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. 1151
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Hulbert, OK
    “There are those who speak rashly,
    like the piercing of a sword, but the
    tongue of the wise brings healing.”
    Proverbs 12:18

  2. 1152
    Geri Heringer says:

    Fort Worth, Texas:
    “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and by his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 KJV

  3. 1153
    Heidi Jones says:

    Heidi ~ Chicago, IL

    “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” – James 1:5 NLT

  4. 1154
    Becky says:

    Becky, Temecula, CA

    Matthew 14:30 NASB
    “But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, Lord save me.”

  5. 1155
    Lisa Friedrichs says:

    Lisa, Frisco TX Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. Psalm 62:5 NLT

  6. 1156
    Mariposa says:

    Mariposa Sivage – Albuquerque, NM

    And this is the testimony; God has given us eternal life and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life. He who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5: 11-12 NIV

  7. 1157
    Allison says:

    Allison, Forest, VA

    “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” II Cor. 9:8 ESV

  8. 1158
    Courtney says:

    Houma, LA
    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
    Colossians 3:23-24, TNIV

  9. 1159
    Mindy says:

    Mindy – McDonough, GA
    For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
    2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)

  10. 1160
    Kristi says:

    Kristi – Blair, WI

    “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. I Corinthians 10:23 (NIV)

  11. 1161
    DeeAnn Payne says:

    DeeAnn Payne, Horn Lake,
    Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4(NIV)

  12. 1162
    Courtney Courts says:

    Courtney C. From Kountze, TX

    1 John 3:21-22 NCV
    My dear friends, if our hearts do not make us feel guilty, we can come without fear into God’s presence. And God gives us what we ask for because we obey God’s commands and do what pleases him.

  13. 1163
    Sarah Ross says:

    Sarah, Colorado Springs
    Proverbs 3:6
    In all your ways know, recognize and acknowledge Him and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.(AMP)

  14. 1164
    Wendy says:

    The Lord is my Strength and my (impenetrable) Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.
    Psalm 28:7 AMP

  15. 1165
    Tess Philip says:

    Tess. Tokyo
    1 Corinthians 13:4-5
    Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not want what belongs to others. It does not brag. It is not rude. It does not look out for its own interest. It does not easily become angry. It does not keep track of other peoples wrongs. NIRV

  16. 1166
    Kim Renee says:

    Kim Renee, Brighton, CO:
    Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Ps. 51:10 KJV

  17. 1167
    Courtney Cops says:

    Courtney Cops
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Hebrews 12:14-15 NIV
    Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

  18. 1168
    Christy says:

    Christy, Cowpens, SC
    Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees! Then I would not be ashamed when I compare my life with your comands. As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should! I will obey your decrees. Please don’t give up on me!
    Psalm 119:5-8 NLT

  19. 1169
    Lauren F says:

    Lauren, Frisco, TX

    “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45 (NIV)

  20. 1170
    Liz says:

    Liz, Bloomfield: “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30, ESV).

  21. 1171
    Shelly, Frisco, TX says:

    therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are acheiving for us an enternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unsen, since what we see is temporary but what is unseen is eternal.

    2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV

  22. 1172
    D Hanson says:

    Deb, Littleton, CO:

    knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:3NKJV

  23. 1173
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Surprise, AZ

    “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” ~Proverbs 31:8

  24. 1174
    Nan says:

    I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Phil 4:11 NIV

  25. 1175
    Linda says:

    Linda, Bartelso, IL. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me. 2Corintians 12:9 HCSB

  26. 1176
    Carin says:

    Bossier City,La.
    ROmans 8:15 (NIV)
    15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

  27. 1177
    Connie ,Friona,Tx says:

    Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.Ps. 139: 23-24 NKJV

  28. 1178
    Denyse says:

    Denyse: Dallas, TX
    Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
    Psalm 51:12 NIV

  29. 1179
    Lynne Amos says:

    Lynne Amos
    Wray, Colorado

    She looks well to the ways of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.

    Proverbs 31:27 ESV

  30. 1180
    Erica Hostetler says:

    Erica, Chicago
    Psalm 27:4 (NIV)
    “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”

  31. 1181
    Rhonda in Michigan says:

    Rhonda – Portage, MI

    Those who look to him are RADIANT; their faces are NEVER covered with shame. Psalm 34:5 NIV

    We are RADIANT gals!!

  32. 1182
    Jordin says:

    Jordin from Albuquerque, NM
    “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
    Hebrews 10:24-25, ESV

  33. 1183
    Molly says:

    Brooklyn, MI

    “I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”
    Isaiah 44:22 (NIV)

  34. 1184
    Jen says:

    Jen, Saint Francis. The fear of the Lord leads to life;one will sleep at night without danger. Proverbs 19:23 HCSB

  35. 1185
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Slidell, LA: Jeremiah 29:11
    11 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. New International Version

  36. 1186
    Marianne Foriska says:

    Marianne; Saegertown, PA

    “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.”
    Psalm 55:22 NIV

  37. 1187
    Megan, Charlotte NC says:

    “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 3:14 (NIV)

  38. 1188
    Sheryl says:

    Sheryl, PA

    Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God – soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God.
    Psalm 45:3 The Message

  39. 1189
    Nikki H says:

    Nikki. McGregor, Texas. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Philippians 4:8, NIV.

  40. 1190
    Bree Barker says:

    Bree, Newport KY. “No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.” (Deuteronomy 30:14 NIV)

  41. 1191
    Berni says:

    Berni, Albuquerque
    “May my words and my thoughts be acceptable in your sight,
    O LORD, my sheltering rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NET

  42. 1192
    Ariana says:

    Ariana, Niles, MI
    “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” -Ephesians 3:20-21 (NLT)

  43. 1193
    Millicent says:

    Millicent – Houston: “All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.” Isaiah 54:13 ESV

  44. 1194
    Sharon Ickes says:

    Sharon, North Plainfield, NJ Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV

  45. 1195
    Carrie Jones says:

    “All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.”

    Isaiah 54:3

    Carrie Jones
    Ontario, Canada

  46. 1196
    Linda says:

    Linda, Pittsburgh

    For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 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.
    Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)

  47. 1197
    Debbie Jackson says:

    “God, create in me a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not banish me from Your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me.
    Restore the joy of Your salvation to me and give me a willing spirit.”
    Psalm 51:10-12 HCSB

  48. 1198
    Dori Fraser says:

    Dori, Meridian ID

    Romans 4:20 AMP

    No unbelief or distrust made him waver concerning the
    promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God.

  49. 1199
    Laurie Ellis says:

    Psalm 1:1-2
    Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

  50. 1200
    Kathryn Mayes says:

    Katie, Kentucky
    However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. (Acts 20:24 NIV)

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