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. 6351
    Tava Chandler says:

    Tava Chandler, Wedowee AL.

    The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.

    Romans 8:6 NIV

  2. 6352
    Christi Hudson says:

    Christi Hudson, Newnan GA
    So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. (Colossians 1:9 NLT)

  3. 6353
    Steph Albritton says:

    Steph Albritton
    Nottingham, England

    The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
    (Numbers 6:24-26 KJV)

  4. 6354
    Deanna says:

    Deanna from Tulsa: Ps.107:19-20 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble and He saved them from their distress. He sent forth His word and healed them; He rescued them from the grave.

  5. 6355
    Kacie says:

    “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.” Philippians 1:27 (NIV)

  6. 6356
    Dwana says:

    Dwana Capshaw Jackson tn “finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence in anything think about these things.” Philippians 4:8 esv

  7. 6357
    Janice says:

    Concord Ca
    Lamentations 3:22-23
    ” Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
    Because His compassions fail not,
    They are new every morning;
    Great is Your faithfulness.

  8. 6358
    Sybil Albritton says:

    Sybil Albritton Springfield MoMy Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be My disciples. (John 15:8 HCSB)

  9. 6359
    Faith Harris says:

    “My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Lord, I will seek.” Psalm 27:8 NIV

  10. 6360
    Mary says:

    Woodway. TX

    “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians 3:13 (NLT)

  11. 6361
    Robyn Mc. says:

    1 Chronicles 4:10 NIV

  12. 6362
    Auneca says:

    Auneca from Donalsonville, GA
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others. Phil 2:3-4 NIV

  13. 6363
    Carrie says:

    Jupiter, Fl
    Ps. 147:10-11 KJV
    He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: He taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
    The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear Him, in those that hope in His mercy.

  14. 6364
    Amy says:

    Chesterfield, MO

    1 Corinthians 15:10 By the grace of God, I am what I am, and His grace to me was not without effect. (NIV)

  15. 6365
    Vicki, Houston says:

    Teach me your way, oh Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart that I may fearyour name. Psalm 86:11 NIV

  16. 6366
    Farrah says:

    Farrah in Jackson, MS

    “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you”
    Isaiah 26:3 NLT

  17. 6367
    Kristy, Parker says:

    Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5 NIV

  18. 6368
    Angelika says:

    Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
    Lamentations 3:21-24 NIV

    Angelika, La Junta, CO

  19. 6369
    Talia says:

    Talia, Houma, LA
    More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope
    Romans 5:3-4 ESV

  20. 6370
    Julie says:

    Julie, Madison, AL

    “I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace.” Isaiah 54:13 NLT

  21. 6371

    Leslie in Houston, TX

    “She does him good and not evil
    All the days of her life.” (Proverbs 31:12, NASB)

  22. 6372
    Emma says:

    Emma, Adelaide, South Australia.
    “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.”
    Ezekiel 11:19 NIV

  23. 6373
    Kristen says:

    Kristen, Costa Mesa, CA

    The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. (Psalm 103:6 NIV)

  24. 6374
    Chrissy says:

    Philippians 2:3
    “But with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.” HCSB

  25. 6375
    Shawn says:



    The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

    Zephaniah 3:17 KJV

  26. 6376
    Allison A says:

    Allison, Colorado Springs, CO

    “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold”. Psalm 18:2 NIV

  27. 6377
    Kendra says:

    Kendra, Spokane, WA
    “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

  28. 6378
    Heidi says:

    Heidi, Victoria, BC, Canada

    1 Thess 5:24 NIV

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

  29. 6379
    Iwona says:

    Spokane Valley, WA

    Philippians 4:12-13
    New International Version (NIV)
    12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry,(A) whether living in plenty or in want.(B) 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.(C)

  30. 6380
    Kelly says:

    Kelly from Manassas, VA
    “Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the spirit of his masters.”
    -Proverbs 25:13 (NIV)

  31. 6381
    Dawnya Jean says:

    Corpus Christi,Texas
    But you, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

  32. 6382
    Stephanie says:

    Martinez, Ga

    In my anguish I cried to The Lord, and he answered by setting me free.
    The Lord is with me, I will not be afraid. What can man do to me!

    Psalms 118:5-6

  33. 6383
    Kay Tyner says:

    Kay, Houston TX
    From the end of the earth will I call unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. –Psalm 61:2

  34. 6384
    Eva-Lynn says:

    Eva-Lynn, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil.4:6-7, NIV

  35. 6385
    Debbie Engel says:

    Debbie Pinckney, MI

    Psalm 25:18 NLT

    Feel my pain and see my trouble. Forgive all my sins

  36. 6386
    Kare says:

    Karen, Orillia ON “If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will shine in the darkness and your night will become the noonday.” Isaiah 58:10 NIV

  37. 6387
    Roselawyer says:

    Verna, Bolivar

    My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalms 73:26 NKJV)

  38. 6388
    Valerie Cressman says:

    Val, Sarnia, ON. “This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says: ‘Only in returning to Me and resting in Me you will be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it…'” Isaiah 30:15-16 (NLT)

  39. 6389
    Dianna Richardson says:

    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deut 6:5 NIV

  40. 6390
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany from Jennings, LA
    Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Proverbs 31:30 NLT

  41. 6391
    Angie Simpson says:

    Angie, Markham

    Let no one say when he is tempted, ” I am tempted by God, ” for God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each one is tempted when he is llured and enticed by his own desires. Then when desire conceives, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is full grown, it gives birth to death.
    James 1:13-15 NET

  42. 6392
    Dianna Richardson says:

    Dianna, Aiken, SC. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deut 6:5 NIV

  43. 6393
    Coral says:

    Coral Jacksonville, Florida

    Hebrews 4:12
    12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

  44. 6394
    Michelle Novosel says:

    Michelle from Louisville, OH
    For, I The Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
    Isaiah 41:13 ESV

  45. 6395
    Linda new says:

    Linda, Piketon, OHIO

    Commit everything thing you do to The Lord. Trust Him and He will help you.
    Psalms 37:5

  46. 6396
    Amy says:

    Amy, Lexington KY
    2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)
    We demolish strongholds and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

  47. 6397
    Sabine says:

    Sabine – Surrey, United Kingdom

    The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still – Exodus 14:14 NIV

  48. 6398
    Vicki S. says:

    Vicki from Clay county in Texas “The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV)

  49. 6399
    Christie says:

    Christie P Gadsden, AL PHILLIPPIANS 4:7 And the peace of God, which trandscends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus. NIV

  50. 6400
    michaela says:

    Michaela P Gadsden, AL PHILLIPPIANS 4:7 And the peace of God, which trandscends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus. NIV

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