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. 5851
    Alexis says:

    Alexis in Anderson SC

    Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. Psalms 86:11 (NKJV)

  2. 5852
    Melonie, Denver says:

    My salvation and my honor depend on God, He is my mighty rock and refuge. Trust in Him at all times, O Melonie; pour out your heart to Him for God is your refuge. Ps. 62: 7,8

  3. 5853
    Megan says:

    Megan Saville–Williamston, SC
    Forgot to post so:
    V2: psalm 27:14 wait on The Lord; be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart; wait I say on The Lord! Nkjv

    V3: James 4:8a Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. nIV

  4. 5854
    Betsy Roberts says:

    Betsy Roberts – Antwerp, OH

    Philippians 2:16 ESV

    “Holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.”

  5. 5855
    Linda Ahearn says:

    Linda, Bossier City, La – “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect hiim, for he acknowledges my name. Psalm 91:14 NIV

  6. 5856
    Heather Turner says:

    Heather, Morristown, TN:

    But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.

    James 1:6 NASB

  7. 5857
    Jaclyn Yarbrough says:

    Jaclyn Yarbrough, Austin, TX
    Psalm 55:22 (ESV)
    “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

  8. 5858
    Rey says:

    17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1:17-19a

  9. 5859
    manon, Pebble Beach says:

    Manon, Pebble Beach
    David’s Prayer, 1 Chronicles 17:16-20
    Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and he said: “Who am I, O LORD, God a, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And as if this were not enough in your sight, O God, you have spoken about the future of the house of your servant. You have looked on me as though I were the most exalted of me, O LORD God. What more can Davids say to you of honoring your servant? For you know your servant, O LORD. For the sake of your servant and according to your will, you have done this great thing and and known all these great promises. There is no one like you, O LORD and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.”

  10. 5860
    Jennifer Whiting says:

    Jennifer Whiting Marion, IL
    2 Corinthians 4:8-9 ESV
    We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair, persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.

  11. 5861
    Mindy Hooks says:

    Platte City
    There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 ESV

  12. 5862
    Michele says:

    Michele, Pearland, TX

    I Thessalonians 1:4-5a NASB

    “…know(ing)brethren beloved by God, His choice of you; for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction …”

  13. 5863
    Jeannette Z. says:

    Jeannette Z, Mission, TX

    Psalm 139:7-10 (NIRV)

    7 How can I get away from your Spirit?
    Where can I go to escape from you?
    8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there.
    If I lie down in the deepest parts of the earth, you are also there.
    9 Suppose I were to rise with the sun in the east
    and then cross over to the west where it sinks into the ocean.
    10 Your hand would always be there to guide me.
    Your right hand would still be holding me close.

  14. 5864
    Angie says:

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. Phil 4:6 niv

  15. 5865
    Holly says:

    Holly, Glendale, AZ:
    Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NLT

  16. 5866
    Stephanie says:

    To you I call, O Lord my Rock; do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who have gone down to the pit. Psalm 28:1 NIV

  17. 5867
    tonya says:

    tonya, maple hill, ks

    psalm 27:4 (nlt)
    the one thing i ask of the lord -the thing i seek the most- is to live in the house of the lord all the days of my life, delighting in the lord’s perfections and meditating in his temple.

  18. 5868
    Meredith Barr says:

    Trabuco Canyon, CA

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

  19. 5869

    Carla Marie SantAngelo…South FLorida

    I have been crusified with Christ, it is no longer I who
    live, but Christ who lives in me; the life I now live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave His life for me.

    Galations 2:20 NIV

  20. 5870
    Kim Larios says:

    Kim – Fresno, CA
    “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.”
    Isaiah 43:10 NIV

  21. 5871
    Jami says:

    Jami from Watseka, IL
    Trying to finish James Chapter 1

  22. 5872
    Dianna Werner says:

    Dianna, St. Louis,MO
    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:23 NIV

  23. 5873
    Britney says:

    Britney, Huntertown IN “But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head” Psalm 3:3, NIV

  24. 5874
    Katera McMillan says:

    Katera, Kentwood, LA

    You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled on by men. Matthew 5:13 HCSB

    I am the salt of the earth!

  25. 5875
    Shari Chamblee says:

    Shari, Vail, AZ “in order that the righteous requirements of the law migh be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:4 (NIV)

  26. 5876
    Christine Lewis says:

    Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. (Jeremiah 33:3 ESV)

  27. 5877
    Julie says:

    Julie B.
    Hamburg, Arkansas
    Romans 12-1-2
    Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed, by the renewing of your mind. Then, you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, and pleasing and perfect will.

  28. 5878
    Lydia says:

    3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion –
    to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
    the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
    and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
    They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendour.

  29. 5879
    Lydia says:

    Lydia from Amsterdam and it’s Isaiah 61:3

  30. 5880
    Amy says:

    Amy from Fountain, CO:

    “And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.”

    Exodus 1:21 (NLT)

  31. 5881
    Dena K. says:

    Dena K., Columbus, OH
    “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Psalms 46:10 NLT

  32. 5882
    Patti Reavis says:

    Patti R., Clemmons, NC
    Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthinans 10:5 KJV

  33. 5883
    Amanda Frierson says:

    Amanda from Clinton, MS

    “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go for to you I lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:8 NIV

  34. 5884
    Christy says:

    Christy, Texas

    Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

    Galatians 1:10 (NIV)

  35. 5885
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Richmond, TX
    “I don’t know what to do, but my eyes are on You.” 2 Chronicles 20:12 NIV

    Going through a tough time and this is what I cling to…

  36. 5886
    Alisa says:

    Chattanooga, TN
    Romans 8:33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. NIV

  37. 5887
    Linda says:

    Linda, Ft.Collins, CO
    Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”
    John 11:40 NIV

  38. 5888
    Pam Koenig says:

    La Grange, KY

    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
    Hebrews 11:1

  39. 5889
    Angelina says:

    Summerville, SC
    “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps”
    Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)

  40. 5890
    Melandie Matthews says:

    Melandie, Raleigh, NC (NIV) My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Psalm 62:7

  41. 5891
    Debbie Kerr says:

    Debbie Kerr

    White Lake, MI

    Joshua told the people, consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among us.

    Joshua 3:5 NIV

  42. 5892
    Tabitha says:

    Tabitha, Palo Alto, CA

  43. 5893
    Leah Brannon says:

    Leah from Athens, Georgia

    “The Lord helps all who fall; He raises up all who are oppressed.”
    Psalm 145:14 (HCSB)

  44. 5894

    Erin in Euless

    Psalm 65:4-5 (NLT)

    “What joy for those you choose to bring near, those who live in your holy courts. What festivities await us inside your holy Temple. You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas.”

  45. 5895
    Marla says:

    2 Thessalonians 3:5 Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ. NIV

  46. 5896
    Brenna Love says:

    Brenna, Chatham IL

    1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (GNB)

    Make it your aim to live a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to earn your own living, just as we have told you before. In this way you will win the respect of those who are not believers, and you will not have to depend on anyone for what you need.

  47. 5897
    Sarah S. says:

    Sarah, McKinney, Tx
    Revelation 17:14 Holman Christian Standard

    “These will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”

  48. 5898
    Angie Miller says:

    Angie, Macon, MS –
    Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Romans 13:1, NIV

  49. 5899
    Kathleen L says:

    Kathleen, Trinity, I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. Psalms 40:8 (NIV)

  50. 5900
    Jen, Parrish, Florida says:

    Psalm 105:4

    Look to The Lord and His strength, seek His face always.

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