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. 6451
    Carol Crabtree says:

    Carol from Farmers Branch, TX

    Lamentations 3:57, NIV:

    You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.”

  2. 6452
    Emily says:

    Emily – Hagerstown, MD

    “The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything in 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.” Phil. 4:5b-7 ESV

  3. 6453
    Avis says:

    Lone Star, Texas

    Jesus said…, “I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die.”
    John 11:25,26

  4. 6454
    Elizabeth Swanson says:

    Elizabeth from Round Rock, TX

    The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it.
    1 Thess 5:24

  5. 6455
    Misty Ansted says:

    Misty, Midlothian, TX

    “For I am sure of this very thing, that the One who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil 1:6 NET Bible

  6. 6456
    Sonya says:


    Aurora, Colorado

    My dear brothers, take note of this. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
    James 1:19-21

  7. 6457
    Jill, Hamilton, Va. says:

    I Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. NKJ

  8. 6458
    JUDY says:


    Matthew 15:8 These people honor me with their lips, but there hearts are far from me.

  9. 6459
    jenny hud says:

    white hall, ar

    give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
    matthew 6:34 (msg)

  10. 6460
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey Johnson, San Antonio
    And my God will meet all our needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” -Philippians 4:19 NIV

  11. 6461
    Connie Windham says:

    Trout, LA
    1 John 2:1-2 NASB
    My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
    and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

  12. 6462
    Elaine Van Dellen says:

    Elaine, Littleton, CO

    “Search me, O God, and know my heart. Test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 129:23,24 NIV

  13. 6463

    Amy – The Woodlands, TX

    “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.”
    1 Thes. 3:12-13

  14. 6464
    Yen Le Thampi says:

    Yen, Houston: For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Cor 5:7 (HCSB)

  15. 6465
    Amanda says:

    Amanda from Pine Bluff, AR

    Before I formed you in your mother’s womb, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5, NET

  16. 6466
    Molly says:

    Molly, Pierce, NE

    “Submit yourselves, then to to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

    James 4:7 NIV

  17. 6467
    Samantha Rodriquez says:

    Samantha Rodriquez, Ft. Lewis, WA

    Romans 15:1-2, NIV

    We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

  18. 6468
    Rachel says:

    Rachel – Bellingham, WA
    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
    Romans 15:13 NIV

  19. 6469
    Jamie Wyatt says:

    Jamie Wyatt, Fayetteville, GA
    We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
    2 Corinthians 5:8 KJV

  20. 6470
    Brooke says:

    Brooke, Issaquah, WA
    “Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts of behalf of those who wait for Him.” Isaiah 64:4 NIV

  21. 6471
    Beth Morgan says:

    Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. psalm 31:24 KJV

  22. 6472
    Beth P says:

    Beth P, Roswell, GA

    Psalm 36:9
    “For You are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.” (NLT)
    Psalm 34:5
    “Those who look to Him are radiant (with joy); their faces are never covered with shame.”

  23. 6473

    I’m late again sisters…but I made it! 🙂

    Jes from Milton, West Virginia

    James 4:7 ESV

    Submit yourselves, therefore, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

  24. 6474
    Martha says:

    Martha, Georgetown, TX, NLT Psalm 37:3 Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.

  25. 6475
    Cindy Johnson says:

    Put your hope in God, not in people.
    Psalm 118:8

  26. 6476
    Ginger Chestnut says:

    Ginger Chestnut, Camden, SC
    “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in humility that comes from wisdom…But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peaceloving,considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” James 3:13, 17 (NIV)

  27. 6477
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Collierville, Tn

    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  28. 6478
    Kelei Liggett says:

    Kelei Liggett. Iowa Park, Texas.
    Matthew 13:17
    For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and hear what you hear but did not hear it.

  29. 6479
    Joan says:

    Joan, Wichita. Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matt. 6:27 NIV84

  30. 6480
    Lori says:

    But you, God, shield me on all sides; You ground my feet, you lift my head high. Psalm 3:3 The Message

  31. 6481
    Marcy says:

    Philippians 4:7

    And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  32. 6482
    Marrissa Raimonde says:

    Marrissa, Orlando, FL
    “The Heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things”
    Proverbs 15:28

  33. 6483
    Esther says:

    Esther from Jonesborough, TN. Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11 ESV

  34. 6484
    kris says:

    Medina, wa
    NIV Proverbs 13:20
    He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

  35. 6485
    Kay says:

    Lakeville, MN
    James 4:2 (NLT) “You wnat what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what other have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it awy from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it.”

  36. 6486
    Christy says:

    You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.” (Luke 1:45 NLT)

  37. 6487
    Christy says:

    Christy, Royal Palm Beach, Fl, You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.” (Luke 1:45 NLT)

  38. 6488
    Holly says:

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord , my rock and my redeemer. (Psalms 19:14 NLT)

  39. 6489
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, West Valley City
    I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation. Psalm 118:21

  40. 6490
    Michelle from Topeka says:

    John 16:33b (NIV)
    In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

  41. 6491
    Faye Reed says:

    It was for freedom that Christ has set is free.Stand firm, then and do not let
    yourself be burdened again by a yoke of slavery
    Galations 5:1 NIV

  42. 6492
    Marisa says:

    Marisa Bernard, Las Vegas

    “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”

    Psalms 29:11 NIV

  43. 6493
    Jessica says:

    Russellville, Ar
    Philippians 2:3 NKJV
    “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition and conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself”

  44. 6494
    Kelly says:

    Kelly Blevins
    Clarksville, TN
    The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon. Psalm 92:12 (NIV)

  45. 6495
    Carla Bachand says:

    Carla, Pierre, SD

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV

  46. 6496
    Karen Lynne says:

    Karen Lynne – Fredericksburg va
    Psalm 37:7 (NIV). Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

    This verse struck very close to home for me because this is what I had been doing the previous week. I had just turned over my worries, fears and turmoils to God when He gave me this verse. My God is so good to me!

  47. 6497
    Marianne McIntyre says:

    Marianne in Carrollton, TX.
    He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
    Micah 6:8 ESV

  48. 6498
    Joyce says:

    Joyce, Dalton, GA

    So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 NKJV

  49. 6499
    Kelly says:

    Kelly from Hollidaysburg, PA

    “The Lord has declared today that you are His people, His own special treasure, just as He promised, and that you must obey all His commands.” ~Deuteronomy 26:18 (NIV)

  50. 6500
    Heather Jackson says:

    Heather, Harrogate, TN

    Philippians 1:6
    Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.


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