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. 3101
    Diane, Albuquerque, NM says:

    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.

  2. 3102
    susan gibson says:

    susan, kentucky. 2 Timothy 2:15 NLT. ” Work hard so you can present yourself to God an receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the work of truth.” My father is dying of cancer, but he more thananyone I know has worked hard to teach others about his Lord and Savior thru his example and his service. I know that he will soon meet His Heavenly Father and receive his approval. God will say ” ell done my good and faithful servant”

  3. 3103
    LaVerne, Albuquerque, NM says:

    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.

  4. 3104
    Brenda Handy says:

    Brenda, Collinston, La. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. ESV Memorizing Gods word this year has made it possible for me to call specific scriptures to mind when I need help staying calm.

  5. 3105
    Mimi of Six in Al. says:

    Romans 12:12
    New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    12 (A)rejoicing in hope, (B)persevering in tribulation, (C)devoted to prayer,

    In trying to memorize and definitely reading, studying and praying each scripture of God’s word has AMAZED me so! I have had some huge struggles this year but all eleven scriptures have been spot on. They have been my lifesaver. I am so humbled and in awe that as I thought I was randomly picking scripture and each time God knew and met each need with these scriptures! Praise God!

  6. 3106
    Debbie Edwards says:

    Richmond, VA

    Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; then I’d never have any regrets when comparing my life to your counsel. Ps. 119:5-6 Msg

    Memorizing God’s word helps me to remain steady and hopeful when my melancholy personality pulls in the opposite direction.

  7. 3107
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany, Chesterfield:
    “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16, NASB

  8. 3108
    Kay says:

    In his heart, a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.

    Proverbs 16:9 NIV

  9. 3109
    Beth Moss says:

    Beth, Gig Harbor, WA

    Then the Lord God said,
    “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.

    Genesis 2:18 (NASB)

  10. 3110
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, 12 yrs., Princeton, MN
    “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
    1 Corinthians 3:11 NIV

  11. 3111
    Josie says:

    Josie, Tucson
    This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
    1 John 1:5 (NIV)

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has been hard! I’m struggling with this but I won’t quit. No quitter here.

  12. 3112
    Beth@Not a Bow in Sight says:

    “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” Psalm 40:2 (NIV)

    Beth, Houston

  13. 3113
    Martha says:

    Martha, North Dakota
    2 Sam 22:47
    The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior! (NIV)
    Memorizing God’s Word this year has met my needs over and over again!

  14. 3114
    Marla says:

    Marla – Yakima

    Seek seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be give to you as well.

    Matthew 6:33 NIV

  15. 3115
    Cindy says:

    Columbia, MO

    “That’s right. Because I, your God, have a firm grip on you and I’m not letting go. I’m telling you, ‘Don’t panic. I’m right here to help you.’

    Isaiah 41:13

  16. 3116
    Shaunta Chambers says:

    Shaunta’ Montgomery, AL For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ. Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him. Col. 2:5-6
    Memorizing Scripture this year has helped me to truly focus on the Lord and the strength He provides in the mundane moments of raising 4 children ages 4 and under!

  17. 3117
    Colima says:

    They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
    Revelation 17:14 NIV
    Colima, Klamath Falls OR
    When my mind spins out of control and I starting getting myself all worked up, I can focus on a scripture and get back on track. Thank you God for your word!

  18. 3118
    Carol says:

    Carol, Grove City, PA

    “Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.”

    Micah 7:18-19 (NIV)

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has helped me focus on God’s mercy.

  19. 3119
    Mandy says:

    Mandy, Grove City, PA

    “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.”

    Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has helped me become more centered and grounded in truth in the midst of uncertain circumstances.

  20. 3120
    Amy Fitzwater, Holts Summit, MO says:

    “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Gal. 5:13 ESV

    Memorizing Gods word this year has been a lesson in discipline, but God never ceases to amaze me how the Scriptures that have popped out at me are so relevant to my life at that specific time.

  21. 3121
    Jenny says:

    Jenny, frankfort, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:6-7 NIV

  22. 3122
    Amber Donat says:

    Clovis, CA
    Verse 11 & 12
    11- Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” NIV
    12- Psalms 12:7 “You, Lord, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked.” NIV

  23. 3123
    Karina Sousa says:

    Karina Sousa
    Recife, PE – Brazil

    “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” 2 Timothy 4:12
    Memorizing God’s Word this year has made my days full of joy. Each time I opened my SSMT spiral a smile has come to my face 🙂

  24. 3124
    Lily says:

    Lily, Chicago.

