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. 3351
    purple moose says:

    Annie, Alaska

    Ps 136:11-12 NIV

    11 and brought Israel out from among them His love endures forever.
    12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; His love endures forever.

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has been an exercise in futility–yet another thing that I’m not getting done. 🙁 Hopefully now that the big projects for the year are done I can get back on track!

  2. 3352
    Laura, Beaumont TX says:

    “Daughter, your faith has healed you, Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” Mark 5:34 NIV

    Memorizing God’s word is refining my jagged edges and training my mind to get out of my bad habbits…it has greatly been the glue & grace of God helping me through this first year of marriage.

  3. 3353
    Lynda Villastrigo says:

    Lynda San Antonio TX

    Before they call, I will answer and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
    Isa 65:24

  4. 3354
    Sue S says:

    Sue S from Lawrenceville, GA

    “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.”
    Psalm 94:19 NIV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has given me the courage to change jobs after 30 years – even though it is way out of my comfort zone. I like ruts and hate change. But God has made it clear it was time.

  5. 3355
    Groovewoman says:

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
    ~ Phillipians 4:6 (NIV)

    I can not even begin to tell you how this verse was directly from the Lord for me to memorize for this specific time, because I have said this verse aloud & in prayers for the last half of this month nearly daily. He gives us JUST what we need when we need it!

    Hollie R. – Granbury, TX

  6. 3356
    Becky says:

    Becky, Alberta, Canada

    For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness, but of power and love and discipline.

    2 Tim. 1:7 American Standard Bible

  7. 3357
    Jennifer says:

    Every time I think of you , I give thanks to my God.

    Philippians 1:3

    Loveland, Co

  8. 3358
    Jan in Colorado says:

    Jan, Littleton, CO,

    “This is what the Sovereign LORD,
    the Holy One of Israel, says:
    ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation,
    in quietness and trust is your strength.’ ”
    – Isaiah 30:15 (NIV)

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has been very life giving and challenging, too, but so worth it!
    My “truth” + God’s Truth = freedom.
    WooHoo!!! Thank you, Lord!

  9. 3359
    karen lipford says:

    Karen Lipford, Farmington, AR

    Psalm 1:1 “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,” NIV

  10. 3360
    Tara G. says:

    Kyiv, Ukraine

    Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you. Eph. 4:32 (NIV)

    Memorizing God’s Word has helped me know when to shut my mouth and open it.

  11. 3361
    Heidi Botkin says:

    John 15:15 – I no longer call you servants. I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” AND Philippians 2:3 – “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”

  12. 3362
    Tanya says:


    Show resources
    Psalm 91:1-3
    New King James Version (NKJV)
    Psalm 91

    Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God

     1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
             Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
     2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
             My God, in Him I will trust.”
     3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[a]
             And from the perilous pestilence.
    NKJV Psalm 91:1-3

    Tanya, Pearland TX

  13. 3363
    Kathy Rupp says:

    Hebrews 11:16 (NIV)

    Instead they were longing for a better country-a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them!


    Chattanooga TN

  14. 3364
    Kathy Rupp says:

    Memorizing God’s word has encouraged me that I am not alone…others have gone before me and I’m paving the way for those to come.

  15. 3365
    Katie says:

    Katie, Lincoln NE, Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully even as I am fully grown. 1 Cor. 13:12 NIV

  16. 3366
    Mandy says:

    China Spring, TX

    Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
    Isaiah 30:21 NIV

  17. 3367
    Andrea says:

    I’m pretty sure I forgot to post this…

    Greenacres, FL

    You will know the truth and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 HCSB

  18. 3368
    Amber says:

    Amber Parker, TX
    Psalm 141:3
    “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.”

  19. 3369
    Linda, Colorado says:

    Colossians 1:13,14

    For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

    Memorizing scripture keeps me focused on Him. I think I may just memorize the whole book of Colossians.

  20. 3370
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Reston, VA. “Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7, ESV

    Memorizing God’s Word this year is keeping me grounded in the Lord during a new season of motherhood.

  21. 3371
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Greenville, SC

    “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen.” Jeremiah 29:12 NIV

  22. 3372
    Trudi says:

    The righteous man is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked causes other to go astray.

