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. 6851
    Andrea says:

    Andrea from Gardendale
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. John 1:1-5 NIV

  2. 6852
    Tammy Elrod says:

    Tammy Elrod, Mechanicsville, VA

    All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

    2 Timothy 3:16 KJV

  3. 6853
    Sandi, Winnipeg says:

    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

  4. 6854
    Kourtney Cooper says:

    Kourtney from Bryan/College Station, TX

    “Call on me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things you do not know.”

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      Kourtney Cooper says:

      Kourtney from Bryan/College Station, TX

      “Call on me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things you do not know.”

      Jeremiah 33:3

  5. 6855
    liz says:

    Isaiah 41:13
    New International Version (NIV)
    13 For I am the Lord your God
    who takes hold of your right hand
    and says to you, Do not fear;
    I will help you.
    liz gladstone ot

  6. 6856
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Franklin, TN
    Psalm 27:14. NIV
    Wait on the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait on the Lord.

  7. 6857

    Arlington, VA

    “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
    Luke 1:45

  8. 6858
    Myra H says:

    Myra H, St. Louis.
    “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.” Phillipians 4:6-7 (NKJV)

  9. 6859
    Kelly S. says:

    Atlanta, GA

    Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

    1 Corinthians 13:6

    New International Version (NIV)

  10. 6860
    Ivy says:

    Ivy, Dallas, TX

    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.

  11. 6861
    Shellye Sparks Queen City, TX says:

    1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV

    No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

  12. 6862
    Rachel says:

    Blessed is he who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water, that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes, its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:8

  13. 6863
    Twyla says:

    Twyla, Lubbock, TX
    “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”
    -Proverbs 16:9 (NIV84)

  14. 6864
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl Adams
    Hephzibah, Ga.

    My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak & slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
    James 1:19-20 NIV

  15. 6865
    Jina Patton says:

    Jina Patton Leawood, KS

    “Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me”.

    Matt. 11:6 (NIV)

  16. 6866
    Natalie from Lexington, KY says:

    But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
    John 14:26 NIV 84

  17. 6867
    Gloria Johnson says:

    From Chisholm MN
    For He has rescued us from the
    Dominion of darkness and brought us into
    The kingdom of the Son He lives, in whom
    We have redemption, the firgiveness of sins
    Colossians 1:13-14. NIV

  18. 6868
    Tina says:

    Tina, Odessa, TX

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

    Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

  19. 6869
    Bonnie Vollmering says:

    It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. Psalms 118:8

    Look to The Lord and his strength, seek his face always. Psalms 105:4

  20. 6870

    Kristen, Largo, FL Psalm 34:20 NLT “For the Lord protects them from harm. Not one of their bones will be broken! “

  21. 6871
    Missy says:

    Missy from Chicago

    “Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitful ness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.”

    Mark 4:18-19 (NIV)

  22. 6872
    Connie G says:

    Freeland, MI 14 You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it undar a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16 NIV

  23. 6873
    Marlene says:

    Marlene, Harleysville, PA
    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8 NIV

  24. 6874
    Krista says:

    He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. NIV Psalm 18:19

    Krista Keefe, Tomball, TX

  25. 6875
    Deborah says:

    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things; sufficient for the the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34 New King James

  26. 6876
    kary says:

    Kary, Toledo, Oh

    Psalm 105:4 (NIV)
    Look to the Lord and his strength, seek his face always.

  27. 6877
    Heather Smith says:

    Heather Smith
    Visalia, CA

    A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

    Proverbs 17:22 NIV

    Just finished chemo #2 of 6, shaved my head last weekend….still smiling!!

  28. 6878
    Jerana says:

    Rancho Palos Verdes. California

    Psalm 77:12

    I will reflect on all you have done and meditate on Your actions.

  29. 6879
    Mischia says:

    Mischia, Morganton, NC

    Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19 (NLT)

  30. 6880
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay, Greenwood, IN

    Do not merely listen to the word and so decieve yourselves. Do what it says.
    James 1:22 NIV

  31. 6881
    Jill says:

    Jill: Rochester, MI

    “Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. It is He who changes the times and epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding. It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him. To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise…”

    Daniel 2:0-23a

  32. 6882
    Jana says:

    Jana, Quitaque, Texas

    This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:22-24 NIV

  33. 6883
    MaryAnn Waltz says:

    MaryAnn, Cincinnati, Ohio

    “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” John 15:7-8 NIV

  34. 6884
    Angie Owens says:

    Angie, Rossville, GA

    “That’s plain enough, isn’t it? You’re no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here”

    Ephesians 2:19-20

  35. 6885
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, Overland Park, KS
    1 Cor. 12:27 (Message) You are Christ’s body – that’s who you are! You must never forget this. Only as you accept your part of that body does your “part” mean anything.

  36. 6886
    Sandie Faber says:

    Sandie ~ Richmond, VA
    “The Lord is far from the wicked,
    But He hears the prayer of the righteous.”
    Proverbs 15:29 NKJV

  37. 6887
    Holly K says:

    Holly from Muscle Shoals, AL: Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord until He comes to rain righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12, NASB

  38. 6888
    Ivy Morrison says:

    Ivy Morrison
    Willis, TX

    1 Corinthians 13:1 (MSG)
    “If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.”

  39. 6889
    Camille Hamlin says:

    Camille Hamlin of Bothell, WA
    “Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.”
    ~Proverbs 3:6 (The Message)

    Also learning the NIV 1984 version-Proverbs 3:5-6:
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

  40. 6890
    Elisa Morrison says:

    Elisa from Columbus, TX

    “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.

    Proverbs 4:23-24 (NIV)

  41. 6891
    Abby Kinslow says:

    Abby from Columbus,TX

    “I will praise you,for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well.”
    Psalm 139:14

  42. 6892
    Emma says:

    Emma, Shawnee, KS

    Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil
    – Ephesians 5:15-16 TNIV

  43. 6893
    Kim Parker says:

    ” For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 NIV
    Kim – Arcadia, CA

  44. 6894
    Robbi Schleicher says:

    Robbi Schleicher, Glen Allen, VA
    “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
    Matthew 18:20 NIV

  45. 6895
    Kalika West says:

    Kalika, Rochester, NY “[The Lord says,] “I want to see a mighty flood of justice, and endless river of righteous living.” Amos 5:24 NLT

  46. 6896
    Laurel West says:

    Laurel, Rochester, NY “But let justice roll down like waters; and righteousness like an everflowing stream.” Amos 5:24 ESV

  47. 6897
    Lorrie says:

    Lorrie, Chattanooga

    Now then, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes!
    1 Samuel 12:16 (NIV)

  48. 6898
    Kristin Gray says:

    Kristin Gray, Clawson, MI

    “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8, ESV

  49. 6899
    Jane Wheeler La Junta Colorado says:

    1 John 1:3

    “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.”

    1 John 1:3 NIV

  50. 6900
    Jennifer W says:

    Jennifer W
    Birmingham, AL

    I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 NIV

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