2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 6!

Hey, all of you lovely things! It’s nearly Spring and we’re all the way to verse 6! You are doing fabulously, Sisters. We are still THOUSANDS strong on this Scripture memory team. Thousands of Swords drawn and in the hands of women who want to love and not hate, build up and not destroy, rejoice because our God is faithful and not throw ourselves in the nearest ditch because life is hard. And, boy, is it.

I think God has given me something that could be a tad fun to do this time around. Since we started off the week here on the blog talking about clothes, what do you say we end it that way? For those of you who want to come alongside this theme with me, I’m throwing out three different Scriptures about clothing ourselves. You are still welcome to do your own selections as always but, just in case some of you were still in decision-mode and this sounded fitting (pardon the pun), come along with me into the closet of Scripture and let’s come out some well-dressed women of God! I’m offering the first two selections to you in two different versions so you can choose which one resonates most.

Colossians 3:12-13 (NIV) — (As you can see, this one includes two Scriptures. You’d only need to choose one of these for Verse 6 but I thought just maybe somebody could use a fresh, strong exhortation to forgive as you’ve been forgiven. I don’t know about you but that verse is never wasted on me. If you’d like, you could do the first verse for #6 and the second verse for #7.)

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Colossians 3:12-13 (Here are the same two verses in The NET Bible – I loved the wording “clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy.” As you’ll see later in the post, this is the one I’m going to choose for my verse this round.)


12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others.



Now for the second set of verses on clothing ourselves. Sometimes we need to clothe ourselves in humility before we try clothing  ourselves to no avail with compassion. Our pride is usually reason #1 that we don’t feel compassionate. At least it has been for me.


1 Peter 5:5 (NIV)

In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”


1 Peter 5:5 (The NET Bible)

In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.



And you’ve just GOT to love Luke 24:49 in view of our clothing theme this week! Here’s the third selection out of the closet of Scripture, straight from the mouth of our Lord Jesus Christ:


Luke 24:49 NIV

 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.


Luke 24:49 The NET Bible

And look, I am sending you what my Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”


Power from on high! Bless His most holy Name.



So there you have it! Three gorgeous jackets to wear. Which one do you need to wrap around you most right now? Do you need to be clothed with compassion? Humility? Power?? He’s got you covered. But just like we do each morning, we’ve got to get dressed on purpose.


Here’s what I’ve been thinking about in view of our clothing theme. Remember all those jackets in my 5+ Year Club? Several of them I’d had for ten solid years and I’m still wearing them. When it comes to tangible clothing, that can be good stewardship. But sometimes we can do the same kind of thing spiritually and emotionally and it’s not pretty. We can keep wearing the same old jacket…

…of anger

…or of bitterness

…or of negativity

…or of chronic disappointment

…or of sensuality

…or of desperation

and we’re so used to wearing it that we throw it on automatically, without giving a thought to the fact that we really could have a whole new wardrobe. It might be time we changed the way we dressed. And this whole new incredibly expensive wardrobe of compassion, humility, and anointing has already been paid for. And it’s in your size and mine.


Yep. I’m in the mood for some new clothes.


Beth, Houston. Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others. Colossians 3:12-13 The NET Bible


OK, Sisters! Let’s have it! What are you memorizing this time around???



PS. LifeWay Women’s All Access Blog did the funniest thing. They dug into the Living Proof Live archives and pulled out pictures of every single one of those jackets in Monday’s post. Some of you might get a kick out of it.  Here’s the link: The Proof Is In The Jacket.





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  1. 4951
    Meghan Crowder says:

    Meghan C. Sisters, OR

    “and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” NIV Eph 5:2

  2. 4952
    Molly Z. says:

    Molly from Pierce, NE

    “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.”

    1 Timothy 6:11 NIV

  3. 4953
    Pam, Plain City, OH says:

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
    Colossians 3:23 NIV

  4. 4954
    Michelle Bahret says:

    Michelle, Carver MA

    Philippians 2:3-4 NIV

    “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others.”

  5. 4955
    Sherrese Moore says:

    Sherrese from Fairmount Heights Maryland, But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress. Psalm 59:16 NASB

  6. 4956
    Amber says:

    Amber, Van Buren, AR,
    Wait for The Lord; be strong & courageous . Wait for The Lord.
    Psalm 27:14

  7. 4957
    Angie W. says:

    Angie W. Houston, TX

    ‘Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.’ Psalm 37:5-6 ESV

  8. 4958
    Erin VT says:

    Chippewa Falls, WI
    “Therefore,there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,”
    Romans 8:1 NIV

  9. 4959
    Kinsey McMillan says:


    Tulsa, OK

    Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

    Acts 20:32 NIV

  10. 4960
    Maria Cristina Bruschi says:

    Maria Cristina Bruschi
    Orlando, Florida

    While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life.

    2 Corinthians 5:4 – NLT

  11. 4961
    Whitney Weyeneth says:

    Whitney Weyeneth
    Fort Stewart, GA
    I Will Sing To The Lord All My Life; I Will Sing Praise To My God As Long As I Love.
    Psalm 104:33

  12. 4962
    Susan says:

    “Give thanks to th Lord,call on His name make known among the nations what He has done “.
    Psalm 105;1

  13. 4963
    Pam Altice says:

    Pam Altice
    DeLeon Springs, Florida

    “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you have a grievance against someone. Forgive as The Lord forgave you.”

    Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

  14. 4964
    Katie says:

    The walls you are rebuilding are never out of my sight.
    Isaiah 49:16
    the message

    Houston, TX

  15. 4965
    Kim says:

    Kim, Amarillo, TX:

    Blessed is the one who obeys the law of the LORD. He doesn’t follow the advice of evil people. He doesn’t make a habit of doing what sinners do. He doesn’t join those who make fun of the LORD and his law. Psalm 1:1 NIRV

  16. 4966
    Chrissie says:

    Chrissie from Aurora
    “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8 (NIV)

  17. 4967
    Janet says:

    Janet- San Diego, CA

    He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24 (NIV)

  18. 4968
    Connie Hairston says:

    Connie from Plano, TX says: “Finally, be strong in The Lord and in His mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10 New International Version

  19. 4969
    Kathryn says:

    Kathryn, Austin, TX

    For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord.
    Proverbs 8:35, NIV

  20. 4970
    Regina Benefield Alabama says:

    Psalm 139:6 niv

    Such knowledge is to wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

  21. 4971
    Regina Benefield Alabama says:

    Psalm 139:7
    Where can I go from your Spitit? Where can I flee from your from your presence?

  22. 4972
    Olivia Lopez says:

    Olivia – Lapwai, Idaho: He feeds on ashes, a deluded heart misleads him; he cannot save himself, or say, “Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?” Isaiah 44:20 NIV

  23. 4973
    Nancy says:

    I am Nancy from Florence. Hosea 6:3 reads “Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know Him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.” NLB

  24. 4974
    Micki Christian says:

    Micki. Prairie Village,KS

    God Himself will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain for the old order has passed away. Rev. 21:4. NIV

    • 4974.1
      Denise Rose says:

      Such a meaningful verse! I so look forward to eternity where we will have no more sadness, pain or crying.

  25. 4975
    Mimi says:

    Mimi- Alpharetta, GA

    But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. Job 23;10 NIV

  26. 4976
    Reanna says:

    Reanna – Cypress, CA
    The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
    —Exodus 33:14

  27. 4977
    Kathy Iverson says:

    Ecclesiastes 3:1 – KJV – April 9, 2013

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens.

  28. 4978
    Kolene Spicher says:

    With this in mind, we constantly pray for you , that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.

    2 Thess. 1:11

  29. 4979
    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 #21= SSMT Verse #6)

  30. 4980
    Becky Wang says:

    Becky Wang, Ohio

    If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you.

    Exodus 33:13 NIV

  31. 4981
    Shauna Kimball, Watertown, SD says:

    Romans 5:1 NIV
    Therefore, since we have been justified through faith we, have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    THank you Jesus!!
    better late then never 🙂

  32. 4982
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Vancouver, BC
    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

  33. 4983
    Jacqueline Toups Elliff says:

    Jacqueline . Dallas TX

    “When I called, You answered me; You made me bold and stouthearted.”

  34. 4984
    Joan White says:

    7th verse —
    1 John 5:21 NLT

    Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hears.

  35. 4985
    Tammy Behrman says:

    Philippians 4:13
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Greenville, sc

  36. 4986
    Kerre Bogard says:

    Kerre, Chattanooga,TN. “For the eyes of The Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a NIV

  37. 4987
    Michele says:

    Michele McCullough Roanoke, IL

    Romans 8:1 NKJV

    There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

  38. 4988
    Tara Kutner says:

    Tara – Fort Worth, Texas

    And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. ~ Romans 5:5 ESV

  39. 4989
    Kathy Carden says:

    “Let perseverance finish it’s work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:4

  40. 4990
    Connielynnwindham says:

    Connie Windham
    Trout, LA
    1 Peter 5:5 NASB
    You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

  41. 4991
    Meghan says:

    Meghan, from Houston. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask to God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, not waivering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.” James 1:5-6 KJV

  42. 4992
    Jane - Atlanta, GA says:

    Hebrews 10:23, 24
    “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

  43. 4993
    Koren Sivertson says:

    Now faith is being sure of what we hope and certain of what we do not see Hebrews 11:1 NIV

  44. 4994
    Koren Sivertson says:

    Did you know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God, you are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 corinthians 6:19-20 NIV

  45. 4995

    Hosea 12:6 NASB
    Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually.

  46. 4996
    Bailey W. says:

    Bailey W. from Southaven, MS

    Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.

    Psalm 119:109, NIV

  47. 4997
    karen says:

    Karen from Ontario Canada
    “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8 vs 38,39 NIV

  48. 4998
    Mandy says:

    Waco, TX
    Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
    Psalm 37:5-6 (NIV)

  49. 4999

    Betty Scofield – Lees Summit Missousri Psalm 91:4

    He will cover you with His feathers and under
    his wings you will find refuge. Psalm 91:4

  50. 5000
    Kim Leach says:

    Kim, Frankenmuth, MI:

    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

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