    Proverbs 12:26

  23. 3373
    sarah says:

    “For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
    the LORD will give grace and glory;
    no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”

    Psalm 84:11

    Newburgh, IN

  24. 3374
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Denham Springs, LA

    In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the LORD high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Isaiah 6:1, NKJV

  25. 3375
    Diane Conner says:

    Diane C.
    Vinton, La
    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)

  26. 3376
    Katie says:

    Katie, Dayton OH (part 3)

    “and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead- Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.” 1 Thesselonians 1:10 NIV

  27. 3377
    Cheryl says:

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 NIV

  28. 3378
    elizabeth, haleigh, and isabel says:

    Elizabeth, Haleigh, and Isabel….Midland
    Memorizing God’s word this year has helped us see His perspective rather than ours whenever we have encountered difficult times..
    2 Cor.2:14
    Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.

  29. 3379
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay, Albuquerque
    “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6 NIV

    Kelsie, 14, Albuquerque
    “for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.” 1 Thessalonians 5:2

    Alysa, 11, Albuquerque
    “God, we look forward to praising you in Zion. We will keep our promises to you.” Psalm 65:1 NIrV

    Sorry so late!

  30. 3380
    Charlie says:


    Isaiah 60:1-3 NIV

    Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

  31. 3381
    Leigh, Houston, TX says:

    “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak…those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.” Isaiah 40:29, 31 NIV

  32. 3382
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Queen City: Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. I John 3:1 (NKJV)

  33. 3383
    Christy Crosby says:

    Christy Crosby, Clarksville TN:

    “Turn my eyes from worthless things,
    and give me life through your Word.” Psalm 119:37

  34. 3384

    “Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.” Proverbs 8:10-11 NLT

  35. 3385

    wildlyblessed, Crawford, TX: “Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.” Proverbs 8:10-11 NLT

  36. 3386
    Kzerbe says:

    Kim from Lovettesville
    For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in his sight.

  37. 3387
    Ashlie says:

    “Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, b/c God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you.'” Heb. 13:5 NIV
    Memorizing God’s word this year has allowed His words to be ringing in my ears all day long. Precious!

  38. 3388
    Stacey Emmott says:

    Stacey,Magnolia, Proverbs 18:21 NIV

    The tongue has the power of life and death. God help me remember to speak words of encouragement to my daughters. Remind me to be encouraging to my teens vs. critical. My girls are so much furthere ahead than I was spiritually, you have truly blessed me beyond what I can imagine. Forgive me for my critical Spirit. Guide me in encouraging and reflecting your love to them.

  39. 3389
    karensk says:

    Karen K. in Houston, TX — Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, In the Lord, whose word I praise, Ps 56:9,10 NASB

    Memorizing God’s word this year has helped me see into some situations with more of His perspective, beyond my own limited one. I love gaining His insight, whatever little bits I can get; it gives me hope and comfort.

  40. 3390
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Huntsville

    “…Shall we go on sinning so that grace my increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” Romans 6:1-2

  41. 3391
    Rhonda Green says:

    Rhonda, Anderson, IN

    The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
    Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

  42. 3392
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, Dallas
    Proverbs 22:6 ESV
    “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

  43. 3393
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Loveland, CO Phil 1:10 NIV

    …so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,

  44. 3394
    jamieb says:

    jamieb, Corbin,ky

    Psalm 131 NIV My heart is not proud, LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with it’s mother; like a weaned child I am content. Israel, put your hope in the LORD both now and forevermore.

  45. 3395
    AmyLu Riley says:

    AmyLu, Evansville

    ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. – Zechariah 4:6 (NIV)

  46. 3396
    Leslie Henderson says:

    “Then I heard the voice of the LORD saying, “whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here I am. Send me!” -Isaiah 6:8 (NIV, 1984)

  47. 3397
    Kathy French says:

    Kathy, Austin,
    “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV

  48. 3398
    Donna Salter says:

    John 10:9

    I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved and shall go in and find pasture.

  49. 3399
    Stacie L. says:

    Stacie L., Bulls Gap, TN. – “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV

  50. 3400

    Crevolyn, Gainesville, GA “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
    Romans 8:28 NIV

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