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. 51
    Karen Severs says:

    Karen, Ocean Springs “As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.” 2 Samuel 22:31 NIV

  2. 52
    Laurie Sylvester says:

    Laurie, Chester
    “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, “Go, throw yourself into the sea”, and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. and when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive Him, so that your father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”


  3. 53
    sandy, Plano says:

    Now may the God of peace Himself sanctfy you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

    I Thessalonians 5: 23-24

    New American Standard

  4. 54
    Susan says:

    Susan, TN.

    “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

    Amen, Thank you Jesus.

  5. 55
    Conné says:

    Conné, Angel Fire:
    “Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
    Romans 8:37 (Amplified)

  6. 56
    Eleanor says:

    North Palm Beach, FL

    Hebrews 11:1 NCV

    “Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.”

  7. 57
    Kay Martin says:

    “As for God His way is perfect; the Word of the LORD is flawless. He is a Shield for all who take refuge in Him.” 2 Samuel 22:31 (NIV)

    Tupelo, MS

  8. 58
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Denver
    “But prove yourselves doers of the Word and not merely hearers who delude themselves.”
    James 1:22 NAS

  9. 59
    Patty Baldwin says:

    Vicksburg, MS

    “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” 1 Cor. 6:19-20 NIV

  10. 60
    Christy says:

    karen, Christy, Cheryl A cord of three strands. Jay, OK

    “I am the LORD’S servant,” Mary (Christy) answered. “May it be to me as you have said.”

    Luke 1:38a

  11. 61
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Marion IN
    “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” —which means, “God with us.”
    Matthew 1:23 (NIV)

  12. 62
    carla says:

    The one who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord and He will pay back what has been given.
    Proverbs 19:17

  13. 63
    traci says:

    Song of Solomon 7:10 (NASB)
    “I am my Beloved’s, and His desire is for me.”
    Traci, Vadnais Heights, MN.

  14. 64

    Melissa Irwin; Nashville, TN

    **memorizing this with my 6-year old son, Asher.**

    NIV 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

    **I’ll be in Zimbabwe serving on 12/15 and may not be able to log in for last memory verse.

  15. 65
    bigsis 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

    St.Louis, MO

  16. 66
    Kelly S says:

    Praying for for you and LPL team!

    Kelly Snodgrass

    Psalm 18.1 ESV
    I love you, O LORD, my strength.

  17. 67
    Liz says:

    Liz, Logansport: “And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

  18. 68
    Kim S. says:

    Kim S., Nashville, TN:

    But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Philippians 3:20 (ESV)

  19. 69
    Rosie says:

    Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
    Matthew 5:48 NKJV

  20. 70
    dixie says:

    dixie, santa monica, california

    Isaiah 54:8 KJV

    In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

  21. 71
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Yorktown, VA

    Take the helmet of salvation, and the shield of faith, which is the world of God. Eps 6:17

  22. 72
    Betty says:

    Vicksburg, MS

    Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

    Psalm 139:23-24

  23. 73
    Kristen says:

    Kristen, Denver: “Walk straight, act right, tell the truth.” Psalm 15:2, The Message – love the “every day direction” to this verse!

  24. 74
    Lora says:

    Lora, Florissant: “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” Psalm 27:4, NIV

  25. 75
    Katie says:

    Duluth MN
    religion that God our father accepts as pure and faultless is this to look after the orphans and the widows in their distress and to keep oneself undefiled by the world James 1:27 NIV

  26. 76
    april lopez says:

    April Lopez, BonneyLake,Washington

    Psalms 107:14 NIV

    He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains.

  27. 77
    Carrie Guion says:

    Carrie, Wentzville, Mo.

    Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldy sorrow brings death. 2 Corinthians 7:10 NIV

  28. 78
    Chrissy Myal says:

    San Tan Valley, Arizona

    Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
    but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.
    Proverbs 10:9 ESV

  29. 79
    Patti says:

    Patti, Phoenix AZ PROVERBS 11:25 [NIV]
    A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

  30. 80
    Carol says:

    Carol, Hartley, Iowa
    James 1:5-6
    If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
    But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

  31. 81
    Victoria says:

    Greenbrier, AR

    “He is your constant source of stability.”
    Isaiah 33:6a NET Bible

  32. 82
    Tesa says:

    Perry, GA

    Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
    1 Peter 4:9

  33. 83
    Patti says:

    Patti, Tampa. Therefore, since we have so great a High Priest Who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One Who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
    Hebrews 4:14-16 (NASB)

  34. 84
    doo-dah says:

    Kim, Poplar Bluff, MO. “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)

  35. 85

    Cheryl, Coffeyville, KS

    “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 lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:8 NIV

  36. 86
    Patti says:

    Patti, Houston,
    You will tread upon he lion and he cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
    Ps. 91:13, NIV

  37. 87
    Dana Goodwin says:

    Dana from Ashland, KY “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

    Plus this bonus prayer from Colossians 1:9b-10 TNIV “Please fill me with the knowledge of Your will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that I may live a life worthy of the LORD and please Him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” Amen!!!

  38. 88
    Karen Schroer says:

    Karen, Lincoln, NE

    “…capture every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

    2 Cor. 10:5b CEB

  39. 89
    Carolyn says:

    He reveals deep and hidden things, he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him
    Daniel 2:22 NIV

    Oceanside Ca

  40. 90
    Laura says:

    Troy, Ohio

    Psalm 139:13-16 NIV

    For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
    I praise you because I am fearfully and
    wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
    My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place.
    When I was woven together in depths of the earth,
    your eyes saw my unformed body.
    All the days ordained for me were written in
    your book before one of them came to be.

  41. 91
    SKay Fires says:

    “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit which is the Word of God.”
    Ephesians 6:17 NIV
    (complete passage: Ephesians 6:10-18)

    Are 2012 Siesta Scripture Memory notecard spirals going to be available through LPM this year? The 2012 Day Planners are available, but i had hoped spirals would be offered too.

  42. 92
    Joan says:

    Joan/Coppell, TX: Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death–even death on a cross. Philippians 2:5-8 NIV

  43. 93
    Shiffra says:

    Shiffra, Vicksburg, MI

    “See to it that no one misses the grace of G-d and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.”
    Hebrews 12:15 NIV

  44. 94
    Charleen Beasley says:

    Charleen, Nashville

    “. . .And he shall be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)

  45. 95
    Toni says:

    Toni, Morgans Point, TX
    Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 2 Corinthians 7:10 NIV

  46. 96
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Rochester, NY: ” Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
    when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?” Isaiah 58:7 (NIV)

  47. 97
    alta blake says:

    Altalynn, Sharpsville, In

    “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

  48. 98
    Ann Hanna says:

    Ann H, Murrells Inlet, SC

    “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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
    Jer. 29:11-13 NIV

  49. 99
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Orland Park, IL: “But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.” Galations 4:4-5 (NIV)

  50. 100
    Charissa says:

    Charissa – West Chester, OH

    Romans 12:18(NLT)
    Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.

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