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. 1401
    Selina says:

    Selina B. Barbourville, KY.
    Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
    Philippians 4:5 KJV

  2. 1402
    Pam - Fresno, CA says:

    Isaiah 43:2
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you, when you walk through the fire; you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

  3. 1403
    Jennifer H says:

    Jennifer, Houston
    “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 NIV

  4. 1404
    keena swafford says:

    And to keep the commandments of the Lord and His staturs which i command you today for your good? ( conclusion to previous verse)
    Duet. 10:13 nkjv

  5. 1405
    Cathy Morris says:

    Cathy, Sedona, AZ “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

  6. 1406
    Meagan says:

    Meagan, Bedord, TX. Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 NLT

  7. 1407
    Fraya H - Royse City Tx says:

    Let everything that has breath Praise the Lord; Praise ye the Lord
    KJV Psalm 150:6

  8. 1408
    Natalie Schwartz says:

    Natalie, Springfield, MO

    “But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses! I charge you, Natalie, in the presence of God, who gives life to all things.

    1 Timothy 6:11-13a

  9. 1409
    Lindsay Haselden says:

    Lindsay Haselden, from Florence, SC.

    In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines His steps.

    Proverbs 16:9 NIV

  10. 1410
    Amanda says:

    Amanda from Huntington, WV
    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)

  11. 1411
    Emily says:

    Indianapolis, IN

    Open my eyes that I may see
    Wonderful things in your law.

    Psalm 119:18 NIV

  12. 1412
    Beth says:

    Beth, St. LouiS
    Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
    “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in You.

  13. 1413
    Keila says:

    So happy to do this!
    “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Phil 1:6 (KJV)

  14. 1414
    Katie Melton says:

    Katie Melton from Loganville, GA
    “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

    Matthew 21:22 ESV

  15. 1415
    Tammie says:

    Tammie, Carlisle, PA

    Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows. Isaiah 1:17 NLT

  16. 1416
    Jane Mattox says:

    Jane Mattox from Lubbock, Texas: ‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.
    “And the second ,like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 NKJV

  17. 1417
    Miranda says:

    Miranda from Lynchburg, VA,

    “The Lord will fight for you. Just stay calm”

    Exodus 14:14, NLT

  18. 1418
    Mary Lou Menning says:

    Mary Lou, Young America, MN
    Psalm 18:5-6, NIV

    5 The cords of the grave[b] coiled around me;
    the snares of death confronted me.
    6 In my distress I called to the Lord;
    I cried to my God for help.
    From his temple he heard my voice;
    my cry came before him, into his ears

  19. 1419
    Pat Kelley, Seattle, WA says:

    Verse #3
    I Samuel 2:8 NIV
    He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he sets them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. For the fondations of the earth are the Lord’s; on them he has set the world.

  20. 1420
    Teri Beamer says:

    Teri, Wellington, Ks “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He might exalt you in due time casting all your care upon Him because He cares for you.” IPeter 5:6 HCSB

  21. 1421
    Jill, Greeley says:

    Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

    1 John 3:18

  22. 1422
    Paula Risius says:

    Paula Risius, Waukee, IA

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

    2 Timothy 1:7 NLT

  23. 1423
    Rachel says:

    Rachel from Alabama

    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)

  24. 1424
    Marla Kula - Highlands Ranch, CO says:

    Romans 8:28 NIV

    And know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

  25. 1425
    Melanie Love says:

    Melanie Love. Mineola, Tx. Proverbs 3: 5-6 NIV. Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

  26. 1426
    Stephanie Bandy says:

    Stephanie – Springfield, MO – Psalm 121:1-3 NKJV
    “I will lift up my eyes to the hills – From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.”

  27. 1427
    Heika says:

    Heika, Dallas – “Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” 2 Corinthians 1:9 (NIV)

  28. 1428
    Kat says:

    Kat, Charlotte ~ 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

  29. 1429
    Alexis Tena says:

    Alexis Salem OR

    But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me.

    Psalm 13:5 NLT

  30. 1430
    jill hoke says:

    jill in Palm Coast

    The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.
    Nahum 1:7 NLT

  31. 1431
    Joan says:

    Joan (Coppell, 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

  32. 1432
    Nitsa says:

    Nitsa, Eugene, Oregon “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NAS ‘

  33. 1433
    dee says:

    Therefore, do not loose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, y et inwardly we ae being renewed day by day. NIV 2 Cor 4:l6

  34. 1434
    Beth S. says:

    Beth from LaGrange GA

    For in Him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, We are his offspring.
    Acts 17:28 NIV

  35. 1435
    Nancy from Ottawa says:

    Psalm 73:26
    My flesh & my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. NIV

  36. 1436
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, St. Mary’s County, MD, Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. Jude 1:3 KJV

  37. 1437
    Kelly Ayers says:

    Kelly Ayers
    Denton, TX

    I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
    Exodus 20:2

  38. 1438
    Hayley Huggins says:


    College Station, TX

    Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

    John 14:27 (NKJV)

  39. 1439
    Jill says:

    Jill, Export PA

    Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have summoned you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, Your God, The Holy One of Israel, Your Savior. Isaiah 43:1b-3a (NIV)

  40. 1440
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Clanton, AL
    And so it was, that (she), having waited long and endured patiently, realized and obtained what God had promised.
    Hebrews 6:15
    Amplified Bible

  41. 1441
    Sherry Trawick says:

    Sherry Trawick – Salisbury, NC “Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his hold name.” Psalms 103:1 (amp)

  42. 1442
    Patty Swinford says:

    You will keep him in perfect peace,
    Whose mind is stayed on You,
    Because he trusts in You.
    New King James Isaiah 26:3

  43. 1443
    Anita says:

    Anita, Big River, Saskatchewan, Canada
    When I am afraid,
    I will trust in you.
    In God, whose word I praise
    in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
    What can mortal man do to me?
    Psalm 56:3,4 NIV84

  44. 1444
    Allison says:

    Allison Midland, Tx
    Isaiah 46:9-10 ESV
    9 remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me,
    10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’

  45. 1445
    vickiclaire says:

    Longview, WA

    The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the body we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.

    Romans 8:3-4 NLT

  46. 1446
    Pam says:

    Pam Campbellsburg In.

    Our God is a consuming Fire….. Hebrews 12;29


  47. 1447
    Karen says:

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

  48. 1448
    Glenda Miller says:

    Glenda from Tieton, Washington

    I Peter 5:10 & 11 NIV
    And the God of all grace, who called you into His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will HIMSELF restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To HIM be the power for ever and ever! Amen


    I John 5:14 & 15 NIV
    THIS is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know He hears us — whatever we ask — we know that we have what we asked of Him!!!

  49. 1449
    Amy Storms says:

    Amy Storms
    Santa Clarita, CA
    But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me.
    Psalm 13:5-6, NIV

  50. 1450
    Patti Unger says:

    Patti – Colorado

    “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

    I Corinthians 13:13 NIV

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