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. 1551
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Chadbourn.
    Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws,we wait for you;
    your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. Isa.26:8 NIV

  2. 1552
    Sandra says:

    Sandra Stamey, China Grove, NC
    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, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever, Amen.
    Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV

  3. 1553
    Teri says:

    Teri in Tampa

    Luke 11:9 (NLT)
       “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

  4. 1554
    Maria Bradbury says:

    2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4

  5. 1555
    Lanita says:

    Lanita from Lake Jackson, TX:
    The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Jeremiah 31:3

  6. 1556
    Jennifer L. says:

    Jennifer, North Charleston, SC, 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. Colossians 3:17

  7. 1557
    Cindy b says:

    Cindy Alton,NH Instead God chose things the world considers foolish…powerless…despised…As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God. I cor 1:27-29 NIV

  8. 1558
    jamieb says:

    jamieb, Corbin, Ky
    1 Corinthians 13:31 AMP
    And so faith, hope, love abide[faith- conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope- joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love- true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us] these three; but the greatest of these is love.

  9. 1559
    Robbie says:

    Robbie, Southaven, MS: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father…Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” James 1:17a; Ephesians 3:20a (NKJV)

  10. 1560
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Cheyenne

    “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”

    1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT

  11. 1561
    amy garifo says:

    Amy G, Clovis, Ca

    Psalm 119:36 NIV

    Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.

  12. 1562
    Letha Mahan says:

    Letha. Mountain Home, Arkansas. Psalm 139:19-22
    19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
    Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
    20 They speak of you with evil intent;
    your adversaries misuse your name.
    21 Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD,
    and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
    22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
    I count them my enemies.

  13. 1563
    Kathy says:

    Kathleen, Tallahassee, FL:

    “Praise ye the LORD,
    O give thanks unto the LORD,
    for He is good:
    for His mercy endureth forever.”

    Psalm 106:1 (KJV)

  14. 1564
    Cody - Houston says:

    If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    1 John 1:8-9

  15. 1565
    Billie Galyen says:

    Billie, Greenville, KY “Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and a witness of what you have seen of me and what I will show you. I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who have been sanctified by faith in me.” Acts 26:16-18 NIV

  16. 1566
    Donna Pyle says:

    Donna, Spring, TX: “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:8-11 (NIV)

  17. 1567
    Marta Roper says:

    Nov. 1
    1 Chronicles 22:19a
    Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God. NIV

    Nov. 15
    John 1:14a
    The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

    Dec. 1
    John 1:5
    The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. NLT

  18. 1568
    Sandy Keesee says:

    Sandy, Amarillo

    For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

    2 Chronicles 16:9

  19. 1569
    Jennifer says:

    The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus. John 1:41-42, NIV

  20. 1570
    Allie says:

    Allie, South Pasadena CA

    “John answered and said, ” A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.” John 3:27

  21. 1571
    Debi says:

    Debi, ALva, FL
    Isaiah 26:4
    Trust in the Lord forever! For the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

  22. 1572
    Liezil from Stettler,AB,Canada says:

    Heb. 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (NIV)

  23. 1573
    Yvonne says:

    Louisville, KY

    2 Corinthians 8:13 (NIV)
    But the man who loves God is known by God.

    Nicholasville, KY

    2 Corinthians 9:15 (NKJV)
    Thanks be to God for his indescribable gifts.

  24. 1574
    Tammy - Bartlesville, OK says:

    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

  25. 1575
    Terra says:

    Terra from Owasso

    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
    Hebrews 13:8

  26. 1576
    Mary Sue says:

    I John 4:16 NIV

    And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

  27. 1577
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Dubuque, IA

    “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.” Colossians 3:17 NIV

  28. 1578
    Melissa Stauffer says:

    Melissa Stauffer, Centreville, Michigan

    Has not my hand made all these things,and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit,
    and who tremble at my word.
    Isaiah 66:2 NIV

  29. 1579
    Rose says:

    Rose, Dallas

    Psalm 26:2,3 NET

    Examine me, O Lord, and test me!
    Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives!
    For I am ever aware of your faithfulness,
    and your loyalty continually motivates me.

  30. 1580
    Debra Funderburk says:

    Debra, Many, La

    “Humble yourselves therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time.”
    1Peter 5:6 Holman

  31. 1581
    Lisa Ray says:

    Lisa – Simsboro, LA
    “Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”
    Colossians 3:24 KJV

  32. 1582
    Sheila Johnson says:

    Sheila, Beckley, WV Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5 NIV

  33. 1583
    Ada - Lovin Him says:

    Ada, Rochester, MI

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

  34. 1584
    Elizabeth says:

    Rochester, MI

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

  35. 1585
    Michele Brooks says:

    Michele, Weber City, VA

    Psalm 73:26 (NIV)

    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

  36. 1586
    Tiffany Pugh says:

    Tiffany, Chesterfield:

    For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6, NASB

  37. 1587
    Shatcher says:

    Sevierville, 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

  38. 1588
    Monica,NY. says:

    Since the year is coming to a close & my son is in the Marines, Im gonna make Psalm 91 my scripture mem. for 2012…
    “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,” Psalm 91:5

    “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!”….Luke 1:45(NIV)

  39. 1589
    CyndaP says:

    Newnan, GA
    “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?”
    Romans 6:1-2 (NIV)

  40. 1590
    Jeantelle says:

    Jeantelle, Lafayette, La

    Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

    Matthew 7:1

  41. 1591
    Lezlie Steiner Eagan, MN says:

    I Thes. 5:16-17 (NIV)
    “Be joyful always; pray continually.”

  42. 1592
    Hannah K. says:

    Hannah K; Maryland, “Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort : thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.” Psalm 71:3 (KJV)

  43. 1593
    Sandy says:

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in ALL circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
    I Thessalonians 5:16:18

  44. 1594
    emilee hall says:

    1 corinthians 13:13

    And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

  45. 1595
    Raines says:

    Raines, Albany, GA: He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NIV

  46. 1596
    Gizmo says:

    Gizmo, Spring Branch, TX

    “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.”

    Psalm 23:5 (NIV)

  47. 1597
    Faith says:

    Faith, Safford AZ. “For no word from God will ever fail.”
    Luke 1:37 (NIV)

  48. 1598
    Sarah says:

    How do you become a Siesta? Is this something ongoing every year? I’d like to be a part of this if it continues next year! Thank you! <3

  49. 1599
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie- Tampa, FL

    A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. Proverbs 29:11

  50. 1600
    Avayd Ann Lacy says:

    Avayd Ann, Kansas City, KS
    For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And he will be called : Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Ever lasting Father, Prince of Peace. Is 9:6 NLT

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