2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 22!

Hey, Sweet Things! I’m writing you from the same pajamas I put on this morning after a bath. The flu hit the Moores and Jones with a fury at the first of the week and, at this point, Keith, Melissa, Annabeth, and I all have it. Our little four year old ran 103 degrees today. It broke our hearts. She’s been to the doctor and, needless to say, Amanda is not getting an inch from her. You will not waste a prayer on all of us and I’m going to stop and pray right now for those of you who are ailing or have sick families.

Gracious Father, touch us with Your outstretched hand, heal and restore us. Take authority over our bodies and our households and command all sickness to depart in Jesus’ Name. Forbid any further spread of viruses, Lord, and speak wellness and strength over us. Show tender mercies particularly to our young and our elderly. Grant us the wisdom to acknowledge Your goodness and faithfulness to us and to give You all glory for the full restoration of our health. Apply the power of the Cross to all that concerns us. You are worthy of all praise. By Christ’s stripes we are healed. You are faithful and true and we adore You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

At the first of the week before my fever spiked, God had me in Jeremiah 31. It is such a beautiful chapter of Scripture about restoration and the way back home for even the furthest wanderer. I’ll post the verse I found most visual as my selection for our 22nd entry. Here goes:

Beth, Houston. “I will say, ‘My dear children of Israel, keep in mind the road you took when you were carried off. Mark off in your minds the landmarks. Make a mental note of telltale signs marking the way back. Return, my dear children of Israel. Return to those cities of yours.'” Jeremiah 31:21 The NET Bible

I’m going to go ahead and post this an evening early in hopes of sleeping in a bit in the morning. I’m planning to be back at work with full strength on Monday, God willing and grace-bearing. I love you and it is such an honor to serve you.

OK, Sisters! Let’s hear your verses! Only 3 more to go!





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  1. 51
    Shelly Elston says:

    Shelly Elston, Portland, OR

    Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they say or do something that you don’t agree with — even when it seems they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently.

    Romans 14:1 (The MESSAGE)

  2. 52
    Karen Sill says:

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9 NIV)  

  3. 53
    Janet S. says:

    Bemus Point, NY

    Isaiah 30:18 (NIV)

    Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
    therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
    For the LORD is a God of justice.
    Blessed are all who wait for him!

    and in French:

    Esaie 30:18 (BDS)

    Et pourtant, l’Eternel attend le moment de vous faire grace et il se levera pour vous manifester sa compassion, car l’Eternel est un Dieu juste.
    Heureux tous ceux qui se confient en lui!

  4. 54

    Lyli, Fort Lauderdale:

    “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. / For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalms 100:4-5, NIV).

  5. 55
    Carolyn says:

    And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
    Hebrews 13:16 NIV

    Oceanside Ca

  6. 56
    Cindy says:

    Cindy, living in Cochem, Germany: Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:68-69 (NIV)

  7. 57
    Leslie says:

    Leslie, Central Asia

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

    Rom. 15:13, ESV

  8. 58
    Dayna Tirado says:

    Dayna, Bedford, VA
    For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.
    2 Timothy 1:7 HCSB

  9. 59
    Myra Gentry says:

    Myra, London, England
    “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

  10. 60
    Nicole Hudnall says:

    Nicole Hudnall, Lynchburg, VA
    My child, never forget the things I have taught you. Store my commands in your heart. (Proverbs 3:1 NLT)

  11. 61
    StacieHope365 says:

    Psalm 139:21 ESV

    Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord ? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?

    Livonia, Mi

    PS…I pray the Blood of Jesus on your entire family fighting this virus. Xoxo ♥♥♥

  12. 62
    Sherry says:

    Sherry Winston-Salem, NC
    We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.
    Psalm 33:20

  13. 63
    Suzan, Beckley WV says:

    Ecclesiastes 7:13
    Consider the work of God,
    For He is able to straighten what He has bent

  14. 64
    MaryJo says:

    MaryJo, Indianapolis

    What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived – the things God has prepared for those who love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV)

  15. 65
    Julia Stevens Hill says:

    Julia Stevens Hill — Anniston, Alabama
    Matthew 22:37-39 NIV
    Jesus replied, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”

  16. 66
    Mary kell says:

    Mary, Lilburn GA. And now oh Israel, what does The LORD your God ask of you but to fear The Lord your God, to walk in all his ways,to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Deut 10:12

  17. 67
    Danyelle says:

    Dayton, OH

    For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,
    Colossians 1:9 (NIV)

  18. 68
    Marilyn says:

    Marlyn, Amarillo, TX “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100:4, 5 ESV)

  19. 69
    Dawn says:

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

  20. 70
    Pamela says:

    Pamela. New Bern, NC

    But whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God is perfected. This is how we know we are in Him:
    2 John 2:5 HCSB

  21. 71
    Terri says:

    Terri, Papua New Guinea. “the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.” Psalm 121:6, NIV.

