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. 2251
    Sarah S. says:

    Sarah S., McKinney, TX, Ephesians 3:18 NIV

    “may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,”

  2. 2252
    Joan - Redkey says:

    Ask and it will be given; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall open unto you.

    Matthew 7:7 KJ

  3. 2253
    Sheri says:

    Sheri Milwaukee, WI

    “Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring: My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.”

    James 3:11-12 NIV

  4. 2254
    Deanna, College Station, TX says:

    “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…
    Matthew 28:20 NIV

  5. 2255
    Deanna, College Station, TX says:

    “…and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
    Matthew 28:20 NIV

  6. 2256
    Deanna, College Station, TX says:

    “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
    Matthew 11:20 NIV

  7. 2257
    Deanna, College Station, TX says:

    “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
    Matthew 11:29 NIV

  8. 2258
    Sally says:

    Sally from Baton Rouge
    Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
    Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

  9. 2259
    kami says:

    Kami, Dallas, TX: “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” Hk. 3:17-18

  10. 2260
    Johnine says:

    Johnine from Murfreesboro, TN
    If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed by Father’s commands and remain in His love. John 15:10 NIV

  11. 2261
    Natalie Robertson says:

    Natalie from Frisco, TX

    “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.”
    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

  12. 2262
    AnnaRuth says:

    Anna, Little Elm, TX

    Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.

    Psalm 46:10 (NIV84)

  13. 2263
    Rhonda Green says:

    Rhonda, Anderson, IN
    I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
    Gal 5:16 HCSB

  14. 2264
    Pat says:

    “Do not conform any longer to the pattern 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 12:2

    Crawfordsville, IN

  15. 2265
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn R.
    Houston, Tx

    And I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?” Nehemiah 6:3 ESV

  16. 2266
    Holly Moore says:

    Holly from Alpharetta, GA

    The wind blows, and we are gone— as though we had never been here.

    Psalm 103: 16 NLT

  17. 2267
    Sally says:

    Sally from Baton Rouge
    Romans 10:13 (NIV)
    for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

  18. 2268
    Jennifer B says:

    Jennifer from Gaithersburg, MD

    “…those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” (Proverbs 11:25b NLT)

  19. 2269
    Kelly Tootle says:

    Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands. Serve the LORD with gladness; come before His presence with singing. Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100 (NKJV)

  20. 2270
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer from Wilmington, DE

    Consider it pure JOY, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
    – James 1:2-3 (NIV/84)

  21. 2271
    Susan says:

    Susan, Atlanta, GA
    And I pray that the sharing of your faith my become effective for the full knowledge of every good think that is in us for the sake of Christ.
    Philemon 1:6 ESV

  22. 2272
    letsroll says:

    Janice, Tulsa.
    Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Ephesians 6:16 KJV

  23. 2273
    Susan says:

    A mocker seeks wisdom and never finds it, but knowledge comes easy to those with understanding.

    Proverbs 14: 6
    Kansas City

  24. 2274
    Paula says:

    Atlanta, TX
    How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
    How great is the sum of them!
    Psalm 139:17 NKJV

  25. 2275
    Tiffany Tennant says:

    The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace. (Psalms 29:11 NLT)

  26. 2276
    Kaiva Lacis-Huff says:

    Kaiva from Chicago,

    Lord, your discipline is good, for it leads to life and health.
    You restore my health and allow me to live.

    Isaiah 38:16

  27. 2277
    Laurel Clark says:

    Psalm 86:3 NKJV

    Be merciful to me O Lord, For I cry out to You all day long.

  28. 2278
    Sally says:

    Sally from Baton Rouge
    John 15:5 (NIV)
    “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

  29. 2279
    Lisa Kreutzer says:

    Lisa, Wichita, KS
    NIV Matthew 11:20. Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.

  30. 2280
    Sara G. says:

    Sara, Plymouth, IN

    I will heal their waywardness and loves them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.

    Hosea 14:4

  31. 2281
    Becky Peurifoy says:


  32. 2282
    Whitney says:

    Whitney from Russellville, TN
    Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:3. TNIV

  33. 2283
    Jamie says:

    Jamie in Mason,OH

    In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

    Job 12:10 NIV

  34. 2284
    Lea R says:

    Olathe, KS
    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
    1 peter 5:6-8

  35. 2285
    Nesha says:

    Nesha, Mechanicsville, VA

    ‘I am The Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?’
    Jeremiah 32:27. NIV

  36. 2286
    waylene says:

    Waylene, Bellevue WA;

    Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Is 26:3 KJV

  37. 2287
    Dawn says:

    Dawn – Pampa, TX

    John 15:13 NIV

    Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

  38. 2288
    Tricia Neumann says:

    Conroe, TX

    “I shake with fear, I shudder from head to foot. ‘Who will give me wings’ I ask – ‘wings like a dove?’ Get me out of here on dove wings; I want some peace and quiet. I want a walk in the country, I want a cabin in the woods.”

    Psalm 55:5-7
    The Message

  39. 2289

    Bev, Austin.
    “For this reason I bow my knees, that according to the riches of His Glory, He may grant you to be strengthened with power in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” Ephesians 3:14-17 ESV

  40. 2290
    Kelly E Tootle says:

    The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10. (NKJV)

  41. 2291
    stephanie Arnett says:

    stephanie, houston
    How precious are your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
    Psalm 139:17 NIV

  42. 2292
    Inez Barnes says:

    Inez Barnes
    Hamburg, AR

    Psalm 89:15-16 NIV

    I have set the LORD always before me
    Because He is at my right hand I will not be shaken

  43. 2293
    Gina Tompkins says:

    Gina, Tulsa
    The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 peter 4:7,8 NIV

  44. 2294
    Arielle S., Houston, TX says:

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

    Luke 1:45 (NIV84)

  45. 2295
    Alicia Lowery says:

    Alicia, Gulfport, MS

    How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!

    Psalm 139:17 NIV

  46. 2296
    Shellye Sparks of. Queen City, TX says:

    Revelation 4:8b NIV
    …”Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”

  47. 2297
    Angela says:

    Angela Greenville Ohio
    Luke 7:47 NLT
    “I tell you, her sins- and they are many= have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.”

  48. 2298
    Lisa Auten says:

    Lisa Auten, Rogers, AR: “How great are your works, Lord, how profound your thoughts!” Psalm 92: 5 NIV

  49. 2299
    Julie Huffman says:

    Julie Huffman, Springdale, AR: “How great are your works, Lord, how profound your thoughts!” Psalm 92: 5 NIV

  50. 2300
    karina allen says:

    Karina A.
    Baton Rouge, La.

    “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him.”

    Job 13:15

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