2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 16!

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**Siesta Celebration is January 20-21, 2012**
Hey, Darling Things!

I’m writing you from about 28,000 feet in the air, glancing out at a sunset heavy with steely thunderheads and striped in army blues. I am on my way home the long way from Columbus, Ohio. After our Living Proof Live ended and we ate lunch at the arena, we all headed to our various vans so we could make our ways to the airport. I hopped in the front seat with Rich because Ron and his darling wife Nancy had already headed home. Several of our other buddies were in the back chattering away when Rich overheard me say to my man on the phone, “Honey, I won’t be late! My fight is at 3:47 and I’ll pick back up an hour so I’ll have a nice long evening with you.” Keith was feeling poorly with a chest cold and laryngitis and I really wanted to get back to him.
(Rich) “Beth, you have a layover.”
“A what?”(Like I don’t know what that word means after nearly 30 years in thin air.)
“A layover in Denver on your way home. I think you get home kind of late.”
“But I had a nonstop flight to Columbus!”
“Well, you don’t have a nonstop flight home.”
And he was right. I hadn’t even looked at my arrival time in Houston. So, this afternoon I flew from Columbus all the way to Denver and now I’m on my Denver flight making my way to Houston. This weekend I’ve lost an hour, picked up two, then given one up again. Try to do that math.

But to say it was worth it is an understatement. We had 7000+ women in Columbus, Ohio who were in the mood to lift up some high volume praise to the God who is worthy. We knew we were going to love them within 15 seconds flat. And they were my favorite kind of group in Bible study, too, because they got involved the way a small class would. Super interactive. God so graced us in Ohio and we will remember the time we had with those believers for a long time. I knew God was up to something good when I looked at the stat sheet that K-Mac prepared for me and noticed that the six biggest groups attending the events were six different denominations. There are no words to express to you what that means to us. To God’s credit alone, that’s becoming more the rule than the exception in this season.

I’ve had a very interesting flying day. If you’re on Twitter, I tweeted that the people watching had been extraordinary. You know, I struggle a tad with eavesdropping as it is but when everyone is sharing very big feelings at a very high volume, what is a woman to do? But stare? And so, I nearly cried while a young 40 something Dad with shoulder length hair hugged his varsity baseball-type looking son goodbye as he took off for college for the first time. Both of them had tears streaming down their cheeks. It was a most moving scene and one that I had to restrain myself from joining. Of course, I don’t know if the young man was going away to college or not. I made that part up because it was the best possible scenario to fit the high EQ. The part about the long-haired dad and the varsity baseball-type son was true, however. And they were both crying. If I wouldn’t have to stop and explain when I’m making something up, my posts would go smoother. But somehow I feel an obligation toward confession.

What is indeed an absolute fact is that there was a little girl about six years old that nearly made people punch the windows out of the plane and parachute to Beulah Land while her mother chatted with a friend. Mind you, a six year-old little girl would have to work hard to push me over the edge. I love that age in the largest way. But I was nearly overwrought with the teeming desire to give that darling child a spank offering. But, of course, I wouldn’t have. Goodness knows, I have a deep commitment to all things politically correct.

Well, guess what day it is? August 15th and you know what that means! Spit out your next Scriptures, young ladies, and do it with some fervor. His words are Spirit and life to us. Let’s give them some respect and expect them to do the kinds of things He promised they would. Here’s mine:

Beth, Houston. “Therefore, get your minds ready for action by being fully sober, and set your hope completely on the grace that will be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed.” 1 Peter 1:13 The NET Bible

A loved one and I are memorizing this together as he seeks to take the next step in a victorious life that demands sobriety. For some of us, it’s all or nothing. Jesus is the only reason some of us are not passed out in an alley with a newspaper over us. If you have struggled to stay sober and the enemy is doing everything he can to suck the life out of you and steal everybody you love, one by one, don’t stay in the shadows. Get out in the light. Own up and let some people cheer you onto sobriety and victory. YOUR GOD IS ABLE TO DELIVER YOU. Do what you have to do so that you can do what you want to do. You have a calling to fulfill.

