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. 3051
    Hannah says:

    Hannah, Baton Rouge, LA

    And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment so that you may be approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ. Philippians 1:9-10 ESV

  2. 3052
    Jennifer Craven says:

    Jennifer Craven in Winston-Salem, NC

    For through the grace given to me I say to every man among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.
    Romans 12:3 NLT

  3. 3053
    Jennifer Johnston says:

    Jennifer from Leesburg, GA:

    “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”

    Galatians 5:1 NASB

  4. 3054
    Lynne - Sedona says:

    The Lord your God is with you,
    he is mighty to save.
    He will take great delight in you,
    he will quiet you with his love,
    he will rejoice over you with singing.
    Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

  5. 3055
    Janna says:

    Janna, Frisco, TX

    Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down. Proverbs 26:20 NIV

  6. 3056
    Shirley says:

    Shirley, Fair Oaks, Ca
    The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the spirit is love and peace. Romans 8:6, NIV

  7. 3057
    SUSAN CUTRER says:

    Corinth, TX

  8. 3058
    SUSAN CUTRER says:

    Corinth, TX

    Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

    Romans 8:1 NIV

  9. 3059
    LINDA says:


    and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16)above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

    EPHESIANS 6: 15, 16 NKJV

  10. 3060
    Patsi Shaw says:

    Patsi from Porter, TX
    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

  11. 3061
    Lisa 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

  12. 3062
    Stephanie Jackson says:

    Stephanie, Columbus, OH John 17 KJV For the law was given by Moses but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ

  13. 3063

    Ellen, Aurora, OH
    “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord his hope and confidence.”

    Jeremiah 17:7

  14. 3064
    April says:

    April, Fort Worth
    You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalms 32:7 NIV

  15. 3065
    Connielynn says:

    Connie Windham
    Trout, LA
    1 Chronicles 29:11 NASB
    Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.

  16. 3066
    Rae Deal says:

    Rae from Greenwood, AR. ” 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. ” NIV

  17. 3067
    Jenna Berthoud says:

    Riverton UT
    Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. (Ephesians 4:2 NLT)

  18. 3068
    Joanne says:

    Joanne, Tomball

    “…times of refreshment will come from the presence of The Lord…” (Acts 3:20 NLT)

  19. 3069
    Shaunna says:

    Shaunna Sturgeon
    New Strawn, KS

    “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22 ESV)

  20. 3070
    Heidi V says:

    Heidi ~ Oak Harbor WA.
    I received mercy for this reason:
    that in me . . .
    Jesus Christ might display His perfect patience
    as an example
    to those who were to believe in Him for eternal life.
    I Tim 1:16 ESV

  21. 3071
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth N., Castle Rock, CO

    I Thes 4:1, NASB

    “Finally then brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.”

  22. 3072
    Bonnie says:

    “The Lord looks down from heaven; He sees all the children of man.” Psalms 33:13 ESV

  23. 3073
    Lisa Snyder says:

    Lisa S. in Montgomery, TX
    1 John 5:21 NIV
    Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

  24. 3074
    lissa says:

    lissa from Granbury, tX
    I’ve just returned from a mission trip to Costa Rica where we taught this verse in spanish to some very sweet and special kiddos. Part of my heart is still there! Here’s one of the verses we taught them…I will never say this verse without picturing their sweet faces!
    For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost. Luke 19:10 ESV

  25. 3075
    Dana says:

    Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.

    James 5:13 NIV

    Boerne, TX 78006

  26. 3076
    Skeet says:

    Skeet from Monroe, Ga.

    I Cor. 13:11 (NIV)

    When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.

  27. 3077

    Melissa Irwin; Franklin, TN

    “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread?” Psaml 27:1 (NASB)

  28. 3078
    Julie Elrod says:

    Julie Elrod, Smyrna, GA: 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. 4 You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. James 4:3-4 NIV

  29. 3079
    Ceffie says:

    Ceffie Bridgeport WV Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 NLT

  30. 3080
    Sue says:

    Sue, Kingsport, 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 NET Bible
    Sorry so late- out of town 3 weeks without Internet.

  31. 3081
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Wilmington, DE
    “I press on toward the goal to win the prize
    for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
    Phil 3:14 NIV

  32. 3082
    Rebecca Benedict says:

    Boise, Idaho
    Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you.
    1 Peter 5:6-7 HCSB

  33. 3083
    Jeannette Z. says:

    Jeannette Z. from Mission, TX

    John 3:30KJV
    He must increase, but I must decrease.

  34. 3084
    Miriam Tinsley says:

    Miriam, Columbia, SC
    “In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” Job 12:10 (NIV)

  35. 3085
    Bethany says:

    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 4:8 NIV)

  36. 3086
    Bethany says:

    Bethany, Pittsburgh

    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 4:8 NIV)

  37. 3087
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Easley, SC
    “The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV

  38. 3088
    Erin says:

    “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”

    Galatians 5:1 NASB

  39. 3089
    Sandy says:

    Bowie, MD
    If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things wich are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
    KJV, Col. 3:1

  40. 3090
    Shannon says:

    Shannon ~ Bethesda, MD

    “No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
    Joshua 1:5 NIV

  41. 3091
    Annie from Lakewood says:

    “For God has not given is a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.”

    2 Timothy 1:7

  42. 3092
    Dana says:

    Dana from Waterford, Ohio

    (1 Timothy 6:10) NIV

    For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

  43. 3093
    Charlotte Kiel says:

    Charlotte, Tomball, TX, Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17, NKJV.

  44. 3094
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Nicholasville, KY

    “Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.” Psalm 119:37 (NIV)

  45. 3095
    Lyne, Goshen KY says:

    Heal me LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
    Jeremiah 17:14 NIV

  46. 3096
    Karen Buchanan says:

    Karen Buchanan, Dover, AR. KJV Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee.”

  47. 3097
    Heidi says:

    But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him. Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7 HCSB)

    Heidi, Round Rock, TX

  48. 3098
    Pam Peters says:

    Pam from Celina, TX
    Psalm 91:1-2

    “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust’.” NIV

  49. 3099
    Hilary says:

    Hilary, Buffalo, NY

    She is more previous than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her

    Proverbs 3:15 NIV

  50. 3100
    Penny G says:

    Penny G
    Coweta, OK

    Phil 1:10 (NIV)
    so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,

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