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. 2751
    Tammy - Bartlesville, OK says:

    For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. Romans 10:10 NLT

  2. 2752
    Adrianne Stavish says:

    Adrianne S. – Atlanta, GA
    “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight…” Philippians 1:9 (NIV)

  3. 2753
    Cindy Franklin says:

    Cindy Franklin
    Ps 25:5 KJV
    Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

  4. 2754
    Donalda Reimer says:

    Donalda Reimer, Osler SK

    Psalm 59:9-10a (NIV)

    You are my strength, I watch for you; you,God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.

  5. 2755
    Leslie says:

    Leslie, Spartanburg, SC

    Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV

    8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

  6. 2756
    Ana says:

    Ana from Tampa, Florida

    Isaiah 40:28-31

    “Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
    The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
    He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
    He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
    Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
    But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.”

  7. 2757
    Pat G. says:

    Pat from Birmingham, Al
    Proverbs 17:22 The Message

    A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom & doom leave you bone tired.

  8. 2758
    Tara says:

    Columbia, SC
    Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the well spring of life.
    Proverbs 4:23

  9. 2759
    Amanda Benson says:

    Amanda Benson, Eagle Butte, SD 1 Timothy 2:1-2 NIV
    “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

  10. 2760
    Leslie from Elkhart, IN says:

    Romans 8:39 (ESV)

    nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  11. 2761
    Jan says:

    Lethbridge, AB
    They do not fear bad news;
    they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.
    Psalm 112:7 NLT

  12. 2762
    Kelei Liggett says:

    Kelei Liggett. IowaPark, Texas. NIV.
    Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.

  13. 2763

    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

    John 14:27 ESV

    Charlotte, NC

  14. 2764
    Amber says:

    Amber from Manor, Texas: Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. NIV

  15. 2765
    Ronda says:

    NIV: Ps. 54:4
    Surely God is my help. He is the One who sustains me.

  16. 2766
    Mary Jane Schwab says:

    Mary Jane S., Wilmington, DE
    “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not now what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” Romans 8:26 NIV

  17. 2767
    Reeder says:

    Auburn, AL

    Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  18. 2768
    Sandy says:

    Bowie, MD
    Ephesians 3:19 KJV ” And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.”

  19. 2769
    Alicia Marks says:

    Alicia, New Market, AL “Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1 (NIV)

  20. 2770
    Ryann Slegers says:

    Ryann, New Market, AL “Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1 (NIV)

  21. 2771
    Lynette, Phoenix, AZ says:

    I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
    Psalm 143:5 NIV

  22. 2772
    Katy says:

    1 John 3:18 NIRV

    Dear children, don’t just talk about love. Put your love into action. Then it will truly be love.

  23. 2773
    Sam says:

    Sam, Rowley, IA
    Isaiah 1:18
    “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be white as snow, Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.”

  24. 2774
    Kate DeWys says:

    Kate DeWys, Zeeland, Michigan
    “But as for me, I watch in hope for The Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.”

    Micah 7 vs. 7 TNIV

  25. 2775
    Michelle Bahret says:

    Michelle, Carver, MA

    Matthew 5:6 (NIV)

    “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be completely satisfied.”

  26. 2776
    Valerie says:

    Valerie M.
    Evart, MI

    Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT

  27. 2777
    Cindy L. says:

    Cindy L., Brooklyn Park, MN
    For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!” Romans 8:15 (HCSB)

  28. 2778
    Katherine Mollenkopf says:

    So late this month..yikes!

    Katherine from Nipomo, Ca

    Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. James 1:15, 16; NIV

  29. 2779
    Linda Malloy says:

    Behold, I am the LORD, The God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for me? Jeremiah 32:27 NIV

  30. 2780
    Linda Barnes says:

    Linda, Westport
    To this he called you through our gospel so, that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    2Thessalonsians 2:14

  31. 2781
    Glenna says:

    Glenna, Cumberland House, SK “Guard your heart above all else for it determines the course of your life” Prov 4:23 NLT

  32. 2782
    Amy says:

    Amy, Washington DC, “The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.” Psalm 84:11 NLT

  33. 2783
    Lynn says:

    “Why are you in despair, o my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, for the help of His presence.” Psalm 42:5 NAS

  34. 2784
    Beckie Potterfield says:

    Beckie Potterfield, Florence, SC

    and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    Philippians 2:11

  35. 2785
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie Shelbyville, Indiana “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.” Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)

  36. 2786
    Wanda Young says:

    Osborn, Missouri

    Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)
    You will keep “her” in perfect peace,
    whose mind is stayed on You: because
    “she” trusts in You.

  37. 2787
    Kimberly says:

    Kimberly, Watha, Philippians 4:13 NKJV
    13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  38. 2788
    Rhonda Whiteley says:

    Rhonda in Winchester, KY

    In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.
    Psalm 4:8 NIV

  39. 2789
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Markham, VA
    “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, Who is the Spirit.”
    -2 Corinthians 3:18 (NIV)

  40. 2790
    Jennifer T says:

    Jennifer, Fairfax VA

    James 1:19
    My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry

  41. 2791
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, from Bolivar, MO

    “Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to you, when my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

    Psalm 61:1-2 NKJV

  42. 2792
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Asheville, NC Psalm 139:14 NLT “Your workmanship is marvelous.”

  43. 2793
    Betty says:

    Vicksburg, MS

    How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

    1 John 3:1

  44. 2794
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Nashville, TN
    “For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen” Romans 1:25 NASB

  45. 2795
    Shelley says:

    Shelley, Fort Walton Beach, Fl
    Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
    Col. 4:6 (NIV)

  46. 2796
    Jina Patton says:

    Jina, Leawood, KS

    He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.

    Proverbs 2: 7-8 (NIV)

  47. 2797
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Barrington
    “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

  48. 2798
    Beth S. says:

    Beth S. in LaGrange, GA

    Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13 KJV

  49. 2799
    Natalie Patton says:

    Natalie Patton, Leawood, KS

    Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties. Psalms 139:23 NKJV

  50. 2800
    Cindy Cunliffe says:

    Salt lake city
    Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.
    1Peter 1:22

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