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. 3051
    Dana O'Keefe says:

    Dana Pace, FL

    I die every day. I Corinthians 15:31

  2. 3052
    Julene Notman says:

    Julene, Cowiche, WA
    Do not let the Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
    Joshua 1:8 NIV

  3. 3053
    Gleennell Strawn says:

    Glennell Buda, Tx

    Ps. 19:14 (NIV)

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

  4. 3054
    Judy Carroll says:

    But know this first of all,that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation.
    II Peter 1:20 NAS

  5. 3055
    Angie says:

    Angie, Chillicothe, MO “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you.” Psalm 85:6, NIV

  6. 3056
    Kim Cliatt says:

    Kim Cliatt, Loganville, GA

    “I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.” Jeremiah 31:13b (NIV)

  7. 3057
    Susan says:

    Susan ~ Kearney, NE ~ Psalm 119:133 (NIV)

    Direct my footsteps according to your word;let no sin rule over me.

  8. 3058
    Joelle says:

    Joelle, Agawam

    Psalm 103:4-5(NLT)
    He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

  9. 3059
    Sue from Wisconsin says:

    Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without know it.

    Hebrews 13:1-2 NIV

  10. 3060
    Charlotte Kiel says:

    Charlotte, Tomball, TX, And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. Revelation 21:6, NKJV

  11. 3061
    Valerie Robertson says:

    Valerie from Taylors, SC
    I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Joshua 1:3, NIV

  12. 3062
    Kim says:

    Kim from Bloomington, IL

    And may GOD, the God-of-Your-Fathers, keep it up and multiply you another thousand times, bless you just as he promised.

    Deuteronomy 1:11 Message

  13. 3063
    Audrey says:

    Audrey, Ohio
    Ephesians 6:12 TNIV
    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

  14. 3064
    Megan Adkins says:

    Megan, Houston

    But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
    1 Peter 2:9 NIV

  15. 3065
    Jennifer Kelley says:

    Psalm 143:9, 10 NIV
    “Rescue me from my enemies, Lord, for I hide myself in you. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me one on level ground.

  16. 3066
    Leah Walters says:

    Leah from Ontario, Canada
    To Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.
    – Ephesians 3:20-21

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    Michelle from Norman. “I would have despaired unless I had believed I would see the goodness of The Lord in the land of the living” psalm 27:13 nasb

  18. 3068
    Tiffany says:

    Psalm 139:10 NLT

    even there your hand will guide me,and your strength will support me.

  19. 3069
    Tracy Baker says:

    Tracy, Kountze, Texas
    Therefore there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 NASB

  20. 3070
    Rey Fletcher says:

    Rey from Charlotte, NC

    Isaiah 43:18-19 (NLT)
    But forget all that – it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

  21. 3071
    Kathy LaPlante says:

    Kathy from Richmond, VA

    Colossians 4:2 NIV
    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

  22. 3072
    Danelle says:

    2 Tim 2:24: “The Lord’s bondservant must not be quarrelsome but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged.”

  23. 3073
    Shelly Shelnutt says:

    And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19 NLT

  24. 3074
    Angie Keel says:

    Anniston, Alabama

    “Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.”

    Ps. 103:3-4

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    Hannah says:

    Hannah from Bolingbrook IL

    Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, ESV

  26. 3076
    Tara says:

    Tara from Bolingbrook, IL

    Trust in the Lord with all your hear, and do not lean on your own understanding.

    Proverbs 3:5, ESV

  27. 3077
    AnnaMarie says:

    AnnaMarie – Pittsburgh, PA

    All glory to him, who alone is God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Yes, glory, majesty, power, and authority belong to him, in the beginning, now, and forevermore. Amen. Jude 1:24-25 NLT

  28. 3078
    Elizabeth Kellett says:

    Elizabeth from Searcy, Arkansas

    However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (Ephesians 5:33 NIV)

  29. 3079
    Jean Everett says:

    Jean – Lebanon, Tennessee

    “See what great 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 NIV

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    cara, highlands ranch, 1 peter 4:8, above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. NIV

  31. 3081
    Sandy says:

    Sandy from Denver, CO. “but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.” 1 Cor. 13:10 ESV

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    Heather Edahl says:

    When the righteous cry for help, The Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who are brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:17-18 NIV

  33. 3083
    Susan Dixson says:

    Susan Dixson from Charlotte, NC
    (13) I remain confident of this: I will see The Lord in the land of the living.
    (14) Wait for the Lord;be strong and take heartand wait for the Lord.
    -Psalms 27:13-14 (NIV)

  34. 3084
    Miriam Tinsley says:

    Miriam T., Columbia, SC
    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 (NIV)

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    Gabby Scott says:

    Gabby from Lake View, NY

    Yes everything else is worthless when compared to 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 gain Christ.

    Philippians 3:8 NLT

  36. 3086
    Caitlin Crowder says:

    Caitlin Crowder
    Gray Court, SC
    I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Jesus Christ.
    Philippians 3;14 NIV

  37. 3087
    Ellen White says:

    Ellen White
    St. Augustine, FL
    Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
    Serve the Lord with gladness;
    Come before Him with joyful singing.
    Psalm 100:1,2,3

  38. 3088
    Cheryl says:

    Colossians 3:12 &14 NIV
    Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, cloth yourselves with compassion, kindness, gentleness and patience. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

  39. 3089

    Tonya, Searcy, AR

    Proverbs 3:6 NCV
    “Remember the Lord in all you do, and he will give you success.”

  40. 3090
    Dwan says:

    Dwan, Kings Mountain, NC

    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
    James 4:10, NIV

  41. 3091

    Tiffany Feathers ~ Murfreesboro, TNI

    Thessalonians 5:17-18 ESV
    pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

  42. 3092
    Meredith says:

    Meredith from Blacksburg, VA

    Romans 8:22-25

    For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves who have the firstfruits of the Spirit groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope, for who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

  43. 3093
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte, Easley SC:

    Psalm 25:5a “Guide me in Your truth, and teach me, my God, my Savior.” NCV

  44. 3094
    Mei Au says:

    Mei, Easley SC:

    And He received circumcism as a sign, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised in order that righteousness might be credited to them.

    Romans 4:11 NIV

  45. 3095
    Debra Crowder says:

    Debra Crowder
    Dallas, GA

    Salvation is found in no one else,
    for there is no other name under heaven given
    to mankind by which we must be saved.

    Acts 4:12 (NIV)

  46. 3096
    Cathy Szeszulski says:

    Cathy, Chesapeake Beach
    A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 NIV84

  47. 3097
    Amy says:

    Amy, Pratt, KS
    We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ -2 Cor 10:5 NIV

  48. 3098
    Teresa Maldonado says:

    Teresa, Austin, TX
    Acts 17:28
    ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

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    Nancy says:

    Nancy, Grand Haven, MI
    Do all things without grumbling or disputing,
    Philippians 2:14 (ESV)

  50. 3100
    Jen S. , Granbury TX says:

    Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished. Luke 1:45 (NIV)

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