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. 7051
    Elda says:

    From Holland, MI.
    Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31, 32

  2. 7052
    Elda says:

    From Holland, MI.
    Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31, 32 T

  3. 7053
    Christina says:

    Christina – Edgewood, KY

    Psalm 37:8 ESV

    Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

  4. 7054
    nancy says:

    Nancy from Birmingham, AL

    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    Proverbs 15:1 NIV

  5. 7055
    Hannah mcduffie says:

    Hannah McDuffie spring hill tn
    Isaiah 55: 8&9 NIV
    For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are my ways your ways, declares The Lord. As the heavens are higher then the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

  6. 7056
    Joy says:

    Joy S, Springfield (OH)

    Col 1:9-12 (NIV)
    9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
    10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,
    11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully
    12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.

  7. 7057
    Amber Barrows says:

    Amber Barrows from Roanoke, Texas
    Ephesians 4:29 NIV
    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.

  8. 7058
    Debbie Proebsting says:

    Debbie, St. Charles, MO
    “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2 NIV

  9. 7059
    Rachel Arnold says:

    Rachel A; Lander,WY
    “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. NIV

  10. 7060
    Hellena says:

    Hellena, Pittsburgh, pa

    And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. (NLT) ( Hebrews 11:6 )

    My hubs and I are going through a rough time financially. Lately I keep asking God Why we are going through all of this. When really if I truely believe in him, then I need to have FAITH that there is reason for this bad season. Not to question him, but to lean on him.

  11. 7061
    Missie of saint Joseph, MO says:

    Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. (Micah 7:18 NIV)

  12. 7062
    Rhonda says:

    rhonda. Jackson MO. 1John4:7 NKJV Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. (I John 4:7 NKJV)

  13. 7063
    Tammy Goodwin says:

    Tammy from Fort Myers, Florida: Proverbs 1:33 HCSB “But whoever listens to me will live securely and be free from the fear of danger.”

  14. 7064
    Kathy says:

    Carrollton, Al

    Acts 17:26 NIV

    From one man He made every nation of men that they shoudl inhabit the whole earth, and he dtermined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.

  15. 7065
    Jeantelle says:

    Jeantelle, Lafayette LA

    I Love those who love me and those who seek me find me.

    Prov 8:17 NIV

  16. 7066
    Kim says:

    Kim – Panama City, FL

    Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Job 22:21 NIV

  17. 7067

    Michelle Bentham Watauga, TX

    The person who trusts in me will not only do what I’m doing, but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving you the same work to do that I’ve been doing. ~ John 14:12 MSG

  18. 7068
    CeCe Ray says:

    I was going to do a different one, but then I saw this one in the comments…better fit!

    Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. (Micah 7:18NIV)

  19. 7069
    Kaiva says:

    Kaiva, Chicago

    “You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than receive.'”

    Acts 20:35 NLT

  20. 7070
    Michelle says:

    Michelle from Marietta, GA

    “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!”
    – Luke 1:45 NIV

  21. 7071
    Chris says:

    Chris, Hardeeville, SC
    “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 NIV

  22. 7072
    Jamie says:

    Moore, Oklahoma

    And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
    Romans 12:2

  23. 7073
    Becky says:

    Becky in Highland Village, Tx
    What joy for those you choose to bring near to you, those who live in your holy courts, what joys await those who live in your holy temple. Psalms 65:4

    Woohoo! I’m doing this, I’m doing this!!!! 😉

  24. 7074
    Jodi says:

    From DFW
    …for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10(end) NIV

  25. 7075
    Erin says:

    Erin, Charlotte, NC
    “Be still and know that I Am God.” Psalm 46:10

  26. 7076
    becky says:

    Becky from Colorado

    Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. Colossians 4:2-4, ESV.

  27. 7077
    Karie Cowden says:

    Karie-Phoenix Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

    Colossians 3:23

  28. 7078
    Janese says:

    Janese – Green Valley, IL
    Psalm 13: 5-6 NIV

    5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
    6 I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.

  29. 7079
    Cassie says:

    Cassie, Trafalgar IN, Psalm 23:6 NKJ
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all of the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever!

  30. 7080
    Laura says:

    Laura Penny from Brandon, FL

    Proverbs 3:13-14 ESV

    “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than the gain from silver and her profit better than gold.”

  31. 7081
    Lara (Florida) says:

    Phil 4:9
    What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me- practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (ESV)

  32. 7082
    Jennifer says:

    But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33 ESV)

  33. 7083
    Midge, MS says:

    1Corinthians 10:13

    No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

  34. 7084
    Beth says:

    Beth, Johnstown, OH

    “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” Is. 43:18-19 NIV

  35. 7085
    Dana Williams says:

    I’m so late!! Dana from Cimarron, KS. If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11 NIV

  36. 7086
    Natalie says:

    Austin, Tx
    Romans 15:3 NIV
    May the god of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with the hope by the power of the holy spirit.

  37. 7087
    Gail McCabe says:

    Gail, Fort Worth, TX

    But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty fold and sixty fold and a hundredfold.
    Mark 4:20, ESV

  38. 7088
    carri says:

    We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our own lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.

  39. 7089
    Laurie says:

    Laurie- Dripping Springs-But He answered and said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”Matthew 4:4, NASB

  40. 7090
    Sam says:

    Sam, Hanscom AFB, MA

    “My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart
    and my portion forever.”

    Psalm 73:26, NIV

  41. 7091
    Tara Kutner says:

    Tara from Fort Worth,TX

  42. 7092
    Ruthann says:

    Ruthann – Odessa, TX

    Esther 4:11-14 NET
    If you keep quiet at this time, liberation and protection for the Jews will appear from another source, while you and your father’s household perish. It may very well be that you have achieved royal status for such a time as this.

  43. 7093
    Tara Kutner says:

    Tara from Fort Worth,Texas

    Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. – Hebrews 2:18 NIV

  44. 7094
    Elaine says:

    Elaine, Bismarck
    And seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare.
    Jeremiah 29:7 NASB

  45. 7095
    Daisy Roe says:

    2 Corinthians 7:10

    Godly sorrow brings repentance that leaves to salvation and leaves no regret but worldly sorrow brings death.

  46. 7096
    Judy says:

    Judy, Beaumont, CA

    (Late posting due to Hawaiian Cruise 🙂

    Rev. 17:14 NIV

    They will make war against the Lamb but the Lamb will overcome them because He is the Lord of lords and King of kings and with Him will be His called, chosen and faithful followers.

  47. 7097
    Angie Call says:

    Angie, Belleville. 1 John 4:17 MSG
    “God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us.”

  48. 7098
    Kay says:

    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

  49. 7099
    Merrie says:

    Merrie – Katy, Tx.
    The Lord is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.
    Deuteronomy 31:8

  50. 7100
    Andrea Troyer says:

    Andrea Dublin, OH

    Deuteronomy 3:22 Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you. NIV84

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