraging to me in difficult times and is becoming a great resource of promises and truths from God’s word I can use as a quick reference when I need a reminder.

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    Glenna Shrock Sarasota, FL says:

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

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