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. 4551
    Antonia Greenhaw says:

    2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the work of truth.

  2. 4552
    Margaret says:

    So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
    James 1:4

    I am so blessed from the study of James, but especially being able to memorize the scripture. It has never been easy for me to memorize. But at 73 God is blessing!

  3. 4553
    Kim Schneider says:

    Kim, Victoria, Texas
    “You are my hiding place: you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance” Psalm 32:7 NIV

  4. 4554
    Dee Dee says:

    Dee Dee Fernandina Bch, Florida Then Jesus went to work on His disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the drivers seat; I am.”
    Matthew 16:24 Message

  5. 4555
    Deana says:

    Deana, Hannibal NY

    Luke 1:74-75 ESV
    We have been rescued from our enemies so we can serve God without fear, in holiness and righteousness for as long as we live.

  6. 4556
    Tracey says:

    Tracey, WV. The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God. (Psalms 51:17 NLT)

  7. 4557
    Robin says:

    Robin from Noblesville, IN

    Philippians 1:9 – 10 “I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.”

  8. 4558
    Janice Stumpff says:

    Janice, Topeka, KS
    In repentance and rest is your salvation. In quietness and trust is your strength.
    Isa. 30:15 NIV

  9. 4559
    Linda from La Junta, CO says:

    Psalm 71:5,6 NIV

    5 For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord,
    my confidence since my youth.
    6 From birth I have relied on you;
    you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
    I will ever praise you.

  10. 4560
    phyllis says:

    Gilmer, TX
    NIV Psalm 28:7
    The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

  11. 4561
    Kim Pedroza says:

    Kim, Mansfield, TX – Matthew 4:4 NLT – But Jesus told him, “No! The scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”

  12. 4562
    Kim Kauffman says:

    Kim, Salem, Oregon

    Deut 31:6 – Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. ESV

  13. 4563
    Jennifer Pearson says:

    Jennifer Pearson: Nesbit, MS
    Zeph 3:17
    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. (ESV)

  14. 4564
    Judy Rinkenberger says:

    Judy, Washington
    For I hold you by your right hand–I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, don’t be afraid. I am here to help you. Isaiah 41:13 (NLT)

  15. 4565
    Beth says:

    Beth, Jonesboro, AR

    “Finally, brothers and sisters, 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 6:8 NIV

  16. 4566
    Cindy Schade says:

    Cindy Schade, Stockbridge, GA
    I Peter 2:9. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. NRSV

  17. 4567
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, West Monroe, La

    But they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:24 (NET)

  18. 4568
    Christina says:

    Christina, from Little Elm, Tx.

    I will keep my promise to The Lord in the presence of all his people. Psalm 116:14

  19. 4569
    Debbie, Atascocita, TX says:

    I am the vine you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will beat much fruit. Apart from me, you can do nothing. John 15:5

  20. 4570
    Dana J says:

    I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 NIV

    Boerne, TX

  21. 4571
    Kaitlyn says:

    Kaitlyn, Tampa, FL

    “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

    Colossians 3:2, NIV

  22. 4572
    Sharon says:

    Sharon. Glennville, GA
    Psalm 103:4 NIV
    Who redeems your life from the pit
    And crowns you with love and compassion.

  23. 4573
    Christa Copenhaver says:

    Christa, Lenexa, KS: Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Ephesians 6:7 NLT

  24. 4574
    Kristin says:

    Calgary, AB Canada
    Romans 8:28 (TNIV)
    “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.”

  25. 4575
    Ashley Dawson says:

    Ashley Dawson, Columbia, MO
    Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV)
    “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

  26. 4576
    Nancy Borrett says:

    Nancy-Yonges Island, SC

    “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

    Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV

  27. 4577
    Emily says:

    Knoxville, IA
    Philipians 3:7-8
    “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ. . .”

  28. 4578
    Maddie Smith says:

    Maddie, La Crosse, WI

    Hebrews 12:1-3 (ESV) Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

  29. 4579
    Nancy says:

    Make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self control, self control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, brotherly affection with love. 2 Peter 1:5~7 hcsb

  30. 4580
    Terri says:

    Terri from Mechanicsville, VA:

    “Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God.”

    2 Corinthians 3:4 (NIV)

  31. 4581
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, from Mechanicsville, va

    Hebrews 11:25 (NIV)
    “He chose to be mistreated along with the people of Gid rather than enjoy the fleeting pleasures or sin.”

  32. 4582
    Anne Frewin says:

    Psalm 28:7 (NIV) The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy and with my song I praise him.

  33. 4583
    Jeanne C. says:

    Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!

    James 2:12-13 NIV 1984

  34. 4584
    Melanie Ceynar says:

    Melanie Ceynar- Houston, TX- “For I know e plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to proper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 – NIV

  35. 4585
    Jennifer Braxton says:

    Jennifer from Haslet, TX

    Psalms 91:1-2 NIV
    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”

  36. 4586
    Michelle says:

    Seattle, WA

    “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”

    Titus 2:11-12 (NIV)

  37. 4587
    Jaclyn Suveg says:

    Jaclyn from Naperville, IL “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer”- Romans 12:12, ESV.

  38. 4588
    Nicole T says:

    Nicole T, Blue Springs, MO

    2 Timothey 3:16-17 (NIV) “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.”

  39. 4589
    Michelle says:

    Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11

  40. 4590
    Michelle Moss Katy, TX says:

    Luke 4:7
    ” So submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” NAB

  41. 4591
    Cassie Ball says:

    Dadeville, Alabama

    Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is theres is freedom. 2 Cor 3:17

  42. 4592
    Sarah says:

    Sarah from CA

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

    Col 3:12-13 NIV84

  43. 4593
    Amy Anderson says:

    Amy, Grand Rapids, MI

    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

  44. 4594
    Ginger Golembiewski says:

    Ginger, El Paso, TX: “But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24 NIV

  45. 4595
    Faye Birmingham, AL says:

    Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saintS. pSALMS ll6:l5 NKJV

  46. 4596
    Donna says:

    “The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” Exodus 15:2 KJV

  47. 4597
    Crystal Sullivan says:

    West Palm Beach, FL
    Luke 12:32-34 “fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the Heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” ESV

  48. 4598
    Kym says:

    Phil 4:6 NIV Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer & petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
    Morrison, CO

  49. 4599
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Bangor, Maine. Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11 (NIV84)

  50. 4600
    Angela from Pflugerville says:

    Isaiah 40:30-31 (TNIV)
    30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
    31 but those who hope in the LORD
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

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