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. 2651
    Annettte says:

    Annette, Tomball, TX, But I said, “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing at all. Yet what is due me is in the LORD’s hand, and my reward is with my God.” (Isaiah 49:4 NIV

  2. 2652
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer H.
    Story City, IA

    “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” – Matthew 5:44 (NIV)

  3. 2653
    Linda from Austin says:

    Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked? Ecc 7:13

  4. 2654
    Geri Patterson says:

    Deer Park, TX

    2 Cor. 4:8,9 ESV
    8)We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;
    9)persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down but not destroyed;

  5. 2655
    Ali Roeschley says:

    Chandler, Arizona

    “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, The LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them upon your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you rise up.” (Deuteronomy 6.4-7; NIV)

  6. 2656
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Seattle, WA: “But now, O Lord, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8 (NASB)

  7. 2657
    Chelsea - Whiteriver, AZ says:

    So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
    James 2:17 NRSV

  8. 2658
    Nicola says:

    Nicola in Calgary. My app is not working, hence the tardy verse post.

    Luke 1:78-79. Because of and through the heart of tender mercy and loving kindness of our God a Light from on high will dawn upon us and visit is, to shine upon us and give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct and guide our feet in a straight line into the way of peace.

  9. 2659
    Kathy Ray says:

    Proverbs 19:21
    May are the plans in Man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that provails.

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      Kathy Ray says:

      Proverbs 19:21
      Many are the plans of man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

  10. 2660
    Kathi Nitzsche says:

    Kathi Nitzsche
    Lexington, OH

    You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart. (1 Peter 1:22 NLT)

  11. 2661
    Patti McConville says:

    Patti McConville Salem, OR

    Finally Brothers, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.

    Philippians 4:8 NIV

  12. 2662
    Adriana, Austin, Tx says:

    SSMT #10: Wven there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. Psalm 139:10 NLT

  13. 2663
    Deborah (Debbie) says:

    Debbie, Calgary Alberta (but on Vacation in California so am really late….)

    Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
    Psalm 147:5, NIV

  14. 2664
    Megan JOY says:

    Megan JOY – Calgary, AB Canada (in California) – Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit. -Psalm 147:5 (NIV)

  15. 2665
    Kirbi says:

    Kirbi – Houston, 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)

  16. 2666
    Melissa Reber says:

    Melissa // Lancaster, PA

    And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV)

  17. 2667
    Bev van Vuuren says:

    Bev van Vuuren – South Africa –

    I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living: Wait for the Lord: be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27: 13 – 14 NIV)

  18. 2668
    Erin Sheldon says:

    Erin Sheldon
    Savannah, GA
    “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.”
    Psalm 139:23-24 NLT

  19. 2669
    Tammy says:

    Matthew 10:32
    If anyone acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will openly acknowledge that person before my father in heaven. NLT

  20. 2670
    Skeet says:

    Skeet from Monroe, GA.

    I Cor. 13:9-10 (NIV)

    For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.

  21. 2671
    Lindsay McDonald says:

    Lindsay, Albion, IL ‘And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth.’ (John 1:14 Amplified)

  22. 2672
    Amy Loewen says:

    Amy, Austin – I Corinthians 3:6-7 “Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres.” NIV

  23. 2673
    Courtney Head says:

    Courtney Head, Little Rock AR
    John 1:38 NIV “Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “what do you want?”

  24. 2674
    Aimee says:

    Aimee, Houston, TX

    Colossians 3:2 NIV
    “Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.”

  25. 2675
    Jodi Barnes says:

    Jodi, Sundown TX, As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord ’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. (Psalm 18:30 NIV)

  26. 2676
    Susan House says:

    Susan H
    Lady Lake Fl

    Romans 12:15, rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those wo weep. NIV

  27. 2677
    Laura Beth says:

    Laura Beth, Jackson

    Psalm 139: 23-24, NLT

    Search me, Oh God, and know my heart; test me, and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends You, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

  28. 2678
    Becky Bell says:

    Becky Bell
    Westerville, Ohio

    Praying this for my adult children (inserting him, her & them):

    “Guard me and deliver me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in You. May integrity and righteousness watch over me for I wait for you.”
    Psalm 25:20-21 NIV

  29. 2679
    Crissy says:

    Austin, Tx
    1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow the way of love. You should also want the gifts the Holy Spirit gives. Most of all, you should want the gift of prophecy.

  30. 2680
    Concetta says:

    Concetta, White Oak, Galatians 5:1, (MSG)
    “Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.”

  31. 2681
    Tina Harrell says:

    Tina from Chesapeake, VA – “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” I Peter 5:7(NIV84)

  32. 2682
    Leigh says:

    Leigh from Fairhope

    Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
    Colossians 3:16 NIV

  33. 2683
    Erin VT says:

    Chippewa Falls, WI

    So I say, live by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
    Gal 5:16 NIV UK

  34. 2684
    Dianna Via says:


    Moneta, Virginia 24121

    The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord life up HIs countenance upon you, and give you peace.

    Numbers 6: 24-26 NKJV

  35. 2685
    Connie Willis says:

    Connie Willis, Knoxville, TN
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

    Proverbs 3:5 ESV

  36. 2686
    Amanda says:

    Amanda-Clinton, MO

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NIV

  37. 2687

    suzanne, houston

    “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and helivers them. Oh taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34: 7-8

  38. 2688
    De Anna says:

    De Anna- Greenville SC

    1 Peter 2:1-2 NIV

    Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

  39. 2689
    Connie says:

    Connie, Shipshewana, He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will…
    Ephesians 1:5 NIV

  40. 2690
    Pam says:

    “In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings. And He who searches the hearts knows the Spirit’s mind-set, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27 HCSB

  41. 2691
    brandie says:

    Brandie, Kearney NE:

    “And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them…” Luke 22:19a, NIV

  42. 2692
    Nellie says:

    Hudson, NC
    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
    1 Pet 5:7 NIV

  43. 2693
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Gainesville, GA
    “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”
    Romans 8:5, NIV

  44. 2694
    debbie faunce says:

    Romans 8:8 NKJV

    I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

    the word must be working. satan is fighting me hard to complete this.

  45. 2695
    Lori, Pueblo West says:

    “Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.” ~ Psalm 125:1 NIV

  46. 2696
    Sonya Dickerson says:

    Sonya Dickerson, Chesterfield, VA
    “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words. No sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out inot all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.” Psalm 19: 1-4 (NIV)

  47. 2697
    Missy S says:

    Sorry for the delay! Been on vacation!

    Missy S, Winston-Salem

    “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.”

    ~ Titus 2:11-14 (NIV)

  48. 2698
    Jenna Berthoud says:

    Riverton UT
    Do everything without grumbling or arguing,
    Philippians 2:14 NIV

  49. 2699
    Kristin Roberts says:

    Kristin, Austin

    “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
    Psalm 90:12 NIV

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    Tiffany Pugh says:

    Tiffany, Chester:

    And also the Holy Spirit adds His testimony to us [in confirmation of this]. For having said, This is the agreement (testament, covenant) that I will set up and conclude with them after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their hearts, and I will inscribe them on their minds (on their inmost thoughts and understanding,

    Hebrews 10:15-16, AMP

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