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. 7501
    Venus from Arnold, MO says:

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be make known to God Phil 4:6 NKJ

  2. 7502
    Venus from Arnold, MO says:

    And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil 4:7 NKJ

  3. 7503
    Venus from Arnold, MO says:

    Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men Col 3:23 Amp

  4. 7504
    Paulette Thompson says:

    Paulette, Ramstein
    A new commandment I give you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. John 13:34 NKJV

  5. 7505
    Linda says:

    Linda, Lufkin

    Psalm 143:10 NIV

    Teach me to do your will,
    for you are my God;
    may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

  6. 7506
    Gayle Garretson says:

    Daniel 2:20 NIV.
    Then Daniel praised the God of heaven (v20) and said: Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.

  7. 7507
    Adrianne Stavish says:

    Adrianne S.- Atlanta, GA
    “I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.” Philemon 6 (NIV)

  8. 7508
    Tricia Neumann says:

    Tricia, Conroe, TX

    “What a God! His road stretches straight and smooth. Every God-direction is road-tested. Everyone who runs toward Him makes it.”

    Pslam 18:30
    The Message

  9. 7509
    Joyce says:

    Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. colossians 3:13

  10. 7510
    Bethany Brown says:

    Seek the Lord , and his strength: seek his face evermore. (Psalms 105:4 KJV)

  11. 7511
    janita says:

    Janita, Oskaloosa Iowa
    Therefore, I urge you bothers in view of God’s mercy,
    to offer your bodies as living sacrifices holy and pleasing to God. This is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1 NLT

  12. 7512
    Catherine says:

    Catherine P., Clarkston, MI Lamentations 3:22-23 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

  13. 7513
    Faye Tronsgard from Calgary says:

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

  14. 7514
    Stacey says:

    Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice. Keep my message in plain view at all times. Consentrate! Learn it by heart! Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they’re bursting with health. Proverbs 4:20-22 The Message

  15. 7515
    Jamie says:

    Jamie in Mason, OH

    I wait for you, O Lord; you will answer, O Lord my God.
    Ps 38:15 NIV

  16. 7516
    Julene Notman says:

    Julene from Cowiche–Psalm 139:4-6 NIV
    Before a word is on my tongue, you know it completely, O Lord. You hem me in behind and before, you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

  17. 7517
    Lauren Morton says:

    Lauren Morton, Decatur, TX
    “Get rid of the old yeast, that you may be a new batch—as you really are.” 1 Corinthians 5:7a NIV84

  18. 7518
    Brenda,Houston says:

    He has made everything beautiful in it’s time. Also, He has put eternity in man’s heart, yet so he cannot find out what God has done from beginning to end.
    I precieved there is nothing else better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they shall live.;

    Ecclesiastes 3:11,12 EVS

  19. 7519
    Kimberly says:

    This may be a repeat post for verse #3. sorry… just catching up with posting.

    Luwero, Uganda
    Genesis 19:17b
    Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.

  20. 7520
    Angie from TX says:

    9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Cor 12:9 NIV

  21. 7521
    Becky James says:

    Becky James, Stillwater, OK
    I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

    Psalm 119:11 NIV

  22. 7522
    Vicky says:

    Lewisville tx

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

    Philippians 4:13

  23. 7523
    Melissa Stauffer says:

    Melissa Stauffer, Centreville, Michigan

    Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

  24. 7524
    Kori says:

    Kori, Lenoir, NC When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father. John 15:8 NLT

  25. 7525
    Lori says:

    Bangor, Maine

    Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

    Hebrews 4:11 (KJV)

  26. 7526
    Shelly says:

    Romans 8:39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  27. 7527
    Penny Pikaart says:

    Penny Pikaart, Norcross GA
    Matthew 6:33-34
    But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. NIV

  28. 7528
    Adara Pikaart says:

    Adara Pikaart, Norcross GA
    Psalm 121:1-2
    I lift my eyes to the mountains-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord; the maker of heaven and earth. NIV

  29. 7529
    Janna, Poplar Bluff, MO says:

    Rejoicein the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

    Phil. 4:4

  30. 7530
    Sharon says:

    Sharon from Gainesville, Georgia
    Strength is for service not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of each other and ask each other “How Can I Help” Ronans 13:2 The Message

  31. 7531
    Felicia says:

    And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stoney, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart so they will obey my decrees and regulations. Then they will truly be my people, and I will be their God.
    EZ 11:19,20 (NLT)

  32. 7532
    Ali Roeschley says:

    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1Thessalonians 5.16-18 (NIV)

    Chandler, Arizona

  33. 7533
    Chelsea - Whiteriver, AZ says:

    Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested. Hebrews 2:18 NRSV

  34. 7534
    Janice Kelly says:

    Janice Kelly
    Bridge City
    But He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

  35. 7535
    Kaitlyn says:

    Kaitlyn from Laurel, MS
    And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to his purpose.
    Romans 8:28 (ESV)

  36. 7536
    Tina St Croix says:

    Tina, Hayden, ID
    But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me.
    -Psalm 26:11 ESV

  37. 7537
    Sarah Anderson says:

    Sarah, Kuwait

    Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]

    Matthew 11:28 AMP

  38. 7538
    Erica says:

    Erica from Madisonville, KY. Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. James 1:2-3 NIV

  39. 7539
    Lauren Bentley says:

    Richmond, KY

    Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16 NIV

  40. 7540
    Whitney Harrington says:

    Whitney for Dowagiac, Mi. “In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” Ephesians 1:7 NIV

  41. 7541
    Rhonda B. says:

    Fort Wort, TX.
    You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
    Jer 29:13 NASB

  42. 7542
    Toni Larkin says:

    Toni, Forsyth, MO
    Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. 1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV

  43. 7543
    rosa says:

    Psalm 119:3
    they also do no iniquity they walk in his ways.

  44. 7544
    Julie says:

    Julie from Lincoln Ca

    Psalm 28:7

    The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

  45. 7545
    Alyson says:

    Elgin, TX

    The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

  46. 7546
    Angi Jones says:

    Angi from Bremen, GA

    Wait & hope for & expect the Lord; be brave & of good courage & let your heart be stout & enduring. Yes, wait for & hope & expect the Lord.

    Psalms 27:14 AMP

  47. 7547
    Bethany Brown says:

    Bethany Brown Niles, Mi

    Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. (James 1:14, 15 NLT)

  48. 7548
    Cini Green says:

    Micah 6:8, “He has showed you, O Man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with my God.”

  49. 7549
    Melissa, Jacksonville FL says:

    They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

  50. 7550
    Pam Rodriguez says:

    Believe on The Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. Acts 16:31

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