2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 23!

[tminus t=”20-01-2012 19:00:00″ style=”carbonite”/] **Siesta Celebration is January 20-21, 2012**

Hey, you Scripture-memory fiends! Our next to last verse! I’m so happy! But I’m also wishing it would all slow down a little bit and not be over so fast. You, too?? What a year, Siestas. What a year. I told you several SSMT posts ago that my memory work with you has never meant more to me or held a more prominent place in my personal life and I still mean that. I am so thankful for this process that I am almost without words.

I am on my way to Pensacola, Florida for our final Living Proof Live (I go in on Thursdays these days) so, once again, I better get with it! I chose this particular verse (and version) specifically in view of the holiday spending-madness that many of us have ahead. You won’t find a single Scrooge at this ministry. Like many of you, we all love to shower our friends and family members in Christmas gifts to the degree that we’re able and we pray to have pure hearts as we give. We give these small tokens of grace to one another this time of year because of the priceless Gift God has given to us in Christ Jesus. I think it can be a beautiful thing and I also respect those who, by conviction, choose not to participate in the retail hype. I get that completely. Those of us who will be in the malls and shopping online, however, might really be blessed by a mutual reminder to try to stay within our means over these next few weeks and not pile up debts. It takes the joy right out of the giving if we’re paying for it for the entire next year…and with interest. SO, how about this Scripture this time around?

Beth, Houston. “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8 NIV

Smiling. Man. God seems to have a word for everything, doesn’t He?

I love you guys so much! I can’t wait to see some of you in Pensacola! The rest of you pray for us, okay?


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  1. 1
    G.J. says:

    Gran Jan 🙂
    Hawkinsville, GA

    2 Corinthians 1:20 (ESV)

    For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

  2. 2
    ForeverHis says:

    Lawan, Lawton, OK-Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1, 2 ESV)

  3. 3
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Chantilly

    We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.

    Hebrews 6:19a, NIV

  4. 4
    Sarah Miller says:

    Sarah Miller, New Palestine, Indiana
    God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
    Psalm 46:1 (NIV)

  5. 5
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, West Des Moines, IA “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)

  6. 6
    Tammy Goodwin says:

    Tammy from Fort Myers, Florida: “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed are those who obey the words of prophecy written in this book.” Revelation 22:7 NLT

  7. 7
    Joyce says:

    Joyce, Wahpeton, ND

    See now that I, I am He,
    And there is no god besides Me;
    It is I who put to death and give life,
    I have wounded and it is I who heal;
    And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.

    Deuteronomy 32:39 NASB

  8. 8
    Kerry Pedigo says:

    Kerry, Nederland TX
    For the Lord your God is going with you! He will fight for you against your enemies, and He will give you victory!
    Deut. 20:4
    New Living Translation

  9. 9
    Joyce says:

    Sparta, NJ

    “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.” James 1:26 (ESV)

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    Beth Beutler says:

    Beth, Fountain Inn, Galatians 5:1 NIV It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

    Coming to Houston! Will attend the event on my own, so let me know if you also would like a friend to meet up with.

  11. 11
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, St. Mary’s County, MD Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Rom 13:8 KJV

  12. 12
    Kate says:

    Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:4-9

  13. 13
    Dee says:

    Dee, Zeeland, MI

    I can’t decide between these two. Maybe I should memorize both. 🙂

    Both from the NIV:

    “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.'” Romans 1:7

    “‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10

  14. 14
    Sandra says:

    Wichita Falls, TX

    And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 TNIV

  15. 15
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”

    Luke 9:23 NASB

    Wetumpka, AL

  16. 16
    Melissa says:

    Melissa Vevay, IN And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God? Micha 6:8 NASB

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    Jane says:

    Jane, Milton, GA, “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

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    Vickie says:

    Vickie, Poplar Bluff.

    “Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
    Ephesians 5:20 EVS

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    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly Orr-Zionsville, Indiana

    We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain. Hebrews 6:19 NIV


    May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.
    Psalm 32:22 NIV

    • 19.1
      Kimberly says:

      OOPS it is not Psalm 32:22 it is 33:22…
      May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.

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    Amy Thomas says:

    The LORD will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be a well watered garden like a spring whose waters never fail.

