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. 7201
    Carissa says:

    Carissa, Silver Lake…..And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Rev. 12:11 NKJV

  2. 7202
    Trish Worster says:

    Trish, Dublin, Ohio

    Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in light of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is is true worship.

    Romans 12:1 TNIV

  3. 7203
    Sandie Faber says:

    Sandie ~ Richmond, VA
    “She opens her mouth with wisdom,
    And on her tongue is the law of kindness”
    Proverbs 31:26 NKJV

  4. 7204
    Gretchen says:

    11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:11-12

  5. 7205
    Jodi says:

    Jodi, Wisconsin
    NIV Ephesians 1:11
    In him we were also chosen having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.

  6. 7206
    Darlene says:

    Darlene, San Jose, CA
    The Lord is indeed going before you-he will be with you; he will not fail you or abandon you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.
    Deuteronomy 31:8 (NET)

  7. 7207
    Pati says:

    Pati Cheyenne Wy…
    Jeremiah 33:2-3 ESV “Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it–the Lord is His name. Call to Me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

  8. 7208
    Sue from Midland, Tx says:

    3The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence.

  9. 7209
    Brenda says:

    But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. James 3:17-18

  10. 7210
    Sue (Midland, TX) says:

    3 “The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence.” 2 Samuel 22:3 KJV

  11. 7211
    Kathy Lovell says:

    Kathy, Denison, TX
    Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the LORD and shun evil,
    Proverbs 3:7 NIV

  12. 7212
    Rebecca Rush says:

    O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:3

  13. 7213
    Kaitlin - Magnolia, NC says:

    “Yes, though I walk through the valley of he shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
    – Psalm 23:4 ( New King James Version)

  14. 7214
    Leigh Ann says:

    Leigh Ann from Perry, FL
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” ~ Proverbs 3:5&6 (NIV)

  15. 7215
    Diane Barr says:

    Diane Barr Baton Rouge, LA
    NLT 2 Timothy 1:7
    For God has not given me a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.

  16. 7216
    Marion from Perry, FL says:

    Above all love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.

    1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)

  17. 7217
    Laney Larsen says:

    Laney from Tulsa,OK
    Ezekiel 36: 26(ESV)
    “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”

  18. 7218
    Rhonda says:

    His Spirit let’s us know that together with Christ we will be given what God has promised. We will also share in the glory of Christ, because we have suffered with him.
    Romans 8:17

  19. 7219
    Stephanie Warren says:

    Stephanie Warren
    Chesapeake, VA
    “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5 NIV)

  20. 7220
    Luain says:

    catching up 🙂
    Luain, Amarillo, Texas

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

  21. 7221
    Candice Crespo says:

    Candice from Covington Louisiana
    Romans 8:28 NKJV

    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.

  22. 7222
    Emily McLean says:

    Maryville, MO

    “Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

    1 Peter 1:8-9

  23. 7223
    Kathy Iverson says:

    Feb 15, 2013 – Hebrews 4:16
    It Is To
    Let Us Therefore Come Boldly Unto The Throne Of Grace, That We May Obtain Mercy And Find Grace To Help In Time Of Need.

    Heavenly Father What A Joy It Is To Begin Our Daily Talk With You, Opening Our Hearts And Minds And Praying With You. With Our Heads Heads High We Come To In Reverence Oh Lord. Kathy Iverson-Franksville Wisc. 53126

  24. 7224
    Amy Cowand says:

    Amy, The Woodlands, TX ” All your children shallbe taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.” Isaiah 54:13 ESV

  25. 7225
    Holly says:

    Holly, Dallas, TX “In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will– to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the one he loves.”Ephesians 1:5-6 NIV

  26. 7226
    Dawn Wright says:

    Dawn – Bakersfield, CA
    “In that day,” declares the Lord , “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master. ’ (Hosea 2:16 NIV)

  27. 7227
    Carrie Wilson says:

    Auburndale, FL

    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

  28. 7228
    Tracee says:

    Tracee, Morristown, TN

    We are like clay jars in which this treasure is stored. The real power comes from God and not from us. We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up. In times of trouble, God is with us, and when we are knocked down, we get up again. 2 Cor 4:7-9 CEV

  29. 7229
    Renee says:

    Renee from Rural Hall, NC: “All of your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.” Isaiah 54:13

  30. 7230
    Sharon says:

    Sharon Brighton, Colorado

    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Place your trust in the Eternal; rely on Him completely
    never depend on your own ideas and inventions
    Give Him all the credit for everything you accomplish,
    and He will smooth out and straighten the road
    that lies ahead.

    The Voice Bible

  31. 7231
    Danielle Stewart says:

    Leesville, LA
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight.
    Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

  32. 7232
    Nichol says:

    Nichol from Houston, Texas
    “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.” Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  33. 7233
    Carrie says:


    Minneapolis, MN

    I Corinthians 13:8 ESV

    Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

  34. 7234
    Linda from Huffman, Texas says:

    Set a guard, Oh LORD, over my mouth. And keep watch at the door of my lips. Psalm 141:3 NASB

  35. 7235
    Katie says:

    Katie Kansas
    “…in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage: I have overcome the world.”
    John 16:33 NASB

  36. 7236
    Stacey Mills says:

    Stacey in Columbus, Ms
    A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. (Proverbs 22:1 NIV)

  37. 7237
    Reneé Kelley says:

    Reneé Kelley from Houston, Tx:

    So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV

  38. 7238
    Michelle killebrew says:

    Michelle Killebrew, Edmond ok. 1 timothy 4:12 Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believer in speech in life, in love in faith and in purity. (NIV)

  39. 7239
    Lori says:

    Lori – Petal, MS
    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Matthew 5:3 NAS

  40. 7240
    Karen-Bolivar, MO says:

    “Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.” Revelation 22:11 NASB

  41. 7241
    Laura says:

    Laura , Nederland , Texas
    Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. Philippians 4:6 NIV 84

  42. 7242
    Arminda says:

    Arminda of Salt Lake City, Utah

    Be still and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!
    Psalm 46:10 NKJV

  43. 7243
    Judy says:

    Judy, Lancaster

    “I will praise the LORD at all times. I will constantly speak His praises.” Ps 34.1 nlt

  44. 7244
    Michelle C. of Houston says:

    “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deut. 31:6

  45. 7245
    Marla Blain says:

    Marla, Lepanto, AR 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.

  46. 7246
    Kirby Ray says:

    Kirby from Parsons, KS “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

  47. 7247
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn from Missouri: But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Romans 8:25 NKJV

  48. 7248
    Jamie says:

    Jamie M. Parrish, FL
    This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 KJV

  49. 7249
    Audrey D. says:

    2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NIV
    The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of this world. On the contrary, they have the divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ.
    Audrey D. Clay Center, KS

  50. 7250
    Talia Scott says:

    Talia from Houma LA
    Luke 12:2-3 (ESV) Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.

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