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. 2701
    Carmela says:

    Carmela from Canton, OH

    In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.

    (Psalm 25:1 NIV)

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    Heather E says:

    Heather, Mt. Pleasant.

    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

  3. 2703
    Martha Helen says:

    Martha, Brevard NC

    (Continuing with same passage from last time)
    “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, or boastful, or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”
    1 Cor.13:4-7 NLT

  4. 2704
    Sandy Jane says:

    Sandy from Long Beach, CA

    For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    1 Thessalonians 5:9 NIV

  5. 2705
    Julie says:

    The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

    Psalm 18:2 (NIV)

    Julie, Easley, SC

  6. 2706
    Tanya says:

    from Lorton
    No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. I Corinithians 10:13 (ESV)

  7. 2707
    Jinga says:

    Jinga, West Palm Beach

    Do not let your hearts be troubled Trust in GOD, trust also in me. John 14:1 NIV

  8. 2708
    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Surrey BC, Canada, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3 NIV

  9. 2709
    Dusti 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 The NET Bible…Dusti, Van Buren, AR

  10. 2710
    Lori Lutz says:

    Lori. Montrose Colorado

    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

  11. 2711
    Kendall Orefield , pa 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)

  12. 2712
    Candy Seale says:

    Candy Seale La Grange Texas
    …who delivered us from so great a death and doth deliver, in whom we trust that he will deliver us
    2 Corinthians 1:10 KJV

  13. 2713
    Monica says:

    Monica, Florida: “Because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:13 (NIV)

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    Monica says:

    Monica, Abbotsford
    1 Chron 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 29:11

  15. 2715
    Renee says:

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

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    Paddy says:

    Paddy Plattsburgh NY 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 Chron. 29:11 NET

  17. 2717
    Rozanne Gaston, Leawood, KS says:

    NIV Revelation:14:13: Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” ” Yes”, says the Spirit, ” they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”

  18. 2718
    Shannon Wilkinson says:

    Shannon Wilkinson
    Blacksburg, Va

    Everyday they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:46-47 NIV

  19. 2719
    Sharon says:

    Sharon Modesto, CA.
    I Chronicles 29:11 net
    O LORD, YOU are Great, mighty, majestic, magnificent, glorious, and sovereign over ALL the earth!! You have dominion and exalt YOURSELF as ruler of all!!

    YES! Thank you LORD.

  20. 2720
    Holly Watson says:

    Holly, Ramona, CA; “The one who desires life, to love and see good days, must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.” 1 Peter 3:10 NASB

  21. 2721
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Chocowinity, NC
    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
    Ephesians 4:2-3, NIV

  22. 2722
    Morag says:

    Morag, Bishop, CA

    “‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said ‘we are his offspring’.” Acts 17.28 (NIV)

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    Whitney N. says:

    Whitney N., Nashville, 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

  24. 2724
    Crystal says:

    Crystal, Livonia, Michigan

    “Lead me O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies, make thy way straight before my face.”

    Psalm 5:8 KJV

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    LoriAngela says:

    Chilliwack, BC, Canada
    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

  26. 2726
    Geri Patterson says:

    Deer Park, TX
    2 cor. 4:10 ESV

    always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

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    Rachel Seale says:

    Rachel, Dallas

    Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

    Colossians 4:6, ESV

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    Laura says:

    Laura, Vernon, BC Canada
    Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.
    Proverbs 3:17 NIV

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    Peggy says:

    Peggy from Homer, IL
    James 1:6 NIV
    But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

  30. 2730
    Becky Jackson says:

    Becky – Seminole, FL
    God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

  31. 2731
    Becky Bigbie says:

    Becky, Highland Village, Tx “The wilderness becomes a lush pasture, and the hillsides blossom with joy.” Psalms 65:12 New Living Translation

  32. 2732
    Pat says:

    “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.”
    1Peter 5:6 (NIV)

    Crawfordsville, IN

  33. 2733
    Taylor says:

    Proverbs 16:1 (NLT)
    We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.

    GOD LOVES YOU!!!!!:))))

  34. 2734
    Sandy says:

    Sandy Harmer from Ft.Gibson, Oklahoma
    When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted. Psa. 138:3 NIV

  35. 2735
    Stacie Barr says:

    Stacie Barr
    Tenaha, TX
    “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
    Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

  36. 2736
    Shawn says:

    Arizona– Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand. Justice and judgement are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. Psalm 89:13, 14 KVJ

  37. 2737
    Rowena D'Angelo says:

    Do everythibg without grumbling and arguing. Philippians 2:14 NIV

  38. 2738
    Kim Dyck says:

    Kim Dyck Osler Canada

    NIV Study Bible.

    Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

  39. 2739
    AnnaRuth says:

    Anna, Little Elm, TX

    When I am afraid, I will trust in You.
    Psalm 56:3 (NLV)

  40. 2740
    Sarah K says:

    Sarah, from Lincoln, NE
    “but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.”
    James 1:14 (NIV)

  41. 2741
    Kim Little says:

    Kim of Trenton, TX:
    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 NKJV

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    Yvonne Downs says:

    Fresno, CA
    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. Psalm 18:30

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    Glenna says:

    Glenna, Cumberland house, sk “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

  44. 2744
    Victoria Marshall says:

    Victoria – Salt Lake City – Ephesians 3:17-19 (ESV)

    “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

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    Joni says:


    Behold, as for the proud one, his soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith.
    Habakkuk 2:4 NASB

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    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Holly Springs, NC

    Romans 15:6, ESV
    May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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    Annie says:

    Annie, Alabama

    If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.

    Proverbs 10:18 (NIV)

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    Jessy T. says:

    Jessy from Houston, Tx:
    “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)

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    Annie says:

    Oops meant Ecclesiastes 10:18!!

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    susan blackman says:

    susan Huffman Tx
    Psalm 118:24 NKJV
    This is the day the Lord has made,
    let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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