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. 3001
    Amy says:

    “Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:7-8

  2. 3002
    Becky/small group says:

    Question #2: This is the first time in three years since my husband lost his job that he has become depressed and is feeling his situation is hopeless.

  3. 3003
    Sue says:

    Sue. Carmel, IN
    Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
    2 Corinthians 9:6
    NIV 1984

  4. 3004
    Carrie Aaron says:

    Carrie – Cary, NC
    Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.
    1 Peter 4:8

  5. 3005
    Angie Marlow says:

    Angie Marlow – Orlando, FL

    My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him.
    Ps. 62:5 NAS

  6. 3006
    Beth, Lake Jackson TX says:

    The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:16, 17 KJV)

  7. 3007
    Katelyn O'Quin says:

    Katelyn, Fort Worth, TX

    “Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord.” Psalm 89:15 NLT

  8. 3008
    Vilma Thomas says:

    Vilma Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. (Romans 6:22 NLT)

  9. 3009
    Beth P says:

    Beth P, Roswell, GA

    I 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.”

  10. 3010
    Carrie C says:

    Carrie C, The Woodlands, TX
    1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV
    And we urge you brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the faint hearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

  11. 3011
    Linda Jewell says:

    Linda Jewell
    Sedona, AZ
    Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
    6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

  12. 3012
    Lindsay says:

    Lindsay, West Point, NE

    Therefore, my dear brothers, 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. 1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV

  13. 3013
    Kaitlyn says:

    Kaitlyn, Fort Walton Beach, FL

    The Lord our God will fight for you; you need only to be still.
    Exodus 14:14 (ESV)

  14. 3014
    Janie Broshous says:

    Janie B – Poetry, TX
    Ezra 8:23 (NKJV)
    So we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer.

  15. 3015
    Kathleen says:

    Chester, VA: “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.” I Chron 29:11 (NIV)

  16. 3016
    Chrissy B. from kings mtn NC says:

    9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
    Colossians 1:9 nasb

  17. 3017
    Maria says:

    Oxford, MS

    Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

  18. 3018
    Kim Morris says:

    Kim, Richmond, Tx, “For this reason a man will leave his father & mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” Gen 2:24 {NIV}

  19. 3019
    Eva Chancy says:

    Eva from Derby, KS

    Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
    Prov. 31:10 KJV

  20. 3020
    sarah withers smyrna,ga says:

    put on the full armor of God,so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes NIV EPHESIANS 6:11

  21. 3021
    Lindsey Currier says:

    Lindsey (just moved) Hayden, Colorado

    “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness,the power and the glory,
    the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and You are exalted as head over all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11 NKJV

  22. 3022
    Julene Notman says:

    Julene, Cowiche, WA

    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NIV

  23. 3023
    Liz says:

    Liz, Costa Mesa, CA
    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. 3024
    Ruth Mott says:

    Ruth, Goose Creek, SC
    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:18 NIV

  25. 3025
    Deanna, The Woodlands, TX says:

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

  26. 3026
    Nancy Cherota Sonnier says:

    June 15

    Proberbs 28:6
    “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old
    He will not depart from it.”

    (this has always been one of my favorites- gives hope
    To all the moms who see their young ones step into the
    world. )

  27. 3027
    Karen Polasek says:

    With joy you will draw waters from the well of salvation.
    Isaiah 12:3

  28. 3028
    Rose Coulter says:


    Jesus Christ. Is the same yesterday and today and forever.

    Hebrews 13:8 NIV

  29. 3029
    Kristie from Kansas City says:

    Even a child is known by his deeds. Proverbs 20:11 ESV

  30. 3030
    Reanna says:

    Reanna, Cypress, CA
    Isaiah 40:31 NIV
    “but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.”

  31. 3031
    Katherine says:

    Katherine from The Woodlands, TX

    Psalm 119: 105-107 (NASB)

    Your word is a lamp to my feet
    And a light to my path.
    I have sworn and I will confirm it,
    That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.
    I am exceedingly afflicted;
    Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.

  32. 3032
    Jamie in Katy says:

    Colossians 1:13-14 ESV: He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

  33. 3033
    Caroline says:

    Caroline Houston, TX

    A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all. Psalm 34:19 NIV

  34. 3034
    Emily Bravenec says:

    Emily Bravenec from Glenn Heights,TX

    “The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come that you may have live, and have it to the full. -John 10:10 NIVE

  35. 3035
    Tarah DeClue says:

    Tarah, Camdenton, MO
    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
    Colossians 3:12 (NIV)

  36. 3036
    Yvonne Munoz says:

    Yvonne, Riverside, CA
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all [a]comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    ~Philippians 4:6-7(NASB)~

  37. 3037
    Tina says:

    Waxahachie, Texas

    Phillipians 4:7 (NIV)

    “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ.”

  38. 3038
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Austin, TX

    1 Corinthians 6:17 (NIV84)
    But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with Him in spirit.

  39. 3039
    lisa says:

    lisa w, houston, tx
    Proverbs 15:1, “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (ESV)

  40. 3040
    Amanda Horton says:

    Amanda, White Hall, Arkansas

    The eye is the lamp of the body. If then your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light. Matthew 6:22, NET

  41. 3041
    Donna says:

    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.
    Ponder, TX

  42. 3042
    Amy B, Wichita says:

    He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. II Cor. 5:5, ESV

  43. 3043
    Kristen Maddux says:

    Kristen, Largo, FL Psalm 34:10 NAS “Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will never lack any good thing.”

  44. 3044
    Angela Longenecker says:

    Angela; Monroe, GA

    I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.
    Philippians 1:9-10 NLT

  45. 3045
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Otisville, MI

    The mind of a sinful man is death, but the mind conrolled by the spirit is life and peace. Rom 8:6 NIV

  46. 3046
    Sarah S. says:

    Sarah S. McKinney, TX
    1 Corinthians 13:6 nIV
    Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

  47. 3047
    Victoria M says:

    Victoria M
    Greenbrier AR

    1 Corinthian 16:13-14 NIV

    “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.”

  48. 3048
    Sandy Tate says:

    1 Cor. 13:11, “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.” ESV.

    Sandy Tate, Denver, CO

  49. 3049
    Tori says:

    Tori S.
    Moore, OK
    Psalms 121:1 (NIV) I lift my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from?

  50. 3050
    Dora says:

    Dora, Houston, TX: “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” –Psalm 14:1 (NIV)

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