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




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  1. 2101
    Joni says:

    Joni, Port Neches. “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.” James 2:26 NIV84

  2. 2102
    Liz Taylor says:

    Liz, Washington D.C.
    For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” (Matthew 18:20 ESV)

  3. 2103
    Mandy says:

    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

  4. 2104
    Donna says:

    1John 1:5-7 (NIV)
    This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
    Ponder, TX

  5. 2105
    Barbara Menefee says:

    Barbara, Prospect, KY: “If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” Romans 14:8 NIV.

  6. 2106
    Mimi says:

    Mimi from Alpharetta, GA

    Restore me to the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Psalm 51:12 NIV

  7. 2107
    Arielle, Houston, TX says:

    “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished.”

    Luke 1:45 (NIV84)

  8. 2108
    Kathryn Hudson says:

    Kathryn, West Palm Beach, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 NIV

  9. 2109
    Allison Herriott says:

    Allison from Chicago IL

    And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7 NIV)

  10. 2110
    Lynette says:

    Lynette – Aurora, CO – Micah 6:8
    New International Version (NIV)
    8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
    To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly[a] with your God.

  11. 2111
    LINDA says:


    Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

    PROVERBS 12:18 NIV

  12. 2112
    Yvonne says:

    Fresno, CA…this is late because I was in Uganda for this post!

    Eph 1:7 NIV In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.

  13. 2113
    Cathy Coates says:

    Cathy, Jackman, ME NLT
    James 1:26 & 27 “If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue you are fooling yourself and your religion is worthless. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”

  14. 2114
    Heather says:

    Heather—Corpus Christi, TX. “Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” John 6:27 (NKJV)

  15. 2115
    Kim Smith says:

    Kim, Littlestown PA. “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” Psalm 139:14 (NKJ)

  16. 2116
    Joyce says:

    Oops…forgot to post my verse from this week. It’s been in my spiral though!

    Sparta, NJ

    ”The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.’ 1 Peter 4:7 (NIv)

  17. 2117
    Sarah Martin says:

    Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

    Psalm 97:10. NIV

  18. 2118
    Heather W says:

    Heather W, Nederland, TX

    “And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” Eph6:15 (NIV)

  19. 2119
    Rey Fletcher says:

    Rey from Charlotte, NC

    Galatians 5:1 – Christ has liberated us into freedom. Therefore, stand firm and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery. (CSB)

  20. 2120
    Linda Gammon says:

    Ephesians 3:14-17a ESV
    14. For this reason I bow my knees before the Father
    15. from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named
    16. that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being,
    17. so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith-

  21. 2121
    Stefypie says:

    Stephanie, Lititz, PA “O Israel, wait and watch for God – with God’s arrival comes love, with God’s arrival comes generous redemption. No doubt about it – he’ll redeem Israel, buy back Israel from captivity to sin.” Psalm 130:7-8 MSG

  22. 2122
    Xan says:

    Cullman, AL

    So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.
    1 Peter 5: 6-7

  23. 2123
    Christy DeCamp says:

    Christy, Zionsville, IN:

    Colossians 1:22, NIV

    But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.

  24. 2124
    Candy seale says:

    Candy Seale, La Grange, Texas

    God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work
    2 Corinthians 9:8 KJV

  25. 2125
    Candy seale says:

    Candy Seale, La Grange, Texas

    Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
    Psalm 61:1,2 KJV

  26. 2126
    Talia says:

    Talia: Cincinnati, Ohio

    If any of you lacks wisdom let him ask God who gives generously to all without reproach and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith with no doubting….
    James 1:5-6 ESV

  27. 2127
    Lovella S. says:

    LaGlace, Alberta, Canada

    “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.” NIV

  28. 2128
    Lovella S. says:

    LaGlace, Alberta, Canada

    Oops!! I forgot my reference

    Ezekial 11:19

    “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.” NIV

  29. 2129
    Anita says:

    Psalm 16:5-6 (HCSB)
    Lord, You are my portion and my cup of blessing; You hold my future. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
    Justin, TX

  30. 2130
    Mary McBee, Orange TX says:

    “For I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,Do not fear; I will help you,”
    Isiah 41:13 NIV

  31. 2131
    Brandy mccombs says:

    Brandy Jay, OK. “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him i trouble; I will rescue him, and honor him” psalm 91:15 NASV

  32. 2132
    Jennifer Hart says:

    Jennifer, Tyler, Tx

    Isaiah 43:25 MSG

    But I, yes I, am the one who takes care of your sins-that’s what I do. I don’t keep a list of your sins.

  33. 2133
    Terra Martin says:

    Terra from Owasso, Oklahoma

    Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. Revelations 3:20 NLT

  34. 2134
    Amy Coxhead says:

    Amy Coxhead, Fort Collins, CO
    Psalm 73:23, NIV
    Yet I am always with you, you hold me by my right hand.

  35. 2135
    Tammy Grant says:

    “For where two or more are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
    Matthew 18:20 – ESV

  36. 2136
    Sherry says:

    Sherry Youngblood Jay, OK
    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philipians 4:8 (KJV)

  37. 2137
    Kendall Mambuca says:

    Kendall- Tulsa, OK

    The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8 (NIV)

  38. 2138
    Ann Gonzalez says:

    Ann Gonzalez
    San Antonio, TX
    “Praise thenLord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.” Psalm 103:20 NIV

  39. 2139
    Theresa Burwick says:

    Theresa, Cincinnati, So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Cor 4:18 NIV

  40. 2140
    Esther-Valencia CA says:

    How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.
    Psalm 36:7 NIV

  41. 2141
    Georgine East says:

    September 1 – Psalm 71:18 NIV

    Even when I am old and gray,
 do not forsake me, my God, 
till I declare your power to the next generation,
 your mighty acts to all who are to come.

    Georgine East
    Austin, TX

  42. 2142
    Holly Watson says:

    Holly, Ramona,CA; Romans 15:13 (NASB)
    “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

  43. 2143
    Ashley Moshell says:

    Ashley from Allen, TX
    Daniel 2:20 NIV (1 of 4 – doing verses 2-23 over a couple of months)
    “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.”

  44. 2144
    Judy Kaiser says:

    Psalm 18: 28-29 NIV
    You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning;
    my God turns my darkness into light.
    With Your help I can advance against a troop;
    with my God I can scale a wall.

  45. 2145
    Julie says:

    Julie, Sugar Land, TX
    “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
    Ephesians 4:32 NIV

  46. 2146
    Jill Sayles says:

    Jill Sayles, Puyallup, WA
    Romans 15:13, NLT
    “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

  47. 2147
    Doreen Trombley says:

    Menomonee Falls, WI

    No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has in store for those who love Him. (I Cor 2:3)

  48. 2148
    Abbie Conway says:

    Abbie, Katy: “For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edge sword, it penetrates even to dividing the soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 NIV

  49. 2149
    Tracy Baker says:

    Tracy baker Kountze, TX
    Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6 NASB

  50. 2150
    Tracy Baker says:

    Tracy, Kountze, TX
    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

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