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. 2151
    Melissa Sosebee says:

    Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

    Proverbs 11:2 (NLT)

    Waco, TX

  2. 2152
    Alexia Gossett says:

    Alexia-Champaign, IL

    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

    Matthew 11:28 NIV

  3. 2153
    Jeri Wood says:

    Jeri, Lynchburg, VA. “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed….nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 NIV 84

  4. 2154
    Bethany says:

    Bethany, Pittsburgh

    Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

    1 Peter 5:8

  5. 2155
    Shera Jenkins says:

    Shera. Lynchburg, VA

    1 Thessalonians 1:5a
    …. our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; …. ASV

  6. 2156
    Margie Pendergraft says:

    Margie Allen,TX
    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Eph 1:3 NIV

  7. 2157
    Carissa says:

    Mound City, KS

    If I speak in the tounges of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

    1 Corinthians 13:1 NIV

  8. 2158
    Nedrea Haley says:

    Nedrea Haley from Hoover, Alabama

    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2. (NIV)

  9. 2159
    Stephanie Mitchell says:

    September 1, 2013
    Stephanie Mitchell, Biloxi MS

    Proverbs 3:35 (NIV)
    The wise inherit honor, but fools get only shame.

  10. 2160
    Stephanie Mitchell says:

    September 15
    Stephanie Mitchell, Biloxi MS

    Proverbs 20:9 (NIV)

    Who can say “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?

  11. 2161
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Locust Grove, GA
    Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power.
    Ephesians 3:7 ESV

  12. 2162
    Almut says:

    Almut, Liverpool, GB

    I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

    Romans 12,1 ESV

  13. 2163
    Sarah Cox says:

    Sarah from Jay, Ok

    “And ye fathers provoke not your children to wrath, but bring the up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
    Ephesians 6:4 (KJV)

  14. 2164
    Taylor says:

    Taylor, Elma NY

    Psalm 37:37 (NLT)

    Look at those who are honest and good, for a wonderful future awaits those who love peace!


  15. 2165
    Taylor says:

    Taylor, Elma NY

    Psalm 141:3 (NCV)

    Lord, help me control my tongue; help me be careful about what I say.


  16. 2166
    Tina says:

    Waxahachie, Texas

    Ephesians 6:11 (NIV)

    “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

  17. 2167
    Shelly says:

    Shelly Hough
    Gordon, Texas

    Ephesians 3:16-21
    I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
    Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus through out all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

  18. 2168
    Lauren says:

    Lauren Mendoza Cypress CA

    No distrust made him waiver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.

    Romans 4:20-21; ESV

  19. 2169

    Cara, Highlands Ranch, “Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body she was freed from her suffering.” Mark 5:29, NIV

  20. 2170
    Penny Burke says:

    Penny, Cincinnati. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23, NIV

  21. 2171
    Mel Ann Sullivan says:

    Mel Ann Sullivan – Millry, AL – Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers and sisters, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. If anyone does not stumble in what is says, he is a perfect man able to keep his whole body in check. James 3:1-2 NLT

  22. 2172
    Vanessa says:

    Vanessa Brown from Anderson, SC:
    For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Luke 6:45 (NIV)

  23. 2173
    DLynn Miracle says:

    September 1
    DLynn; Argyle, TX
    1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV
    4. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

  24. 2174
    Sherrie, Leesburg, VA says:

    James 2:19

    New International Version (NIV)

    You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.

  25. 2175
    Melanie Cooke says:

    Commit your way to The Lord trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass.
    Psalm 37:5 nkj

  26. 2176
    Stephanie says:

    Stephanie – Tampa, FL

    For we are God’s masterpiece. he has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10

  27. 2177
    Charlotte Good says:

    Charlotte Good
    Mesquite, Texas

    But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
    2Thessalonians 3:3 NIV

  28. 2178
    Beth Reid says:

    Beth, London Ontario

    Ephesians 4:29 NIV

    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.

  29. 2179
    Jennine says:

    . . . He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms

    Ephesians 1:20

  30. 2180
    Amanda (Olive Branch, MS) says:

    Forgive my tardiness in posting September verses. School has been really busy since I started a new school and new position.

    “You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me.”

    Psalm 119:114 (The Message)

  31. 2181
    Michelle Harvey says:

    Michelle, Auburn, IN
    I have beheld You in the sanctuary and have seen Your power and Your glory.
    Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.
    Psalm 63:2-3 NIV

  32. 2182
    Victoria M says:

    Victoria M
    Greenbrier AR

    John 11:35
    Jesus wept

  33. 2183
    Lauren Bain says:

    Lauren, San Marcos, Tx. “The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.” Proverbs 15:33 NIV

  34. 2184
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Kingwood
    “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
    Isaiah 30:21 NIV

  35. 2185
    Lori says:

    Bangor, Maine

    O God of my fathers, I acknowledge and glorify You, for You have bestowed wisdom and power on me. Now You have enabled me to understand what I requested from you. For You have enabled me to understand the king’s dilemma.

    Daniel 2:23 ( NET)

  36. 2186
    Donna says:

    Donna, Fort Wayne, IN
    For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— (Romans 5:7 ESV)

  37. 2187
    Catherine says:

    Catherine ~ Grants Pass, OR
    “If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.” John 15:6 (NIV)

  38. 2188
    Mandy Eley says:

    Mandy, Watkinsville, GA
    Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)- “Now to Him who is able to…”

  39. 2189
    Cindy Childers says:

    Cindy, New York City (catching up….we moved from VA to NYC in August)

    “For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.”
    1 Corinthians 4:20 NIV

  40. 2190
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth, Gainesville, GA
    “We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.”
    Colossians 1:28

  41. 2191
    Mary McBee, Orange ,TX says:

    Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees! Then, I will not be ashamed when I compare my live with Your commands. Psalms 119:5-6

  42. 2192
    Judy, Terrace, Canada says:

    1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV

    So whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it for the glory of God.

  43. 2193
    Gail Jones says:

    Gail Jones
    Decatur, TX

    Psalm 51:18 NIV

    In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.

  44. 2194
    Ronda says:

    I Peter 2:9
    You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

  45. 2195
    Skylar Artigue says:

    Let your speech always be gracious,seasoned with salt,so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
    Colossians 4:6

  46. 2196
    Meredith says:

    Meredith, Blacksburg, VA

    Even youths shall faint and be weary,
    and young men shall fall exhausted

    Isaiah 40:30 ESV

  47. 2197
    Summer says:

    Summer, McCurtain, OK
    Therefore, get your mind ready for action, being self disciplined. 1 Peter 1:13 HCSB

  48. 2198
    Tina says:

    Tina, Cincinnati Ohio – Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (NIV)

  49. 2199
    Melissa J says:

    Melissa J – Houston, TX

    Ephesians 5:21 NIV

    Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

  50. 2200
    SandraG - Mansfield, TX says:

    “Now all glory to God who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or imagine. Glory to Him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever.” Ephesians 3:20-21

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