2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 3!

Hey, Everybody! Welcome to Verse 3! One month down, only eleven more to go! I say that with a grin because I don’t want it to fly by. There are stressful aspects to what we’re doing here on our team because victory is labor intensive and demands focus and discipline. You can’t really cheat at your memory work. I mean, either we take the time for the constant repetition until it’s embedded underneath that skull of ours or we don’t. But, at the same time, it’s also rejuvenating, don’t you think? And fun? And, admit it, the team aspect of it is glorious.

In fact, I hope God is using this whole process to bring some of you back to life. I’m picturing all of us women like that valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37. Scattered in that broad dell of ours are skeletons of dead-tired, depleted girls from all over the United States and in at least a half dozen other countries. Thousands of us. The breath of God’s words falling on us, rattling our bones, wrapping us with new wine skins, filling our lungs, and beginning to raise us to our feet: a mighty army brandishing Swords. (Eph. 6:17) We use these swords to battle darkness and not one another. We are not Peter who, in an impulsive fury, left poor Malchus with one less ear in John 18:10. There they were, in the most critical moment in human history thus far and Jesus had to stop what He was doing and stick the man’s ear back on the side of his head. (Luke 22:51) Enough of this! Jesus commanded. The people around us who we are called to reach and serve in Christ’s name are not drawn to weapons and shredders but they are indeed drawn to courage and valiance and gracious strength. A well-trained soldier knows who his enemy is and who his enemy is not.

I’m looking forward to your verses! I am starting some memory work out of the one-chapter book of Jude today. I find this verse fascinating because the inspired penman really meant to write his audience about one thing when God sidetracked him to another. These dimensions of divine inspiration make my mind spin. I love thinking about it. Here goes mine:

Beth, Houston. Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. Jude 1:3 (ESV)

Contend for the faith. Lord, show us, teach us, equip us, fill us, and anoint us with holy affection, sound minds and doctrine to contend for the faith. Show us how to fight for our faith without wounding and scarring the people we were called to influence in the process. This can get tricky. Show us how it’s done.

I’m honored to serve you, Sisters, and to draw swords with you in this battle against the blackest darkness. Built up in Christ by the breath of the Spirit, focused and deliberate, we can be a mighty army.

OK, let’s have it. Your names, cities, verses, references, and translations.

Live and love well out there today, you hear?



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  1. 451
    Becky says:

    Becky, Round Rock, TX I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, Philippians 1:3-5

  2. 452
    Christy Pond says:

    Christy, Conifer, Colorado

    All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV

  3. 453

    Christy Wutke, Sydney Australia

    For I am about to do something new. See I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness, Iwill create rivers in the dry wasteland.

    Isaiah 43:19

  4. 454
    Jean Grant says:

    Jean Grant, Carlisle PA

    Psalm 1:4 (NIV)

    Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

    I am memorizing Psalm 1 : )

  5. 455
    Susan Miles says:

    Susan, Jonesboro, Arkansas

    Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 NIV

  6. 456
    Sylvia Goree says:

    Sylvia, Georgetown, TX
    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Gal 5:1 NIV

  7. 457
    Terese from Warren Mi says:

    Find rest, O my soul, in God alone, my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalm 62:5-6 NIV

  8. 458
    Dee Remick says:

    Dee, Zeeland, MI from NIV84
    Job 19:25-27

  9. 459
    Saundra from Katy, Texas says:

    Romans 12 :2
    Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

  10. 460
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Petersburg

    I remain confident in this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:13-14, NIV.

  11. 461
    Cheryl Allman says:

    Cheryl from Lewiston, ID Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;therefore I will wait for him.” Lamentations 3:22-24 (NIV84)

  12. 462
    Sara J says:

    Sara Jondahl, Russellville, AR

    Romans 8:5-8 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded [is] death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

  13. 463
    Sue says:

    Sue/Hartland… The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him..Psalm28:7(NAS)

  14. 464
    Tracy says:

    Tracy, Spring, TX

    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    Matthew 5:3-4 NIV

  15. 465
    Gina says:

    Gina Harris, Portsmouth, Ohio
    The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him. (Psalm 28:7 AMP)

  16. 466
    Emily Babb says:

    Emily Babb: Thibodaux, LA

    Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. (Proverbs 31:30 NIVUK)

  17. 467
    Sarah DeYoung says:

    Sarah DeYoung from Siloam Springs, AR
    “You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.” Psalm 139:3 NIV

  18. 468
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, San Diego, California

    Luke 1:49 ESV
    “For he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name”

  19. 469
    Stacy says:


    JESUS. Phil 2:5 niv

  20. 470
    Bonnie O'Shields says:

    Bonnie from Dacusville, SC
    However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”
    1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV84

  21. 471
    Peggy Bliss says:

    Peggy, Kokomo. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9(NIV)

  22. 472
    Cindy Rader says:

    Cindy Rader, Roanoke, TX

    You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

    Jeremiah 29:13 NIV84

  23. 473
    Dee Remick says:

    Dee, Zeeland, MI from NIV84

    Job 19:25-27 “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes – I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!”

