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. 2201
    Amanda (Olive Branch, MS) says:

    “O my people, trust in Him at all times. Pour out your heart to Him, for God is our refuge.”

    Psalm 62:8 (NLT)

  2. 2202
    Sharon J. says:

    SHaron Modesto,ca.
    Ps 16:2 NIV
    I said to the LORD,”You are my LORD, apart from you I have no good thing!!!
    True that!

  3. 2203
    Lila says:

    Lila, Salem, OR
    In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust His holy name.
    Psalms 33:21 (NIV)

  4. 2204
    Tami Spence says:

    ” I can do everything through him who gives me strenth.”

    Phillipians 4:13

  5. 2205
    Brandy Sermons says:

    Lynchburg, VA.

    Proverbs 29:25 (English Standard Version)

    The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.

  6. 2206
    Deanna says:

    For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits. James 1:11 NKJV

  7. 2207
    Theresa Bradford says:

    Theresa Bradford – Pace, Florida

    Genesis 28:16 (NIV)
    Then Jacob woke up and thought “Surely, the LORD is in this place but I did not realize it.”

  8. 2208
    Jennie Freeman says:

    Jennie F. from Long Creek, Oregon. “No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgement. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from Me, declares the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17 ESV

  9. 2209
    Stephanie McKenzie says:

    Stephanie McKenzie – Red Deer, Alberta
    For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14

  10. 2210
    Janet from FL says:

    Janet from Port Orange
    (Psalm 119:105) Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path.

  11. 2211
    Andrea says:

    Orlando, FL

    Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. Revelation 21:17 NKJV

  12. 2212
    Sally says:

    Sally from Baton Rouge
    Romans 3:22-23 (NIV)
    This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

  13. 2213
    Stacy, Spring Tx says:

    Isaiah 41:13(NIV)
    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.

  14. 2214
    Katherine P. says:

    Katherine from The Woodlands, TX

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

    1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV)

  15. 2215
    Selina says:

    Selina, Aberdeen. “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17 NKJV

  16. 2216
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Greenfield, Indiana “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts you” Isaiah 26:3 NIV

  17. 2217
    Carol Lawrence says:

    Carol, Poplar Bluff, MO

    Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
    Psalm 62:8 NIV

  18. 2218
    Tina says:

    Tina, Houston, TX
    Be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. 1Peter 4:7

  19. 2219
    DeAnn says:

    What then shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
    Romans 8:31 NIV

  20. 2220
    Kelly Tootle says:

    But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, the peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. James 3:17. (NKJV)

  21. 2221
    Stacey Emmott says:

    Stacey, Tomball, Psalm 103:17

    But from everlasting to everlasting the Lords love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children, with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.

  22. 2222
    Lindsay W says:

    Lindsay, Albuquerque, NM “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.” Isaiah 40:28

    Kelsie, Albuquerque, NM “Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.” Proverbs 4:13 NIV

    Alysa, Albuquerque, NM “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” Proverbs 30:5 KJV

  23. 2223
    Leanne Swanson says:

    Leanne, Billings, MT

    “Rather train yourself for godliness, for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”
    1 Timothy 4:7b-8 ESV

  24. 2224
    Julie DeTemple says:

    “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to His service.”
    1 Timothy 1:12 (NIV)

  25. 2225
    k.joy says:

    k.joy from Lancaster, PA

    Understand, therefore, that The Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and constantly loves those who love him and obey his commands.

    Deuteronomy 7:9 NLT

  26. 2226
    Kathy French says:

    Kathy French, Austin,
    “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 NIV

  27. 2227
    Allison L. says:

    Allison L. Tulsa, OK

    I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. he will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber. Indeed the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep.

    Psalm 121:1-4, HCSB

  28. 2228
    Kim, San Angelo says:

    But You are a shield around me, O Lord; You bestow glory on me and lift up my head. Psalm 3:5 NIV

  29. 2229
    Pammela Wynn says:

    Pamm W. from Albuquerque, NM
    Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)
    “Though the mountains be shaken in the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, ” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

  30. 2230
    Kirby Ray says:

    Kirby from Parsons, KS

    “He answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind,” and “Love your neighbor as yourself”. Luke 10:27 NIV

  31. 2231
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, Whitewater, KS
    “For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God].”
    1 Corinthians 13:12, Amplified

  32. 2232
    Sara G. says:

    Sara, Plymouth, IN

    Devote yourselves to prayer, be watchful and thankful.

    Colossians 4:2

  33. 2233
    Jennifer Craven says:

    Jennifer in Winston-Salem, NC

    No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
    I John 4:12

  34. 2234
    Lisa Sams says:

    Lisa S, Plano TX

    John 13:34 ESV

    A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

  35. 2235
    Jennifer B says:

    Jennifer B
    Plano, TX
    Psalm 121:5 (HCSB)
    The Lord protects you;
    the Lord is a shelter right by your side.

  36. 2236
    Nancy Lyons says:

    Nancy – Grand Haven, MI
    Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
    Psalm 19:14 (KJV)

  37. 2237
    Rena says:

    Rena, Tulsa. “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” -Colossians 3:13 NIV (’84)

  38. 2238
    Mei says:

    Mei, Easley SC:
    Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Romans 4:18

  39. 2239
    Dawn Bouchard says:

    Dawn, Beavercreek, OH

    Psalm 34:14 (NLT)

    “Turn away from evil and do good.
    Search for peace, and work to maintain it.”

  40. 2240
    Carol says:

    Carol Kirby, Amarillo, TX
    But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, (1 Peter 3:15 NIV)

  41. 2241
    Annissa Giesbrecht says:

    St. Catharines, Ontario, CANADA

    2 Corinthians 4:8 NCV
    We have troubles all around us but we are not defeated. We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living.

  42. 2242
    Emilie says:

    Emilie Eaton, IN
    Matthew 11:28 NIV
    Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

  43. 2243
    Beth P says:

    Beth, Roswell, GA
    “…and let us run with endurance the race God has set before us…by keeping our eyes on Jesus…”
    Hebrews 12 – last part of 1 & first part of 2

  44. 2244
    Carol says:

    Carol Kirby, Amarillo TX
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, Philippians 2:3

  45. 2245
    Sue Nutter says:

    Sue, Standish, ME

    Psalm 73:26 NIV

    My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

  46. 2246

    And Joshua said to the people, “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow The Lord will do wonders among you.” Joshua 3:5. (NKJV)

  47. 2247
    Lisa Riley says:

    Lisa Riley from Sussex, WI

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

    1 Cor 13:1 (NIV)

  48. 2248
    Glenda Durano says:

    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. Proverbs 3:5-6

  49. 2249
    Rachel Ravellette says:

    Rachel R., Lafayette, IND: “What mighty praise, O God, belongs to you in Zion!” – Psalm 65:1a, NLT

  50. 2250
    Nancy Redkey says:

    Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed,
    save me and I will be saved,
    for you are the one I praise.

    Jeremiah 17:14 NIV

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