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. 2801
    Beverly Elliott says:

    Beverly Elliott Ohio Matthew 11:28 “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” NIV

  2. 2802
    Julie says:

    Julie, Houston

    2 Cor. 4:7-9 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

  3. 2803
    Jennifer Antonucci says:

    Jennifer, Las Vegas: “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may increase? May it never be!” (Romans 6:1,2 NIV).

  4. 2804
    Julie Elrod says:

    Julie Elrod, Smyrna, GA: I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified. 1 Cor. 9:27 NASB

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has comforted me during the death of my father and empowered me to live victoriously over my stronghold.

  5. 2805
    Kelly Swisher says:

    Kelly, Lees Summit Mo
    “The LORD ALMIGHTY is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.” Ps 46:7 NIV

    On vacation. No internet access. 🙂

  6. 2806
    Dawn Deare says:

    Dawn, Lafayette, LA
    Acts 20:32 NIV
    Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
    Memorizing God’s Word this year has allowed me to pray on the spot with others and get very specific in our prayers and to throw truth back at the devil.

  7. 2807
    Heidi Tracht says:

    Heidi Tracht from Nampa, Idaho

    Psalm 130:5 NLT

    “I am counting on the Lord; Yes, I am counting on Him. I have put my hope in His word.”

  8. 2808
    Lauren says:

    Lauren – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    “Incline my heart to Your testimonies, and not to selfish gain. Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things and give me life in Your ways. ” Psalm 119:133 (ESV)

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has helped me learn to depend on God above anyone else.

  9. 2809
    Jill H. says:

    Jill H., Aurora, IL – Revelation 17:14 – They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

  10. 2810
    Becky says:

    Becky, Vicksburg, MS
    You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
    Isaiah 55:12 (NIV).

  11. 2811

    Christy Hickman,
    Sherman, TX

    “they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”

    Psalm 91:12 NIV

  12. 2812
    Ruth Shrieves says:

    Ruth, Bloxom, VA “But I trust in Your unfailing love, my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me!” Psalm 13: 5-6 NIV Memorizing God’s Word this year has been a constant reminder to me that He is in control and I can trust Him in every situation.

  13. 2813
    Linda says:

    I have two so I can catch up!
    Linda Burnsville MN

    “Trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on mhy own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”
    Proverbs 3:5-5 NIV
    “Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.”
    Proverbs 13:10 NIV

  14. 2814
    Linda says:

    Linda Burnsville, MN

    “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

  15. 2815
    Pam Nelson says:

    Pam, Arvada CO
    Psalm 68:3 ESV
    But the righteous shall be glad;
    they shall exult before God;
    they shall be jubilant with joy!

    Memorizing God’s word this year has helped me maintain an eternal perspective in some very trying circumstances.

  16. 2816
    AnnaRuth says:

    Anna, Little Elm, TX

    “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”
    Philippians 3:12 (NIV)

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has given me a lifeline to grab hold of in a year where I have felt myself slipping away. I love Him madly!!

  17. 2817
    Mandy Parker says:

    Mandy – Powder Springs, GA

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

    Memorizing God’s word this year has been more challenging than any of the past years.

  18. 2818
    Lise Ode says:

    For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.

    2 Chroncicles 16:9


  19. 2819
    Lucia says:

    Lucia in Valdosta GA

    Job 42:5 (NIV)
    My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have see you.

  20. 2820
    Rebecca Boehm says:

    Rebecca Boehm, New Kensington, PA: I Thessalonians 5:9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. (NIV)

  21. 2821
    Melissa says:

    “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” NIV
    Melissa, Midland, MI

    Memorizing Gods word this year is helping me make my thoughts obedient to Christ, rather than myself or the world.

  22. 2822
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl Adams
    Hephzibah, Ga.

    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8

    God has given me specific verses to memorize that have helped me walk by faith during this time of uncertainty. Please pray for my husband & I as we seek direction. Love y’all dearly!!!!

  23. 2823
    Sharon, Rowlett, TX says:

    My flesh and my heart will fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Ps 73:26

  24. 2824
    Jo Ann says:

    Jo Ann Lincoln, NE
    You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalms 32:7 NIV

    Memorizing is not an easy task for me. However, having the scripture in front of me in my Siesta Book has been such a blessing & reminder of how Faithful my God is even when I am not! Blessings to ALL you sisters out there. Hope to meet some of you some day!!! 🙂

  25. 2825
    Heather says:

    Heather, Ontario, Canada

    Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you (Deuteronomy 1:29-30a) NIV.

