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. 4101
    Sue from Wisconsin says:

    1 Chronicles 28:9
    … If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

  2. 4102
    Darlene Ely says:

    Darlene, Mt. Airy, MD. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13

  3. 4103
    Sandy Fry says:

    KJV Ephesians 3:16 “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

  4. 4104
    Sandy Fry says:

    From Bowie, MD. Verse posted earlier (KJV Eph. 3:16)

  5. 4105
    Heather says:

    Heather from Alpharetta, GA
    1 Peter 5:6-7 (NIV)
    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

  6. 4106
    Sandy Hammarlund says:

    Sandy from Powder Springs, GA

    For God so loved the world he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal like.

    John 3:16 (NIV)

  7. 4107
    Tina Harrell says:

    Tina from Chesapeake, VA – “Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.” II Corinthians 7:1(NIV84)

  8. 4108
    Monica says:

    Monica, Nampa I’d. “Give thanks to him who placed the earth among the waters. His faithful love endures forever.” Ps 136:7 NLT

  9. 4109
    Donna, Orlando says:

    Do not be afraid of sudden terror..for The Lord will be your confidence. Proverbs 3:25-26a. NKJV

  10. 4110
    Carol Bernard says:

    Carol, Chester, Ca.
    “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ” My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psa. 91: 1-2 ESV

  11. 4111
    Laurie says:

    Laurie, Naperville, IL
    “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.” Hebrews 11:1-2

  12. 4112
    Angie says:

    The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. Proverbs 12:15, NIV

  13. 4113
    Cora Lee says:

    Cora Lee from Nebraska,
    Ps 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”NIV

  14. 4114
    Diana says:

    Diana, Cincinnati, Ohio

    “And He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in and give us the land that He swore to give to our fathers.”

    Deuteronomy 6:23 ESV

  15. 4115
    Sue says:

    Sue, Kingsport, TN. “Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you’re in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer.”
    Romans 12:12 CEB

  16. 4116
    Emma says:

    Emma from Olathe,KS
    For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. (Romans 6:5 ESV)

  17. 4117
    Cameron says:

    Cameron – Maumee, Ohio

    Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as The Lord forgave you. Col.3:13 NIV

  18. 4118
    Tanya A. says:

    Tanya A., Englewood, OH
    And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
    Romans 5:5-6 (NIV)

  19. 4119
    Michelle Bahret says:

    Michelle, Carver MA

    Matthew 5:1 NIV

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

  20. 4120
    Tack says:

    Lisa~ Bethany, OK
    Are they not the ones who are slandering the noble name of him to whom you belong? James 2:7 NIV84

  21. 4121
    Sherrese Moore says:

    Sherrese from Fairmount Heights Maryland, For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 NASB

  22. 4122
    Bevra says:

    Psalm 34:1 NIV “I will extol The Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.”

  23. 4123
    Brandy says:

    Brandy, Mooresville IN
    Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgement.
    Proverbs 9:10 NLT

  24. 4124
    Amber says:

    Van Buren, AR
    James 4:8 HCSB
    Draw near to God & He will draw near to you.

  25. 4125
    Anita says:

    James1:21 NIV
    Therefore putting off all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your soul.

    Justin, TX

  26. 4126
    Donna says:

    Ephesians 4:29 (NLT)
    Don’t use foul language or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an ancouragement to those who hear them.

    POnder, TX

  27. 4127
    Linda says:

    Moneta Virginia
    Romans 5:5 NIRV
    And hope will never let us down. God has poured His love into our hearts. He did it through the Holy Spirit whom He has given us.

  28. 4128
    Ashley T says:

    Ashley T – Charlotte, NC “Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.” Psalm 57:11 NASB

  29. 4129
    Valerie Finch says:

    Valerie from Warrensburg, MO
    For The Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of The Lord is, there is freedom.
    2 Corinthians 3:17, NLT

  30. 4130
    Laura Jungeblut says:

    Laura, Katy, TX
    Job19:25-27. NIV. For I know that my Redeemer lives and in the end, he will stand upon the Earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see Him. I, myself, will see Him with my own eyes – I and not another. Oh how my heart yearns within me.

  31. 4131
    Amber Overstreet says:

    Amber, Vancleave, MS

    Be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. Psalms 31:24 (KJV)

  32. 4132
    Kat crawford says:

    Matthew 11:28 NLT- Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

  33. 4133
    Kim, Russellville says:

    For I can do all everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
    Phil. 4:13 NLT

  34. 4134
    Julie Elrod says:

    Julie Elrod Smyrna: James 3:13-14 NIV
    Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.

  35. 4135
    Carrie says:

    Carrie, Jupiter, Fl KJV

    Proverbs 16:24- Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

    Ps. 27:8-When Thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto Thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

  36. 4136
    Carolina says:

    Carolina Quintero – Buford, GA

    “Then you will call, and the LORD will answer, you will cry for herlp, and he will say: Here am I” Isaiah 58:9 NIV

  37. 4137
    Inez Barnez says:

    Inez Barnes
    Hamburg, AR
    Psalm 51-7-9 NIV

    Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean
        wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
    8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
        let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
    9 Hide your face from my sins
        and blot out all my iniquity.

  38. 4138
    Jan says:

    Jan, Albuquerque, What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Romans 8:31 NLT

  39. 4139
    Stephanie McKenzie says:

    Stephanie McKenzie – Red Deer, Alberta
    I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the like the working of his mighty strength which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given not only in the present age but also in the one to come. (Ephesians 1:18-21 NIV)

  40. 4140
    Angie Call says:

    Angie, Belleville.
    Yes, the Lord says, “You must treat my message carefully, like a fire or like a hammer that can smash a rock.” (Jeremiah 23:29 ERV)

  41. 4141
    Vanessa says:

    Vanessa from Anderson, SC –
    “He has showed you, O man, what is good. 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 (NIV)

  42. 4142
    Abbie Conway says:

    Abbie, Katy “Therefore as the elect of God, wholly and dearly loved, clothe yourself 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 should also forgive others.” Colossians 3:12-13 (NET)

  43. 4143
    Leah Pease says:

    Kansas CIty, MO
    The Lord is my strength and song,
    And He has become my salvation;
    He is my God, and I will praise Him;
    My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
    NKJV: Exodus 15:2

  44. 4144
    Lisa says:


    “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

    Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

  45. 4145
    Suzy E. says:

    (Sorry so late!)

    So then brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

    For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

    Romans 8:12,13 – ESV

  46. 4146
    denise says:

    John 11:25-26 (NIV)

    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

  47. 4147
    Kathryn Salley says:

    Kathryn from Greenville, SC

    “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 40:31 NIV

  48. 4148
    Marla Blain says:

    Marla from Lepanto, AR
    Romans 12:3 NIV For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.

  49. 4149
    Jeanette Shaheen says:

    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

    Psalm 111:110 NIV

  50. 4150
    Liz says:

    Liz Dunbar, Norman OK
    If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. Isaiah 7:9b NIV

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