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. 3251
    Amy says:

    Amy, Colorado Springs, CO:

    “And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.” – I John 2:17, ESV

  2. 3252
    Jan says:

    Jan, Clarkston MI

    And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16

    (I’ve been “sharing” on a mission week and VBS, thus why I’m SOOO late to post.)

  3. 3253
    Kristy says:

    Kristy, Houston:

    Psalm 103:4 ESV

    who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

  4. 3254
    Samantha says:

    We have also received an inheritance in Him, predestined according to the will of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will, so that we who had already put our hope in the Messiah might bring praise to His glory.

    Ephesians 1:11-12

  5. 3255
    Rissa Parrish says:

    Rissa, Boaz:”He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:2 (NIV) (My daughter Anna favorite verse. I memorize it in honor of her dedication to FCA and the work she has done this summer serving our LORD! I LOVE YOU ANNA)

  6. 3256
    Amy Wright says:

    Amy W., Columbia, SC – “pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NKJV)

  7. 3257
    Sarah Howell, Virginia says:

    Palsm 119:11 (ESV) “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”

  8. 3258
    Dana says:

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

    Romans 12:12 NIV

    Boerne, TX

  9. 3259
    Donna says:

    “Do not judge lest you be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7:1-2 NAS

  10. 3260
    Courtney Burside says:

    Courney, Chicora. “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 the NET Bible Memorizing God’s word this year has brought me closer to God, & strengthened my inner man.

  11. 3261
    Courtney Burnside says:

    Courtney, Chicora. “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 brought me closer to God and strengthened my inner man!

  12. 3262
    Kelly Jo says:

    Psalm 91:4. NIV
    Kelly Jo
    Albany, Kentucky

    I know theses are late. Memory work is my thing and I love to memorize but for some odd reason Im having the hardest time picking out verses. However I am hanging in there like a hair in a biscuit!!

  13. 3263
    Tina Davis says:

    Tina H-town

    For there is one God and one mediator, between God and man, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men, the testimony given in its proper time.

    1 Timothy 2: 5&6

  14. 3264
    Kathryn says:

    Kathryn, Austin, TX
    “Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.” Proverbs 13:10, NIV

    Memorizing scripture this year has affected my prayer life as I have tried lately to find scriptures that I can pray for myself or others.

  15. 3265
    Liz Baird says:

    Richmond, VA

    …Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

    Mark 9:24 KJV

  16. 3266
    Jerri Carl says:

    Jerri Carl
    Princeton TX

    Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.


  17. 3267
    Mackenzie says:

    Tulare, Ca

    “Love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deut. 6:5

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has helped me know how to grow better in Him and what he desires for me.

  18. 3268
    Leslie Pate says:

    Leslie, Tyler, TX:

    “Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you, He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.”
    Psalm 55:22 (NASB)

  19. 3269
    Becky Wang, Ohio says:

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

  20. 3270
    Jessica, NYC says:

    “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”
    Proverbs 3:3 (NIV)

  21. 3271
    Jami says:

    Shelby, NC

    “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”
    Psalm 119: 105

    Memorizing scriptures has helped me make the deliberate effort i need to make to focus on His truth and keep it close in my heart and mind when so many lies are thrown my way.
    His word is life to me.

  22. 3272
    Beth says:

    Beth, Johnstown, OH

    “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
    I Peter 5:7 NIV

  23. 3273
    Gail Jones says:

    Philippians 4:4 NIV

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

  24. 3274
    Deirdre says:

    Deirdre Russell
    Atlanta, GA

    “Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who accept advice” Proverbs 13:10 NIV

    Memorizing God’s word this year has allowed me to witness silently to my office through art (I make a drawing on each of my cards and they are all posted at my cubicle).

  25. 3275
    Lori says:

    Lori, Owasso OK

    “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:11 NIV

  26. 3276
    lavonda says:

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
    Philippians 2:3-4

  27. 3277
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, College Station, TX
    Think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected.

    Philippians 4:8 (NCV)

  28. 3278
    Casey Cody says:

    Casey-Henrietta, TX
    So Faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ. Romans 10:17
    VBS verse!!

