2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 7!

Hey, Everyone!

Praise God, He is still risen on Monday! I trust that your Resurrection Sunday was so full of Jesus. This was our second Easter as a church at Bayou City Fellowship and all of our services were filled to the brim, not only with people but also with hope. I love this time of year so much. I cannot think of anything in existence that exceeds the implications of the empty tomb: not the heavens above you, not the earth beneath your feet, not a single school or workplace, nor the blackest heart or most broken mind. No power nor principality can roll that stone back over the mouth of that tomb. Come one, come all. Come while there is still time. Come to Jesus.


I only have a few minutes on here today because Jackson and Annabeth are at my house, each playing within feet of me. (Right where I want them, needless to say.) Annabeth just put her baby doll in my lap and said, “Bibby, you need to change her diaper. She pottied in her pants.” So, there you go. As much as I’d like to linger on here with you today, obviously this is not the time. Diapers need changing around this place.


In the meantime, you and I have arrived at Verse 7! Our Scripture memory year is rolling like a freight train. We’re starting to flip those spirals now, Sisters! Don’t you grow weary. We have a lot ahead to celebrate! In case you like seasonal verses, these might be a few options this time around. (I’m grinning while writing these but if there’s anything we don’t want to be, Sister, it’s the Old Testament’s take on a  fool. Today or ever.)

Psalm 14:1 —  The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”


Proverbs 12:15 — The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.


Proverbs 29:11 — A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.


Then again, the New Testament gives a whole new twist to the idea of foolishness. This is the verse I’m selecting this time around.


Beth, Houston. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27 ESV

And that’s the only reason I have the privilege to serve you.

Merciful One, You turned the world upside down.


Let’s hear your 7th verses, Sisters!






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  1. 751
    Christa says:

    Christa from AZ

    Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NLT)
    “For I know the plans I have for you”, says the Lord. “They are plans for good & not for disaster, to give you a future & a hope. In those days when you pray I will listen. If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me”.

  2. 752
    Jodie Herring says:

    Jodie from NY, NY

    Jesus said tho them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” Matthew 9:28 NIV

  3. 753
    Rebecca del Valle says:

    You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you.
    Psalm 118:28

  4. 754
    Shauna says:

    Shauna, Aurora, NE– Ephesians 5:2 “and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” NIV

  5. 755
    Kathy Nagaji says:

    Kathy, Hawaii
    ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13 NKJV

  6. 756
    Amy says:

    Amy, Springfield

    Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalms 51:10 ESV

  7. 757
    Laura says:

    Laura, Minneapolis, MN.
    “A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.” Isaiah 42:3, ESV

  8. 758
    Yolanda says:

    Yolanda, Lumberton. (My two verses for April)”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 4:6-7 (NIV)

  9. 759
    Josie Schmucker says:

    Josie Salem, OR – “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.”

    Ephesians 6:11 NASB

  10. 760
    Rebecca Dalton says:

    Rebecca from Houston. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. Proverbs 12:15, ESV

  11. 761
    Kimberly Orcutt says:

    Kim, Grove City, OH
    Ps. 96:4 NKJV
    For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised;
    He is to be feared above all gods.

  12. 762
    Jordan Walters says:

    Jordan, Columbia, MO. “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” 1 Peter 5:10 NIV

  13. 763
    Sharon Sanford, Jersey Shore, PA says:

    And this is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands. As you have heard from the beginning, His command is that you walk in love. 2John vs.6 NIV

  14. 764
    Jill Duplantis says:

    Jill from Houma, LA

    A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.

    1 Corinthians 12:7 NLT

  15. 765
    Becca Benson says:

    Becca, St. Paul. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

  16. 766
    Maria says:

    Maria – Macomb, Michigan

    ECC 5:1-2 (NIV) Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.
    2 Do not be quick with your mouth,
    do not be hasty in your heart
    to utter anything before God.
    God is in heaven
    and you are on earth,
    so let your words be few.

  17. 767
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Knoxville, “Where can I go from your spirit, or where can I flee from your presence?” Psalm 139:7, NASB

  18. 768
    Joyce Davidson says:

    Joyce Davidson, Big River, Saskatchewan, Canada
    “Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways;
    according to your love remember me,
    for you are good, O LORD.” Psalm 25:7 NIV

  19. 769
    Kym says:

    Kym from Morrison, CO
    Colossians 3:6
    And whatever ye do, do it heartily for the Lord, and not unto men.

  20. 770
    Jackie Turner says:

    Sarnia, ON, Canada

    “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Cor 5:21 NIV

  21. 771
    Dee Remick says:

    Dee, Zeeland, MI from NIV84 1st John 2:27 “As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit – just as it has taugh you, remain in him.”

