2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 10!

Hey girls! Lindsee here! By now you know that our dear Beth is teaching her heart out this week, taping her next Bible study in Tennessee. So, when I realized that SSMT would fall right smack dab in the middle of the taping, I told her that if she trusted me, she was welcome to release this to me and I’d try to do it as much justice as she does. She happily obliged, so here I am. What makes it easy is that I’m memorizing right alongside y’all, however, this time around I feel the pressure to make it a good verse. Of course, I’m both kidding and laughing.

Actually, my scripture memory verses don’t always come easy to me, but this week was a different story. You see, this past Sunday at church was an all hymn Sunday. Typically we’re a little more contemporary and certainly throw in a hymn every now and then, but this Sunday every last song was one you could find in a hymnal. Truth be told, I kind of loved it.

Among the selection of hymns, we sang “I’d Rather Have Jesus”. I’m not sure if you’ve listened to those lyrics lately, but what a convicting song it is and rather vulnerable if you ask me.

You tell me:

I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
I’d rather be His than have riches untold;
I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands;
I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand.

Than to be the king of a vast domain

And be held in sin’s dread sway;

I’d rather have Jesus than anything

This world affords today.

I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause;
I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause;

I’d rather have Jesus than worldwide fame;

I’d rather be true to His holy name

Whoa. I’d Rather. What is your rather? What do you want so bad, but you’d rather have Jesus? I could name countless things. But really, what rubbish each of those things are compared to knowing Jesus as my personal Lord and savior. What rubbish they are compared to being known and loved perfectly by Jesus himself, who gave His life for you and didn’t expect anything in return, lest we even think we have anything to offer in return. I know it in my head, but I want to fully grasp it in my heart.

That led me to Phillipians 3:8, which is my scripture this go around:

“Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ.” Philippians 3:8 (NLT)

Isn’t is so true, that the more time we spend getting to know our Jesus, the more the things of this world grow strangely dim? I think it is true. The more I learn that Jesus is the ONE faithful and trustworthy thing, the less I worry about worldwide fame, men’s applause, riches or anything else my flesh cringes for.

Jesus is simply better.

Have I achieved it? Hardly.

“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.” Philippians 3:12

But I press on. I put my focus on one solitary thing.

“No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” Philippians 3:13

Because after all…

“He’s all that my hungering spirit needs;
I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead.”

Jesus is better. Let’s hear yours! (And that’s three options for you, ladies! Should you choose to use one of those. Grin.)

On a not-so-different, yet different note, our sweet siesta mama did just tell me to tell y’all, “I love them so much and feel their prayers and to keep them up!”

Oh, and one more fun and important thing, be sure to hop back on tomorrow (Thursday) for the announcement of our summer Bible study! The suspense!

Y’all are priceless.



3,477 Responses to “2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 10!”

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  1. 601
    Olivia Bagwell says:

    Olivia, Madison, MS:
    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
    Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

  2. 602
    Karen says:

    8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Eph.2:8-10 ESV

  3. 603
    Maggie says:

    Maggie, Seattle, WA

    “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” -James 1:22 (NIV)

  4. 604
    Judy says:

    Odessa, TX

    Therefore God again set a certain day, calling it Today, when a long time later He spoke through David, as was said before: “Today, If you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.” Hebrews 4:7 NIV

  5. 605
    Jessica says:

    Cochranville, PA
    Though I am the least deserving of all God’s people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ. I was chosen to explain to everyone this mysterious plan that God, the Creator of all things, had kept secret from the beginning. Ephesians 3:8-9 NLT

  6. 606
    Barb Brown says:

    Barb from Wetumpka, AL
    So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.
    Galations 5:16

  7. 607
    Marjorie Helen says:

    Temple, TX

    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3: 15 NIV

  8. 608
    Chris says:

    Canton, NC

    “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.”

    Proverbs 29:25 NIV

  9. 609
    Dawn Williamson says:

    Dawn, South Bend
    Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.
    Deuteronomy 6:13NIV

  10. 610
    Angie Call says:

    Angie Belleville, IL
    James 4:7 NLT
    “So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will glee from you.”

  11. 611
    Angie says:

    Angie, Hampton TN
    Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on [a]so that I may lay hold of that [b]for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.Philippians 3:12 NASB

  12. 612
    Pam - Fresno, CA says:

    Proverbs 3:18 (nlt)

    Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her, happy are those who hold her tightly.

