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. 5651
    Steph Albritton says:

    Steph Albritton
    Nottingham, England

    I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord ’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” (Lamentations 3:19-24 NIV) (verse #20= SSMT #5)

  2. 5652
    Tammy Behrman says:

    2 Chronicels
    but as for you, be strong and do not give up for your work will be rewarded.

    Greenville, sc

  3. 5653
    Lauren N. says:

    Lauren; Orlando, FL
    No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tounge that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.
    Isaiah 54:17, NIV

  4. 5654
    Bailey W. says:

    Bailey W. from Southaven, MS

    The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.

    Psalm 119:110

  5. 5655
    Connielynn says:

    Connie Windham
    Trout, LA
    Isaiah 54:13 NASB
    “All your sons will be taught of the LORD; and the well-being of your sons will be great.”

  6. 5656
    Meghan says:

    Meghan, from Houston, Texas. “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

  7. 5657
    Jane - Atlanta, GA says:

    John 11:35
    “Jesus wept.”

  8. 5658
    Judy Aubuchon says:

    Luke 9:23
    If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself daily and follow me

  9. 5659
    Koren Sivertson says:

    And we know that all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 NIV

  10. 5660
    karen says:

    Karen from Ontario Canada
    “He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” Ps 91 11 NIV

  11. 5661
    Mandy says:

    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. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
    Ephesians 3:16-18 (NIV)

  12. 5662
    Sara, SC says:

    Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
    Titus 3:1-2 NIV

  13. 5663
    Talia Scott says:

    Talia, Houma, LA
    In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Prov 3:6 NASB

  14. 5664
    Crystal says:

    Crystal. Buffalo, NY Blessed are all who fear The Lord, who walk in obedience to him. Psalm 128:1 NIV

  15. 5665
    pattilou says:

    pattilou from afton, VA
    They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:23 NIV84

  16. 5666
    Kim Smith says:

    Kim Smith from Littlestown, PA. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1 NKJV

  17. 5667
    Kim Smith says:

    Kim Smith from Littlestown, PA. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6 NKJV

  18. 5668
    Velvet -Raleigh, NC says:

    “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

    He is so good! He is better than he has to be.

  19. 5669
    Brittany Kay says:

    Brittany Kay, Gainesville, FL

    Now the believer of humble means should take pride in his high position. But the rich person’s pride should be in his humiliation, because he will pass away like a wildflower in the meadow. -James 1:9-10

  20. 5670
    Katie Buer says:

    From Grand Rapids, Mi
    Psalm 92:1
    It is good to give thanks to The Lord, to sing praises to the Most High.

  21. 5671
    Emilie says:

    For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
    (Romans 8:5 ESV)

    North Carolina

  22. 5672
    Janice Coulter of Russellville, Arkansas says:

    1 Peter 5:11 NIV

    To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

  23. 5673
    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Dallas

    He only is my rock and my salvation. He is my defense; I shall not be moved.

    Psa. 62:6

  24. 5674
    Bethany says:

    Petaluma, CA

    But the Lord still waits for you to come to Him so He can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for Him to help them.
    Isaiah 30:18 NLT

    This is my 4-1-13 I forgot to post

  25. 5675
    Bethany says:

    Petaluma, CA

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.
    Proverbs 3:5-6

  26. 5676
    Robyn says:

    Robyn, Jackson TN
    “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.”
    Isaiah 40:31

  27. 5677
    Kelli T says:

    Kelli T.

    Dustbowl plains of Colorado

    Create in me a clean heart, oh God; and renew a right spirit within me.

    Psalm 51:10 KJV

  28. 5678
    Jenny Harrison says:

    Jenny, Cairo, GA- Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord! Psalm 25:6-7 ESV

  29. 5679
    Diana Yarborough says:

    Diana Yarborough, Gallatin, TN

    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
    Psalm 90:14 NIV

  30. 5680
    roberta jo says:

    Baker City, Oregon. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up..
    1 Thes. 5:11 nkjv

  31. 5681
    Christa says:

    Christa, Ambler PA
    …Who am I, O sovereign Lord, and what is my family that you have brought me this far? 2 Samuel 7:18 NIV

  32. 5682
    Ivy Morrison says:

    Ivy Morrison
    Willis, TX

    1 Corinthians 13:3 NIV
    “If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.”

  33. 5683
    Deanna Seabolt (The Woodlands, TX) says:

    “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 NIV

  34. 5684
    Carol says:

    Granite Shoals, TX Hebrews 12:1 NIV Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us!

  35. 5685
    Peggy Blazek says:

    Peggy, Indianapolis
    James 1:22 NLT “But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.”

  36. 5686
    Darlene says:

    Darlene from C’ville, VA

    “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

    Prov. 16:3 KJV

  37. 5687
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer San Angelo, Texas
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God
    Phillipians 4:6. NIV

  38. 5688
    Jennifer says:

    And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds
    In Christ Jesus
    Phillipians 4:7

  39. 5689
    Kelli Maynor, Champaign IL says:

    Isaiah 30:21 NLT “Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, ‘This is the way you should go,’ whether to the right or to the left.”

  40. 5690

    Leah, Houston TX

    Romans 1:20, NIV84

    For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

  41. 5691
    Christy says:

    Christy: Ada, Ok “For God did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and sound mind”
    2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

  42. 5692
    Christy says:

    Sorry I posted the wrong verse above…oops
    Christy, Ada, Ok “Arise, shine, for your light has come and the glory of The Lord rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1

  43. 5693
    Renay says:

    Renay, Buckner MO
    So the Lord must wait for you to come to Him so He can show you His love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God.Blessed are those who wait for His help. Isaiah 30:18 NLT

  44. 5694
    Amy says:

    Amy Adams
    Middletown, DE

    Philippians 4:6 (NIV) – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present our requests to God.

  45. 5695
    Brandy Sermons says:

    Lyncburg, VA
    Jeremiah 29:13 (English Standard Version)
    You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

  46. 5696
    Shaorn.j. says:

    Hebrews 11:6 NIV
    Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

  47. 5697
    Danika says:

    I’m way behind on posting, but not on memorizing!!
    Danika from Tulare, CA

    1 John 3:16-17 NIV
    16) This is how we know what love is: Jesus laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.17) If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?

  48. 5698
    Vicki says:

    Vicki from Loveland, CO Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Rom 15:7 NIV1984

  49. 5699
    Cathy Scott says:

    Ps:92:2 To declare your steadfast love in the morning and your faithfulness by night. (Esv) San Bernardino Ca.

  50. 5700
    Alice Carroll says:

    Alice, Hull
    In the multitude of words sin is not lacking. But he who restrains his lips is wise.
    Proverbs 10:19. NKJV

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