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. 3051
    Sue says:

    St. Louis, MO
    Proverbs 12-13

    She does him good and not evil
    All the days of her life.
    She looks for wool and flax
    And works with her hands in delight.

  2. 3052
    Letsroll says:

    Janice, Tulsa. “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

  3. 3053
    Barbara says:

    The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.

    Numbers 6:24-26

  4. 3054
    Cindy B says:

    Cindy, Alton NH A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stoney heart out of your flesh and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statues and ye shall keep my judgements and do them. Ezekiel 36:26-27 KJV God’s voice is getting louder!!!!!

  5. 3055
    Tracy from Westland, MI says:

    Proverbs 8:33 (New King James)
    “Hear instruction and be wise, and do not disdain it.”

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has encouraged my heart and helped me to encourage others!”

  6. 3056
    Rosa says:

    Rosa, Sulphur Springs TX – “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” 1 John 4:10

    Memorizing scripture has reminded me of how much God wants His Word to be a daily part of my life and how much he desires for it to be part of me.

  7. 3057
    Amy Garifo says:

    Amy, Clovis- Ca

    Each time he said. “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 can work through me.

    2 Cor 12:9 NIV

  8. 3058
    Phyllis, Tulsa, OK says:

    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? … No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:35,37 TNIV
    Memorizing scripture has lifted me up and redirected my thoughts as I go through a very difficult season of life.

  9. 3059
    Debbie Hecker says:

    Debbie,Houston – I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” Ps. 91:2 NIV

  10. 3060
    Marcy, Conroe, TX says:

    …persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:9 NIV

  11. 3061
    Teresa Callan says:

    Teresa, Semmes, AL
    Psalm 116:1-2 NASB
    I love the Lord, because He hears my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.

  12. 3062
    Bliss Nelson says:

    I AM LATE THIS WEEK!! Sorry!

    “But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

    Luke 18:16 NIV

  13. 3063
    Helen says:

    Helen, Broxton, GA
    Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  14. 3064
    CoveredByHim says:

    Paula, Russell, KY.
    Luke 6:46-48, NLT I will show you what it’s like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then follows it. It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built.

  15. 3065
    Anna says:

    Anna, Wisconsin. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” Ps. 91:2 NIV. Memorizing God’s Word this year has given me the words of truth to speak, words of comfort, and a spoken weapon, in the midst of times of fear and in difficult circumstances.

  16. 3066
    Sally Stewart says:

    Sally, Grants, NM
    Ephesians 5:15-17

    15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

  17. 3067
    Debra says:

    Debra – Dahlgren, IL
    A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches,
    and loving favor rather than silver and gold.
    Proverbs 22:1 KJV

  18. 3068
    Turkesshia Moore says:

    Turkesshia, Greensboro, NC

    Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

    Matthew 28:20 KJV

  19. 3069
    Nancy Weigel says:

    Nancy, Morehead
    We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 NAB

  20. 3070
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay, Dallas, TX

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and 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 receive from God.

    1 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV

  21. 3071
    Luanne Walling says:

    “‘Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and will bring you back from captivity.'” -Jeremiah 29:12-14a (NIV)

  22. 3072
    Audrey Toney says:

    Hebrews 2:13 And again, I will put my trust in him, and again Behold, I and the children, God has given me..

  23. 3073
    Charity says:

    Cardiff, Wales

    “The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my victory.” Psalm 118:14

  24. 3074
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Moberly, MO, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16. Memorizing God’s Word this year has helped keep my focus on Him and His desires.

  25. 3075
    Maria Dickerson says:

    Maria, Whitmire,SC
    Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till He come and rain righteousness upon you.
    Hosea 10:12 (KJV)

  26. 3076
    Sue Bragg says:

    Sue, Kingsport. “Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to one another and to everyone else.” 1 Thessalonians 5:15
    Memorizing God’s Word this year has been very hard for me, but I keep looking at my spiral and trying to remember.

  27. 3077
    Holly says:

    Holly, Glendale, AZ:
    I raise my eyes up to the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Make of heaven and earth.
    Psalm 121:1-2 HCSB
    Memorizing God’s Word this year has helped redirect my thoughts and heart meditations toward God’s Word (and not my selfish desires) during some very difficult relational issues.