    “Trust in the Lord, and do good;
    dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
    Delight yourself in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

    Psalm 37:3-4 (ESV)

  25. 3125
    Mikelan says:

    Mikelan Overland Park, KS
    “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other.” Mark 9: 50 NIV

  26. 3126
    Debbie says:

    Debbie Portland.OR

    Therefore you are great, O Lord God, for there is none like you! There is no God besides you! What we have heard is true!
    NET bible 2 Samuel 7:22

    Memorizing Gods word this year has helped me begin to relinquish my need to control and manipulate.

  27. 3127
    Christi says:

    Wichita, KS

    “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”
    John 14:15 (NIV)

  28. 3128
    Vicki S says:

    Vicki, Wilmington NC
    For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me. Psalm 31:3 NKJV

  29. 3129
    Doris says:

    Doris, Whiteville, NC
    A favorite…quoted often many years ago by a favorite aunt…decided to learn this version and value its message.
    Proverbs 15:4 ESV
    “A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.”

  30. 3130
    Laura Beth says:

    Laura Beth, Unicoi Tn.
    “So faith comes from what is heard and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.
    Romans 10:17

  31. 3131
    Debbie says:

    Debbie in Florida

    Psalm 103:19
    “The Lord has established His throne in Heaven and His kingdom rules over all”

    Scripture memory is keeping me grounded on a sure foundation!

  32. 3132
    Lisa Ray says:

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

    Committing the verses to memory has made me accountable.

  33. 3133
    Cynthia Ellsworth says:

    Cynthia, Russellville
    Psalms 92:4 “For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord, I sing for joy at the works of your hands.”

  34. 3134
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Austin, TX-

    Ezekiel 14:6, NASB-

    “…Repent and turn away from your idols and turn your faces away from all your abominations.”

  35. 3135
    Maria, Klamath Falls,OR says:

    Trust ye in the Lord forever; for in the Lord God is everlasting strength.
    Isaiah 26:4 KJV

  36. 3136
    Gloria H says:

    Gloria, Cypress, TX
    “So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.” Romans 10:17 CSB

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has helped me keep my focus on Him during a time of waiting on God’s direction.

  37. 3137
    Jodie McLagan says:

    Jodie ~ Minneapolis, MN
    “Thus says the Lord: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16 (NKJ) Memorizing God’s word this year has helped me to be more accountable in reading His word and sharing it with others.

  38. 3138
    Lisa says:

    I didn’t post my verse for last time so I’m putting both of them down now …

    Lisa in KC

    Is. 41:13 MSG
    “That’s right because I, your God, have a firm grip on you and I’m not letting go. I’m telling you, ‘dont panic. I’m right here to help you.'”

    Gal. 5:16 MSG
    “My counsel is this: live freely, animated and motivated by Gods spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness.”

  39. 3139
    Katherine Devall says:

    Kathy, Houston

    Boy Howdy, am I late! Sorry!!!

    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Ps 19:14, NASB

  40. 3140
    Valerie says:

    Sparks, Nevada

    But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
    Micah 7:7 NIV

  41. 3141
    Carmen W says:

    Carmen, Eau Claire, WI

    No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

    Hebrews 12:11 NIV

  42. 3142
    Jennifer, TN says:

    I feel like Satan has been at work against me this month. For some reason t has been a struggle to make time to sit down and post my verse. I AM PUSHING AHEAD! Here are my catchup verses for June…

    For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6 NIV

    In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:18 NIV

  43. 3143
    Melanie Miller says:

    Melanie and Kara Miller, Nampa, Idaho

    K: Psalm 103:11–His love for those who have respect for him is as high as the heavens are above the earth.

    M: Eph 1:13–And now, you also have heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago.

    Memorizing scripture this year has been harder than before probably because I have been focusing on who God says I am in Ephesians chapter one.

  44. 3144
    Michelle says:

    Michelle Sylvan Springs, AL
    Proverbs 8:17 ESV

    I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

  45. 3145
    Judy says:

    Psalms 56:
    Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation. Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
    God’s word has taught me that God really does want to talk to me and because He gets the glory for it, He really does want to answer my prayers.

  46. 3146
    Laney says:

    Jax, FL

    Love God, your God, with your whole heart:love Him with all that’s in you, love Him with all you’ve got!


    Memorizing God’s word so far this year has given my 9 year old daughter the chance to test her momma. She really likes it a lot!

  47. 3147
    Laney says:

    Sorry Deut. 5:6 (The Message)

  48. 3148
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Menomonee Falls, WI

    better late than never, right? 😉 wondering if there will be transportation from any hotels to the church in january??

    “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 NIV

  49. 3149
    Andrea says:

    Andrea- Florence, Ky:
    The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
    shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
    Proverbs 4:18 NIV

  50. 3150
    Tamara says:

    Kelowna, BC, Canada

    “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”
    Philippians 4:8, NIV

    Memorizing God’s Word so far this year has helped me to make it through a busy time that seemed impossible for one person to do it all.

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