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. 7651
    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)

  2. 7652
    Ashley Kurtz says:

    Ashley, Kingwood
    “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
    Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

  3. 7653
    Marissa says:

    Marissa in Wisconsin:

    “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evill for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.”
    Psalm 23:4 (NLT)

  4. 7654
    Cini Green says:

    Phil. 1:11… filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ -to the glory and praise of God.

  5. 7655
    Sally Calentine says:

    Beaumont, Texas
    Philippians 4:6-7(HCSB)

    6 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

  6. 7656
    Kami says:

    “But the LORD is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.” 2 Thes. 3:3

  7. 7657
    Jill says:

    Jill from Oak Ridge, TN

    She said, “Such grace, such kindness – I don’t deserve it. You’ve touched my heart, treated me like one of your own and I don’t even belong here!” Ruth 2:13 The Message

  8. 7658
    Amber says:

    For The Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Zephaniah 3:17 NLT

  9. 7659
    Ivah says:

    Ivah, Sacramento,
    Commit to the Lord whatever you do and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3 NIV

  10. 7660
    Lisa Neisen says:

    Jude 3 NIV
    Dear friends, although i was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

  11. 7661
    Carole says:

    Carole, Cleveland , Prov 3:5-6 NIV “Trust in the LORD with all your heart.; do not lean to your own understanding: In all your ways acknowledge Him & He will direct your path”

  12. 7662
    Patti says:

    Patti from La Porte
    “Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
    and his righteousness endures forever.”
    Psalm 111:3

  13. 7663
    treasi harris says:

    Give unto the Lord the glory due to his name ; worship the Lord in the beauty of hoilness. Psalm 29:2

  14. 7664
    Cini Green says:

    Isaiah 12:2. Surely God is my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.

  15. 7665
    Jeanna says:

    Powhatan, VA
    O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. (Psalm 63:1-8 ESV)

  16. 7666
    Cini Green says:

    Psalm 103:1 Praise The Lord , O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

  17. 7667
    Allison says:

    Allison, Jersey Village
    Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10 ESV

  18. 7668
    Brandy Sermons says:

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

  19. 7669
    Cini Green says:

    Psalm 103:2 Praise The Lord, O my soul, and forget not his benefits,

  20. 7670
    Emilee hall says:

    O God, You are my God;
    Early will I seek You;
    My soul thirsts for You;
    My flesh longs for You
    In a dry and thirsty land
    Where there is no water.

    Psalm 63:1 NKJV

  21. 7671
    Esther, Valencia, CA says:

    Finally, be strong in The Lord and in his mighty power
    Ephesians 6:10

  22. 7672
    Sheri says:


    jn 1:1-2, 4
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.

  23. 7673
    Savannah Shotts says:

    Savannah, Arkadelphia AR
    Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
    Matt 5:4, NIV

  24. 7674
    Cini Green says:

    Psalm 103:3 ,,,who forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases.

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    Holly says:

    Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is virtue, and if there is anything praiseworthy-mediate on these things. Phillipians 4:8 NKJV Pineville, LA

  26. 7676
    Shannon says:

    Shannon Houston, TX

    He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

    Ps. 91:4 NIV

  27. 7677
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Odin, IL
    “For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man,”
    -Romans 8:3 (NIV84)

  28. 7678
    Morgan Shook says:

    Morgan, Commerce TX. And a Servant of The Lord must not quarrel! He must be kind to everyone. He must be a good teacher. He must be patient. 2 Timothy 2:24 children’s international bible

  29. 7679
    Lucette Juillette says:

    Lucette from Thunder Bay, Ontario “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say rejoice ! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.” Phill. 4:4-5 (NKJV)

  30. 7680
    Cinigreen Green says:

    Psalm 103:4 who redeems my life from the pit and crowns me with love and compassion,

  31. 7681
    Angela Marshall says:

    Greenville ohio

    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 29:14

  32. 7682
    Angela Marshall says:

    Greenville Ohio

    “I will say to the north and the south, bring my sons and daughters back to israel from the distant corners of the earth. Isaiah 6 NLT

  33. 7683
    Sara Arnett says:

    Sara, Jackson- “no unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced God was able to do what he had promised.”
    Romans 4:20,21 ESV

  34. 7684
    Selina says:

    Selina, Aberdeen. “The Lord is my refuge and strength. An ever present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1 NKJV

  35. 7685
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Greenfield, Indiana “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

  36. 7686
    Amanda Teske says:

    Amanda, Chandler AZ
    A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly. A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit.
    Proverbs 15:1-2,4 (NASB)

  37. 7687
    Kim, San Angelo 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

  38. 7688
    Nesha says:

    Nesha Vest, Mechanicsville VA

    ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ John 14:6 NIV

  39. 7689
    Emilie says:

    Emilie Eaton, IN
    Proverbs 28:13 NIV
    He who conceals his sins does not prosper but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

  40. 7690
    Joan - Redkey says:

    Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

    Matthew 11:28 KJ

  41. 7691
    Cini Green says:

    Psalm 103: 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

  42. 7692
    Johnine says:

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

  43. 7693
    Whitney says:

    Whitney from Russellville, TN
    If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7 TNIV

  44. 7694
    Michelle Jones says:

    Michelle Jones, Jacksonville, Fl
    Philippians 2:1-2, KJV
    1) If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2) Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

  45. 7695
    Holly Moore says:

    Holly from Alpharetta, GA

    Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.

    Psalm 103: 2 NLT

  46. 7696
    Cini Green says:

    II CORINTHIANS 10:4,5. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of this world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretense that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

  47. 7697
    Laurel says:

    Ps51:11 NKJ
    Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.

  48. 7698
    Patty Lockstedt says:

    Patty Lockstedt, Abilene, Tx., Psalms 37:3 KJV Trust in The Lord, and do good, so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

  49. 7699
    Cini Green says:

    II Corinthians 10:4,5 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretense that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

  50. 7700
    Becky Peurifoy says:

    Becky Peurifoy – Longview Texas ps 65:11 “You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.

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