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?


1,781 Responses to “2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 23!”

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  1. 1651
    Teri Smith says:

    Teri S.-Gadsden, AL Sorry i’m again late. The story of my life.
    It is better to take refuge in the LORD, than to trust in man. PSALM 118:8 NIV

  2. 1652
    Sherry says:


    “And what does the scrpture say? ‘Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as rightousness'”.

    Romans 4:3 NIV

  3. 1653
    Heidi says:

    Heidi, Round Rock, TX
    Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

    1 Peter 3:15 NIV

  4. 1654
    Paula says:

    Paula, Batavia, Ohio
    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

  5. 1655
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Luke 1:37 NIV
    For nothing is impossible with God.

  6. 1656
    Michelle in WI says:

    Michelle, New Richmond – “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” Rev 3:15-16 NIV

  7. 1657
    Marion says:

    Marion Royse City, TX

    1 Corinthians 10:23 (NIV 1984)

    “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive.

  8. 1658
    Katherine says:

    This post is for the December 1st verse!
    Kathy, Houston:
    “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.” Rom 12:9, NKJV

  9. 1659
    esther burroughs says:

    Search me,O God, and know my thoughts! Ans see if there be any grievous way in me, and lea me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 ESV

  10. 1660
    Lise Ode says:

    O Lord, my God, I cried to You for help and You healed me.

    Psalms 30:2

  11. 1661
    maryann says:

    Norwood, MA
    “O Lord Almighty, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God, over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Isaiah 37:16 NIV

  12. 1662
    Tina Davis says:

    Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10 (NIV)

  13. 1663
    sister sheri says:

    Portland, Oregon

    ‘“Everything is permissible”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive.’

    1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV 1984

  14. 1664
    Erin says:

    Erin, Phoenix. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us…” Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)

  15. 1665
    Laura says:

    Laura, Jefferson, ME

    Psalm 139: 23-24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me,And lead me in the way everlasting.”

  16. 1666
    Judy says:

    Odessa, TX

    “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” I Corinthians 15:57 NLT

  17. 1667
    Shellye, Queen City, TX says:

    “I say to myself, ‘The Lord is everything I will ever need.’ So I will put my hope in him.” Lamentations 3:24 NIRV

  18. 1668
    DLynn Miracle says:

    DLynn; Amarillo
    James 3:17
    But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

  19. 1669
    Debra says:

    Debra, Mississippi

    Proverbs 10:3 KJV The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but He casteth away the substance of the wicked.

  20. 1670
    AnnaRuth says:

    Anna, Little Elm, TX

    “She who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for her children it will be a refuge.”

    Proverbs 14:26 (NIV)

  21. 1671
    Marcy, Conroe,TX says:

    And the Word became flesh & dwelt amoung us, & WE BEHELD HIS GLORY. The glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace & truth. John 1:14 (NKJ)

  22. 1672
    Sydney says:

    Sydney, Tucson, AZ

    Psalm 9:10
    Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

  23. 1673
    Shaminder says:



    My heart may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.

    Psalm 73:26

  24. 1674
    Katie says:

    Katie (Firestone, CO)

    Oh, love the LORD, all you His saints!
    For the LORD preserves the faithful,
    And fully repays the proud person.
    Be of good courage,
    And He shall strengthen your heart,
    All you who hope in the LORD.
    Psalm 31:23-24 NKJV

  25. 1675
    Krista says:

    “For those who find me (wisdom) find life and receive favor from the Lord. But those who fail to find me harm themselves;all who hate me love death.”. Prov. 8:35-36 NIV

  26. 1676
    Jessica S says:

    Jessica, Winston-Salem, NC

    “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord”.” Luke 2:10-11 (NIV)

  27. 1677
    Stephanie Mann says:

    Stephanie, Mount Carmel, TN
    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26 NIV

  28. 1678
    Dian Pope, Boerne Tx says:

    Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.

    James 4:8 NIV

  29. 1679
    Dian Pope, Boerne Tx says:

    The righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.

    NIV Ro 3:22

  30. 1680
    Natalie from Lexington says:

    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this is not from yourselves- it is the Gift of God.

    Ephesians 2:8

  31. 1681
    Sheri says:

    Sheri, Atlanta, TX
    Psalm 51:12 NKJV Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me by your generous spirit.

  32. 1682
    Jill Sayles says:

    Jill, Puyallup, Wa
    Isaiah 61:1-2, NIV
    1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
    because the LORD has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
    He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
    2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor
    and the day of vengeance of our God,

  33. 1683
    Mary Alice says:

    Mary Alice
    Dallas, TX

    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    Hebrews 12:2 NIV

  34. 1684
    Jan in Colorado says:

    Jan, Littleton, CO,

    “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.”
    – Colossians 2:9 (NIV)

  35. 1685
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie, Houston.  
    God gave the land of these kings as an inheritance—
             His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 136:21 NLT

  36. 1686
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Waco TX

    ” For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given,and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
    Isaiah 9:6 NIV

  37. 1687

    Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.

    Psalm 25: 4-5

  38. 1688
    Kathy Hudgens says:

    He must become greater, I must become less…John 4:30 NIV Kathy H College Station TX

  39. 1689
    Mei says:

    Mei, Easley SC

    He was with God in the beginning. John 1:2 NIV

  40. 1690
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte, Easley SC:
    “The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven.”
    1 Cor 15:47 (NIV)

  41. 1691

    But godliness with contentment is great gain.

    1 Timothy 6:6

    Mosinee, WI

    (thought I had entered it, but can’t find it, so sorry if I re-posted!!!)

  42. 1692
    Jocelyn says:

    Jocelyn (Greer/Greenville, SC)
    “Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.” ESV Jude 1:21

  43. 1693
    Jane La Junta says:

    ‘Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.’
    Colossians 4:6 NIV

  44. 1694
    Jan in Colorado says:

    Jan, Littleton, CO,

    “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.”

    – Colossians 2:9 (NIV)

  45. 1695
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Atlanta
    1 Peter 3:9 NIV
    Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

  46. 1696
    Rosa says:

    John 14:5
    Thomas said unto Him, Lord we know not whither thou goest, and how can we know the way?

  47. 1697
    Julie DeTemple says:

    “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 a hope and a future.”
    Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

  48. 1698
    Didaskala says:

    Liz, Washington D.C.,
    “And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:7 ESV

  49. 1699
    Jan, Olney Texas says:

    “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.
    Ps 25:4-5 NIV

  50. 1700
    Jami says:

    Jami, Dallas TX

    Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart; all ye who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24 (KJV)

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