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. 651
    Darla says:

    Darla, Pittsburgh.
    “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My loving kindness will not be removed from you, and My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” says the Lord who has compassion on you.

  2. 652
    Soni says:

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

  3. 653
    Danielle Spataro says:

    Danielle from Cedar Park, TX

    For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time – to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.

    2 Tim. 1:9 (NLT)

  4. 654
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Albuquerque:

    The crucible is for silver,
    and the furnace is for gold,
    And the LORD tests hearts.

    Proverbs 17:3, ESV

  5. 655
    Ginny, Denver says:

    But you, who are you to judge your neighbor?
    James 4:12 NIV

  6. 656
    Gail says:

    Gail, Phoenix

    I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. Psalm 16:8 (NLT)

  7. 657
    Suzanne in RI says:

    Suzanne Bailey, Harrisville, RI
    On the glorious splendor of your majesty and on your wonderful works will I meditate.
    Psalm 145:5 NASB

  8. 658
    Amy Dickerson says:

    Amy, Chattanooga, TN. The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands. Proverbs 14: 1, NKJV

  9. 659
    Heather Olsen says:

    Heather, Colorado Springs
    You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says “Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness” and he was called God’s friend.
    James 2:22-23 (NIV)

  10. 660
    Brandi Rennemeyer says:

    Brandi, Windsor, Colorado.
    If you search for good, you will find favor; but if you search for evil, it will find you. Prov. 11:27 (NIV)

  11. 661
    Angie B. says:

    Hartland, WI

    “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)

  12. 662
    Beth says:

    Beth, Louisville. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you! 1 Thes 5:18 KJV

  13. 663
    Marie says:

    Phil. 4:6-7 (NIV)

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  14. 664
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Augusta, GA
    Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.
    Psalm 61:1-3, NIV

  15. 665
    Beth says:

    Now may out Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. 2 Thes 2:16-17

  16. 666
    Erica T. says:

    Erica Austin,TX
    “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
    Matt 6:20-21 NIV

  17. 667
    Sherry says:

    Indianapolis, IN
    Isaiah 30:15 The Message

    “God, the Master, The Holy of Israel,
    has this solemn counsel:
    “Your salvation requires you to turn back to me
    and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves.
    Your strength will come from settling down
    in complete dependence on me—
    The very thing
    you’ve been unwilling to do.”

  18. 668
    beckyjomama says:

    Becky Jo
    Chesterfield MI

    Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
    James 3:13-18 ESV

    (and that would be THREE chapters of James down, baby!!)

  19. 669
    Candace says:

    Jefferson City, TN
    Phil.4:8 NIV
    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.

  20. 670
    Anne says:

    Anne, Minneapolis
    Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Psalm 105:1, NIV

  21. 671
    Bonnie says:

    Schuylkill Haven, PA
    2 Corinthians 4:16 NIV
    Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

  22. 672
    Sherry says:

    Sherry from Winston-Salem,
    I will make with them an everlasting covenant:
    I will never turn away from doing good to them, and I will put fear of Me in their hearts so they will never again turn away from Me. Jeremiah 32:40 HSCB

  23. 673
    Justine from Littleton, CO says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.

    Proverbs 3:5 (ESV)

  24. 674
    Tanya in Alabama says:

    Tanya, Killen. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV)

  25. 675
    Karen says:

    Karen, Clarksville. “Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, overflowing with gratitude.” Colossians 2:6-7 HCSB

  26. 676
    Elvira says:

    Elvira, Grande Prairie, Alberta
    Isaiah 30:18. NIV
    ” Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you,
    He rises to show you compassion,
    For the Lord is a God of justice,
    Blessed are all who wait for him.”

  27. 677
    Katie Cain says:

    Katie, Biloxi
    So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
    Galatians 5:16 NIV

  28. 678
    Gretchen Heilmann says:

    Gretchen, Gahanna, Ohio–“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10 NIV

  29. 679
    Joey Lynn says:

    Joey Lynn Watt, Las Vegas, NV

    Isaiah 30:15
    Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
    15 For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said:
    “You will be delivered by returning and resting;
    your strength will lie in quiet confidence.
    But you are not willing.”

  30. 680
    Mary Ann says:

    Mary Ann, Columbia, John 16:33 (NIV) I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

  31. 681
    Laura Mt. Pulaski,IL says:

    Psalm 100:3 NIV
    Know that The Lord is God. It is he who made us,and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

  32. 682
    Dawn Rowden says:

    Dawn Rowden, Astoria Oregon, My bothers and sisters,beleivers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. James 2:1(NIV)

  33. 683
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany, Summerville
    Psalm 46:10 NIV
    He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

  34. 684
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Nashville Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. Proverbs 21:23 ESV

  35. 685
    Jami Horne says:

    Jami, Valley Grande,AL
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares The Lord ” plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  36. 686
    Beth says:


    “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.”

    3 John 1:4(NASB)

  37. 687
    Susie says:

    The Sunshine State

    And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28 NKJV)

  38. 688
    Wendy from Sykesville, MD says:

    “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the Heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts” Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT

  39. 689
    Maren says:

    Maren from Dallas, TX

    Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. ” – John 4:34 ESV

  40. 690
    Cindy says:

    Port Neches
    “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)

  41. 691
    fuzzytop says:

    Jasper, TN

    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”

    Colossians 3:23 NIV

  42. 692
    Kim says:

    Kim from Tuscaloosa, AL
    Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.
    Joel 1:14 (NIV)

  43. 693
    Kathleen Stinson says:

    Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life Proverbs 4:23

  44. 694
    Patti Walker says:

    Patti, Shalimar, Florida; But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. James 3:17 NLT

  45. 695
    Patti says:

    Patti, Phoenix AZ
    Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.
    Luke 24:45 NIV

  46. 696
    Judy from Clarks Hill says:

    James 1:5 NIV If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

    My word for this year is discernment and this verse encourages me.

  47. 697
    Janet says:

    Janet, Vine Grove, KY

    Now godliness with contentment is great gain.

    1 Timothy 6:6 NKJV

  48. 698
    Cathy DeGraffenreid says:

    Cathy DeGraffenreid, Osage Beach, MO

    “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteousness right hand.”
    Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

  49. 699
    Kellye Welch says:

    Kellye, Las Vegas. Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions. Psalm 119:18(NLT)

  50. 700
    kristi says:

    Kristi,Bartlesville: “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

    • 700.1
      kristi says:

      Kristi,Bartlesville: “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
      2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)
      I needed to catch up on verses

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