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. 7551
    Paulette Thompson says:

    Paulette, Ramstein
    Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Heb 11:1NKJV

  2. 7552
    kaci says:

    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Esph 4:2 NIV
    kaci from norman, ok

  3. 7553
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Downsville LA

    “No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven–the Son of Man” John 3:13 NIV.

  4. 7554
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Downsville

    “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” Philippians 1:21 NIV.

  5. 7555
    tina says:

    Tina: Htown

    Rejoice always! Pray constantly!

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 (HCSB)

  6. 7556
    Danielle says:

    Danielle from Richmond, TX: Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight Provers 3:5-6 NIV

  7. 7557
    Lauren N. says:

    Lauren; Orlando, FL
    “What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
    Romans 8:31, NIV

  8. 7558
    Laura says:

    Cairns (Australia)
    May these words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, Lord, my Rock, my Redeemer.
    Psalm 19:14

  9. 7559
    Bailey W. says:

    Bailey W. from Southaven, MS

    “I have suffered much; preserve my life, Lord, according to your word.”

    Psalm 119:107, NIV

  10. 7560
    Kinsey says:


    Tulsa Ok

    Be patient, dear brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yeild its valuable crop and how patient he is for the Autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.
    James 5:7-8 NIV

  11. 7561
    Crystal says:

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

  12. 7562
    Beth G says:

    Beth G., Denham Springs, LA
    What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
    Psalm 56:3, KJV

  13. 7563
    Carol says:

    Carol, Westmont, NJ
    Think on the things of heaven, not the things of earth. Colossians 3:2, NLT

  14. 7564
    Regina Benefield Alabama says:

    Psalm 139:3
    You discern my going out and my lying down: you are familiar with all my ways .

  15. 7565
    Micki Christian says:

    Micki. Prairie Village,KS
    As you received Christ Jesus The Lord, so continue to live in Him. Keep your roots deep in Him and have your lives built on Him. Be strong in the faith, just as you were taught and always be thankful. Col. 2:6-7 (NCV)

  16. 7566
    Meghan says:

    Meghan, from Houston, Texas. “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing, some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:1-2

  17. 7567
    Koren Sivertson says:

    For God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

  18. 7568
    pattilou says:

    pattilou from afton, VA
    Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Lamentations 3:21 NIV84

  19. 7569
    Kim Smith says:

    Kim Smith from Littlestown, PA. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13 NKJV

  20. 7570
    Velvet -Raleigh, NC says:

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

    Lord, give me wisdom in the secret.

  21. 7571
    Emily Culberson says:

    Emily Culberson, Ooltewah, TN:
    The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)

  22. 7572
    Diane Morgan says:

    Diane, Mesa,AZ
    The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who sill save; he will rejoice over you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17 ESV

  23. 7573
    Bethany Brown says:

    Bethany Brown Niles MI
    Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:8 NIV)

  24. 7574
    Paulette Thompson says:

    Paulette, Ramstein
    The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,And His ears are open to their cry. Psalm 34:15 NKJV

  25. 7575
    Christa says:

    Christa, Ambler PA
    Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7 NIV

  26. 7576
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Palatka, FL: “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life” Psalm 143:8(NIV)

  27. 7577
    Darlene says:

    Darlene from C’ville, VA

    “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.”

    Isa. 40:31 KJV

  28. 7578
    Connie > says:

    Connie from Hendersonville, TN “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6 NIV)

  29. 7579
    Cini Green says:

    Col. 2: 6,7. 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.

  30. 7580
    Kelli Maynor, Champaign IL says:

    1 Thessalonians 5:8 NLT “But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.”

  31. 7581
    Renay says:

    Renay, Buckner Mo
    But He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it). James 4:6 AMP

  32. 7582
    Amy says:

    Amy Adams
    Middletown, DE

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

  33. 7583
    Brandy Sermons says:

    Lynchburg, VA

    Psalm 51:11 (English Standard Version)
    Cast me not away from your presence,
    and take not your Holy Spirit from me.

  34. 7584
    Sharon J. says:

    Phil. 1:27 NIV
    Whatever happens, conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the gosple of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel!!!

  35. 7585
    Vicki says:

    Vicki from Loveland, CO Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Heb 12:3 NIV1984

  36. 7586
    Cathy Scott says:

    He who dwells inthe secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the almighty. ( ps 91:1) nkjv . San Bernardino Ca. 11:30 pm.

  37. 7587
    Cinnyann says:

    cinnyann from Snellville, “For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37 NLT

  38. 7588
    Alice Carroll says:

    Alice, Hull

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

    Philippians 2:3,4

  39. 7589
    Jessica Carroll says:

    Jessica, Hull

    Don’t lie to each other. You’ve gotten rid of the person you used to be and the life you used to live and you’ve become a new person. This new person is continually renewed in knowledge to be like its Creator.

    Colossians 3:9-10
    God’s Word for Girls

  40. 7590
    Julene Notman says:

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

  41. 7591
    Liz Taylor says:

    Liz Taylor, Washington D.C.
    Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.
    Jeremiah 29:11

  42. 7592
    Heidi V says:

    Heidi ~ Oak Harbor, WA
    Evening and morning and at noon
    will I pray and cry aloud
    and He WILL hear my voice.
    Ps. 55:17 KJV

  43. 7593
    Marla says:

    Marla, Winston-Salem, NC
    In the same way, wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, even if some disobey the Christian message, they may be won over, without a message by the way their wives live.
    1 Peter 3:1. HCSB

  44. 7594
    Nicole Smith says:

    Nicole, Portland OR

    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:12 NIV)

  45. 7595
    Angela says:

    Angela Williamsport,PA. NIV 2Timothy 1:7 for God has mot given us a spirit of timidity,but a spirit of power, of Iove, and of self-discipline.

  46. 7596
    Laura says:

    Auburn, AL

    Romans 12:12 NLT

    Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble and keep on praying.

  47. 7597
    Cini Green says:

    Col. 2:8
    See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

  48. 7598
    Jacqueline says:

    “…or to governors, who are sent by Him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.” 1 Peter 2:14

  49. 7599
    Paulette Thompson says:

    Paulette, Ramstein
    Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Heb 13:8 NKJV

  50. 7600
    Dawn Ramirez says:

    He who is the faithful witness to all these things says,”Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! Revelation 22:20 ESV

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