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. 4801
    Mary says:

    Mary Conrad
    Byron Center, Michigan

    A gentle answer turns away anger,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.

    Proverbs 15:1 (TNIV)

  2. 4802
    Sue Kirkman says:

    Sue, Clemmons, NC
    Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58,NKJV

  3. 4803
    Sara Wyatt says:

    Romans 8:31 NIV

    What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

  4. 4804
    WG says:

    Wendi Gale, Yulee; For the Christian wife brings holiness to her marriage, and the Christian husband brings holiness to his marriage. Other wise, your children would not be holy, but now they are holy. 1 Corinthians 7:14 (NLT)

  5. 4805
    Natalie Jones says:

    Natalie, Clemmons, NC
    Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. Hebrews 2:11, NIV

  6. 4806
    Jennifer Hackler says:

    Jennifer from Monroe, LA Romans 12:12

    Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.

  7. 4807
    Sheila Gossett says:

    Sheila, Fort Smith AR.
    Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person. Colossians 4:5-6 NASB

  8. 4808
    Natalie McGary says:

    Natalie Aurora, IL

    2 Corinthians 10:4-5

    New International Version (NIV)

    4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

  9. 4809
    Sarah F. says:

    Sarah F., Champaign IL

    Isaiah 31:33 “But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (ESV)

  10. 4810
    Dana Hutto says:

    I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer. My God, my strength in whom I will trust; my shield and horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. Psalm 18:1-3 NKJV

  11. 4811
    Kathi Nitzsche says:

    Lexington, OH
    1 Peter 1:9 “The reward for trusting Him will be the salvation of your souls.” (NLT)

  12. 4812
    Shaunna Sturgeon says:

    Shaunna Sturgeon, New Strawn, KS

    Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. (Romans 12:9, 10 ESV)

  13. 4813

    Plano, TX

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6, 7 NKJV)

  14. 4814
    Connie Holsopple says:

    I John 5:4-5 NIV
    For whatever is born of God over comes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is the one who overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
    Where is the victory, but in Christ only! Stand firm and believe in His promises!!!

  15. 4815
    Kim Musgrove says:

    Kim from Cincinnati, Ohio

    Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship.

    Romans 12:2 NIV

  16. 4816
    Anne says:

    Lady lake, fl
    Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
    Joshua 1:8

  17. 4817
    Amy says:

    Amy, Quincy, IL
    Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness.
    1 Timothy 4:7 NASB

  18. 4818
    Wendy says:

    Hebrews 12:15 ESV
    See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.

  19. 4819
    Laura Donald says:

    Laura, Parma Ohio “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” John 8:36 NIV

  20. 4820
    Rachel says:

    To all in Rome who,are loved by God and called to be His holy people, grace and peace to you through God the Father and Jesus Christ his son.
    Romans 1:5 NIV

  21. 4821
    Kamee- Cheney Wa says:

    Kamee, Cheney
    But when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. John 16:13a

  22. 4822
    Dawne Smith says:

    Nampa, ID

    Psalm 111:1 NLT
    Praise the Lord! I will thank the Lord with all my heart as I meet with His godly people.

  23. 4823
    Donna says:

    Donna from Arlington
    “All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.” ESV

  24. 4824
    Adrienne says:

    Adrienne Usher
    Overland Park, KS
    Deuteronomy 31:8 HCSB
    The LORD is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.

  25. 4825
    Julia says:

    Julia from Cincinnati Ohio

    O LORD you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do.

    Psalm 139:1-3 NLT

  26. 4826
    Brenda says:

    Brenda from Southern Maryland;  Isaiah 54:13 – All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.
    Isaiah 54:13 ESV

  27. 4827
    Delores says:

    Sing praise to the Lord,you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping May endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:4-5 NKJV

  28. 4828
    Crystal Johnson says:

    Crystal Johnson, Columbia, SC

    2 Timothy 4:7 (NIV) I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

  29. 4829
    Emily says:

    Shreveport, LA
    “The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1 NIV)

  30. 4830
    Angela says:

    Angela- Wichita, KS
    1 Peter 3:3-4 NIV
    Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in Gods sight.

  31. 4831
    Julie says:

    Julie, Broken Arrow, OK

    O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy. Psalm 63:1-5

  32. 4832
    Lou Ann Smith says:

    Lou Ann Smith, McAllen, TX
    God, the Lord, is my strength;he makes my feet like the deer’s;he makes me tread on my high places. Habakkuk 3;19 ESV

  33. 4833
    Diana Morris says:

    NIV 2 Chronicles 7:14. If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then will I hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.

  34. 4834
    Bernadette says:

    bernadette, mtn home, ar Because of the Lord’s great love for us we are not consumed, his compassions never fail. they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness. Lam 3:22-23

  35. 4835
    Danae says:

    Danae, Escondido, CA

    “The Lord will keep you from all harm–he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Psalm 121:7-8, NIV84

  36. 4836
    Janet says:

    Janet from Richmond, IN

    “Stop fooling yourselves if you think you are wise by this world’s standards. You will have to become a fool, so you can become wise by God’s standards.” !st Corinthians 3:18.

  37. 4837
    Paula Kramer says:

    For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
    Proverbs 2:6 NIV

    ~Paula K, Muskegon, Michigan~

  38. 4838
    Joyce Stanley,NC says:

    He will not allow your foot to slip, Your Protector will not slumber. Psalm 121:3 (HCSB)

  39. 4839
    Donna Talasek says:

    Donna from Angleton, TX
    Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come. Proverbs 31:25 ESV

  40. 4840
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Houston – “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” NIV, Isaiah 55:8-9

  41. 4841
    Deborah Nibbe says:

    As the Lord lives, I will say whatever the Lord says to me. 1 Kings 22:14 HCSB

  42. 4842
    Virginia says:

    Virginia B. Longmont, CO
    “I am writing to you who are God’s children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.
    “I am writing to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I am writing to you who are young in the faith because you have won your battle with the evil one.”
    1 John 2:12, 13 NLT

  43. 4843
    nancy says:

    Powder Springs
    Josh 1:9 NLT

    This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

  44. 4844
    Rebecca Saiz says:

    Rebecca, Amarillo Tx
    I pray that your participation in the faith may become effective through knowing every good thing that is in us for the glory of Christ.
    Philemon 1:6 HCSB

  45. 4845
    Shannon Brown says:

    Shannon, Allen, TX
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NIV

  46. 4846
    Abbie Reimer says:

    Abbie, Omaha, NE

    Joshua 1:8-9 “Do not let this book of Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you maybe careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” (NIV)

  47. 4847
    Kirsten says:

    El Paso, TX

    Galatians 5:16, 17 NLT
    “So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.”

  48. 4848
    pamela t. says:

    pamela t., Fairmont, NC Ephesians 4:1-3 (MSG)
    In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do. While I’m locked up here, a prisoner for the Master, I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline—not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.

  49. 4849
    Shelly Stevenson says:

    Shelly, Tampa FL

    Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
    Psalm 139:23-24 NIV

  50. 4850
    Shannon says:

    Shannon from Surrey, BC Canada

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

    Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)

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