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. 5801
    Kristina says:

    Kristina from Duluth, MN “Cast your cares on The Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22 NIV

  2. 5802
    stefypie says:

    Stephanie and Grace Lloyd, Lititz, PA
    “Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
    Joshua 1:9 NLT

  3. 5803
    Tina says:

    “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”
    1 Timothy 1:15,16 NIV

  4. 5804
    Kim says:

    Orange City
    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

  5. 5805
    Lovella says:

    Lovella S.
    LaGlace, Alberta, Canada

    “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” Romans 15:7 (NIV)

  6. 5806
    Stephanie, Luling says:

    “The Lord is my rock,
    my fortress, & my deliverer,
    my God, my mountain where I seek refuge,
    my shield and the horn of my salvation,
    my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2 NIV

  7. 5807
    Lisa says:


    “In a large house there are not only things made of gold and silver, but also things made of wood and clay. Some things are used for special purposes and others are made for ordinary jobs. All who make themselves clean from evil will be used for special purposes. They will be made holy, useful to the Master, ready to do any good work.”

    2 Timothy 2:20-21 NCV

  8. 5808
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Tarpon Springs
    He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isa. 40:20 NIV

  9. 5809
    Cindy says:

    cindy, sacramento, ca,

    Ps 119:133 kj

    Order my steps in thy word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

  10. 5810
    Marissa says:

    Marissa, Seattle, WA

    For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.

    Psalm 91:3, NLT

  11. 5811
    Jen Z. says:

    Jen Z.
    Athens, GA

    Not that I complain of want; for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content. Philippians 4:11 (RSV)

  12. 5812
    Whitney A. says:

    Whitney from Mt. Vernon, TX…Isaiah 41:10 (NASB)…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.

  13. 5813
    Dana Lane says:

    Dana from Muskogee

    And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38, 39 NLT)

  14. 5814
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Jackson, MS

    “And we all, with unveiled faces reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, which is from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

    II Corinthians 3:18 NET

  15. 5815
    Misti says:

    Misti White, Nemo, TX
    Philippians 4:8 (English Standard Version)

    8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

  16. 5816
    Kiana says:

    Kiana ~ Fairfield, TX
    “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”
    Psalm 105:4 NIV84

  17. 5817
    Rosa says:

    Rosa, Sulphur Springs, TX

    But He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

    Matthew 4:4 HCSB

  18. 5818
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Sherwood, AR- Isaiah 9:6- For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (NIV)

  19. 5819
    denise says:

    Denise, Asheville, NC, Ezekiel 37:4-5 (NIV)

    Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.

  20. 5820
    Heidi R. says:

    “God will make this happen, for He who calls you is Faithful” (1 Thess. 5:24, NLT). – Amen! Heidi, Tampa, FL

  21. 5821
    Mary Beth says:

    Mary Beth, St. Louis MO

    Romans 8:3-4 (NET)

    “For God achieved what the law could not do because it was weakened through the flesh. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, so that the righteous requirement of the law may be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”

  22. 5822
    Hannah K. says:

    (Sorry I’m late!)

    Hannah K.; Maryland;
    Philippians 1:27-28a
    “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you.”

    • 5822.1
      Hannah K. says:

      Ah! The problem with hurrying is I forgot what version, and what I posted was the NIV (by accident).

      I’m really doing the ESV: Phillipians 1:27-28a “Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28 and not frightened in anything by your opponents.”

      Sorry about that! 🙂

  23. 5823
    Jessica says:

    Jessica from Smyrna

    Prov 22:6 NIV

    Train up your child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

  24. 5824
    Brooke says:

    Brooke, Augusta

    Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.

    Romans 12:2 MSG

  25. 5825
    Lois says:

    Prospect Heights, Illinois

    “A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers Him from them all;
    he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.

    Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.

    The Lord redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.”

    Psalm 34: 19 – 22 (1984 NIV)

  26. 5826
    Cindy Childers says:

    Virginia Beach, VA

    “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8

  27. 5827
    JoAnne says:

    JoAnne Victoria, BC Canada

    “The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.” 2 Chronicles 15:2 NIV

  28. 5828
    Susan Dixson says:

    Susan Dixson, Charlotte NC
    Ephesians 2:10
    New Living Translation (NLT)

    10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

  29. 5829
    Cheri B, Fresno, CA says:

    “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” (Thanks Lindsee!) Luke 1:45 (NIV)

  30. 5830
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Fresno, CA
    Hebs. 12:1,2 NIV & NLT

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us get rid of everything that hinders us and the sin that so easily entangles us, & let us run w/ perseverance and endurance the race Yaweh has marked out for us individually. How? By keeping our focus on Jesus, the One whom we depend on from start to finish!

  31. 5831
    Carrie C says:

    Carrie C, The Woodlands, TX

    1 Peter 2:12 NIV
    Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

  32. 5832
    Laura Hall says:

    Laura Hall, Dalton, GA, Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40 NKJV

  33. 5833
    theHarborMom says:

    Diane, Fresno, CA
    So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.
    Galatians 3:24 (ESV)

  34. 5834
    Destinee says:

    Birmingham, Al

    I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 NIV

  35. 5835
    Katie says:

    Greenville, SC

    James 1:22-24 (NIV)
    Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face In a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

  36. 5836
    taylor says:

    taylor lane, birmingham, al
    The fruit of righteousness will be peace.
    The effect of righteousness will be quiet and confidence forever.
    Isaiah 32:17 NIV

  37. 5837
    Lindsay Safran says:

    Lindsay, Grapevine, TX: Kind words are like honey – sweet to the sould and healthy for the body. Proberbs 16:24 (NIV)

  38. 5838
    Julie says:

    “God will make this happen, for He who calls you is faithful”. 1 Thes. 5:24 (NLT)

  39. 5839
    Tori says:

    Tori from Las Vegas, NV
    “We live by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV

  40. 5840
    Catherine says:

    Mill Creek, WA

    I guide you in the way of wisdom; lead you along straight paths. When you, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Proverbs 4:11-12 NIV

  41. 5841
    Beth says:

    Beth Robertson, Paducah KY
    “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”
    Romans 1:16 NKJV

  42. 5842
    Diane B, Fresno,Ca says:

    “The Lord will fight for you;you need only to be still” Exodus 14:14 NIV

  43. 5843
    Vanessa Kornelsen says:

    Vanessa Kornelsen, Linköping, Sweden
    “Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.”
    Romans 8:5+6 (NIV)

  44. 5844
    Cindy says:

    Cindy in Raleigh NC

    1 Thess 5:24 (NIV)

    The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

  45. 5845
    Diana says:

    Diana, East Peoria

    Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
    Ephesians 4:29 NLT

  46. 5846
    Oceanmommy says:

    Stephanie Winder, GA

    Jeremiah 6:16 ESV

    Stand by the roads and look, and ask for the paths, where the good way is and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.

  47. 5847
    Amy says:

    Amy, Lakeland, FL,
    Wait for the Lord;be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

  48. 5848
    Cindy says:

    Cindy from Valdosta, GA
    The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
    Exodus 14:14, NIV

  49. 5849
    Beth says:

    Beth, Murfreesboro, TN. Phil 2:3

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourself.

  50. 5850
    Carol says:

    Carol, Wilmington, DE – “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27 NIV

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