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. 2401
    Sandy says:

    Sandy – Ft. Gibson, OK
    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord…

    II Timothy 1:7-8a

  2. 2402
    Stephanie Solomon says:

    Stephanie-Morgantown, WV
    No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God (1 John 3:9 ESV).

  3. 2403
    Kim Emmerich says:

    “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.” James 5:13 ESV

    Kim Emmerich
    Dickinson, ND

  4. 2404
    Stephanie Corley says:

    Stephanie Corley
    Quitman, TX

    “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)

  5. 2405
    Allie says:

    Allie, South Pasadena CA

    but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
    2 Corinthians 12:9 NRSV

  6. 2406
    Laura, Oklahoma City says:

    Come to me all ye who are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

    Matthew 11:28

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    Valerie says:

    Valerie, Omaha. I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 NLT

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    Cyndi Munson says:

    Cyndi Munson, Oklahoma City, OK

    “My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.”
    Song of Songs 2:14, NIV
    (I just realized I posted the same verse on May 1 and 15. I am so sorry! Crazy, busy days I am living! Thank you!)

  9. 2409
    Beth Love says:

    Beth Love from PA

    Matthew 6:34 (ESV)

    “”Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

  10. 2410
    Bethany Mowat says:

    Bethany, Evart, Michigan For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as Children of light Ephesians 5:8 NIV

  11. 2411
    Beverly says:

    Beverly, Vicksburg, MS

    Psalm 18:16 NET
    “He reached down from above and took hold of me; He pulled me from the surging water.”

  12. 2412
    Karen O says:

    Cottonwood, CA
    “You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.” Psalm 139:4-5 NLT

  13. 2413
    Jen Evans says:

    Jen Evans, Seville Ohio
    Philippians 4: 6-7 NIV
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God 7 And the peace of God, which transends all understanding, will guard your hears and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  14. 2414
    Jana says:

    Jana, Quitaque, TX

    1 Cor. 13:4-7 NIV

    Love is patient, love is kind. Id does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres.

  15. 2415
    Terry Bobbitt says:

    Terry from Jasper, Georgia
    Psalm 139: 13-16 NKJV

    For You formed my inward parts:
    You covered me in my mother’s womb.
    i will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
    Marvelous are Your works,
    And that my soul knows very well.
    My frame was not hidden from You,
    When I was made in secret,
    And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
    Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed,
    And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me,
    when as yet there were none of them.

  16. 2416
    Cindy Crowder says:

    Cindy from Sisters Or

    Acknowledge him in all your ways and he
    will make your paths straight.
    Prov 3:6 NET

  17. 2417
    Tarah DeClue says:

    Tarah, Camdenton,MO
    “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
    Psalms 46:10 (NIV)

  18. 2418
    lynn Miller says:

    lynn, Louisville,

    For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

    II Peter 1:16 ( NASB)

  19. 2419
    Joy says:

    Joy from Iowa~ “Post this at all the intersections,dear friends.Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue and let anger straggle behind in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw out all spoiled virtue & cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our Gardener, God landscape you with the Word, making a salvation garden of your life.” James 1:19-21 (Msg)

  20. 2420
    Lynn Buckalew says:

    Lynn in Brandon, MS
    For you are my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens my darkness.
    2 Samuel 22:29 (NIV)

  21. 2421
    emily says:

    Emily Mechanicsville, VA
    But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do. What God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbors, be compassionate and loyal in your love and do not take yourself too seriously- take God seriously. Micah 6:8 MSG

  22. 2422
    Marie Sirk says:

    Marie Franklin, TN

    For I am The Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

    Isaiah 41:13 NIV

  23. 2423
    Joy Kinnear says:

    Joy, Clyde, OH

    And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.

    Luke 1:45 NASB

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    Deb says:

    Hebrews 4:12. for the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two edged sword . nab

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    Cindy m says:

    Matthew6:33 ” But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.” NIV

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    Amy says:

    Amy from Florissant
    “And more so, I now realize that all I gained and thought was important was nothing but yesterday’s garbage compared to knowing the Anointed Jesus my Lord. For Him I have thrown everything aside—it’s nothing but a pile of waste—so that I may gain Him.” Philippians 3:8 (The Voice)

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    Leslie Crawley says:

    Leslie Crawley, Flagstaff, AZ
    “Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4 (The New King James Version. 1982 (Ro 6:4). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.)

