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. 1051
    Tiffany White says:

    Tiffany from Georgetown, Tx–
    “But the wisdom that comes from Heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” James 3:17-NIV

  2. 1052
    Kimberly Moore says:

    Kimberly, Lawrenceburg, KY. “So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:12-13 (ESV)

  3. 1053
    Tasha says:

    Job 42:2
    2 “I know that you can do all things;
    no plan of yours can be thwarted. (NIV1984)

  4. 1054
    Teri Schultz says:

    Teri Schultz, Aledo, TX

    “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 (NIV)

  5. 1055
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay, Sugar Land : ” For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 (NKJ)

  6. 1056
    Cindy Miller says:

    Cindy from Nashville, “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contray to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.” Galatians 5:16-17 NIV

  7. 1057
    Rosa Garriga says:

    Rosa from Rahway, NJ…. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever! Psalm 73:26 HCSB

  8. 1058
    Jennifer says:

    Nixa, MO

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

    ~Colossians 3:12 NIV

  9. 1059
    Wendy S says:

    Wendy, Amarillo, TX “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand on the earth”. Job 19:25 (NIV)

  10. 1060
    Jeannie says:

    Nashville, Tn.

    “Who among the gods is like You,O LORD?
    Who is like You–
    majestic in holiness,
    awesome in glory,
    working wonders?” Exodus 15:11 NIV

  11. 1061
    Vicki says:

    Vicki- Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.
    I Chronicles 29:11

  12. 1062
    KarenL says:

    Karen, Livermore, CA
    Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. James 5:13 NRSV

  13. 1063
    Connie Windham says:

    Connie Picayune,MS
    But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Matt 6:33 KJV

  14. 1064
    Anna, Pella IA says:

    Call to Me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV

  15. 1065
    Deb says:

    Deb, Becker, MN
    May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ. 2 Thess 3:15 NLT

  16. 1066
    Kenin From Greenwood Village, CO says:

    “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” – James 5:16 | NLT

  17. 1067
    Barb Granados, Dallas says:

    Barb from Richardson, TX
    Yahweh your God is among you, a warrior, who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring (you) quietness with his love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy.

  18. 1068
    Julie says:

    Julie from Queen Creek, AZ – “I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.” Psalm 119:32 (NIV,1984)

  19. 1069
    Alicia Marks says:

    Alicia, New Market, AL. “One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving. Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done.” Psalm 62:11-12 (NIV)

  20. 1070
    Eve-Senoia says:

    Psalm 34:19 NIV The righteous person may have many troubles but the Lord delivers him from them all.

  21. 1071
    Deb, West Fargo, ND says:

    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Col. 3:15 (NIV)

  22. 1072
    Maryann Anger says:

    Maryann, Cold Lake, Alberta

    Remembering whom I serve!
    Eph.6:6-8 NKJV
    6 not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, 8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.

  23. 1073
    Alicia Combs says:

    Alicia, Mesa, AZ
    Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 NIV

  24. 1074
    Lara Taeuber says:

    Lara Taeuber, Frisco Texas, Revelation 5:9-10 and they sang a new song, saying worthy are YOU to take the book and to break the seals, for you were slain, purchased for God with YOUR blood from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them to be kingdom and priests to our God, and they will reign upon the earth. Rev. 5:9-10 NASB

  25. 1075
    Erika from Gadsden, Al says:

    “Do not withhold your mercy from me, O Lord; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.” Psalm 40:11 NIV84

  26. 1076
    Lynn in Barrington says:

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9 NIV)

  27. 1077
    Nelda Adkins says:

    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NLT)

    For everything there is a season,
    a time for every activity under heaven.
    A time to be born and a time to die.
    A time to plant and a time to harvest.
    A time to kill and a time to heal.
    A time to tear down and a time to build up.
    A time to cry and a time to laugh.
    A time to grieve and a time to dance.
    A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
    A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
    A time to search and a time to quit searching.
    A time to keep and a time to throw away.
    A time to tear and a time to mend.
    A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
    A time to love and a time to hate.
    A time for war and a time for peace.

  28. 1078
    Nicole says:

    Nicole, Lancaster, Ca: “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.” (Romans 12:3 ESV)

  29. 1079
    Ryann Slegers says:

    Ryann, New Market, AL “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking it all.” James 2:10 (NIV)

  30. 1080
    Jeannie says:

    Jeannie, Charlotte
    Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!
    Psalm 100:1 (ESV)

  31. 1081
    Hannah Hancock says:

    Hannah from Winter Haven, FL

    “They also do no iniquity; they walk in His ways.”
    Psalm 119:3 (NKJV)

  32. 1082
    Michelle says:

    Michelle from Norman,OK. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as if working for The Lord, not for people” NIV/NCV

  33. 1083
    Kassie Dulin says:

    Kassie Dulin from Southlake, TX

    “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.” (Romans 13:3-4, NKJV)

  34. 1084
    EvelynMorris says:

    Evelyn M.

    Watertown, MA

    “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” (John 10:14; NIV)

  35. 1085
    Gena Gilbert says:

    Gena Gilbert, Rowlett, Texas

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Oh Lord my Rock and my Redeemer.
    Psalm 19:14 NIV

  36. 1086
    Kelly P says:

    Kelly P from Concord, NC

    “Since, then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything—and I do mean everything—connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through and through. Get rid of it!”

    Ephesians 4:23, The Message

  37. 1087
    Misti Robinson says:

    Misti, Houston (now not moving to Baytown)

    “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  38. 1088
    Pam Bryant says:

    Pam Bryant
    Kountze, Tx.

    If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
    Gal. 5:25 NKJV

  39. 1089
    Shanalea says:

    Shanalea, Riverside, CA
    Let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
    Hebrews 4:16 NLT

  40. 1090
    Kelley says:

    Kelley, Oak Ridge, NC

    For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  41. 1091
    Beverly Hudson says:

    Beverly, Pearland,TX
    So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10 TNIV

  42. 1092
    Meredith B says:

    Collierville Tn

    I have fought the good fight,I have finished the race, I have kept the faith..
    2 Timothy 4:7

  43. 1093
    Carin Stewart says:

    Carin, Greenville, KY The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning;great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)

  44. 1094
    Heather says:

    Heather: McDonough, GA – Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those that hear. Ephesians 4:29, ESV

  45. 1095
    Ginny from Henderson says:

    “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.”

    Psalm 19:1-2 NIV

  46. 1096
    Shelly Story says:

    Shelly Story
    Wausa, Nebraska

    Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
    Psalm 62:5-8 NIV

  47. 1097
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Houston, TX; The Lord is merciful and gracious; he is slow to get angry and full of unfailing love. Psalm 103:8 NLT

  48. 1098
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany, Frisco, TX “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord , my Rock and my Redeemer.” (Psalms 19:14 NLT)

  49. 1099
    LaShae says:

    LaShae – Arlington, TX
    But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 NASB

  50. 1100
    Laura Deibel says:

    Laura ~ Plainfield, IN

    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

    James 4:10 NIV

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