  29. 3279
    June says:

    June, Coarsegold, CA: “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do someting brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.” Isaiah 43:18-19 (The Message)

  30. 3280
    Michelle Herrle says:

    Michelle, Ontario, Canada
    Look to the Lord and His Strength, seek his face always.
    Psalm 105:4 NIV

  31. 3281
    Kendra says:

    Kendra, Middle East
    ‘My command is this: love each other as I have loved you.’ John 15:12 NIV
    Memorizing God’s Word this year has been my lifeline!

  32. 3282
    Robin Lackey, Crystal Springs says:

    Verse for July 1st (will be on vacation)

    Colossians 3:17

    “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, di it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

  33. 3283
    Brandy Sermons says:

    Lynchburg, VA

    Proverbs 19:21 (ESV)
    Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has nourished my soul.

  34. 3284
    Janice says:

    from Houston
    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
    -Romans 12:12 [NIV]

    Memorizing scripture this year has help me be victorious in the face of serious testing this year. The enemy almost convinced me to stop posting, hence late post, but im the midst of this trial, I’ve found myself repeating the scriptures I’ve memorized! Victory!

  35. 3285
    Carrie Wilson says:

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4

  36. 3286
    Yvonne says:

    Yvonne, Riverside/Fairfield, CA

    Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. ~Jonah 2:8 (NIV)~

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has…helped me to refocus. This has probably been the toughest year of my life, so far, and I have taken my eyes off the Lord and focused on the hardships. To be honest if it weren’t for memorizing these scriptures, I don’t know if I’d even have opened my Bible. There were times when I didn’t want to, but I made a commitment when I started this and I am determined to keep it. I am praising the Lord for it right now, because when it is time to choose a verse God defiantly gives them to me, and while memorizing them He works on my heart in drawing me back to Him. I am beginning to fix my eyes on Him once again! Still struggling, but I am a fighter and I wont give up and I know He isn’t going to give up on me!
    I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity Beth Moore!! I love you dearly!!

  37. 3287
    Diann says:

    Diann, Woodburn, IN

    “Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.” Psalm 119:111-112 (NIV)

    God’s Word has been my strength and joy as I battle ovarian cancer! Thank you for your constant encouragement!

  38. 3288
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Rancho Cordova, CA
    “Then the Lord answered me and said, ‘Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay.'”
    Memorizing scripture has helped me to refocus and develop the disicpline of meditating. I have done this in previous years but had seriously slacked off! Memorization and meditation is probably one of the most helpful spiritual disciplines that I have seen a tangible difference in my thought life and my heart.

  39. 3289
    Tammy Elrod says:

    Tammy Elrod, Mechanicsville,VA

    Jesus answered, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except thru me.

    John 14:6 NIV

  40. 3290
    Pat, Madisonville, TX says:

    James 1:2-3 NIV
    Consider it pure joy, my borthers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

  41. 3291
    Rachel in Arizona says:

    Tucson, AZ

    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

  42. 3292
    Sydney says:

    Tucson, AZ

    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

  43. 3293
    Marilyn Bundy says:

    2 Timothy 1:7

    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.


  44. 3294
    Michele Scheffe says:

    Michele, Edmond, Ok.
    “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14

    Memorizing God’s word this year has been a change God chose for the masses not the one. Thank you Jessica and Arielle

  45. 3295
    Nee Nee says:

    Reneé from Missouri City, TX

    Wait for the Lord
    Be strong and let your heart take courage
    Yes, wait for the Lord

    Psalm 27:24 NAS

  46. 3296
    glenwood says:

    Beth, Marion, NC
    AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.” Hebrews 12:5,6 New American Standard-Memorizing has helped me keep from saying unnecessay things.

  47. 3297
    Cindy Wessel says:

    Cindy, Rochester, MN – And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation]. 2 Corinthians 9:8 AMP

  48. 3298
    Regina Ross says:

    “I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:14 NIV

  49. 3299
    Amy Johnson says:

    Amy, Lakeland, FLorida “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 NIV

  50. 3300
    Roxy Krueger says:

    Roxy, Columbia, Md. “And the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Gal. 5:22 (NIV)

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