2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 5!

Hey, Darling Things! I was so happy to catch up with many of you yesterday! I was seriously thirsty for some time with you. If you didn’t tune in to the livestream but want to catch up, check the previous post. The video will stay up for a little while. It’s not at all too late to watch it and leave a comment with your 5-song playlist (on that post, not this one please!). That post is about trading in a spirit of despair for a garment of praise!  If you’re game for that, jump back to the previous entry after you’ve left your memory verse here.

Man, oh, man, I was tested all day long yesterday on whether or not I’d permit Jesus to cover me with a garment of praise. Anybody else? The day wasn’t complete until I had car trouble. Oh, and I almost forgot to throw in here that Star and Geli were bound and determined to have my raccoon for supper. I screamed to high heaven and Keith ran out in the sticks barefooted in his maroon Texas A&M pajama pants and called them off. Why the police didn’t drive up to see if there had been domestic violence, I’ll never know. Laughing. Oh, mercy, ladies. We live real lives, don’t we? The kind where you unload a dishwater that was crammed full of dishes only to realize late into the massive unloading that they were still dirty. Blast it.

I’m praising our glorious God this morning while it is still dark outside, anticipating that over the next half hour the sun will rise on a brand new day and it will be a great one. A great one, indeed, Lord Jesus. Bring it. And show Your beautiful self to us in its course.

SO, SISTERS, IT’S TIME FOR OUR 5TH VERSE! You are jotted in my prayer journal this morning where I asked God to keep you steadfastly at the process and to give you joy and victory in it and to keep your soul alive and healthy in His Word. Do not grow weary in your well doing! Always keep in mind that we’re wearing our obsessive minds out on SOMETHING. It may as well be the Word of God with the power to build it back up! Your God did not give you a spirit of fear, Sweet Thing, but of…




I thought maybe some of you could use some fresh ideas this round so I’m going to put a few extras in here today. Two of these are from the Psalm I read to you at the conclusion of the livestream yesterday. The beauty of the first selection is that it would count for both your Scriptures this month since it’s two verses. Now, mind you, you’d still have to document the second half of it on March 15th but that’s easy to do. Right? I felt like God put a word on my heart yesterday that some of us who are really struggling with the memorization process might be making it a bit harder than it has to be in some of our selections. Try to avoid over-complicating it when possible. Only choose a really complex portion when you feel like your life and sanity depend on it and, in that case, go for it with all your might and ask God to empower you to absorb it. OK, here goes:
(1)  It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; (v.2) to declare Your steadfast love in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night.  Psalm 92:1-4 ESV   (See how easy those two would be, Sisters? And it would knock out your whole month of March!)

I’ll go ahead and choose the second one (out of the same Psalm) for my selection this March 1st. I’m choosing The NET Bible for my translation on this one because it makes me happy to use the word happy in a Bible verse. Thank you, Miss Shameless Sanguine.

Beth, Houston. “For You, O Lord, have made me HAPPY by Your work. I will sing for joy because of what You have done.” Psalm 92:4 The NET Bible


I’ll throw in one more because I jotted it down on an index card several months ago and set it on my desk at home where I can see it everyday while I’m having my quiet time. It hasn’t finished its work in me yet so, while it’s still on my mind, I’ll offer it up as one more possibility for some of you. I love, love, love this verse in The Message.

GOD, the Master, The Holy of Israel,
has this solemn counsel:
“Your salvation requires you to turn back to me
and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves.
Your strength will come from settling down
in complete dependence on me.”  Isaiah 30:15 The Message

Well, amen to that.

I love you guys so much! That sun is just beginning to peak through the trees. It’s going to be a great day.






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  1. 5201
    Sue says:

    Midland, Tx

    Colossians 1:27
    Christ in you the hope of glory.

  2. 5202
    Karey says:

    I can’t remember if posted it alredy….

    And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
    2 Corithians 9:8 NIV

  3. 5203
    Traci says:

    1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)

    God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve on another.

    Knoxville, TN

  4. 5204

    Kelly, St. Paul, MN
    Hebrews 12:3, NIV
    Consider him, who endured such opposition from sinful men, so you will not grow weary and lose heart.

  5. 5205
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Sydney,Aus:
    It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
    to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning,
    your faithfulness in the evening, (Psalm 92:1, 2 NLT)

  6. 5206
    Michele says:

    MIichele, Hollister, CA

    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.

    Zephaniah 3:17 ESV

  7. 5207
    Nancy says:

    Hebrews 10: 39
    But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.

  8. 5208
    Mary Nelle Jones says:

    Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”
    John 8:47 (NIV)
    Mary Nelle Jones, Youngstown, Ohio

  9. 5209
    Tanya says:

    from Lorton, VA
    For He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:14 NIV

  10. 5210
    Melody says:

    Jackson, TN

    When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.
    John 16:13

  11. 5211
    Jessica says:

    But he said, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27, ESV)

  12. 5212
    Nichol says:

    Nichol from Houston, Texas

    “For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful.”
    2 Thessalonians 3: 2b-3a

  13. 5213
    Cindy says:

    Cindy – Pitsburg, Ohio
    When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.
    Nehemiah 1:4 (NIV)

  14. 5214
    Bev Flynn says:

    Those who know Your Name trust in You, for you, Lord have never forsaken those who seek You.

