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. 6951
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, San Antonio TX, John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. NIV

  2. 6952
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Parrish, FL:
    Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
    Proverbs 4:23 NAS

  3. 6953
    Sheila says:

    Sheila – Rosharon, TX
    “For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.” 1 Thess. 5:5 NLT

  4. 6954
    Annie from Lakewood says:

    Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege, where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

    Romans 5:2 (NLT)
    Verse 3

  5. 6955
    Libby says:

    Dallas, Texas

    Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
    whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
    As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
    they make it a place of springs;
    the autumn rains also cover it with pools.[d]
    They go from strength to strength,
    till each appears before God in Zion.
    Psalm 84:5-7 NIV

  6. 6956
    Lori says:

    Lori, Centralia WA
    “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
    1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV

  7. 6957
    Angie W. says:

    Angie W.- Houston, TX

    ‘No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ Romans 8:37-39 ESV

  8. 6958
    Becky says:

    Becky, Ga
    I said to The Lord, ” You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”
    Psalm 16:2 NIV

  9. 6959
    Angie says:

    Ok, doing a little catch up here – was not going to do the memory team this year, however, have been strongly convicted that I NEED this.

    Phil 4:6 AMP
    Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (defnite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

    Phil 4: 19 AMP
    And my God will liberally supply (full to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

  10. 6960
    Heather McNett says:

    Vicksburg, MI

    “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

  11. 6961
    Jacque says:

    Chesnee, Sc Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angred, it keeps no record of wrongs.
    1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV

  12. 6962
    Susan Cook says:

    Susan Cook
    Leander, Texas
    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Gal. 5: 22-23 (NIV)

  13. 6963
    Linda L says:

    1 Cor. 6:19-20(msg)
    Or didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squaundering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works! So let people see God in and through your body.

  14. 6964
    Heather says:

    Heather, Leawood, Kansas. “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 (NIV).

  15. 6965
    Jen - Wisconsin says:

    “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my diciples.”
    John 15:8 NIV

  16. 6966
    Elisabeth says:

    Elisabeth, Houston:
    “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live.”
    John 11:25 (ESV)

  17. 6967
    Hannah Hartman says:

    Hannah from Damascus, MD
    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
    Galatians 5:22-23 (NASB)

  18. 6968
    Sarah, Anna & Janie Phillips says:

    Bartlesville, OK
    Matthew 6:19 – 21 NIV
    Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 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.

  19. 6969
    Laurie says:

    “Trust in the LORD always for the LORD GOD is the eternal rock.”
    Isaiah 26:4 NLV

  20. 6970
    Tamara says:

    Prov 30:7-9

    7 “Two things I ask of you, Lord;
    do not refuse me before I die:
    8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
    give me neither poverty nor riches,
    but give me only my daily bread.
    9 Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
    and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’
    Or I may become poor and steal,
    and so dishonor the name of my God.

  21. 6971
    Alison says:

    Alison, Richmond, VA
    The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10: 4 (NIV)

  22. 6972
    Marion says:

    Royse City, TX

    Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV 1984)

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  23. 6973
    Pamela Mendoza says:

    Pam Mendoza
    Cypress, CA
    Psalm 40:8 NIV
    I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.

  24. 6974
    shannon Costanzo says:

    Shannon Costanzo Kissimmee, Florida
    He said to her “Daughter your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering” Mark 5:34 (NIV)

  25. 6975
    Diana says:

    Diana, Cincinnati,Ohio, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” Proverbs 30:5 KJV

  26. 6976
    Dana says:

    Dana, Spring Hill. 1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

  27. 6977
    Glenna from Jackson, OH says:

    For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. Romans 12:3 KJV

  28. 6978
    Stacie Gerathy says:

    Psalm 139:3 NIV

    You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.


    Livonia, Mi

  29. 6979
    Bretta says:

    Bretta, Melissa Tx
    “yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” Habakkuk 3:18 (NIV 84)

  30. 6980
    Hayley says:

    Hayley–Corpus Christi, TX

    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
    Romans 6:23 (NIV)

  31. 6981
    Carol N. says:

    1 Corinthians 1:20-21 KJV
    “Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
    v 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

  32. 6982
    Jessie. Lubbock, Tx says:

    1Corinthiams 4:20
    For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. NIV

  33. 6983
    Holly says:

    Holly, Rome, GA
    But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord. Romans 8:37-39 NASB

  34. 6984
    Jan Parker says:

    Jan Parker, Louisville, KY

    Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you;
    He will NEVER let the righteous fall.

    Psalm 55:22 NIV

  35. 6985
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Fort Worth, TX NASB
    Just realized I’ve memorized it these 2 weeks but never posted it. I guess this will be good practice to type it without looking.

    Romans 8:3-4
    For what the law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did; sending His own son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh in order that the requirements of the law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

  36. 6986
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Edmond, OK

    Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
    Ephesians 3:20-21 (ESV)

  37. 6987
    Mary Beth says:

    Mary Beth, Blairsville, GA

    Trust in him at all times, O people,
    pour out your hearts to him,
    for God is our refuge.
    Psalm 62:8 NIV

  38. 6988
    Kara says:

    kara from bethany, ok “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.” 2 peter 1:3 ESV

  39. 6989
    Kelli says:

    blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
    Luke 1:45(ESV)
    Kelli, nashville

  40. 6990
    Laurie S says:

    BC, Canada
    Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV
    11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

  41. 6991
    Kelly says:

    My goal is to be more diligent after this and not get in so late!

    Kelly, Centralia, WA
    Isaiah 61:2 “To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn”

  42. 6992
    Cara says:

    Cara, Dublin, Ireland

    “I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.” John 17:14 (NIV)

  43. 6993
    Kristen says:

    Kristen Spring Hill, TN

    Philippians 4:13

    I can do everything through him who gives me strength. NIV

  44. 6994
    Katie, Macon, GA says:

    James 1:3
    “Knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.” NAS

  45. 6995
    Ginger says:

    Ginger from Vinton,LA
    Ephesians 6:10. KJV
    Finally, my brethren, be strong in The Lord and in the power of His might.

  46. 6996
    Sue Caruso says:

     “Yet I hold this against you; You have forsaken your first love,” (Revelation 2:4 NIV).  

  47. 6997
    Traci Hamilton says:

    Traci from Acworth, GA
    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
    2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV

  48. 6998
    Cynthia Singleton says:

    Cynthia Singleton- Aynor,SC
    The LORD is for me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 118:6 HCSB

  49. 6999
    L'Tonya says:

    L’Tonya. Kentucky. Psalms 119: 37 “Turn my eyes away from worthless thing; preserve my life according to your Lord.” Oh I am pray that he would do this verse for each of us were we stand in need. Amen

  50. 7000
    Robin Kelly says:

    “Set a guard over my mouth , O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.”

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