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. 4901
    Candy Seale says:

    Candy Seale, La Grange, Texas
    Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    Matthew 11:28 KJV

  2. 4902
    Erica G says:

    Erica G, Denver

    Galatians 1:10, NIV “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.”

  3. 4903
    Tina says:


    For not all have faith.

    2 Thessalonians 3:2b

  4. 4904
    Michelle says:


  5. 4905
    Michelle says:

    Greenville, TX
    The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever-do not abandon the work of your hands. Ps 138:8 NIV

  6. 4906
    Hope Goddard says:

    Hope from San Antonio
    Psalm 62:5-6
    Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
    My hope comes from Him.
    He alone is my rock and my salvation;
    He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

  7. 4907

    Dutchess of Winterville:
    My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.
    Psalm 27:8 NIV

  8. 4908
    Nancy says:

    Make me to know your ways, O LORD: teach me your paths.
    Ps 25:4 ESV

  9. 4909
    Sandy says:

    April 1 – Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Ps 100:2 HCSB

  10. 4910
    Yen Le Thampi says:

    Yen, Houston:

    Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. John 16:24 (NIV)

  11. 4911
    Ginger Hawthorne says:

    Ginger Hawthorne Houston
    John 19:30a NIV
    When Jesus received the wine, he said, “It is finished.”

  12. 4912
    Jodi says:

    From DFW
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6 NIV)

  13. 4913
    betty says:

    Betty, Loma Linda
    Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? KJV

  14. 4914

    If some one needs expert view about running a blog then i suggest
    him/her to go to see this blog, Keep up the nice job.

  15. 4915
    Glenda says:

    If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31b NIV

  16. 4916
    Sarah says:

    Fredericksburg, VA

    Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!

    Luke 24:5-6 NIV

  17. 4917
    Debbie from Mississippi says:

    Debbie, Hattiesburg, MS

    ” Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV

  18. 4918
    Shirley; Fair Oaks, CA says:

    But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children,
    To such as keep his covenant, and those who remember his commandments to do them.
    The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all. Psalm 103:17-19, NKJV

  19. 4919
    Leah says:

    Leah from Rochester, NY

    “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17 NIV

  20. 4920
    Tammy L. Massirer says:

    Tammy Massirer, Crawford, TX. Give all your worries to Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 (NLV)

  21. 4921
    felicia says:

    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind in steadfast because he trusts in You. – Isaiah 26:3, NIV’84

  22. 4922
    felicia says:

    So think clearly and exercise self control. . . So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be hold because I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:13-16, NLT)

  23. 4923
    Karen O says:

    Cottonwood, CA
    “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for men.” Col. 3:23 (NLT)

  24. 4924
    Heidi says:

    Heidi, round rock, tx

    Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

    Isaiah 43:18-19a

  25. 4925
    Lori S says:

    Lori S from Elgin, TX
    “To declare Your steadfast love in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night,”
    Psalm 92:2

  26. 4926
    Kathleen Gunter says:

    Kathleen from Wylie, TX

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16

  27. 4927
    Christine McClung says:

    Christine McClung in Columbus, GA
    The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy 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 splendor.
    Is 61:1-3 NIV

  28. 4928
    Danielle says:

    Danielle from Richmond, Tx
    Looking at them, Jesus said, “with men it is impossible, but not with God, because all things are possible with God.”
    Mark 10:27 NIV

  29. 4929
    Sonya says:

    Aurora Colorado

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4: 4-7 niv

  30. 4930
    Leigh Ehrhardt says:

    Leigh, Houston

    James 4:8 Holman Christian Standard Bible

    Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.

  31. 4931
    Jan, Olney Texas says:

    “TheLord is good to everyone; His compassion restrs on all he has made.”

    Psalms 145:9 NIV

  32. 4932
    Tressie Howell says:

    Daphne, AL

    In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
    John 1:4-5 ESV

  33. 4933
    Fonda Kaye says:

    Fonda Kaye * Biloxi, MS

    “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Cor 10:5

  34. 4934
    Andrea Mastin says:

    Andrea, Ontario, Canada

    ” He who guards his mouth preserves his life but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.”
    (Proverbs 13:3)

  35. 4935
    Laura says:

    Laura from Boynton beach, FL

    Exodus 14:14 – NIV

    “The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.”

  36. 4936
    Elsie B says:

    Abbotsford, BC Canada
    Psalm 42:5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

  37. 4937
    peggy says:

    Peggy, Schertz, Tx

    “I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 NLT

  38. 4938
    Amanda says:

    Amanda The Colony, TX
    2 Timothy 1:7
    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.”

  39. 4939
    Jennifer T says:

    Jennifer, Fairfax VA

    Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

    1 Corinthians 13:6 (NIV)

  40. 4940
    Cassie says:

    Cassie, trafalgar in
    But the end of all things is at hand; be serious and watchful in your prayers! 1 Peter 4:7

  41. 4941
    Laura says:

    Cairns (Australia)
    It is better to trust and take refuge in The Lord than to put confidence in man.
    Psalm 118:8

  42. 4942
    Sharon Krall says:

    Joshua 6:1-2 NIV
    Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.
    Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands along with its king and its fighting men.

  43. 4943
    Natalie from Lexington, KY says:

    She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. Proverbs 31:16 NIV

  44. 4944
    Katie Smith says:

    He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
    Mark 4:40 NASB

  45. 4945
    Brigette Brock says:

    Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret it leads only to evil. Psalm 37:8 NIV (84)

  46. 4946
    Evangeline says:

    Evangeline, Loveland, CO

    My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me

    Psalms 63:8 ESV

  47. 4947
    Connie Hardman says:

    Connie from Fairhope, AL Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Psalm 105:1 NLT

  48. 4948
    Katherine Sloan says:

    Katherine, Atlanta, Ga

    Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 NASB

  49. 4949
    Mel Ahart says:

    Mel Ahart
    Springdale, AR
    I Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT
    Rejoice Always!
    Pray Constantly!
    Give Thanks in everything for this is God’s will in Christ Jesus.

  50. 4950
    Marie says:

    Marie from North Richland Hills

    Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. (Colossians 3:12, 13 NKJV)

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