  22. 772
    Amy Nelson says:

    Amy from Frisco, Texas

    Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

    1 Peter 5:7 NLT

  23. 773
    Elsie Gregory says:

    Elsie – Scottsbluff Nebraska

    Psalm 51:6 NASB

    Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
    And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.

  24. 774
    Dawn says:

    Dawn in Monett, MO
    Isaiah 64:4 NIV
    Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.

  25. 775
    Kristi Carroll says:

    Kristi, White Pigeon, MI – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

  26. 776
    Pam in San Diego says:

    “The righteous man may have many troubles, but The Lord delivers him from them all.” Psalm 34:19 NIV. Pam in San Diego

  27. 777
    Danielle says:

    Danielle T.
    Van Buren, AR

    You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.
    1 Peter 3:4, NLT

  28. 778
    Lisa says:

    Lisa, Mauldin, SC
    Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. Ephesians 4:28 (NIV)

  29. 779
    Nicki Bishop says:

    Nicki, Bowling Green, KY

    “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”–James 1:22 (NKJV)

  30. 780
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey, Scenery Hill PA

    Romans 8:15 (ESV)

    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”

    Amen amen amen praise God!!!

  31. 781
    Bethany Scott says:

    Bethany, Chandler, TX

    “Trust in The Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.”
    Psalm 37:3-5, ESV

  32. 782
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Birmingham, AL
    Bear with each other and forgive one another if anyof you has a a grievance against someone. Forgive as The Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 NIV

  33. 783

    Cara, Highlands Ranch, Psalm 115:14-15, May the Lord make you increase, both you and your children, may you be blessed by The Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. NIV

  34. 784
    Tamara Ward says:

    Tamara Ward, Alexandria, VA

    “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart”

    Jeremiah 29:12-13 (NIV)

  35. 785
    Ellen Kittredge says:

    Ellen Kittredge, Massachusetts

    1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT
    Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

    Habakkuk 3:18-19 Amplified
    Yet I will rejoice in the Lord. I will exult in the (victorious) God of my salvation.
    The Lord God is my strength, my personal bravery and my invincible army; He makes my feet like the hinds’ feet and will make me to walk (not to stand still in terror, but to walk)and make (spiritual) progress upon my high places (of trouble, suffering, or responsibility).

  36. 786
    Joanne says:

    Joanne from Bremerton, WA
    Lamentations 3:22, 23 NIV
    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.

  37. 787
    Linda Rodgers says:

    Linda, Olympia, WA “And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. And whoever desires let him take the water of life freely.” Rev. 22:17 NKJV

  38. 788
    Twyla McAmis says:

    For since death came through a man, the ressurection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.1Corinthians 15:21-22[NIV] Praise God He is risen! The stone was rolled away not so he could get out but so we could see that he had risen. How awesome is that!Twyla McAmis,Cleveland,Tennessee

  39. 789
    Rachel Cleveland says:

    Rachel, Jackson, TN

    When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13 NIV)

  40. 790
    Cathi says:

    Cathi, Morristown TN
    So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t. (Romans 12:4-6 MSG)

  41. 791
    Michelle Giberson says:

    Michelle from Waterloo, ON, Canada
    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12 NIV

  42. 792
    Anne says:

    Anne, Minneapolis
    Ephesians 4:32

    • 792.1
      Anne says:

      Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as in Christ God forgave you.

  43. 793
    Dorothy says:

    San Diego, CA

    “But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord.

  44. 794
    Tracie Fulford says:

    Tracie F, Monticello, FL
    Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done. (Matthew 26:41, 42 ESV)

  45. 795
    Peggy Seel, Charleston,SC says:

    I Cor 1:27 But God chose the foolish things of this world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of this world to shame the strong. NIV

  46. 796
    Amy Hart says:

    Amy, Milton, WA

    “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, knowing your fellow believers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of sufferings.”

    1 Pet. 5:8-9, ESV

  47. 797
    Vicki Cluxton says:

    Vicki, Indianapolis, IN

    Psalm 16:7 NIV

    I will praise The Lord, who counsels me;
    even at night my heart instructs me.

  48. 798
    Cheryl, Austin says:

    This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
    1 John 3:16 (NIV)

  49. 799
    Margaret Ann Weister says:

    Margaret Ann, Pacific Junction, IA
    I will insruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will councel you with my eye upon you.
    Be not lie a horse or a mule, without understanding,
    which cannot be curbed with bit or bridle,
    or will not stay near you. Pslam 32:8-9 ESV

  50. 800
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Dedham, MA: “Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.” Psalm 25:6 (NIV)

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