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. 1351
    kim says:

    Kim, Edmonds, WA; Psalm 30:11, 12: “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!” ESV

  2. 1352
    Melissa Bagwell says:

    Philippians 2:13 for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. NASB

  3. 1353

    Debbie ~ Keller, TX

    “Don’t let your heart envy sinners; instead, always fear the LORD. For then you will have a future, and your hope will never fade.”

    Proverbs 23:17-18 (HCSB)

  4. 1354
    Megan says:

    Megan from Stow, OH, His mercy extends to those who fear Him, from generation to generation. Luke 1:50, NIV84

  5. 1355
    Tina Willis says:

    Tina Willis, Everett, WA

    NIV Philippians 4:6

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

  6. 1356
    Kimberly says:

    Amarillo, TX

    “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. ” Psalm 37:4 ESV

  7. 1357
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Conway, Arkansas

    All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3:16-17 (NIV)

  8. 1358
    Mandy says:

    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will

    Romans 12:2 NIV

  9. 1359
    Barb R. Victoria BC says:

    Deut 33:26 KJV

    There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.

  10. 1360
    Tracy Chapman says:

    Andice, TX

    “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.”

    Ephesians 4:29 NKJV

  11. 1361
    Nikki Long says:

    Nikki L. Littleton, CO
    “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
    Galatians 1:10 ESV

  12. 1362
    Mary Ludwig says:

    Mary Ludwig from Blue Springs, MO

    “The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.”

    Psalm 145:14 ESV

  13. 1363
    Wendy says:

    Wendy, Wilson, NC
    Psalm 112:7 (NIV) She will have no fear of bad news; her heart is steadfast, trusting in The Lord.

  14. 1364
    DeaAnna says:

    DeaAnna, Denver CO –

    “I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God!For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels.”
    Isaiah 61:10 (NLT)

  15. 1365
    Belinda says:

    Belinda, Blacklick, Ohio

    Proverbs 16:1

    The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. (ESV)

  16. 1366
    Lezlie says:

    Lezlie – Prince George, VA

    If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. (1 Cor 13:3, NIV84)

  17. 1367
    Kristin J says:

    Kristin from Frisco –

    “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” – James 1:19 NIV

  18. 1368

    Lyli, Fort Lauderdale, FL:

    “May we shout for joy over your salvation and in the name of Jesus set up banners” (Psalms 20:5, ESV.

  19. 1369
    Jo Ann Rodgers says:

    Jo Ann, Philadelphia, “Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.” Psalm 27:3 (NASB)

  20. 1370
    Stann says:

    Stann, Frisco, TX

    Proverbs 31:26 (NAS)

    She opens her mouth in wisdom. And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

  21. 1371
    Kathleen Partin says:

    Kathleen, Saint Joseph, MI

    John 11:35

    Jesus wept.


    One year ago today my mom passed away, and I weep.

    • 1371.1
      Vickie Heerema says:

      I am praying for you today Kathleen…..today I was looking up my memory verse in Psalm 116, and another one of my favorites is highlighted…verse 15..Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
      But, what I love about “Jesus wept” is that he was weeping because he was so troubled by his friends grief. You are not alone in your grief. He is right there with you.

  22. 1372
    Dianne says:

    Dianne, Florida

    There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1, NIV)

  23. 1373
    Dana Nance says:

    Dana Nance
    Blue Ridge, TX

    O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

    Psalm 63:1-5 NIV

  24. 1374
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Eugene, OR
    “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
    Matthew 6:34 (ESV)

  25. 1375
    Janet says:

    Janet, San Diego, CA
    It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak… 2Cor. 4:13 NIV84

  26. 1376
    Susan Wyatt says:

    Susan- New York City- “Oh, magnify the LORD with me,and let us exalt his name together!” Psalm 34:3 (ESV)

  27. 1377
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, OH
    Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.
    James 4:7-7 NIV

  28. 1378
    Evangeline says:

    Evangeline, Loveland, CO

    “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

  29. 1379
    Melanie H says:

    Melanie H

    Nampa, Idaho

    Matthew 12: vs 36 NIV

    But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.

  30. 1380
    Elaine says:

    Elaine, Alpine, AR. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Psalm 42:11, KJV

  31. 1381
    Rosalye Baldwin says:

    Vicksburg, MS

    I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.

    John 5:25

  32. 1382
    Rachel says:

    Rachel from Dallas

    I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord,
    the praises of the Lord,
    according to all that the Lord has granted us,
    and the great goodness to the house of Israel
    that he has granted them according to his compassion,
    according to the abundance of his steadfast love.

    Isaiah 63:7 (ESV)

  33. 1383
    Melissa E says:


    “Trusting in a treacherous man in time of trouble is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips.”

    Proverbs 25:19

  34. 1384
    Jan Duncan says:

    Arlington TX
    But blessed is the man who trusts in The Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
    Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV

  35. 1385
    Lela Grimes says:

    Lela, Livonia MI
    Guide me in your truth and teach me,for you are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long.
    Psalm 25:5 NIV

  36. 1386
    KathySmith says:

    Kathy Smith, Hudsonville, MI
    Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
    I Chronicles 16:11

  37. 1387
    Bethany says:

    Bethany, Frisco, TX. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and Redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14, NIV)

  38. 1388
    Darcie Lyon says:

    Darcie Lyon, Sheridan WY
    Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But theses are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
    John 20:3031 NIV

  39. 1389
    Jill says:

    Jill, Omaha NE; James 4: 7-8 (NIV)
    Submit yourselves then to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands you sinners and purify your hearts you double minded.

  40. 1390
    Pam says:

    Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. Ephesians 4:29 NKJV

  41. 1391
    Carmen says:

    Carmen, Fergus Falls, MN
    The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. Proverbs 18:8 NIV

  42. 1392
    Brittany says:

    Brittany. Columbia, sc

    “The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”” Mark 9:24 NLT

  43. 1393
    Kathy Dunn says:

    Kathy Dunn from Bella Vista, AR presently on mission trip in Colombia
    For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of eternal life is through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    Romans 6:23 KJV

  44. 1394
    Mitzi Purvis says:

    Mitzi from Midland
    Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 NIV84)

  45. 1395
    Kelly Goodman says:

    Kelly, Taylorville, IL
    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

  46. 1396
    Sally says:

    Norfolk, VA
    James 1:5
    If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all withou finding fault, and it will be given to him.

  47. 1397
    Sarah says:

    Sarah of Pueblo West, CO

    Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
    1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)

  48. 1398
    Libby Wiseman says:

    Libby from Springfield, MO

    “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me” (Psalm 13:5-6, NIV).

  49. 1399
    Kathy Smith says:

    Kathy Smith, Hudsonville, MI
    Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
    I Chronicles 16:11 (NIV)

  50. 1400
    Gina says:

    Gina, Waynesville NC

    I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
    John 16:33 (AMP)

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