  22. 72
    Debby from Akron, OH says:

    Hebrews 4:16 NIV84 “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

  23. 73
    Janae says:

    Janae – Riverside, PA “But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.” Psalm 3:3 (NKJ)

  24. 74
    Stephanie King says:

    Stephanie King – Richardson, TX

    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

    Psalm 118:1 NIV

  25. 75
    Cindy Strong says:

    Cindy, Biloxi, MS

    And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

    Philippians 4:19 NIV

    I am so praying you, your family and others who may be stricken with the flu! I have been spared thus far.

  26. 76
    Linda Duff says:

    Linda – Spring, Texas
    And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering.
    Jude 22 NLT

  27. 77
    Emily Nye says:

    Indianapolis, IN
    The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. (Psalm 19:1 NIV)

  28. 78
    Linda Smith says:

    Linda Smith, Little Rock, AR But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 NASB

  29. 79
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Dedham, MA: “May integrity and uprightness protect me,
    because my hope, Lord, is in you.” Psalm 25:22 (NIV)

  30. 80
    Valerie McFarland says:

    Valerie, Clinton, Me
    “The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, ‘Destroy them!'” Deuteronomy 33:27 NIV

  31. 81
    Paula from Tyler says:

    Dear children, let us not love with words and speech but with actions and jn truth.

  32. 82
    Julie Speyer says:

    Julie, Madison, GA

    You have made known to me the paths of life; You will make me full of joy with your presence.
    Acts 2:28 NET

  33. 83
    Karen Stowe says:

    Karen S, Norfolk, VA: I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. Proverbs 139:22 (NIV)

  34. 84
    Gay says:

    Round Rock, Tx
    “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.”
    Isaiah 41:13. NIV

  35. 85
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl Midlothian va

    And to know God’s love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled with
    the measure of all the fullness of a God
    Esph 3:19 NIV

  36. 86
    SandyT/kc says:

    “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Matthew 6:34 The Message

  37. 87
    Rene' Pingel says:

    Rene’, Cape Girardeau, MO
    For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “YES” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV

  38. 88
    Cheryl H. says:

    Cheryl H., Huntington, WV For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. Hosea 6:6 ESV

  39. 89
    Danita says:

    Danita, Lake in the Hills, IL

    Joshua 24:15 CEV

    But if you don’t want to worship the Lord, then choose right now! Will you worship the same idols your ancestors did? Or since you’re living on land that once belonged to the Amorites, maybe you’ll worship their gods. I won’t. My family and I are going to worship and obey the Lord!

  40. 90
    Melissa Stephens of Gardendale, Alabama says:

    I John 5:4 (NIV)
    for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

  41. 91
    Carol, Tallmadge, OH says:

    Ps. 119:66
    Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments. NASB

  42. 92
    Jen B. says:

    Jen from Wyoming

    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

    Matthew 5:6 NIV

  43. 93
    Ro from Corpus Christi says:

    16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

    2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 NIV

  44. 94
    Melissa Ford says:


    Revelation 4:8
    New International Version (NIV)
    8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying:

    “‘Holy, holy, holy

    is the Lord God Almighty,’[a]

    who was, and is, and is to come.”

    Hope you all feel better soon!

  45. 95
    Sue says:

    Sue Big Rapids, MI
    Ps 91:14 NASB Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him;I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.

  46. 96
    Tammy Kron says:

    Lusby, MD

    Psalm 37:5. NKJV
    Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.

  47. 97
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort” ~2 Corinthians 1:3

  48. 98
    Diane from Centerville UT says:

    NKJV Eph. 2:8-9 Fore by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God,, not or works, lest any man should boast”.

  49. 99
    Lindsey Jenkins says:

    Lindsey, Nashville, TN “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8 NIV

  50. 100
    Kim Dot Joy says:

    Kim; Poplar Bluff, MO. “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 (NIV)

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