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. 951
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Pooler, Ga.
    Praise The Lord my soul and forget none of His benefits- Who forgives all you sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles. Psalm 103:2-5 NIV

  2. 952
    Amanda Redding says:

    Amanda – Plano, TX

    “Accept my prayer as incense offered to you, and my upraised hands as an evening offering. Take control of what I say, O Lord, and guard my lips.” (NLT)

  3. 953
    Tara says:

    Eustis, I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. Proverbs 4:11 NIV

  4. 954
    Shelly Elston says:

    Shelly, Portland, OR

    “O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.”

    Isaiah 33:2 (NIV)

  5. 955
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Shattuck, OK “So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.” I Peter 4:19 (NIV)

  6. 956
    Leslie Crawley says:

    Leslie Crawley, Flagstaff, AZ
    ” (Daniel) declared:
    ‘May the name of God be praised forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him!’ ”
    Daniel 2:20 (HCSB)

  7. 957
    gina kohler says:

    Johnstown, CO
    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 NIV1984

  8. 958

    Anita, Purcellville, VA

    He will not always accuse,
    nor will he harbor his anger forever;
    he does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.

    Psalm 103:9-10 NIV84

  9. 959
    Heidi Wyatt says:

    Heidi, Amarillo, TX “The spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19 (NKJV)

  10. 960
    Martha says:

    Martha, Corpus Christi,

    If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish for and it shall be done for you. John15:7 NAS

  11. 961
    Julie says:

    Julie, Ft. Wayne, “For, whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.” 1Peter 3:10. LAB

  12. 962
    Bonnie Jean says:

    Bonnie Jean Faile, Livingston, AL

    “This is what I want to do: Ask the Father for whatever is in keeping with the things I’ve revealed to you. Ask in my name, according to my will, and he’ll most certainly give it to you. Your joy will be a river overflowing its banks!” John 16:24 the message

  13. 963
    Kristin Mitchell says:

    1 Timothy 3:16
    English Standard Version (ESV)
    16 Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:

    He[a] was manifested in the flesh,
    vindicated[b] by the Spirit,[c]
    seen by angels,
    proclaimed among the nations,
    believed on in the world,
    taken up in glory.

  14. 964
    Cherilynn says:

    Cheri in Cleveland, TN

    Psalm 22:10 NLRT
    From the time I was born, you took good care of me. Ever since I came out of my mother’s womb, you have been my God.

    I found this today while looking for another verse
    Tomorrow is my 45th birthday. I am the product of a one night stand. My mother and father were married (i have 3 sisters) but had been divorced for 5 years when I was created. She hid her pregnancy from everyone and left me at the hospital. I was given to foster parents (who adopted me) when I was a month old. God DEFINITELY knew me before I was born and had a plan for me!!

  15. 965
    Stephanie says:

    Proverbs 16:9
    In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.

  16. 966

    Lanie Beth, Locust Grove, GA– NIV
    ‘Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise- the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.’ Hebrews 13:15

  17. 967
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Niles, MI “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12

  18. 968
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Burleson, TX: “I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another.” Romans 15:14 NIV

  19. 969
    Char Beasley says:

    Char, Nashville
    Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened. (Matthew 7:7, 8 AMP)

  20. 970
    Shayne says:

    Seymour, TN

    “You shall do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord, that it may be well with you and that you may go in and possess the good land which the Lord swore to give your fathers, by driving out all your enemies from before you, as the Lord has spoken.”

    Deuteronomy 6:18-19 (NASB)

  21. 971
    Amy says:

    Amy from fairport NY
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13 NIV)

  22. 972
    Anita Kolb says:

    Anita- Gardner, Ks

    For what is out hope or happiness or our victor’s wreath of exultant triumph when we stand in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? Is is not you?
    For you are [indeed] our glory and our joy!

    1 Thess. 2:19-20 (AMP)

  23. 973
    Shelly Elston says:

    Shelly, Portland

    “O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.”

