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. 4401
    Neeley says:

    Neeley from Auburn, AL

    James 3:3 NIV- “When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal.”

  2. 4402
    Meagan says:

    Meagan, Valleyview, AB
    “As for God, His way is blameless. The word of the Lord is tried, He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him. For who is God but the Lord? And who is a rock except our God, the God who girds me with strength and makes my way blameless?” Psalm 18:30-32, NASB

  3. 4403
    Leslie says:

    Leslie, Allen, TX
    Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
    Colossians 3:16 (NIV)

  4. 4404
    LeighAnn says:

    LeighAnn, Brentwood, TN

    The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Psalm 24:1 (NIV)

  5. 4405
    Rene says:

    Rene: York, PA – “If I go up to the heavens, you are there, if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” – Psalms 139:8-10 NIV84

  6. 4406
    Bombey says:

    But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head. Psalm 3:3 NIV

  7. 4407
    April Nicole says:

    April Nicole, New Orleans

    “No, in all thing we are more than victorious through Him who loved us.”
    Romans 8:37, HCSB

  8. 4408
    Kim Daugherty says:

    Kim, Clinton MO

    For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV

  9. 4409
    Kathy Mizell says:

    For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.
    Phillipians 4:13. NLT

  10. 4410
    Ashley Black says:

    He has told you,o man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love knidness and walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 NASB

  11. 4411
    Connie Trostrud says:

    Connie T
    Potlatch ID
    Ephesians 4:29 NLT “Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”

  12. 4412
    Jody says:

    Jody, Locust Grove, Ga
    “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil”
    Ephesians 5:16kjv

  13. 4413
    Kalen says:

    Kalen from Memphis, TN

    The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer.
    ~2 Samuel 22:2 (NASB)~

  14. 4414
    Cathy says:

    Do not conform ay longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your ind. Then, you will be able to test and aprove what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will.
    Romans 12:2

  15. 4415
    Briana L. says:

    Briana, Broken Arrow, OK

    Proverbs 4:20-22 KJV

    My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

  16. 4416
    Nicole VandeLinde says:

    Nicole VandeLinde, Trinity, FL:

    ” Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16 (NIV)

  17. 4417
    Whitney Laramore says:

    Whitney L. Ames, OK
    “He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber.” Psalm 121:3 HCSB

  18. 4418
    Jennifer Hamm says:

    So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.
    I Thessalonians 2:8 ESV

  19. 4419
    Alison says:

    Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. Psalm 103:2 (NLT)

    Lithia, FL

  20. 4420
    Barbara says:

    Barbara, Dayton, Ohio
    Ephesians 4:29 (NASB)
    Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth,
    but only such a word as is good for edification
    according to the need of the moment,
    so that it will give grace
    to those who hear.

  21. 4421
    tina, Orlando Fl. says:

    I will make Your name remembered in all generations;
    Therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever.
    (Ps. 45:17)NKJV

  22. 4422
    Kathy- Douglassville PA says:

    In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
    Ephesians 3:12 NIV

  23. 4423
    Chris says:

    Chris, Cape Coral, FL
    Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 2 Corinthians 5:9 (NKJV)

  24. 4424
    Lynn says:

    Lynn Red Deer, AB

    Psalm 136:26 ESV

    Give thanks to the God of heaven, for His steadfast love endures forever.

  25. 4425
    Andrea Sadredin says:

    Andrea S. from Fresno, CA. “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)

  26. 4426
    Ann says:

    Ann from Lewistown PA

    “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT

  27. 4427
    Dena' Davis says:

    Dena’, HIndman, Ky
    He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will
    Ephesians 1:5 New American Standard

  28. 4428
    Melanie Meeks says:

    Melanie from Griffin,GA

    For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof fallen away: But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
    I Peter 1:24,25

  29. 4429
    Anne Bainbridge says:

    Anne, Marion, IN: “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 (KJV)

  30. 4430
    Laura Tuel says:

    Laura – Morgantown, WV

    Psalm 19:14 – Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord , my rock and my redeemer. (ESV)

  31. 4431
    Jennifer W. says:

    Jennifer W. (San Antonio, TX)

    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 (NIV84)

  32. 4432
    Beth says:

    Beth Petro. Stillwater, OK. Ephesians 3:20-21NASB. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

  33. 4433
    Carrie says:

    Prior Lake MN

    2 Cor 4:18 (NIV)
    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

  34. 4434
    Danna M. says:

    Danna, Atlanta,TX.
    Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving The Lord.
    Romans 12:11 NIV

  35. 4435
    Lori D says:

    Lori D., Georgetown, TX

    I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.” Lamentations 3:24 (NIV)

  36. 4436
    Erica Meshell says:

    Erica Meshell – Richardson, TX

    Colossians 1:21-22 NIV

    Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—

  37. 4437
    Terri Carey says:

    Terri, Plano, TX. “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 8:39, NIV

  38. 4438
    tina, Orlando Fl. says:

    Here is the one I really needed to write: I pray that from his glorious
    Unlimited resources He will give you mighty inner strength through
    His Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 3:16). NLT

  39. 4439
    Dea says:

    Dea from Mountain Home, AR
    John 1:1 NIV. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

  40. 4440
    Kat says:

    Tyler, TX

    Isaiah 30:18- NASB
    Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you,
    And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you.
    For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.

  41. 4441
    Sherri Conran says:

    Sherri from St. Louis, MO

    He must become greater, I must become less. John 3:30 (NIV)

  42. 4442
    Audrey Neuschafer says:

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

  43. 4443
    Gloria Droke says:

    Cordova, TN

    1 Peter 2:5 (NIV)
    you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

  44. 4444
    Jessica says:

    Jessica, San Antonio, TX

    Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousnessh God desires. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.

    (Jas 1:19-21, NLT)

  45. 4445
    Mary Baker says:

    Mary Baker, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit wihin me.” Psalm 51:10 (NASB)

  46. 4446
    Donna says:

    Donna,Glendale, AZ
    NIV Daniel2:20-21
    Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His.
    He changes times and seasons;He sets up kings and disposes them.
    He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

  47. 4447
    Mollie Kate Giddens says:

    Mollie Kate, Auburn, Al

    A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35(niv)

  48. 4448
    Barb Cox says:

    Barb, Sheridan, Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am they God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)

  49. 4449
    Mindy says:

    Mindy in Franklin, TN
    “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 ESV

  50. 4450
    Angie says:

    Angie, Noxubee County, MS:

    Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NASB

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