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. 7351
    Lindsey Gump says:

    Lindsey from Temecula,

    “being strengthen with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”
    Colossians 1:11-12 (NIV)

  2. 7352
    Sandi says:

    Sandi, Pueblo West, CO
    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,
    declares the Lord.
    Isaiah 55:8 NIV

  3. 7353
    Willie says:

    2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

    For God had not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

  4. 7354
    Nicole says:


    Ortonville, MI

    Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

    Matthew 11:29

  5. 7355
    Heather says:

    Verse 3 Heather VonBerg Livingston, TX
    So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
    —Colossians 2:6–7

  6. 7356
    Melissa J says:

    Melissa J from Houston, TX
    “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.”
    Matthew 5:14 NIV

  7. 7357
    Kelly East says:

    “I love you Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
    Psalm 18:1-2

    Kelly from Huntsville, AL

  8. 7358
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Fair Grove

    “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.”
    Proverbs 4:25 ESV

  9. 7359
    Sandi says:

    Sandi. Colorado Springs, CO
    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
    Matthew 11:28. NIV

  10. 7360
    Cheryn says:

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

  11. 7361
    Lillian says:

    Lillian, Vermilion, OH

    “Many, Lord my God,
    are the wonders you have done,
    the things you planned for us.
    None can compare with you;
    were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
    they would be too many to declare.” Psalm 40:5 (NIV)

  12. 7362
    Julie d says:

    James 1:4 and let endurance have its perfect result, that you maybe perfect and complete,lacking in nothing.

  13. 7363
    Julie d says:

    John 3:16 for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that who so ever believes in home should to perish but have everlasting live.. 2/15 entry

  14. 7364
    Julie d says:

    3/1. Proverbs 3:5. Trust in The Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

  15. 7365
    Jen S. , Granbury TX says:

    Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know.

    Jeremiah 33:3

  16. 7366
    Leise W. says:

    Cast all your anxiety upon Him because He cares for you. (NIV) 1 Peter 5:7

  17. 7367
    Meggie says:

    Meggie, Winnipeg, Canada.
    “The LORD our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.” Deut. 29:29 NLT

  18. 7368
    Cynthia says:

    Psalm 16:11 (ESV) “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

  19. 7369
    Laura Berg in Carlsbad says:

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

  20. 7370
    Suzanne says:

    Suzanne from Hoover, AL

    When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,
    but the one who controls his lips is wise.
    Proverbs 10:19 HCSB

  21. 7371

    Hayley W, Seymour TX James 3:6-7 (NET)
    “And the tongue is a fire! The tongue represents the world of wrongdoing among the parts of our bodies. It pollutes the entire body and sets fire to the course of human existence – and is set on fire by hell. For every kind of animal, bird, reptile, and sea creature is subdued and has been subdued by humankind.”

  22. 7372
    pat w says:

    pat w. green bank,wv. This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the Ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16. NIV.

  23. 7373
    Ema says:

    Normal, IL

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Heb 12:1 NLT

  24. 7374
    Kelly says:

    Luke 6:37

    Do not judge and you will not be judged, do not condemn and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.


  25. 7375
    Gayla says:

    Gayla in Many, La
    All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. John 1:3 NKJ

  26. 7376
    Alli Johnson says:

    Alli Johnson, Beaufort, SC

    And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
    1 Peter 5:10

  27. 7377
    Jenny Harrison says:

    Jenny, Cairo, GA – “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. Oh my God, in you I trust. Let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are watonly treacherous.” Psalms 25:1-3

  28. 7378
    Janna says:

    Janna Covington, WA
    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)

  29. 7379
    pauline lowman says:

    Phillipians 2:14-15
    Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” KJV (but will be NKJV)

  30. 7380
    Rachel Enos says:

    Rachel, Oklahoma

    For we are Gods masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

    Ephesians 2:10 NLT

  31. 7381
    Dawn Biering says:

    Dawn WI, prayerfully Texas soon!

    Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV

  32. 7382
    Charlotte Kiel says:

    Charlotte, Tomball, TX, A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1, NKJV

  33. 7383
    Hannah says:

    Hannah from Mobile, AL
    For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:3 NLT

  34. 7384
    Jan says:

    Ringgold, GA

    Jude 1:3. NLT
    Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write you about the salvation we all share. But now I must write you about something else, urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to His holy people.

  35. 7385
    Kelli says:

    Kelli, Dover
    The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
    Psalm 18:19 ESV

  36. 7386
    Laura says:

    Laura, Ft. Worth “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I will trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” Psalm 56: 3-4, NIV

  37. 7387
    Kim Leach says:

    Kim, Frankenmuth, MI: And the Lord said to Paul by a vision in the night, “Do not be afraid, but speak and do not keep silent…” -Acts 18:9 NIV

  38. 7388
    Tina says:

    Tina, Hampton, VA: He revealeth the deep and secret things; He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him.

  39. 7389
    Tina says:

    Tina, Hampton, VA: He revealeth the deep and secret things; He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him. Daniel, 20:22 JPS 1917

  40. 7390
    Pam Sue says:

    Pam; Spring, TX

    Now to 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)

  41. 7391
    Bridget says:

    Bridget, Lagos Nigeria

    “….Therefore behold, I will allure her….”

    Hosea 2: 14 NKJV

  42. 7392
    karen from lady lake, fl says:

    a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet eager to run to evil, a lying witness who gives false testimoy, and one who stirs up trouble among brothers. Proverbs 6:18-19 HCSB

  43. 7393
    Amy says:

    Amy Adams
    Middletown, DE

    I Peter 5:6 – Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

  44. 7394
    Janis says:

    Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith. Gal 3:6 (NLT)

  45. 7395
    Sara says:

    Sara-Tampa, Fl
    Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.
    John 13:35 NLT

  46. 7396
    Meredith says:

    Meredith Locust Grove, GA

    I would have lost heart unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

    Psalm 27:13 NKJV

  47. 7397
    Janet says:

    Janet, Houston, The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those that are crushed in spirit. Psalms 34:18 NASB

  48. 7398
    Shannon GW says:

    Shannon from Tallahassee, FL:

    “Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
    ~ Proverbs 3:5, NIV

  49. 7399
    Ellen K says:

    Ellen K, Findlay, OH

    With all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance to one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 NASB

  50. 7400
    Kim, Russellville says:

    The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:26 NIV

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