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. 1451
    Tammy says:

    Tammy/Siloam NC—-Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

  2. 1452
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, San Angelo

    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”

    2 Timothy 4:7-8

  3. 1453
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, San Angelo

    Psalm 118:24

    This is the day that the Lord has made;
    let us rejoice and be glad in it.

  4. 1454
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Atlanta, GA (sorry I’m late, my internet’s been out!)

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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 minds in Christ Jesus.”

    Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

  5. 1455
    Jodi Alley says:

    Jodi Alley – Humble, TX “Two things I ask of You, Lord; do not refuse me before I die: keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.” Proverbs 30:7-8 (NIV)

  6. 1456
    Yolanda says:

    Yolanda, Queen City, Texas
    Isaiah 12:4 NIV

    In that day you will say: “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.

    Isaiah 12:4 NIV

  7. 1457
    Vickie Embry says:

    NEVER BEEN THIS LATE! Out of town:(

    Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, til I declare Your power to the next generation, Your might to all who are to come. Psalm 71:18 NIV

  8. 1458
    Maureen says:

    Well…4 days late, but better late….

    Maureen, St. Clair Shores, “For who is God besides the Lord? And who is a rock? Only our God” (2 Sam: 22:32 HCSB).

  9. 1459
    Heather says:

    Heather, Richland- WA

    Deuteronomy 10:12-13
    12 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to observe the LORD’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?

  10. 1460
    Michele says:

    Michele, Edmond, Ok.
    “Now hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Ro. 5:5 NKJV

  11. 1461
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Little Rock
    “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 ESV

  12. 1462
    Janell Urban says:

    “I continually look to the Lord for help. He will free my feet from the enemy’s net.” Psalm 25:15 (NIV) Janell Urban, Clovis

  13. 1463
    Brenda says:

    Brenda, Denton, Tx: ” 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

  14. 1464
    Sharon says:

    Sharon – Glennville, GA

    Isaiah 55:8 NIV
    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
    declares the Lord.

  15. 1465
    Pamela says:

    Pamela, Missouri

    And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. ~ Micah 6:8 (NIV)

  16. 1466
    Caryol says:

    My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. Luke 2:46b-47

  17. 1467
    joann, huntingburg, IN says:

    Though he slay me, yet I will trust in him, but I will maintain mine own ways before him. Job 13:15

  18. 1468
    Steph says:

    Steph, Ontario, Canada

    For since our friendship with God was restored through the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.

    Romans 5:10

    (Sorry this is so late – my kids have all been sick!)

  19. 1469
    Jeanne says:

    Jeanne Honolulu, HI

    Colossians 3:17 NIV

    And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

  20. 1470
    Alison P. says:

    Alison P.
    McComb, MS

    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

    Matthew 6:21 (NIV)

  21. 1471
    elaine says:

    Elaine, New Orleans, LA
    Psalm 32:3 “I will instruct you & teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you & watch over you.” NIV ♥

  22. 1472
    Jolie says:

    Jolie, Cottage Grove, MN

    The LORD will protect you from all harm;
    He will protect your life.
    The LORD will protect your coming and going
    both now and forever.

    Psalm 121:7-8 HCSB

  23. 1473
    Laura Sherman says:

    Laura, Houston:

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

  24. 1474
    Lula says:

    From Hazlehurst: He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters, Psalm 23: 2 KJV.

  25. 1475
    Loyce says:

    Loyce, Deer Park. “- how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” Acts 10:38 (NIV)

  26. 1476
    Kim says:

    Kim, Laguna Niguel, CA
    “He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.” James 1:18 NIV

  27. 1477
    Macy says:

    Russellville, AR
    When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; (James 1:13 NIV)

  28. 1478
    Wendy Lerch says:

    Wendy, Calgary, Hebrews 12:2 The Message

    Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God.

  29. 1479
    Amy says:

    Amy, Washington D.C. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 NIV

  30. 1480
    Karie Cowden says:

    Karie-Phoenix, AZ

    You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
    Every moment was laid out
    Before a single day had passed.

    Psalm 139:16 NLT

  31. 1481
    Megan Cunningham says:

    Meggie, Colorado Springs, CO

    John 6:40 “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes upon Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day”(Jesus) NIV

  32. 1482
    Nancy Weigel says:

    Nancy, Morehead
    He who spares his words it truly wise and he who is chary of speech is a man of intelligence. Prov 17:27 (NAB)

  33. 1483
    Roni Long says:

    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalm – 119:105 KJV

    Roni – Demopolis, AL

  34. 1484
    Beth from Emmalena, KY says:

    “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21 (NIV)

  35. 1485
    Dora L. says:

    Dora, Houston, Tx:

    “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy!” — Psalm 126:3 (NIV)

  36. 1486
    Dr. Rebecca says:

    Sr. Rebecca, Clyde
    Ps 51:13 Create in me a clean heart O God and put a new spirit within me. NAB

  37. 1487
    Barby M., Houston says:

    Hebrews 4:15 (NIV): For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who was tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin.

  38. 1488
    Teresa says:

    Teresa-Austin, TX
    Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV1984)

    Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

  39. 1489
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, Farmington
    But your are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9. NIV

  40. 1490
    Kristie says:

    You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you. Isaiah 26:3 NLT
    Queen City, TX

  41. 1491
    Bethany says:

    Clyde, TX

    “Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as He is righteous.” I John 3:7

  42. 1492

    Beth, Rome, GA

    “I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you back.” – Genesis 46:4 HCSB

  43. 1493
    Diane, Houston TX says:

    LORD, You establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished You have done for us.
    Isaiah 26:12

  44. 1494
    Linda, Colorado says:

    Jeremiah 23:23,24

    23 “Am I only a God nearby,”
    declares the LORD,
    “and not a God far away?
    24 Who can hide in secret places
    so that I cannot see them?”
    declares the LORD.
    “Do not I fill heaven and earth?”
    declares the LORD.

  45. 1495

    Anita, Chattanooga, 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

  46. 1496
    Carla F. says:

    and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
    2 Pet. 1:7 (NIV)

  47. 1497
    Melinda says:


    Therfore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
    1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)

  48. 1498
    Ruth, Paducah, Ky. says:

    Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. Psalm 27:3 KJV

  49. 1499
    kimberly mason says:

    Kimberly Mason, Tuscaloosa, AL:
    Isaiah 30:18 NIV
    “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”

  50. 1500
    Charlie says:


    Romans 8:37 NIV

    No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

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