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. 4751
    Tara Sims says:

    Tara from Quanah, Tx, Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV

  2. 4752
    Amy Embree says:

    King, NC

    Philippians 4:8 NIV

    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.

  3. 4753
    Deb says:

    Psalm 105:4 (NIV)
    “Look to the LORD and his strength, seek His face always.”

  4. 4754
    Paula says:

    Paula, Moorefield WV

    Philippians 4: 5-6 NIV

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

  5. 4755
    Lisa Caduff says:

    Zimmerman, MN

    If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor” – well,

    James 2:3 NLT

  6. 4756
    Mendi says:

    Mendi, Jackson, TN

    And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:19

  7. 4757
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, OK, “But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalm 56:3-4 NLT

  8. 4758
    Tami says:

    Proverbs 28:13(NLT)

    People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.

    Columbus, Ohio

  9. 4759
    Rebecca Scott says:

    Rebecca New Orleans, LA: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Phillipians 4:6 NIV

  10. 4760
    Gwen says:

    Fairmont, WV

    “An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.” Proverbs 12:4

  11. 4761
    Kay says:

    My new verse is Psalm 65:11 NKJV You crown the year with your goodness. And your paths drip with abundance.

  12. 4762
    Missy Eury says:

    Missy E, Lake Placid, FL
    Isaiah 58:11 The Lord will continually lead you; He will feed you even in parched regions.He will give you renewed strength,and you will be like a well-watered garden,like a spring that continually produces water. (NET)

  13. 4763
    Andrea Jones says:

    Andrea – Houston, TX

    Luke 10:42 The NET Bible
    …one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the best part; it will not be taken away from her.

  14. 4764
    Ida Carpenter says:

    Ida, Glenwood,
    Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. Philippians 3:13 (NKJV)

  15. 4765
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Highland Village Tx
    The Net…Isaiah54:13. “All your children will be followers of the LORD, and your children will enjoy great prosperity”

  16. 4766
    Amy Gomon says:

    Amy, Plainfield IL

    That is why, for Christ’s sake , I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
    2 Corinthians 12:10

  17. 4767
    Katie Simmons says:

    Katie from Parker, CO

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 NIV

  18. 4768
    Sharron Kay Fires says:

    SKay, Possum Kingdom Lake, TX
    “You discern my going out and my lying down;
    You are familiar with all my days.”
    Psalm 139:3

  19. 4769
    God's not-so-little Dutch girl says:

    Joan, Portage, MI

    “And a highway will be there;it will be called the Way of Holiness;it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it;wicked fools will not go about on it. No lion will be there, nor any ravenous beast;they will not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there, & those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing;everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness & joy will overtake them,& sorrow & sighing will flee away.” Isaiah 35:8-10NIV

  20. 4770
    Chanda says:

    Chanda Fort Wayne, IN

    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves

    Phillippians 2:3 NIV

  21. 4771
    Grace Bridges says:

    Since February is heart month I wanted to do a verse about love.

    Beloved,let us love one another,because love is from God,everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1John 4:7-8 NRSV

  22. 4772
    Barbara Ann Davis says:

    1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain; faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

  23. 4773
    Midge Edmond says:

    Midge, Decatur, GA “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 TNIV

  24. 4774
    Richelle says:

    Richelle, Kingston, TN

    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

  25. 4775
    Tracy Langford says:

    Tracy, Medicine Lodge, Ks

    Isaiah:18-19 NCV

    The L ord says, “Forget what happened before, and do not think about the past. Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don’t you see it? I will make a road in the desert and rivers in the dry land.

  26. 4776
    Gabriella Thomas; Ft Lauderdale Fl says:

    This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
    John 15:12-13 ESV

  27. 4777
    Church Lady says:

    Sparta, TN
    “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38 ESV

    Sparta, TN
    All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 NIV

  28. 4778
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie; Ogden; “But I will keep on hoping for Your help; I will praise You more & more.”; Psalm 71:14; NLT

  29. 4779
    Kim says:

    Kim from Arlington:
    My soul shall be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in his salvation Psalms 35:9 NKJV

  30. 4780
    Michelle Gilbert says:

    Michelle, Walland TN

    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?

    Ps 56: 3-4 (NIV)

  31. 4781
    Joany Haws says:

    Joany from Salem, Oregohn

    Phil 4:6-7

    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.

  32. 4782
    Laura N says:

    Laura N, Jefferson, ME

    Psalm 25:4-5, ESV
    Make me to know your ways, O Lord;teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me,for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

  33. 4783
    Allison says:

    Allison from Cincinnati, Ohio

    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

  34. 4784
    Dawn says:

    Do not be deceived ; God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
    Galatians 6:7. NIV

  35. 4785
    Denise Fast says:

    Denise in Lenexa, KS

    Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. Casting all your care upon Him for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5b-7 NKJV

  36. 4786
    Teresa, Saegertown,Pa says:

    I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.

    Deuteronomy 32:3-4 NIV

  37. 4787
    Billie Payne says:

    Billie Payne-Batesville, MS Psalm 16:1 (NIV) Keep me safe, O God, for I take refuge in you.

  38. 4788
    Karen says:

    Karen, Birmingham, AL

    There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Proverbs 14:12 ESV

  39. 4789
    Stephanie Turpin says:

    Stephanie From Glenpool, Oklahoma
    For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. (Psalm 100:5 NIV)

  40. 4790
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Branch, AR
    I will sow her in the land for Myself, and I will have compassion on No Compassion; I will say to Not My People: You are My people, and he will say, “You are My God.” – Hosea 2:23 HCSB

  41. 4791
    Ashley Jenkins says:

    Ashley from Ann Arbor, Michigan

    This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
    John 15:8 NIV 1984

  42. 4792
    Rebecca Stewart says:

    Opps! Can’t believe I was late…had this verse picked out for a while.

    Rebecca Stewart
    Julian, NC
    “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”
    Hebrews 4:16 NLT

  43. 4793
    Brandy Fox says:

    Brandy Fox, Siloam Springs Ar
    If any of you lack wisdom you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to him. James 1:5 NIV

  44. 4794
    Kim bogart says:

    Kim Jacksonville Florida John 11:40 ESV
    “Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?””

  45. 4795
    Tracey says:

    Tracey, Encinitas: You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light.
    2 Samuel 22:29 NIV

  46. 4796
    Danielle S. says:

    Danielle S., Garden City, KS
    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever! Amen! Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)

  47. 4797
    Chrissy Jones says:

    Chrissy, Clemmons, NC
    Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16, NKJV

  48. 4798
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from El Dorado, AR:

    If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? (1 John 3:17 NIV84)

  49. 4799
    Rachel Jones says:

    Rachel, Clemmons, NC
    And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8b, NIV

  50. 4800
    Alyssa says:

    Alyssa, Dallas, TX

    He said to them, “It is not for you to know the times and seasons the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:7-8 ESV

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