    Isaiah 33:2 (NIV)

  24. 974
    Emily Durham says:

    Emily, Baton Rouge. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

  25. 975
    Michele says:

    Michele, Oakdale,CA

    The Lord is my strength and shield, my heart trusts in Him and I am helped; therefore my heart exults and with my song I shall thank Him. Psalms 28:7 NASB

  26. 976
    Ann says:

    Ann from McKinney

    He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT

  27. 977
    Emily says:

    Emily from Houston ~
    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. Psalm 23:1 Niv

  28. 978
    Yolanda says:

    Yolanda, Lumberton: For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Psalm 84: 11 (NIV)

  29. 979
    Anna says:

    Anna, Redford, MI

    For great is his steadfast love towards us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

    Psalm 117:2 NIV

  30. 980
    Bethany Scott says:

    Bethany, Chandler, TX
    “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”
    1 Peter 2:9-10 (ESV)

  31. 981
    Jane Ball - Carrollton KY says:

    Psalm 63:3-4 ESV
    “Because your steadfast love is better than life,
    my lips will praise you.
    So will I bless you as long as I live;
    in your name I will lift up my hands.”

  32. 982
    Jaime Turner says:

    Jaime Turner from Nederland, Texas

    “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 (NIV)

  33. 983
    Nicole Latta says:

    Nicole, Leonard, TX
    Psalm 34:13-14 (HCSB)
    Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech. Turn away from evil and do what is good, seek peace and pursue it.

  34. 984
    Dawn B says:


    Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:2-4 NLT

  35. 985
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Raleigh, NC, 1 Genesis 1:27, “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” NLT

  36. 986
    Patty Anderson says:

    Patty, Granite Bay, CA Psalm 112:7 NIV “He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”

  37. 987

    Tiffany, Tyler, Tx

    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30 NIV

  38. 988
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Colorado Springs, CO
    Proverbs 19:21, The Message, “We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails.”

  39. 989
    Ruth says:

    Ruth, Westerville OH
    “All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace.” Isaiah 54:13 NIV

  40. 990
    Cindy Fiala says:

    I didn’t post my first two verses (yep, I’m that girl):

    Philippians 2:1-2
    Proverbs 11:17

    My third verse is: Titus 2;15a You must teach these things and encourage the believers to do them.

  41. 991
    Amanda Cross says:

    Amanda Cross, Van Buren, AR
    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 NIV

  42. 992
    Donna Key says:

    Donna Key, Pike Road, Ala.

    And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
    Colossians 3:17 NIV

  43. 993
    Amanda Porter says:

    Amanda, Lubbock. “And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.” -Hebrews 6:15 NKJV

    “And so it was…that she, having waited long and endured patiently, realized and obtained what God had promised.” (Revised)*

    *I took out Abraham’s hame and replaced it with “she”. I feel with Scripture when we make it more personal by adding our name or a specific gender, it becomes more alive. I hope you enjoy this and let it sink in friends that with patience, God is going to reveal to you what he has already promise. Just have faith.

  44. 994
    Dawn Kaser says:

    Dawn Parma Heights OH

    Those who belong to Christ Jesus are no longer under God’s sentence. Romans 8:1 (NIRV)

  45. 995

    LaPlata, MD

    1 Peter 1:12-21 (ESV)

    12 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.
    13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
    14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
    15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
    16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
    17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,
    18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
    19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
    20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you
    21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

  46. 996
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Albuquerque
    “For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the L ord , who has mercy on you.” Isaiah 54:10 (NLT)

  47. 997
    karen says:

    karen, cheney, WA

    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

    Psalm 73:26 (NIV) 🙂

  48. 998
    Kimberly Reed says:

    Kimberly, Fresno, CA

    “The Lord your God is in your midst;
    a mighty one who will save;
    He will rejoice over you with gladness;
    He will quiet you by His love;
    He will exult over you with loud singing.”

    Zephaniah 3:17 (ESV)

  49. 999
    Katie ericson says:

    Katie, Seminole Tx,
    “May the God of hope, fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”
    Romans 15:13 (NIV)

  50. 1000
    Jamie says:

    Jamie Teagle, Atlanta, GA

    “I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it.” Isaiah 46:11 (ESV)

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