I never want to get where we’re playing church around here. The salvation of Jesus Christ is real and it has huge practical ramifications in everyday life here on this fallen planet. Let’s not just talk it. Let’s do it.

Therefore, get your minds ready for action by being fully sober.


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  1. 2601
    Stacey says:

    Stacey, Magnolia

    Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right whatever is puts, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praise worthy think about such things. Philliapians 4:18 NIV

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    Stacey says:

    Stacey, Magnolia

    Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right whatever is puts, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praise worthy think about such things. Phillipians 4:18 NIV

  3. 2603
    Janine says:

    Janine- Round Rock

    For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

    ~ Philipians 2:13, NLT

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    Sandra of Oakland says:

    Do not judge so that you may nit be judged. For with the judgment you make, you will be judged. Mt 7:1. NSRV

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    Mackenzie says:

    Sorry, I forgot to send this one in for my daughter.

    “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.” Jeremiah 29:11

    Mackenzie, Tulare

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      jami; Dallas says:

      Jami; Dallas

      The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.
      Psalm 29:11, NIV

  6. 2606
    Charlie says:

    Charlie, Mississippi

    (forgive me if I’m posting again, but I couldn’t remember if I posted my August verses.)

    2 Corinthians 3:4-6 NIV
    Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence come from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant – not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

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    joann, huntingburg, IN says:

    I sought the LORD and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears. Ps. 34:4 KJV

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    Beth. Rome, GA
    “For it has been given to you on Christ’s behalf, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him.”
    Philippeans 1:29 HCSB

  9. 2609
    Terri says:

    Terri from Mechanicsville,

    “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”

    Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)

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    Jenn says:

    Jenn, Katy, TX
    (I can’t remember if I already posted this)
    Exodus 14:14 NIV
    “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

  11. 2611
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay, Albuquerque, NM
    “for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:20 ESV

    Kelsie (14), Albuquerque, NM
    “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.” Romans 12:14 NIV

    Alysa (11), Albuquerque, NM
    “My people, listen to my teaching. Pay attention to what I say.” Psalm 78:1 NIrV

  12. 2612
    stephanie solomon says:

    Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

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      stephanie says:

      Morgantown, WV
      Blessed is the one who persevers under trial because when he has sttod the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
      James 1:12

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    Donna says:

    I sought the LORD and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalms. 34:4

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    Judy Googins says:

    Judy, Tyler. “For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth to all generations.” Psalm 100:5

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    Tammy Colorado Springs says:

    His lord said to him, “Well done good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of the Lord.
    Matt 25:23 NKJV

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    stephanie solomon says:

    Morgantown, WV
    Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James1:12

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      stephanie solomon says:

      I pray verses are getting posted. It always says comment is awaiting moderation. When I go back to try and find mine, I cant so I add it again and it erases the previous. I went back and added old verses just in case old ones didn’t get posted. I’m not computer savy at all.

  17. 2617
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca – Boise, Idaho
    John 1:12 NIV
    Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.

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    kay says:

    kay – Round Rock -Isaiah 41:13 (NIV)
    For I am the Lord, your God, who takes a hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear I will help you.

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    angela says:

    Angela – Natchitoches, LA

    But love your enemies, do good to them , and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the most high because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Luke 6:34-35 NIV

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    Hannah Seale says:

    Hannah, LaGrange Tx “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will never leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV

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    Kacie says:

    “It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do” 2 Timothy 3:17

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    Anita Brunson says:

    Austin, TX

    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 (NIV)

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    Brandy says:

    “My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long?” Psalm 6:3 NIV

    Brandy, San Antonio

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    Vicki says:

    Vicki from Loveland, CO Heb 12:2 NIV 1984

    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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    aleta june says:

    to stephanie solomon of morgantown, wv, i am also from wv, wheeling 🙂 i’m not computer savy either. (In fact I just got internet in july 2011) I believe all replies must be monitored by Beth Moore’s team or the internet but they usually take off the awaiting moderation within 24hrs. vs 16 “Therefore, get your minds ready for action by being fully sober, and set uour hope completely on the grace that will be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed.” 1Peter 1:13

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    Lori McKeen says:

    Bangor, Maine

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.

