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. 7001
    DeLynn says:

    Rocky Face, GA
    Romans 13:14-NIV

    Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.

  2. 7002
    Carissa says:

    Carissa, Benton, AR. “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 ESV

  3. 7003
    Lori says:

    Lori from Riverside: “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord.” Zechariah 4:6

  4. 7004
    Lori says:

    Lori from Riverside: “So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6 (NIV)

  5. 7005
    Mellissa says:

    Mellissa, Houston, TX

    5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    And lean not on your own understanding;
    6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    And He shall direct[a] your paths.

    Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

  6. 7006
    Mandy Helm says:

    Waco, TX

    No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    Romans 8:37-39 (NIV)

  7. 7007
    Sandra says:

    Round Rock, TX – “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (ESV)

  8. 7008
    Lori says:

    Lori, Richmond, VA

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 NIV

  9. 7009
    Sherry F says:

    Sherry, Murray, KY
    But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise up with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.
    Malachi 4:2 NLT

  10. 7010
    Robin says:

    Robin from Bradenton, Fl Ephesians 4:29 Do not ket any unwholesome tak come out of your mouths but only what is useful for building others up according to their needs thatnit may benefit those who listen.

  11. 7011
    Monica Dobbins says:

    Monica, Okinawa

    “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord , And whose hope is the Lord . (Jeremiah 17:7 NKJV)

  12. 7012
    Bailey says:

    Fo as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
    Proverbs 23:7 NKJ

  13. 7013
    Debbie Jolley says:

    Debbie Jolley
    Fuquay-Varina, NC

    “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

    1 John 1:9 (NKJV)

  14. 7014
    Mardi Yeary says:

    Mardi- Bakersfield, CA “All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your ohildren.” Isaiah 54:13 ESV

  15. 7015
    Sarah Mattingly says:

    Sarah, Dry Ridge, Kentucky, God told them, “I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love and more love!” Jeremiah 31:3 MSG

  16. 7016
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie – Tampa, FL
    yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakuk 3:18 NIV

  17. 7017
    Donalene says:

    Columbus, Ohio

    Matthew 6 14-15
    For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your father will not forgive your sins.

  18. 7018
    Charlene Neuman says:

    Charlene, Waterloo, ON
    O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do…Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me.
    Psalm 71:17, 18b, NLT

  19. 7019
    Leah Pease says:

    Leah – Kansas City, MO
    As all of us reflect the Lord’s glory with faces that are not covered with veils, we are being changed into his image with ever-increasing glory. This comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthinas 2:3 GWT

  20. 7020
    Dinah says:

    Sandy Hook

    And the Lord said unto Moses, Whoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. Ex 32:33 KJV

  21. 7021
    Lisa H says:

    Lisa, Ozark, MO

    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 a hope and a future.

    Jeremiah 29:11

  22. 7022
    Karen Barrows says:

    Karen Barrows
    Naples, Fl

    “You’re going to wear yourself out-and the people, too. This job is too heavy a burden for you to handle all by yourself.”

    Exodus 18:18

  23. 7023
    Achara says:

    Achara, Jacksonville “God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children.” Romans 8:16 MSG

  24. 7024
    Kim says:

    Kim from Georgetown, KY
    Proverbs 16:33 NKJV
    The lot is cast into the lap,
    But its every decision is from the Lord.

  25. 7025
    Saun says:

    “Who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you
    did not.”

    1 Corinthians 4:7 NIV

  26. 7026
    Tonya B says:

    Tonya B Daphne AL “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one” Eph 6:16 NIV

  27. 7027
    Paola says:

    D0 you not know?
    Have you not heard?
    The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
    He will not grow tired or weary,
    and His understanding no one can fathom.
    Isaiah 40:28 (ESV)

  28. 7028
    Courtney says:

    Courtney, North Aurora, IL

    Proverbs 31:15

    She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family.

  29. 7029
    Crystal says:

    Crystal, Shelby, nc

    If you then have been raised with Christ , seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are above the earth. For you have died and your life is hidden in Christ with God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you will also appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4

  30. 7030
    Lisa Sams says:

    Lisa S, Plano TX
    The mind of a man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.
    Proverbs 16:9 NASB

  31. 7031
    Hannah Waltz says:

    Hannah W

    Milford, OH

    I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:13 NKJV

  32. 7032
    karina allen says:

    Karina Allen
    Baton Rouge
    “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him.”

    Lamentations 3:25

  33. 7033
    Sue says:

    Sue, Carmel, IN
    Psalm 145:4
    “One generation will commend your works to another.
    They will tell of your mighty acts.”

  34. 7034
    Dawn Deare says:

    Dawn, lafayette LA
    Acts 3:19 NIV
    Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from The Lord

  35. 7035
    Anastasia Olson says:

    Aunt Moo Cochranton, PA
    James 3:6
    6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. (NIV)

  36. 7036
    Kristina | Houston, TX says:

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 NIV

  37. 7037
    Wanda Goode says:

    Wanda, from Houston, “We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” I John 3:16

  38. 7038
    shannon michaelis says:

    But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having fa righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— Philippians 3:7-9. Shannon Michaelis. Houston, Tx.

  39. 7039
    Diane Willson says:

    Diane -Niskayuna, NY
    Do not conform 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. Romans 12:2 NIV

  40. 7040
    Kristin says:

    Columbia, MO

    For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

    Romans 14:7

  41. 7041
    Maryann says:

    Maryann, Norwood,MA, ” Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 NIV

  42. 7042
    sally says:

    Sally, atlanta

    Habakkuk 3:19 NLT

    The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.

  43. 7043
    Caitlin says:

    Caitlin, Marion, Ky

    Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.
    1 Peter 5:7 NLT

  44. 7044
    Ann says:

    Ann, Cataula, GA
    Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. Hebrews 10:35, NKJV

  45. 7045
    Allie says:

    Allie, south pasadena ca

    And my God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 nrsv

  46. 7046
    Joanna G says:

    Houston, TX

    The Lord’s Vineyard
    2 On that day sing about a desirable vineyard:3 I, Yahweh, watch over it;I water it regularly.I guard it night and day
    so that no one disturbs it. Isaiah 27:2-3 (HCSB)

  47. 7047
    Zani says:

    Zani Grové, Capetown, SA.

    Jeremiah 15:16
    “When your words came, I ate them;
    they were my joy and my heart’s delight,
    for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.” NIV

  48. 7048
    Kendi Smith says:

    Kendi Smith, Texas

    “Do everything without complaining or arguing so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation in which you shine like stars in the universe.”

    Philippians 2:14-15 NIV

  49. 7049

    Kelly Bullock
    Clarksville, TN
    Ex 31:15 NLT
    You have six days each week to complete your ordinary work. But the seventh day must be a Sabbath day of complete rest. A holy day dedicated to the Lord. Anyone who works on the Sabbath must be put to death.

  50. 7050
    Linda says:

    I, James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings

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