2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 17!

I cannot believe my eyes! Verse 17! And you, my dear sisters, have outdone yourselves. You are still numbering 2000+ this far into the year so it looks like our hard-working team is going to finish 2013 STRONG. I pray that even today you would feel a great rush of God’s sublime pleasure over you.

You’ll notice by the date on this post that I published it late Saturday night. Our handsome nephew is spending the night with us and he’s sleeping in the area of our house where we get the best internet connection. I thought maybe he might be a bit more blessed if I did not wake him up first thing Sunday morning and need in his room with my laptop.

My selection this time around comes from my morning devotional yesterday. I have loved this verse for so long and, this many years from the first time I saw it, the tears still burned in my eyes over the beauty of it.

Few things strike awe in our wondering, wandering hearts like waking up all the sudden to a fresh revelation that God is right there in that place. And has been all along.

To shake up the look of our SSMT post this time around, I believe I’ll share my verse with you in pictures. This should be an extremely familiar sight to you at this point:

In case you need to see the verse a little closer up:


I love to look up a verse in a number of different translations. I was touched by each one I found for Genesis 28:16 and I’m memorizing it out of the NET. But I was completely captivated by how The Message worded what Jacob whispered. Isn’t it beautiful?


Incredible. Wonderful. Holy.

God, we love You. We long for You. We want to see you revealed and perhaps most of all in the places we least expect to find You. Awaken us to Your Presence. Hear the song of our souls even when our lives betray it.


Awake, my soul, and sing

Of Him who died for thee,

And hail Him as thy matchless King

Through all eternity.*


OK, Sisters, I’ve shared my verse with you. Now you share your verses with me!



*Lyrics from the great hymn, Crown Him with Many Crowns




2,327 Responses to “2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 17!”

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  1. 2301
    Mandy says:

    I’m so sorry! I have all of my verses through Dec, I am just incredibly slow to get them posted!!
    Waco, TX
    When he arrived and saw the evidence of the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to The Lord with all their hearts.
    Acts 11:23 NIV

  2. 2302
    Janice from Platte City says:

    Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven

    Matthew 5:16 NIV

  3. 2303
    Melissa E says:

    Melissa Eaton
    Anna, TX

    ESV Psalm 1:4
    “The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.”

  4. 2304
    alyssa, sealy tx says:

    Genesis 28:16 “Then Jacob woke up and thought ‘Surely the Lord is in this place, but I did not realize it.'”

  5. 2305
    Joanna K says:

    Joanna K, Salinas, CA
    Matthew 6:19-21 (ESV)
    19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust[a] destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

  6. 2306
    Debbie Johnson says:

    Debbie, Orlando
    “Therefore, I urge you brothers (and sisters

  7. 2307
    Debbie Johnson says:

    Debbie , Orlando
    (Let’s try this again!!)
    “Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2 NIV

  8. 2308
    Cindy Forman, Barboursville, WV says:

    Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who has promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 (NRSV)

  9. 2309
    Heather says:

    “she brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life”

    Proverbs 31:12

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