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. 7151
    Becky Mechelse says:

    Jesus Chirst is the same yesterday, today and forever

    Hebrews 13:8 NIV

  2. 7152
    Tanya Magers 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)

  3. 7153
    Mary, Fullerton, CA says:

    February 1, 2013 (late)

    “Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.” (Job 42:4, KJV)

  4. 7154
    Marti Magers says:

    Marti, Libertyville, IL

    “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)

  5. 7155
    Mary, Fullerton, CA says:

    February 15, 2013 11:30am

    I will both lay me down in peace, for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.” (Ps 4:8, KJV)

  6. 7156
    Cindy Horner, Collierville, TN says:

    Now unto Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20 NIV

  7. 7157
    megan cunningham says:

    MEGAN, Colorado Springs, CO
    James 4:10 NIV

    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.

  8. 7158
    Briana says:

    Bri from Visalia, CA
    “You see when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do.” -Psalm 139:3 (NLT)

  9. 7159
    Morgan DeClue says:

    Morgan – Bolivar, MO

    “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”

    Colossians 3:2

  10. 7160
    Lynn Masterman says:

    Lynn from Alpharetta, GA:

    For with God nothing will be impossible. Luke 1:37 NKJV

  11. 7161
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Mount Pleasant, SC
    Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)
    The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

  12. 7162
    Melissa Lopez says:

    Melissa…Goshen, KY

    Then Jesus said to him,”Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘You are to worship the LORD your God and serve only him.'” Then the devil left him, and angels came and began ministering to his needs. Matthew 4:10-11 (NET)

  13. 7163
    Renee says:

    “Everything is possible for those who believe.”
    Mark 9:23 NIV

  14. 7164
    Diana says:

    I John 3:18 KJV “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.”

  15. 7165
    Lynn (Sandy Springs, GA) says:

    By enduring all of these things, you will find not loss but gain–not death but authentic life. Luke 21:19 The Voice

  16. 7166
    Tara says:

    Tara from Hot Springs
    For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7 NIV)

  17. 7167
    Marilyn Brown says:

    Marilyn, Albuquerque, NM

    My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.


  18. 7168
    Jen H., Houston says:

    Isaiah 30:15 MSG
    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.

  19. 7169
    Jinga says:

    Jinga, West Palm Beach

    Psalm 27:14 NIV
    The Lord is my light and salvation, whom shall I fear.

  20. 7170
    Rey says:

    Rey from Charlotte, NC

    Romans 12:2
    Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him. (CEV)

  21. 7171
    melody says:

    Melody, Cheyenne,2 I will be glad and rejoice in you;
    I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. Psalm 9:2

  22. 7172
    Jill Keske says:

    Hebrews 5:16
    “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” NIV

  23. 7173
    Rebecca Grogan says:

    Rebecca Grogan, Jacksonville, Alabama-“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

  24. 7174
    Rebecca Grogan says:

    Rebecca Jacksonville, Alabama-“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

  25. 7175
    Val says:

    Val, Stoughton, WI
    Psalm 120:1 (NLT)

    “I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to Him and He answered my prayer.”

  26. 7176
    Linda says:

    Linda, Lufkin

    John 14:26 NIV
    “But the Advocate, 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.”

  27. 7177
    Jennifer Ruttan says:

    Fishers Indiana
    Psalm 119:10-11 I seek You with all my heart: do not let me stray from Your commands. I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You. NIV

  28. 7178

    Anderson, SC

    Phil 1:12 (ESV) – I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.

  29. 7179
    Sarah p. says:

    Sarah P., martinsburg,WV (sorry so late) 1thessalonians 5:16-18 “rejoice always.Pray without ceassing. In all things give thanks for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus..” NKJV

  30. 7180
    Rebecca says:

    Carrollton, TX
    It is good to praise the Lord
    And make music to your name, O Most High,
    Proclaiming your love in the morning
    And your faithfulness at night.
    Psalm 92:1-2 NIV

  31. 7181
    Heather says:

    Heather, Greenfield, IN
    bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.

  32. 7182
    Karen says:

    The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

  33. 7183
    Karen says:

    The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Zeph 3:17 ASV

  34. 7184
    emily says:

    Emily Lacy
    Cypress, Texas

    My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
    Psalm 73:26 NASB

  35. 7185
    Adrienne says:

    1 Peter 4:10
    Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

    Adrienne M.

  36. 7186
    Bethany Brown says:

    Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. (2 Peter 1:2 NIV) Bethany Brown Niles,MI

  37. 7187
    Julie says:

    Julie from Boyertown
    Colossians 1:12: “giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.” NKJV

  38. 7188
    Melanie Stuart says:

    “For He orders His angels to protect you and keep you from harm. They will hold you with their hands and keep you from harm ” Psalm 91:11,12

  39. 7189
    Cynthia Hoke (Lubbock, TX) says:

    Jeremiah 31:25 “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” NIV

  40. 7190
    Jennifer says:

    “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself.” Philippians 2:3

  41. 7191
    Gretchen says:

    Gretchen from Burns, TN. Psalm 95:2-3, HCSB: “Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout triumphantly to Him in song. For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods.”

  42. 7192
    Marva says:

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

  43. 7193
    Candias says:

    Colossians 4:23-24 NIV Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

  44. 7194
    heather madison says:

    Heather of Owasso, OK.

    I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of you understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us believe, according to the working of His mighty power.
    Ephesians 1:17-19 NKJV

  45. 7195
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany, Greensboro, North Carolina
    James 1:4 NIV
    “Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

  46. 7196
    Christina H. Riverside, Ca says:

    Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.
    Exodus 4:12 (ESV)

  47. 7197
    Debbie B. says:

    Debbie B.
    Norman, Ok
    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)

  48. 7198
    Verna says:

    from Berea, KY

    You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn turn north.
    Deuteronomy 2:3 NIV

  49. 7199
    Stacey says:

    Stacey, Magnolia, The Lord works righteous and justice for all the oppressed. Psalm 103:6 NIV

  50. 7200
    Sharron Steele says:

    Sharron Hartselle, Al

    Hebrews 4:12 NIV

    For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any ouble-edeged sword. It penetrates even to ddividing soul and spirit; joints and marrow. It judge the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

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