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. 6801
    Phoebe says:

    Phoebe, Birmingham. “Who is like You among the gods, Lord? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders?” Ex. 15:11, NLT

  2. 6802
    Lisa Sams says:

    Lisa, Plano
    “You crown the year with Your bounty and Your carts overflow with abundance.” Psalm 65:11

  3. 6803
    Jana Benton says:

    Jana Austin, Texas

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!!

    Philippians 4:4

  4. 6804
    Jana Benton says:

    Jana Benton, Austin, Texas:

    Rejoice in the Lord. I will say it again: Rejoice!!

    Philippians 4:4 NIV

  5. 6805
    Renee says:

    Renee, Atlanta, “I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where does my help come? My help comes from The Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2, NASB

  6. 6806
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Los Osos…”Oh the joys of those who trust The Lord…” Psalm 40:4 NLT

  7. 6807
    Sheila from Pampa, TX says:

    Sheila from Pampa, Texas

    #SSMT2013 #3

    “I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you,” declares the Lord. ~Jeremiah 15:20 NIV

    My “ONE WORD” for 2013 is OVERCOME. My desire is to [through His power] overcome the things of this world and to be overcome by the things of Him. My verses for 2013, for the most part, will follow this theme.

  8. 6808
    Susan McEachern says:

    Susan, Denver.

    Bible Quote
    Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (kjv)

  9. 6809
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, Central Ohio. O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. (Psalms 30:2 ESV)

  10. 6810

    Belinda @Olathe KS
    In the same way,
    The Spirit helps us in our weakness.
    We do not know what we ought to pray for,
    but The Spirit intercedes for us
    with groans that words cannot express.
    –Romans 8:26 NLT

  11. 6811
    Melanie says:

    Melanie, Midland
    Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
    in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
    For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. I Corinthians 15:51-53 ESV

  12. 6812
    Kathrin says:

    Kathrin, Coeur d’Alene,ID “Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.” James 1:9-10 ESV

  13. 6813
    cara hurst says:

    Okay I am late this time with my verse, it has been a rough week around here!
    Cara from Conway Ar
    2 Corinthians 1:3NLT
    All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.

  14. 6814
    Mechelle Williams says:

    3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
    and whose leaf does not wither.
    Whatever he does prospers. (NIV)
    Mechelle Williams, Kingsport, TN

  15. 6815
    Ann Bertschin says:

    “Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:33 (NIV84)

  16. 6816
    Melissa Collum says:

    I’m late posting my verse, but here it is:
    Ephesians 4:29 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.

  17. 6817
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, Farmington MN
    2Corinthians 3:17, NIV
    Now the Lord is Spirit and where the Spirit of The Lord is there is freedom.

  18. 6818
    Brooke Corrie says:

    Brooke corrie Clinton, PA

    1 Corinthians 1:27 NIV

    But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

  19. 6819
    Kim says:

    McPherson, Kansas
    Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Dont compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Galations 6:4-5 MSG

  20. 6820
    Jodie D says:

    May thevLord Himself build our sons up. Jeremiah 31:4

  21. 6821
    Yolanda says:

    Yolanda, Ulysses, Ks

    Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.

    Proverbs 3:3 NIV

  22. 6822
    Julie says:

    Julie. Jackson, MS
    Ephesians 2:10 NIV “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

  23. 6823
    Sarah B says:

    Sarah B
    Athens, GA

    Worthy are you, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.
    Revelation 4:11 (ESV)

  24. 6824
    Sherrese Moore says:

    Sherrese from Fairmount Heights Maryland, The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed,
    A stronghold in times of trouble; And those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
    For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:9-10 NASB

  25. 6825
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Deer Park “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Prov. 15:1 (ESV)

  26. 6826
    Traci says:

    Traci, Centre, Isa 54:13 NIV, All your children will be taught by The Lord, and great will be their peace.

  27. 6827
    Ros Rock says:

    Ros from Colbert, Ga
    I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, Eph.3:16 (NIV84)

  28. 6828
    Maureen says:

    Maureen, Acton, MA
    Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins;
    Let them not rule over me;
    Then I will be blameless,
    And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.
    Psalm 19:13 (NASB)

  29. 6829
    cari batch says:

    Romans 2:4, Gods kindness is meant to lead you to repentance.

  30. 6830
    Sheila Miller says:

    Sheila from Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
    “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way just as we are. Yet He did not sin.” Hebrews 4:15 NIV

  31. 6831
    Kimberly says:

    Colossians 3:17 NIV

    And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

  32. 6832
    Angela says:

    Isaiah 54:13 NIV
    All your children will be taught by the Lord,and great will be their peace.

  33. 6833
    Pamela Williams says:

    Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:15-16

  34. 6834
    Amanda Torbert says:

    Amanda from Crawford, TX:
    And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:19 NIV

  35. 6835
    Melinda says:

    Melinda, Cheney

    May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

    2 Thes 3:5 (NIV)

  36. 6836
    Heidi says:

    Heidi in Round Rock, TX

    “…the god we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

    Daniel 3:17-18 NIV

  37. 6837
    Loren Hudson Rincon, GA says:

    God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, (Psalm 46:1, 2 NIV)

  38. 6838
    Donnalyn McLean says:

    Donnalyn from Lewisville, TX
    Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get
    wisdom. And in all your getting get understanding.
    Prov 4:7 NKJV

  39. 6839
    Teresa says:

    Teresa from Spokane:
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Phil 4:8 (NIV)

  40. 6840
    Michelle Stevens says:

    Michelle, Eucha, OK
    Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted among the earth! Psalm 46:10

  41. 6841
    Lisa says:

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

  42. 6842
    Erin - Greenville, SC says:

    “Teach me your way O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; write my heart to fear your name.” – Psalm 86:11 (ESV)

  43. 6843
    Rachelle says:

    Rachelle – Cedar Park, TX. Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fool suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20 (NIV)

  44. 6844
    Kathy eustis says:

    Kathy from St. Pete, FL: I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! Psalm 139:7 NLT

  45. 6845
    Rebecca Harrison says:

    Rebecca, Greenville, SC

    “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
    Psalm 91:1. NASB

  46. 6846
    MeLis - Moorpark, CA says:

    Galatians 5:1
    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. stand firm, then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

  47. 6847
    Mary Ellen says:

    Mary Ellen, Barboursville
    Your Word is a lamp to guide my feet, and a light for my path. Ps. 119:105 (NLT)

  48. 6848
    Teresa says:

    Teresa (Jackson, TN)

    continued from last time

    … filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God.

    Phil 1:11 (NIV)

  49. 6849
    Lori E. Crawfordsville, IN says:

    Psalms 62:8 NIV
    Trust in Him at all times, O People; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

  50. 6850
    Hana Parr says:

    Hana – Gold Coast, Australia: ‘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, pleasing and perfect will.’
    Rom 12:2(NIV)

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