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. 751
    Gina says:

    Gina, Rosamond Ca
    Romans 8:28 NIV
    “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

  2. 752
    Kim says:

    “You. Lord, give true peace to those who depend on you, because they trust you.”
    Isaiah 26:3 NCV

  3. 753
    Terri Sims says:

    Terri, Orange TX

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

    Hebrews 10:23 NIV

  4. 754
    Kim DeSha says:

    Kim, Louisville, KY
    And I will lead the blind
    in a way that they do not know,
    in paths that they have not known
    I will guide them.
    I will turn the darkness before them into light,
    the rough places into level ground.
    These are the things I do,
    and I do not forsake them.
    Isaiah 42:16, ESV

  5. 755
    Jill E. says:

    Jill E., Export, PA

    “He is before all things and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17 NIV

  6. 756
    Jessie says:

    Grayson, Ky

    2 Timothy 1:7

    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

  7. 757
    Martha Pyle says:

    Martha Corpus Christi

    For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear;I will help you.
    Isaiah 41:13 NIV

  8. 758
    Brenda Wagner says:

    Brenda, Alpharetta, GA
    Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you,
    1 Thessalonians 4:11 NIV

  9. 759
    Summer says:

    Summer, Steamboat Springs
    There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
    1 John 4:18, ESV

  10. 760
    Stormy Wooldridge says:

    Stormy, Lynchburg, VA
    Ephesians 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. NIV

  11. 761
    Tracey Nave says:

    Tracey Nave, Seminole, TX

    Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets.
    Luke 6:22-23

  12. 762
    June Daniels says:

    Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation,
    Hebrews 11:2
    June Collinsville, IL

  13. 763

    Cindy Beecher, Wausau, WI
    Jude 24
    And now to him who can keep you on your feet, standing tall in his bright presence, fresh and celebrating— (MSG)

  14. 764
    Jacque Kvanvig, St. Cloud, MN says:

    The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights. Habakkuk 3:19, NLT

  15. 765
    Vicki says:

    Longview, WA

    So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.
    Romans 8:6-7 NLT

  16. 766
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Augusta, GA
    But now, this is what the LORD says – he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
    Isaiah 43:1-2, NIV

  17. 767
    beckyjomama says:

    Becky Jo
    Chesterfield, MI

    Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

    James 4:7 ESV

    (Mercy, how I need him to flee … I’M BELIEVING GOD!!!)

  18. 768
    Cory Anna says:

    Cory Anna, Atlanta
    “You guide me with your counsel,leading me to a glorious destiny.” -Psalm 73:24 NLT

  19. 769
    Debbie Jackson from Amarillo, Texas says:

    “For this you were called, because Christ suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow in His steps.”
    1 Peter 2:21 NKJV

  20. 770
    Karen says:

    Karen, Wildwood, MO

    “GOD, the Master, the Holy of Isreal, 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

  21. 771
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Johnstown

    “For in Him the whole fullness of Deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in Him, who is the head of all rule and authority.”
    Colossians 2:9&10 ESV

  22. 772
    Rhonda Lewis says:

    From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16 NIV

  23. 773
    Ganise says:

    Ganise, Ottawa, Canada.

    Psalms 84:1 (NIV)

    How lovely is your dwelling place,
    Lord Almighty!

  24. 774
    Carole Thomas says:

    Carole, Imperial, CA: But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow Glory on me and lift up my head. Psalm 3:3 NIV

  25. 775
    Marie says:

    Orange TX

    Lam. 3:22-23 NIV

    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.

  26. 776
    Sheila Bragg says:

    “Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law.” Ps. 119:153

  27. 777
    Tamara says:

    Tamara Ward, Alexandria, VA

    “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people HE chose for his inheritance”

    Psalm 33:12 (NIV)

  28. 778

    Susan Lawrence, central IL. Your love must be real. Hate what is evil, and hold on to what is good. Romans 12:9, NCV

  29. 779
    Meredith Buchanan says:

    Collierville TN

    Love The Lord God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
    Matthew 22:37

  30. 780
    Renee says:

    Renee, Calgary, Canada
    “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
    Nehemiah 8:10

  31. 781
    Carolyn says:

    Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions,and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work–this is a gift of God.
    Ecclesiastes 5:19 NIV


  32. 782
    Pamela (Canada) says:

    Isaiah 61:3 NIV

    “to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendour”.

  33. 783
    Annette says:

    Annette, Richmond, TX – John 15:1 (ESV)

    I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.

  34. 784
    Donna D says:

    “In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and and confidence.”
    Eph 3:12 NIV

  35. 785
    Angie Call says:

    Angie, Belleville. “Who are those that fear the Lord? He will show them the path they should choose.” Ps. 25:12 NLT

  36. 786
    Angie Heaton says:

    Angie Heaton, Hot Springs, AR
    “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord & shun evil.”
    Proverbs 3:7 NIV

  37. 787
    Amanda Porter says:

    Amanda Porter.
    Lubbock, Texas.

    You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you. (Song of Solomon 4:7 NIV)

    This is how Christ sees us once we accept him as savior. Without blemish.

  38. 788
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Redding, CA
    Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. 1 Thess. 5:16-18

  39. 789
    Johnnie says:

    Johnnie, Hammond LA

    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. NET

  40. 790

    Debbie from Keller, TX

    “But You, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts up my head.”

    Psalm 3:3 (HCSB)

  41. 791
    Gwen says:

    Carmel, IN

    God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks. It’s a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from God.

    Lamentations 3:25-26 MSG

  42. 792
    Beth says:

    Beth, Ohio

    John 14:1, RSV

    Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.

  43. 793
    Cindy Hall says:

    Cindy – Paducah, KY

    Psalm 39:7 ESV
    And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.

  44. 794
    Shelley Brooks, McKinney Texas says:

    Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load. Galatians 6:4-5 NIV

  45. 795
    sarah Withers smyrna, ga says:

    I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 2 Timothy 1:3

  46. 796
    Cathy R says:

    Cathy R
    Orofino, ID

    YOU will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on YOU, because he trusts in YOU! ISA 26:3 NKJV

  47. 797
    Sarah Snow says:

    Sarah, Wichita Falls, TX

    Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galations 1:10 NIV 2000

  48. 798
    Jane says:

    Jane, Calgary, Alberta. “Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.” – Isaiah 5:21 (NASB)

  49. 799
    Debbie says:

    Debbie Mayo
    Decatur, AL

    Psalm 23:4
    Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
    thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Amen!

  50. 800
    Janice says:

    Janice. Conroe

    The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will guide you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zeph. 3:17

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