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. 351
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Georgetown, TX
    Psalm 94:19 NIV

    When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.

  2. 352
    Gretchen says:

    Gretchen, Thousand Oaks, CA

    Isaiah 30!15 The Message

    God, the Master, The Holy One 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.”

  3. 353
    Susan Smith says:

    Susan, Tallahassee. “If anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5 (NIV)

  4. 354
    Lisa Youmce says:

    Lisa, Wylie,TX
    “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 NIV

  5. 355
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Clinton PA…
    Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Eph. 4:29-32 ESV

  6. 356
    Berta says:

    Berta, Katy, Tx
    “He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
    Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
    For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    So great is His love towards those that fear Him.
    As far as the east is from the west,
    So far has He removed our transgressions from us.” NASB

  7. 357
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Jonesboro, AR
    “Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.”
    Psalm 130:1-2 NIV

  8. 358
    Suzie from Wenona, MD says:

    For by grace you have been saved through faith; and not that of yourselves, it is a gift of God; NOT has a result of works, so no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 NASB

  9. 359
    Kristie Lovely says:

    Queen City, TX
    “You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:5 NKJV

  10. 360
    Dori Cook says:

    Dori Cook
    Spring Hill, TN

    Psalms 107:20 Amplified – He sends forth His word and heals them and rescues them from the pit and destruction.

    Love to you, Beth, Amanda, Melissa, Lindsee and all of the Living Proof Staff!!

  11. 361
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay, Sugar Land “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6 NLT

  12. 362
    linda newberg 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 NET
    San Luis Obispo

  13. 363
    Leah Godley says:

    Leah Godley of Norman Park, GA

    “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
    He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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 40:28-31 (NIV84)

  14. 364
    Deb says:

    Deb, Becker, MN
    Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God. Whoever speaks, let it be with God’s words. Whoever serves, do so with the strength that God supplies, so that in everything God will be glorified through Jesus Christ. To Him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen 1 Peter 4:10-11 NET

  15. 365
    debbie says:

    Debbie, Folly Beach SC
    Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the Good News that Jesus is the Messiah. Acts 5:42 NIV

  16. 366
    Karen watts says:

    Karen. Columbia ; “In my Fathers house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:2-3 NIV

  17. 367
    Tanya Anderson says:

    Midland, TX

    Galatians 5:22-23 (HCSB)

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.

  18. 368
    Kim B says:

    Kim Beechem from Center, TX:

    “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.” – Romans 14:19 (NIV)

  19. 369
    Linda S says:

    Linda S
    McCalla, AL

    “Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.”

    Matthew 5:19-22 ESV

  20. 370
    Viki, Gordonsville, VA says:

    “On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.” Psalm 63:6 NIV

  21. 371
    Amy Williams says:

    Alma, AR

    Proverbs 19:11 ESV
    “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”

  22. 372
    Christina Frailey says:

    Christina Frailey Modesto Ca

    See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

    Ephesians 5:15-17 NKJV

  23. 373
    Gina says:

    Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37
    Gina, Kosciusko MS

  24. 374
    Kristin L says:

    Kristin, Panama City, FL

    “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

    Col. 1:15-17 NIV

    *Quick note – Fighter Verses app for iPhone is totally helping me memorize!

  25. 375
    Jennifer Z. says:

    Jennifer Z.
    Athens, GA

    For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: By waiting and by calm you shall be saved, in quiet and in trust your strength lies. But this you did not wish.
    –Isaiah 30:15 (NAB)

  26. 376
    GJ says:

    Hawkinsville, GA
    Psalm 103:5 NKJV

    Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
    So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

    Continuing with Psalm 103 🙂

  27. 377
    Karoletha says:

    Karoletha from Longview, TX

    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 Thessalonians 5:16-18. MSG

  28. 378
    Ginger, The Woodlands says:

    “O, satisfy us early with Your mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days”
    Psalms 90:14 NKJV

  29. 379
    Marilyn Wirsz says:

    Marilyn Wirsz Odessa, FL
    And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:19 ESV

  30. 380
    Janet Reeves says:

    Janet-Columbus, GA: “But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.” -1 Peter 4:13, NIV

  31. 381
    Nicole Turnquist says:

    Nicole, Selden NY:

    I am always with you;
    you hold me by my right hand.
    You guide me with your counsel,
    and afterward you will take me into glory.
    Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
    My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart
    and my portion forever.

    Psalm 73:23-26 (NIV)

  32. 382
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth F, Broomfield, CO
    The LORD will guide you always
    He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
    and He will strengthen your frame.
    You will be like a well-watered garden,
    like a spring whose waters never fail.

    Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)

  33. 383
    Dana says:

    Dana, San Angelo, Texas

    “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he mediates day and night.” Psalm 1:2 (NIV).

  34. 384
    Laurie Fryklund says:

    Laurie, Edmond

    Judges 5:21b NIV

    “March on, my soul; be strong!”

  35. 385
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, Raleigh,NC

    ” Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage;
    Yes, wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 NASB

  36. 386
    Renee says:

    Renee from Rural Hall, NC: “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)

  37. 387
    Yanna Westmoreland says:

    Yanna Westmoreland, Bryan, Texas “You hem me in behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:5 ESV

  38. 388
    Laura says:

    Laura from Canton MI
    Psalm 20:5 HCSV
    Let us shout for joy at your victory and lift the banner in the name of God.
    May Yahweh fulfill all your requests.

  39. 389
    Sabrina says:

    Morristown, Tennessee

    Let my cry come right into your presence, God; provide me with the insight that comes only from your Word. Give my request your personal attention, rescue me on the terms of your promise…Put your hand out and steady me since I’ve chosen to live by your counsel. I’m homesick, God, for your salvation; I love it when you show yourself!

    Psalm 119:169-170, 173-174 The Message
    (My March verses- they can’t be split up!)

  40. 390
    Lindsey says:

    Kosciusko MS

    “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26, ESV

  41. 391
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca from Birmingham, Alabama
    Do not conform any longer 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

  42. 392
    susan blackman says:

    susan huffman tx
    NIV Romans 15:7
    Accept one another then just as Christ accepted you in order to bring praise to God

  43. 393
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis Amarillo, TX
    He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
    I Corinthians 1:8-9 NIV 1984

  44. 394
    Alice Hinckley says:

    Alice, Dallas, TX: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

    I Thessalonians 5:16-18

  45. 395
    Giovanna Kerr says:

    Giovanna Kerr Holbrook, NY

    John 14:11-14 NIV:

    Believe me when I say to you that the Father is in me and I am in the Father. At least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. I tell you the truth that who ever has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things that these because I am going to the Father. And I will do what ever you ask me in my name, so that the Son will bring glory to the Father.You may ask for anything in my name, and I will do it.

  46. 396
    Dee Remick says:

    Dee, Zeeland, MI from NIV84

    Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

  47. 397
    Jennifer Craven says:

    Jennifer Craven in Winston-Salem, NC

    Love the Lord your God will all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5 NIV

  48. 398
    Michele O. says:

    Michele O. 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

  49. 399
    Megan says:

    Megan, Stow, OH, “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?” Romans 11:34-35, NIV

  50. 400
    Pam Davis says:

    Pam, Columbus, GA. For You, O Lord, have made me HAPPY by your work. I will sing for joy because of what You have done. Ps. 92:4 The NET Bible

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