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. 701
    Robin Downe says:

    Robin, Tulsa, OK

    “May He equip you with all you need for doing His will. May He produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to Him. All glory to Him forever and ever! Amen.” Hebrews 13:21 NLT

  2. 702
    donna huneycutt says:

    donna huneycutt, mt. pleasant, nc

    Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts. Psalm 90:12 HCSB

  3. 703
    Jaime from Baton Rouge, LA says:

    Stealing from my precious mom (Sandy from Pensacola, FL).

    Ephesians 2:8-10 (NIV)
    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

  4. 704
    Tamara says:

    Tamara, Katy, “Whoever sows to please their flesh, will from the flesh reap destruction. Whoever sows to please the Spirit, will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:8 NIV

  5. 705
    Missy says:

    Missy, Jim Falls, WI
    The one thing I ask of the Lord—
    the thing I seek most—
    is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
    delighting in the Lord’s perfections
    and meditating in his Temple. (NLT)

  6. 706
    Nancy A says:

    Nancy -Versailles, Ky (learning psalm 71)

    Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go;
    give the command to save me,
    for you are my rock and fortress.

    -psalm 71:3 (NIV84)

  7. 707
    Dean says:

    Dean,Barbourville “I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.” Paslam 34:4 (HCSB)

  8. 708
    Mindy Maddox says:

    Mindy- Andalusia, AL
    “I have been cricified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
    Galations 2:20 (NIV)

  9. 709
    Joani says:

    Joani, Jacksonville. Immediately the father of the boy cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 (NET)

  10. 710
    Debbie Pauly says:

    Conway Springs, KS – She is clothed with strength and dignity. She can laugh at the days to come.
    Proverbs 31:25

  11. 711
    Kim says:

    Kim-Hickory N.C.
    But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.
    Psalm 52:8 ESV

  12. 712
    Magan Lakeway says:

    Lakeway, TX
    “And I pray this:
    that your love will keep on growing
    in knowledge
    every kind of discernment,
    so that you can approve the things that are superior
    can be pure and blameless
    in the day of Christ,
    filled with the fruit of righteousness
    that comes through Jesus Christ
    to the glory and praise of God.”
    Phil 1:9-11 (HCSB)

  13. 713
    Connie Windham says:

    Trout, LA
    1 John 2:1-2 NASB
    My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous,
    and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

  14. 714
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Coupeville, WA

    Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

    John 15:4-5, NASB

  15. 715
    Candice Childers says:

    Candice C.
    Ferris, TX
    “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.”
    2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB

  16. 716
    Mary says:

    Mary, Lexington Park, MD

    For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Titus 2:11-14 ESV

  17. 717
    Karoletha says:

    Karoletha from Longview,TX

    His divine power has given us everything we need for life.

    2 Peter 1:3 NIV

  18. 718
    Maureen Guilbault says:

    Maureen, Pascoag, RI

    Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, perservere in prayer.
    Romans 12:12 NRSV

  19. 719
    Faith says:

    Faith Houma, Louisiana
    ‎3 For I will pour out water to quench your thirst
    and to irrigate your parched fields.
    And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants,
    and my blessing on your children.
    4 They will thrive like watered grass,
    like willows on a riverbank.
    Is. 44:3,4 NLT

  20. 720
    Miquela says:

    Miquela, Knoxville. Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast — as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 1 Corinithians 5:7

  21. 721
    Donna Dennis says:

    It is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves. It is the gift of God.
    Ephesians 2:8

  22. 722
    Bekah says:

    Bekah from Marion, IN. 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 ~ ESV

  23. 723
    Laura says:

    Huntington, WV

    Romans 11:36 NLT
    “For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.”

  24. 724
    Lisa says:

    Van Buren, AR

    Those who look to Him are radiant with joy;
    their faces will never be ashamed.

    Psalm 34:5

  25. 725
    Vickie C says:

    Vickie C, Baytown, TX
    14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:14-16 ESV
    “Cited from Isaiah 40:13”

  26. 726
    Tammy from San Antonio says:

    Philippians 4:13
    New International Version (NIV)

    13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

  27. 727
    Sara Embke says:

    Sara, Sioux City, Iowa ~Where can I go from Your spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. PSALM 139:7-10 NKJV

  28. 728
    Marcia says:

    Marcia, Carmel, Indiana

    For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
    I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
    Psalm 139:13-14 NIV

  29. 729
    Lindsey Alexander says:

    Lindsey, Iowa City, Iowa

    Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

    Matthew 10:16-20 ESV

  30. 730
    Susan Clodfelter says:

    I have chosen you and not rejected you so do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strenghten you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Is.41:9b,10 NIV Winston-Salem, NC

  31. 731
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie,Westerville. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy. James 3:17 (HCSB)

  32. 732
    Linda says:

    Linda, Sanbornville, NH The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:23 NIV

  33. 733
    MommaFoster says:

    Nancilea, The Woodlands, TX
    “The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them.” Matthew 21:6 ESV

  34. 734
    Rebecca Croucher says:

    Rebecca – Winchester, KY

    The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
    Lamentations 3:24, KJV

  35. 735
    Jenni Johnson says:

    Jenni, Murray, KY

    Hallelujah! My soul, praise the Lord . I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing to my God as long as I live. (Psalms 146:1, 2 HCSB)

  36. 736
    Lisa W says:

    Lisa, Houston, TX

    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34 (NIV)

  37. 737
    Alice says:

    Alice, Marietta, GA
    1 Chronicles 14:2
    And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel, and had greatly blessed his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.(ESV)

  38. 738
    Jenny says:

    Jenny from Milwaukee
    “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 (NKJV)

  39. 739
    DLynn Miracle says:

    DLynn; Argyle, Tx
    Romans 8:23-24
    New International Version (NIV)
    23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?

  40. 740
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Auburn, Al – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5 NIV

  41. 741
    Lauren Daniels, Manahawkin NJ says:

    If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
    Colossians 3:1 NKJV

  42. 742
    Connie says:

    Connie, Pickerington,OH Joshua 1:5b-6a In the same way I was with Moses, I’ll be with you. I won’t give up on you; I won’t leave you. Strength! Courage!” The Message

  43. 743
    Tiffany Tennant says:

    Tiffany Tennant
    Muskogee, OK
    “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. (John 14:27 NLT)

  44. 744
    Cami Matthews says:

    Cami OKC, John 16:33 NIV “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

  45. 745
    Bridget says:

    Jeremiah 17:7-8 NLT

    “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
    and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
    They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
    with roots that reach deep into the water.”

    Bridget, Augusta GA

  46. 746
    Mary still says:

    Mary,Frisco. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things. Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

  47. 747
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Surprise AZ

    “For nothing will be impossible with God.”
    Luke 1:37 NET

  48. 748
    Erin says:

    Erin, Athens, OH. “Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.”–Colossians 4:5-6, NKJV.

  49. 749
    Jodi lee Kaemingk says:

    Jodi-Lee, Yellowknife, NT, Canada Psalm 62:1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.

  50. 750
    Janna Hoving says:

    Janna, Frisco, TX. Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24.

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