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. 2501
    Lori says:

    Lori from St. Catharines, ON
    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. 2502
    Kacie says:

    “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16

  3. 2503
    Carrie Harpell says:

    Carrie, Burnsville, MN

    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. Isaiah 41:13 (NIV)

  4. 2504
    Kim Davis says:

    Kim D., Lakeland, FL

    “For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.”
    Matthew 12:34b – 35 (NIV)

  5. 2505
    Edna says:

    Edna, O’Fallon, MO

    The Lord will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.
    The Lord will keep
    your going out and your coming in
    from this time forth and forevermore.

    Psalm 121:7-8, ESV

  6. 2506
    Wanda says:

    Wanda, Houston, Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, thou art very great; Thou art clothed withsplendor and majesty, Psalm 104:1, NAS

  7. 2507

    Rachel Sweatt
    Canyon, Tx

    For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV)

  8. 2508
    Debra Crowder says:

    Dallas, GA

    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 (NET)

  9. 2509
    Dana says:

    Galatians 5:1 NIV
    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

  10. 2510
    Ouida Boyd says:

    Ouida in Trenton, TX

    As is is written: Because of You we are being put to death all day long; we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered.

    Romans 8:36 (HCSB)

  11. 2511
    Christine says:

    Christine, PCL, FL
    Joshua 1:9 NIV
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

  12. 2512
    Valerie says:

    Valerie M.
    Evart, Mi

    Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity.
    Colossians 4:5 NLT

  13. 2513
    Megan says:

    Megan–Kansas City, KS

    Psalm 138:8 NLT
    The Lord will work out his plans for my life—
    for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.
    Don’t abandon me, for you made me.

  14. 2514

    April Jackson
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Proverbs 27:23 NIV
    “Be sure you know the condition of of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;”

  15. 2515
    Dana Hanson says:

    Dana, Shawnee, KS
    2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT)
    Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

  16. 2516
    Gwen Coburn says:

    Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV. Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is his faithfulness.

  17. 2517
    MommaFoster says:

    Nancilea, The Woodlands, TX

    “Do you not fear me? declares the LORD; Do you not tremble before me?” Jeremiah 5:22 ESV

  18. 2518
    Kay says:

    Kay, Deer Park
    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

  19. 2519
    Paula Schaper says:

    Paula, Dickinson ND

    “Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me connot be my disciple.” Jesus Luke 14:27

  20. 2520
    Kathy Penner says:

    But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
    Ps. 86:15 NIV

  21. 2521
    Allison Crook says:

    Allison Crook
    Albuquerque, NM

    “But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.” (Psalm 59:16, 17 NIV)

  22. 2522
    Kathie Mullins says:

    Kathie Mullins Chino Hills, CA

    James 1:24-25 (NIV)

    24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

  23. 2523
    Sharon Hardin says:

    I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness. I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles. Isaiah 42:6 (NIV)

  24. 2524
    Beth S. says:

    Beth S. Coon Rapids, MN

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

  25. 2525
    karon says:

    Karon, Canton, NC

    He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
    Psalm 112:7 NIV

  26. 2526
    Sherri Moore says:

    Sherri Moore Pueblo West CO
    John 16:33 NIV
    “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.”

  27. 2527
    Pat Westmoreland says:

    Pat, Littlefield, Tx…….”I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”

    Ephesians 1:17-19A NIV

  28. 2528
    Connie says:

    Connie, Hendersonville, TN “If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9 NIV)

  29. 2529
    Marcia Bouchie says:

    Marcia from Windermere, FL

    “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.” 1 Cor. 13:4 (NLT)

  30. 2530
    Kim says:

    Kim, Yorktown, VA

    Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 2 Timothy 2:15-16 NIV

  31. 2531
    Wanda Young says:

    Osborn, Missouri

    I Chronicles 29:11 (NET)
    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.

  32. 2532
    Beth says:

    Beth, Mansfield, Tx
    Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. (Ephesians 4:23 NLT)

  33. 2533
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Gilmer, TX
    NIV Romans 8:1,2
    There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the spirit of life has set me free from the law of sin and death.

  34. 2534
    Valerie says:

    Clinton, Me
    “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. Proverbs 10:19 (NIV)

  35. 2535
    Diana Goodwin says:

    Diana from Broken Arrow, OK Deuteronomy 6:6-7 NIV “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

  36. 2536
    Lori Lehrmann says:

    Lori Lehrmann ~ Port Arthur, TX

    I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will trust in your good name in the presence of your faithful people. ~Psalm 52:9 (NLT)

  37. 2537
    Katie Cannon says:

    Katie, Harrisonburg VA. “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls,” Matthew 11:28-29 (ESV).

  38. 2538

    Jennifer, Cypress, TX

    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.”

  39. 2539
    Angela says:

    Angela, McKinney, TX

    He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
    Psalm 62:2 (ESV)

  40. 2540
    Rhonda Douglas says:

    Rhonda, Houston

    I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26 NIV

  41. 2541
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Barrington
    “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:9-10 (NIV)

  42. 2542
    Christy says:

    “…know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with the fullness of God.” Eph. 3:19 HCSB

  43. 2543
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Nashville, TN

    Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

    Psalm 37:4-5 ASB

  44. 2544
    Linda Reeves says:

    Linda, Delray Beach, FL
    Each one should give what he has decided
    in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under
    compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
    2Corinthians 9:7 NIV

  45. 2545
    Neta Archer OKC says:

    Proverbs 10:25


  46. 2546
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Denham Springs, LA

    For May 15:
    “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” James 4:10, NIV

    For June 1:
    “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” Colossians 2:9, NKJV

  47. 2547
    Mindy says:

    Mindy – McDonough, GA
    “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

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    Dena K. says:

    Dena K. from Columbus, OH:
    “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, 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 4:7, 8 NIV)

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    Stephanie Joplin, MO says:

    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. NET

  50. 2550
    Lezli Braswell says:

    Lezli, Columbus, GA
    The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24

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