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. 1401

    Debbie, Rochester, MN
    I cling to You; Your strong right hand holds me securely.
    Ps. 63:8 (NLT)

  2. 1402
    jenny hud says:

    white hall, ar

    don’t shoot off your mouth, or speak before you think. don’t be too quick to tell God what you think He wants to hear. God’s in charge, not you—the less you speak, the better.

    ecclesiastes 5:2 (msg)

  3. 1403
    Diana says:

    Philippians 2:13 NLT
    God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

  4. 1404
    Tina Harlow says:

    Monroe, LA:

    Ps 119:11 NIV
    I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

  5. 1405
    Happy Heart says:

    Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD! (NKJ)

  6. 1406
    Becky says:

    Becky, Scottsdale, AZ:
    “I lie awake thinking of You, meditating on You through the night.
    Because You are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings.”
    Psalm 63:6-7 NLT

  7. 1407
    Sharie says:

    Sharie, Chillicothe, MO
    The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want,

    He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.

    He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.

    Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

    Psalm 23 NASB

  8. 1408
    Natalie says:

    Austin Tx
    Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.
    Luke 2:14 NIV

  9. 1409
    Sherry says:

    Sherry, Hillsboro, OR ~ “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 NIV

  10. 1410
    Kathie Nappier says:

    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.

    Colossians 3:15 NIV
    Kathie, Aiken SC

  11. 1411
    Carie, Idabel says:

    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    Psalm 91:1 NIV

  12. 1412
    Pam, Pflugerville, TX says:

    Psalm 15:1-2 (NIV)
    Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from this heart

  13. 1413
    Nancy Eckhardt says:

    Once again God drew me to Beth’s teaching, knowing that he would be giving me plenty of ways to use it. Sunday morning God said it’s time to get to work. Praise God that He knows what we need before we do and equips us just in time. From one who truly thought she knew what Philemon was all about, thank you Beth for digging in the word and sharing it with us.

  14. 1414
    Theresa says:

    Theresa, Pace, Florida
    Romans 13:8 (The Message)
    Don’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along.


  15. 1415

    Linda P. Annville, KY

    Because he loves me, I will rescue him; because he knows my name, I will protect him.

    Psalm 91:14 CJB

  16. 1416
    Susan says:

    Susan, Dalton, GA.
    Hebrews 10:19-25 (NIV)
    “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience, and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

  17. 1417
    Lorraine says:

    Lorraine, Ada, MI..”Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” IICor.3:17/NIV

  18. 1418
    Janelle says:

    Janelle C (Malakoff, TX)
    A wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands, a foolish woman tears hers down.
    Proverbs 14:1

  19. 1419
    Eposi says:

    So sorry for being so late. I am posting two verses for the month of December. I still hope to post another on the 15th but if not, I hope this is okay

    Houston, TX

    13- I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

    14-Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

    Psalm 27:13-14 (NIV)

  20. 1420
    Kay says:

    in Muscle Shoals, AL

    God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

  21. 1421
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, White Rock BC Canada, “I am leaving you with a gift- peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 NLT

  22. 1422
    Di says:

    Di, Cowpens, SC

    “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
    Daniel 3:16-18 NIV

  23. 1423
    Karen Mceathron says:

    Siesta scripture#22,sorry late) 1Peter 4:12..Dear friends,do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering ,as though something strange were happening to you.

  24. 1424
    Sandie in Fiddletown, Ca says:

    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. ~Romans 12:9-10 NIV~

  25. 1425
    Karen Mceathron says:

    Siesta scripture verse#23 1Peter 4:13..But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ,so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

  26. 1426
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Folsom, CA
    “Let no doubt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law.”

  27. 1427
    Jennifer Malik says:

    Jennifer, Michigan “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

  28. 1428
    Mary says:

    Phil 2:3-11 NIV

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. You attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Who being in the very nature of God, did not count equality with God something to be grasped, but he made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness, and being found in human appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore, God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

  29. 1429
    Cheri B, Fresno, CA says:

    Continuation from last time:
    Come dear lover – let’s go to the countryside. Let’s sleep at some wayside inn then rise early to bird-song. Let’s look for wildflowers in bloom, blackberry bushes blossoming white. Fruit trees festooned with cascading flowers. And there, I’ll give myself to you; my love to your love. (Song of Solomon 7:11-12 Msg)

  30. 1430

    “Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it.”

    NIV, Ezra 10:4

  31. 1431
    Merrie says:

    Merrie – Katy, Tx

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

    Matthew 5:4 NIV

  32. 1432
    Karen says:

    Karen TN. 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.

  33. 1433
    Runia says:

    Runia, Silsbee TX, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests”, Luke 2:14, NIV

  34. 1434
    Carrie Hays says:

    Carrie Hays, Houston TX

    “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.”

    Ephesians 6:7 NIV

  35. 1435
    Amanda May says:

    Amanda, Olympia WA

    Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)

    “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — His good, pleasing and perfect will.”

  36. 1436
    Kimmie says:

    Kimmie, Olympia WA

    Psalm 121:5-6

    “The LORD protects you; the LORD is a shelter right by your side. The sun will not strike you by day, or the moon by night.”

  37. 1437
    Shannon Michaelis says:

    Shannon Michaelis, Houston, TX.
    Hebrews 6:4-6 “It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.”

  38. 1438
    Laura Humphreys says:

    Laura, Savannah, GA
    2 Corinthians 7:1 “Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.” (NIV)

  39. 1439
    Donna,Orlando says:

    but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm . Proverbs 1:33 NIV

  40. 1440

    Kathi, Jacksonville, Fl
    “All hard work brings profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”-Proverbs 14:23 NIV

  41. 1441
    Christina says:

    Christina, Egenhausen: Don’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along Romans 13:8 message

  42. 1442
    Michelle says:

    Romans 12:3 Michelle Calgary (Airdrie) Alberta Canada
    For I say through the grace given to everyone whi is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think but to think soberly as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. NKJV

  43. 1443
    Marcia says:

    Salem, 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

    Too timely to not use!

  44. 1444
    Corinne says:

    “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

    Corinne in Chehalis Washington

  45. 1445
    Nesha says:

    Nesha: Mechanicsville, VA

    ‘Jesus wept. Then the Jews said “See how he loved him!”‘
    John 11: 35-36 NIV

  46. 1446
    Wanda Wallace says:

    “My heart says this about you, ‘You are to see My face.’ Lord, I will seek Your face.” (Psalm 27:8 HCSB)

  47. 1447
    Roberta says:

    Fanshawe, OK
    …All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16 (NIV)

  48. 1448
    Judy Peterson says:

    Judy, East Chain, MN
    “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)

  49. 1449
    Cindy says:

    Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)
    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.

  50. 1450
    Barb says:

    Barb, Kentwood MI
    Sorry I’m so late, we were moving this weekend into a our very first home, Praise God!

    The LORD bless you and protect you; the LORD make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD look with favor on you and give you peace. Num 6:24-26 HCSB

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