  13. 613
    Suzy says:

    Suzy Myers
    Bay Springs, MS

    Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!
    Psalm 46:10 (NKJV)

  14. 614
    Meagan says:

    Meagan, Valleyview, AB, Canada
    “Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving.”
    Colossians 4:2, NASB

  15. 615
    Marsha Middleton says:

    Marsha – Lee’s Summit, MO

    Indeed before the day was, I AM He; And there is no one who can deliver out of My hand; I work,and who will reverse it? Isaiah 43:13 NKJ

  16. 616
    Heather Snider says:

    Heather S., Louisville, KY

    Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Psalm 37:4 Amplified

  17. 617
    Heather Wilkinson says:

    Heather Wilkinson
    Springfield, VA

    Isaiah 43:1 (NIV)
    But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

  18. 618
    Alicia says:

    Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. 1 Corinthians 15:58a NIV

    Alicia P, Chicago, il

  19. 619
    Jamie Carpenter says:

    Jamie- Moore, OK
    Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 NIV

  20. 620
    Michelle says:


    16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:16-18 NASB

  21. 621
    Patti Unger says:

    Patti – Monument, Colorado

    “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” Philippians 3:13 NLT

  22. 622
    Shelli says:

    Shelli, Glen Allen
    “My wayword children “, says The Lord, “come back to me
    and I will heal your wayword hearts.”
    Jeremiah 3:22 NLT

  23. 623
    Janet Worthy says:

    Janet from Odessa, TX
    I have treasured Your word in my heart so that I may not sin against You.
    Psalm 119:11 HCSB

  24. 624
    Jeannette Z. says:

    Jeannette Z. from Mission, TX

    “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” Philippians 3:13

  25. 625
    Katie says:

    Katie, Madison “Jesus… said, ” Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how He has had mercy on you.” Mark 5:19 NIV

  26. 626
    Megan says:

    Megan from Houston “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NASB

  27. 627
    Denise Ramser says:

    Denise Ramser Gambier,Ohio: I will give you a new heart
    and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26 NIV

  28. 628
    Tera Ferguson says:

    Gardendale, AL
    I Kings 19:11b-12a NIV
    After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. I Kings 19:11b-12a

  29. 629
    Suzie says:

    ~Suzie from Fort Mill, SC

    “I will commit (betroth) myself to you forever; I will commit (betroth) myself to you in righteousness and justice, in steadfast love and tender compassion. I will be faithful to you and make you mine, and you will finally know me as the LORD.”

    Hosea 2:19,20 NET

  30. 630
    Amanda C says:

    Derby, KS
    Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
    in all you ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

  31. 631
    Megan says:

    Megan from Sioux Falls, SD

    “No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11b, NKJV

  32. 632
    Janet Cline says:

    Janet from St. Louis

    Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every name…. Phil. 2:9

  33. 633
    Siesta Susan says:

    Susan,Fairhope,AL- Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:4-5 (NIV)

  34. 634
    Stephanie Floyd says:

    Stephanie Floyd
    Danville. Ky

    5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5. NIV

  35. 635
    Rhonda Green says:

    Daniel 2:22 He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. NIV

  36. 636
    Tamara says:

    Tamara Ward from Alexandria, VA

    “The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.”
    I Thessalonians 5:24 (NIV)

  37. 637
    Paula, Birmingham, AL says:

    “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekial 36:26 ESV

  38. 638
    Connie says:

    Connie, Durham, NC “James a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the dispersion: Greetings count it all joy, my brothers when you meet trials of various kinds. James 1:1-2 ESV

  39. 639
    Tracy says:

    Tracy from Aurora, CO
    Ephesians 4:29=Do not use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. (NLT)

  40. 640
    Tammie Fay says:

    Tammie, Benoit, MS

    Whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

    1 John 2:5-6 NASB

  41. 641
    Debbie Pauly says:

    Conway Springs, KS
    Rejoice in our confident hope. be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.
    Romans 12:12

  42. 642
    Nancy says:

    Nancy from Knoxville, TN

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 NIV

  43. 643
    Sheila says:

    Sheila, Splendora, TX
    “For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:5 (ESV)

  44. 644
    D'Shan Berry says:

    D’Shan Berry from Roswell, NM

    “You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth.”

    Psalms 71:20 NLT

  45. 645
    Amanda says:

    Isaiah 26:8( NIV) Yes, Lord , walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and your renown are the desires of my heart.”

  46. 646
    Jolinda from Kearney, NE says:

    2 Corinthians 5:20(NIV)
    We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

  47. 647
    Gillian Bickerstaffe says:

    Gill, Lancaster, UK.
    …with all lowliness and gentleness, with long suffering, bearing with oneanother in love. Ephesians 4 v 2 (NKJV)

  48. 648
    Candy Seale says:

    Candy Seale, La Grange, Texas

    We had the sentence of death in ourselves that we should not trust in ourselves but in God which raiseth the dead. 2 Corinthians 1:9 KJV

  49. 649
    Merle NM says:

    Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most high, thy habitation.

    Psalms 91:9 KJV

  50. 650
    Judy Woodward says:

    Judy from Lake Charles, LA

    “A little while, and the wicked will
    be no more; though you look for them,
    they will not be found.” Psalm 37:10 (NIV)

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