  24. 474
    Angie says:

    Angie W. from Liberty, Missouri: Finally, brothers and sisters, keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise: things that are true, honorable, fair, pure, acceptable, or commendable. Philippians 4:8 GW

  25. 475
    Cherilyn says:

    Cherilyn, High Point NC
    “During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven”
    Daniel 2:19 NIV84

  26. 476
    Chyrll Vollmer says:

    Chyrll, Memphis: You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. John 15:3 NASB

  27. 477
    Julie, Maylene says:

    Ephesians 4:26 NIV
    In your anger, do not sin; do not let the sun go down while you are angry and give the devil a foothold.

  28. 478
    Pat Carpenter says:

    Pat C S Burlington,VT And we , who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory,which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Cor 3:18 NIV84

  29. 479
    Pat K Ford says:

    We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the
    Knowledge of God and take captive every thought to make it obedient to
    Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5. NIV Greenville Ky

  30. 480
    danae says:

    danae | lafayette, in

    so if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.” — luke 11:13 [nlt]

  31. 481
    k.joy says:

    k.joy from Lancaster, PA

    The sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.

    Isaiah 50:4 (NLT)

  32. 482
    Laura Hagedorn says:

    Laura Hagedorn, Wausau, WI. Teach me, LORD, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Psalm 119:33-34 NIV

  33. 483
    Lisa Curtis says:

    Lisa Curtis
    Jackson, Missouri
    The one who believes in Me, as Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow fom deep within him. John 7:38

  34. 484
    Jane Inman says:

    Jane, Kokomo, IN

    “Yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief, but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what He had promised, He was able also to perform.” Romans 4:20,21 NAS

  35. 485
    Betsy Crawford says:

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

    Galations 5:22-23 (NIV)

    Betsy Crawford, Chapin, SC

  36. 486
    Zoe L says:

    Zoe L from Oklahoma City

    And Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, Surely the Lord is in this place and I did not know it.

    Gen 28:16, AMP

  37. 487
    Kay says:

    Kay, Sheridan
    For he will commamd his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;
    they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
    Psalm 91:11-12

  38. 488
    Lisa Younce says:

    Lisa, Wylie,TX. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV84

  39. 489
    Melanie Miller says:

    Melanie , Nampa, Idaho
    Psalm 25:3 NLT

    No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.

  40. 490
    Sally Denton says:

    Sally Denton Muskogee Anyone who is living has hope-even a live dog is better off than a dead lion. NIV Ecc. 9:4

    I received work from a dear friend this morning…Christopher Banda whom my husband met on a mission trip to Malawi. He is now working in England and asked for prayer for the youth of Malawi for strength and courage….hunger and aids in the midst…need employment was his word…thanks..may we all band together, please?

  41. 491
    Ti-Leigh Telford says:

    Orlando, FL

    He regards the prayer of the destitute
    and does not despise their prayer.

    Psalm 102:17 NIV

  42. 492
    Emily H. says:

    “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV

    Emily H. from Mount Hope, WV

  43. 493
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, living in Gruitrode,Belgium.

    Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1 NKJV

  44. 494
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Kodak, TN

    Give me your heart, my son (daughter), and let your eyes delight in my ways. Prov. 23:26 NASB

  45. 495
    Jessica Albers says:

    Jessica Albers, College Station, TX

    “The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.
    I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. He is ever lending generously and his children become a blessing.” Psalm 37:23-26 ESV

  46. 496
    Margie by the Sea says:

    Hilton Head Island, SC

    Romans 8:30,31
    30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
    31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

  47. 497
    Jennifer, Hendersonville, TN says:

    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare (peace) and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 esv

  48. 498
    Pat Barrett - from El Paso, Texas says:

    All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for traing in righteousness; so that the man of god may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

    II Timothy 3:16 & 17 NAS

  49. 499
    Sandy W says:

    Simpsonville, SC

    Matthew 6:25

    New King James Version (NKJV)

    Do Not Worry

    25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

  50. 500
    Ashley Pointer says:

    Ashley Pointer from Spring, Texas

    For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. Matthew 12:34 NIV

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