2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 11!

Hey, Everybody! I am jotting this post several days in advance because I’ll be at a Living Proof Live in Atlanta, Georgia the day this goes up. In fact, if you read this before 11:15 CST (12:15 Atlanta time) on Saturday, we’d be incredibly blessed if you’d pray for our remaining time to be so flooded with the presence of God that we can hardly bear the glory.

I’m so proud of you for making it this far in our Scripture memory process! Sisters, you have worked hard. Let yourself feel the holy nod of God. He has tremendous joy in seeing His children esteem His Word highly enough to store it like treasures in the vault of their hearts. We’ve arrived at a milestone of sorts in this journey. June is tremendously significant for our team because this is the month we come to the halfway marker. Once we get into July and August we have less memorization in front of us than we have behind us. That’s a big deal.

This time around I’m choosing a verse that I’ll be challenging the attendees to memorize at the Atlanta Living Proof Live. I’m not sure a verse could be more fitting for the pure act of praise. I love Scriptures that not only speak about God but speak straight to God. Get a load of this one:

Beth, Houston. O Lord, You are great, mighty, majestic, magnificent, glorious, and sovereign over all the sky and earth!  You have dominion and exalt Yourself as the ruler of all. 1 Chronicles 29:11  The NET Bible

Any of us who memorize a fair amount of Scripture have certain go-to approaches that have helped us along. If you’ve got a method that is working, by all means, go with it! But, if you’re interested in memorizing the same verse and would like some suggestions about how to tackle it, I’ll share what works for me. Keep in mind that the methods of Blonder Than She Pays To Be could be madness to someone else so take this or leave it depending on your learning style.

With any verse, I start looking almost immediately for how I can reason out the word order. The first thing I’m going to notice in 1 Chronicles 29:11 is that there are 6 rapid-fire descriptions of God in the first sentence. In this verse, I’d reason that it’s fitting  for the word “great” to be first among the descriptions because many of us are accustomed to using the terminology that God (or the Lord, in this case) is great. It’s an easy, accessible word. The next three descriptions all begin with “M”: mighty, majestic, magnificent. As I prepare for Atlanta, I’ll be saying those three words over and over in that order so that they’ll get ingrained in my thinking. They have an amplifying rhythm to them, too, because the first one (mighty) is two syllables, the second one (majestic) is three syllables, and the third one (magnificent) is four syllables. Does that help at all with the word order and how they roll off your tongue? Say them until you feel the syllables build and you might latch onto them pretty quickly.

After the beginning “G” (great) and the 3 “M’s”, we have another “G.” This time it stands for “glorious.” That’s a word I love to say so I’m hoping I can remember it pretty easily. G-M-M-M-G. Are you beginning to catch on? (I think I just heard somebody yell “NO!” Was that you?? I tried to warn you that I can make things harder than they have to be. Laughing. You might need to be the one telling your sisters here how to tackle a wordy verse. Just give me an “E” for effort here and maybe an “A” for affection. I do so seriously love you.)

The last of the 6 descriptions is “sovereign.” To me, that’s always the final word on anything that has to do with God. If I’m confused or I can’t fit in my brain why this happened or why God approached a particular thing a particular way, I finally come to a measure of peace by stating this biblical truth: He is sovereign over all things. In the exact words of 1 Chronicles 29:11, “over all the sky and earth.” I love visual language and that, Sister, is plenty visual. Span the galaxies in the universe with your imagination then put your scope on our planet and zero in. (I know I’m really pushing it right now with some of you but the way I’d keep it straight that “sky” comes before “earth” is that it starts with an “S” like “sovereign” right before it. If I’m getting on your last nerve, never mind.)

Then put the finishing touches on the verse with this: You have dominion and exalt Yourself as the ruler of all!

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not expecting that we’d have it down pat in the brief amount of time it’s taken us to walk through those few paragraphs but what about 15 days? That’s how long we’d have to get those words steeped into our souls. Could we get them down over the course of two weeks? Yes, ma’am, I do believe we can! And, if not word-for-word, just think how much we’ve meditated on descriptions of our God! That is time NEVER wasted. Let’s ask God to give us the supernatural unction to accomplish this memorization and remind Him how much glory He could receive from our being able to extol His preeminence like that over and over while we’re…



walking through our neighborhoods…

on our treadmills…

rocking our babies…

getting chemotherapy…

getting physical therapy…

sitting with an elderly loved one…

healing from a heartbreak…

or so happy that we need some way to tell Him how marvelous we think He is before we burst.

