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. 6201
    Terri Monteverdi says:

    San Antonio, TX

    “Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

    Psalm 37:1-4

  2. 6202
    Rose says:

    Rose – Kansas City, MO
    The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of deer, he enables me to go on the heights. Habk 3:19 NIV

  3. 6203
    Katherine says:

    Katherine, Grandville, MI

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
    Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

  4. 6204
    Kim Kizzia says:

    Psalm 144:2. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. NIV

  5. 6205
    Daphne says:

    Daphne – Baker City, OR

    Keep a cool head. Stay alert! The Devil is poised to pounce and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. 1 Pet 5:8(MSG)

  6. 6206
    Kelley says:

    Kelley – Cordova, AL
    “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)

  7. 6207
    Karen Thiessen says:

    Karen Thiessenn, Everett, WA

    Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)

    Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus.

  8. 6208
    Lara Harris says:

    Lara Harris
    Spring Hill, TN
    Psalm 138:3 NASB
    On the day I called, you answered me. You made me bold, with strength in my soul.

  9. 6209
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, York, PA

    For the Lord is good. His unfailing love endures forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
    Psalm 100:5 NLT

  10. 6210
    Donna Raley, Nashville says:

    “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” Romans 10:9-10 NAS

  11. 6211
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany-Lancaster, PA
    “Search for the Lord and for his strength;continually seek Him. Remember the wonders he has performed, his miracles, and the rulings he has given.”
    1 Chronicles 16:11,12 NLT

  12. 6212
    Haley says:

    Haley Henderson
    Conway, AR
    “But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.” Romans 8:10 NIV

  13. 6213
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Frisco, TX

    “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.”

    1 Peter 1:13 NIV

  14. 6214

    LoriAngela, Chilliwack, BC, Canada

    “If I speak in tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions and if I hand over my body so that aI may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”
    I Corinthians 13:1-3 NRSV

  15. 6215
    Jill says:

    Jill, Puyallup, WA
    Psalm 37:4, NLT
    “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”

  16. 6216
    Roxy, Columbia, Md says:

    Roxy – Columbia, Md.

    I desire to do you will, O my God; your law is within my heart. (NIV)

  17. 6217
    Stormy says:

    Stormy, Utah.

    “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.”

    -Isaiah 40:28 (NIV)

  18. 6218

    Juan 3:16 (NVI)

    “Porque tanto amó Dios al mundo, que dio a su Hijo unigénito , para que todo el que cree en él no muera, sino que tenga vida eterna.”

  19. 6219
    GaleBoling. says:

    “And he brought us out from there, that He may lead us in and give us the land He swore to give to our Fathers.”

    Deuteronomy 6:23. (ESV )



  20. 6220
    Amber Burger says:

    Amber Burger
    Fort Worth TX

    May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
    Colossians 1:11 ESV

  21. 6221
    Kim King says:

    Kim from Guntersville, AL

    “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” Proverbs 4:23 NLT

  22. 6222
    Stephanie Oxner says:

    Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story – those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
    Psalm 107:2 (NIV)
    Pawleys Island, SC

  23. 6223
    Shana Garner says:

    Shana, Tifton, GA

    1 Corinthians 2:9 (NKJV)

    9 But as it is written:
    “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
    Nor have entered into the heart of man
    The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

  24. 6224
    Lorna Beth says:

    Lorna Beth
    Minneapolis, MN

    Habakkuk 2:3 (NIV 84)
    For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it;
    it will certainly come and will not delay.

  25. 6225
    Diana says:

    From Bridge City, Tx.
    NIV 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

  26. 6226
    marsha says:

    Marsha Lufkin
    Matther 6:19-21 ESV

    “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust destrooy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. for where your treasure is there your heart will be also.”

  27. 6227
    Monica says:

    Monica – Abbotsford, BC Canada
    1 Cor 2:9 NIV
    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.

  28. 6228
    Barbara says:

    Barbara – Johnson City, TN

    Romans 3:22 (KJV)

    Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.

  29. 6229
    Laura Griffiths says:

    Romans 11:33 ESV
    Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

  30. 6230
    joann,huntingburg, in says:

    But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Philippians 3.7 KJV

  31. 6231
    Cara Dorn says:

    Cara, Oswego.
    “Be on your guard;
    Stand firm in the faith;
    Be men of courage;
    Be strong.
    Do everything in love.”
    1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NIV

  32. 6232
    Leslie Fett says:

    Leslie Fett-Fayetteville, Ar
    Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,and the ends of the earth your possession. Psalm 2:8 ESV

  33. 6233

    Chelsie H, Farmington, MI

    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

    Lamentations 3:22-23, ESV

  34. 6234
    Anne says:

    Anne – Johnson City, TN

    Ps. 145:17-19 (ESV)

    “The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.”

  35. 6235
    Karen F says:

    Karen from Unionville, PA
    Psalm 37:4 (NASB)
    Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

  36. 6236
    Alyssa says:

    “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10 NIV

  37. 6237
    Melinda Leastman says:

    Melinda Leastman
    Gillette, WY
    Proverbs 3:5 NIV
    Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.

  38. 6238
    Denise Untersee says:

    Denise, Davis, IL. “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.’-Matthew 7:18 NASB

  39. 6239
    Katherine says:

    In the same way, the spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. Romans 8:26 NIV

  40. 6240
    Jan Wiebe says:

    Jan, Winnipeg, Manitoba, “Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.” James 5:3 (NIV)

  41. 6241
    Monica says:

    Monica from Newbury Park
    The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24

  42. 6242
    Jessica Wesnofske says:

    1 Timothy 2:1 pray much for others; plead for God’s mercy upon them semi: give thanks for all he’s going to do for them.

    Who have my prayers been for? Have they all been me focused? Do I go ahead and thank God for answering my prayers for others even though they haven’t been answered yet?

    This verse is telling us to pray for others not ourselves and to go ahead and claim that player by thanking Him in advance.

  43. 6243
    Julie says:

    Julie, Victorville

    I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come from?
    My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.

    Psalm 121:1-2 ESV

  44. 6244
    Karen says:

    Karen, San Tan Valley, AZ

    No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
    Romans 8:37

  45. 6245
    Connie Harper says:

    Connie, Tyler, TX. All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54:13 ESV

  46. 6246
    Theresa says:

    Theresa Dellinger
    Murfreesboro, TN

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
    Proverbs 3:5 ESV

  47. 6247
    Erin says:

    Erin from Mobile, AL

    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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

    2 Cor 12:9 NIV

  48. 6248
    Jennifer Mosher says:

    Jennifer Jones Mosher in Canfield, Ohio

    Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer,
    being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 NIV

  49. 6249
    Amber Wooten says:

    Amber Wooten, Warsaw, IN

    “…if I have a faith that can move mountains, but don not have love, I am nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:2b NIV 84

  50. 6250

    Katy, TX

    “The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24 NIV

    • 6250.1
      Karen says:

      Houston, TX
      Philippians 4:8

      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

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