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. 2651
    Lynn says:

    Lynn from Loenardtown, MD
    “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13 ESV)

  2. 2652
    Bonnie Verlander says:

    Bonnie from Jacksonville, FL

    I am the Lord’s servant…may it be to me as you have said.

    Luke 1:38 NIV

  3. 2653
    Pat says:

    Pat Hilliard, OH
    “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

  4. 2654
    Susan from Springfield, VA says:

    Psalm 103: 17-18 NAS

    19. But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him,
    And His righteousness to children’s children,

    18. To those who keep His covenant
    And remember His precepts to do them.

  5. 2655
    Lucinda Lewis says:

    Psalm 139:14
    Ipraise You because I am fearful and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; i know full well.

  6. 2656
    Linda Duff says:

    Linda, Spring, Texas – Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:19 NIV

  7. 2657
    Elena says:

    Elena from Elma, NY
    Proverbs 16:1 NLT
    We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.

  8. 2658
    Beth says:

    Beth, North Royalton, OH

    Proverbs 31:26 RSV

    She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

  9. 2659
    Candace says:

    Colorado Springs

    “It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.”

    Romans 9:16 NIV

  10. 2660
    Heather H says:

    Heather H from Pflugerville, TX

    1 Chronicles 29:11 (NIV)
    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.
    Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.

  11. 2661
    Barbara Ordner says:

    Barbara, Tomball, TX
    Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials..
    (James 1:2 HCSB)

  12. 2662
    Pam says:

    Pam ; Campbellsburg In… But You are Holy Enthroned in the praises of Israel…. Psalm 22:3 NSFL NKJV

  13. 2663
    Margie by the Sea says:

    Proverbs 3:3 (NIV ’84)

    Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.

    Hilton Head Island, SC

  14. 2664
    Sallie from Houston says:

    Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
    —Psalm 29:2 nkjv

  15. 2665
    Jennifer Colbaugh says:

    Jennifer, Monroe, 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.
    I Chronicles 29:11 NET

  16. 2666
    Mary Anne Peters says:

    Mary Anne, Osler, Canada

    The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

    John 10:10 NIV

  17. 2667
    Gina says:

    Gina, Waynesville, NC

    Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.

    Hebrews 12:28(NLT)

  18. 2668
    Beth S. says:

    Beth S,LaGrange GA

    Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

    Ephesians 6:14 KJV

  19. 2669
    Esme says:

    Esme Brown, Memphis, TN
    and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7 NKJV)

  20. 2670
    kris says:

    Kris, Medina, WA
    Psalm 46:10
    Be still and know that I am God.

  21. 2671
    Mary Nelle Jones says:

    If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 NIV
    Mary Nelle Jones in Youngstown, OH

  22. 2672
    Muriel says:

    Muriel, Ontario Psalms 36:7 (NLT)
    How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.

  23. 2673
    Ana says:

    Ana, Tampa FL

    Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the price? Run in such a way as to get the price.

    1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV)

  24. 2674
    Tiffany says:

    Tiffany–Lancaster, PA
    “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. ”
    Colossians 3:14 NLT

  25. 2675
    Deborah says:

    Deborah, Markham,VA
    “You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
    -Psalm 32:7 (NIV)

  26. 2676
    Carolyn says:

    Kearney, Nebraska
    John 14:26 LEB
    But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name-that one will teach you all things, and will remind you of everything that I said to you.

  27. 2677
    OceanMommy says:

    Stehanie, Winder, GA
    (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 29:11

  28. 2678
    Julia says:

    Julia, Springfield, TN
    Ephesians 4:2 Be completly humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

  29. 2679
    Claire says:

    Claire, Houston, Deuteronomy 13:4 NIV, It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.

  30. 2680
    Saige Solomon says:

    Saige, Shreveport, LA

    “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.” – Colossians 3:12 (ESV)

  31. 2681
    Lori says:

    Bangor, Maine

    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.

    I Chronicles 29:11 (NET)

  32. 2682
    Karen Shivar says:

    Karen ~ Greer, SC…Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
    “He said, ‘Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'”

  33. 2683
    Susan, from Houston says:

    Psalm 126:3
    The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. (ESV)
    The Lord has done great things for us; and we are filled with joy. (NIV)

  34. 2684
    Leigh Ann Grubbs says:

    Leigh Ann Grubbs in Augusta, GA
    “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Psalm 16:11 (NIV)

  35. 2685
    Sheila says:

    Sheila from Katy, TX
    Proverbs 14:8 NIV – The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways.

  36. 2686
    Amy Richardson says:

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

  37. 2687
    Cara Dorn says:

    Cara, Oswego. “Whatever happens conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.”
    Philippians 1:27a

  38. 2688
    Karen says:

    Redfield, AR
    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

  39. 2689
    Sharice Latham says:

    Sharice, Shelby, NC

    “I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
    Philippians 1:6 (HCSB)

  40. 2690
    Amanda Benson says:

    Amanda Benson, Eagle Butte, SD
    1 Timothy 2:3-6, NIV
    This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.

  41. 2691
    Lisa C. Miller says:

    ” `For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.”

    Ephesians 1:4 (NIV)

  42. 2692
    Avis says:

    Avis in Lone Star,Texas
    “He leads the humble in justice, and He teaches the humble His way.” Psalm 25.9 NAS

  43. 2693
    Cheryl Wright says:

    Cheryl, Everett. Ephesians 4:29 ncv. “When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need- words that will help others become stronger. Then what you say will do good to those who listen to you.”

  44. 2694
    Beverly says:

    Beverly, Prosper, TX
    Jude 1:24-25

    Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.(NASB)

  45. 2695
    Amanda says:

    Amanda from Huntington, WV

    For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

    Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

  46. 2696
    Amie Torralva says:

    Amie, Honolulu, HI
    Job 6:8
    “Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for,”

  47. 2697
    Pam says:

    Pam, Cary, NC

    The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.

    Psalm 19:1-2

  48. 2698
    Rey Fletcher says:

    Rey from Charlotte, NC

    1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
    Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

  49. 2699
    Lydia says:

    Lydia, Nampa, ID-

    “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. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11 (NIV84)

  50. 2700
    Margo says:

    Margo, Laramie WY

    Psalm 19:8

    The precepts of the Lord are right,
    giving joy to the heart.
    The commands of the Lord are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes.

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