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  29. 3079
    Brittany Kay says:

    Hope this isn’t too late. I have been in Haiti!

    Brittany Kay, Gainesville, FL: Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead… -Philippians 3:13

  30. 3080
    Sandy says:

    Sandy, Galveston

    Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own. Matthew 6:34

    Memorizing God’s word this year has brought me closer to God as I travel through uncertainties and heartaches in a difficult time. God’s word is a comfort, lifesaver, and a set of directions for our lives. Memory verses has given me an instant source of support. Thanks for organizing the memory verse challenge.

  31. 3081
    Erin says:

    Erin in Euless, TX

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law.”
    Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has been a life-bringing challenge!

  32. 3082
    Katalla says:

    1 Cor 4:20 “God’s kingdom is not just talk, it is power.” God’s Word Translation

    Memorizing scripture with the Siestas helps keep me accountable and keep me continuing – even if I am late for the last couple times. 🙂

  33. 3083
    Donna Reddy says:

    Donna, Raleigh, NC
    Proverbs 8:33(NIV)
    Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it.

    Sorry for being so late – was on vacation and trying to catch up.

  34. 3084
    Marti Colbaugh says:

    Marti Colbaugh, Loganvile, Ga
    “Listen to counsel and recieve instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days. Proverbs 19:20 Message
    Memorizing Gods word this year has put his word in my heart.

  35. 3085
    Carol says:

    Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

    Ps 19:14

  36. 3086
    Katy Whiteside says:

    James 1:10 NIV
    “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

  37. 3087
    Laura Hoffman says:

    Laura, Denver,NC 1 Thessalonians 5:24 NIV
    “The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it.”
    Memorizing God’s Word this year has been THE difference between a year of steady growth and what could have been a devastating year of collapse and defeat for me and our family.

  38. 3088

    Dallas, TX

    “O our God…we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” 2 Chronicles 20:12 ESV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has allowed me to worship Him through a difficult trial, to remember that He is God and there is none like Him! He loves me and has not abandoned me.

  39. 3089
    Cathie Byers says:

    The Lord’s people may suffer a lot,
    BUT He will ALWAYS bring them safely through.

    Psalm 34:19 NET

  40. 3090
    Robbie says:

    Robbie, Southaven, MS: “Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV)

  41. 3091
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Clarksville TN :” Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, For to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning O Lord. In the morning I will direct it to you, and I will look up.”
    Psalm 5:2,3 NKJ sorry I’m late-out of town again:)

  42. 3092
    Cathie Byers says:

    OOPS:)(got so excited to say something I messed it up UGH)

    Cathie ~ Jacksonville Florida

    The Lord’s people may suffer a lot,
    BUT HE will ALWAYS bring them safely through.
    Psalm 34:19 NET

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has… Shown me that his WORD is ALIVE and that it ALWAYS has the right thing to say at the VERY RIGHT time… and I am amazed at the places that I have found my verses.. First time since grade school for memorizing hard but I love it…

  43. 3093
    Lee says:

    Lee, Leola, PA

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Col 3:12 NIV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has allowed me to realize that having His Word in my heart brings me so much closer to the Him.

  44. 3094
    Katherine , Elgin, MN says:

    But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

    Psalm 13:5 NIV

  45. 3095

    lois – crystal springs, ms
    song of solomon 2.4 niv

    let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner
    over me be love.

  46. 3096
    Melanie Cooke says:

    NKV Prov. 8:21 That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth. That I may fill their treasuries. Memorizing scripture this year has been very challenging but helpful!

  47. 3097
    Judy B says:

    Judy, Houston

    29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.
    Deut. 29:29 (NIV)

  48. 3098
    Stephanie says:

    Praise the LORD, my soul and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.
    Psalm 103:2-4

  49. 3099
    Jennifer H says:

    Jennifer, Urbandale, IA: “Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.”
    Prov. 3:3 (NASB)

  50. 3100
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Lewistown MT
    “He will cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield & rampart.”
    Psalm 91:4
    Memorizing scripture this year has opened the escape hatch whenever I have been overwhelmed by temptation (which has happened alot this year). His timing is always perfect!

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