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. 2451
    Cathryne says:

    Cathryne, Fayetteville NC

    “And I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” John 10:28 NASB

  2. 2452
    Carol says:

    Carthage, NY

    [“Carol, Carol”] Martha, Martha, you are worried & upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.”

    Luke 10:41-42a NIV 1984

  3. 2453
    Kelly says:

    Kelly From Laurens, SC
    2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
    James 1:2-4 (NIV)

  4. 2454
    Coral Noble says:

    Coral, Jacksonville, Florida

    Luke 18:19 NIV
    “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good- except God alone…”

  5. 2455
    Susan Knowles says:

    Susan Knowles, Bradenton, FL
    Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage so that I may have Christ.
    Phil. 3:8 NLT

  6. 2456
    Karen says:

    Karen from Powell, Ohio

    Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

    Psalm 54:4 (NIV)

  7. 2457
    Joyce Klumper says:

    Joyce, Wahpeton ND

    Romans 8:36 ESV
    As it is written,
    “For your sake we are being killed all day long;
    We are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

  8. 2458
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Wilmington NC
    He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.
    Psalm 24:4 NKJV

  9. 2459
    Batbara says:

    I just found you blog and want to be part of the scripture memorization team. How does it work and have you provided suggestions for how to memorize scripture?

  10. 2460
    Sara Cain says:

    Sara, Ft. Worth
    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrew 13:8 NASB

  11. 2461
    boomama says:

    Sophie – Birmingham, AL

    “But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.” – Deuteronomy 30:14, ESV

  12. 2462
    Katie Patterson says:

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 NIV)
    Katie Cincinnati Ohio

  13. 2463
    Meliss Bumpers says:

    Melissa, LaGrange, GA. Psalm 54:10 (NIV). “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says The Lord, who has compassion on you.”

  14. 2464
    Tessie says:

    Tessie. El Dorado Springs, MO.
    The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10NIV

  15. 2465
    Cami says:

    Cami, Murray, KY

    She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

    Proberbs 31:25 NIV

  16. 2466
    Cathy Morris says:

    Cathy Morris Sedona, AZ Psalm 2:11 NIV
    “Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling.”

  17. 2467
    Jennifer Doucet says:

    Jennifer Doucet
    Sulphur, Louisiana

    Therefore put on the full armor of God, so when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everyrhing, to stand.

    Ephesians 6:13 NIV84

  18. 2468
    Amy says:

    Amy- Miamisburg, OH

    How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

    Psalms 36:7 ESV

  19. 2469
    Sandy Rendel says:

    Sandy, Rock Hill, SC

    “He is your contant source of stability. He abundantly provides safety and great wisdom. He gives all this to those who fear Him.”

    Isaiah 33:6 NET

  20. 2470
    Celeste Dillehay says:

    Celeste, Thompson’s Station, TN:

    Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.

    Psalm 62:5 (NIV 84)

  21. 2471
    Sara says:

    Currently in Tanzania

    Galatians 5:1[NIV] It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

  22. 2472
    Lyne, Goshen KY says:

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
    I Thessalonians 5:16-18

  23. 2473
    Blair says:

    Blair from Harrisburg, NC
    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

  24. 2474
    Julie says:

    Julie from Granbury, TX

    “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” (Psalms 23:1-6 KJV)

  25. 2475
    Sandy says:

    Sandy-Dodge City, KS

    Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

    Luke 6:37 NIV

  26. 2476
    Kristen says:

    Kristen from Allen, Tx
    “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord . “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8, 9 NKJV)

  27. 2477
    Lu White says:

    Mine is 1 John 4:16 (not 4:18)

  28. 2478
    Sarah says:

    Sarah ~ Appleton, WI

    I refresh the humble and give new courage to those with repentant hearts.

    Isaiah 57:15, NLT

  29. 2479
    LIsa says:

    Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Provers 19:21

  30. 2480
    Barbara Phaup says:

    Barbara, Tomball, TX:
    “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.” Acts 17:24-25 (NIV)

  31. 2481
    Olivia S says:

    Olivia- Tennessee
    Im not saying that i have this all together, that i have it made. But i am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Philippians 3:12 msg

  32. 2482
    Michelle Silveous says:

    Michelle, Colorado Springs
    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
    Romans 12:12 (NIV)

  33. 2483
    Beth Aldrich says:

    Beth Aldrich
    Cary, NC
    Isaiah 61:1 (NCV)
    The Lord God has put his Spirit in me, because the Lord has appointed me to tell the good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort those whose hearts are broken, to tell the captives they are free, and to tell the prisoners they are released.

  34. 2484
    Ainslie says:

    “The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.” ~Psalm 37:14 NIV

  35. 2485
    Robin says:

    Psalms 23: 3-4 NLT He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

    Snohomish, WA

  36. 2486
    Trish Lenz says:

    Trish of West Linn, Oregon

    “Many are the plans in a Man’s heart, but The Lord’s purpose will prevail.” Proverbs 19:21 NIV

  37. 2487
    Julie says:

    Julie, Sugar Land, TX
    2 Corinthians 4:17 NIV
    “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

  38. 2488
    Shawna says:

    Shawna, Bates City
    “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 NIV

  39. 2489
    Wendy Berenson says:

    God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10 NIV

    Wendy, Mechanicsville, VA

  40. 2490
    Kay says:

    Atlanta, GA

    “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.’

    1 Peter 5:7 NIV

  41. 2491
    Stacy says:

    Stacy — Kimberly, WI

    Psalms 62:7-8 NLT

    My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.

  42. 2492
    Susan says:

    Susan, Atlanta, GA
    In his defense, Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”
    John 5:17 NIV

  43. 2493
    Tara says:

    Greensboro, NC
    He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
    He leads me beside the still waters.
    He restores my soul;
    He leads me in the paths of righteousness
    For His name’s sake.
    Psalm 23:2-3

  44. 2494
    Debbie - Spartanburg SC says:

    James 1:22
    “Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

  45. 2495
    Sandy corish says:

    Sandy from Vienna, VA Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
    Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)

  46. 2496
    Mitzi Myers says:

    Mitzi from Long Beach

    Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

    Proverbs 31: 25-26 NASB

  47. 2497
    Laura R says:

    Laura from Nokia Finland:
    Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6 NLT)

  48. 2498
    Kristine says:

    Kristine, Welland, ON
    “Remember this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously (that blessings may come to others) will also reap generously and with blessings.”
    2 Corinthians 9:6 (AMP)

  49. 2499
    Betsey, Yardley, PA says:

    When you said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.” Psalm 27:8 (NASB)

  50. 2500
    Stephanie Johnson says:

    Stephane from Pickerington, OH
    Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalms 51:10 KJV)

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