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. 951
    Susan Kolb says:

    Susan, Durango: “Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.'” Mark 9:35, NIV

  2. 952
    Wendy Baranco Boise ID says:

    For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spiit.
    Rom 8:5
    NAS

  3. 953
    Chrystal says:

    Chrystal, lexington, KY
    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

    (not tryin to cheat but was recently reminded of how I take this one for granted! so going to soak it in my bones for 2 weeks!)

  4. 954
    Patty Pierce says:

    Patty Pierce
    Searcy Ar
    Psalms 46:1

    God is our refuge and strength an ever present help in trouble .

  5. 955
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Alabama
    It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, (Psalm 92:1 NIV)

  6. 956
    Dawn B says:

    So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

    Matthew 6:34 (NLT)

  7. 957
    Teri says:

    But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
    slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
    Psalm 86:15

  8. 958
    lynn Miller says:

    lynn, Louisville,

    Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;

    II Peter 1:10 (NASB)

  9. 959
    Ashley Moshell says:

    Ashley from Allen, TX
    “Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.”
    Psalm 73: 25-26(NLT)

  10. 960
    Heather B. says:

    Warner Robins, GA

    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV)

  11. 961
    Stephanie Johnson says:

    Stephanie Johnson from Pickerington, Ohio
    “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.”

    Psalm 46:1 NASB

  12. 962
    Amy Patton says:

    Lamentations 3:22-24

    The Message (MSG)

    22-24 God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
    his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
    They’re created new every morning.
    How great your faithfulness!
    I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
    He’s all I’ve got left.

  13. 963
    Sandy says:

    Durant, OK
    2 Coriinthians 2:14NLT
    But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now He uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet purfume.

  14. 964
    Marcy Trejo says:

    Marcy T.
    Euless, TX.

    Matthew 17:20 (NIV)

    He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

  15. 965
    Nancy says:

    Nancy -Versailles, Ky

    For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord,
    my confidence since my youth.
    Psalms 71:5

  16. 966
    Ann Skaehill says:

    Ann from McKinney:
    Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

    Psalm 139:23-24 NLT

  17. 967
    Kathy says:

    Kathy from Hawaii:

    “… because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” (James 2:13 NIV84)

  18. 968
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Jenks, OK

    “You can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light. ‘Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.’ Dear friends… keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls.”
    ~1 Peter 2:9-11

  19. 969
    Kesley says:

    Kesley Buckles from Rome, GA

    “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

  20. 970
    Patty Anderson says:

    Patty, Granite Bay, CA Isaiah 26:4 NIV “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the rock eternal.”

  21. 971
    Janice Parent says:

    Janice Parent, Bakersfield, CA
    Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. Psalm 63:3 NIV

  22. 972
    Amanda says:

    Amanda
    Seagoville TX
    Proverbs 31:30 NIV
    Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

  23. 973
    kelly says:

    Kelly – Brentwood, CA

    Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
    James 4:8 (ESV)

  24. 974
    Jaclyn says:

    Jaclyn, Houston
    For the Word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV

  25. 975
    Beth, AL says:

    The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?
    The Lord is the stronghold of my life – whom shall I be afraid? Ps:27:1 NIV

  26. 976
    Jenna Hogue says:

    Jenna Higue, Cedar Park, tx

    Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.
    Psalm 27:3 (NIV)

  27. 977
    Sherri Stadtler says:

    Sherri, Spotsylvania,VA

    “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.”-Romans8:2 NRSV

  28. 978
    Ellen Yopp says:

    Ellen, Moneta VA

    I love you, O Lord, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliver; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. -Psalm 18:1-2 (NIV 1984)

  29. 979
    Jen K. says:

    Jen (Prosper, TX)
    And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
    Phil 4:8 (NLT)

  30. 980
    Debbie Whitman says:

    Prattville, AL

    Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.

    Romans 12:12
    NLT

  31. 981
    Peg Buchanan says:

    JOHN 1. 3. 4

    I have no joy greater than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
    Life Application
    NIV

    Peg Buchanan
    Beechmont. Kentucky

    Beechmont. Kentucky

  32. 982
    Amy H. says:

    Amy; Milton, WA

    “Seek the Lord and His strength, seek his presence continueally.”

    Ps. 105:4, ESV

  33. 983
    Sheila Keedy says:

    Good Morning to you! It’s time for verse 5~ two in Januray, two in February now we are ready for March!

    Sheila Keedy ~ Gardendale, AL
    Revelation 5:9 ESV

    And they sang a new song, saying,”Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nations…

  34. 984
    MiChal says:

    MiChal in College Station, TX

    “Abundant peace belongs to this who love Your instruction; nothing makes them stumble.”

    Psalm 119:65 (HCSB)

  35. 985
    Charleen Beasley says:

    Charleen, Nashville

    9Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” (Ephesians 4:29 NIV)

  36. 986
    Yolanda says:

    Yolanda, Lumberton. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8 NIV84

  37. 987

    My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
    James 1:19-20 (NIV)

  38. 988
    Amber says:

    Amber. La Junta, Colorado

    John 14:27 (NIV)
    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid!”

  39. 989
    Connie Capps says:

    Connie Capps
    Pine Level, NC

    See I have engraved you on the palms of My hands; your walls are ever before Me.
    Isaiah 49:16 NIV

  40. 990
    Robbie says:

    Robbie
    Royal Oak, MI

    Behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you,
    I will make known my words unto you.

    Proverbs 1:23 KJV

  41. 991
    Madeline Friend says:

    “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing. I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” -Isaiah 43:18-19 –Maddie from Flagstaff, AZ

  42. 992
    Nicki says:

    Nicki

    Nashville, TN

    “Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
    you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
    “If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
    with the pointing finger and malicious talk,”

    Isaiah 58: 9 (NIV)

  43. 993
    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia, Massanutten, VA

    “My brothers, if any among you strays from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his life from death and cover a multitude of sins.”

    James 5:19-20 (and that will COMPLETE the memorization of the book of James!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – GO GOD!) HCSB

  44. 994
    Diana Anderson says:

    Diana Anderson, Greenville, KY Psalm 92:4 (NLT) You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done.

  45. 995
    seantea says:

    Seantea, Los Angeles

    “O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for You. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.” – Isaiah 33:2 (NIV)
    *adding in our Siesta Mama’s scipture, too! (Isa. 30:15)

  46. 996
    Linda Francia says:

    Linda Francia
    Mobile, AL
    Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground and after you have done everything to stand. NIV

  47. 997

    Deidre
    Hickory, NC

    “I have set the Lord always before me;
    Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
    Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
    My flesh also will rest in hope.”
    Psalm 16:8-9 NKJV

  48. 998
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Fort Smith, AR
    “Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up at any minute!” Philippians 4:5, MSG

  49. 999
    Lu Graf says:

    Lu, Cadillac, MI
    “Give thanks to The Lord, for He is good, for His loving kindness is everlasting.” Psalm 136:1 (NASB)

  50. 1000
    Patti Unger says:

    Patti – Colorado
    “Show me your ways, Oh, Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
    Psalm 25:4-5 NIV

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