    Proverbsw 3:5 ( NET)

    I basically already know this verse, but I want to really meditate on it for two weeks…

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    Shelly in Cleveland says:

    But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13, NIV

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    Debbie says:

    Richmond, VA

    Wealth and honor come from You; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. I Chron 29:12 (NIV)

  29. 2629
    Tiffany Morse says:

    {this is in the 40th Psalm odd week though for a plain verse}
    Tiffany Morse
    Dallas, TX
    Psalm 40:16 {NIV}
    May all those who say to me “Aha, Aha” be appalled by their own shame.

  30. 2630
    Ruth says:

    Ruth — Shawnee, KS

    Exodus 14:14 (NIV) —

    The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.

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    Ruthann says:

    Ruthann – Odessa, TX
    Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:3-4

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    Celeste in Los Angeles, USA & Toronto, Canada says:

    Celeste, Los Angeles & Toronto: And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13 NKJV

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    Laura Hudson says:

    Laura Eloise, Austin – Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your request to God and the peace of God that passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6

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    Misti says:

    Misti, Belleville, MI: “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV

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    Nell says:

    Nell, Abbi – Wichita Falls, TX Romans 12:1-2
    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

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    MAY have missed submitting this one as well, SORRY, I do have 2 3yr olds if that gives me grace! hahha Love you guys! Have a great week!

    Clarksville, TN
    2 Cor 12:9 NIV

    But Jesus said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

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    Valerie Robertson says:

    Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand – when I awake I am still with You. Psalm 139:18

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    Angie says:

    Angie from Houston, TX

    Deuteronomy 4:9 – ‘Only be careful and watch yourselves closely, so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.’

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    Marcy, Conroe, TX says:

    O Lord, be gracious to us, we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress. Isaiah 33:2 (NIV)

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    Stacia Deen says:

    Stacia Deen from Avon Park, Florida: Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8 (NIV)

  41. 2641
    Sheri Fobare says:

    Sheri Fobare – Saranac Lake, NY:
    “There is therefore NOW no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit” – Rom 8:1 NKJV

  42. 2642
    Laura Brown says:

    Laura – Houston, Texas

    “By day the LORD directs His love, at night His song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life.” Psalm 42:8 (NIV)

  43. 2643
    Allison Merrell says:

    Allison, Eclectic, AL

    This is to my Father’s glory, that your life bear much fruit, showing yourself to be His disciple. John 15:8

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    Carrie says:

    Carrie – Eure, NC
    I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Romans 1:16 (NIV)

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    Emily says:

    Emily, Houston TX

    “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.” – Proverbs 3:27 (NKJ)

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    Patricia says:

    Patricia, Dallas TX

    Proverbs 3:5-6 {ESV}
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
    In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths.

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    Shellye, Queen City, TX says:

    “Run away from the evil things that young people long for. Try hard to do what is right. Have faith, love, and peace. Do these things together with those who call on the LORD from a pure heart.” 2 Timothy 2:22 NIRV

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    Carol says:

    And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 2 Timothy 2:24 NIV
    Carol, Poplar Bluff, MO

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    elizabeth, haleigh, and isabel. midland says:

    Elizabeth, Haleigh, and Isabel….Midland

    Isaiah 61:3

    ….and provide for those who grieve in Zion- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead or mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.! ! ! (Yes, Lord…

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    Reva says:

    Psalm 126:5
    Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.

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