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. 3451
    Rebecca says:

    John 1:8 NIV
    He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

  2. 3452
    angela says:

    Angela – Natchitoches, LA

    LET ALL THAT YOU DO BE DONE IN LOVE. 1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV
    Memorizing scripture this year serves as a reminder of my God, and who HE desires me to be.

  3. 3453
    Brandy says:

    “Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me.” Psalm 19:13a NIV

    Brandy, San Antonio

  4. 3454
    aletajune says:

    “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.” 2Timothy2:15

  5. 3455
    Tiffany Morse says:

    Tiffany Morse
    Dallas TX
    Psalm 40:11 {NIV}
    Do not withhold your mercy from me O Lord may your love and your truth always protect me.

  6. 3456
    Laura Hudson says:

    Laura Eloise, Austin – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Rom 15:13

  7. 3457
    Ruthann says:

    Ruthann – Odessa, TX
    Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8

  8. 3458
    Celeste in Los Angeles, USA & Toronto, Canada says:

    Celeste, Los Angeles & Toronto: does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; I Corinthians 13:5 NKJV

  9. 3459
    Valerie Robertson says:

    I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

  10. 3460
    Patricia says:

    Patricia, Dallas, TX

    Psalms 23:1-3 {ESV}
    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    (2)He makes me lie down in green pastures.
    He leads me beside still waters.
    (3)He restores my soul.
    He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

  11. 3461
    Angie says:

    Angie from Houston, TX

    Isaiah 30:21 – 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.”

  12. 3462
    Stacia Deen says:

    Stacia Deen from Avon Park, Florida: A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Luke 6:45 (NIV)

  13. 3463
    Laura Brown says:

    Laura – Houston, Texas

    “For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:8 (NIV)

  14. 3464
    Carrie says:

    Carrie – Eure, NC
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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.
    Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

    Memorizing God’s Word this year has…
    been a challenge to stay on track, but God is working in my life and I am taking my walk with Him to a new level filled with determination and perserverance!

  15. 3465
    Allison Merrell says:

    Allison Eclectic, AL

    Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.Psalm 100 KJV

  16. 3466
    Emily says:

    Emily, Houston TX

    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” –
    2 Timothy 4:7 (NKJ)

  17. 3467
    Carol says:

    For I am the Lord, your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 NIV
    Carol, Poplar Bluff, MO

  18. 3468
    Reva says:

    Psalm 62:1
    Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him.

  19. 3469
    Ginger says:

    1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV
    Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.

  20. 3470
    Jovin says:

    Jovin, Houston TX
    Psalm 18:19 (NIV)
    He brought me out into a spacious place;
    he rescued me because he delighted in me.

  21. 3471
    Amy says:

    Amy, Sweeny, TX
    Cast all your anxieties upon Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

  22. 3472
    sheilah says:

    Psalm 40:11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;
    may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
    Sheila, OK
    I have absolutely LOVED seeing all the scriptures in different versions. I have been looking at different translations to see how my verse may vary-insightful.

  23. 3473
    Delta Ryan says:

    Delta from Lakeland, Florida:
    Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalm 103:2

  24. 3474
    Brandy says:

    Brandy, San Angelo, TX 1 Corinthians 13:13 “There are three things that remain – faith, hope and love – and the greatest of these is love.” The Living Bible

  25. 3475
    kimberly mason says:

    kimberly mason, tuscaloosa, al:

    2 Timothy 2:15 NET

    “make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately.”

  26. 3476
    emilee hall says:

    I Corinthians 13:3 NIV
    If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

  27. 3477
    Lisa C says:

    James 1:5
    If you need wisdom – if you want to know what God wants you to do – ask Him, and he will gladly tell you. NLT

  28. 3478
    Janelle says:

    Janelle C – Malakoff TX
    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

  29. 3479

    Karen, Naples

    “Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.”

    James 1:27 HCSB

  30. 3480
    Gena Carter says:

    Elgin, Texas

    Trust in him at all times, you peopl, pour out your hearts to him for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8

  31. 3481
    Leah Kasparek says:

    “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking ANYTHING.” James 1:2-4

  32. 3482
    Ifonia says:

    Ifonia – Margate, FL
    “God is no respector of persons: but in every nation he that feareth him and worketh righteousness is accepted with him.” Acts 10:34 – 36

    • 3482.1
      Fabienne Baiz says:

      1 Corinthians 15:58
      “Therefore , my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

  33. 3483
    Sheri says:

    Sheri – Atlanta, TX

    Galatians 5:22 NKJV
    But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

  34. 3484
    Sharon says:

    Montgomery, AL

    The first chapter of James. (NIV)

  35. 3485
    Liz Lyons says:

    Liz Lyons: Cypress, Texas: “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)

  36. 3486
    Kristi Hensley says:

    Kristi, Charleston, WV “and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel.” Eph 6:19 (NKJV)

  37. 3487
    Bethany B. says:

    Bethany from Waco, TX

    Let all that I am praise the Lord,may I never forget the good things He does for me.
    Psalm 103:2 (NLT)

  38. 3488
    Christine Rhodes says:

    “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” Revelation 17:14 NKJV

  39. 3489
    Sherry Adams says:

    SHERRY, TULSA; “He was with God in the beginning.” John 1:2, NIV

  40. 3490

    Belinda, Olathe KS

    SHOUT joyful praises to God, all the earth!

    Psalm 66:1 NLT

  41. 3491
    Ola Mae says:

    Ola Mae, Cedar Park, TX Philippians 4:6 NIV Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

  42. 3492
    Robin Lackey says:

    December 15th Verse

    I John 4:7-8 KJV

    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God and everyone that loveth is born of God and knoweth God, he that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love.

  43. 3493
    Natalie from Lexington says:

    Judge not, that ye be not judged.

    Matthew 7:1

  44. 3494
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Houston.  
    He acted with a strong hand and powerful arm.
             His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 136:12 NLT

  45. 3495
    Mary Alice says:

    Mary Alice
    Dallas, TX

    Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
    for false witnesses rise up against me,
    breathing out violence.

    Psalm 27:12 NIV

  46. 3496
    Carole Daves says:

    This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who exercises kindness, justice, and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24, NIV

  47. 3497
    Tina Merhoff says:

    James 1:7

    That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

  48. 3498
    Linda says:

    Linda, Austin, TX
    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

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

  49. 3499
    Nikki says:

    Nikki, Franklin, TN

    The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (NIV)

  50. 3500
    Rosebud says:

    Rosebud ATlanta, Texas

    Keep sound wisdom and discretion so they will be life to your soul and grace to your neck.

    Proverbs 3:21-22 NKJV

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