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…

POWER.

LOVE.

SELF CONTROL.

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. 5401
    Jeannie Crossland says:

    Seek His will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

    Pov. 3:6

    • 5401.1
      Cathy says:

      The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. Isaiah 32:17 NKJV

  2. 5402
    Cathy Householder says:

    Cathy from Bluffton, IN Phil 3:7-8 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus, My lord, for whose sake I have lost all things for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ

  3. 5403
    Lisa McGriff says:

    Lisa McGriff, Abbeville, AL

    Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

    Matthew 7:7
    NIV

  4. 5404

    Debbie, Rochester, MN

    My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting[b] dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. 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, doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives? Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him? But you dishonor the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? Aren’t they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear?
    James 2:1-7 NLT

  5. 5405
    Lisa L says:

    Lisa L. from Columbus, OH

    Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

    Hebrews 12:14 NIV

  6. 5406
    Ivy says:

    You give me your shield of victory; you stoop down to make me great.
    2 Samuel 22:36 NIV
    Ivy, Dallas, TX

  7. 5407
    Becky-Redmond says:

    For you, O Lord, make me glad by what you have done. I will sing for joy at the works of your hands! Psalm 92:4 NASB

  8. 5408
    Mischia says:

    Mischia, Morganton, NC

    “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.”

    James 1: 21 NLT

  9. 5409
    Stephanie Corley says:

    Stephanie Corley
    Quitman, Texas

    Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full accesptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners — of whom I am the worst.
    1 Timothy 1:15 (NIV84)

  10. 5410
    Betty Rogers says:

    somehow I didnt submit #5. I had it all done and then realized I didn’t do it. Sick and anyway, excuses…..” Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, For I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, For to You I lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:8

  11. 5411
    Betty Rogers says:

    NIV Tranlation

  12. 5412
    Debbie Cameron says:

    Debbie C, Memphis Tn
    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NIV)

  13. 5413
    Rebecca says:

    Wiggins
    For You, O Lord, have made me happy by your work. I will sing for joy because of what you have done. Psalms 92:4 The NET Bible

  14. 5414
    Kristina says:

    Kristina, Ellenton, FL
    For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:40 (NIV)

  15. 5415
    KRISTA says:

    Krista, Eagan MN
    Be still and know that I am God. PSALM 46:10 (NIV)

  16. 5416
    Carrie says:

    Carrie
    Prior Lake, MN

    Psalm 19:1-4 NIV
    The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the earth.

  17. 5417
    Barbara says:

    Iluka, Australia
    Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
    Ephesians 6:11 (NIV)

  18. 5418
    Rachel says:

    Rachel – Appling GA

    Psalm 51:10 GNB
    Create a pure heart in me, O God, and put a new and loyal spirit in me.

  19. 5419
    Beth says:

    Hebrews 12:2 NIV

    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the Cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of God.

  20. 5420
    Debbie says:

    Holbrook, NY
    When I am afraid, I will put my trust in YOU. In GOD, whose word I praise, In GOD I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me? Psalm 56: 3,4
    NASB

  21. 5421
    Ashley Jenkins says:

    Ashley from Ann Arbor, Michigan:

    …but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 9:24 NIV

  22. 5422
    Katie says:

    Katie, China
    “it is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, o most High.”

    Psalm 92:1 esv

  23. 5423
    Beth Kellett, Calgary Alberta says:

    The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4 NIV)

  24. 5424
    Marie says:

    Marie Howard, Villa Rica, GA
    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

  25. 5425
    Abbie says:

    Abbie Howard, Villa Rica, GA
    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness humility, gentleness and patience.
    Col. 3:12, NIV

  26. 5426
    Linda Hammett says:

    From Wake Forest, North Carolina
    “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and
    your joy will be complete.”(NIV)

  27. 5427
    Koren Sivertson says:

    Koren from Fredericksburg, VA
    “Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again, rejoice!”, Phil 4:4, NIV

  28. 5428
    Koren Sivertson says:

    I’m so sorry I missed posting my March 1st verse, I hope it’s not too late.

    ” We know that all things work together for good Of those who love God – Those whom he has called according to His purpose” Romans 8:28 KJB

  29. 5429
    Tricia Neumann says:

    Tricia, Conroe, TX

    “By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back from living by your righteous order.”

    Psalm 119:105-106
    The Message

  30. 5430
    Bethany says:

    Bethany
    Petaluma, CA

    Do not copy the behavior or customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.
    Romans 12:2 NLT

  31. 5431
    Billie says:

    Billie, Hot Springs, SD
    Psalms 118:14KJV
    The Lord is my strength & song, and is become my salvation

  32. 5432
    Beth says:

    “Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest…”
    Ephesians 6:14 HCSB

  33. 5433
    Bless says:

    For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith…
    Ephesians 3:14-17

  34. 5434
    Kristin Cho says:

    Kristin Cho; Northville Michigan

    I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me a gave Himself for me.

    Amen

    Galatians 2:20 NIV

  35. 5435
    Helen, Dearborn, MI says:

    Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on tha evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and faten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. Ephesians 6:13-15

  36. 5436
    Helen, Dearborn, MI says:

    Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on tha evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and faten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. Ephesians 6:13-15 NRSV

  37. 5437
    Libby says:

    Libby, Littleton CO (ESV)
    1 john 3:16
    By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

  38. 5438
    Johnette says:

    Johnette S, Littleton CO
    “With my whole heart I seek thee; let me not wander from they commandments!” (RSV)

  39. 5439
    Janice says:

    janice
    halifax, nova scotia

    Wait for the Lord;
    be couragejous and let your heart be strong.
    Wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

  40. 5440
    Sandi says:

    Sandi, Pueblo West, CO
    Psalm 17:8 NIV
    Keep me as the apple of your eye;
    hide me in the shadow of your wings

  41. 5441
    Paula says:

    Paula, Moorefield WV

    2 John 1:1 NIV

    The elder,
    To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in truth- and not I only, but also all who know the truth-

  42. 5442
    Wendy says:

    Wendy Plano, TX Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. II Cor 1:3 NLT

  43. 5443
    Amy says:

    Amy, Pratt, Ks

    “It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High,proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night” Psalm 92:1,2 NIV

  44. 5444
    Catherine says:

    Catherine P., Clarkston, MI As for God, his way is perfect; the word of The Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.
    2 Samuel 22:31 NIV

  45. 5445
    Emily Bravenec says:

    Emily from Glenn Heights, TX

    You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
    -Genesis 50:20 NIV

  46. 5446
    Pat Ford says:

    The Lord your God is with you. He will take great delight in
    You, with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
    Zephaniah 3:17. NIV. Pat K Ford Greenville Ky

  47. 5447
    Dori says:

    To declare Your steadfast love in the morning,
    And Your faithfulness by night.

    Psalm 92:2
    ESV

  48. 5448
    Deanna, The Woodlands, TX says:

    “I lift my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 NIV

  49. 5449
    Ros says:

    From Ros Rock in Colbert, GA
    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2 NIV)

  50. 5450
    Jen H., Houston says:

    Hebrews 10:23 NIV
    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.

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