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. 2901
    Michelle Harvey says:

    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

  2. 2902
    Nancy Y says:

    Nancy, Lufkin, TX. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

  3. 2903
    Angela says:

    Angela, Louisville, KY

    Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead. Philippians 3:13 NASB

  4. 2904
    Mindy Thompson says:

    Mindy from Austin, “My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies,from those who pursue me.
    Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.” Psalm 31:15-16, NIV

  5. 2905
    Amber says:

    Amber ~ Clarksville, TN

    Clothes yourselves with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. 1 Peter 3:4 NLT

  6. 2906
    Kerri Foster says:

    Kerri- Lakeland, FL
    Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. -Psalms 37:7 NIV

  7. 2907
    Katie says:

    Katie, Amarillo. “Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you.” Psalm 86:4 NIV

  8. 2908
    Judy Rinkenberger says:

    Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. I Peter 3:15 HCSB

  9. 2909
    Ann says:

    Ann, Ventura, CA
    “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” ~Proverbs 19:21 NIV

  10. 2910
    Wendy says:

    Wendy Wilson, 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)

  11. 2911
    Jennifer Hart says:

    Jenny Tyler, Texas
    Joshua 1:9 (NLT)

    This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

  12. 2912
    Debra Hamson says:

    Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner
    worthy of the gospel of Christ.

    Philippians 1:27a NIV

  13. 2913
    Nikki says:

    Nikki from McGregor, Texas. “As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?” Psalm 18:30-31, NIV.

  14. 2914
    Kelly says:

    Kelly, The Hills, Tx. “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out His word and healed them,; He rescued them from the grave. Psalm 107:19-20 NIV

  15. 2915
    Meredith says:

    Menlo Park, CA

    And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of the Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the LORD be with you!”

    1 Samuel 17:37 (ESV)

  16. 2916
    Angel Bowman says:

    Angel Bowman
    Murfreesboro, TN

    “But the spiritual nature produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There are no laws against things like that.” Galatians 5:22-23 GW

  17. 2917
    Rhonda J says:

    Rhonda J., Normal, IL
    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
    Hebrews 13:8 NIV

  18. 2918
    Barb says:

    Barb Wisconsin
    The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Ps. 34:10 ESV

  19. 2919
    Shannon says:

    Shannon, Bethesda: “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18 NIV

  20. 2920
    Kim Asbrock says:

    Kim, Cincinnati OH
    Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous?
    Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord you God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 HCSB

  21. 2921
    Laura Hamilton says:

    Laura H, O’Fallon, MO: He replied “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know; I was blind but now I see!” John 9:25 NIV

  22. 2922
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn, Terrace BC Canada
    Psalm 48:14 (NIV)
    For this God is our God forever and ever;
    He will be our guide even to the end.

  23. 2923
    Peggy Durante says:

    Peggy Durante, Cheyenne, WY

    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

  24. 2924
    Anne says:

    “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
    Romans 8:1-2 (ESV)

  25. 2925
    Misty Ansted says:

    Misty, Midlothian, TX

    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 NIV

  26. 2926
    Kristin Thurston says:

    Kristin, Trinidad CO

    Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
    Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

    Matthew 5:7-8 KJV

  27. 2927
    Jennifer Pearson says:

    Jennifer Pearson: Nesbit, MS
    You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “A nd A braham believed G od , and it was reckoned to him as righteousness ,” and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead. (James 2:22-26 NASB)

  28. 2928
    Karen says:

    Karen, Wyoming

    Exodus 14:14 (NIV) “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

  29. 2929
    Kim Eshelman says:

    Kim Eshelman Lewisburg, PA

    Do not gloat over me my enemy. Though I have fallen I will rise though I sit in darkness, The LORD will be my light.

    Micah 7:8

  30. 2930
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Lancaster PA

    Psalm 107:19 NLT

    “Lord Help” they cried in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress.

  31. 2931
    Kathleen says:

    Chester, VA: “The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.” Psalm 6:9 (NIV)

  32. 2932
    Lindsay W says:

    Lindsay, Albuquerque, NM “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 ESV

    Kelsie, Albuquerque, NM “I have set the Lord continually before me;
    Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken” Psalm 16:8 NASB

    Alysa, Albuquerque, NM “But where can wisdom be found?
    And where is the place of understanding? Man does not know its value,
    Nor is it found in the land of the living.” Job 28:12-13 NKJV

  33. 2933
    Lori LeBlanc Grundy says:

    Lori: Vivian, LA

    “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

    Prov 15:1 NKJV

  34. 2934
    Heather Smith says:

    Visalia, CA

    This is my command- Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or be discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go!

    Joshua 1:9 NLT

    Gearing up for double mastectomy on the 29th.

  35. 2935
    Carol says:

    Littlestown, PA: “Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name.”
    Philippians 2:9 (ESV)

  36. 2936
    Jessa Williams says:

    Hebrews 12:1-2 (NKJV)
    Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

  37. 2937
    Pat says:

    “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
    Psalm 51:10

    Crawfordsville, IN

  38. 2938
    Laura Berg in Carlsbad says:

    Laura Berg in Carlsbad, CA

    “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

    Philippians 2:9-11 NIV

  39. 2939
    Dana says:

    Dana from Clarksville -yikes I let time get away from me!
    Proverbs 22:3 NLT
    A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.

  40. 2940
    Terri Carey says:

    Terri from Plano, TX
    1Peter 5:7 NIV “Cast all your anxiety on J
    Him because He cares for you” (May 1, 2013)

    Exodus 14:14 NIV “The Lord will fight for you, you only need to be still ” (May 15, 2013)

  41. 2941
    Nicole Blake says:

    Nicole, Littleton, CO (soon to be Severance, CO)

    Nahum 1:7 (NKJV)
    “”The LORD is good,
    A stronghold in the day of trouble;
    And He knows those who trust in Him.”

  42. 2942
    Patsi Shaw says:

    Patsi from Porter, Tx
    1 Timothy 4:7-8 (ESV)
    Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; [8] for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

  43. 2943
    mitzi cordle says:

    mitzi from brandon, ms

    Open my eyes so I can see what You show me of your miracle-wonders_wonderful things in Your law. I am a stranger on earth; give me clear directions. My soul is consumed with longing for Your laws at all times. Your statutes are my delight, they are my counselors.
    Psalm 119:18-20,24 NIV/Msg

  44. 2944
    Brandy Sermons says:

    Matthew 7:7 (English Standard Version)

    “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

  45. 2945
    Lorie Zellner says:

    Lorie, Centreville, VA

    “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14 (NIV)

  46. 2946
    Diane from Houston says:

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
    Your rod and staff, they comfort me.
    Psalm 23:4

  47. 2947
    Janet Anderson says:

    Edmond, OK
    “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 NLT

    SO Sorry to be so late! Busy life is winding down now, PTL!

  48. 2948
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl in Fairhope, AL – “But because of His great love for us, God, Who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ…” (Ephesians 2:4-5 NIV)

  49. 2949
    DLynn Miracle says:

    Deuteronomy 33:12
    About Benjamin he said:
    “Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him,
    for he shields him all day long,
    and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.”

  50. 2950
    Julie says:

    Holland, Michigan

    Indeed, the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing His counsel to His servants the prophets.

    Amos 3:7 HCSB

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