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has been akin to turning the Titanic around. 🙂

  26. 2826
    Traci says:

    Psalm 9:10 (NET)

    Your loyal followers trust in You, for You, Lord, do not abandon those who seek your help.

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has been my “refuge and strength, my ever-present help in” these times of trouble, I have found myself in.

    Knoxville, TN

  27. 2827
    Sue Harris says:

    Sue – Pasadena, TX: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NASB

  28. 2828
    Janelle c. says:

    Janelle c. (malakoff,tx) these are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however,is found in Christ. Colossian 2:17

  29. 2829
    Jan, Olney, Texas says:

    “One thng I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” Pssalms 27:4 NIV

  30. 2830
    Denise says:

    “The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.”
    Psalm 37:31 (NIV)

    Memorizing God’s Word has helped me prioritize.

  31. 2831
    Kathleen says:

    Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
    1 John 3:2 (NIV)
    Bellmore, LI, NY

  32. 2832
    Mary W says:

    Mary, Satellite Beach.

    “Truly He is my rock and my salvation;
    He is my fortress,
    I will not be shaken.” ~ Psalm 62: 6

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has increased my faith, is pounding home through this thick head just how much God loves me, is causing me to seek Him first, daily (in prayer), and to read His Word daily. Praise God, and thank you, Beth!

  33. 2833
    Amy in Perkasie, PA says:

    Memorizing God’s word this year has helped me develop a softer heart… although that’s still a work in progress.

    “Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.” – Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  34. 2834
    Deb Morse says:

    Deb, Lancaster
    ” 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 (NET)
    Memorizing God’s truth this year has caused me to focus on the joy that only He can give rather than dwelling on the sadness that fills my heart at the loss of my Mom.

  35. 2835
    Elysa says:

    Elysa, Raleigh
    Psalm 62:5-8 “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. NIV

  36. 2836
    Juliana Lundberg says:

    Livermore, CA
    Psalm 119:10(NASB)
    With all my heart I have sought You;
    Do not let me wander from Your commandments.

  37. 2837
    Emily says:

    Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
    Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
    For His compassions never fail.
    They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
    Lamentations 3:21-23 (NIV)

    Memorizing God’s Word this year is changing how I speak and respond to my children.

  38. 2838
    STACY says:



  39. 2839
    Sara Freeman says:

    Sara, College Station, TX
    “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has helped me live by truth and not be ruled by feelings. Thank you for providing this structure for us – we love y’all 🙂

  40. 2840
    kathy says:

    Kathy, West Milton, So Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1Corinthians 10:31 NIV

  41. 2841

    Jenny Williams, Pelham, Alabama
    Ephesians 5:10 (NIV 1984) and find out what pleases the Lord.

  42. 2842
    Vicki Smyer says:

    Vicki from Waco: Ps 91:15 NLT: “When they will call on me, I will answer. I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them.”

  43. 2843
    Kathy King says:

    Kathy, Elyria, Oh
    He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy… Job 8:21 NIV

  44. 2844
    Kathy King says:

    Kathy, Elyria, Ohio…. “I,even I,am he who comforts you, who are you that fear mortal men, the sons of men, who are but grass.” Is.51:12 NIV

  45. 2845
    Tammy colorado springs says:

    Love each other with genuine affection and take delight in honoring each other.
    Romans 12:10 NLT

    Memorizing God’s word has filled my heart with faith, home and Love. The challenge to do this was a gift from my daughter. Thank you Kate!

  46. 2846
    Tammy colorado springs says:

    Love each other with genuine affection and take delight in honoring each other.
    Romans 12;10 NLT

    Memorizing God’s word has felled my heart with Hope, Faith and Love. The challenge to do this was a gift form my daughter. Thank you Kate!

  47. 2847
    Jamie Gallagher says:

    Jamie, Phoenix: Psalm 32:1-2 (NIV)
    Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed are those whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has armed me in the battle against the lies I’ve believed.

  48. 2848
    Sara says:

    Sara from Pierre,
    I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
    Psalm 27:13 NIV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has shown me God’s goodness and glory in my life in ALL situations.

  49. 2849
    Autumn says:

    Autumn, Foster, KY
    Philippians 1: 22-24 NIV
    If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!
    I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
    but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.

  50. 2850
    colleen says:

    I can’t find mt verse which was posted and awaiting moderation on 15 June at about 8.37. So again …
    But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation – if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. Col 1:22-23a NIV
    Memorizing God’s word has made me realize who God is, who I am in Christ and how precious I am to God.

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