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    Andrea Porter says:

    Andrea, Pottstown

    This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same temptations we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it.

    Hebrews 4:15-16 NIV

  29. 2429
    Marie says:

    Proverbs 19:21(NRSV) The human mind may devise many plans, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.

  30. 2430
    Theresa Mayo says:

    Theresa from Boaz, Al
    1Peter 3:15 NET “But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you posess.”

  31. 2431
    Nancy says:

    Nancy from Evansville, IN writes

    Now what I’m commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. Deuteronomy 30:11 NIV

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    Jill says:

    Jill, Sterling Heights, MI
    But we will not boast beyond limits, but will boast only with regards to the area of influence God assigned to us, to reach even to you. ~ 2 Corinthians 10:13 ESV

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    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis Twilley- Salisbury, MD

    “Do all things without complaining and arguing.” Philippians 2:14 NLT

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    Kristi Parris says:

    Kristi, Piedmont,Al
    “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalms 46:10 ESV)

  35. 2435
    Kathy says:

    Kathy Leamington Ontario Canada

    Hebrews 4:12

    …the Word of God is living and active…”

  36. 2436
    Poorna Diaz says:

    “This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.” 1 John 3.19 (NIV)

    Poorna Diaz
    Arlington, VA

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    Patty Pierce says:

    Patty Pierce
    Searcy AR
    Matthew 11:28

    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest

    I just have to say after getting my daughter married this past weekend I need some rest

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    Cindy cannon says:

    I posted on 5-15-2013 at 9:58 pm but was unable to find the post, so here goes again.
    Cindy Cannon, Otterville, il

    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; he loves endures forever.
    Psalms 107:1 (NIV)

  39. 2439

    Watauga, TX

    Isaiah 60:4 (VOICE)

    “Don’t be shy; don’t be doubtful; lift up your eyes and look around. They have gathered all around you, eager to come and be close to you. And your children will come back to this land: your sons from the farthest places of wandering and your daughters gently carried home.”

  40. 2440
    Susan says:

    Susan, Carbondale, IL

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. (Romans 12:12, 13 NIV)

  41. 2441
    Gina Kohler says:

    Johnstown, Colorado
    Do everything without complaining or arguing.
    Philippians 2:14

  42. 2442
    Shelly Lopez says:

    Golden, Colorado
    Do everything without complaining or arguing.
    Phillipians 2:14

  43. 2443
    Robin F says:

    Robin, Tracy CA
    Hebrews 13:15 NIV

    Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that openly profess His Name.

  44. 2444
    Jan Duncan says:

    Arlington TX
    Psalm 100:4-5 NIV
    4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to HIm and praise HIs name.
    5 For The Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.

  45. 2445
    Jaclyn Suveg says:

    Jaclyn From Naperville, IL: “But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.” Nehemiah 4:9, NIV

  46. 2446
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Nashville, TN

    Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

    Proverbs 19:21 NIV

  47. 2447
    Anita Livingston says:

    Anita Livingston – Odem, TX

    Psalms 8:3,4,9 TEV

    When I look at the sky, which you have made, at the moon and the stars, which you set in their places – what are human beings, that you think of them; mere mortals, that you care for them? O Lord, our Lord, your greatness is seen in all the world!

  48. 2448
    Johnnie says:

    sorry, missed posting verse 9…will post two now
    Johnnie, Wake Forest, NC

    Who is this King of glory?
    The LORD, strong and mighty,
    the LORD, mighty in battle!

    Who is this King of glory?
    The LORD of hosts,
    He is the King of glory!

    Psalm 24:8, 10 ESV

  49. 2449
    Mary from Livonia, Michigan (NIV) says:

    “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

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    Michelle W says:

    Michelle – Austin

    “I have come to set the captives free.” Luke 4:18

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