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. 1051
    Brandee says:

    Brandee from White House, TN

    If you depend on Him, your body and mind will be free from the strain of a sinful life, will experience healing and health, and will be strengthened at their core.
    Proverbs 3:8, The Voice

  2. 1052
    Libby Wiseman says:

    Libby, Springfield, Missouri:

    And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
    Micah 6:8

  3. 1053
    Suzanne says:

    Tenaha, TX

    Because your love is better than life,
    My lips will glorify you. Psalm 63:3 niv

  4. 1054
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, NC

    Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
    28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

  5. 1055
    Leslie Adams says:

    Highlands Ranch, CO

    “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
    Phillipians 4:6 NLT

  6. 1056
    Emily says:

    Emily from Birmingham, AL … “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:32 ESV

  7. 1057
    Mary from Siloam Springs says:

    “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it.” / “Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” Eph. 3:19 (NLT*)

    *I combined the way I wrote this from two different copyright dates for the NLT, the current one and the one from 1996.

  8. 1058
    Camille Taylor says:

    Camille Taylor
    Starkville, MS
    “And 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.” Hebrews 11:6 NIV

  9. 1059
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, Bryan, TX

    “Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.”

    Matthew 6:33 NCV

  10. 1060
    Linda Rodgers says:

    Linda, Olympia “Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God until He has mercy on us.” Ps. 123:2 NKJV

  11. 1061
    Mary Calvin says:

    Mary, Sartell, MN: “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

  12. 1062
    Cheryl Cannon says:

    Cheryl – Concord, NC
    “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
    Matthew 5.6 ESV

  13. 1063
    Kimberly Ann Caddo Mills TX says:

    Hate when I double check my scriptures…the first one posted was one I have already done(I have a list but did not double check my last one) and now the real one I am doing I posted it as Joshua 1:19, it is Joshua 1:9

    sorry for all the confusion

  14. 1064
    Monica says:

    Monica – Abbotsford, BC
    Is 41:9b-10 NIV
    I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  15. 1065
    Meredith says:

    Menlo Park, CA

    “Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven – for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.”
    Luke 7:47 ESV

  16. 1066
    Phoebe says:

    Phoebe, Tucson. Isaiah 43.1~ 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.” NIV

  17. 1067
    courtney says:

    Courtney from Charleston, SC

    “But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”

    Romans 8:25 NRSV

  18. 1068
    Sallie from Houston says:

    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
    —1 Peter 5:7

  19. 1069
    Linda Williams says:

    Linda, Tomball, TX, “God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more that just ready to do what needs to be done.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 The Message

  20. 1070
    Tessa Pierce says:

    Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words.” Daniel 10:12 (ESV)

  21. 1071
    Mary H. says:

    Mary, Ardmore, AL
    Psalm 92:1 NIV
    It is good to praise the Lord
    and make music to your name, O Most High,

  22. 1072
    Michelle says:

    Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
    James 1:22 (NIV)

  23. 1073


    PSALM 27:2 (NASB)

  24. 1074
    Julie Robinson says:

    Julie from Warner RobinsGa. So letting your selfish nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. Romans 8:6 NLT

  25. 1075
    Adrienne - North Chesterfield says:

    I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well

    Psalm 139:14 KJV

  26. 1076
    Paige says:

    Paige, Woodville, AL
    “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV)

  27. 1077
    Stephanie Richards says:

    Stephanie; Auburn, AL; “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NIV

  28. 1078
    Betina says:

    Betina, Brandon, Mississippi “All of us like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.” Isaiah 53:6 NLT

  29. 1079
    Janet Cline says:

    Janet from St. Louis

    “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 2:5 (KJV)

  30. 1080
    Dawn says:

    Dawn in Monett, MO
    Psalm 4:1 NIV
    Answer me when I call to you O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; Be merciful to me and hear my prayer.

  31. 1081
    Gail Jones says:

    Gail Jones
    Decatur TX

    Psalm 51:5-6 NIV

    Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

  32. 1082
    Deb Knepp says:

    Deb Knepp in Bremen, IN

    You hem me in – behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me.

    Psalms 139:5

  33. 1083
    Cherie says:

    Cherie – Pocatello, ID – “All of you who are thirsty, come to the water! Whoever has no money, come, buy food and eat! Without money, at no cost, buy wine and milk! Why spend money for what isn’t food, and your earnings for what doesn’t satisfy? Listen carefully to me and eat what is good; enjoy the richest of feasts” (Isaiah 55:1-2, CEB).

  34. 1084
    Ann Davis says:

    It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery
    Galations 5:1 NAS

  35. 1085
    Julie Stamey says:

    Psalm 119:92
    If your law had not been me delight
    I would have perished in my affliction

  36. 1086
    Kathy, Gainesville, VA says:

    Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
    Colossians 3:1-2

  37. 1087
    Melanie McCracken says:

    Melanie, San Antonio, TX

    “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs- heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.”
    Romans 8:15-17

  38. 1088
    Jennifer Colbaugh says:

    Jennifer, Monroe, GA
    This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD.
    Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NIV)

  39. 1089

    Traci from Evansdale, IA

    For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

    Psalm 103:11-12 NIV

  40. 1090
    Nitsa says:

    Nitsa, Eugene, Oregon ” 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

  41. 1091
    Jeanene, League City, TX says:

    “Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You.” Psalm 25:21 (NASB)

  42. 1092
    patty swinford says:

    Patty Swinford, Hokes Bluff AL

    Romans 8:14 NIV “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”

  43. 1093
    Emily says:

    Emily, Cullman, AL
    But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.
    2 Thessalonians 3:3 NLT

  44. 1094
    Sarah Farish says:

    Sarah, Marietta OH: That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:10 NLT)

  45. 1095
    Mandy says:

    Mandy, Woolwich, Maine

    For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children. (Isaiah 44:3 NLT)

  46. 1096
    Lynne Jones says:

    Lynne, Gainesville VA

    23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
    24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
    Psalms 139: 23-24

  47. 1097
    Kim says:

    Kim, Corning, NY. Hebrews 10:37-38 (NIV) “For in just a very little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back I will not be pleased with him.”

  48. 1098
    Thelisa Nutt says:

    Thelisa Nutt, Mansfield, TX.
    Psalms 46:10 “Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!” (Amplified Version)

  49. 1099
    Ande S says:

    Ande S. Corryton, Tn

    And they shall call them The Holy People, the Reedemed of The Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, a city not forsaken.

    Isaiah 62:12

  50. 1100
    Judy, Centerville says:

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything,
    by prayerand supplication, with thanksgiving,
    let your requests be made known to God.

    Philippians 4:6 (NKJV)

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