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. 5251
    Laurel Tatum says:

    Laurel Tatum Loop,Tx

    And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same thing? Matthew 5:47

  2. 5252
    Carrie Cole says:

    Carrie Cole, Libby, MT

    He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress and for his children it will be a refuge.

    Proverbs 14:26 (NIV)

  3. 5253
    Lois says:

    Lois, Abilene, KS

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4. NIV

  4. 5254
    Deborah says:

    Deborah Boston, MA

    The Lord is near the broken hearted;
    He delivers those who are discouraged.

    Psalm 34:18 NET

  5. 5255
    Mandy Eley says:

    Mandy Eley
    Psalm 16:11 (NLT)
    You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.

  6. 5256
    Elizabeth W. says:

    Elizabeth W., Syracuse, NY “We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal communities, not needing to force our way into life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.” Galations 5:23 MSG

  7. 5257
    Lynn says:

    Lynn, Saskatoon, SK
    “I lift up my eyes to the hills —
    Where does my help come from?
    My help comes from the Lord,
    The maker of heaven and earth”. Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)

  8. 5258
    Jowanna from Greenville, KY says:

    The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14

  9. 5259
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Forney Tx Isaiah 41:10 NIV

  10. 5260
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, Forney TX Isaiah 41:10
    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.

  11. 5261
    Debbie says:

    II Chronicles 20:17 HCSB

    You do not have to fight this [battle]. Position yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD. [He is] with you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Tomorrow, go out to face them, for Yahweh is with you.’ “

  12. 5262
    P says:

    Peggy Overland Park,KS
    Psalm 105:4 NASB
    Seek the Lord and His strength. Seek His face continually.

  13. 5263
    Kaye from Hamburg,AR says:

    “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genenis 50:20 NIV

  14. 5264
    Vicki K says:

    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

  15. 5265
    Madge says:

    Madge – Marietta, GA

    In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be your master, because you are not
    under law, but under grace. Rom. 6:11-14 NIV84

    Sorry I’m late, was out of town…love and prayers

  16. 5266
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Terrace Bc Canada
    Galatians 5:22-23
    The fruit of the Spirit is love,joy,peace,patience,kindness,goodness,faithfulness,
    gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

  17. 5267
    Debbie, Missouri says:

    I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will guide thee with mine eye.

    Psalm 32:8 KJV

  18. 5268
    Cristy, Prattville, AL says:

    Cristy, Prattville, AL. Psalm 107:14 NIV He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains.

  19. 5269
    Heather says:

    Heather, Houston,
    Finally, brothers and sisters, 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. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 NIV

  20. 5270
    Denise says:

    Denise, Valley, AL

    How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news. Romans 10:15 ESV

  21. 5271
    Susan High says:

    Susan, Inman, SC …Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed.”

  22. 5272
    Jane says:

    Jane, St. Louis

    “God, the Master, The Holy of Israel,
    has this solemn counsel:
    “Your salvation requires you to turn back to me
    and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves.
    Your strength will come from settling down
    in complete dependence on me—
    The very thing
    you’ve been unwilling to do.”

    Isaiah 30:15 (MSG)

  23. 5273
    Cathy says:

    Cathy, Rhinebeck NY, This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15:8 NIV

  24. 5274
    Kay Green says:

    But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. (2 Peter 3:18 NIV84)

  25. 5275
    Tammy says:

    Tammy, Boiling Springs NC, Col.2:6-7 And now just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow Him. Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught and you will overflow with thankfulness. Col. 2:6-7

  26. 5276
    Tajuana says:

    Tajuana ~ Midland, Texas

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

    Matthew 11:28 NIV

  27. 5277
    Becca says:

    Becca ~ Oceanside, CA. “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” 1 John 4:12 NIV

  28. 5278
    Shari Valdez says:

    Shari says:
    Long Beach, California

    Being confident in this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)

  29. 5279
    Sarah says:

    Sarah-Gulf Shores, AL

    Psalm 4:8 NLT
    In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.

  30. 5280
    Tammy Bolles says:

    Tammy Bolles from Lubbock Texas John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing’l

  31. 5281
    Mary Jane says:

    Mary Jane Troy, KS

    “Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise You.” Psalm 63:3-5 NIV

  32. 5282
    Tiffany Rasor says:

    Tiffany Rasor from Pearland Texas Matthew 6:34 ” therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

  33. 5283
    Tacy Layne says:

    Tacy – Fairmont, WV

    You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11 (NIV)

  34. 5284
    Chris says:

    Chris, Lincoln Park

    Look to The Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced.

    I Chronicles 16:11 & 12 (NIV)

  35. 5285
    Jessica Neill says:

    Is 26:3,4,9 nasb -You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me earnestly sekks you.

  36. 5286
    Karen says:

    Karen, Springdale, Arkansas

    Ephesians 4:1-2 KJV

    I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation to which ye are called,

    With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing, one another in love

  37. 5287
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, Charlotte, NC “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:45 NIV

  38. 5288
    Cheryl Primeaux says:

    Philippians 4:6-7(ESV): do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  39. 5289
    Holly says:

    Holly- Kansas city

    Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. (James 1:2, 3 NASB)

  40. 5290
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, St. Augustine, FL

    When I consider Your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you visit him? – Psalm 8:3-4 (NKJV)

  41. 5291
    Katy Ganey says:

    Katy, Fort Hood, Texas. “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25 NLT

  42. 5292
    KarenEliz says:

    Karen, Ponte Vedra, Florida

    For this light and momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (ESV)

  43. 5293
    Megan says:

    Megan, Prattville, Al
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13 NKJV)

  44. 5294
    Kelcie Simmons says:

    Lead me, O Lord,in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your ways straight for me

    Psalm 5:8


  45. 5295
    Rachel says:

    Rachel – Phenix City, AL. Mark 10:27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” NIV

  46. 5296
    Lakecia says:

    Lakecia H., Montgomery, AL

    Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him. John 14:21

  47. 5297
    Lisa Diaz says:

    Lisa D., Houston
    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 (NIV)

  48. 5298
    Andrea says:

    Roscoe, IL
    Your salvation requires you to turn back to me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on me. Isaiah 30:15 The Message

  49. 5299
    Lora says:

    Lora, Silver Spring, MD

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:6-7 NIV

  50. 5300
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Houston. Acts 1:8 HCSB. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

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