    Psalms 9:10 NIV

  15. 5215
    Mickey says:

    Mickey, Blue Springs, MO
    Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
    Isaiah 30:21 NIV

  16. 5216
    Jan Parker says:

    Jan, Louisville, KY

    “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart,
    and good news gives health to the bones.”
    Proverbs 15:30 NIV

  17. 5217
    robin says:

    Robin, Scottsdale, AZ:
    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” NIV Isaiah 55:8

  18. 5218
    Beth P says:

    Beth P, Roswell, GA

    “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32 NASB

  19. 5219
    Charlsie McDaniel says:

    Charlsie, from Austin, TX

    She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25-26

  20. 5220
    Cindy Schade says:

    Cindy Schade, Stockbridge, GA
    …..but if we continue to walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with him, and the blood of Jesus his son cleanses us from all sin.
    I John 1:7 NRSV

  21. 5221
    Darlene says:

    Darlene, Mt. Airy, MD
    Ephesians 6:10-11, NASB

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

  22. 5222
    Rebecca Rush says:

    They looked unto Him and were lightened and their faces were not ashamed. Psalm 34:5 New King James

  23. 5223
    Betty Price says:

    Psalms 42:8 The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime and His song will be with me in the night. A prayer to the God of my life.

  24. 5224
    melinda says:

    Melinda Burgin, KY

    God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

    2 Samuel 22:33 KJV

  25. 5225
    Debra Fuller. Phx Az says:

    I needed this one!!

    GOD, the Master, The Holy of Israel,
    has this solemn counsel:
    Your salvation requires you to turn back to me
    stop your silly efforts to save yourselves.
    Your strength will come from settling down
    in complete dependence on me.”? Isaiah 30:15 The Message

  26. 5226
    Candace says:

    Candace, Narvon, PA
    I Peter 5:5 NIV
    In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”

  27. 5227
    Kathy Wyss says:

    Kathy from Greer
    The Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to Him.
    2 Chronicles 30:9 NIV

  28. 5228
    Donna Ryan says:

    Donna,Fort Wayne, IN

    I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. (Philippians 1:20 NIV)

  29. 5229
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth; Columbus, TX
    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” John 3:16 KJV

  30. 5230
    Shelby says:

    “Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what’s going on around Christ; that’s where the action is. See things from His perspective.” Colossians 3:2 the Message, Shelby from Hoosier Nation!!

  31. 5231
    Marsha C says:

    Marsha C, Kannapolis, NC

    “Sing to The Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. ”
    Psalm 96:1-2 ESV

  32. 5232
    Mia P says:

    1 John 4:15-16 NIV

    If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

  33. 5233
    Linda Barnes says:

    I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father;and I lay down my life for the sheep.
    John 10:14,15 (ESV)

  34. 5234
    Sam says:

    Sam, Rowley, IA
    Jeremiah 2:13 NKJV
    For my people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living water, and hewn themselves cisterns-broken cisterns that can hold no water.

  35. 5235
    Sharon Hardin says:

    Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)

  36. 5236
    Molly says:

    Molly ~ Santa Paula, CA

    The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7 (NIV)

  37. 5237
    Debbie from Mississippi says:

    Debbie, Hattiesburg, MS:

    “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”

    Ephesians 4:29-30 (NKJV)

  38. 5238
    Barb P. says:

    Barb P. Kansas City, Mo.
    I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
    Psalm 27:13 NIV

  39. 5239
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Wilmington, DE

    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.

  40. 5240
    Kate in Anchorage says:

    “But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6. NRSV

  41. 5241
    Annalee says:

    Annalee in Houston

    I will say of the Lord,
    “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God in whom I trust.”
    Psalm 91:2 NIV

  42. 5242
    Ashley says:

    Ashley from Victorville,Ca
    “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
    1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV

  43. 5243
    Kara says:

    K.joy from Lancaster,PA

    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives. Give us goodness in proportion to our former misery! Replace the evil years with good. Let us see your miracles again; let our children see your glory at work. And may The Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!

    Psalm 90:14-17 NLT

  44. 5244
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie from Carmichael, CA

    “For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” Psalm 1:6 (NKJV)

  45. 5245
    Cheryl Kilgore says:

    Cheryl, from Louisville, Ky:
    May the words of my mouth, and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rick and my Redeemer.

    Psalm 19: 14 NIV

  46. 5246
    Amy says:

    Amy from Johns Creek, Ga –

    “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 NASB

  47. 5247
    Maureen Chabot says:

    Maureen, St. Clair Shores, “Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at His coming”. (1 Peter 1:13 NIV)

  48. 5248
    Sandi says:

    The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.
    Psalm 37:31 NIV

  49. 5249
    Dawn says:

    Dawn ~~ Clever, MO

    Ephesians 6:17 (ESV) “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”

  50. 5250
    nancy says:

    Nancy from Birmingham, AL

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

    Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

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