    Isaiah 58:11
    Norfolk, MA

  21. 21
    Colette says:

    Colette, Mesa, AZ.
    “You came near when I called you,
    And you said, “Do not fear.”
    Lamentations 3:57 NIV

  22. 22
    Dianne R. says:

    Oshkosh WI
    How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Thy Word.
    Psalm 119:9 NASB

  23. 23
    Barb says:

    Barb, Prescott Valley, AZ
    Psalm 32:3 “I will instruct you & teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you & watch over you.” NIV ♥

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    Laura K in SD says:

    Laura K, Spearfish, SD. “For all the promises of God find their yes in Him (Jesus Christ). That is why it is through Him that we utter our Amen to God for His glory.” 2 Cor 1:20 ESV

  25. 25
    Jane W says:

    Jane W., Charlotte

    “For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Galatians 5:14

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    Cassandra says:

    Cassandra, Crawfordsville, Indiana, “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 1984

  27. 27

    Woodstock, Vt

    Ecclesiastes 5:20
    For he will not often consider the years of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart.

  28. 28
    Margie by the Sea says:

    Hebrews 4:12 (NIV ’84)
    For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
    Hilton Head Island, SC

  29. 29
    Barbara Fenn says:

    Barb, Medina ohio
    Eph 1:7
    In Him we have the redemption through His blood, the foregiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.

  30. 30
    Linda says:

    “Every word of God is true.
    He guards those who come to him for safety.
    Prov 30:5 NCV

  31. 31
    Merla says:

    Merla, Lexington, KY

    They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved — you and your household.” Acts 16:31 NIV 1984

  32. 32
    Deborah says:

    “Establish my footsteps in Your word, and do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.” Psalm 119:133

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    Dennina in Chehalis, WA says:

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:10-12 (NIV)

  34. 34
    Siesta Sue says:

    Sue – Troy, MI – “Everything is possible for him who believes.” Mark 9:23 (NIV)

  35. 35
    Samantha Amdall says:

    Menomonie, WI
    John 14:26-but the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

  36. 36
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer J. – Texarkana, AR

    14 But I trust in you, O LORD;
    I say, “You are my God.”
    15 My times are in your hands;
    deliver me from my enemies
    and from those who pursue me.

    Psalm 31:14-15 (NIV1984)

  37. 37
    Carrie says:

    Carrie, Jupiter, Fl
    Praying for you, Beth! You are still 9 hours away from me or I’d be there w you this weekend!
    Psalm 119:92
    Unless Thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
    Col. 3:10
    That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death. KJV

  38. 38
    Brigid says:

    Brigid: Johannesburg (SA)
    Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
    Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

  39. 39
    Susan says:

    Susan, Bradenton Florida
    “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8 NIV

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    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Irvine. “and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the meaasure of all the fulness of God.” Ephesians 3:19 NIV

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    Hanni says:

    Hanni, Indiana:
    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.
    -Col 1:13-14 NIV

  42. 42
    Angie says:

    Angie, Kansas City, MO: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 KJV

  43. 43
    Missi says:

    Missi- Walker, LA: Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32 NLT)

  44. 44
    Gretchen says:

    Thousand Oaks

    Romans 13:8 NIV

    Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.

  45. 45

    Will be praying for you for sure!!

    Here is my verse,

    Psalm 94:18-19 NET

    (18) If I say, “My foot is slipping,” your loyal love, O Lord, supports me.
    (19) When worries threaten to overwhelm me, your soothing touch makes me happy.

  46. 46
    Lisa Estes says:

    Lisa, Mauldin, “Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.” Psalm 51:6 (NIV)

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    Janet says:

    Bemus Point, NY
    Micah 6:8 (TIV)
    He has shown all you people 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.

    And in French:
    Michée 6:8 (LSG)
    On t’a fait connaître, ô homme, ce qui est bien; Et ce que l’Éternel demande de toi, C’est que tu pratiques la justice, Que tu aimes la miséricorde, Et que tu marches humblement avec ton Dieu.

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    Kim Allnutt says:

    Kim, Missouri

    For I hold you by your right hand–I, the Lord your God.
    And I say to you, Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.

    Is. 41:13 (NLT)

  49. 49
    Laura says:

    Laura, Greenville: “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

    1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

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    SandyT/kc says:

    “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouagement of The Scriptures we might have hope.”

    Romans 15:4 NIV

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