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. 7451
    Marel Nelson says:

    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1 NKJV

  2. 7452
    Jami Holland says:

    “This is what the Lord says ‘Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this; that he understands and knows me.” Jeremiah 9:23-24a NIV

  3. 7453
    Sarah martell says:

    Romans 3:23
    For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of god

  4. 7454
    letsroll says:

    Janice, Tulsa. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15:8 NIV

  5. 7455
    Joy says:

    Joy Klassen
    Manitoba, Canada

    Psalm 139:5-6
    New International Version (NIV)
    5 You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
    6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

  6. 7456
    Brigette Brock says:

    Brigette Brock
    Morehead, KY

    All your children shall be taught by The Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.
    Isaiah 54:13

  7. 7457
    Johnine Adomitis says:

    Murfreesboro, TN
    Don’t grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The judge is standing at the door!
    James 5:9

  8. 7458
    Lindsay Womack says:

    Lindsay from Tampa, Florida

    “The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay clam.”

    Exodus 14:14 (NLT)

  9. 7459
    Regina OBrien says:

    Regina OBrien
    Birmingham, AL
    It is good to give thanks to the LROD, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High.
    PS 92:1

  10. 7460
    Sandie Faber says:

    Sandie ~ Richmond, VA
    “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand,
    Saying to you, “Fear not, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13 (NKJV)

  11. 7461
    Michelle V. says:

    Michelle V. Durham, NC
    Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work. Jeremiah 1:5 (NCV)

  12. 7462
    Allison Shawn Kennington says:

    Shawn from Indianapolis. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 NIV

  13. 7463
    Larissa Simpson says:

    Larissa Simpson Benbrook, Tx

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

  14. 7464
    Mika Bailey says:

    Mika, Austin. “Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin,which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.” Romans 6:16

  15. 7465
    Abby says:

    Abby, St. Louis
    The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14 NIV)

  16. 7466
    Abby says:

    Abby, St. Louis
    The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14 NIV)

  17. 7467
    Amber Jaramillo says:

    Amber J., Tampa, FL, “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary,and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” (Isaiah 40:28-29, NIV).

  18. 7468
    karen hughes says:

    Karen, Ontario, Canada “I lift my eyes up to the mountains- where does my help come from?” ps 121 vs1 NIV

  19. 7469
    Chrissy G says:

    “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”
    Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

  20. 7470
    Kim says:

    Kim, Georgetown, TX
    No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another
    God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
    1 John 4:12 NIV

  21. 7471
    Erica Voss says:

    Erica Voss
    Stafford, VA

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

    2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

  22. 7472
    Kathy Lovell says:

    Kathy, Denison Tx
    Proberbs 3:13 (NIV) Blessed are those who find wisdome, those who gain understanding;

  23. 7473
    Abi Moore from Apopka, FL says:

    Proverbs 19:11 “A person’s wisdom yields patience, it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.” (NIV)

  24. 7474
    Karen Brown says:

    Karen, Aurora. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

  25. 7475
    Christina Taylor says:

    Christy, Lima, OH
    “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:3 (NIV)

  26. 7476
    Elizabeth Kinlaw from Raleigh, NC says:

    “But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” I Peter 5:10-11 NKJV

  27. 7477
    Mary says:

    Buffalo, New York

    “But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you.”

    1 Peter 5:10. NKJV

  28. 7478
    Mary says:

    Buffalo, NY

    “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

    Proverbs 22:6. NKJV

  29. 7479
    Mary says:

    Buffalo, NY

    “The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still.”

    Exodus 14:14

  30. 7480
    Beccy says:

    Beccy, Abilene
    Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my words and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
    John 5:24, ESV

  31. 7481
    Nancy says:

    Hebrews 10:37 NIV
    For in just a VERY LITTLE while, He who is coming will come and will not delay.

  32. 7482
    Natalie B. Robertson says:

    Natalie, Frisco, TX

    Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

    Matthew 16:16 NIV

  33. 7483
    Nadalin says:

    Nadalin,Portland Texas

    It is goo to give thanks to the Lord to sing praises to YOur name, O most high
    Ps92:1 ESV

  34. 7484
    Amy says:

    Amy from Buda, TX: “My soul finds rest in God alone: my salvation comes from him.” (Psalms 62:1 NIV)

  35. 7485
    Laura Griffiths says:

    Laura. Auburn. Alabama. Psalm 86:5. For you O Lord are good and forgiving abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

  36. 7486
    Cindy Horner says:

    He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father and I will love him and manifest myself to him. John 14:21 ESV

  37. 7487
    Scarlett says:

    Scarlett, Round Rock, TX
    “Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved” Psalms 80:3, NIV

  38. 7488
    Emily Winkle says:

    Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:9-10 ESV

  39. 7489
    Karen says:


    I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 HCSB

  40. 7490
    Kristy Ufheil says:

    “This is what The Lord says: ‘Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,’ declares The Lord. ‘They will return from the land of the enemy. So there is hope for your descendants,’ declares The Lord. ‘Your children will return to their own land.'”
    –Jeremiah 31:16-17, NIV

    Kristy Ufheil, Crystal Lake, IL

  41. 7491
    Meredith says:

    Meredith, Blacksburg, VA.

    For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
    Philippians 1:21 ESV

  42. 7492
    Dana Soltis says:

    Dana Soltis, Round Hill, Virginia

    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(NASB)

  43. 7493
    Katherine Puller says:

    Katherine from The Woodlands, Texas

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (NASB)

  44. 7494
    Linda Eddy, Thompsons Station, TN says:

    Isaiah 40:26 “Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls the all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power not one of them is missing.”

  45. 7495
    linda Eddy, Thompsons Station, TN says:

    Isaiah 40:26 NASB version

  46. 7496
    Vicki Kugelberg says:

    Vicki, Wilmington, DE

    Matthew 5:16
    “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

  47. 7497
    Liz Osborne from Chesapeake Beach, MD says:

    “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.” 1 Cor 10:31 NIV

  48. 7498
    Carmen says:

    Carmen Greenville

    Do not let this book of the law depart from your mouth, meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8 NIV

  49. 7499
    Christina Taylor says:

    Christy, Lima
    Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders You have done. The things You planned for us no one can recount to You, were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5 (NIV)

  50. 7500
    Karen says:

    Karen from Kingsport, tn
    Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV
    Forget the former things,do not dwell in the past.
    See, I am doing a new thing.

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