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.



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  1. 2251
    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Fort Thomas, KY
    The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
    Psalms 126:3 NIV

  2. 2252
    Naomi says:

    Naomi – Colorado Springs, CO

    17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical. 18 And the fruit that consists of righteousness is planted in peace among those who make peace. James 3:17-18 NET

  3. 2253
    Natalie Johnson says:

    Natalie; Leesburg, GA “You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.” (Psalm 139:5 NIV)

  4. 2254
    Amanda Grasza says:

    Amanda Grasza, Calgary, AB

    And it shall come to pass, whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be delivered.

    Joel 2:32a KJV

  5. 2255
    Louise Stenner says:

    Louise. Atlanta.
    You are my place of quiet retreat;
    I wait for your Word to renew me
    Ps 119:114. Message

  6. 2256
    Claire says:

    Claire, Houston, Isaiah 58:11 NIV, The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

  7. 2257
    Alison says:

    Alison Norman Ok

    But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings.* And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture Mal 4: 2 NLT

  8. 2258
    Amber Overstreet says:

    Amber, Vancleave, MS
    Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God who sees”; for she said, “Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?” Genesis 16:13 (NASB)

  9. 2259
    Karen Gentry says:

    Karen, Hewitt
    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
    “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline”.

  10. 2260
    Karen F says:

    Karen F from Unionville, PA

    1 Thes. 5:17 (NIV)

    pray continually,

  11. 2261
    Kris Conant says:

    Kris, Westbrook, Maine

    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

    Psalm 143:8 NIV

  12. 2262

    Ellen, Aurora, OH
    2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)
    We demolish arguments and every pretention that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

  13. 2263
    Letha says:

    Letha. Mountain Home, Arkansas. Ephesians 1:19-20 NLT I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.

  14. 2264
    Laura Potopa says:

    Laura from Chisago City
    “Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long.”
    Psalm 86:2-3 NIV

  15. 2265
    Kelley Mansfield says:

    Kelley Mansfield, Sharpsburg, GA NIV

    Ephesians 4:29

    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

  16. 2266
    Delores says:

    Delores, Columbia TN,
    But God forbid that I should boast except
    in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by
    the world has been crucified to me, and
    I to the world. Galatians 6:14 NKJV

  17. 2267
    Debbie Miller says:

    Debbie, Muskogee, OK
    But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” I Samuel 16:7 ESV

  18. 2268
    Kate H. says:

    Parker, CO

    “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewrads those who earnestly seek him.”
    Heb. 11:6 (NIV)

  19. 2269
    Kimberly Orcutt says:

    Kim, Grove City, OH
    2 Corth. 5:7 ESV
    For we walk by faith, not by sight.

  20. 2270
    Paige Watson says:

    Paige, ATL, NIV

    Proverbs 4:20

    My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. (a good one for a single mom with summer here!)

  21. 2271
    STACY says:



  22. 2272
    Stehanie Jo says:

    Stephanie Jo
    Corvallis OR

    And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all…
    1Thessalonians 3:12a ESV

  23. 2273
    Jan, Olney Texas says:

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.”

    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

  24. 2274
    Vicki K. says:

    Vicki K. from Houston

    “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

    Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

  25. 2275
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from WV (posting for May 1 and May 15 – oops!!)

    “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4 NKJV

  26. 2276
    Kristen Jeuick says:

    Kristen J, Rockville, VA: Turn my eyes from worthless things and give me life through your Word. Ps. 119:37 New Living Translation

  27. 2277
    Becky says:

    Becky, Stromsburg, NE
    Psalm 141:3
    Set a guard over my mouth, Lord;
    Keep watch over the door of my lips.

  28. 2278
    Lisa says:

    Phillippians 3:8 NLT
    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 all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ.

  29. 2279
    Sara Poole says:

    Sara Middleburg, Florida

    Hebrews 10:23 KJV

    Let us hold fast to the profession of our faih without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

  30. 2280
    Janet Schmoll says:

    Janet, Holmes Beach, FL

    Jesus said to her (Martha),
    “I am the resurrection and the life.
    He who believes in me will live,
    even though he dies;
    and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.
    (Do you believe this?)”
    John 11:25-26 NIV

  31. 2281

    Psalm 52:9 NIV

    For what you have done I will always praise you
    in the presence of your faithful people.
    And I will hope in your name,
    for your name is good.

  32. 2282
    Shirley Barry says:

    Shirley Barry, Mooresville, NC
    Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly. Matt 11:30 MSG

  33. 2283
    Paige says:

    Plano, TX
    “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly[a] with your God.”
    Micah 6:8 (NIV)

  34. 2284
    Valerie says:

    Valerie ~ Oklahoma

    “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 NIV

  35. 2285
    Haley Henderson says:

    Conway, AR
    Lamentation 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.”

  36. 2286
    MiChal says:

    MiChal, College Station, TX

    “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you..”
    — James 4:7 (NIV)

  37. 2287
    Melissa Bagwell says:

    Fort Worth, TX- “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 (NASB)

  38. 2288
    Ryan Monacelli says:

    Ryan, Sussex, WI
    “Search for The Lord and for His strength; continually seek Him” Psalm 105:4 NIV

  39. 2289
    Nikki Hurtado says:

    Nikki – Houston, TX

    Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

    John 6:35 NIV

  40. 2290
    Kalee Duesing says:

    Kalee, Fort Worth,TX
    The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:56-7 ESV

  41. 2291
    Karen Rewerts says:

    “Cast(ing) all your anxiety upon Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 New American Standard

  42. 2292
    Melanie says:

    For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 ESV

  43. 2293
    Jenn says:

    Jennifer, Mansfield, TX
    Proverbs 31:30 NIV
    “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

  44. 2294
    Michelle says:

    Psalms 112:7

    He will have no fear of bad news;
    His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord

  45. 2295
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Fort Worth
    “Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness.” Psalm 119:36 NKJV

    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    Be acceptable in Your sight,O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NKJV

  46. 2296
    Donna Booth says:

    Donna, Glendale, AZ.

    I am eager to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.
    In this way each of us will be a blessing to the other.

  47. 2297
    Kiana says:

    Kiana ~ Fairfield, TX
    “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: 38-39 NIV

  48. 2298
    Lisa says:

    Forsyth, IL
    “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37NKJV

  49. 2299
    KanduGal says:

    Melanie – Decatur, AL
    James 1:21 NIV
    Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the Word planted in you, which can save you.

  50. 2300
    Janet says:

    Janet from Pearland

    Acts 13: 22b
    I Have found David son of Jesse, a man after God’s own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.


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