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. 4301
    Kim Eshelman says:

    Kim Eshelman Lewisburg, PA

    “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

  2. 4302
    Carmela says:

    Carmela D,Forney, TX: But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Rom 8:11 KJV

  3. 4303
    Kathleen says:

    Kathleen from Phoenix,

    We love because He first loved us.

    1 John 4:19 (NIV)

  4. 4304
    Stacy South Bend, IN says:

    Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (NIV)

  5. 4305
    Kaitlin Neal says:

    Kaitlin Neal; Raleigh, NC
    He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me. Psalm 18:19 NIV

  6. 4306
    Hilary says:

    Rochester, NY

    Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. (Proverbs 3:4 NIV)

  7. 4307
    Michele Crandall says:

    Michele in North Oaks, MN

    Hebrews 10:35
    So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

  8. 4308
    Kathryn Stoltzfus says:

    Kathryn Stoltzfus, Sarasota, Florida
    “I will instruct you, and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8

  9. 4309
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Greenbrier, AR
    “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:34 (NKJV)

  10. 4310
    Katharine Welch says:

    Katharine from Royal Oak, MI
    You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
    Matthew 5:14-16 ESV

  11. 4311
    anna says:

    anna cordes
    kansas city

    For the light makes everything visible. That is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” Ephesians 5:14 NLT

  12. 4312
    Aileen Hunter says:

    Aileen Hunter, London ON

    “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.”

    2 Peter 1:5-6

  13. 4313
    Katie says:

    Katie, Kentucky

    Now no discipline seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. – Hebrews 12:11 NKJV

  14. 4314
    Angie says:

    Angie, Purcellville, VA

    Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me,
    Let him deny himself, and take up his cross,
    and follow Me.” Matthew 16: 24 (NKJV)

  15. 4315
    Betty says:

    Betty, Loma Linda; “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear” Isa 65:24 KJV

  16. 4316
    Becky says:

    Becky, Chattanooga, TN

    “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”

  17. 4317
    Kelly Gregory says:

    “Show me your ways, Lord. Teach me your paths. Guide me in your truths and teach me. For you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.”
    Psalm 25:4-5

  18. 4318
    waylene says:

    waylene, loma linda; Lord I have given up my pride and turned away from my arrogance. I am not concerned with great matters or with subjects too difficult for me. Ps. 131:1 Good News Translation

  19. 4319
    Susie Hampton says:

    Susie Hampton, Garland, Tx

    You were wearied by all your ways but you would not say it is hopeless. You found renewal of your strength, and so you did not faint. Isaiah 57:10 NIV

  20. 4320
    Amy says:

    Amy, Pratt, KS “so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:6 NIV

  21. 4321
    Sandy says:

    Sandy from Vienna, VA, Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
    Ephesians 4:2-3 (NIV)

  22. 4322
    Alicia says:

    Alicia NYC

    Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.

    Psalm 91: 3 (NIV84)

  23. 4323
    Tonya says:

    Tonya Gray – White Lake, MI

    Isaiah 41:10 – “Fear not for I am with you. Be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” NKJV

  24. 4324
    Mandy says:

    Tallahassee, FL

    “With all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavor[ing] to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

    -Ephesians 4:2-3 NKJV

  25. 4325
    Mary from Cheyenne, WY says:

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 NIV

  26. 4326
    Kim Everest says:

    Kim, Springfield, MO

    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

    Hebrews 10:23 NIV

  27. 4327
    Sandy Jane says:

    Sandy Jane
    Long Beach, CA.
    Isaiah 45:6 NIV

    so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me. I an the LORD, and there is no other.

  28. 4328
    Mary says:

    Mary, Rancho Mirage

    Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” John 11:40 NKJV

  29. 4329

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    Philippians 4: 6-7

  30. 4330
    Patti McConvikle says:

    Patti McConville, Salem Oregon
    Jesus looked at them and said “with man this is impossible,but not with God; all things are possible with God”
    Mark 10:27 NIV

  31. 4331
    Brittany Kay says:

    Brittany Kay, Gainesville, FL:

    But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind. – James 1:6 (NET)

  32. 4332
    Brenda Carrizales says:

    Brenda, Lee’s Summit, MO “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The world does not know us because it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1 NIV84

  33. 4333
    Jane Consiglio says:

    2 Corn. 4:5-6 MSG
    Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we are proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.”

  34. 4334
    Halley says:

    Halley, Elkhorn, NE
    “He brings the clouds to punish people, or to water his earth and show his love.”
    Job 37:13 NIV

  35. 4335
    Pat S. says:

    Pat S. Lago Vista, TX

    You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

    Psalm 16:11 NKJV

  36. 4336
    Laurie Witthoff says:

    Laurie, Naperville, Illinois

    “You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him.”
    Romans 8:9 (ESV)

  37. 4337
    Lori L says:

    Lori L
    Montrose, Co
    “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
    Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
    She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”
    Proverbs 31:10-12 NIV

  38. 4338
    Annette says:

    Annette, Houston.

    “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
    ~Acts 1:8 (HCSV)

  39. 4339
    Kayla Siler says:

    Kayla Siler, Edmond, OK

    So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV)

  40. 4340
    TANE MCGEHEE says:


  41. 4341
    Maurina Tabor says:

    Maurina from Lake Charles: “Whatsoever ye do in word or deed do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him”. Colossians 3:17 KJV

  42. 4342
    Carrie, Wichita says:

    LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart
    ~Psalm 15:1-2 (NKJV)

  43. 4343
    Tracy says:

    Tracy, Tangent, OR
    2 Cor 12:9
    My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. NKJV

  44. 4344
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis Twilley, Salisbury, MD
    “Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord. Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.” Hebrews 12:14-15 NLT

  45. 4345
    Marcie Galindo says:

    Marcie from Pacific Grove, CA. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

  46. 4346
    Rosa: Cypress,Tx says:

    Psalm 119:3
    They also do no iniquity; they walk in his ways.

  47. 4347
    Heidi Boley says:

    Heidi – Narvon, PA
    Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you.
    Psalms 37:5 (NLT)

  48. 4348
    Valerie says:

    Valerie, Omaha. I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NLT

    PS my last scipture had the wrong reference. As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. Is Micah 7:7 NLT

  49. 4349
    Wendy Karabensh says:

    Vero Beach

    “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
    but against the rulers,
    against the authorities,
    against the powers of this dark world and
    against the spiritual forces if evil in the heavenly realms.”

    Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)

  50. 4350
    Rachel says:

    Rachel in WV I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

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