2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 24!

[tminus t=”20-01-2012 19:00:00″ style=”carbonite”/] **Siesta Celebration is January 20-21, 2012**

WE MADE IT!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!! To the glory of God, we made it, Siestas! If I could hug your neck, I’d purely squeeze you in two! Please picture me (in a long skirt) doing copious cheerleader jumps! I cannot wait to celebrate with as many of you as possible in January. I wish with all my heart that every single one of you were coming. This girl right here is ready to party. Even one of you missing is too many but I know that it’s hard to manage the time away and the travel expenses are also just too high for many. I’d pay every one of your ways if I could.

Okay, you darling things. I didn’t even have to think twice about the verse I wanted to memorize this last time around in 2011 because it’s about you. With your understanding, I’ll use “sister” instead of “brother.” Here goes:

Beth, Houston. For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my [sister], because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.” Philemon 7 ESV

Oh, gracious. That is the truth.

Now, since this is a very special occasion, we’re going to break protocol. This time I’m not going to limit you to your usual 1st and 15th Scripture-only entries. As we wrap up our year, you are welcome to also write a brief paragraph about what this journey with Christ has meant to you and why.  No pressure. The invitation is simply there is you want to testify.

You are so incredibly dear to me, Siestas. I am at a loss for words. What a ride.

Lord Jesus, thank You, thank You, thank You, thank You! We cannot do anything to Your good pleasure that You do not first initiate and then enable. To You be all credit, honor, and praise. Please cause us to retain “the implanted word, which is able to save [our] souls.” (James 1:21) Make us wiser and make our hearts larger. You are our delight. We want so much to be Yours, too. You are our everything.




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  1. 1601
    Kacie says:

    “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.” – Jeremiah 17:7

  2. 1602
    Groovewoman says:

    “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.”
    ~ Ephesians 5:8 (NIV)

    This last & final verse had to be put on the back of verse #23, because I ran out of cards making notes on other scriptures I liked or wanted to look up. LOL… A good problem to have.

    Granbury, TX

  3. 1603
    Pamela Lark says:

    Psalm 91:1
    He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high, shall abide under the shadow of the almighty

    Psalm 91;2
    I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress. My God in Him will I trust

    Psalm 91:3
    “Surely He will deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the noissome pestilence.”

  4. 1604
    Deborah Jensen says:

    Deborah Jensen, Clearwater, Fl

    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7)

    This is my verse to sum up the year, not because I have achieved this, but because I want to be able to say that I continue to strive to be able to say this. I am coming on several weeks late, but I want to say how very much the Scripture memory has come to mean to me as I have continued to hide new verses of His word in my heart since the beginning of the first SSMTC in 2009. As I continue to recite the verses I memorized over the (now) 3 years, I see what words God gave me through each season and situation. And it has taught/allowed me to truly pray Scripture…because I have hidden His words in my heart and mind. I haven’t been able to log on each time over the last few months…but I have contined to log in with Him and keep adding Scripture to help me finish the race!

  5. 1605
    Georgine East says:

    Philippians 2:9-11 (NIV)

    Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is 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.

    Austin, TX

  6. 1606
    Tina Davis says:

    If you really keep the royal loaw found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. James 2:8 (NIV)

  7. 1607
    Bethany Scott says:

    Bethany, Tyler:
    Ephesians 1:18
    “I pray that your hears will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called, what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his holy people.”

  8. 1608
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, St. Peters, MO
    An extension of my last verse… who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
    2 Cor. 1:4 (NIV)

  9. 1609
    Cindi says:

    Cindi, Madison, MS
    Do not merely listen to the Word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22. NIV

  10. 1610
    April Hayes says:

    April, Boerne, TX

    …because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

    James 1:3 NIV

  11. 1611
    Sandy Keesee says:

    I just can’t NOT finish something. I haven’t missed one yet and by golly the first one I miss is not going to be my 24th verse! So, here goes, even as late as it is.

    Sandy in Amarillo, TX

    …He is good, His love to Israel endures forever.

    Ezra 3:11 NIV

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    Mandy says:

    China Spring, TX
    Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.
    Philemon 1:7 NIV

  13. 1613
    Michele says:

    Catching up. Needed a short one. At first thought it was silly, but no, it is perfect. Again it exactly fits the season.

    Liverpool, NY

    ἐδάκρυσεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς.
    John 11:35, NA27

  14. 1614
    Karen Helms says:

    James 1:22 do not merely listen to the word and deceive yourselves, do what it says.”

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    aleta says:

    “A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17

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    aleta says:

    I accidentally typed the wrong vrs for 24. It should be. “They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” Psalm 112:9

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    seriously can’t remember if i posted or not..
    Beth – Oak Grove, La.

    “Porque tanto amo Dios al mundo, que dio a su Hijo unigenito; para que todo el que cree en el, no pierda sino que tenga vida eterna” Juan 3:16)

    did this one in Spanish in honor of my precious Nicaraguan children that we minister to each year.

  18. 1618
    Cindy says:

    Proverbs 15:28 “The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer,
    but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.”

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    Judy Googins says:

    Judy, Tyler, TX., Psalm 18:36
    “Thou dost enlarge my steps under me, and my feet have not slipped.”

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    Lauren Morton says:

    Lauren, Decatur, TX

    John 1:1-2 NIV

    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.”

  21. 1621
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Phnom Penh
    “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 (ESV)

  22. 1622
    Eposi says:

    I realized this morning that although I know more than 10 verses by memory, there is a POSSIBILITY that I only posted 19 verses on the blog. I would hate to come to the SSMTC dishonestly, so to be sure, I will post my last one for December.

    Houston, Tx

    Psalm 27:14 (NIV)

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

  23. 1623
    yany says:

    when will you start 2012 Memorizing Verses Group? I live in El Salvador in Central America and want to join you in this project!

  24. 1624
    Beth Stinson says:

    Richmond, VA – And Mary said, “My soul exalts in the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.” – Luke 1:46-47

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