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. 1501
    Cathleen says:

    Cathleen, Saskatoon, SK Canada “I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD. Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, ” (Psalm 40:1-4) NIV

  2. 1502
    Mindy says:

    Mindy, Van

    “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”

    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

  3. 1503
    Romona says:

    Romona, East Alton
    Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

  4. 1504
    Tracy from Westland says:

    Psalm 103:17 (New King James Version)
    But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children.

  5. 1505
    Gina Develin says:

    Psalm 118:24

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

  6. 1506
    Mindy says:

    Mindy, Rowley, IA Job 42:2 NIV “I know that you can do all things; no purpse of yours can be thwarted.”

  7. 1507

    Nancy, Perry, GA

    Isaiah 45:2

    “I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze, and cut the bars of iron.” NKJV

  8. 1508
    cathy day says:

    cathy. princeton,tx

    Galatians 2:20 niv
    I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

  9. 1509
    susan brodsky says:

    Susan, Virginia Beach

    “But just as you excel in everything- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us- see that you also excel in this grace of giving” 2 Corinthians 8:7 NIV

  10. 1510
    Hannah Seale says:

    Hannah, La Grange, TX “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us.” 2 Corinthians 5:20 NIV

  11. 1511
    Lori says:

    Lori, Owasso, OK

    “Owe nothing to anyone–except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.” Romans 13:8 NLT

  12. 1512
    Rita Harrison says:

    Rita Harrison, Cantonment, FL

    “It is good for me that I was afflicted that I may learn your statutes. The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.”

    Psalms 119:70-71 NASB

  13. 1513
    Alisa Danner says:

    I was one of the ladies in Pensacola and let me tell you, we all loved the entire meeting. It was such a great message both in word and in music and worship. I was also blessed by having one of my daughters with me as well. Thank you all so much for the hard work, the dedication and for “Giving us everything you had!!” We loved it and came away so very blessed. We love you!!

  14. 1514
    patti reavis says:

    Patti, Clemmons, NC
    “For the word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12, KJV

  15. 1515
    Alison Stow says:

    Alison, Norman, OK

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear: but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. II Tim 1:7 NIV

  16. 1516
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Toronto
    See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
    I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19(NIV)

  17. 1517
    Lois says:

    “Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing praise to him; tell of all his wondrous acts. Glory to his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” Psalm 105:1-4 (NIV)

  18. 1518
    Carmen says:

    Carmen, Knoxville

    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:23 NIV

  19. 1519
    Roxy Krueger says:

    Roxy from Columbia, Md.

    I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted. Job 42:2 (NIV)

  20. 1520
    Ann says:

    Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
    Acts 4:12 NIV

  21. 1521
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl – Kemah,TX
    Psalm 29: 11 NIV 1984
    The LORD gives strength to his people;
    the LORD blesses his people with peace.

  22. 1522
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay, Albuquerque, NM
    “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 ESV

    Kelsie, 15, Albuquerque
    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” Colossians 3:23 NIV

    Alysa, 11, Albuquerque
    “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that confess his name.”
    Hebrews 13:15 NIV

  23. 1523
    Jeanette Dahm says:

    Jeanette, Tualatin, Oregon

    Why am I so sad? Why am I so upset? I should put my hope in God and keep praising him, my Savior and my God.

    Psalm 43:5

  24. 1524
    Christy says:

    Fayetteville, AR
    Psalm 145:13b
    “The LORD always keeps his promises; he is gracious in all he does.”

  25. 1525
    Christi says:

    Christi, Clinton, Ut- “Never tire of doing what is right.” II Thessalonians 3:13

  26. 1526
    Kathy says:

    Kathy from Oakland, Oregon

    “Behold, He is doing a new thing,
    Shall we not know it?
    He’s going to make a way in the wilderness,
    and streams in the desert.”

    Isaiah 43:19

    I’m so very thankful for that promise and for His mighty working in my life, and those in my family ~ even when we don’t see it yet. Praise Him!

  27. 1527
    Jamie in Katy says:

    John 1:3 ESV
    All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

  28. 1528
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Austin, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8, NIV

  29. 1529
    Karon says:

    You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.
    Psalm 119:114 NKJV
    Karon, Kingsland, GA

  30. 1530
    Holly says:

    Holly, Beaumont, CA “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” Revelation 4:11 ESV

  31. 1531
    Sylvia Woodard says:

    “He will keep in perfect peae all those who trust in Him.” Isaiah 26:3; KJV

  32. 1532
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Clever, MO

    Philippians 4:4-5 (ESV) “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again rejoice. Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”

  33. 1533
    Kim says:

    Kim, Huntsville, AL

    For the word of God is alive 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. Hebrews 4:12 NIV

  34. 1534
    Becca Marlow says:

    NIV Matthew 11:28
    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

  35. 1535
    Leah says:

    Leah, Atlanta; “But I pray to you, O Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation.” Psalm 69:13 NIV

  36. 1536
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Grove City, PA:
    Mark 9:23-24 (NIV) – ” ‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.”
    Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

  37. 1537
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Enterprise,AL
    ~ Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
    –Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

  38. 1538
    Shara says:

    Shara, Somerset, CA
    Romans 12:9 NIV

    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil, cling to what is good.

  39. 1539
    Kim Morris says:

    Kim, Richmond, Tx, “They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.” (NIV) Ps 19:10

  40. 1540
    Melissa Sinopoli says:

    His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. Rev 19:12 NIV

  41. 1541
    moosemama says:

    Continuing in Isaiah 40….

    Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
    The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
    He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
    Isaiah 40:28 NIV

    Melana Cummings
    Sheridan Wyoming

  42. 1542
    Sandy says:

    Sandy, Gettysburg, SD “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul.” Mark 8:36 (NKJV)

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    Brandy says:

    Brandy-Prattville, AL. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. 2 Corinthians 5:20 NIV

  44. 1544
    Carrie says:

    Carrie, Logan. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 136:13 NIV

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    Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.


    P.S. I’m starting to get caught up. I’m really hoping to get that prize for having all 24 verses memorized πŸ™‚ That, of course, and the prize of having 24 verses of the bible committed to memory! I need a whole lot more than that in this twisted, messed up head of mine πŸ™

  46. 1546
    tolkienfan says:

    Lori, Pine Island, MN

    “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.'” John 6:35 NIV

  47. 1547
    Hilary says:

    Hilary, Bolivar, MO

    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 isβ€”his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2 NIV)

  48. 1548
    Shelly says:

    Houston, TX
    Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection. Proverbs 30:5

  49. 1549
    Gina says:

    Johnstown, CO
    Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection. Proverbs 30:5

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    Katera says:

    Therefore “if your enemy is hungry, feed him;
    If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
    For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.
    Romans 12:20

    Katera, Kentwood, LA

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