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. 1951
    Jill Bunn says:

    Jill, Austin TX

    Therefore as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up, established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

    Colossians 2:6-7 esv

  2. 1952
    Glenna says:

    Glenna, Cumberland House,Saskatchewan “Because of the Lord ’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22, 23 NIV)

  3. 1953
    Linda says:

    Linda, Johnstown, Pa.

    Ecclesiastes 8:15, NIV
    So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for people under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their work all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.

  4. 1954
    Beth Beckerman says:

    “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9

  5. 1955
    Jennifer Colbaugh says:

    Jennifer, Monroe, GA

    Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; casting all your cares upon Him for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
    I Peter 5:6-8 NKJV

  6. 1956
    Linda says:

    Linda G
    Belton, TX

    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

    Psalm 51:10 (NIV)

  7. 1957
    Terry says:

    Washington, IL
    I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will trust in your good name in the presence of your faithful people. Psalms 52:9 NLT

  8. 1958
    Patty Pierce says:

    Patty Pierce
    Searcy AR
    Luke 12:31 NLT

    Seek the kingdom of God above all else , and he will give you everything you need .

  9. 1959
    Angie says:

    Angie, Chillicothe, MO “…to be made new in the attitude of your minds;” Ephesians 4:23, NIV

  10. 1960
    JoAnn says:

    JoAnn, Columbus

    Prov. 30:5
    Every word of God is pure. He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

  11. 1961
    Becky says:

    Becky Bigbie, Highland Village, Tx
    As we get to know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3. New Living Translation

  12. 1962
    Terry Taylor says:

    Terry, Indianapolis,IN

    Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
    Romans 12:12 ESV

  13. 1963
    Teri Smith says:

    Teri Smith, Gadsden,AL

    But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed….
    2Tim 4:17a NIV

  14. 1964
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Bangor, ME

    For no word from God ever fails. Luke 1:37 (NIV)

  15. 1965
    Freida Peel says:

    Freida, Chatham, LA “But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children.” Psalm 103:17 NIV

  16. 1966
    Lisa Ray says:

    Lisa, Simsboro, LA
    How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them. Psalms 139:17 NIV

  17. 1967
    Suzy E. says:

    Suzy – Atlanta

    (I’ve been working on this – just forgot about posting until today! Sorry!)

    28: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.

    29: For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His son, in order that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.

    Romans 8:28-29 ESV

  18. 1968
    Esther says:

    Esther, Jonesborough, TN. Isaiah 44:3 ESV. For I will pour out water on thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring and my blessing on you decendants.

  19. 1969
    Carol Crabtree says:

    Carol, Farmers Branch, TX:

    Romans 12:9, NIV

    “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”

  20. 1970
    Cindy says:

    1 Corinthians 9:27 NIV

    No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.


  21. 1971
    Missie from St. Joseph, MO says:

    His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3 NIV)

  22. 1972
    Tammy Wong says:

    For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and self-control.

  23. 1973
    Jackie Pope says:

    Jackie Pope, Covington, IN: “All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.” Isaiah 54:13 NKJV

  24. 1974
    Vicki from Wilmington, DE says:

    Philippians 2:3

    “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit
    but in lowliness of mind
    let each esteem others better than himself.”


  25. 1975
    Connie says:

    Greene IA

    We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over and protects him [Christ’s divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one does not lay hold (get a grip) on him or touch [him].

    I John 5:18

  26. 1976
    Amy B, Wichita says:

    And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.
    Ps. 50:15, ESV

  27. 1977
    Emily says:

    Emily , Derby, KS

    Call to me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.

    Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

  28. 1978
    Jill Duplantis says:

    Jill from Houma, LA

    When people’s lives please the Lord, even their enemies are at peace with them.

    Prov 16:7 (NLT)

  29. 1979
    Angela from Pflugerville says:

    “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love him.”

    1 Corinthians 2:9

  30. 1980
    Terri says:

    Terri, Pleasant Hope, MO
    For this very reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Colossians 1:9 (NIV1984)

  31. 1981
    MommaFoster says:

    Nancilea, The Woodlands, TX

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

    (2 Corinthians 5:17-18 ESV)

  32. 1982
    Melinda Mallett says:

    For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you’. Isaiah 41:13 NKJ

    I squeeze my right hand to remind myself of this verse, God’s presence and His help.

  33. 1983
    Karen Lee says:

    Karen from Leeds, AL

    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

    Ephesians 4:29 NIV

  34. 1984
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Barrington

    “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceve it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV

  35. 1985
    Kristen says:

    Kristen, Marble, NC
    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
    Colossians 3:12 NIV

  36. 1986
    Sara says:

    Sara, Garden City, KS
    Then Jacob woke up and thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, but I did not realize it!” (Genesis 28:16 NET)

  37. 1987
    Mildred says:

    Mildred from Montserrat.

    In your patience possess ye your souls. Luke 21:19 (KJV)

  38. 1988
    Karon says:

    Karon from Canton, NC

    Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
    James 4:7 NASB

  39. 1989
    SUSAN CUTRER says:

    Corinth, TX

    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

    Psalm 51:10 (NIV)

  40. 1990
    Melalnie Grace says:

    Melanie of Greenbrier, TN

    Job 8:21 (NIV)

    He will yet fill your mouth with laughter
    and your lips with shouts of joy.

  41. 1991
    Julie Payne says:

    Julie Payne, Muskogee, OK. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27 NIV)

  42. 1992
    Carolyn Athens says:

    Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord , and He will give a reward to the lender. Proverbs 19:17

  43. 1993
    Lori Johnston says:

    Lori from Athens, Ga.:
    Romans 12:11-12 (NIV)
    “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

  44. 1994
    Erin Gross - Raleigh, NC says:

    Dont worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thnk Him for his answers. If you do this you will experience God’s peace, which is far mre wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

  45. 1995
    sandra robbins says:

    many are asking, Who can do us any good? Let the light of your face shine upon us, LORD. Ps.4:6 NIV

  46. 1996
    Morgan Toran says:

    Many are asking, Who can o us any good? Let the light of your face shine upon us LORD. Ps.4:6 NIV

  47. 1997
    Aara Toran says:

    Many are asking, Who can do us any good? Let the light of your face shine upon us, LORD. Ps.4:6 NIV

  48. 1998
    Marcia Bouchie says:

    Marcia, Windermere, FL

    “My child, don’t lose sight of good planning and insight.”
    Proverbs 3:21 (NLT)

  49. 1999
    Wanda Young says:

    Osborn, Missouri

    Psalm 71:1 (Amplified)
    In You, O Lord, do I put my trust and confidently take
    refuge; let me never be put to shame or confusion!

  50. 2000
    Becky, Elkhart, IN says:

    For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV

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