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. 7401
    Patricia Carrizo Springs TX says:

    Abide in me and I in you As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself except it abide in the vine no more can ye except ye abide in me. John 15:4 KJV

  2. 7402
    Lori says:

    The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Proverbs 4:7 NIV

  3. 7403
    Sharon Duncan says:

    This is what the Lord Almighty says “Give careful thought to your ways.” Haggai 1:7 NIV

  4. 7404
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, RichmondVA

    Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.

    Ps. 89:15-16

  5. 7405
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, RichmondVA

    Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.

    Ps. 89:15-16 NIV

  6. 7406
    Amy says:

    “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed for his compassions never fail. They are new everyone morning, great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22,23 NIV

  7. 7407
    Barbara Ball says:

    Barbara, Summerville, SC
    Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the L ord , our God. (Psalms 20:7 NASB)

  8. 7408
    Cathy says:

    Cathy-Charlottesville va-1peter4:11 NLT #5
    …”do you have the gift of helping others?do it with all the strength and energy God supplies”….

  9. 7409
    Jennifer O says:

    Jennifer O, Moore, Ok

    For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
    Hebrews 4:12 NIV

  10. 7410
    Pam says:

    Pam, Tallahassee – “Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged.” – Matthew 7:1, HCSB

  11. 7411
    Stephanie King says:

    Stephanie King – Richardson, TX

    The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.

    Lamentations 3:22-23 NLT

  12. 7412
    Janet says:

    Janet, Holmes Beach, FL
    As far as the east is from the west,
    so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
    Psalm 103:12 NASB

  13. 7413
    Sharon says:

    Sharon from Hamburg, NY:

    “However, as it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’ – the things God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT

  14. 7414
    Laura says:

    Laura, Houston, TX
    Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips, nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, Titus 2:2 NASB

  15. 7415
    MarySue says:

    MarySue, Wenatchee, WA

    It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
    to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;

    Psalm 92:2 ESV

  16. 7416
    Amanda says:

    Seagoville TX
    Proverbs 24:26 NIV
    An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.

  17. 7417
    JamieB says:

    NIV Mark 12:30 Love the LORD your God with all your heart with all your soul with all your mind and with all your strength.

  18. 7418
    Kolene says:


    Daniel 2:19-20

    Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night, and Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever. For wisdom and might are His. He changes the times and the seasons; he removes Kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wide and knowledge to those who have understanding.

  19. 7419
    Bethany brown says:

    Bethany Brown Niles MI —
    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)

  20. 7420
    Brenda says:

    Psalm 9:1
    I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart;
    I will tell of all Thy wonders.

  21. 7421
    Paulette Thompson says:

    Paulette, Ramstein
    Trust in The Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will direct your paths. Prov 3:5-6 NKJV

  22. 7422
    Geoergia Cobbs says:

    Psalm 25:4-5 NIV Show me Your ways,O Lord, Teach me Your paths;guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.

  23. 7423
    Becca says:

    Becca, Bakersfield, CA – 1 Peter 5:5-7 (NLT)

    In the same way, you younger [wo]men must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, serve each other in humility for ‘God opposes the proud but favors the humble’. So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries & cares to God for He cares for you.

  24. 7424
    Christy from Bethlehem, PA says:

    “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘HE is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
    Psalm 91:1 (NIV)

  25. 7425
    Sarah Musser says:

    Sarah, Nashville, TN Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret – it leads only to evil. Psalm 37:7-8 NIV

  26. 7426
    Andrea R says:

    Andrea R
    Chester VA
    John 8:31b-32
    …”If you hold to my teaching, you are really disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

  27. 7427
    Carol Wilson says:

    Carol Wilson, Choctaw, OK

    Think about Him in all your ways & He will guide you on the right paths.

    Proverbs 3:6. (Holman)

  28. 7428
    Caitlin says:

    Caitlin from Madison, MS

    So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them.

    Matthew 7:12 ESV

  29. 7429
    Gina says:

    Gina, Wilson, NC
    “He who answers before listening- that is his
    folly and his shame.”
    Proverbs 18:13 NIV

  30. 7430
    Brittany Kasischke says:

    Brittany from Houston
    Duet. 31:6 NIV
    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 or forsake you.

  31. 7431
    Jennifer H. says:

    Jennifer H.
    Des Moines, IA

    I have called you back from the ends of the earth, saying, ‘You are my servant.’ For I have chosen you and will not throw you away.

    Isaiah 41:9 NLT

  32. 7432
    Marion from Perry, FL says:

    It is written: No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.
    1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV

  33. 7433
    Michelle Harvey says:

    Michelle, Auburn, Indiana
    Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual worship. Do not conform any longer 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 12:1-2 NIV

  34. 7434
    Penny G says:

    Penny G from Coweta, OK

    In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:33 (NIV)

  35. 7435
    Ginger Hawthorne says:

    Ginger Hawthorne. Houston. When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then He said to the disiple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home. NKJV John 19:26-27
    Just found this blog, catching up before CotD ends, memorized 2/24/13 MDUMC “Final Words from the Cross” Lenten study.

  36. 7436
    Dawn says:

    But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever. (Psalms 52:8 ESV)

  37. 7437
    Haley Harmer says:

    Haley Harmer from Fayetteville, Arkansas
    Psalm 145:18-20 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him sincerely and in truth. He will fulfill the desires of those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He also will hear their cry and will save them. The Lord preserves all those who love Him, but all the wicked will He destroy. AMP

  38. 7438
    Ginger Schultz says:

    Gray, TN

    “…”give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal and so dishonor the name of my God.” Proverbs 30:8 NIV

  39. 7439
    Ginger Schultz says:

    Gray, TN

    “Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals” Rev. 5:1 NIV

  40. 7440
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Austin Tx

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.

    Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)

  41. 7441
    Melinda Moyer says:

    Melinda, Wichita, KS

    But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.
    Psalm 59:16

  42. 7442
    Pam Bryant says:

    So that you incline your ear to wisdom and apply your heart to understanding. Prov. 2:2 NKJV

  43. 7443
    Andrea says:

    Andrea from Vivian, LA

    Do not lag in zeal, be enthusiastic in spirit, serve the Lord. Romans 12: 11 (NET)

  44. 7444
    Jennifer Golden says:

    But the Lord is in his holy temple, let all the earth be silent before him. Habakkuk 2:20 NIV

  45. 7445

    Trae Kendrick, Crawford, Texas: “Now this is what the LORD Almighty says,: Give careful thought to your ways.” Haggai 1:5 NIV84

  46. 7446
    Erika Boen says:

    Erika, Valley Springs, SD

    “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”

    Galations 5:25

  47. 7447
    Catrina says:

    Catrina, Clarksville. “The Lord is close to all who call on Him, yes, to all who call on Him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 (NLT)

  48. 7448
    Bridget says:

    Matthew 25:31 (NASB)
    But when the son of man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.”

  49. 7449
    Beth, Calgary AB says:

    Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit. (Psalm 32:1, 2 NIV)

  50. 7450
    Rebecca says:

    Wiggins MS
    Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time: casting all your care upon him for He careth for you. I Peter 5:6-7 (KJV)

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