Of course, most of you have your own Scripture selections and I have just put you through the wringer for nothing! So, whether you’re sharing 1 Chronicles 29:11 or bringing your own verse to the table, let’s see them! I’m blessed almost out of my bleached blond mind to get to do this with you, Sister. You are a tremendous joy to me.




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  1. 51
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Katie g; Knoxville, tn

    “O Lord, You are great, mighty, majestic, magnificent, glorious, and sovereign over all the sky and earth! You have dominion and exalt Yourself as the ruler of all.”
    1 Chronicles 29:11 The NET Bible

  2. 52
    Tammy Kron says:

    Lusby, MD

    “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
    John 16:33 NIV

  3. 53
    Patrice, Midland, TX says:

    Acts 20:32 (NCV)

    “Now I am putting you in the care of God and the message about His grace. It is able to give you strength, and it will give you the blessings God has for all His holy people.”

  4. 54
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Louisville,Ky
    “O LORD, You are great, mighty, majestic,magnificent, glorious, and sovereign over all the sky and earth! You have dominion and exalt Yourself as ruler of all.”
    1 Chronicles 29:11

  5. 55
    Missi says:

    Walker, LA:
    Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. (Psalm 73:23 NIV)

  6. 56
    Tracy says:

    Tracy from Kentucky

    Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16:16 ESV

  7. 57
    Shiffra says:

    Shiffra Vicksburg, MI Psalm 62:1-2 NIV “Truly my soul finds rest in G-d; my salvation comes from Him. Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”

  8. 58
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    “If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.” ~James 3:13 NLT

  9. 59
    Sandra R. says:

    Sandra R., Swainsboro,GA
    O Lord, Your are great, mighty, majestic, magnificient,
    glorious, and sovereign over all the sky and earth! You have dominion and exalt Yourself as the ruler of all.
    1 Chronicles 29:11 The NET Bible

  10. 60
    Anne says:

    She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26 NIV

  11. 61
    Robbie says:


    You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done.

    Psalms 92:4 NLT

  12. 62
    Lisa Rose says:

    Lisa Rose – Moyock, NC
    For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and Live!

    Ezekiel 18:32. NIV

    He wants us to be good!

  13. 63
    Meryl says:

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

  14. 64
    Vicki says:

    Vicki, Peoria,IL
    “You are worthy, our Lord and God,
    to receive glory and honor and power,
    for you created all things,
    and by your will they were created
    and have their being.”
    Revelation 4:11 (NIV)

  15. 65
    Tesa says:

    Perry, GA

    O Lord, You are great, mighty, majestic, magnificient, glorious and sovereign over all the sky and earth! You have dominion and exalt yourself as the ruler of all.
    1 Chronicles 29:11

  16. 66
    Delores O. says:

    Delores O.
    Lake Stevens, WA

    But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

    2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV

  17. 67
    Susan N. says:

    Luke 16:10
    One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

  18. 68
    Julie Speyer says:

    Julie, Madison, GA
    Asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you may grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called – His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance. Ephesians 1:17-18 (NLT)

  19. 69
    Judy says:

    Panama City, Fl
    2 Chronicles 20:17 (Holman)
    You do not have to fight this battle. Position yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD. He is with you.

  20. 70
    Charmaine, San Angelo, TX says:

    Don’t copy behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2, NLT

  21. 71
    Mary Sandifer says:

    Mary, Indian Head,MD
    Do not fear, for I am with you;
    Do not anxiously look about you,
    For I am your God.
    I will strengthen you,
    Surely I will help you,
    Surely I will uphold you
    With My righteous right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10 (NASB)

  22. 72
    Laura T says:

    Laura from Hudson, Illinois
    Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go for to you I entrust my life.
    Psalm 143:8 NIV

  23. 73

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

  24. 74
    Nichole C says:

    Nichole C, Nashville, TN

    1 John 3:18
    Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth.

  25. 75
    Jen B. says:

