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. 5001
    Tina Harlow says:

    West Monroe, LA
    John 15:3 NIV
    You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.

  2. 5002
    Stephanie Charles says:

    Stephanie, Edmond, OK

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13 NIV84)

  3. 5003
    Sabrina -LPM says:

    Sabrina -Houston Tx
    Because everyone who is a child of God has the power
    To win against the world. 1 John 5:4 ERV

  4. 5004
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, from Wasco, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 NASB

  5. 5005
    Desiree says:

    Desiree, in Calgary, Alberta
    Hebrews 4:13 ESV
    And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom me must give account.

  6. 5006
    Vanessa says:

    Vanessa from Calgary, Alberta

    I will meditate on your precepts and regard your ways
    Psalm 119:15 (NIV)

  7. 5007
    Rozanne Gaston, Leawood, KS says:

    NIV Isaiah 64:4 Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.

  8. 5008
    Christa says:

    Christa from Michigan
    Isaiah 43:1-3 (New Living Translation)
    But now, O Jacob, listen to the LORD who created you. O Israel, the One who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.
    When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.
    When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.3 For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

  9. 5009
    Paige C. says:

    Santa Rosa Beach, FL
    “Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 KJV

  10. 5010
    Allison Little says:

    Allison Little, Tulsa, OK

    For He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake, he is the one who will save it.”
    Luke 9:23-24

  11. 5011
    Conne says:

    Conne, Angel Fire
    “Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.”
    Psalm 105:4 NIV

  12. 5012

    Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 1 John 3:18 NLT

  13. 5013
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Plano, TX: Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  14. 5014
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, from Bluffton, IN,
    Do everything without grumbling and arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world. Hold firmly the message of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn’t run in vain or labor for nothing. But even if I am poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. Phil 2:14-17 CSB

  15. 5015
    Jennifer Gabriel says:

    But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 59:16 NIV

  16. 5016

    Zenobia, Virginia Beach, VA – USA “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8NIV

  17. 5017
    Christy says:

    Christy, FL – “My words are plain to anyone with understanding, clear to those with knowledge. Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.” ~ Proverbs 8:9-11 NLT

  18. 5018
    Emma Pond says:

    Emma, Conifer, Colorado

    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

    Philippians 4:8 NIV 1984

  19. 5019
    Millie says:

    Millie from Huntsville, AL. Psalm 112:5-7.
    A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
    Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
    He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in The Lord. Psalm 112:5-7 KJV.

  20. 5020
    Amy says:

    Amy and Taylor Watson
    San Antonio,TX
    Look to The Lord and his strength, seek his face always.
    1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV

  21. 5021
    Jackie Jewett says:

    Jackie, Wichita, KS
    Romans 12:12 NIV
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

  22. 5022
    Kari Turner says:

    Kari, Charlottesville, VA
    “But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord ’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.” (Psalm 103:17, 18 TNIV)

  23. 5023
    lisa Tereshko says:

    Lisa Tereshko, Greensburg, PA

    “I will give thanks to You, O Lord, with all my heart, for You hear the words of my mouth; and I shall sing to You in the presence of angels. I shall bow down and worship toward Your holy temple, and I will give thanks to Your name…”
    Psalm 137(138):1-2 (SAAS)

  24. 5024
    Michele says:

    Michele ~ Kenosha, WI

    I will lift up my eyes to the mountians; from where shall my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.

    Psalm 121:1-3 NASB

  25. 5025
    Tammy says:

    stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. ephesians 6:14-15 NIV

  26. 5026
    Charlotte Ashley says:

    Charlotte; Lexington, SC

    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

  27. 5027
    Donna says:

    Donna, Southlake, TX
    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” Romans 12:12 NIV

  28. 5028
    Pamela says:

    Pamela, Missouri

    “…be wise in doing right and to stay innocent of any wrong. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. Enjoy the best of Jesus!” ~ Rom 16: 19b-20 (NLT/Message)

  29. 5029
    Shawna says:

    Shawna, Bates City, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NIV 84

  30. 5030
    Katie says:

    Katie from Denver, CO

    “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”

    Psalm 62:8 NIV

  31. 5031
    Robin says:

    Robin, Birmingham

    No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Isaiah 54:17

  32. 5032
    Jean says:

    Jean – Franklinton, NC

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

    ~Jer 29:13. ESV

  33. 5033
    Kendra Green says:

    Kendra Green, College Station, TX

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Rom 8:28 NIV

  34. 5034
    Rebecca Benedict says:

    Boise, Idaho
    Each time He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. ” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
    2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NLT

  35. 5035
    Melanie G says:

    Melanie, Norman, OK – “Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and have glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” Romans 4:20-21

  36. 5036
    Kate says:

    Kate, Bristol

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not rely on your own understanding.
    Acknowledge him in all your ways,
    and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5, 6 NET)

  37. 5037
    Beth says:

    Beth Louisville,
    1Corinthians 13:3 nkjv
    And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor,
    ANd though I give my body to be burned, but have
    Not love, it profits me nothing.

  38. 5038
    Courtney says:

    Courtney from Edmond, OK
    As a prisoner for the Lord then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:1-2 NIV84

  39. 5039
    Megan says:

    Megan from Eldrige. “Pray for me also that whenever I speak, words may be given me that I may fearlessly make known the mystery of the Gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains.” Ephesians 6:19-20 NIV

  40. 5040
    Kelley says:

    Kelley, San Diego,Ca

    Great peace have those who love Your law,
    And nothing causes them to stumble. Ps. 119:165 (NKJV)

  41. 5041
    tammy says:

    Psalms 31:23-24 MSG Love God, all you saints; God takes care of all who stay close to Him, but He pays back in full those arrogant enough to go it alone. Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up. Expect God to get here soon.

  42. 5042
    Lisa says:

    “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all.”

    Ecc 12:13 NKJ

  43. 5043
    Karene says:

    Karene, Yorba Linda, CA

    “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

    Ephesians 3:20-21, ESV

  44. 5044
    Jenn Brown says:

    Jenn Brown, Arlington, TX

    “Peace I leave with you. my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.” John 14:27 HCSB

  45. 5045
    Monica says:

    Monica, Hicksville, NY.

    “You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, so that it may give GRACE to those who hear.”…(NET)

  46. 5046
    Katie says:

    Katie, Pittsburgh

    There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying ‘Destroy him!’ Deuteronomy 33:26-27 NIV

  47. 5047
    Carina says:

    Weatherford, OK

    Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left. (Isaiah 30:21 NLT)

  48. 5048
    Tammie says:

    Tammie, St. Peters, MO

    “Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
    but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.”
    Isaiah 40:30-31 (NIV)

  49. 5049
    Madeleine Padilla says:

    Madeleine Corrales Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me,and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:12-13 NIV

  50. 5050
    Sandy says:

    Sandy, San Antonio, Tx
    Psalm 73:26 (NIV) My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

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