    Jen from Wyoming O Lord, you are great, mighty, majestic, magnificent, glorious and sovereign over all the sky and earth! You have dominion and exalt yourself as the ruler of all. 1 Chronicles 20:11 NET

  26. 76
    Lindsey Jenkins says:

    Lindsey, Nashville, TN. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 (NIV)

  27. 77
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me-and I in him-bears much fruit, because apart from me you can accomplish nothing. John 15:5 NET

    Wetumpka, AL

  28. 78
    Hannah Hancock says:

    Hannah from Winter Haven, FL

    Psalm 119:33-36 (NKJV)

    33-Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, and I shall keep it to the end. 34-Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; indeed I shall observe it with my whole heart. 35-Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, for I delight in it. 36-Incline my heart to Your testimonies, and not to covetousness.

  29. 79
    Michelle O'Banion says:

    Michelle from Grandview, TX

    Yep!! Great 😉 way to learn it, Siesta Mama, Thank You So Much! Praying!

    1 Chronicles 29:11 NET

    O Lord , you are great, mighty, majestic, magnificent, glorious, and sovereign over all the sky and earth! You have dominion and exalt yourself as the ruler of all.

    1 Chronicles 27:33b HCSB Hushai the Archite was the king’s friend.

  30. 80
    Emily S says:

    Emily S ~ Weatherford, TX ~ “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” ~ 1 Peter 5:7 NIV

  31. 81
    Bethany Scott says:

    Bethany, Chandler, TX
    “Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.”
    Hosea 6:3, NLT

  32. 82
    Cassia Glass says:

    Cassia from Spring, TX:
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NKJV

  33. 83
    Rosie says:

    Rosie, Tacoma WA

    Submit to God and be at peace with Him,in this way prosperity will come to you.
    Accept instruction from His mouth and lay up His words
    in your heart.
    Job22:21-22 NIV

  34. 84
    Carol says:

    Carol, Hartley, IA
    2 Corinthians 5:14-15
    For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded that One has died for all, therefore all have died; and He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised. ESV

  35. 85
    DeeDee Martin says:

    DeeDee. Katy,Texas

    Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

    Ps 119:105

  36. 86

    Colleen Duebber. Cincinnati OH.

    Do not withhold your mercy from me, LORD; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.

    Psalm 40:11 NIV

  37. 87
    April says:

    April, Greensboro, NC: “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 life.” 1 Peter 2:19 NIV

  38. 88
    Cathy Scott says:

    San Bernardino Ca . ps: 23:1- The lord is my sherpherd I shall not want.esv.

  39. 89
    Kathy says:

    Kathy, Danvers

    1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV
    Love bears all things,
    believes all things,
    hopes all things,
    endures all things.

  40. 90
    Debbie Nicholson says:

    Debbie Nicholson
    Gulfport, MS

    Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. Proverbs 3:7 NIV

  41. 91
    Leigh says:

    Leigh, Montgomery. “And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 NIV

  42. 92
    Carol Kirby says:

    Carol Amarillo, TX
    You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 NIV

  43. 93
    Ganise says:

    ‘He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;’ Psalms 46:10

  44. 94
    Karla Dumal says:

    Karla Dumal
    Gulfport, MS

    But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Luke 18:27 KJV

  45. 95
    Debbie George says:

    Debbie, Marion, IN. “If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, “… Psalm 139:11 NIV 84. Thank goodness for the next verse…there is no darkness in Him…all light…but that’s my next verse 🙂

  46. 96
    Rene' Pingel says:

    Rene’, Cape Girardeau, MO
    Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Your, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 1 Chronicles 29:11 NIV

  47. 97
    Phyllis Baker says:

    Phyllis Baker Parma Heights, OH
    For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do Not Fear; I will help you.
    Is. 41:13 NIV

    May 15 verse not posted: The mind of sinful man is death but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6 NIV

  48. 98
    Katie Brown says:

    Katie Brown

    Greenfield, IN

    My son, obey your father’s commands and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.
    Proverbs 6:20 NLT

    Since school is out for the summer, my kids will be memorizing “kid” themed verses with me.

  49. 99
    Liz from Austin says:

    “Everything is permissible for me” – but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me” – but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12 NIV

  50. 100
    Chyrll Vollmer says:

    Chyrll, Cordova, TN
    These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. John 15:11 NASB

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